Price Band: £1000 - £1395
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Current rating for The Ceilidh Band: 5 out of 5 (1 vote).
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The Ceilidh Band
The Ceilidh band are wedding entertainment specialists but are highly experienced with all types of events from corporate or charity functions to birthdays and student nights. Whatever the event they're the perfect party band for you!
Their 12 years experience in providing quality music and expert Calling is what gets them asked back for repeat bookings with prestigious clients such as Sting, BBC, Herbert Smith, Vinopolis and Bijou Weddings… and what's made them renowned as the top London Ceilidh band!
They're best known as a Scottish Ceilidh band but regularly transform into an Irish Ceili band, English Barn Dance band or American Hoedown band. They've even been known to perform Reeling Balls and Scottish Country Dancing nights as well!
Their unique combination of traditional tunes & ceilidh dances with a modern, funky rhythm appeals to everyone and their accomplished, professional musicians provide the right level of sophistication and high energy entertainment to any event.
The standard 5-piece line up of Caller+Fiddle, Fiddle, Guitar/Keys, Bass and Drums combines the dynamic fiddle styles of a traditional ceilidh band with the modern, funky rhythm section of a function band.
They regularly play as a 6 or 7-piece as well and offer line-upÂ’s to the size of a 10-piece bandÂ… You can augment your line-up to create the band youÂ’re looking for - choosing from an array of traditional instruments (flute, pipes, accordion, whistles, etc) and more contemporary additions
They can also provide a number of optional extras, lessening the stress of organising an event by booking with just one supplier: The most popular is their after ceilidh DISCO - cheaper than booking a separate DJ!
Or they can transform into another format for live background music before your ceilidh Â– from a Solo musician (Piper, Flautist, Jazz Pianist, Classical Guitarist, Violinist etc) to a Classical quartet or Jazz Trio, Celtic / Jazz Duo's (fiddle+guitar / flute+piano / fiddle+fiddle / Piano and Double Bass etc.) and many moreÂ…
They have an array of multi talented musicians at their disposal so just let them know what they are looking for!
We have a full top of the range PA with LED Lighting to light the band & a 2 disco lights for the dance floor. Additional up lighters for the room can be hired from us for an additional fee.
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands.
Sting (twice!) : BBC 2 - Great British Menu : E4 – Made in Chelsea : BBC Three : Channel 4 - Gok Wan's Fashion Fix : Amnesty International : Orange : Vodafone : RAF : Gareth Malone (BBC 2's "The Choir") : National Geographic Society : Hermes : London Scottish : BP International : Save the Children : Unicef : BP Castrol : Dunhumby : Royal Academy of Music : Apple : Royal College of Music : Trinity College of Music : MOD : NHS : CBI : ICI : Pearson Education : Herbert Smith LLP : Amnesty International : Mencap : Royal Canin : Serco : South Bank Centre : Al Ain Hilton, United Arab Emirates : Hammersmith Irish Centre and many more...
Dear Ali and band, Chris and I wanted to say a big thank you for the fantastic ceilidh you performed at our wedding at Bartholomew Barn on 8th August. The music was super and the caller was so patient with us! We have been to a few weddings with a ceilidh but we must say you guys were the best we have listened and danced too. We have had many people saying how much they enjoyed it, the dance floor was full pretty much the whole evening with all ages enjoying themselves including my 4 year old god daughter! It was also great that you were able to take care of the disco music afterwards too. We will happily recommend you to anyone looking for a cool ceilidh band!! Thank you again for helping to make our day so wonderful. . Best wishes"
- Natasha and Chris: Wedding: August 2014: Kirdford, West Sussex
"Hi Ali, Just wanted to say a huge thank you from me and Nic for performing at our wedding. We had a great time (although Nic struggled to dance in her dress unfortunately). The music was great and the ceilidh created an exciting atmosphere, just what we needed! Thank you again,"
- Daniel & Nicola: August 2014: Wedding: Lains Barn, Wantage
"Hi Ali, Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band for a very enjoyable evening at The Royal Chace in Enfield. The music was wonderful and the very patient caller helped everyone to enjoy the dancing and take part. So many people at the party said that they loved the ceilidh and my nieces have said they may contact you for their future weddings! We will try and get to Cecil Sharp House next time the band are playing to enjoy it all over again. Thanks also to you for your great organising. Kind Regards"
- Irene Hollamby: August 2014: Silver Wedding Anniversary: London
"We were so impressed with the bands performance, it was such an upbeat event and got everyone from all ages and nationalities (Iranian, Swedish, German, French) up dancing. Sarah and I really loved every moment of it and we would 100% recommend you guys. We’d love to try and come again to one of the Ceilidh Club gigs nearer Christmas time and say hello. Let us know if you have any dates between christmas and new year time or the beginning of December. Cheers,"
- Neil: Wedding: July 2014: Great Fosters, Egham
"Dear Ali, Thank you so much for playing for us on the opening night of our Conference. The delegates said that they thoroughly enjoyed it and many of them cited it as one of their favourite sessions on the feedback forms. We had a lot of positive comments from the delegates who said they thought it was the best Conference yet and your session certainly had a large part to play in that response. I am sorry I did not get a chance to talk to you very much, but hope you felt well looked after. Please thank all of your team, they were wonderful. Thank you again for helping to make the 2014 IDTC such a success."
- Jan Chope: Dance Teacher Conference @ Royal Ballet School (2nd year running) : August 2014
"Hi Ali, I’m sorry that it’s taken me a wee while to get in touch following our wedding on 2nd August at Barnsley House. I’m sure you’ll appreciate that it’s been a bit of a whirlwind since our wedding but we’ve now returned to normal life after a fabulous break to Italy and I thought I’d write to pass on our immense thanks to the band. We have so many happy memories of the day but the ceilidh certainly shines out as a highlight and that is very much down to the band and in particular Francesca for being so enthusiastic despite the small size of the room! Indeed I can’t fault the band at all – everything was just perfect. The band’s attention to detail and professionalism was spot on and fitted in perfectly with our day. Thank you so much for making our day so special. It was particularly pleasing to see so many of my family and friends enjoying a dance – especially those who have never been to a ceilidh before!!! I hope that the band equally enjoyed the (slightly crazy) crowd? And it was a great surprise to see the band took a picture in the photobooth – what a great pic!!!! Thank you again and if you ever need or would like a reference I would be absolutely delighted to help – please let me know – and if I ever need a ceilidh band I definitely know who to contact… I very much hope to be at a Licence to Ceilidh event again in the future! You are brilliant!!!! Kind regards"
- Craig and Lucy: August 2014: Wedding: nr Cirencester
2014 Wedding Industry Winners: Best Live Act in London & the South East.
Almost everyone can join in with a ceilidh so it's the ideal thing to get all your guests dancing.
Traditional music with a modern twist!
The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.
Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.
(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)
Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.
Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.
(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)