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The Sassenachs Ceilidh Band
(40)

2 Piece Ceilidh Band with Caller - 1 Hour

Verified bookings: 6
A unique ceilidh / barn dance experience; expertly explained, clearly demonstrated and easy to get in to. Great fun for all ages and abilities! A 2-piece band consisting of a live violinist and drummer / caller combination. Our drummer plays a drum kit and also utilises backing tracks and samples of other instruments providing an amazing full sound at a lower cost to the client. The musicians can also demonstrate and teach the dances too!
From: £950 per event
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Shenanigans Irish Music Duo
(37)

Traditional Irish Music Duo - 1 Hour

Verified bookings: 71
We will arrive early to set up our PA and will play for 1 hour. Shenanigans Irish Music Duo, consist of Alan playing the Guitar and providing the vocals plus Steve on the fiddle. We are both accomplished musicians and provide a lively and varied evening of Traditional Irish Music ie Songs Jigs and Reels. Book Shenanigans you wont regret it. Below is a recommendation from a satisfied customer. "Shenanigans, Alan and Steve were fantastic. Everyone at our party thoroughly enjoyed their outstanding performance. They are excellent musicians and Alan has a super voice for Irish songs, both soft and strong. Steve's fiddle playing was superb and complemented Alan's voice and guitar. They were happy to play requests from the audience and had a great interaction with the audience. We would definitely book them again as would most of the people present. As someone who goes to a lot of live music events I was really impressed."
From: £325 per event
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Blag
(23)

Celtic and World Music Trio - 2 X 50 Minutes

Verified bookings: 50
Thanks so much for your enquiry. We would be delighted to play for your event. We play all sorts of celtic music from traditional jigs and reels, to contemporary Irish folk rock and many other styles of music from around the world, such as songs by Van Morrison / Ed Sheeran / Eagle Eyed Cherry / Paul Weller / The Pogues / The Waterboys / Thin Lizzy and many others. We can also play gypsy jazz and latin jazz if clients also like those styles. We have our own lighting and sound system which you are welcome to use to play your own music around our live set. We arrive one hour before our performance to set up our instruments, PA system and lighting. We then play two 50 minute sets with a short interval. Please do look at our reviews, as they give a good idea of our performances. Please see our soundcloud in our profile. There you will be able to hear some samples of our music! We look forward to hearing from you. With best wishes David Morgan BLAG
From: £650 per event
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BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown
(43)

BLACK VELVET BAND GYPSY JAZZ, FOLKY POP & HILLBILLY HOEDOWN BAND

Verified bookings: 43
BLACK VELVET BAND GYPSY JAZZ, FOLKY POP & HILLBILLY HOEDOWN BAND - The smallest unit available is a duo comprising two musicians (guitar/vocals & fiddle) to perform either 3 x 40 min or 2 x 60 min sets of Folky Pop, Gypsy Jazz and Hillbilly Hoedown songs in a 3 hour period. Additional musicians increase the price by £175.00 a man. Accordion and or double bass are available. The price is based on the band arriving 1 hour before the 1st set is due to start. It takes 30 mins to set up the band's PA system. Background music will be played through the PA system for 30 mins before the 1st set and between the 1st and 2nd sets. Here are some recent reviews of the band's performance:- Here are some reviews of the band in action:- Black Velvet Folky Pop Duo – Wedding – April 6th, 2019 “A great bunch of lads who made our wedding reception swing. Their set was exactly what we wanted and set exactly the right atmosphere. They even let me take the mic for 2 songs. Which they probably regretted within seconds! A great choice for any kind of party.” Ben Hawkes Irish Night to celebrate St Patrick’s Day – Lawrence Weston Social Club – March 16th 2019 Well what can I say? Johnny and Jase are a great duo! They performed a super mix of Irish songs and tunes and had people up dancing all night. Would highly recommend. Karl Baxter Black Velvet Band Irish Duo – St Patrick’s Day at Westbury Conservative Club – March 17th 2019 What a great way to celebrate St Patrick’s day at our Cons club! The performance went amazingly well! The dance floor was full on a SUNDAY AFTERNOON?? I put that down to the guys who played songs and tunes with such an exciting beat that you just couldn’t stay still. The whole afternoon was huge fun. I highly recommend the band. Stephen Jones Hannah and Deryk’s Ceilidh – February 2019 We absolutely loved having Black Velvet Band play our wedding ceilidh at Clearwell Castle. My husband is from Scotland so we wanted a traditional Scottish ceilidh feel with some of the classics, and we were not disappointed! We had a good feeling about Black Velvet band from the moment we booked them – and sure enough, Mike and the guys were absolutely fantastic and made our evening party a huge success. The band were great and the instructions on the ceilidh dances were so helpful; even those of our party who may not have normally danced were up there loving life on the dancefloor. The fun and friendly atmosphere they created was just fab and so different from your ‘usual’ evening do. All our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the ceilidh and some said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. We would 100% book the band again and recommend them to friends. Thank you for contributing to the best day of both our lives. Hannah and Deryk Hunter Black Velvet Band Hoedown Duo – Wild West Garden Party – July 12th, 2018 “Mike and Jon pitched the performance perfectly for the Fleur de Lis Retirement Home’s garden party in Romsey. The American Country songs created just the right atmosphere to establish the Wild West theme. Everyone loved it – they joined in all the songs! Several residents have sent me messages to say how much they enjoyed the event. We were delighted with the performance and thoroughly recommend the band.” Rachael O'Keefe (Manager) Alice's Wild West Themed 60th Birthday Party – April 6th, 2018 "It was a superb C & W style party with fantastic musicians. Everyone - from kids to grannies - joined in the dancing and the whole event was great fun. If we have another party, we will definitely book Black Velvet Hoedown Band again. I have no hesitation in recommending them. It was an excellent bash." Darren Vine (Alice's husband) Paul’s 60th Birthday Hoedown Barn Dance – January 6th, 2018 " A big thanks to Mike and the rest of the band for a brilliant evening. Everyone has said how much they thoroughly enjoyed it. A special thank you to Alan, the dance caller. He did a great job – quite a comedian! Finally a big thanks to the band for welcoming our fiddle-playing friend Richard into their ranks for the evening. He said he had a fantastic time. What a great party band the guys make! I’m very happy to recommend them to anyone having a bash." Paul Campbell
From: £350 per event
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Stomping Boondocks
(13)

Stomping Boondocks - Celtic Folk Band - 2 x 1 Hours Sets

Verified bookings: 34
Thanks for getting in touch! We’d love to come join you for the party! We are a band comprising of fiddle, guitar, bass and percussion, alongside a dedicated vocalist and caller who can happily set up an impromptu ceilidh if required. As a rule our performance is over two sets each lasting around forty-five minutes each, although this is entirely flexible and dependant on your requirements. We perform Celtic tunes and jigs, alongside a number of popular covers, from The Beatles and The Levellers to Avicii and Lynyrd Skynyrd. We provide all our own, fully PAT tested, equipment, can play music during any breaks and provide evidence of Public Liability insurance if required. If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to ask! Looking forward to hearing from you! Kind Regards
From: £800 per event
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Absolute
(3)

4 Piece Band - 2 Hours

Verified bookings: 6
We would play 2 x 1 hour sets hours of live music, provide a professional level P.A and lighting system suitable for the venue size and play mixed party/disco music before in between and after the live sets of music until midnight as standard. We would also learn one special request - first dance at a wedding ect. The 4 piece band line up would include:- Male Vocal/Electro Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Bass and Fiddle. If you have any questions at all then please just let me know. Kind regards Geoff Geoff Walker - Band Leader
From: £1350 per event
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Gypsy Touch

Accordion & Violin Duo Act - 2 x 50 Minutes

We are adventures duo of accordion and violin performing multiple musical styles tailored to your needs! French, Italian, Gypsy Jazz, Balkan, Classical, popular music. Acoustic performance. - 2x50 min sets
From: £300 per event
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Climax Ceilidh Band
(8)

Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band with Caller

Verified bookings: 13
Climax Ceilidh Band is one of the most highly experienced and respected English ceilidh bands with excellent musicians and an experienced, friendly caller. We play a wide variety of tunes for dancing, both original and taken from traditional sources. We also have a repertoire of tunes to play between dances. We cover Kent, Surrey, and Sussex and our fee includes the caller, a full sound system and travel. We will normally be available to play for you for 3 to 4 hours with a short-break halfway through - but exact times can be tailored to your event. We have Public Liability Insurance and our equipment has PAT (Portable Appliance Testing) certification.
From: £650 per event
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HULOS Jazz Soul Duo

Jazz Singer With Band - 1 Hour

Welcome to the musical world of Cris Tanzi Italian London based jazz/soul singer with a unique sultry voice. Hailing from Italy, Cris went to London to follow her passion for Music after being classically trained many years in Parma. In London Cris joined several indie bands as a singer, acoustic guitarist and co writer. In 2004 Cris started to write her own songs and formed her own indie/folk project simply called Cris Tanzi. One of her self produced tracks “My home” was selected by Mercedes Benz mixed tape and gained quite a bit of exposure thanks to an online label called Beatpick. After a few years of song writing and being active in the underground-unsigned London scene, Cris felt the need to expand her musical knowledge to be able to compose more interesting pieces. She started to listen to Jazz singers like Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Holiday and soon enough, was hooked into the genre so much so that she decided to complete a degree in Jazz at Middlesex University where she specialized in vocals and piano. Following her Jazz degree Cris Tanzi started to perform in many venues in London alone and as well as with talented musicians, learning the tricks of the trade and putting into practice all that she had learned during her Jazz course. She is now performing solo and with musicians for private and public functions.
From: £300 per event
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Spring Heel Jacks

5/6 Piece Ceilidh & Barn Dance Band - Up To 4 Hours

Well known for its dynamic, rhythmic style Spring Heel Jacks is a Chelmsford - based ceilidh / barn dance band playing mainly traditional tunes from the UK and Ireland but with a touch of rock or a twist or two thrown in. The band has a repertoire of over 140 dances suitable for a wide range of abilities. A typical evening of dances includes about 12 dances and a few instrumentals. The band recently extended its repertoire to include songs and is available for a wide range of occasions including fund raising events, weddings, birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, town twinning, clubs and societies, corporate entertainment and festivals. So if you want a cracking ceilidh, blistering barn dance, humming hoedown or an evening of sizzling folk songs and instrumentals look no further.
From: £550 per event
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Stomping Boondocks
(13)

Stomping Boondocks Ceilidh Band - 2 x 1 Hours Sets

Verified bookings: 34
I am happy to confirm we are currently available on this date. As a rule our Ceilidh will be split into two sets (around an hour 15 each) with a few easier dances and tunes in the first set. Once the drink’s been flowing we’ll throw in a few harder ones and ensure everyone has a good laugh! Can't dance? Two left feet? Don't worry! Our caller Paul is here to talk you through each and every dance ensuring all guests (including children and grandad) can join in the fun, with the odd joke thrown in for good measure! We provide all our own equipment, with a full PA system which can support speeches, first dances and any background music. Our standard line up consists of our Caller, a guitarist and fiddle player and bassist and a drummer, ensuring we give you a modern twist to our lively, upbeat music. Keeping you entertained even when you’re dancing feet have left you behind or the wine has been flowing! Timings tend to run as below however we’re more than happy to fit in around what you need and what happens on the night. Arrival 6pm Set up By 7pm Start 8pm Break 9.15pm Second Half Start 9:30pm Second Half End 11pm As an experienced function band, we have a wealth of experience performing at all manner of events. We’re more than happy to provide assistance and advice where necessary. Please do let us know if you have any questions, and we would love to speak to you soon to discuss any questions you may have.
From: £800 per event
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Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more
(23)

Rock, Pop, Irish, Folk, Country, Classical, Medieval-Folk-Fantasy. Pro Backing Tracks & fab Bose PA (B)

Verified bookings: 14
* pls select PERFORMANCE LENGTH in 'Extras' or quote will be invalid Stunning Instrumentals & Covers of Songs Fiddle / Violin (Electric & Acoustic), Flute, 'Celtic' Whistles Pro Backing Tracks Fab Bose PA sound Huge choice of music, many genres Irish (Traditional, Folk, Rock/Pop, Country etc) Scottish Folk Rock & Pop (mainstream / classic and modern) Country Classical Medieval-Folk-Fantasy (fantasy films/tv/gaming) AUDIO / VIDEO: PLS see my PROFILE for MORE AUDIO incl MORE IRISH Also for proper description of all music / services available - including e.g’s of bands / artists / songs covered; currently can only enter bare minimum of info into this field. SoundCloud link on request Extensive repertoire list attached to quote along with info on: What your quote includes * Outdoor bookings T&Cs etc * NOTE Quote may be too high or low. PopTop displays performance fee for you but cannot take account of any expenses other than fuel. All other expenses will be added to requote
From: £75 per event
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93 Folk Bands in Bedford to request a quote from

Are you looking for a Folk Band in Bedford, Bedfordshire? Our catalogue includes 93 acts available for hire in Bedford. Among our top requested categories this month: wedding bands in London, jazz bands in London, string quartets in London, swing bands in London, DJ Hire London London, wedding venues in London.

Gary Nock Folk Band

Gary Nock

Available in Bedford from £300
115 Verified bookings
41 Reviews:

Recent review: So lovely, pitched the evening just right, some how managed to keep in the background, be unobtrusive yet join in the fun, we loved him.A big thank you for making Alison's evening so perfect

Blag Folk Band

Blag

Available in Bedford from £650
50 Verified bookings
23 Reviews:

Recent review: """Blag were absolutely brilliant and exactly what we were after. This was a big corporate party for a young audience and they were fun and a modern take on a ceilidh band. I highly recommend them for any event as they would be great regardless of audience."""

Shenanigans Irish Music Duo Folk Band

Shenanigans Irish Music Duo

Available in Bedford from £350
71 Verified bookings
37 Reviews:

Recent review: "I hope 5 is the top ranking as i can't praise Alan and his Shenanigans Irish Music Duo enough. The music created such a wonderful atmosphere and made it a memorable experience for all the guests, who without exception thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Alan provides a reliable and professional service which I without reservation recommend to anyone. On behalf of my family I would like to thank Alan for a fantastic evening."

A Little Bit Country Folk Band

A Little Bit Country

Available in Bedford from £350
3 Reviews:

About: A Little Bit Country are fast becoming a household name. Recognised as one of the leading country acts on the UK circuit, ALBC have been bringing a taste of Nashville to the UK and beyond since 2011.…

Acoustic Jukebox Folk Band

Acoustic Jukebox

Available in Bedford from £450
34 Verified bookings
14 Reviews:

Recent review: Lewis and George played at my 50th lunch party on Saturday. They were fantastic - quickly gauging the best music for the mixed age group and kept the dance floor full. Highly recommend them.

Cupids Wish Acoustic Duo Folk Band

Cupids Wish Acoustic Duo

Available in Bedford from £enquire
3 Reviews:

About: Cupids Wish are not only an amazing wedding & party band but they also offer a beautiful acoustic show too! Their fantastic acoustic music can be either uptempo + lively or mellow + gentle, someti…

Steve Young Folk Band

Steve Young

Available in Bedford from £300
22 Verified bookings
15 Reviews:

Recent review: "Steve was a pleasure to deal with throughout. He is a really friendly chap. On the day he was able to play outside at our venue which was just what we wanted. All our family, and some guests, commented positively on the quality of his performance and how it really enhanced our wedding reception. Steve has a great voice and we would certainly recommend him to our friends or work colleagues. Thank you Steve!"

Aces High! Folk Band

Aces High!

Available in Bedford from £900
16 Verified bookings
9 Reviews:

Recent review: "They were very good. Arrived in good time and were set up before the Event started Excellent music which got everyone dancing"

Juma Steel Band Folk Band

Juma Steel Band

Available in Bedford from £200
28 Verified bookings
11 Reviews:

Recent review: "1st class loved it. We had a little surprise party for my wife and she loved it, thank you so much guys."

Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band Folk Band

Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band

Available in Bedford from £450
16 Verified bookings
18 Reviews:

Recent review: Mick and the band were absolutely brilliant from start to finish. When they arrived they had to make do with a slightly smaller area than originally expected but there were no complaints and they just got on with it and put on a brilliant performance, everyone who attended the party commented that the band really made it a great night!

Wyatt And Bailey Folk Band

Wyatt And Bailey

Available in Bedford from £765
1 Reviews:

About: Please enquire for more details of packages and prices.

Delta Beltas Folk Band

Delta Beltas

Available in Bedford from £200

About: The Delta Beltas play early American Blues from the Mississippi Delta, modern country blues plus original songs with up-beat rhythms, toe-tapping melodies, vocals, harmonica, percussion and slide gui…

Bromdum dance Folk Band

Bromdum dance

Available in Bedford from £700

About: The Brandon Village Band originates from the Norfolk town of the same name, with the band roving across East Anglia and beyond to entertain for weddings, parties and all manner of events. Their music…

Silver Street Ceilidh Band Folk Band

Silver Street Ceilidh Band

Available in Bedford from £750
9 Verified bookings
8 Reviews:

Recent review: "We were so pleased we had booked Martin and the SIlver Street Ceilidh Band for our awards night. From first contact to the night itself they were friendly, fun and professional. Their music and calling got everyone up dancing and was just what we needed. The only down side was that being an awards night, the speeches went on a bit and we didn't have as much of the band as we would have liked. It was very easy booking through Poptop. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. Thank you Martin."

Doc Emmett Brown Folk Band

Doc Emmett Brown

Available in Bedford from £200
24 Verified bookings
9 Reviews:

Recent review: Wes helped me to create the perfect wedding proposal last night. I arranged everything quite late but Wes was incredibly flexible and travelled into Birmingham City centre to play the role of a ‘busker’ in order to play mine and my partners song. Wes text and emailed throughout and accommodated several last minute changes to ensure the perfect moment, even learning the song from scratch in only a few days. Everything went off without a hitch and the moment was perfect. I cannot thank Wes enough, truly wonderful. My first choice for future bookings or when referring to friends or family.

Spring Heeled Jacks Folk Band

Spring Heeled Jacks

Available in Bedford from £enquire
17 Verified bookings
9 Reviews:

Recent review: The Spring Heeled Jacks were absolutely fantastic. They fitted in with our wedding schedule seamlessly, setting up in the background unnoticed. They provided brilliant entertainment, pitching it just right for our very novice group of dancers ranging from 2-80. They also played a couple of traditional Irish songs for us that we requested which had sentimental value and went down really well. The band also stayed a bit longer as everyone was having such a good time which was very kind. Would thoroughly recommend them!

Nightfall jazz duo / trio Folk Band

Nightfall jazz duo / trio

Available in Bedford from £250
6 Reviews:

About: Sit back, kick off your shoes, pour yourself a glass of something expensive and relax to the smooth, sleek sound of Nightfall, an acoustic jazz duo/trio who can soothe your troubles away with a portf…

The thumping Tommys Folk Band

The thumping Tommys

Available in Bedford from £600
3 Verified bookings

About: The thumping tommys are a collection of talented musicians specialising in old-time music. Having played at many great festival stages, bars and cafes, the thumping tommys play a heady brew of Irish …


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