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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: £950.00 per event
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Rejigged Ceilidh Band
(6)

5 piece ceilidh Band With caller - 3 Hours

Verified bookings: 4
We are a 6-piece band consisting of: caller, fiddle, accordion, flute, guitar, bass; and have been providing vibrant, exciting dance music for weddings, private parties and social events in and around Kent for many years. This means that we have the expertise and experience to ensure that you and your guests have a highly enjoyable and memorable time. It does not matter whether you’re new to barn dances or an experienced ceilidh dancer, we’ve got everything you need for a ceilidh; from our charismatic fun caller to talented musicians, we provide our own sound system for any size of venue without it being overpowering. You can rely on us to arrive in good time suitably dressed for the occasion and ready to get your guests up and dancing. We will tailor the evening to your requirements and will discuss timings and arrangements with you well beforehand so that from the minute we arrive you know that we are ready to fit in with your evening and begin playing.
From: £495.00 per event
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Buchanan Ceilidh Band
(2)

4 Piece Scottish Ceilidh Band Inc. Caller - 3 Hours

Verified bookings: 4
Scottish ceilidh music in its traditional form using accordion, fiddle, guitar and bass. All the well-known Scottish dances are covered e.g. Gaygordons, Dashing White Sergeant, Strip the Willow, Canadian Barn Dance, Military 2 Step and we are happy to take any requests. A special unique dance is the 500 Miles Dance devised by our band leader:) Our caller uses a headmic and gets on the dancefloor mxing in with the sets to show how the dances should be performed. Scottish singalongs can also be offered in between dances during breaks and bagpiping is also available should this be of interest:) Timings always suit what the client wants. Can be set sets or one longer set. We are happy to 'muck in' as required:) We can also include an hour disco through our speakers
From: £750.00 per event
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Elie Rees
(1)

Ceilidh Band - 2 Hours

Verified bookings: 5
Fun barn dance band 2/3 musicians plus a caller to teach the dances. Always a popular option for a wedding or party, get all your guests up and dancing. This cover 2 hours of performing
From: £650.00 per event
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Newick Folk
(10)

Ceilidh Trio plus Caller

Verified bookings: 5
"We are a Local Sussex Folk Band with a repertoire to suit many events particularly those where there is a wide age range like weddings and significant birthday parties. We mix traditional tunes with not-so-traditional songs to deliver an entertaining performance. We can provide a caller and PA system for dances if required. What do we play? Repertoire is mainly Irish, Scottish and English Tunes and songs by the Pogues, Steve Earle, The Wolf Tones, the Dubliners plus a few old favourites like Lily the Pink, My Old Man’s a Dustman, Rave On /Bye Bye Love and Folsom Prison Blues and maybe even the odd jazz standard. Our Trio line up includes vocal/mandolin/guitar (Alan), whistles/oboe (Martin), double bass (Karn), with caller. We will be able to supply you full PA plus caller ready to deliver 2 x 1 hour dance sets plus a few tunes and songs. Most of our repertoire is Irish or Scottish Tunes Typical Dances with their tunes include Hello Haste to the wed/Irish Washerwoman Clopton Bridge Harvest Home/Alexander's hornpipe Circle Waltz Planxty Fanny Power / Planxty Irwin Bridge of Athlone Dingle Regatta Train and Tunnel Ballydesmond Polka/ John Ryan Polka Cumberland Square My love she's but a lassie yet /Atholl Highlanders Circassian Circle Mucking of Geordies Byre/Lanigan's Ball Snow Ball Bedbreaker Cheltenham Flyer Ships in Full Sail/Rakes of Kildare Dashing White Sergeant Gay Gordons Strip the Willow etc W We don't go in for fancy riders, but a couple of drinks and something to eat are always appreciated. Can you let us know if the dancers are beginners or experienced - it helps with the repertoire let me know if you need any further information Alan"
From: £450.00 per event
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Phil Preen - Dance Caller
(2)

Barn Dance/Ceilidh With Recorded Music - Up To 3 Hours

Verified bookings: 3
If you want a barn dance or ceilidh, but can't afford a full band, an alternative is to use recorded music. Phil will still be there to explain the dances, choose suitable tunes to accompany each dance and to make sure everyone has a fun time. Phil also works with a number of excellent live bands, so please ask for another quote if you would prefer a live band.
From: £180.00 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: £650.00 per event
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BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown
(43)

BLACK VELVET BAND CEILIDH TRIO

Verified bookings: 43
BLACK VELVET BAND CEILIDH TRIO provides two musicians (guitar/vocals or accordion & fiddle) + dance caller to perform 2 x 1 hour sets of ceilidh dancing in a 3 hour period. Watch the attached video of the band in action. Mike (fiddle), Jase (accordion) and Jon (guitar/vocals) are all featured. 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:- Suzanne’s 30th Wedding Anniversary Ceilidh – June 2019 We had a really great evening. The musicians were very friendly and accommodating. When some of our guests were late arriving because of the dreaded road closure and subsequent diversions, they adapted their sets to suit our timings and many non-dancers were encouraged to get up and shake a leg. Everyone said how much they enjoyed themselves and we would certainly recommend and use them again. Suzanne Guppy Emily’s Wedding Anniversary Ceilidh – June 2019 I just wanted to say how pleased and impressed we all were with Black Velvet's musicianship and all-round professionalism. We also especially enjoyed Alan’s introductions to the dances. He was great fun! Thanks so much for making our party just what we hoped it would be. Emily Trueman-Greinke 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
From: £525.00 per event
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Ramona - Duo With Female & Male Vocals - 2 Hours

RAMONA is a duo playing and singing for, not only CEILIDHS but all kinds of events specialising in Irish, Scottish and Americana playing both traditional and contemporary tunes and songs. So, if you don't want to dance you can listen to Ramona's beautiful voice with Martin adding backing vocals and occasionally taking the lead himself. But it's really all about RAMONA! She's the best!! Suitable For All Ages And Every Occasion WITH THE EMPHASIS ON ENTERTAINMENT!!! Whether it’s Irish (St.Patrick’s), Scottish (Burns Night/St. Andrew’s) or Americana we offer a full evening’s entertainment of music for dancing or songs for listening or a mixture of both. Ramona Egle leads the music and Martin Young plays Guitar and is the Caller to teach you the dances.
From: £400.00 per event
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Blag
(23)

Ceilidh Band

Verified bookings: 50
Thanks so much for your enquiry. We would be delighted to play for your event. We are able to teach well-known dances and we can play a mix of Barn Dances and other celtic songs for guests to dance to. Our Barn Dances are based on a Scottish repertoire such as the Gay Gordons, Dashing White Sergeant and the Eight-some Reel, with occasional other countries represented. We have a great deal of experience teaching novices, and understand that it is more important that people have fun and keep dancing, than the dances are perfect! We also play a variety of songs from around the globe for your guests to dance or relax to, between the Ceilidh dances. 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. We look forward to hearing from you. With best wishes David Morgan
From: £670.00 per event
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Silver Street Ceilidh Band
(8)

Silver Street Ceilidh Band ("Best ceilidh ever!")

Verified bookings: 9
"Best ceilidh ever!" - Rachel, wedding, Aug 2018 "First ceilidh experience and it was a blast!" - Elliot, birthday party, Jun 2018 "Fantastic band, really lively and energetic!" - Scott, wedding, Apr 2019 We're a lively and exciting ceilidh band, all highly experienced dance musicians and love nothing more than to help people have fantastic fun celebrating their special occasion. - Typical ceilidh length is two one-hour sets with a break of around 30 minutes in the middle - We're happy to be flexible with timings to fit around your schedule - Quote includes travel and sound equipment as required Suitable for all abilities. We're used to playing and calling for people who've never been to a ceilidh before, as well as old hands who know their Dashing White Sergeant from their Strip the Willow. We just want to get everyone up on the floor dancing and having a great time.
From: £800.00 per event
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Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band
(18)

Wraggle Taggle Traditional Irish Band

Verified bookings: 16
Wraggle Taggle are a professional award-winning and talented band with many years of experience, all the musicians have been performing, touring and recording for many years. We are flexible enough as regards personnel, instrumentation and musical style to be able to tailor a band to your specific requirements. Award winning musicians Eugene Teevan (accordion), and Mick O'Connor (tenor banjo) form the "core" of the band with bandleader Mick Bailey (guitar/vocals). Add additional instruments below We will bring all necessary instruments and equipment and travel is included. All we need is a couple of normal 3 pin plug sockets and chairs without arms. As a guide I suggest two one hour sets or three 45min sets with short breaks, though my aim is really to fit in with your arrangements. I do bring an iPod to provide similar background music in the breaks. I have a wide selection of tracks available.
From: £470.00 per event
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12 Ceilidh Bands in Colchester to request a quote from

A ceilidh band is a lively choice for music at your event in Colchester, Essex! We have 12 ceilidh bands in the Poptop catalogue available for hire near you. 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., wedding bands in Manchester, DJ hire in Manchester.

Blag Ceilidh Band

Blag

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

Recent review: Exceptionally professional and accommodating, we all enjoyed the music and the atmosphere it generated. Will definitely use again and highly recommend.

Spring Heel Jacks Ceilidh Band

Spring Heel Jacks

Available in Colchester from £550

About: Well known for its dynamic, rhythmic style Spring Heel Jacks is a Chelmsford - based ceilidh / barn dance band playing mainly traditional tunes but with a touch of rock, jazz or a twist or two thrown…

Bromdum dance Ceilidh Band

Bromdum dance

Available in Colchester 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…

Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band

Available in Colchester 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!

Rejigged Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

Rejigged Ceilidh Band

Available in Colchester from £495
4 Verified bookings
6 Reviews:

Recent review: We hired this band for our church 25th anniversary. The band were fun and professional and also helped with the little ones who wanted to join in. A very enjoyable evening for everyone. Thank you so much for a great evening.

Silver Street Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

Silver Street Ceilidh Band

Available in Colchester 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."

Spring Heeled Jacks Ceilidh Band

Spring Heeled Jacks

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

Recent review: Great evening had by all. Really was perfect for what we needed. Loads of fun

Climax Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

Climax Ceilidh Band

Available in Colchester from £650
13 Verified bookings
8 Reviews:

Recent review: 5/5 The band were fantastic, very friendly, relaxed and experienced. Everyone had a great time, thank you so much.

Elie Rees Ceilidh Band

Elie Rees

Available in Colchester from £200
5 Verified bookings
1 Reviews:

Recent review: very enjoyable evening great voice and guitar play

A2 Barn Dance Band Ceilidh Band

A2 Barn Dance Band

Available in Colchester from £530
3 Verified bookings
7 Reviews:

Recent review: Hi Barbara, Thanks so much to you, John and Chris for the fantastic music and calling on Saturday. Even though the set was rather compressed by our over running speeches (sorry about that!) I know everyone had a brilliant time and really enjoyed it. I know you stayed rather later than you had planned and we really appreciate your flexibility. Thank again for a brilliant evening. You were really wonderful. And we loved hearing Bonnie Kate! Ruth & Richard x

The Sassenachs Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

The Sassenachs Ceilidh Band

Available in Colchester from £950
6 Verified bookings
40 Reviews:

Recent review: What a wonderful band! Fantastic atmosphere, great calling and couldn't have been better organised. Couldn't have been better!

Hilltop Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band Ceilidh Band

Hilltop Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band

Available in Colchester from £POA
3 Verified bookings
3 Reviews:

Recent review: A very nice band who did a great job at getting my (somewhat reluctant) party up on their feet dancing. One of the band's member was late but this did not matter and they played later to make up for the time. Super friendly and nice.

The Baltik Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

The Baltik Ceilidh Band

Available in Colchester from £500
2 Verified bookings
1 Reviews:

Recent review: The band were excellent. they made the party go with a swing and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves fro the oldest to the youngest . Thank you

Swing The Bridge Ceilidh Band

Swing The Bridge

Available in Colchester from £950
2 Verified bookings
1 Reviews:

Recent review: Great night, they got everyone up and dancing, well done

The Dun Reels Ceilidh Band

The Dun Reels

Available in Colchester from £500
1 Verified bookings
1 Reviews:

Recent review: The evening was a great success, with The Dun Reels being excellent,with an outstanding caller.

Ceili Max Ceilidh Band

Ceili Max

Available in Colchester from £670.00
2 Reviews:

About: WE ARE CÉILÍ MAX London based Ceílí Max is a group of the most talented and vibrant young musicians from the London area and is available to play Irish and Scottish traditional music for any event…

Sally Wragg Ceilidh Band

Sally Wragg

Available in Colchester from £400

About: Leave your guests amazed as Sally Irish dances and plays Celtic fiddle music at the same time! Sally is trained to the highest level in both of her skills and has over 10 years of experience entertai…

Bowstring Ceilidh Band

Bowstring

Available in Colchester from £400

About: Bowstring are up there with the best bringing together some of the most skilled and experienced performers in their field. As a band they have been together since 2007. Individually, the band member…


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