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Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band
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Wraggle Taggle Traditional Irish Band

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. I do bring an iPod to provide similar background music in the breaks. I have a wide selection of tracks available.
From: £470 per event
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The Sassenachs Ceilidh Band
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2 Piece Ceilidh Band with Caller - 1 Hour

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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Buchanan Ceilidh Band
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4 Piece Scottish Ceilidh Band Inc. Caller - 3 Hours

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 per event
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Elie Rees
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Ceilidh Band - 2 Hours

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 per event
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Newick Folk
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Ceilidh Trio plus Caller

"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 per event
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Phil Preen - Dance Caller
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Barn Dance/Ceilidh With Recorded Music - Up To 3 Hours

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

"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 per event
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Climax Ceilidh Band
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Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band with Caller

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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BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown
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BLACK VELVET BAND CEILIDH TRIO

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 per event
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Bowstring
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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 per event
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John King
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Scottish Singer & Guitarist - John King (Code: PSSG)

John King is a singer & guitarist who performs a music selection that is suitable for a wide range of ages and musical tastes. His setlist can be either popular or traditional music or a combination of the two depending on your preference. His song list (attached) includes Scottish and other folk music and well-known rock and pop covers from the 50’s to modern times. Performance timings are flexible but at typical bookings, John performs two 1-hour sets with a break in between followed by a short encore performance. John provides all necessary equipment including PA.
From: £249 per event
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Blag
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Ceilidh Band

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 per event
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35 Ceilidh Bands in Portsmouth to request a quote from

A ceilidh band is a lively choice for music at your event in Portsmouth, Hampshire! We have 35 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.

A3 Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

A3 Ceilidh Band

Available in Portsmouth from £700

About: The cutting edge of the UK's ceilidh dancing scene! We're here to give your special event a touch of A3 Ceilidh Band magic - with our exciting music and friendly caller we'll give you a fantastic ...

Monkey See Monkey Do Ceilidh Band

Monkey See Monkey Do

Available in Portsmouth from £enquire
3 Verified bookings

About: Monkey See Monkey Do is a band of four musicians from Southampton’s urban jungle. Helen Gentile, Matt Aldous and brothers Sam and Aaron Horlock use clarinet, percussion, fiddle and guitar to delive...

Stomping Boondocks Ceilidh Band

Stomping Boondocks

Available in Portsmouth from £600
32 Verified bookings
12 Reviews:

Recent review: We hired the Stomping Boondocks for our wedding in June 2019, and they were absolutely fantastic. They were communicative and professional in advance, and bent over backwards for us. On the night they were brilliant, and guests absolutely loved them. Would highly recommend.

The Flying Dishrags Ceilidh Band

The Flying Dishrags

Available in Portsmouth from £750

About: We are The Flying Dishrags, a Hampshire based four piece ceilidh band. Featuring a flexible instrumental lineup, we bring our own energetic, innovative style to folk music and dance, making for a u...

Blag Ceilidh Band

Blag

Available in Portsmouth from £650
54 Verified bookings
28 Reviews:

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

Shenanigan Ceilidh Band

Shenanigan

Available in Portsmouth from £500
28 Verified bookings
12 Reviews:

Recent review: Thanks to Shenanigan for making my 70th Birthday Ceilidh evening go so well. The dances , pace, calling etc., were perfect in encouraging everyone, including some who never normally dance at all, as well as the children, to try it and to enjoy themselves. I would recommend you in future.

BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown Ceilidh Band

BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

Available in Portsmouth from £350.00
42 Verified bookings
42 Reviews:

Recent review: Thank you so much for being able to accommodate us on the wedding of my son! What with atrocious weather causing extensive flooding that weekend and having to postpone the wedding from the Saturday night until the Sunday, we were more than grateful that the band was still willing and able to perform on the Sunday. Great music and excellent calling made the evening, with all participants thoroughly enjoying themselves - sometimes with a little over enthusiasm! I highly recommend this band to any future clients booking. The band were more than helpful - especially Jennie with all my questions and the band on the day were superb. All good wishes, Phyllis Steele

Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band

Available in Portsmouth from £450
14 Verified bookings
18 Reviews:

Recent review: "We will book the group again" "Dear Mick, Thanks again for a wonderful evening and a night to remember (2nd February 2019 Saturday Cricklewood Baptist Church, Sneyd road, Cricklewood, NW2 6AN). I had lots of very good feedback from everyone and we all enjoyed the music and we folks with children appreciated the callers encouragement of getting them involved and remembering peoples names. We will book the group again and maybe be an annual event at the church! Many thanks" Rev Stephen Maclean Cricklewood Baptist Church 4th February 2019

Silver Street Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

Silver Street Ceilidh Band

Available in Portsmouth from £750
9 Verified bookings
10 Reviews:

Recent review: Silver street ceilidh band played our wedding, they were incredible. Musically as a band they were excellent, Martin was extremely helpful with his calling and providing some demonstrations. All band members very friendly and chatted to guests. Would absolutely recommend them if you’re after a ceilidh band! Thanks so much guys!

Buchanan Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

Buchanan Ceilidh Band

Available in Portsmouth from £400
4 Verified bookings
2 Reviews:

Recent review: Absolutely fantastic band, David couldn't have done more to make the evening fun and his patience with first timers and children was wonderful. Our friends all commented on how good the music was and we would definitely recommend them..

Spring Heeled Jacks Ceilidh Band

Spring Heeled Jacks

Available in Portsmouth from £enquire
17 Verified bookings
10 Reviews:

Recent review: Martin was very professional and his crew were very friendly and organised! The dances were unlike those I've done in other Ceilidhs so it was refreshing 'Really good idea' - Conference Delegate 'First time and that was so much fun!' - Another Conference Delegate

Rollercoaster Band Ceilidh Band

Rollercoaster Band

Available in Portsmouth from £1600
3 Reviews:

Recent review: We just wanted to send through a note to say thank you so much to you and the band. We honestly cannot thank you enough – without you and the band the reception could not have come together and music stood out as one of the things that made our wedding so much more personal. Additionally, thank you for being so responsive to our numerous emails and calls in the run up to the wedding – it gave me piece of mind and definitely helped the day run smoothly Please also pass our thanks on to the other musicians – we have had multiple messages from our guests commenting on how great the music was. Anna and James, Wedding Reception, Gate Street Barn, May 2019

Boondock Ceilidh Band

Boondock

Available in Portsmouth from £400
4 Reviews:

Recent review: "Wanted to say thanks again for playing at our family gathering! Everyone really enjoyed themselves, my Grandad was chuffed to hear all of the old classics from home and the children loved having a dance! Hearing you play really made for a special day, hope to see you again soon! Amanda and David x"

Spill The Whisky Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

Spill The Whisky Ceilidh Band

Available in Portsmouth from £580
10 Verified bookings
7 Reviews:

Recent review: Professional friendly very talented. Set such a good atmosphere great craic was had by all

The Sassenachs Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

The Sassenachs Ceilidh Band

Available in Portsmouth from £950
6 Verified bookings
42 Reviews:

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

Climax Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

Climax Ceilidh Band

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

Recent review: "Thank you so much for playing at our Wedding reception on Saturday at the Donnington Manor Hotel. We ourselves thoroughly enjoyed the Ceilidh and we have received highly praising comments from many of our guests. The most recent comment came from one of Claire's cousins who said ""When I get married I'm definitely going to have a ceilidh at my wedding reception!"" The music sounded great and Heather's instructions and calling were perfect. We have left an appropriate Google review. Once again thank you very much for a wonderful evening!"

Hilltop Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band Ceilidh Band

Hilltop Ceilidh / Barn Dance Band

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

Recent review: """We hired The Hilltop Ceilidh Band for a barn dance to celebrate a joint 21st and 60th birthday. The evening was a great success and I would thoroughly recommend James and will certainly be using the band in the future. Thank you everyone for an amazing evening."""

Phil Preen - Dance Caller Ceilidh Band

Phil Preen - Dance Caller

Available in Portsmouth from £200
3 Verified bookings
2 Reviews:

Recent review: Phil and the band were absolutely amazing. I booked through Poptop so had no real idea what they would be like. Phil was professional and always answered my emails promptly. He organised the band who were fantastic. Many people said it was the best party they had been to - largely due to Phil and the band. He talked us through the dances and we all had an absolute ball. Thoroughly recommend Phil. Thank you


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