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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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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 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 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 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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Newick Folk
(10)

Ceilidh Trio plus Caller

Verified bookings: 6
"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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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 per event
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D.J Bio
(2)

Ceilidh Band

Verified bookings: 14
- Very energetic Caleigh Band - Price is for 3 piece Band - A Caller can be included - A D.J can also be included to play a mix of old and new, pop, chart, Motown, Disco & dance music. - Performance is 2 x 60min set - Band includes: Caller, Guitar, Fiddle and Flute or Accordion - Music style: Scottish, Irish and European Ceilidh dance One set of P.A, Stage and disco lights for both band and Disco
From: £950 per event
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Kingsfolk
(3)

Ceilidh Band For Parties

Verified bookings: 10
Kingsfolk goes out as a team of five; four musicians and a caller. Our lively music is ideal for Scottish ceilidhs and we have been bringing parties to life all over London for many years. A typical event for us starts when we play a few folk tunes to create an appropriate atmosphere. Then our caller (master of ceremonies) explains how a ceilidh works and he will call people onto the floor to start the first dance. We always start with a few easy dances, such as the Galopede or the OXO Reel and then, depending upon how many guests are experienced dancers, we may try more challenging dances. There are usually two sets of dances with a refreshment break in the middle. If the guests have their meal earlier, the break could be for cake cutting or for serving coffee. Each set of dancing is often an hour and a quarter long, but you may want to cut them down to one hour or even 45 minutes each. It all depends on your overall plan. At the end of the second set of dances, the caller will often try to get as many people as possible up onto the dance floor for a final dance, either a circle dance or Strip the Willow. Then the band will play a final instrumental piece which gives guests an opportunity for a bit of free dancing.
From: £550 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 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 per event
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Blag
(23)

Ceilidh Band - 2 X 50 Minutes

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 per event
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37 Ceilidh Bands in Reading to request a quote from

A ceilidh band is a lively choice for music at your event in Reading, Berkshire! We have 37 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 Reading from £650
50 Verified bookings
23 Reviews:

Recent review: Blag played a Ceilidh for my 50th Birthday party on Saturday. We had a fantastic time and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The calling was very clear and the music brilliantly played. I specifically wanted an event where young and old, keen and not so keen dancers would all participate and that was achieved to the enjoyment of everyone. Thank you so much. The communication before the event was clear and helpful - David answering all sorts of detailed questions that I had. I can thoroughly recommend Blag to ensure a great event.

Rollercoaster Band Ceilidh Band

Rollercoaster Band

Available in Reading from £1600
3 Reviews:

About: Roller are a professional live band based in Surrey in the UK, specialising primarily in weddings, corporate and private functions, playing all the relevant genres of music, with the ability to throw…

D.J Bio Ceilidh Band

D.J Bio

Available in Reading from £230.00
14 Verified bookings
2 Reviews:

Recent review: "Adam was fantastic, from the moment we booked he called and had a good chat with us to find out exactly what we wanted, plus 1st dance details etc. He followed up with a phone call about a week before the wedding to just double check everything and see if there were any changes On the evening he arrived on time and set up very efficiently and soon had everyone up and dancing I highly recommend him, as he is a wonderful person and an excellent DJ"

Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band

Available in Reading 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!

Silver Street Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

Silver Street Ceilidh Band

Available in Reading from £750
9 Verified bookings
8 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!

Sound With Us Ceilidh Band

Sound With Us

Available in Reading from £700
18 Verified bookings
22 Reviews:

About: Sound With Us is a live audio & entertainment company, specializing in providing high end function bands, DJs, sound & lighting solutions for corporate events, private functions and live concerts. …

Spring Heeled Jacks Ceilidh Band

Spring Heeled Jacks

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

Recent review: "We booked the spring heeled jacks for our fundraiser. We wanted a ceilidh band with a great caller and we couldn’t have chosen a better one. They got everybody on the dance (even the most reluctant) Our night was a great success and it was all down to a fabulous band with fantastic music and entertainment skills Would absolutely recommend them."

Kingsfolk Ceilidh Band

Kingsfolk

Available in Reading from £550
10 Verified bookings
3 Reviews:

Recent review: What a great night! Kingsfolk made my birthday so special. Pre-event communications with Simon were detailed timely and professional. I had a small venue and Kingsfolk were very accommodating, adapting dances and even visiting the venue beforehand to ensure smooth running on the night. On the night Simon, Jocelyn and Andy arrived early to set up their equipment and looked very smart in the Kingsfolk colours. Andy adapted the dances so well to suit the space and was able to command quite a lively crowd! Jocelyn's beautiful singing was a great addition between dances. I would highly recommend Kingsfolk. All are consummate professionals who provided high quality music and dancing so that a great night was had by all.

BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown Ceilidh Band

BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

Available in Reading from £350.00
43 Verified bookings
43 Reviews:

Recent review: Great night of dancing, the band encouraged everyone up on the floor and great fun was had by all. Thank you

The Ship Band Ceilidh Band

The Ship Band

Available in Reading from £enquire
1 Reviews:

About: Energetic Ceilidh Band from Oxfordshire. We are the Ship Band. One of the UK's leading Ceilidh bands that guarantee to bring a touch of Gaelic flair to your event and make sure you have a night t…

The Sassenachs Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

The Sassenachs Ceilidh Band

Available in Reading 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!

Stomping Boondocks Ceilidh Band

Stomping Boondocks

Available in Reading from £600
34 Verified bookings
13 Reviews:

Recent review: Stomping Boondocks were perfect at our wedding - they were talented, engaging and lots of fun! We were very impressed and would absolutely recommend the band :)

The Baltik Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

The Baltik Ceilidh Band

Available in Reading 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

The Dun Reels Ceilidh Band

The Dun Reels

Available in Reading 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.

Sally Wragg Ceilidh Band

Sally Wragg

Available in Reading from £400
1 Verified bookings

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…

Ceili Max Ceilidh Band

Ceili Max

Available in Reading 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…

Spill The Whisky Ceilidh Band Ceilidh Band

Spill The Whisky Ceilidh Band

Available in Reading from £580
12 Verified bookings
8 Reviews:

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

Monkey See Monkey Do Ceilidh Band

Monkey See Monkey Do

Available in Reading 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 deliver …


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