Price of My Pig

Lancaster, Lancashire
Verified bookings: 11
Reviews: 14
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Price from: £650

“Price Of My Pig (a great name for a band) come from the North West England in the UK… a high octane folk/funk dance band who like to bring a little more life and energy to your average ceilidh, by introducing rhythms from disco, reggae, funk, afrobeat, ska into their mix of Irish, English and European folk tunes.” Folk Roots Radio

“Top of the list when we are booking bands for next year. Hopefully we will see you at some of the larger festivals soon.” Phoenix Ceilidhs

The ‘POMP’ Ceilidh Band, with their driving beats and memorable melodies, are well received at weddings, corporate and private events as well as festivals, both with and without a dance caller. Energetic, exciting and exhilarating.

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Tom Albone

Sept. 4, 2020

We weren't able to have PoMP at our wedding due to UK coronavirus restrictions, however they were incredibly flexible in returning our deposit and we plan to hopefully use them in future when we renew our vows. Ben is very friendly and prompt with queries.

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Bradshaw Tony

Feb. 29, 2020

We could’ve have been happier with them. They were excellent. Polite, helpful, very professional and kept us entertained all night. We could not speak too highly of them and would recommend them without reservation.
They also play music for a disco too which worked well for us.

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Ellen

Jan. 25, 2020

Friendly bunch, happy to answer questions.
Brilliant musicians. We had a fantastic night.
Everyone from 8 to 80 up dancing at some point.

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Rachael Jaggar

July 19, 2019

Absolutely amazing, Price of my Pig made our evening fabulous and had everyone up dancing at our event. Highly recommended.

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Liz

July 6, 2019

Great night for my daughters 30th party ... lots of laughs . Great music . Thank you x

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Alexandra

April 27, 2019

Played for our wedding reception - fantastic music, really quick communication, even sorted out a last minute first dance for us!! Just an absolutely lovely bunch of guys, would recommend them for any event :-)

Services From Price of My Pig

Price of My Pig
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5 Piece Band Inc Caller And Male Vocals - 2 x One Hour Sets

Price of My Pig provide an exciting blend of folk and contemporary sounds and an inclusive and responsive caller, making any party literally swing! We also offer an eclectic mix of covers from recent hits to classics suitable for the whole family. Our standard five-piece setup includes Accordion/Caller, Fiddle, Guitar/Bouzouki/vocals, Electric Bass and Drum Kit, with favourite songs and tunes with a contemporary twist. We are normally asked to play two one-hour sets, although we pride ourselves on our flexibility. A Ceilidh dance is our most commonly used option at no extra cost including dances from Scotland, Ireland, England, Europe, the USA and further afield, tailored to the ability of your dancers. Suitable for all ages, or challenging for the more experienced.
From: £720 per event
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FAQs

  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    We usually play for private parties, weddings and community events.

  • Who are your previous clients?

    Outside of the festivals, we mostly play for private clients for weddings, concerts, events and conferences e.g. Lancaster University, Preston Harris Museum, Deco Publique, Mid Pennine Arts, Penrith Winter Droving, More Music and more...

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    We provide professional PA and lighting. Always with an up to date PAT test.

  • How much space do you require?

    The band would prefer a space of 5m by 2m. For safe dancing we would expect no less than 10m by 5m.

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    We normally play two sets. Our sets normally last between 50 and 75 minutes. We require a 20minute break half-way through.

  • What style of music do you offer?

    “Price Of My Pig (a great name for a band) come from the North West England in the UK… a high octane folk/funk dance band who like to bring a little more life and energy to your average ceilidh, by introducing rhythms from disco, reggae, funk, afrobeat, ska into their mix of Irish, English and European folk tunes.” Folk Roots Radio

  • Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

    Absolutely - we have learned specific dance and music requests including music for first dances from Disney and Game of Thrones.

  • Do you do open-air acts?

    We are happy to play outdoors.

  • Do you include a caller?

    Absolutely. Our front man, Ben Farmer is an experienced and entertaining caller who will tailor the nights dances to the abilities of the dancers. Suitable for 5 to 85 (although we've had some 90+ year olds dancing to us too...)

Set List/Services

We play a variety of original and traditional music with many many names. Our dances include, but are not limited to:
The Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Strip the Willow
Four Round Four
Horse's Bransle
Bottoms Up
Wring out the Dishrag
Lucky Seven
Cumberland Square Eight
Circle Waltz
Waves of Tory
OXO Reel
Ninepins
Circassian Circle
Walls of Limerick
Virginia Reel
Bridge of Athlone
Siege of Ennis
Small Potatoes
St Bernard's Waltz
Sweets of May
Tarantella
Rebecca's Roundabout
Westmorland Cottagers
Britania Two Setp
Chapelloise
Clopton Bridge
Flying Scotsman
Highland Barn Dance
Maggie's Mixer