The Sassenachs Ceilidh Band

London
Verified bookings: 6
Reviews: 40
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Price from: £950

We are a funky, London-based band which mixes traditional Scottish music and more modern grooves, appealing to audiences of all ages and ability.

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Christie

Sept. 7, 2019

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

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Harry

July 19, 2019

The Sassenachs played at our wedding - they were amazing! Laurie is a top guy who controls the room superbly and caters for all standards. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone.

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Shona

July 19, 2019

I was lucky enough to see Laurie and his band do a ceilidh for a wedding I organised recently and my goodness was it good. They had everyone up and enjoying themselves, great fun and so lovely and easy to deal with!

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Liz Mucha

July 13, 2019

Thank you so much for helping make the evening an absolutely roaring success! Everyone was so complimentary about the band and we, as I’m sure you could tell, loved every minute of it. We will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for a ceilidh band!

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Charlotte

July 6, 2019

The Sassenachs were absolutely amazing. Such awesome energy. So much fun. Laurie was immensely supportive throughout our wedding prep and on the day. Could not recommend more highly!

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David Grant

May 31, 2019

The band were great at getting everyone dancing and provided excellent instruction on the dances. Tremendous fun.

Services From The Sassenachs Ceilidh Band

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
The Sassenachs Ceilidh Band
(40)

4 Piece Ceilidh Band with Caller - 2.5 hours

A unique ceilidh / barn dance experience; expertly explained, clearly demonstrated and easy to get in to. Great fun for everyone! We frequently send out our 4 piece line up: violin, electric guitar, bass guitar and drums. We always include an experienced caller who can teach the dances where needed. We’d arrive at 7pm to set up and play from 8pm. This price tends to cover 2 x 1 hour sets with a 30min break in between for the crowd (or a buffet etc) but its your event and we're flexible, keen to tailor our performance times to your requirements. Our equipment is all PAT tested and we have substantial public liability Insurance. You can also feel free to play any music you like through our PA system (with an iPhone etc). We can definitely save you money by providing a DJ option also later in the evening if you require.
From: £1250 per event
The Sassenachs Ceilidh Band
(40)

Premium 5 Piece Ceilidh Band with Caller - 2 Hours Of Music

A unique ceilidh / barn dance experience; expertly explained, clearly demonstrated and easy to get in to. Great fun for everyone! We’d send out our 5 piece line up: 2 violinists, electric guitarist, bass guitarist and drummer. We also include our most experienced caller who can teach the dances where needed. We’d arrive at 7pm to set up and play from 8pm. This price tends to cover 2 x 1 hour sets with a 30min break in between for the crowd (or a buffet etc) but its your event and we're flexible, keen to tailor our performance times to your requirements. Our equipment is all PAT tested and we have substantial public liability Insurance. You can also feel free to play any music you like through our PA system (with an iPhone etc). We can definitely save you money by providing a DJ option also later in the evening if you require.
From: £1450 per event
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FAQ
  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    A wedding or function band
  • What are the highlights of your career?
    Playing the ceilidh club in Camden frequently. Such a good group of people!
  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
    Excellent explanations and demos of every dance, tailored to the exact needs of the guests.
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    Weddings, Parties, Charity events, corporate events
  • Who are your previous clients?
    All sorts. Wedding couples, corporates, charities etc
  • How can event planners pay for your services?
    Bank payment ideally
  • How long do you play for?
    2-2.5hrs
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    Yes
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Yes
  • How much space do you require?
    We require enough space for the dancers and that depends on the number of guests. Almost all venues are appropriate however
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    We can certainly discuss specific dance requests.
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    As appropriate for the guests
  • What style of music do you offer?
    Scottish / country dancing
  • Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?
    Yes
  • Do you do open-air acts?
    Yes


Set List/Services

Ceilidh band
Covers band options
DJ package options
Wedding musician options
Wedding ceremony & speech sound options