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Shenanigan
(12)

Irish Band With Vocalist - 2 x 1 Hour

Verified bookings: 27
Shenanigan is a Celtic Band based in the South of England When performing we can provide a range of entertainment including: Songs, Instrumentals and even Ceilidh with caller if required. The line-up for would be: Singer/ Guitarist along with a mixture of instrumentalists, including Fiddle/Banjo, Whistles/Flute and Accordion. The band creates a night of entertainment with a strong Irish flavour. As well as songs expect Jigs, Reels, Polkas and Waltzes. If a period of ceilidh dancing with a caller is something that you would consider we can provide that? Some of the songs you may hear are Black Velvet Band, Carrickfergus, Dirty Old Town, Fields of Athenry, Galway Girl, I’ll Tell me Ma, Irish Rover, Whiskey in the Jar and Wild Mountain Thyme. Shenanigan has a good quality PA which could also be used for a period of recorded music. The band arrives an hour before playing to set up and usually plays two hour long sets with a break between, although we can be flexible over timings.
From: £550 per event
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Shenanigans Irish Music Duo
(37)

Traditional Irish Music Duo - 1 Hour

Verified bookings: 71
We will arrive early to set up our PA and will play for 1 hour. Shenanigans Irish Music Duo, consist of Alan playing the Guitar and providing the vocals plus Steve on the fiddle. We are both accomplished musicians and provide a lively and varied evening of Traditional Irish Music ie Songs Jigs and Reels. Book Shenanigans you wont regret it. Below is a recommendation from a satisfied customer. "Shenanigans, Alan and Steve were fantastic. Everyone at our party thoroughly enjoyed their outstanding performance. They are excellent musicians and Alan has a super voice for Irish songs, both soft and strong. Steve's fiddle playing was superb and complemented Alan's voice and guitar. They were happy to play requests from the audience and had a great interaction with the audience. We would definitely book them again as would most of the people present. As someone who goes to a lot of live music events I was really impressed."
From: £325 per event
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Blag
(23)

Celtic and World Music Trio - 2 X 50 Minutes

Verified bookings: 50
Thanks so much for your enquiry. We would be delighted to play for your event. We play all sorts of celtic music from traditional jigs and reels, to contemporary Irish folk rock and many other styles of music from around the world, such as songs by Van Morrison / Ed Sheeran / Eagle Eyed Cherry / Paul Weller / The Pogues / The Waterboys / Thin Lizzy and many others. We can also play gypsy jazz and latin jazz if clients also like those styles. 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. Please do look at our reviews, as they give a good idea of our performances. Please see our soundcloud in our profile. There you will be able to hear some samples of our music! We look forward to hearing from you. With best wishes David Morgan BLAG
From: £650 per event
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BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown
(43)

BLACK VELVET BAND GYPSY JAZZ, FOLKY POP & HILLBILLY HOEDOWN BAND

Verified bookings: 43
BLACK VELVET BAND GYPSY JAZZ, FOLKY POP & HILLBILLY HOEDOWN BAND - The smallest unit available is a duo comprising two musicians (guitar/vocals & fiddle) to perform either 3 x 40 min or 2 x 60 min sets of Folky Pop, Gypsy Jazz and Hillbilly Hoedown songs in a 3 hour period. Additional musicians increase the price by £175.00 a man. Accordion and or double bass are available. 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:- Here are some reviews of the band in action:- Black Velvet Folky Pop Duo – Wedding – April 6th, 2019 “A great bunch of lads who made our wedding reception swing. Their set was exactly what we wanted and set exactly the right atmosphere. They even let me take the mic for 2 songs. Which they probably regretted within seconds! A great choice for any kind of party.” Ben Hawkes Irish Night to celebrate St Patrick’s Day – Lawrence Weston Social Club – March 16th 2019 Well what can I say? Johnny and Jase are a great duo! They performed a super mix of Irish songs and tunes and had people up dancing all night. Would highly recommend. Karl Baxter Black Velvet Band Irish Duo – St Patrick’s Day at Westbury Conservative Club – March 17th 2019 What a great way to celebrate St Patrick’s day at our Cons club! The performance went amazingly well! The dance floor was full on a SUNDAY AFTERNOON?? I put that down to the guys who played songs and tunes with such an exciting beat that you just couldn’t stay still. The whole afternoon was huge fun. I highly recommend the band. Stephen Jones 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 Black Velvet Band Hoedown Duo – Wild West Garden Party – July 12th, 2018 “Mike and Jon pitched the performance perfectly for the Fleur de Lis Retirement Home’s garden party in Romsey. The American Country songs created just the right atmosphere to establish the Wild West theme. Everyone loved it – they joined in all the songs! Several residents have sent me messages to say how much they enjoyed the event. We were delighted with the performance and thoroughly recommend the band.” Rachael O'Keefe (Manager) Alice's Wild West Themed 60th Birthday Party – April 6th, 2018 "It was a superb C & W style party with fantastic musicians. Everyone - from kids to grannies - joined in the dancing and the whole event was great fun. If we have another party, we will definitely book Black Velvet Hoedown Band again. I have no hesitation in recommending them. It was an excellent bash." Darren Vine (Alice's husband) Paul’s 60th Birthday Hoedown Barn Dance – January 6th, 2018 " A big thanks to Mike and the rest of the band for a brilliant evening. Everyone has said how much they thoroughly enjoyed it. A special thank you to Alan, the dance caller. He did a great job – quite a comedian! Finally a big thanks to the band for welcoming our fiddle-playing friend Richard into their ranks for the evening. He said he had a fantastic time. What a great party band the guys make! I’m very happy to recommend them to anyone having a bash." Paul Campbell
From: £350 per event
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Stomping Boondocks
(13)

Stomping Boondocks - Celtic Folk Band - 2 x 1 Hours Sets

Verified bookings: 34
Thanks for getting in touch! We’d love to come join you for the party! We are a band comprising of fiddle, guitar, bass and percussion, alongside a dedicated vocalist and caller who can happily set up an impromptu ceilidh if required. As a rule our performance is over two sets each lasting around forty-five minutes each, although this is entirely flexible and dependant on your requirements. We perform Celtic tunes and jigs, alongside a number of popular covers, from The Beatles and The Levellers to Avicii and Lynyrd Skynyrd. We provide all our own, fully PAT tested, equipment, can play music during any breaks and provide evidence of Public Liability insurance if required. If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to ask! Looking forward to hearing from you! Kind Regards
From: £800 per event
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Harbottle and Jonas
(8)

Turn Your Love Story Into a Song!

Verified bookings: 21
WE WILL TAKE YOUR LOVE STORY and create an original song written and recorded especially for you both. - We will WRITE and RECORD YOUR song. - Something that you can hold on to FOREVER. - The attached audio is an example
From: £250 per event
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Triple Scotch Ceilidh Band

Triple Scotch Ceilidh Band With Dance Caller - Up To 3 Hours

Verified bookings: 6
The UK's finest ceilidh band available for weddings and private events. Breathtaking musical talent; clear, patient and cheerful dance calling; an excellent atmosphere full of energy; fifteen years' experience as a band, meaning we can always 'read the room' and make it work perfectly for you and your guests. We are always happy to fit in with your existing timings - we usually find that two 'sets' of dancing each lasting between 45 and 90 minutes will work well for any event, so we would usually play anywhere from 1.5 to 3 hours in total. We will work with you to make the right plan for your event. Unlike many bands on the circuit we only use a small pool of very talented musicians, and only commit to bookings where we can guarantee you'll have 'the A team.' So rest assured you'll be in safe hands whether you are a ceilidh novice or expert, and the sheer quality of the playing and calling is unrivalled.
From: £1250 per event
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Dancing Feet Ceilidh Band
(5)

Folk Band - 2 x 1 Hours

Verified bookings: 21
Our lineup of fiddle/pipes/vocals/cajon/guitar and flute/sax/backing vocals offers a varied performance of Scottish and Irish folk music and song, with a few extras thrown in! We use a loop pedal to create a full band sound with only two of us - our performances are energetic and dynamic. We can also do an acoustic set, playing a mix of songs and tunes. We come with full PAT tested PA and pli insurance Set times are 2 x 45, but we are flexible and can fit into your requirements
From: £400 per event
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John King
(36)

Folk Singer Singer & Guitarist - John King (SKU: PFSG)

Verified bookings: 107
John King is a charismatic singer/guitarist who performs a broad music selection that appeals to a wide range of ages and musical tastes. His set is customisable to your needs and can contain well-known rock, pop, folk and Scottish music depending on your preferences. (You can find a full song list attached.) John can perform up to three 45-minute sets. It’s also possible to add a curtain backdrop, lighting, background music played in between sets and an after-performance disco for only £100 extra.
From: £249 per event
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Stomping Boondocks
(13)

Stomping Boondocks Ceilidh Band - 2 x 1 Hours Sets

Verified bookings: 34
I am happy to confirm we are currently available on this date. As a rule our Ceilidh will be split into two sets (around an hour 15 each) with a few easier dances and tunes in the first set. Once the drink’s been flowing we’ll throw in a few harder ones and ensure everyone has a good laugh! Can't dance? Two left feet? Don't worry! Our caller Paul is here to talk you through each and every dance ensuring all guests (including children and grandad) can join in the fun, with the odd joke thrown in for good measure! We provide all our own equipment, with a full PA system which can support speeches, first dances and any background music. Our standard line up consists of our Caller, a guitarist and fiddle player and bassist and a drummer, ensuring we give you a modern twist to our lively, upbeat music. Keeping you entertained even when you’re dancing feet have left you behind or the wine has been flowing! Timings tend to run as below however we’re more than happy to fit in around what you need and what happens on the night. Arrival 6pm Set up By 7pm Start 8pm Break 9.15pm Second Half Start 9:30pm Second Half End 11pm As an experienced function band, we have a wealth of experience performing at all manner of events. We’re more than happy to provide assistance and advice where necessary. Please do let us know if you have any questions, and we would love to speak to you soon to discuss any questions you may have.
From: £800 per event
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The Crutwells
(15)

Acoustic Duo With Guitar & Violin, Male & Female (Backing) Vocals - 2 x 45 Minutes

Verified bookings: 14
We provide our acoustic duo, acoustic guitar and violin with male and female (Backing) vocals. Acoustically remodelling many classic songs. We would love to play for you. We are fully insured and PAT tested. We have played all over the world. Say hi and see what we can do for you. Please read a little more about us. It wouldn’t be unfair to say The Crutwell’s have been around a bit (musically speaking, of course). Between them, Andi and Nico have procured recording and publishing deals, penned top UK Chart Hits for the BBC, written and produced for companies such as Fox USA, 19 Entertainment, Decca Records and Universal and toured with likes of The Pogues and The Stranglers… This doth make a fine brew! Now, their new guitar/violin duo is here to bring you a fantastic set of acoustically reinvented classics, utilising all their experience and swagger to sonically set your night on fire! Bringing both humour and professionalism, these guys are must for any venue that loves great a
From: £300 per event
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Newick Folk
(10)

5 piece Folk Band playing the music of these Islands

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. 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. Some of our current favourites include Ashokan Farewell Streets of New York Irish Rover Neil Gow’s Lament Galway Girl White Cockade Durham Rangers Caledonia Lish Young Buy-a-Broom Parnell’s March Come by the Hills Leaving of Liverpool Lark in the Clear Air CarrickFergus Wild Rover Lark in the Morning McFarlane of the Sprotts Fiddlers Green Hardiman the fiddler Galway Shawl Munster Cloak Foxhunters Jig Grey funnel Line The Parting Glass Our line up includes vocal/mandolin/guitar (Alan), whistles/oboe (Martin), double bass (Karn), keyboard (“Professor” Roland Batty), violin (Rhiannon) We can perform as a trio, four piece or five piece with or with out caller so as to accommodate different budgets or musical / venue requirements. We can perform as a Trio, Four piece or Five piece band. Price includes for full band plus PA. Package includes for 2 x 1 hour sets We don't go in for fancy riders, but a couple of drinks and something to eat are always appreciated. Best wishes let me know if you need any further information Alan"
From: £500 per event
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160 Folk Bands in the UK to request a quote from

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Gary Nock Folk Band

Gary Nock

Available in from £300
115 Verified bookings
41 Reviews:

Recent review: "Gary came and performed for us at our Valentines Day afternoon tea this week and we couldn't have asked for better entertainment. We have a wide age range of service users which can be challenging to cater for but Gary played hits across the decades that suited all and everyone had a great afternoon. The feedback from our service users and staff has been excellent! In the lead up to the event Gary was very responsive and helpful with regards to a few issues we had our end. A pleasure to work with, we look forward to welcoming him back in the future!"

John King Folk Band

John King

Available in from £250
107 Verified bookings
36 Reviews:

Recent review: "John was very friendly and accommodating with our event. He is very professional and would definitely look to use him again in the future for other events."

Shenanigans Irish Music Duo Folk Band

Shenanigans Irish Music Duo

Available in from £350
71 Verified bookings
37 Reviews:

Recent review: Great band, got every jigging on the dance floor. Would definitely recommend.

Blag Folk Band

Blag

Available in from £650
50 Verified bookings
23 Reviews:

Recent review: The band is unique combination of Irish teas, Indie n Latin fusion. It suited our crowd at my husbands 40th birthday as we had mixed nationalities and help bring us together, they had to do several encours as no one wanted the band to leave. Would recommend them

BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown Folk Band

BLACK VELVET BAND - Ceilidh, Irish & Hoedown

Available in 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

Stomping Boondocks Folk Band

Stomping Boondocks

Available in from £600
34 Verified bookings
13 Reviews:

Recent review: Stomping Boondocks are a talented band who provide great entertainment at an affordable price! All correspondence was well responded to, with the band taking time and effort in carrying out our requests far better than expected. Everyone had an amazing evening with a fantastic mix of Ceilidh and DJ music played - I can't remember a time where someone wasn't up on the dance floor! :D I really couldn't recommend a better band to book for your special day. Thank you so much for helping to make our day perfect, we had a wonderful time! :)

Harbottle and Jonas Folk Band

Harbottle and Jonas

Available in from £300
21 Verified bookings
8 Reviews:

Recent review: "We really could not be happier, thank you so much for performing at our wedding in Topsham. Thoroughly recommend to anyone (I just wish we could give more than 5 stars) and look forward to listening to your CD! Absolutely lovely people and fabulous voices, suited our small venue very well. Dave made all the organisation very easy and gave us lots of choices prior to the Wedding. Thanks again!!"

Acoustic Jukebox Folk Band

Acoustic Jukebox

Available in from £450
34 Verified bookings
14 Reviews:

Recent review: A really fantastic duo - music was great, and I'd highly recommend them. A perfect fit for our evening - thank you Acoustic Jukebox!

Steve Young Folk Band

Steve Young

Available in from £300
22 Verified bookings
15 Reviews:

Recent review: Steve played at our weeding ceremony and during the drinks reception afterwards. All the guests were commenting on what a fantastic singer he was and how special is was to have live music. When we booked Steve, he was very knowledgeable with songs that would work well during the ceremony but also learnt new songs for us, which made it extra special. He has an incredible voice and I cannnot recommend him highly enough!

Aces High! Folk Band

Aces High!

Available in from £900
16 Verified bookings
9 Reviews:

Recent review: "Absolutely Fantastic! We booked Aces High! for our Wedding and couldn't have been happier with the choice, they put on an absolutely fantastic performance that everyone wholeheartedly enjoyed. Alongside the great show, they're easy to speak to, professional and responsive. Planning a Wedding is always a stressful endeavour, and these guys made the music so much easier! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone, many of the guests weren't great country fans, but it's a true testament to Aces High that the whole party was up and dancing all night!"

Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band Folk Band

Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band

Available in 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!

Juma Steel Band Folk Band

Juma Steel Band

Available in from £200
28 Verified bookings
11 Reviews:

Recent review: "1st class loved it. We had a little surprise party for my wife and she loved it, thank you so much guys."

Abracadabra Aberdour Folk Band

Abracadabra Aberdour

Available in from £80
32 Verified bookings
3 Reviews:

Recent review: Great event, good entertainers

Shenanigan Folk Band

Shenanigan

Available in from £500
27 Verified bookings
12 Reviews:

Recent review: "What a great night - band was great very friendly and asked us to submit any requests prior to party which we did. We had family over from Ireland at the party and even they agreed that the band were fabulous - praise indeed! Thanks Shenanigans for making the evening very special."

The Crutwells Folk Band

The Crutwells

Available in from £200
14 Verified bookings
15 Reviews:

Recent review: Andi and Nico were the perfect choice. They kept the crowd entertained with a variety of song's and Nico playing the violin compliments Andi and his vocals perfectly. They were professional, friendly and everyone of our guests sang their praises and cannot wait to hear them again! I will definetly be booking them again for future events.

Triple Scotch Ceilidh Band Folk Band

Triple Scotch Ceilidh Band

Available in from £900
6 Verified bookings

About: Triple Scotch are a professional ceilidh band based in the North West of England, who are available for hire at wedding receptions, parties, fundraisers and corporate events throughout the UK and bey…

Silver Street Ceilidh Band Folk Band

Silver Street Ceilidh Band

Available in from £750
9 Verified bookings
8 Reviews:

Recent review: We had a great experience from start to finish with these guys. Martin and I had a good chat through things over the phone in advance of our wedding to answer some of my questions and work out a few logistics and finer details. Martin was very reassuring and accommodating and followed up promptly with details as promised. On the big day, the band were fantastic. They got themselves set up and adapted without any trouble to a delayed start (our meal had overrun). The music sounded great and the calling was really clear and with just the right amount of explanations to get everyone dancing and more or less(!) doing the right things whilst still keeping things moving nicely. Nearly all our guests, young and old, ended up getting stuck in, which was great fun and made our day extra memorable for everyone. Highly recommended!

Newick Folk Folk Band

Newick Folk

Available in from £400
6 Verified bookings
10 Reviews:

Recent review: These guys were fabulous. Really helped to make our day special. Lots of compliments from our guests. They played songs at our wedding ceremony at leatherhead registry office and then came back to our house to entertain us and our guests in our garden! The guys were very obliging and wonderful musicians. Highly recommend - thanks Newick Folk!!!! 👍👍


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