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Explore our curated selection of vibrant & energetic ceilidh bands in the UK. We have classic instrumental bands, as well as cover ceilidh bands, who can perform popular hits in their distinct folk style. Most bands can provide a caller on request.

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Ceilidh Bands in the UK

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Dancing Feet Ceilidh Band - Scottish Duo With Live Looping
5( 6 reviews )
• 28 bookings
Kirriemuir

Dancing Feet Ceilidh Band - Scottish Duo With Live Looping

Multi-instrumentalist Ceilidh Duo who use live looping to create full band sound, energetic and lively music, combined with great calling to ensure a full dance floor!

 
from £500 / per event
Elie Rees Ceilidh Band with Experience Caller
5( 3 reviews )
• 13 bookings
Brandon

Elie Rees Ceilidh Band with Experience Caller

Ceilidh/Barn dance band. 3 musicians & a caller teaching the dances includes well known folk artists & experienced ceilidh players. Gorgeous music, great caller for a fun, hassle-free event.

 
from £1000 / per event
'Kingsfolk' For an Exciting Ceilidh Experience
5( 12 reviews )
• 19 bookings
Croydon

'Kingsfolk' For an Exciting Ceilidh Experience

With Kingsfolk you are going to get an evening of brilliant, live music and a caller who will encourage everyone up onto the dance floor. Everyone will have lots of fun.

 
from £550 / per event
'Wraggle Taggle' Traditional Ceilidh Band & Caller
5( 21 reviews )
• 32 bookings
London

'Wraggle Taggle' Traditional Ceilidh Band & Caller

Wraggle Taggle are a professional award-winning and talented band traditional Ceilidh band with many years of experience. Can tailor a band to your particular requirements.

 
from £855 / per event
'Black Velvet' Ceilidh Band
5( 60 reviews )
• 83 bookings
Bristol

'Black Velvet' Ceilidh Band

Ceilidh, ceili, barn dance or hoedown? Black Velvet Band is simply the best! Expect top quality musicianship and a specialist dance-caller who will make sure you have a great time!

 
from £595 / per event
A2 Barn Dance Band Good fun for all occasions
5( 11 reviews )
• 4 bookings
Faversham

A2 Barn Dance Band Good fun for all occasions

We want you to have the time of your lives and we're committed to making this the best barn dance you've ever been to.

 
from £650 / per event
Highly Energetic Irish & Scotish, Ceilidh Band
4( 6 reviews )
• 41 bookings
Oxford

Highly Energetic Irish & Scotish, Ceilidh Band

Create a high-energy and vibrant atmosphere at your next special event with this traditional Scottish Ceilidh band.

 
from £1100 / per event
Terrific & High-Energy Ceilidh Band 'Climax' with Caller
5( 8 reviews )
• 14 bookings
Maidstone

Terrific & High-Energy Ceilidh Band 'Climax' with Caller

This is a terrific and high-energy performance that will bring your guests to the dance floor with traditional ceilidh music!

 
from £850 / per event
"Shenanigan Ceilidh Band"
5( 14 reviews )
• 29 bookings
Brighton

"Shenanigan Ceilidh Band"

This is an ideal celebration entertainment for all guests to get to know each other in a light-hearted way.

 
from £600 / per event
'Price of My Pig' Ceilidh Band with Caller
5( 18 reviews )
• 16 bookings
Lancaster

'Price of My Pig' Ceilidh Band with Caller

Depending on your preferences we are more than happy to focus on Scottish dances, English dances, Irish dances or European dances to suit.

 
from £1200 / per event
'Stomping Boondocks' Ceilidh & Folk Cover Band
5( 14 reviews )
• 36 bookings
Dorchester

'Stomping Boondocks' Ceilidh & Folk Cover Band

As an experienced function band, we have a wealth of experience performing at all manner of events! We'll ensure your ceilidh is unforgettable!

 
from £850 / per event
'Phil Preen' Traditional Ceilidh Band & Dance Caller
5( 12 reviews )
• 13 bookings
Frome

'Phil Preen' Traditional Ceilidh Band & Dance Caller

No matter the special occasion, a traditional Ceilidh or barn dance band will entertain you and your guests with brilliant Scottish, English, American and Irish music.

 
from £500 / per event
Dance The Night Away with 'Rejigged' Ceilidh Band
5( 10 reviews )
• 2 bookings
Canterbury

Dance The Night Away with 'Rejigged' Ceilidh Band

We'll create a vibrant, energetic and lively performance for your special occasion with our traditional Ceilidh music and fun caller, who has a tremendous sense of humour. A personal service

 
from £750 / per event
Small Ceilidh Duo for All Events
5( 5 reviews )
• 2 bookings
Edinburgh

Small Ceilidh Duo for All Events

Small ceilidh duo for 1.5 hours, with traditional music and music in between dances. This option has no drummer so perfect for a quieter but fun ceilidh.

 
from £369 / per event
'Kellys Heroes' The Craic with a Ceilidh
5( 18 reviews )
• 25 bookings
Loughborough

'Kellys Heroes' The Craic with a Ceilidh

Our emphasis is on fun and all we need is for you and your guests to get up and have a go - the result will be a floor full of smiling, laughing faces!

 
from £880 / per event
Dance Till Your Legs Hurt with 'Gallivanters' Ceilidh Band
5( 1 review )
• 6 bookings
Perth

Dance Till Your Legs Hurt with 'Gallivanters' Ceilidh Band

The Gallivanters Ceilidh Band would love to provide you with evening entertainment, we play all of the most popular dances and some not so well known but easy and fun to dance.

 
from £800 / per event
"Gallivanters" 3-Piece Ceilidh & Country Band with 50s & 60s Rock & Roll
5( 1 review )
• 6 bookings
Perth

"Gallivanters" 3-Piece Ceilidh & Country Band with 50s & 60s Rock & Roll

We are an upbeat Ceilidh/Country band who love performing. Music is our life and you can make it yours. You will not be disappointed with The Gallivanters.

 
from £600 / per event
'The Jacobites' Combining Traditional Music with Modern Twist
5( 7 reviews )
Edinburgh

'The Jacobites' Combining Traditional Music with Modern Twist

The Jacobites are an exceptional ceilidh band based in Edinburgh that offer professional ceilidhs for weddings, festivals and events. We offer a ceilidh with a difference.

 
from £1200 / per event

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Dance the Night Away with the Ceilidh Band 'Blag'

5( 36 reviews )
• 85 bookings

We will teach you and your guest's well-known barn dances including all the Scottish favourites. We are experienced in teaching novices, understanding that it is more important that people have fun and keep dancing, rather than the dances being perfect! We also play an eclectic mix of songs from around the globe for your guests to dance or relax to, between the Ceilidh dances. We have performed on both TV and radio, including being featured in 'Loose Ends' on Radio 4.

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Our group has over 25 years of experience performing in the UK and at festivals internationally. Our aim is to get everyone dancing and hope everyone at your event has an amazing time. Our whole group loves performing together and our energy really shows on stage!

from £700 / per event
Dance the Night Away with the Ceilidh Band 'Blag'

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Reviews for Ceilidh Bands in the UK

Read verified reviews from real clients, who booked with Poptop in the UK

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Lee H
• 12 March 2022

Booked with Poptop

Great experience, really great set of guys, put on 2 fantastic sets and got everyone up on the dance floor...would highly recommend
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Kate B
• 04 May 2019

Booked with Poptop

I hired the Capstick Ceilidh Band to perform at my wedding reception and I could not be happier with their professionalism or their performance. They are excellent musicians, they kept the dance floo…
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Sue M
• 08 July 2023

Booked with Poptop

Thank you so much what a super band, they really made my party by playing before hand while our guests had drinks and for the dance in the fabulous barn at The Chequers in Heaverham near Sevenoaks. A…
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Tara H
• 20 August 2022

Booked with Poptop

Booked Price of My Pig for my wedding party in a marquee. Communication was good leading up to the event. The band arrived on time and played two one hour sets. The band were just as good as we had h…
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Mark E
• 25 March 2023

Booked with Poptop

I booked Blag to provide the entertainment at my Retirement Ceilidh last Saturday and they were absolutely tremendous. With their fiddle player acting as caller, they guided a novice crowd of dancer…
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Sam D
• 01 October 2022

Booked with Poptop

We had a great barn dance with thanks to Newick Folk who provided brilliant music for the evening. They really fit the theme and Jenny the caller was brilliant with her instructions, and they managed…

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a ceilidh band?

A ceilidh band is a versatile group of professionals that can perform both traditional folk songs and contemporary pop chart covers. This group will frequently have a vocalist on board, a guitarist, and a caller, and they can play pop song headlining sets interspersed with ceilidh dance. This kind of band is excellent for occasions where the audience's age range is diverse. Ceilidh band combines traditional folk music with energetic traditional and contemporary Scottish music, Irish songs, and lively English songs.

How much is a UK ceilidh band for hire?

The price to hire a ceilidh band in the UK varies depending on how many musicians are in the group. Depending on the size of the band you select, a ceilidh band on Poptop will charge you anything from £300 to £1,920 for an event. Travel costs and other extra services are some of the elements that affect the price. Visit Poptop's website to view a customised list of ceilidh bands near you and to request a quick price for your event once you input your event’s details.

How much time in advance should I book a ceilidh band?

We advise making reservations as early as possible, ideally as soon as you've reserved your venue. Our ceilidh bands for hire require that you book their services at least a day before your event. Others recommend you send in your booking two days before your event. Regardless, it is important that you secure your booking before your event to prevent any disappointment, especially during festivities when most bands are busy. Also, always make sure to secure your booking with a deposit.