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Ceilidh Bands anywhere in the UK

In modern terms, a ceilidh (pronounced kay-lay) is a social gathering which involves performing and or dancing to traditional Scottish or Irish folk music.

A good ceilidh band therefore has to be versatile enough to handle the huge range of music required of them and if they really know their stuff, to be able to entertain dancers from beginners to reel (pardon the pun) experts.

So what makes a good ceilidh band? Musical ability, of course but also a sense of passion for the music which should come across in lively, friendly performances. Expertise in a range of traditional and contemporary instruments and above all, a dedication to having fun and entertaining guests no matter their level of experience is incredibly important.

A good "caller," someone who will explain and even in some cases demonstrate the steps is absolutely essential to avoid a massive pile up in the middle of the dance floor. Many Scottish and Irish weddings end up like that anyway, but the timing is important.

At Hireaband we know how to have a good time (you should see the office on a Friday afternoon), and we know a good ceilidh band when we see one too, after all our Head Office is based in Scotland and some of our team have performed in many a good band over the years.

We've hand picked some of the finest ceilidh bands in the country, all experienced and of a superb standard. As with all the bands we represent, none of the acts have paid to be here, they are on the site and available to you strictly by invitation only and only becuase they meet our incredibly high standards.

So browse the bands, safe in the knowledge that if your wedding or party requires a ceilidh band, you've got access right here to the very best in the business.


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Displaying 1-24 of total 27 acts for Ceilidh Bands anywhere in the UK.
  • The Emerald Thieves

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band - The Emerald Thieves based in County Durham

    Classic & contemporary folk, pop and rock from County Durham's supremely talented Emerald Thieves read more

  • Luan

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band - Luan based in Glasgow

    A young vibrant ceilidh band for hire. Full of energy with an interesting twist, guaranteed to keep your guests dancing. read more

  • Sound of Islay Ceilidh Band

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band - Sound of Islay Ceilidh Band, based in Glasgow

    A cracking ceilidh band for hire.Lively and fun, they also offer a DJ set! read more

  • Folk Works Band

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    Superb Ceilidh band from Birmingham's finest, Folk Works Band, go on dance the night away! read more

  • Coila Ceilidh band

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band - Coila Ceilidh Band one of Scotland's best known!

    Coila is a professional 3 piece ceilidh band available for hire with almost 20 years of experience. read more

  • Fourth Floor Ceilidh Band

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band - Fourth Floor Ceilidh Band based in Glasgow

    A cracking ceilidh band with Scottish and Irish roots. Get in! read more

  • Annasach

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band - Annasach based in Central Scotland

    A funky, folky flavoured ceilidh band complete with superb caller. Just what you need for a party. read more

  • The Big Shoogle

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band - The Big Shoogle, based in Glasgow

    Big Shoogle are the antidote to clapped out ceilidh bands, dodgy dance bands and wonky wedding bands across the UK.

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  • Emerald Celtic Rock Band

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band - Emerald Celtic Rock Band based in Doncaster

    Celtic rock and traditional Irish music at it's best from ths much loved Doncaster based band. read more

  • Portobello Ceilidh Band

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band, Portobello Ceilidh Band, based in Edinburgh

    The Portobello Ceilidh Band. Proper ceilidh from a proper ceilidh band. read more

  • Reely Rockin'

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band, Reely Rockin based in Newcastle

    A highly experienced ceilidh party band from the North East of England read more

  • The Sloane Rangers

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band, the Sloane Rangers based in Luton

    Country, rock n' roll and pop all performed with style by The Sloane Rangers. read more

  • Scotia Ceilidh Band

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band - Scotia Ceilidh, based in Paisley

    A great ceilidh band from Paisley who'll have you wheeching round the dance floor in no time. read more

  • Alive and Jiggin Ceilidh Band

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band - Alive and Jiggin, based in the North East

    An authentic Scottish ceilidh band based in England. Hadrians Wall didn't work after all! read more

  • The Gary Blair Ceilidh Band

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band, The Gary Blair Ceilidh Band based in Glasgow

    This ceilidh band rightly deserve the tag "World Famous" - they've performed across the globe at the very highest level read more

  • Licence To Ceilidh

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band, Licence to Ceilidh, based in London

    A young, energetic and professional ceilidh band for any occasion. read more

  • Currie Brothers

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band, Currie Brothers book them today!

    Consistently one of the most in-demand bands on our books and experienced at the top level of the function/wedding market, their popularity means that availability is strictly limited.

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  • Craigenroan Ceilidh Band

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band, Craigenroan Ceilidh Band based in Glasgow

    Craigenroan ceilidh band are a wonderful group of musicians with a real passion for the ceilidh music they play. read more

  • The Thumping Tommys

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band - The Thumping Tommys based in London

    Like Mumford & Sons and the pop folk sensation? You'll love The Tommy's. read more

  • The Tatties

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band - The Tatties, based in Paisley

    A unique combination of lively ceilidh band and cool, trendy function band. One of the best bands in Scotland. read more

  • The Barn Dance Band

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band. The Barn Dance Band book them today!

    Don't live in Scotland, but want all the joys a ceilidh can bring? Then this is the band for you. A great ceilidh band based in the South East of England. Result! read more

  • Loudon Ceilidh Band

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band, Loudon Ceilidh Band, based in Ayrshire

    The Loudon Ceilidh Band are a lively three piece from Ayrshire. Experienced and versatile. read more

  • The Wullie Fraser Ceilidh Band

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band - The Wullie Fraser Ceilidh Band based in Edinburgh

    A young, energetic and experienced ceilidh band - ceilidh the way it should be. read more

  • Dancing Feet Ceilidh Band

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    Hire a Ceilidh Band - Dancing Feet Ceilidh band book them today!

    Dancing Feet Ceilidh Band do everything you need a ceilidh band to do but with their own style and edge. read more

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