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.
The Emerald ThievesHire 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
LuanHire 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 BandHire 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
Superb Ceilidh band from Birmingham's finest, Folk Works Band, go on dance the night away! read more
Coila Ceilidh bandHire 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 BandHire a Ceilidh Band - Fourth Floor Ceilidh Band based in Glasgow
A cracking ceilidh band with Scottish and Irish roots. Get in! read more
AnnasachHire 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 ShoogleHire 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.
Emerald Celtic Rock BandHire 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 BandHire a Ceilidh Band, Portobello Ceilidh Band, based in Edinburgh
The Portobello Ceilidh Band. Proper ceilidh from a proper ceilidh band. read more
Reely Rockin'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 RangersHire 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
Currie BrothersHire 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.
The Thumping TommysHire 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
Licence To CeilidhHire a Ceilidh Band, Licence to Ceilidh, based in London
A young, energetic and professional ceilidh band for any occasion. read more
Alive and Jiggin Ceilidh BandHire 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 Reel FlingHire a Ceilidh Band - The Reel Fling book them today!
Upbeat, energetic and innovative entertainment. Each member has at least 12 years of playing experience and a high level of musicianship.
Ghillie DhuHire a Ceilidh Band - Gillie Dhu, based in Aberdeen
Aberdeen's best export since crude oil, Ghillie Dhu is a fantastic ceilidh band. read more
Scotia Ceilidh BandHire 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
The Wullie Fraser Ceilidh BandHire 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
The Barn Dance BandHire 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
The Gary Blair Ceilidh BandHire 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
Dancing Feet Ceilidh BandHire 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
The TattiesHire 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
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