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.
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
Hackney HoedownHackney Hoedown - Barn Dance Musicians, Ceilidh Band. Based in London.
For All Your Hoedown, Barn Dance & Ceilidh Needs, Look No Further Than This London Based Act read more
The Glasgow Ceilidh Band
A fresh, young vibrant ceilidh band with an incredibly lively sound read more
Carrick Ceilidh bandHire a Ceilidh Band - Carrick Ceilidh Band one of Scotland's best known!
Carrick Ceilidh Band have a legendary reputation. Without doubt one of the best ceilidh bands in the world. read more
Edinburgh Castle Ceilidh BandHire a Ceilidh Band, Edinburgh Castle Ceilidh Band, based in Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Castle Ceilidh Band. proper ceilidh from a proper ceilidh band. read more
Looking for something a bit different from a ceilidh band? Then your search is over. read more
Cowcaddens Ceilidh CowboysThe Cowcaddens Ceilidh Cowboys, Ceilidh function band for hire. Based in Glasgow
Wild ceilidh, pop and rock covers and three of the best ceilidh musicians in the world. What more can you ask for? read more
Kilbride Ceilidh Band
A terrific traditional ceilidh band with a fantastic reputation. read more
The House of LairdsThe House of Lairds - Ceilidh band for hire based in central Scotland
Ceilidh, folk, country, rock and pop hits from this very talented band. read more
The Reel Good Ceilidh BandThe Reel Good Ceilidh Band for hire. Based in Scotland
The Godfather of ceilidh bands. World class musicians and a world class band. read more
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
Folk Works BandFolk Works Band - Ceilidh music for hire. Based in the West Midlands
Superb Ceilidh band from Birmingham's finest, Folk Works Band, go on dance the night away! read more
Half Moon Ceilidh BandHalf Moon Ceilidh band for hire. Based in London
Combining Classic Ceilidh With A Contemporary Sound To Please All Audiences 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 Penny FarthingsThe Penny Farthings - Mumford and Sons style wedding band. Based in London
If You're A Fan Of The Mumford & Sons Pop Folk Style Then Look No Further Than This Top Band! read more
Four piece ceilidh band playing traditional Scottish and Irish country dance and some English folk tunes as well. read more
The Funky Ceilidh BandHire a Ceilidh Band,The Funky Ceilidh Band, based in London
A young, energetic and professional ceilidh band for any occasion. read more
Europa Ceilidh BandEuropa - Ceilidh band for hire based in Scotland
A stunningly different ceilidh band with a fabulous sound all their own. read more
Craigenroan Ceilidh BandHire 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
- That's the last of them.