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
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
For All Your Hoedown, Barn Dance & Ceilidh Needs, Look No Further Than This London Based Act 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 BandFourth Floor Ceilidh Band - get ready to party! 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
Cowcaddens Ceilidh Cowboys
Wild ceilidh, pop and rock covers and three of the best ceilidh musicians in the world. What more can you ask for? 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
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
Half Moon Ceilidh Band
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 Farthings
If You're A Fan Of The Mumford & Sons Pop Folk Style Then Look No Further Than This Top Band! 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.
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 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.
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 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
Loudon Ceilidh BandHire 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
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
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
Licence To CeilidhHire a Ceilidh Band, Licence to Ceilidh, based in London
A young, energetic and professional ceilidh band for any occasion. 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
- That's the last of them.