21 of the finest Essex Ceilidh Bands to hire for your events.
These are the perfect Ceilidh Bands for weddings, corporate events & parties in Essex, locally sourced by our entertainment experts. Find the best Essex Ceilidh Bands only at Alive Network, the UK's biggest entertainment agency.
5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended18 Reviews Number of members: 4London
A lively ceilidh band featuring brilliant musicians and an inspiring caller. Performing traditional Irish, Scottish & Country music, Rakish Paddy will bring a marvellous atmosphere to any party or gathering!...
5 stars - Reels On Wheels are Highly Recommended44 Reviews Number of members: 3London
Meet Reels On Wheels, a professional, award-winning Ceilidh band! Experts at creating a fun & interactive party atmosphere suitable for all ages, Reels On Wheels features some of the finest trad musicians performing Celtic, Irish and Scottish music! A fantastic party guaranteed! ...
5 stars - The Irish Ceilidh Band are Highly Recommended8 Reviews Number of members: 4Vale of Glamorgan
Introducing you to real Irish Ceilidh; guaranteed to get your feet stomping! This high energy 4-piece band features an array of traditional instruments from the fiddle, whistles and the Irish Bodhran! Complete with outstanding musicianship, warm wit and Irish charm, The Irish Ceilidh Band have entertained crowds across the UK!...
5 stars - Ceilidh Champions are Highly Recommended2 Reviews Number of members: 5London
If you're looking for a dynamic and lively ceilidh band, look no further! This 5 piece band with caller, will perform all the traditional Irish and Scottish jigs and reels, that will keep you and your guests dancing all night long....
5 stars - Accordionist Cailin are Highly Recommended14 Reviews Number of members: 1London
Performing traditional songs from around the world, Accordionist Cailin has an impressive resume of Festival & TV appearances, as well as previous clients including Princess Anne, Sting, Jamie Oliver & Guy Ritchie!...
5 stars - Lord Strange are Highly Recommended2 Reviews Number of members: 3London
Lord Strange are a striking instrumental folk trio that perform traditional tunes from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Scandinavia, America & more! With a flexible repertoire & a caller also available, Lord Strange are perfect for all types of events!...
5 stars - The Foggy Dudes are Highly Recommended14 Reviews Number of members: 2Suffolk
A lively Irish Duo performing traditional Irish music & songs from The Dubliners, Pogues, other traditional and Irish country artists. With a repertoire including jigs, reels, hornpipes & polkas, The Foggy Dudes are sure to have everyone on their feet!...
5 stars - Ceilidh And Co are Highly Recommended4 Reviews Number of members: 3London
Ceilidh And Co are a collective of energetic, fresh faced musicians who are experts in the art of a great ceilidh. Including driving percussion, foot stomping piano & ferocious fiddle, this charming trio perform dances which are easy & fun!...
5 stars - Hazelwood are Highly Recommended3 Reviews Number of members: 4Hampshire
Southampton based barn dance band Hazelwood are the band for your event. Hazelwood play a mixture of English, Irish, Scottish and American styles of music suitable for club/works socials, wedding receptions, fund raisers. 3 Piece band plus caller....
5 stars - The Cyclones are Highly Recommended42 Reviews Number of members: 4Surrey
The Cyclones set is geared very much towards keeping people on the dance floor and generating a party atmosphere, with strong harmonies, quality vocals, and energetic performances. 4-piece line up can be increased to a 7-piece. Irish & Jewish repertoire also available!...
5 stars - Artys Party are Highly Recommended53 Reviews Number of members: 3Swansea
A lively group of musicians including a Brit Award and Mercury Music Prize nominee. Arty’s Party play Irish singalong standards. You can dance the night away to the ceilidh calling dance tunes such as the Seige of Ennis, the Gay Gordons, Strip the Willow....
Ceilidh Cools' bringing Ceilidh back and they are up for the craic! Come all ye lasses & rogues, strap in your brogues and step out for the Ceilidh. The liveliest Irish & Scottish folk band in the UK! (Barn dancing caller available)...
5 stars - The Banjo Guy are Highly Recommended7 Reviews Number of members: 1Cornwall
An award winning & highly experienced Banjo player providing fun & unique entertainment! From exciting foot tapping bluegrass to interpretations of Jazz, Blues & Romantic pieces, The Banjo Guy is musically versatile & ready to entertain at any occasion!...
5 stars - The Manchester Ceilidh Trio are Highly Recommended10 Reviews Number of members: 3Greater Manchester
One of the finest Ceilidh bands around, The Manchester Ceilidh Trio are a young and extremely talented trio who will have your guests dancing from the first note to the very last! All Royal Northern College of Music graduates, members have performed with UK leading orchestras, indie-folk band Belle & Sebastian & Andrea Bocelli!...
5 stars - Celtic Cello are Highly Recommended2 Reviews Number of members: 1Glasgow
Acclaimed cellist, Celtic Cello, will bring a unique quality to your event with solo cello in Scottish / Celtic style. Also available with a looping pedal, allowing for full arrangements with driving rhythm or delicate, sensitive accompaniment!...
5 stars - Jigs n Gigs Ceilidh are Highly Recommended9 Reviews Number of members: 4Fife
One of the finest ceilidh bands around, Jigs N Gigs provide an energetic, authentic and fun Scottish ceilidh experience! With more than 30 years experience, the band have played at venues including Gleneagles, Stirling Castle and Hopetoun House, as well as venues abroad within Malaysia and China!...
5 stars - The Ceilidh-oots are Highly Recommended21 Reviews Number of members: 3Glasgow
The Ceilidh-oots are amongst the UK's finest ceilidh bands. They perform the most exciting, toe-tapping ceilidhs for weddings, parties, celebrations & corporate events. Previous engagements include performing at the 2012/13 BBC Scotland Hogmanay Celebration!...
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The Foggy Dudes
5 stars - The Foggy Dudes are Highly Recommended
“Wow, what a brilliant band!! Highly recommended, they had everyone up dancing for 3 hours solid. The band took lots of requests and were great fun too. Really friendly band, up for...”
Niamh B booked The Foggy Dudes for their Wedding in Essex
The Foggy Dudes
5 stars - The Foggy Dudes are Highly Recommended
“Thank you so much for being brilliant. Everyone had such a great time. Everyone really enjoyed the music and I hope to see you again. Really great!”
Kez R booked The Foggy Dudes for their Wedding at The Fat Cat in Essex
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How much do Essex Ceilidh Bands cost?
Ceilidh Bands in Essex cost from £231 to £3142. The average price in 2022 was £1026. Prices vary depending on experience, demand, size of act, travel costs and the specs of the equipment provided. Artists travelling into Essex from further away will usually charge more than a local act due to travel time and fuel costs.
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