In this blog post, we'll list out the 6 most popular ceilidh bands for hire in London on FixTheMusic, based on the number of their confirmed bookings for 2023 and 2024.
London is home to some of the finest ceilidh bands in Europe...bands that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings.
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You'll see that there is a huge range of styles and that many of the London ceilidh bands offer something a bit different to make your wedding truly memorable.
All of these bands perform traditional Scottish ceilidh sets for dancing, and some perform pop & rock covers as well...these bands are known as "ceilidh and covers bands".
FixTheMusic's ceilidh bands perform in a variety of styles, from Scottish and Irish traditional dance music to barn dance and folk music. If you're after a live band for your dance or ceilidh, London has an awesome array of groups to choose from.
So here's the list of the 6 best ceilidh bands for hire in London for 2023...
So let's take a closer look at the most in-demand ceilidh bands in London this year...
1. Ceilidh Twist
Average booking price: £1,979 (as of January 2023)
Ceilidh Twist are a professional ceilidh and covers band based in London. Established in 2000, they have the experience to know what makes a great ceilidh!
They have several TV credits to their name, having recently appeared on BBC1 'This Week', E4 'Made in Chelsea', ITV 'TOWIE' and Channel 4 'Gok Wann's Fashion Fix'.
Ceilidh Twist regularly play at destination weddings in Europe and beyond, recently performing in France (4 times), Malta (3 times), Dubai, Portugal, Italy and Jersey.
And they have upcoming weddings in the next year in France (twice more), Rome (again), Majorca, Spain and Tuscany!
As possibly the busiest ceilidh band around, Ceilidh Twist are in demand for weddings across Europe as well as the UK! We put a fresh twist on traditional tunes and dances by combining them with a modern, contemporary rhythm that no one can resist dancing to, which is why word of mouth accounts for the majority of our work and we get so many repeat bookings.
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We’re highly experienced in travelling for bookings abroad and know how to work with a mixed nationality crowd and to deal with the logistics of a destination wedding!
Our standard band is a 5-piece line-up of Caller, Fiddle, Guitar, Bass Guitar and Drum Kit. But we often play as a smaller ensemble, as a 3 or 4-piece band, particularly for destination weddings and all options work really well!
All of our musicians are full-time, professional players and the members of Ceilidh Twist come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds from Funk to Jazz and Big-Band, Classical to Gospel and Traditional Scottish/Irish music.
We understand that whatever your event, you need a professional, experienced band of the highest quality that take pride in what they do.
So if you're looking to hire the finest ceilidh and covers band London has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with Ceilidh Twist.
Please check out our website for more information.
Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...
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2. Paragon Ceilidh Band
Average booking price: £1,394 (as of January 2023)
Location: London & Sussex
Paragon Ceilidh Band is a fantastic ceilidh and covers band to hire for weddings and all other occasions!
In the 15 years since the band was born they have built up the enviable reputation of being one of the best bands on the UK function scene.
Their exceptionally wide repertoire ranges from cool, dinner jazz, themed evenings, popular party songs and styles from the 1950s through the '60s, '70s and '80s, soul, funk and disco to today’s pop hits.
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3. Willow Ceilidh Band
Average booking price: £750 - £1,500 (as of January 2023)
Willow Ceilidh Band perform lively Scottish, Irish, English & Welsh folk music at weddings and events in London, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and beyond.
With fiddles, accordion, guitar & expert caller to teach the dances, we're a young, energetic and modern ceilidh band...guaranteed to get you dancing!
The band is particularly in demand at destination weddings in Europe. They have recently performed in Tuscany, Italy and have upcoming weddings in Spain, France, Italy and Portugal.
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4. The London Ceilidh Band
Average booking price: £693 (as of January 2023)
The London Ceilidh Band will put a sparkle into your event.
There is a vitality to our sound that encourages people to get up and dance.
Whether it's a wedding, a student social or a community fundraiser, we will give it a professional touch.
The band has performed for a variety of events in a huge range of venues from village halls to stately homes and aircraft hangars to exclusive country hotels.
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5. Keep Calm and Ceilidh
Average booking price: £803 (as of January 2023)
One of the most popular, versatile, successful and affordable traditional ceilidh bands based in London, Keep Calm and Ceilidh perform live Irish, Scottish, English and American music, dance and songs throughout south east England and beyond.
They go out as anything from a duo to a six-piece amplified or acoustic, with or without a caller.
Founded by Mick (Guitar/vocals) in 1998 the band has many years success including performances for Mick Jagger and Robert Smith of The Cure.
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6. Ramnee Ceilidh Band
Average booking price: £1,829 (as of January 2023)
With high profile performances for the likes of HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Country Life, ITV, E4, Netflix original series 'The Crown' (2 Golden Globes) feat. Claire Foy, Matt Smith and John Lithgow and performing with celebs such as John Barrowman, the award-winning Ramnee Ceilidh Band are by far the must-have feature of any Celtic event.
We have supported Sister Sledge, Supergrass and T'Pau, as well as the cast of Made in Chelsea (who we won a BAFTA with).
We have taken celebrities James Corden, Ant & Dec, Jonathan Wilkes, Edith Bowman and even Tom Smith (Editors) through the steps of ceilidh dancing.
Renowned as a funky and exciting dance band with a wide range of influences, they have taken the key elements of Scottish & Irish tradition and moulded a new fresh Celtic blend with well-known covers...irresistible to dance to.
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We hope you've enjoyed reading this list of the best ceilidh bands London has to offer in 2023.
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— Adam is a co-founder of FixTheMusic and works on everything from copywriting and marketing to design and user experience. He studied Music at Cambridge University. Adam is a keen pianist, and also learned cello and trumpet from an early age.