FixTheMusic has an amazing selection of young and modern ceilidh bands working across the UK's capital city, and we have links with some inspiring venues situated across London and the Home Counties.
Our website has received enquiries for bookings at Grace Belgravia Health Wellbeing Lifestyle Club, Battersea Art Centre and Muswell Hill Golf Club, to name a few, and are musicians have played at prestigious venues including The Ritz, Wolseley and Mandarin Oriental, as well as at beautiful venues outside of London such as Leez Priory in Essex and Allington Castle in Kent.
If you're struggling to find the right ceilidh band to hire for your wedding reception, birthday party or other private event in London, submit an enquiry form and FixTheMusic will put you in contact with some amazing acts.
Whether you’re sorting music for your wedding, 18th, 30th, 40th, 50th or 80th birthday party, or you’re hosting an office or corporate party, book the perfect local ceilidh band to celebrate the occasion and get all your guests dancing!
At FixTheMusic, we list top-quality ceilidh bands that have been selected by invitation only.
When you submit an enquiry, you'll receive quotes directly from available bands so you can compare them by watching their videos, reading their reviews and by asking them any questions you might have via our secure messaging system.
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To get quotes from similar bands, submit an enquiry and receive bespoke offers for your event within hours.
FixTheMusic is proud to present a talented range of London-based ceilidh bands who work in a number of musical styles.
We have acoustic lineups who play authentic instruments like the fiddle, flute, tin whistle, accordion, hammered dulcimer and bodhrán drum, and who specialise in traditional Gaelic music such as jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas, slip-jigs, strathspeys and waltzes from both Scotland and Ireland.
We also have a hand-picked selection of modern ceilidh bands for hire who add drums, electric guitar, electric violin and vocals to the mix, and are able to perform contemporary pop covers in the ceilidh style, as well as related hybrid forms such as English folk music, folk rock, Irish rock and traditional Americana and country music.
Old-time American barn dances are proving increasingly popular with FixTheMusic’s clients, and very much suit the rise of rustic and natural wedding receptions. Alongside barn dancing and country music, our ceilidh bands also cater to line dancing, northeastern rants and other folk-related dance forms such as the Irish stepdance and set dancing.
Many of our musicians graduated from the city's best music colleges, including the Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London College of Music and the Academy of Contemporary Music, and have extensive gigging experience at nearby venues, as well as across the rest of the UK. Click below for audio and video clips of some of the most talented ceilidh bands London has to offer.
Prices vary according to the size of the band, how many sets they play and how far they have to travel to get to your event.
Our system ensures that great ceilidh bands operating across Greater London are notified first to minimise travel costs, so you can be sure you’re getting the best price. We are fast gaining a reputation for hosting some of the best ceilidh bands London, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex have to offer.
Ceilidh bands on FixTheMusic generally start at £650, which is what you would pay to book a three-piece lineup to perform 2 x 45-minute sets or similar.
The average price for hiring a ceilidh band in London is £956, which includes a caller who is able to teach your guests the dance steps and lead them through each dance. It is especially important to book the right ceilidh caller as this sets the tone for your evening's entertainment.
To get an accurate quote, it’s best to talk to the band themselves. Make an enquiry to be put in direct contact with our best local musicians, and you’ll be able to discuss details such as dress code (several of our bands perform in kilts and other traditional Highland dress), your favourite songs, PA hire, lighting and parking. FixTheMusic’s musicians are always willing to negotiate, particularly if you can help provide them with equipment and catering, and they actively want to make your event a success and get your guests dancing.
FixTheMusic is a one-stop shop for booking amazing professional musicians anywhere in the world. And it's completely free for event planners to use.
Founded in 2015 by two brothers who share a passion for great live music, FixTheMusic is a new way to find and book hand-picked bands and musicians for weddings, private parties, corporate events and charity events.
As professional musicians, we realised how difficult it can be for event planners to find and book musicians for their event. So we decided to make it easy.
With FixTheMusic, all you need to do is tell us what you’re looking for and our system does the heavy lifting to get you offers from our carefully curated selection of amazing musicians.
We make it simple and secure for you to connect directly with the best musicians across the globe so you can book live music for any event within minutes.
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FixTheMusic is trusted by the world's most prestigious brands, universities and charities
FixTheMusic's corporate and government clients include Google, Facebook, Samsung, Singapore Grand Prix, U.S. Department of State, The Crown Estate, Playstation, Pepsi, CHANEL, Bacardi, Sky Arts, L'Oréal, House of Fraser, The Ritz, Aldi, the British Army, Ministry of Defence, Virgin Sport, WPP, W Series, KPMG, Deloitte, The Economist, G4S, Lavazza, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, English Heritage, The Courtauld Institute of Art, The King's Fund and numerous luxury hotels and wedding planners around the world 🌍
FixTheMusic is proud to have provided live music for numerous charity fundraising events, including for WWF UK, The Zoological Society, The Royal British Legion, Shelter, The Genesis Research Trust and The Pituitary Foundation.
Local professional musicians and bands throughout the world
Beyond the UK, FixTheMusic has helped clients find amazing local musicians and book international bands for destination weddings and events across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
We have ambitious plans to grow internationally over the coming years — we want FixTheMusic to be the first port of call for discovering and booking outstanding local musicians throughout the world; to become Airbnb for live music.
As well as offering only a carefully curated selection of hand-picked bands and musicians, we strive to provide world-class customer service so you can book with complete confidence. See what our clients say in our verified reviews.
We are an official supplier with Rock My Wedding. They choose only the very best wedding suppliers and we're proud that they invited us to join their hand-picked selection of outstanding suppliers.
Having provided wedding music and musical entertainment for thousands of weddings and events worldwide, we were often asked by clients if we provided other entertainers aside from bands.
We now offer the full range of entertainment options for weddings and corporate events, from fire dancers and magicians to acrobats and stilt walkers, including other professionals such as wedding photographers.
And since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, we have become specialists in providing live music and entertainment for online virtual events for individuals and corporate clients.
You can read more about FixTheMusic and their team of Ed, Adam, Zazie and Freeman here.