Paragon Ceilidh Band
Ceilidh & Covers Band
£1,426 (avg. price)

About Paragon Ceilidh Band – professional ceilidh and covers band based in London
10 reviews

Booked 52 times on FixTheMusic

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 we have built up the enviable reputation of being one of the best bands on the UK function scene.

Our 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.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Orsett Hall Hotel in Essex and Homme House in Ledbury.

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More information about Paragon Ceilidh Band

We also offer ceilidh music to really get your party swinging! One of our most popular requests, particularly for weddings, is to perform a couple of ceilidh sets as well as a couple of party sets.

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We've played for the Royal Family, BP, BT, Credit Suisse, Ernst and Young, Hanson, Lloyds TSB, as well as numerous other clients. Venues include Claridge's, The Ritz, The Dorchester Hotel, The Gherkin, Gleneagles and St James’s Palace (for a Royal birthday party).

All of our singers and musicians are highly trained professionals with a wealth of experience. We’ve worked with artists including Daniel Bedingfield, Alexandra Burke, Joss Stone, Ms Dynamite, Beverly Knight, John Entwistle, Avril Lavigne, Mavis Staples, Paul Jones, Elizabeth McGovern and Katie Melua, have recorded on numerous albums and played in West End shows and for radio, TV and film.

The size of the line-up is adaptable to your needs: between 4 players (guitar, bass, drums and female vocalist) and 6 players (additional keyboards and/or second vocalist) for most occasions, with the option of a 3-piece brass section. If a smaller line-up is required we can play all your favourite dinner jazz and easy listening songs as a duo or trio.

Although we are based in London, we are available to travel throughout the UK and particularly in the South East of England, including to Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Orsett Hall Hotel, Essex
  • Bruisyard Hall, Woodbridge, UK
  • Homme House, Much Marcle, Ledbury
  • Drayton Court, The Avenue, London, UK
  • Rivervale Barn, Mill Lane, Yateley, UK
  • Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, London, UK
  • The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London, UK
  • Eastfields Farm Barns, Melchbourne, Bedford
  • Petersfield
  • Manningtree
  • Sevenoaks, UK
  • Bowerchalke, Salisbury
  • Northampton, UK

So if you're looking for the finest modern ceilidh and covers band London has to offer, make an enquiry!

10 verified reviews

"Paragon Ceilidh Band were absolutely fantastic! We never had an empty dance floor and the band made sure our wedding evening was the fun and wonderful party we always hoped we’d have. The comments from our guests have been brilliant."
– Rowena Henderson, 2 November 2022, wedding in Langley Green, West Sussex
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"Hi, I just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of Tom and I for such an amazing evening wedding reception. The dance floor was never empty and all the guests have commented on how great the band was. The ceilidh was enjoyed by all, those who have done many and those who have never. The instructions were so clear, the dances ran smoothly and everyone joined in. From the first to the last dance the evening was unforgettable. Once again thank you so much! Sarah & Tom."
– Sarah & Tom Simpson, 24 August 2022, wedding at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London, UK
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"Firstly thank you, so very much, for just being so utterly incredible in every way! You were all so patient with the Covid related postponements and with our slightly to-the-wire bits and pieces! We embarked on this wedding back in February 2019 and my goodness was it worth the wait! The main ingredients we wanted for our wedding were good food, good wine and good music and you guys were the absolute talk of the party. I have had so many of our guests asking where I found you, and telling us how much they loved having such amazing live music. I don't think the dance floor was ever empty - I know I spent a long time on it - and you all made it such a special evening and everything you played was perfect."
– Laura Saxon, 24 June 2022, wedding in Bowerchalke, Salisbury, UK
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"Thanks to Paragon Ceilidh Band for playing at my wife’s surprise 70th birthday and our 50th wedding anniversary celebrations. They were absolutely infectious and got all guests involved into the party spirit. All of our guests have said what a brilliant time they had and I cannot praise them enough for their efforts and professionalism even to helping my grandson install his guitar and helping him to do a short set during the interval. I also feel that their own involvement was as enjoyable as ours and I can only wish them every success in the future. Regards, Barry Jarvis."
– Barry Jarvis, 20 April 2022, birthday party at Winstanley House, Leicester
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"Simon and all the band, We just wanted say a huge thank you to you and all the band for the wedding on Saturday. Between you all – afternoon and of course the evening – you created just the atmosphere we were hoping for. There were so many compliments about you guys and the blend of styles pulled off so effortlessly. I know as seasoned pros this probably comes as second nature to you but it really showed how well and tightly you all worked together and the real enjoyment you put into the music. You really helped to create a very special day for everyone and of course Nats and Ross. Thanks so much."
– Andy and Jenny Scott, 23 January 2022, wedding in London
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"Paragon were amazing. They gave great instructions to our guests on how to get involved in the ceilidh, knew exactly when to take breaks so everyone could catch their breath and the covers sets were awesome too. We didn't want them to stop playing and we barely left the dance floor all night! Thanks, Lorna & Nate."
– Lorna Taylor, 11 September 2021, wedding at Eastfields Farm Barns, Melchbourne, Bedford, UK
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"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the band and you for making our wedding day so wonderful. The dance floor was packed all night and everyone has nothing but praise for you, we have already had a few people ask for your details to recommend you on to friends. The guys were so friendly on the night and Danica really got everyone going on the dance floor. We were also really impressed with the help we had from you leading up to the wedding. Emails were always responded to promptly and you were really accommodating in our requests. We have a few photos of the band from our photographer and will send them though if you are interested. So thanks again for helping make our day so special and so much fun. You were absolutely fabulous and I would have no issues recommending you to anyone."
– Nicola & George Clarke, 11 August 2021, wedding in Kent
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"Adam and I wanted to thank you for such a stunning performance at our wedding at the Corinthia Hotel back in September. Your energy, skill and enthusiasm was absolutely perfect and really got the party going straight from the off. It was great to have the combination of ceilidh and covers and we had so many compliments from our guests. Everyone could tell that you were all really enjoying it and that just seemed to transfer to all of our guests. Thank you again."
– Justin and Adam Christy, 28 March 2020, wedding in London
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"Paragon Ceilidh Band played at my 50th birthday party in Manningtree, Essex on 9th November. They were absolutely BRILLIANT - the music was superb, we all loved the dancing and Danica was fabulous at getting us all involved and steering us in the right direction (which believe me, can’t have been easy). I can’t recommend them highly enough. Thank you Paragon Ceilidh Band for an absolutely wonderful evening - the icing on the (birthday) cake."
– Charlotte Howell, 16 November 2019, birthday party in Essex
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"As our wedding was the second time round for both of us we wanted something less loud (and boring) than the traditional disco. We decided to try a ceilidh in the hopes that it would appeal to a wider age range. We choose 'Paragon' from the many bands offered by 'Fix the Music'. They seemed professional, flexible and good value for money. They were all of that and more. What a fantastic group! They were vibrant and got everyone on their feet from five year olds to seventy five year olds. They varied the time slots and gave more than expected. They were versatile and provided other genres of music as required allowing oldies to smooch or jive and youngies to bop. The caller/ singer was excellent. She had a stunning voice as a singer but as a caller she was encouraging, clear and easy to follow and got everyone on their feet. She helped generate so much energy. Everyone thought it was one of the best evenings ever. Paragon Ceilidh Band is a band that we highly, highly recommend."
– Tony and Kim Cooper, 7 August 2019, wedding in Sharpthorne, West Sussex
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Audio samples
Ceilidh and Folk Medley
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Willams
Lady Marmalade - Labelle
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Eddie Cantor
Mustang Sally
Live at St Mark's, London (a medley of dinner jazz tunes played live)
Ain't No Sunshine
Dock Of The Bay
Girl From Ipanema
Lean On Me
My Funny Valentine
Son Of A Preacher
Set List
Pop Covers

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

Angels – Robbie Williams

Better Together – Jack Johnson

Careless Whisper – George Michael

Come Away With Me – Norah Jones

Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding

Feel Like Making Love – Roberta Flack

Fields Of Gold – Eva Cassidy

From This Moment On – Shania Twain

Get Here – Oleta Adams

Groovy Kind Of Love – Phil Collins

Have I Told You Lately? – Van Morrison

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – The Chimes

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over – Lenny Kravitz

It’s Too Late – Carole King

Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack

Moondance – Van Morrison

My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion

Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin

Somethin’ Stupid – Frank Sinatra

Songbird – Eva Cassidy

Stand By Me – John Lennon

Stop – Sam Brown

The Look Of Love – Dusty Springfield

We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong

When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller

You’re Still The One – Shania Twain

Your Body Is A Wonderland – John Meyer

Rock 'n' Roll Covers

All Right Now – Free

Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones

Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen

Jump – Van Halen

Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones

Long Train Runnin’ – Doobie Brothers

Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Summer Of 69 – Brian Adams


La Bamba / Twist – Ritchie Valens

Lambada – Kaoma

Mambo Italiano – Dean Martin

Mas Que Nada – Sergio Mendes

Quando Quando – Pat Boone

Sway – Dean Martin

That’s Amore – Dean Martin

Volare – Dean Martin

'60s Covers

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations

Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams

Dancing In The Street – Martha Reeves

Get Back – The Beatles

Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis

Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones

I Feel Good – James Brown

I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Etta James

I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles

I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin

In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Pickett

My Guy – Mary Wells

Respect – Aretha Franklin

Shout – Lulu

Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield

These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ – Nancy Sinatra

Walk On By – Dionne Warwick

You Can’t Always Get What – Rolling Stones

'70s Covers

As – Stevie Wonder

Blame It On The Boogie – The Jacksons

Boogie Nights – Heatwave

Car Wash – Rose Royce

Dancing Queen – Abba

Good Times – Chic

He’s The Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge

Heart Of Glass – Blondie

I Feel The Earth Move – Carole King

I Want You Back – Jackson 5

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

Is She Really Going Out With Him – Joe Jackson

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls

Lady Marmalade – Labelle

Le Freak – Chic

Lean On Me – Bill Withers

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

Lost In Music – Sister Sledge

Love Is In The Air John – Paul Young

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

Miss You – Rolling Stones

No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley

Perfect Day – Lou Reed

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry

Rockin’ All Over The World – Status Quo

September – Earth Wind & Fire

Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder

Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees

Stuck In The Middle – Gerry Rafferty

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

That’s The Way I Like It – K C

Waterloo – Abba

We Are Family – Sister Sledge

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder

You To Me Are Everything – The Real Thing

Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton

'80s Covers

Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer

Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan

Billie Jean – Michael Jackson

Black Velvet – Alannah Miles

Celebration – Kool And The Gang

Every Breath You Take – The Police

Fame – Irene Cara

Hot, Hot, Hot – Arrow

I Can’t Stand The Rain – Tina Turner

I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross

I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters

It Must Be Love – Madness

Kiss – Prince

Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi

Living For The City – Stevie Wonder

Love Shack – B52s

Material Girl – Madonna

Midnight At The Oasis – Brand New Heavies

Money For Nothing – Dire Straits

Nine To Five – Dolly Parton

Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon

Perfect – Fairground Attraction

Private Dancer – Tina Turner

Simply The Best – Tina Turner

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves – Eurythmics

Somebody Else’s Guy – Jocelyn Brown

Suspicious Minds – Candi Staton / Elvis

Sweet Love – Anita Baker

Tainted Love – Gloria Jones

The Power Of Love – Huey Lewis

The Time Of My Life – Jennifer Warnes

There Must Be An Angel – Eurythmics

Tragedy – Bee Gees

Upside Down – Diana Ross

Uptown Girl – Billy Joel

Venus – Bananarama

Wake Me Up Before You Go Go – George Michael

Walkin’ On Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves

You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon

You Might Need Somebody – Randy Crawford

'90s - '00s

All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Crazy – Gnarls Barclay

Crazy In Love – Beyonce

Free – Yomanda

Groove Is In The Heart – Deee Lite

I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing – Aerosmith

I Just Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie

I Love It When You Call – The Feeling

Kids – Robbie Williams

Laura – Scissors Sisters

Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams

Piece Of My Heart – Beverley Knight

Rehab Amy – Winehouse

Shackles – Mary Mary

She’s Electric – Oasis

Sing It Back – Moloko

Take You Mama Out – Scissors Sisters

Use Somebody – Kings Of Leon

Valerie – Amy Winehouse

What I Am – Edie Brickell


500 Miles – The Proclaimers

Come Up And See Me – Cockney Rebel

Hi Ho Silver Lining – Jeff Beck

Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Irish Songs

Black Velvet Band

Dirty Old Town

From Clare To Here

Leaving Of Liverpool

She Moved Through The Fair

Star Of The County Down

The Irish Rover

The Wild Rover

Whiskey In The Jar

'50s Covers

Everyday – Buddy Holly

I Guess It Doesn’t Matter – Buddy Holly

Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry

Let’s Twist Again – Chubby Checker

Oh Boy – Buddy Holly

Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly

Rave On – Buddy Holly

Rock Around The Clock – Bill Hayley

That’ll Be The Day – Buddy Holly

You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry


Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil

Khe Sahn – Cold Chisel

One Perfect Day – Little Heroes

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