Paragon Ceilidh Band

Ceilidh & Covers Band

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

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.

Please take a look at our 2023 SET LIST

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

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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.

View our list of the UK's best ceilidh bands ➡️

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
  • Bingham Riverhouse, Petersham Road, Richmond, UK
  • Leadenhall Market, Gracechurch Street, London, UK
  • The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London, UK
  • Eastfields Farm Barns, Melchbourne, Bedford
  • Halfmoon Farm, Oakham, Rutland
  • The Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington
  • Petersfield
  • Manningtree
  • Sevenoaks, UK
  • Bowerchalke, Salisbury
  • Northampton, UK
  • Yeovil, Somerset, UK

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

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11 Verified Reviews

"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 Ceilidh Band 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, 8 October 2023, wedding in Sharpthorne, West Sussex
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"Hi Simon, Just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at my 40th birthday party on Saturday night. You and the band were absolutely brilliant! We’ve had so many positive comments about the music and your caller was amazing!!! The way she managed to coordinate the clueless ‘English folk’ was brilliant! Definitely a night to remember thanks to you all! Kind regards, Emma and Ed Lindley."

Emma Lindley, 16 May 2023, birthday party in Northampton, UK
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"Paragon Ceilidh Band played at my 50th birthday party in Manningtree, Essex on 9th February. 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, 15 February 2023, birthday party in Essex
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"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 me for such an amazing evening wedding reception. The dance floor was never empty and all the guests 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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Set List

Ceilidh dances

Brown Jug Polka
Circassian Circle
Dashing White Sergeant
Gay Gordons
Heel and Toe Polka
Strip the Willow


American Boy Estelle
Can’t Stop the Feelin’ Justin Timberlake
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
Crazy Gnarls Barclay
Crazy in Love Beyonce
Domino Jessie J
Forget You Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky Daft Punk
Happy Pharrell Williams
I'm Yours Jason Mraz
Lady Marmalade Labelle
Locked Out of Heaven Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5
Price Tag Jessie J
Rather Be Clean Bandit
Rehab Amy Winehouse
Rolling in the Deep Adele
Runaway Baby Bruno Mars
Sax Fleur East
Sex on Fire Kings of Leon
Something Just Like This Coldplay
Take You Mama Out Scissors Sisters
Uptown Funk Bruno Mars
Use Somebody Kings of Leon
Valerie Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up Avicii
When you Say Nothing At All Alison Krauss
You Got the Love Florence and the Machine
Is You Is, or Is You Ain't Louis Jordan
Everyday Buddy Holly
I Guess it Doesn’t Matter Anymore Buddy Holly
Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry
Oh Boy Buddy Holly
Peggy Sue Buddy Holly
Rave On Buddy Holly
That’ll Be The Day Buddy Holly
You Never Can Tell Chuck Berry
Build Me up Buttercup The Foundations
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You Andy Williams
Dancing in the Street Martha Reeves
Gimme Some Lovin’ Spencer Davis
Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson
I Heard it thru the Grapevine Marvin Gaye
I Just Wanna Make Love to You Etta James
I Say a Little Prayer Aretha Franklin
My Guy Mary Wells
Natural Woman Aretha Franklin
Respect Aretha Franklin
Shout Lulu
Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me John Lennon / Ben E. King
The Look of Love Dusty Springfield
Walk On By Dionne Warwick
With a Little Help From My Friends The Beatles
As Stevie Wonder
Blame it on the Boogie Jackson 5
Boogie Nights Heatwave
Car Wash Rose Royce
Dancing Queen Abba
Good Times Chic
He’s The Greatest Dancer Sister Sledge
Honky Tonk Woman Rolling Stones
I Feel Good James Brown
I Want You Back Jackson 5
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
It’s Raining Men The Weather Girls
Le Freak Chic
Lean On Me Bill Withers
Let’s Stay Together Al Green
Living for the City Stevie Wonder
Long Train Runnin’ Doobie Brothers
Lost In Music Sister Sledge
Love is in the Air John Paul Young
Lovely Day Bill Withers
Miss You Rolling Stones
Moondance Van Morrison
Play that Funky Music Wild Cherry
September Earth Wind & Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
Something Stupid Frank Sinatra
Stayin’ Alive • Bee Gees
Superstition Stevie Wonder
Suspicious Minds Candi Staton/Elvis
Walkin’ On Sunshine Katrina and the Waves
Waterloo Abba
We Are Family Sister Sledge
We Have all the Time in The World Louis Armstrong
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
You Are The Sunshine of My Life Stevie Wonder
You Can’t Always Get What You Want Rolling Stones
You to Me are Everything The Real Thing
Young Hearts Run Free Candi Staton
Addicted to Love Robert Palmer
Ain’t Nobody Chaka Khan
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Black Velvet Alannah Miles
Careless Whisper George Michael
Englishman in New York Sting
Every Breath You Take The Police
Free Yomanda
Give It Up K.C and the Sunshine Band
Groove is in the Heart Deee Lite
Groovy Kind of Love Phil Collins
Heart of Glass Blondie
Hot Hot Hot Arrow
I Can’t Stand The Rain Tina Turner
I’m Coming Out Diana Ross
I’m So Excited Pointer Sisters
Is She Really Going Out With Him Joe Jackson
Isn’t She Lovely Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love Madness
Kiss Prince
Livin’ On A Prayer Bon Jovi
Love Shack B52s
Money For Nothing Dire Straits
Nine to Five Dolly Parton
Nobody does It Better Carly Simon
Perfect Fairground Attraction
Simply the Best Tina Turner
Sisters are Doing it For Themselves Eurythmics
Sweet Love Anita Baker
Tainted Love Gloria jones
The Power of Love Huey Lewis
The Time of My Life Jennifer Warnes
Upside Down Diana Ross
Uptown Girl Billy Joel
Venus Bananarama
Walk of Life Dire Straits
You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon
You Might Need Somebody Randy Crawford
All I Wanna Do Sheryl Crow
Angels Robbie Williams
I Just Can’t Get You Out Of My Head Kylie
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For U2 The Chimes version
Let Me Entertain You Robbie Williams
Shackles Mary Mary
Sing It Back Moloko
You Do Something to Me Paul Weller
You’re Still The One Shania Twain
Your Body is a Wonderland John Meyer
Beds Are Burning Midnight Oil
Downunder Men At Work
Khe Sahn Cold Chisel
You're the Voice John Farnham
Ain’t Sunshine Bill Withers
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
Have I Told You Lately? Van Morrison
Killing Me Softly Roberta Flack
Perfect Day Lou Reed
I Walk the Line Johnny Cash
Black Velvet Band The Dubliners
City of Chicago Christy Moore
Clare to Here The Fureys
Danny Boy The Pogues
Dirty Old Town The Pogues
Fields of Athenry The Dubliners
Galway Girl Mundy/Steve Earle
I'll Tell Me Ma Clancy Brothers
Leaving of Liverpool The Pogues
Molly Malone The Dubliners
Rainy Night in Soho The Pogues
Ride On Christy Moore
She Moved Through the Fair Van Morrison
Spancil Hill Christy Moore/Shane MacGowan
Star of the County Down The Pogues
Step It Out Mary The High Kings
The Auld Triangle The Pogues
The Foggy Dew The Wolfe Tones
The Irish Rover The Pogues
The Wild Rover The Clancy Brothers
Those Were the Days Liam Clancy
Whiskey in the Jar The Dubliners
Besame Mucho Dean Martin
Havana Camila Cabello
Lambada Kaoma
Libertango Grace Jones
Mambo Italiano Dean Martin
Mas Que Nada Sergio Mendes
Quando Quando Pat Boone
Sway Dean Martin
That’s Amore Dean Martin
Volare Dean Martin
No woman No Cry Bob Marley
Alright Now Free
Brown Sugar Rolling Stones
Don’t Stop Me Now Queen
Jumpin’ Jack Flash Rolling Stones
Summer of 69 Brian Adams
Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd
American Pie Don Mclean
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Five hundred miles The Proclaimers
Hi Ho Silver Lining Jeff Beck
La Bamba / Twist and Shout Ritchie Valens
Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
New York New York Frank Sinatra
Stuck in the Middle Gerry Rafferty
Sweet Caroline Neil Diamond

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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
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