Ramnee Ceilidh Band
Ceilidh & Covers Band

About Ramnee Ceilidh Band – professional ceilidh and covers band based in London
7 reviews

Booked 42 times on FixTheMusic

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.

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We have supported Sister Sledge, Supergrass and T'Pau, as well as the cast of Made in Chelsea (who we won a BAFTA with).

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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.

We provide tradition with a twist – Ramnee Ceilidh Band are a London-based ceilidh band for all your Celtic needs.

Our musicians are some of the most in-demand musicians in London, with a wealth of performing experience including...Abbey Road, BBC Television Centre, Dame Shirley Bassey, The Graham Norton Show, Disney World Epcot, Shane MacGowan and The Popes, Riverdance, Later with Jools Holland, Roisin Murphy, Simple Minds, Mick Hucknall, Melody Gardot, Kid Creole, Britain's Got Talent, Nina Nesbitt, Was Not Was, Mica Paris, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thriller Live, Book of Mormon, G4, House band at London's Hard Rock Cafe, BBC 1 breakfast news, Alan Titchmarsh, Loose Women, Made In Chelsea, Little Boots, Netflix original series 'The Crown', Blake, John Barrowman, Barbican Centre, Ronnie Scots, Kensington Palace and not forgetting The London Vegetable Orchestra.

London's premier Ceilidh & Covers Band present to you a new generation of Celtic musicians bursting with energy.

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

  • Langham, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK
  • Goring Heath, Reading, UK
  • Sandhurst, UK
  • Gildings Barns, Partridge Lane, Newdigate, Dorking, UK

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 Ramnee Ceilidh Band.

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FAQs

Is there any scenario in which the band could cancel?

In the unlikely scenario that a player cannot make a performance, each player has a long list of deputy musicians to call upon.

Do you provide PA and lighting?

Yes! Our standard PA is suitable for a room of around 300 people. If you are hosting a large-scale event we are happy to supply further lighting and a larger P.A. However, an additional fee will apply. If you are personally hiring a P.A. system we are happy to discuss the act requirements with your sound engineer.

How much space do you require?

We require 4m x 3m minimum.

I've been told the venue has a sound limiter – is this a problem?

A sound limiter is an electronic device that monitors the sound and is sometimes connected to cuts the power in the venue (and therefore to the band's equipment) if the volume level in the room exceeds a pre-set level. Please be very careful when choosing your venue as your event could be ruined if a limiter is installed.

If your venue has a sound limiter we will contact them to ensure there are no foreseeable problems with noise-related concerns.

How far do you travel?

We are happy to travel anywhere in the world.

How early do you need to setup before a gig?

It takes us up to 2 hours to set up PA, lighting and sound check. This can be split into two separate 1hr slots.

Can you supply background music between sets?

Yes. We are able to provide music from a popular playlist between sets.

How long do/can you play for?

We can play up to 3 x 1hr sets.

I have a small budget, can you help?

We will try our best to accommodate all budgets. Get in contact and we'll try our best to help you out!

What type of venues will the band play at?

Our only requirement is that there is a safe power supply and a cover for outdoor events in case of rain.

How does the band dress?

We wear smart dress as standard e.g. Suits, DJ's, Kilts etc. If you have a special request please let us know when you enquire.

Are you insured?

Yes. We are fully insured, PAT Tested and have full public liability insurance.


7 verified reviews

"Hi Tom, Just wanted to send you a quick message to say thank you for playing at our wedding. The cover songs were just what we wanted and the ceilidh songs got everyone dancing all night! Everyone said that the mix of the two was fantastic! Thank you again, Helen."
– Helen Carrier, 27 August 2021, wedding at Gildings Barns, Partridge Lane, Newdigate, Dorking, UK
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"Many many thanks Tom! You provided the best dance we have had for many years. I have never seen so many people consistently up dancing and enjoying themselves. Your balance of music was just what we required and while we Scots like to think we know all the Country Dancing malarky it was great to be taught a few more. You have great style in the way you delivered that. John Barrowman was an interesting addition. I hope you guys didn't mind but you all seemed to take it in good spirit. I'm told he was eating next door and couldn't resist coming through because the music was so good."
– Peter J McCallum, 14 August 2021, ceilidh at Gleneagles
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"The band were, without doubt, the highlight of our evening. The musical fusion of traditional with modern music was a fantastic take on the ceilidh and provided a great source of entertainment. The dance floor was never empty and we would thoroughly recommend the band to anyone looking for a quality, highly trained, entertaining live band to add a touch of class to any event."
– Emily and Jamie Le Jeune, 8 July 2021, wedding in Basingstoke
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"Thank you Ramnee Ceilidh Band for your wonderful music and also for your patient help with our dancing! This was definitely one of the best parts of our wedding day: it brought everyone together and we will always remember it with a smile."
– Lydia and Axel Redver, 11 August 2020, wedding at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
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"The night was brilliant! The music was very impressive and I was especially taken with the dance tuition on the Dance floor... Bravo!..."
– Jonathan Taylor, 26 January 2020, Burns Night event in London
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"Ramnee Ceilidh & Covers Band recently played at my 50th birthday party and I can’t recommend them highly enough. From the initial booking Tom was so professional and always so patient and helpful with my endless questions. Any correspondence was answered very quickly. On the day of the party Tom arrived at the venue with lots of time to spare. I had chosen a four piece, guitar, fiddle, drums and accordion, the entire band were simply excellent and they looked so good with their traditional kilts. As the Caller, Tom explained all the dancing techniques in a way that was easy to follow which was excellent as there were a lot of people who weren’t familiar with the dances. I would definitely book the Ramnee Ceilidh & Covers Band again and would recommend them to anyone looking for a highly skilled, professional band for their Ceilidh."
– Wendy Faulkner, 7 November 2019, 50th birthday party in Berkshire
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"My son and new daughter-in-law hired the Ramnee Ceilidh Band for their recent wedding. I can honestly say what a fantastic band they are. They played a variety of songs which suited all ages of the guests. They also played numerous Ceilidh tunes in between - it didn't matter if people didn't know the steps, because we were talked through them first. It was so much fun, and the guests loved it! I highly recommend the Ramnee Ceilidh Band to anyone, and would have no hesitation in hiring them."
– Christine Coetzee, 13 August 2019, wedding at Southdowns Manor, Petersfield
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Set List

(*) Only Available With Horn Section

(**) Only Available With Female Vocalist

Cover Songs
50's

I Got A Woman - Ray Charles

Shout - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

You Send Me - Sam Cooke

60's

All Along The Watch Tower - Jimi Hendrix

Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5 (**)

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Come Together - The Beatles

Dancing In The Street - Martha And The Vandellas

Day Tripper - The Beatles

Drive My Car - The Beatles

Gimmie Some Lovin' - Steve Winwood

I Feel Good - James Brown

I Fought The Law - Sonny Curtis (the Clash Version)

I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles

In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett

Jumpin' Jack Flash - Rolling Stones

Lady Madonna - The Beatles

Meet On The Ledge - Fairport Convention

Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett

My Generation - The Who

Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival/tina Turner

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

Something In The Way She Moves - James Taylor

Soul Man - Sam & Dave (*)

White Room - Cream

70's

Bodhisattva - Steely Dan

The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy

Can't Get Enough Of Your Love - Bad Company

Darlin' - Frankie Miller

Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson (*)

Dreams - Fleetwood Mac

Get Back - The Beatles

Hey Jude - The Beatles

Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder (*)

Hold The Line - Toto

I Wish - Stevie Wonder (**)

Let's Stay Together - Al Green

Life In The Fast Lane - The Eagles

Loch Lomond - Runrig

Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers

Maggie May - Rod Stewart

Oh What A Night - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

One Of These Nights - The Eagles

Peg - Steely Dan

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

Rebel Rebel - David Bowie

Reelin' In The Years - Steely Dan (*)

Shake Your Body Down To The Ground - Michael Jackson (*)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder (*)

Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Teenage Kicks - Undertones

Take Me To The River - Al Green (*)

We Are Family - Sister Sledge

80's

9 To 5 - Dolly Parton (**)

500 Miles - Proclaimers

1999 - Prince O(+-> (*)()

Ain't Nobody - Chaka Kahn (**)

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Controversy - Prince O(+->

Dude Looks Like A Lady - Aerosmith (*)

Every Breath You Take - The Police

Fisherman's Blues - The Waterboys

Ghostbusters Theme - Ray Parker Jnr.

I Want To Break Free - Queen

Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones

Kiss - Prince O(+->

Let's Go Crazy - Prince O(+->

Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi

Man In The Mirror - Michael Jackson

Never Too Much - Luther Vandross

Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News (*)

Raspberry Beret - Prince O(+->

Real Gone Kid - Deacon Blue

Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel

Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2

Sunshine On Leith - The Proclaimers

Sweet Dreams (are Made Of This) - Eurythmics

The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson (slow 'this Is It' Version) (*)

Upside Down - Diana Ross (**)

You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon (*)

You Shook Me All Night Long - Ac/dc (scary Pockets Version)

90's

All The Small Things - Blink 182 (scary Pockets Version)

Ants Marching - Dave Matthews Band (*)

Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John (*)

Deeper Underground - Jamiroquai

Just Looking - Stereophonics

Keep The Faith - Bon Jovi (*)

Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams

One - U2

Perfect 10 -the Beautiful South

Pony - Ginuwine (**)

Rocks - Primal Scream

Rotterdam (or Anywhere) - The Beautiful South

Something Got Me Started - Simply Red

Soul With A Capital S - Tower Of Power (*)

Thunderstruck - Ac/dc (gordon Duncan Version)

Why Does It Always Rain On Me - Travis

You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller

00's

All These Things That I've Done - The Killers

Butterfly - Jason Mraz (*)

Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Crazy - Gnarls Barkley

Crazy In Love - Beyonce (**)

Gravity - John Mayer

Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics

Original Fire - Audioslave

Play - Martyn Bennett

Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake (**)

Spree - Martyn Bennett

Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

Valerie - The Zutons/mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse

You Are All I Have - Snow Patrol

10's

All Of Me - John Legend

Dean Town - Vulfpeck

Forget You - Ce Lo Green

Get Lucky - Daft Punk

Happy - Pharrell Williams (**)

Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars

Rather Be - Clean Bandit (**)

Remedy - Adele (**)

Rolling In The Deep - Adele (**)

Shut Up And Dance With Me - Walk The Moon

Take My Hand - Skerryvore

The Heart Never Lies - Mcfly

Ceilidh Set (called)

Auld Lang Syne

The Borrowdale Exchange

Canadian Barn Dance

Circassian Circle

Cumbernauld Square Eight (aka Cumberland Square Eight)

Cumbrian Reel

Dashing White Sgt.

The Dun Reel

Flying Scotsman

Gay Gordons

Highland Welcome

Lady Godiva Reel

Military 2-step

Orcadian Strip The Willow

Scotch Mixer

Siege Of Ennis

St Bernard's Waltz

Strip The Willow

Swedish Masquerade

Thread The Needle

Virginia Reel

Reeling Set

(not Called On The Night, Please Contact If You'd Like A Lesson Beforehand)

Barley Bree

Butterscotch And Honey

De'il Amang The Tailors

Duke & Duchess Of Edinburgh

Duke Of Perth (aka Broon's Reel)

The Eightsome Reel

The Foursome Reel

Hamilton House

Inverness Reel (aka Speed The Plough)

Johnnie Walker Dance

Machine Without Horses

Monymusk

The Piper & The Penguin

Postie's Jig

Reel Of The 51st Division

St Andrews Fair

The Sixteensome Reel

Klezmer

Hava Nageela

Siman Tov And Mazel Tov

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