Ramnee Ceilidh Band

Ceilidh & Covers Band

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£1,784 (avg. price)
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About Ramnee Ceilidh Band – professional ceilidh and covers band based in London

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're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Gildings Barns in Dorking and Lambeth Palace in London, UK.

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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...

  • Trumpeters' House, Old Palace Yard, Richmond
  • Lambeth Palace, London, UK
  • Gildings Barns, Partridge Lane, Newdigate, Dorking, UK
  • The Bedford Pub, Balham
  • Inner Temple, Crown Office Row, London
  • Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, London, UK
  • Northbrook Park, Farnham
  • The Bell in Ticehurst, High Street, Wadhurst, UK
  • Kimbridge Barn, Romsey, Hampshire, UK
  • Langham, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK
  • Goring Heath, Reading, UK
  • Sandhurst, UK
  • Forest Hill, London, 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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8 Verified Reviews

"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 McCallum, 1 March 2024, event at Gleneagles, Scotland
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"Ramnee Ceilidh 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, 10 July 2023, wedding in Basingstoke
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"Tom and the band were absolutely INCREDIBLE. Our wedding was topped off with the most amazing music and the ceilidh was such great fun! I’ve been to many ceilidhs where sometimes people struggle to pick up the moves but Tom instructed perfectly. Tom has been reliable and professional throughout. Exactly what you need when organising a wedding! Thank you so much. I would recommend Ramnee Ceilidh Band to everyone!"

Carla Lunt, 29 March 2023, wedding in Edinburgh, Scotland
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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 Reeves, 27 November 2022, wedding at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
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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, 12 July 2022, 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, 10 February 2022, wedding at Southdowns Manor, Petersfield
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"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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"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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Set List


We perform music from artists like:
Salsa Celtica, Martyn Bennett,
The Unusual Suspects, Treacherous Orchestra,
Fairport Convention, Kan, Lau, Flook,
Gordon Duncan and Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas;
As well as lot's of traditional favorites
by the likes of Niel Gow, Nathaniel Gow
and James Scott Skinner.

Ceilidh Set (Called)

Auld Lang Syne
The Borrowdale Exchange
Canadian Barn Dance
Circassian Circle
Cumbernauld Square 8 (aka Cumberland Square 8)
Cumbrian Reel
Dashing White Sgt.
The Dun Reel
Flying Scotsman
Gay Gordons
Highland Welcome
Lady Godiva Reel
Mad Hatter's 3
Military 2-Step
Orcadian Strip The Willow
Scotch Mixer
Snowball Waltz
St Bernards Waltz
Strip The Willow
Swedish Masquerade
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
The Piper & The Penguin
Postie's Jig
Reel of the 51st Division
St Andrews Fair
The Sixteensome Reel
Hava Nageela
Siman Tov and Mazel Tov

Oompa Bavarian Music
We also have a range of Traditional
German/Bavarian Waltzes, Polkas and Marches
that we can offer on request.

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I Got a Woman - Ray Charles
I Only Have Eyes For You - Jazz standard from the film 'Dames'
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
You Send Me - Sam Cooke


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
The End - 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 Girl - The Temptations
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Something In The Way She Moves - James Taylor
Soul Man - Sam & Dave
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
White Room - Cream


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
Lady Marmalade - Patti LaBelle
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Life in the Fast Lane - The Eagles
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
You're All I Need to Get By - Aretha Franklyn


9 to 5 - Dolly Parton
500 Miles (I'm Gonna Be) - Proclaimers
1999 - Prince
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Kahn
Caledonia - Dougie MacLean
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
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
Kiss - Prince
Let's Go Crazy - Prince
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
Raspberry Beret - Prince
Real Gone Kid - Deacon Blue
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2
Sunshine on Leith - The Proclaimers
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns 'n' Roses
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
Upside Down - Diana Ross
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon


Angels - Robbie Williams
Ants Marching - Dave Matthews Band
The Boy With the Arab Strap - Belle & Sebastian
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
Deeper Underground - Jamiroquai
Everything I Do (I Do It For You) - Bryan Adams
Just Looking - Stereophonics
Keep The Faith - Bon Jovi
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
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
Why Does It Always Rain On Me - Travis
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller


All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
American Boy - Estelle
Butterfly - Jason Mraz
Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Cigar Song - Brad Paisley
Crazy In Love - Beyonce
Family Affair - Mary J. Blige
Gravity - John Mayer
Loch Lomond (Hampden Remix) - Runrig
Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
Original Fire - Audioslave
PLAY - Martyn Bennett
Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
This Love - Maroon 5
Valerie - The Zutons/Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse
You Are All I Have - Snow Patrol


About Damn Time - Lizzo
All of Me - John Legend
A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
Beautiful, Crazy - Luke Combs
Dean Town - Vulfpeck
Forget You - Ce Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell Williams
How Long Will I Love You - Waterboys (Ellie Goulding vers)
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - Sleeping At Last
Jericho - Iniko
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Ordinary Love - U2
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster the People
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Remedy - Adele
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shut up and Dance with Me - Walk the Moon

The Band Can Also Play Jazz Standards as a Trio, Quartet or Quintet.

N.B. None of our versions of songs on this list have expletives in and are suitable for any audience.

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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.

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