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Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band

Wraggle Taggle are a professional, award-winning and talented traditional music band. Duo to 6 -piece. With or without a caller. Amplified or acoustic.


Wraggle Taggle provide quality wedding reception and corporate entertainment and can tailor a band to your particular needs - anything from a duo to a six-piece, amplified or acoustic, with or without a caller. All the musicians have been performing, touring and recording many years.
Wraggle Taggle specialize in Traditional Irish, Scottish, American and English music, songs and tunes. They play with innovation, flair and vitality. Musical influences include; The Chieftains; Planxty; The Bothy Band; Altan; Ally Bain; Boys of the Lough; Jimmy Shand; The Pogues; Van Morrison; The Dubliners, Christy Moore and the many talented friends they have met over the years in the vibrant traditional music scene
The band are both sensitive to the occasion and responsive to the mood of the audience. If you wish Wraggle Taggle can concentrate on one particular style e.g. Scottish or Irish throughout the performance.
Guitar/vocals and tenor banjo form the core of the band. The Wraggle Taggle accordion player generally joins the band to make a trio. Additional instruments such as concertina, fiddle, flute, tin-whistle, or bodhran/percussion may be available to enlarge the band. Speciality instruments such as Scottish or Irish bagpipes, bodhran (Irish drum) or traditional dancers are also available by arrangement (subject to availability & musical considerations).
The Wraggle Taggles' most common format for a ceilidh consists of four musicians plus a caller who will teach the dances from scratch - no experience needed! A ceilidh is something really different and ideal for a successful party, as it is a fun way to get families, friends and colleagues to mix and meet and because all age groups become involved.
Clients include Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Robert Smith of The Cure, Guy Ritchie, Jackie Clune
The Baroness McDonagh and Sheila McDonagh MP, National Theatre and British Airways.
Celebrities we've performed for include: Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Frank Skinner, Clive Anderson, Ian Hislop
Stephen Fry, Alan Davis, Dara O'Briain, Sanjeev Bhaskhar, Meera Syal, Aimi MacDonald, Bert Weedon
Venues include Return to Camden Town Festival, London NW1, Blenheim Palace, The National Liberal Club
The Royal Festival Hall, Pinewood Studios, and HM Treasury
TV appearances "Next" on Live TV, "Feilte" on TG4
Film appearances "66" with Helena Bonham Carter and Catherine Tate
Resident Musicians Clayton Crown Hotel, London NW2

Key Facts

In Business Since 1998
Will travel Within 150 miles of base
Member of Musicians Union
Awards Band includes all Ireland champion musicians
Public Liability Insurance Yes
Equipment PAT Certified Yes
Power Required All we need is a couple of normal 3 pin plug sockets
Price Guide From £550 for four piece
VAT Registered No
Set-up time required 30 mins
Space Required 2m X 4m
Band Size Anything from duo to six piece
Line-up An example of a duo would be bandleader Mick Bailey on guitar/vocals together with a banjo player. Other instruments such as concertina, accordion, fiddle, flute, tin-whistle, or double bass can be brought in to enlarge the band. Speciality instruments su
Male Vocals Yes
Own PA Yes
Own Lighting Yes
Repertoire Description As regards our programme we like to work with each audience and to do requests if we know them. There is information about our extensive repertoire on our website.
Christmas songs Yes
Previous Clients Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Robert Smith of The Cure, Guy Ritchie, Jackie Clune The Baroness McDonagh and Sheila McDonagh MP, National Theatre, National Youth Orchestra, London Irish RFC and British Airways. Celebrities we've performed for include: Prin

Area Served

Central London
East Central London
East London
East Sussex
Greater London
North London
North West London
South East London
South West London
West Central London
West London
West Midlands
West Sussex

"Such wonderful musicians" "Hello Mick and all of the band who attended our wedding at Moreteyne Manor on 09/09/2017! (Saturday Woburn Road, Marston Moreteyne, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 0NQ) What an absolutely fantastic interlude of music you gave us - we all absolutely loved it! I'm just so sorry I didn't get the chance to come and thank you personally on the day, it was a bit of a whirlwind - but I have the most beautifully vivid memories of dancing with my uncle in the lounge. Such wonderful musicians and you played a perfect array of songs for us all to enjoy. Paul heard the sea shanty and was very excited, especially when I told him that it was for him. We hope everything went ok for ye too and that you enjoyed the venue. We have had lots of people asking about you so we will be sure to pass on your name and website to them. Thanks for adding a wonderful dose of celtic magic to our special day. Lots of best wishes" Karen and Paul Savage 28th Sept 2017

Karen and Paul Savage, Marston Moreteyne, Bedford, Bedfordshire

"Everyone was dancing" "Amazing!!! The band was superb. (16th September 2017 Saturday Granta, 14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX) The songs were performed to the highest standard, and they were FUN. Our guests had an amazing time, and by the end, everyone was dancing. At one point, the band even called a miniature impromptu ceilidh dance: we don't know who initiated this, but it was a fantastic read of the crowd, who adored it. Again, we received so many compliments on the band" Morgan & Scott Shepard 28th Sept 2017

Morgan & Scott Shepard, Granta, Cambridge

"I would highly recommend you" "Dear Mick I would just like to say how absolutely brilliant it all was on Saturday (11th March 2017 Saturday Darwin Conference Suite, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, England, CT2 7NP). You and your band were superb and Mary a fantastic caller. Everyone there, some having no idea of what a Ceilidh was, had a brilliant time. I would highly recommend you to anyone who is ever considering a party of this type. Best wishes" Steph Bloor 13th March 2017

Steph Bloor, University of Kent, Canterbury

"You were brilliant" "The Mayor, Cllr Tony Virgo wanted me to pass on his thanks for your performance at his Burns Supper (10th February 2017 Friday The Stirrups Country House Hotel, Maiden's Green, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6LD). He said you were brilliant and the Scottish dancing was a great success! He's a very very happy Mayor, You may also like to know that we managed to raise over £2000 for Sebastian's Action Trust which is fantastic, Best Wishes" Emma Young Mayor's Office Democratic and Registration Services Corporate Services Bracknell Forest Council 14th February 2017

Emma Young , Mayor's Office, Bracknell

"Fantastic and efficient" "Hi Mick, A huge thank you to you and the rest of Wraggle Taggle for performing at the Celts Late on Friday (9th October 2015 The Clore foyer, The British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG). We really appreciate you contributing to this special event and you have been fantastic and efficient to work with. The band sounded great and it was lovely to see people enjoying themselves (I managed to pop down briefly!). I will also send on the photos of the event when they reach me too.Great to meet you briefly and thank you all again for performing. All the best" Marisa Smith Acting Events Manager: Adult Programmes, British Museum 12th October 2015

Marisa Smith, British Museum

"They had a great time" "Hi Mick, Mr Smith has asked me to pass on his thanks to you for making their evening to enjoyable. They had a great time. (15th November 2014 Saturday Ghyll Manor Hotel, High Street, Rusper, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 4PX) Many Thanks" Louise Fisher The Tour Company on behalf of Robert Smith of "The Cure" 1st December 2014

Louise Fisher The Tour Company on behalf of Robert Smith of "The Cure", Horsham, West Sussex

"They were marvellous" "The ceilidh was a great success (31st December 2013 Tuesday Goldsmith's College, Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW) the orchestra really enjoyed themselves! Please pass on my thanks to Wraggle Taggle for all they did - they were marvellous. If our residency is back at Goldsmiths next year, we'd love to have them back, but I'm afraid we don't know what we're doing until the last minute. I'll certainly be back in touch if we need a band for our Spring/Summer residencies though! Thanks again" Ben Salter, Head of Support, National Youth Orchestra 20th January 2014

Ben Salter, Head of Support, National Youth Orchestra, Goldsmith's College, New Cross, London

"We all loved the band" "Dear Mick, many thanks for Sunday (20th October 2013 (trio) The Provenance, 62 High Street, Colliers Wood, SW19 2BY) and being so flexible. We all loved the band and apologies for such cramped conditions. Best Wishes" The Baroness McDonagh (life peer in the House of Lords) 22nd October 2013

Baroness McDonagh , Colliers Wood, SW19

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    Mick Bailey

    18A Dunollie Road
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    NW5 2XP

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