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Licence to Ceilidh

Young, Energetic, Professional, Ceilidh Band based in London, Brighton and the South! Traditional fiddles and tunes with a modern, funky rhythm section! As seen on BBC2!


Licence to Ceilidh are London's Top Ceilidh band!


Licence to Ceilidh are a young and energetic, professional ceilidh band based in London and the South, available for hire throughout the UK and beyond.

...Specialising in Scottish Ceilidh (Gay Gordon's, Dashing White Sargeant, Strip the Willow, Eightsome Reels etc) they also offer the standard English/Irish dances as well and provide an evenings entertainment that is suitable for all, from complete beginners to seasoned dancers! From Weddings, to Corporate events, Parties and Student Nights - as the only professional ceilidh band in this region, Licence to Ceilidh's full-time, accomplished musicians provide a level of sophistication to your event that you won't get with other bands!

Formed over 14 years ago, Licence to Ceilidh have become legendary on the ceilidh scene. Their years of experience providing quality music and expert Calling is what gets them asked back for repeat bookings with prestigious clients such as Sting, Herbert Smith, Vinopolis and Brunel University.

Trusted / Recommended suppliers in many of the UK's most prestigious venues and companies including: Bijou Weddings (Cain Manor, Notley Abbey, Botley's Mansion & Silchester House), Hampton Court House, South Farm, Drapers Hall, Pembroke Lodge, Ramster Hall, Lains Barn, Barton House, Longstowe Hall, Winter's Barn, Broyle Place, Visit Scotland and London Ceilidh Club and many more.

We use the highest quality, top of the range P.A with current PAT test certificates and public liability insurance and bring their own array of LED lighting for the band and dance floor, even an optional smoke machine if your venue will permit it!Monthly sold-out public ceilidhs at Cecil Sharp House in London are a testament to the universal appeal of this young, exciting band. (for more information and tickets, please see our event pages or www.ceilidhclub.com).

Line-up:The standard 5-piece line up of Caller, Fiddle, Guitar/Piano, Bass Guitar and Drums Kit combines the dynamic fiddle styles of a traditional ceilidh band with the modern, funky rhythm section of a function band. We regularly play as a 6 or 7-piece as well and offer line-up's to the size of a 10-piece band... You can augment your line-up to create the band you're looking for - choosing from an array of traditional instruments (flute, pipes, accordion, whistles, etc) and more contemporary additions including a horn section, piano as well as guitar and a scratch DJ!Optional

Extras:They can also provide a number of optional extras, lessening the stress of organising an event by booking with just one supplier: The most popular is their after ceilidh DISCO - cheaper than booking a separate DJ!Or they can transform into another format for live background music before your ceilidh - from a Solo musician (Piper, Flautist, Jazz Pianist, Classical Guitarist, Violinist etc) to a Classical quartet or Jazz Trio, Celtic / Jazz!

Key Facts

In Business Since 2000
Awards Winners of the Wedding Industry Awards 2014 'Best Live Act in London and the South East'!
Public Liability Insurance Yes
Equipment PAT Certified Yes
Band Size 5-piece and upwards
Line-up Caller, Fiddle, Guitar/Piano, Bass Guitar & Drum Kit But we regularly play as a 6/7piece with flute and additional fiddle and we can offer sizes up to a 10-piece!
Own PA Yes
Own Lighting Yes
Previous Clients Sting (twice!) : BBC 2 - Great British Menu : E4 - Made In Chelsea Reeling Party: BBC Three : UKTV : Channel 4 - Gok Wan's : BBC Scotland : Fashion Fix : Orange : Vodafone : RAF : Gareth Malone (BBC 2's "The Choir") : National Geographic Society : Hermes

Area Served

Central London
East Central London
East London
East Sussex
Greater London
Isle of Wight
North London
North West London
South East London
South West London
West Central London
West London
West Midlands
West Sussex

Make an enquiry

Licence to Ceilidh
    • Licence To Ceilidh Hammersmith Town Hall


    Ali Ingham

    7 Caffyns Cottages
    West Sussex
    RH17 6BF

    Tel: 07855050778
    Email: [javascript protected email address]


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