Irish Ceilidh Bands: Cumbria - for your Event

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The FP Party Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band in Cumbria

The FP Party Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band, Cumbria, ref: 4340.1

This band offer entertainment ranging from exciting high energy dance music, slow gentle airs and inspiring songs. They perform a sizzling fusion of the acoustic with the electric, the traditional with the new. The band perform Irish Ceilidh (ceili) for weddings in and around Cumbria.

This lively Ceilidh band is composed of an experienced group of multi-instrumentalists whose variety of instruments include melodeons, keyboards, saxophones, whistle, guitars and bass plus various percussion.

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The MN Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band in Cumbria

The MN Ceilidh/ Barn Dance Band, Cumbria, ref: 6153

This three-piece band consists of Pete on piano, Philippa on fiddle and accordion, and Colin on whistles, flute, banjo and Spanish bagpipes (gaita). Between them they have many years' experience in playing for dancing. The band are joined by an expert caller for all their ceilidh gigs, so beginners and pro's alike can enjoy a range of set dances from around the world. A great band for an Irish Ceilidh (ceili) on St Patrick's Day’s, or just to bring the flavour of Ireland to Cumbria.

The MC Ceilidh Band is also available for many kinds of events and celebrations e.g. birthdays, wedding celebrations, proc... Read more

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The JG English Barn Dance Band + more... in Cumbria

The JG English Barn Dance Band + more..., Cumbria, ref: 4702

Based on an English Barn Dance Band, they can also include American, Scottish and Irish if desired. Playing an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary folk tunes for dancing with good rhythms and clarity, this is a two piece English Ceilidh band plus caller. Cumbria is within this band’s local area for Irish Ceilidh (ceili) . Although the musicians both have classical training, they have spent many years playing and dancing in the folk genre.

The JG Ceilidh band play at PTAs, village socials, weddings, private parties for birthdays, retirements, and any... Read more

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The CJ Ceilidh Band in Cumbria

The CJ Ceilidh Band, Cumbria, ref: 6216

The CJ Ceilidh Band are experienced musicians who have
played for many years and come highly recommended. A lively band for an Irish Ceilidh (ceili) , to get a party in Cumbria really going. Having done various prestige functions and weddings over the years they can assure a good time for all.

The CJ Ceilidh Band have had bookings such as the Burns Club of London at the Russell Hotel; The Royal Scottish Association Concert/Dance at headquarters in Covent Garden; Burns Night Dinner/Dance Thistle Hotel in Manchester; Manchester City Hall
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The GF Ceilidh & Disco Band in Cumbria

The GF Ceilidh & Disco Band, Cumbria, ref: 6043.1

They can perform as an all Scottish Ceilidh Band, all Irish Ceili Band or a mix of both plus some American! The GF Ceilidh Band are the perfect choice for any occasion and are renowned wedding specialists.
 
They play an electric mix of Scottish, Irish and American Ceilidh Dances all of which are expertly talked through, with great humour and fun which is designed to get absolutely everyone on to the dance floor. The band perform Irish Ceilidh (ceili) for weddings in and around Cumbria.
 
The GF Band have have played for many events such as Cambridge folk festiva... Read more

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The CS  Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band in Cumbria

The CS Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Cumbria, ref: 4415

The CS Band is a lively barn dance band which plays for barn dances, ceilidhs, festivals, weddings and private functions.
The band specialises in the lively jigs, reels and hornpipes and the tuneful slow airs and waltzes which feature in the traditional music of Northumberland and the Borders. A great band for an Irish Ceilidh (ceili) on St Patrick's Day’s, or just to bring the flavour of Ireland to Cumbria.

For those who don’t know the dances, the band’s caller, will explain all the steps and encourage the cautious to join in and have a wonderful time.

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The RN Scottish Ceilidh Band in Cumbria

The RN Scottish Ceilidh Band, Cumbria, ref: 4740

An all Scottish ceilidh band. This band can play for Ceilidh’s, dances, functions, St. Andrews Night balls, Burn’s Night celebrations etc. They are experienced world wide travellers having played in South Korea nine times for St. Andrews Night balls and Burn’s Night celebrations as well as Holland, Germany, Poland and of course the UK. Cumbria is within this band’s local area for Irish Ceilidh (ceili) .

Band consists of Accordion, Fiddle and Guitar/Vocals/caller.

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The RD Ceilidh Band in Cumbria

The RD Ceilidh Band, Cumbria, ref: 4458

The band can offer all Irish Ceili, Scottish Ceilidh, American Barn Dance or a mixture including English. They are a group of talented musicians, who have been playing in bands for many years on Teesside and then decided to form this band after they realised they had something 'special' going. A lively band for an Irish Ceilidh (ceili) , to get a party in Cumbria really going. They are capable of catering for all musical tastes - Irish, Scottish, English or American (or a mix). They'll also throw the odd song in now and then to give everyone else a breather !

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OS Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band in Cumbria

OS Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Cumbria, ref: 4339

The O S Band specialises in playing for ceilidhs, barn dances and hoedowns. The band's danceable and foot-tapping sound is based on a varied range of instruments - melodeon, banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and bass. The band perform Irish Ceilidh (ceili) for weddings in and around Cumbria.

The sole aim of an O S Band ceilidh is a good time for everybody. They can guarantee an enjoyable and fun-packed evening of jigs, reels, polkas, waltzes and hornpipes - a really good night for all generations!

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The NR Scottish Ceilidh Band in Cumbria

The NR Scottish Ceilidh Band, Cumbria, ref: 6338

An all Scottish ceilidh band, The NR Band have a long track-record of performing top-quality, competitively-priced ceilidhs for weddings, parties, celebrations and corporate events. A great band for an Irish Ceilidh (ceili) on St Patrick's Day’s, or just to bring the flavour of Ireland to Cumbria.

With a vast range of experience, the Band is made up of professional musicians who have studied at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD), The Royal Northern College of Music and The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and have performed in many ensembles, orchestras and bands. The band's profes... Read more

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The CP Ceilidh Band in Cumbria

The CP Ceilidh Band, Cumbria, ref: 4911

Covering English, Scottish, Irish, French & European Ceilidh & Barn Dance, the CP Band consists of some of the most well known and talented musicians in the Traditional Music scene. All members are Scottish champions in their own right winning a mixture of solo awards as well as band awards. Cumbria is within this band’s local area for Irish Ceilidh (ceili) . Band Leader Craig is used to communicating with and performing for audiences at a professional level and has personally gained experience performing the accordion at major concert venues all over Scotland.... Read more

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The GM Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band in Cumbria

The GM Ceilidh Band / Barn Dance Band, Cumbria, ref: 4454.1

The GM Band play music for all sorts of events and in venues such as hotels, restaurants and church halls. A lively band for an Irish Ceilidh (ceili) , to get a party in Cumbria really going. Their line up is fiddle/caller, guitar, and bass. Their caller is experienced in explaining the dances and then helping people through them. They usually start with very easy dances and then they get a bit more complex as the evening goes on. During any breaks, the band will play some tunes or sing a few songs.

A larger band is also available.

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The GM Folk Session Band in Cumbria

The GM Folk Session Band, Cumbria, ref: 4454.2

This lively band need to be listened to to be fully appreciated. With a line-up of guitar, fiddle bass and vocals they would be an asset for any occasion. The band perform Irish Ceilidh (ceili) for weddings in and around Cumbria. Together they spread their musical wings very wide, encompassing jigs and reels from the British Isles to the gypsy dances of Hungary and Romania and the rhythm and blues from across the Atlantic.

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The PD Barn Dance Band in Cumbria

The PD Barn Dance Band, Cumbria, ref: 4495

The PD Band have been playing for dances for many years. A professional trio they take a pride in providing good quality entertainment at weddings and party dances for all ages.

The band line-up includes melodeon, keyboard / guitar and bass/recorder. A great band for an Irish Ceilidh (ceili) on St Patrick's Day’s, or just to bring the flavour of Ireland to Cumbria.

Jan, the caller offers most popular dances include traditional classics such as The Virginia Reel, Cumberland Square Eight and Strip the Willow - good for beginners. She also calls American contras and sung squares - and novelty dances su... Read more

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The DF Irish Ceilidh Band plus Much more... in Cumbria

The DF Irish Ceilidh Band plus Much more..., Cumbria, ref: 4614.2

Loosely based on an all Irish Ceilidh Band, they can also include English, Scottish, American, Klezmer Scandinavian, Eastern European and French . The DF Ceilidh Band offer a broad repertoire of dances and music. Their infectious style and energetic performance suits all occasions, from weddings and festivals to corporate events and birthday parties. Cumbria is within this band’s local area for Irish Ceilidh (ceili) .

The great thing about the ceilidh is that it gets everyone, young and old, shy or confident up on the dance floor. Don't worry if you don't kno... Read more

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The DF Irish Ceilidh Band plus Much more... in Cumbria

The DF Irish Ceilidh Band plus Much more..., Cumbria, ref: 4614.1

Loosely based on an all Irish Ceilidh Band, they can also include English, Scottish, American, Klezmer Scandinavian, Eastern European and French. The DF Ceilidh Band offer a broad repertoire of dances and music. Their infectious style and energetic performance suits all occasions, from weddings and festivals to corporate events and birthday parties. A lively band for an Irish Ceilidh (ceili) , to get a party in Cumbria really going.

The great thing about the ceilidh is that it gets everyone, young and old, shy or confident up on the dance floor. Don't worry if you don't know... Read more

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The DA Irish Band in Cumbria

The DA Irish Band, Cumbria, ref: 4386.1

The group perform a full show, which focuses on traditional Irish dance & music. A concert performance consists of several choreographed dance numbers to live music, interspersed with occasional songs, set dances, solo dances, mouth music, instrumental solos & arranged group pieces of music. The band perform Irish Ceilidh (ceili) for weddings in and around Cumbria.

The show is primarily aimed at festivals & theatres/arts centres and is subject to availability of the group members. Appearances include Broadstairs Folk Week (UK), Moor & Coast Festival (UK) a short t... Read more

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The RT Ceilidh Band in Cumbria

The RT Ceilidh Band, Cumbria, ref: 4628

The RT Band are an experienced ceilidh band who play venues throughout the North West of England. They play at folk festivals, parties, wedding receptions and other events. A great band for an Irish Ceilidh (ceili) on St Patrick's Day’s, or just to bring the flavour of Ireland to Cumbria.

As you are probably aware, the great advantage of folk dance for a party (or any other event) is that your guests need not know anything at all about folk dancing as the whole thing is explained by the caller and walked through once or twice beforehand.

The line up for this band consists of melodeon, fiddle, guitar, b... Read more

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The WJ Irish Band in Cumbria

The WJ Irish Band, Cumbria, ref: 4206.1

An all Irish Session Band, a popular four piece Irish Band, playing Folk, Ballads, Jigs and Reels and other Irish Music. The band line up includes Phil - Vocals and Guitar, Jeff - Bass Guitar/Bhodran, Jamie - Fiddle and Stuart - Banjo and Whistles. Cumbria is within this band’s local area for Irish Ceilidh (ceili) .

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The MG Ceilidh Band in Cumbria

The MG Ceilidh Band, Cumbria, ref: 4206.2

An extension of their top Irish band (The WJ Band ref:4206.1), they are joined by experienced callers like Roger Newton, Fred Lloyd and Geoff Miller, who go together to form the MG Ceilidh Band. A lively band for an Irish Ceilidh (ceili) , to get a party in Cumbria really going.

The ceilidh band play a mix of Irish, Scottish and English tunes to accompany a mix of traditional dances to suit both beginners and experts alike.

Between the breaks, you are entertained with some of the bands extensive repertoire of great songs.

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The TF Ceilidh Band in Cumbria

The TF Ceilidh Band, Cumbria, ref: 4681

With a huge repertoire of music and dances from the British Isles, and America. The band perform Irish Ceilidh (ceili) for weddings in and around Cumbria. The band plays for all the main Ceilidh nights, namely Burns Night, St. Andrew's Day, St. Patrick's Day, New Years Eve, and Hoe Downs for American Independence Day. BBC Music Live Festival, broadcast on the BBC, been twice featured on Radio Merseyside's Folk Scene programme, as well as many other local radio stations around the country

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The BFB Irish Ceilidh Band plus more... in Cumbria

The BFB Irish Ceilidh Band plus more..., Cumbria, ref: 4331.1

Based on an Irish Ceilidh Band, they can also include Scottish, English, CelticRock , Country and Rock&Roll if desired. The Band are a professional four piece Irish Band offering a fantastic and lively range of Irish music. A great band for an Irish Ceilidh (ceili) on St Patrick's Day’s, or just to bring the flavour of Ireland to Cumbria. They are all professional musicians who came together about 5 years ago to form one of the most vibrant and lively bands on the Irish music scene today.

They also specialise in Ceilidhs and can offer all types of Ceilidh, whether you want to have an Irish, Scottish or... Read more

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The MM Irish Folk Band in Cumbria

The MM Irish Folk Band, Cumbria, ref: 6011

Whether they perform theatre, outdoor concerts or private engagements the MM Folk Band never fail to to captivate their audience. They can take you from having a tear in your eye to dancing a jig to crying with laughter in a matter of moments. Cumbria is within this band’s local area for Irish Ceilidh (ceili) .

After appearing at the Gold Cup Festival Cheltenham management were so impressed with their live performance they commissioned them to record an album (The Cheltenham Experience). This venture was so successful they asked them to produce a further alb... Read more

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The EBD Ceilidh Band in Cumbria

The EBD Ceilidh Band, Cumbria, ref: 6059

If you are looking for a Ceilidh Band to get your party, event or wedding going, then look no further! The EBD Band are known on the circuit for their lively shows, great musicianship and friendly attitude. A lively band for an Irish Ceilidh (ceili) , to get a party in Cumbria really going. Their performance builds up from the moment they strike up playing Irish, English and traditional music in their upbeat, lively way.

The caller, one of the most energetic around, will have everyone on their feet from the first dance onwards - the other band members have all played in num... Read more

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The CS Barn Dance Band in Cumbria

The CS Barn Dance Band, Cumbria, ref: 4855

This troupe of traditional musicians, dynamic dancers and crazy callers determined to spread the word that the Hoe Down is a' happening. From Hoxton to Humberside, from Amnesty International to Bestival, the band are putting ceili back on the map - whether at sell out dances in London or the top summer festivals. The band perform Irish Ceilidh (ceili) for weddings in and around Cumbria. This "Anarchic Hillbilly Barn Dancing Squad"will bring a rip-roaring, thigh-slapping, pavement-stomping, exhilarating, heart thumping, blood pumping barn dance creation to your event.... Read more

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More about Irish Ceilidh Bands

About Irish Ceilidh Bands who play in Cumbria

There are many styles of Irish Ceilidh Band and you should think about whether you are wanting a band who play only specialist Irish music, or one that has a wide Irish repertoire, but can also play other musical styles for variety.

Also consider the instruments in the band’s line up. If you go to a Session in a Pub in Ireland you are likely to find a wide range of instruments being played. But some people have their own ideas of what an Irish band should be like, and there certainly are some instruments that are more traditional than others. So you may be expecting a more traditional band line up for an Irish band in Cumbria than you would get in a Pub in Ireland.

St Patrick’s day celebration in Cumbria

St Patrick’s day celebrations are held all over the world. Many include an Irish band, but consider what kind you are envisaging. Do you want a St Patrick’s Day Ceilidh, where guests are going to dance, usually to an instrumental band with no singer. Do you want instrumental music to listen to, as in a St Patrick’s day Irish Pub Session? Or do you want your guests to join in singing traditional Irish songs with an Irish folk singing band for your St Patricks day event?

Cumbria Venues

If your wedding or party is in Cumbria , this could have an influence on the style of Irish Ceilidh Band that you would be appropriate. If most of the guests at the Ceilidh are not Irish, a band that does Irish music, but can also throw in a few Scottish or American tunes and dances may give the best option. However, if the guests are mostly Irish, or members of a dance club, then the pure specialist Irish band may be more appropriate. Also remember that your guests in Cumbria are not going to be doing River Dance style step dancing, that takes years to learn. They will be dancing in sets with a caller instructing them in easy to learn dances and perhaps including dances like ‘the Siege of Ennis’ if there are some more experienced dancers there. You will find both kinds of bands on these pages. Brows through them or if you prefer, send an enquiry specifying what you are looking for and we will email you some suggested bands.

About Cumbria

Darlington began as an Anglo-Saxon settlement on the River Skerne which is a northern tributary of the Tees. The town was later taken by the Danes and there are still many place names of Viking origin in its vicinity. Since Norman times Darlington has been a borough and the site of an important market and today it is arguably the `capital' of southern County Durham with its population of over eighty thousand much greater than that of Durham City. However, Darlington is no longer officially part of the County of Durham except in historical terms.

Other types of music

All Female String Quartets: CumbriaEnglish Barn Dance Bands: CumbriaJazz Trios: Cumbria
American Barn Dance Bands: CumbriaFolk Solos And Duos: CumbriaLive Ceremony Music-Weddings: Cumbria
Barn Dance Bands: CumbriaFunction Bands: CumbriaParty Bands: Cumbria
Ceilidh Bands: CumbriaHarps: CumbriaScottish Ceilidh Bands: Cumbria
Classical Duos: CumbriaHire Local Live Bands: CumbriaString Quartets: Cumbria
Classical Guitarists: CumbriaJazz Bands: CumbriaWedding Ceremony Songs: Cumbria
Classical Music For Weddings: CumbriaJazz Duos: CumbriaWedding Entertainers: Cumbria
Classical Pianists: CumbriaJazz Guitarists: CumbriaWedding Music Bands: Cumbria
Classical Singers: CumbriaJazz Pianists: CumbriaWedding Songs: Cumbria
Classical Solos Duos And Trios: CumbriaJazz Quartets: CumbriaWedding String Quartets: Cumbria
Covers Bands: CumbriaJazz Solos And Duos: CumbriaWind Ensembles: Cumbria

Other Locations where our musicians play:

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Irish Ceilidh Bands: BerkshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: Kendal, CumbriaIrish Ceilidh Bands: Sussex
Irish Ceilidh Bands: BerwickshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: KentIrish Ceilidh Bands: the East Midlands
Irish Ceilidh Bands: BuckinghamshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: LancashireIrish Ceilidh Bands: the East of England
Irish Ceilidh Bands: CambridgeshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: LeicestershireIrish Ceilidh Bands: the North East
Irish Ceilidh Bands: Carlisle, CumbriaIrish Ceilidh Bands: LincolnshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: the North West
Irish Ceilidh Bands: Central ScotlandIrish Ceilidh Bands: LondonIrish Ceilidh Bands: the Scottish Borders
Irish Ceilidh Bands: Central WalesIrish Ceilidh Bands: NorfolkIrish Ceilidh Bands: the Scottish Highlands
Irish Ceilidh Bands: CheshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: North WalesIrish Ceilidh Bands: the South East
Irish Ceilidh Bands: CornwallIrish Ceilidh Bands: NorthamptonshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: the South West
Irish Ceilidh Bands: County DurhamIrish Ceilidh Bands: NorthumberlandIrish Ceilidh Bands: the West Midlands
Irish Ceilidh Bands: DerbyshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: NottinghamshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: Wales
Irish Ceilidh Bands: DevonIrish Ceilidh Bands: OxfordshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: Warwickshire
Irish Ceilidh Bands: DorsetIrish Ceilidh Bands: Penrith, CumbriaIrish Ceilidh Bands: Wiltshire
Irish Ceilidh Bands: EnglandIrish Ceilidh Bands: ScotlandIrish Ceilidh Bands: Windermere, Cumbria
Irish Ceilidh Bands: EssexIrish Ceilidh Bands: ShropshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: Worcestershire
Irish Ceilidh Bands: GloucestershireIrish Ceilidh Bands: SomersetIrish Ceilidh Bands: Yorkshire
Irish Ceilidh Bands: HampshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: South WalesIrish Ceilidh Bands: Yorkshire and the Humber
Irish Ceilidh Bands: HerefordshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: Staffordshire
Irish Ceilidh Bands: HertfordshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: Suffolk