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Licence to Ceilidh
  • A talented Ceilidh based in London
  • Travels as far as Cambridge and Somerset
  • Adaptable line up of 5 - 12 players
  • Traditional Ceilidh music mixed with modern tunes
  • Music for; ceremony, drinks, reception and breakfast
  • Also provides pop covers

A fun an energetic band, sure to get all your guests on their feet, Licence to Ceilidh is made up of a team of talented professionals with a true passion for their music.

Able to provide classic Ceilidh songs with a modern twist and even pop covers, Licence to Ceilidh offer a flexible line up and set list - making sure that your wedding is perfect for you.

About

Established in 2000, this London based Ceilidh provides an incredible energy to your wedding, whether that's an emotional instrumental at the ceremony or an enthusiastic jig at the reception.

Using a unique blend of the traditional Ceilidh tunes and more modern rhythms, Licence to Ceilidh is a fantastic way to unite all your guests, getting them up on the dancefloor regardless of age.

The group specialise in wedding entertainment and typically play as a 6-piece band though they often branch out in to as many as 12 players, including options to add a fiddler or a flutist. While the team have a broad travelling range, they tend not to go further north than Cambridge and no further South than Devon.

Outside of weddings the highly trained and professional team has played for a variety of famous clients, including BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

The Music

The band provide all the high energy, traditional songs that you would expect of a Ceilidh with fiddlers, drummers, singers and even dancers to keep up the beat and get your friends and family dancing.

As well as their Ceilidh set, the band are also able to provide covers of some of your favourite pop hits and even a post- Ceilidh DJ service to ensure that the party doesn't have to stop.

The members of the band all come from a variety of musical backgrounds, anything from classical to funk and everything in between. The thing that they do have in common, however, is that they are all well-trained, professional and full-time players. The band's eclectic makeup makes it perfect for any kind of event, drawing inspiration from its members' different influences and tying them all together with the traditional Ceilidh sounds.

Services

The band's standard line up consists of a 5-piece; Caller, Fiddle, Chords, Bass and Drums able to provided music for your entire day - from the ceremony and the reception, right up to a post Ceilidh disco! The band is able to offer interesting and unique twists on covers of all your favourite songs as well as their standard Ceilidh music. To find out more about their Ceilidh line-up see the examples below:

Scottish Ceilidh

The band's speciality, the Scottish Ceilidh, features all your classic favourites, starting with the classic Gay Gordons, followed by the Dashing White Sergeant. At the end of the celebration the evening is capped off with a classic and emotional rendition of Auld Lang Sine.

Irish Ceili

Another favourite, the Irish Ceili provides all the best Irish classics, from The Bridge of Athlone to Waves of Tory with all your other favourites in between. The standard line-up can be expanded with an Irish flute player or even a Bodhran player for that authentic Irish feel.

If you are interested in booking Licence to Ceilidh for your event why not get in touch? Contact details can be found below or else you can always head on over to their website for more info.

Reviews

  • Louisa & Mark - August 2016

    Dear Ali, We wanted to get on touch to thank you for the brilliant job that you did at our wedding. Everyone had such a good time and we were very impressed with the way you managed to get ceilidh novices, and seasoned dancers all dancing together! I know that Canterbury Cathedral Lodge were also impressed with your efforts and professionalism throughout. You might find that a few of our guests turn up at you ceilidh evenings over the next few weeks as they had such a good time! Thanks again!

  • Katie and James - April 2016

    Ali, Please thank the band very much for making the evening so fantastic! It was all wonderful and brilliant from your help with all of the planning and logistics, down to the final event. We had such a brilliant time!

  • Oli and Lydia - June 2016

    I apologise that it has taken me so long to write this, but I just wanted to say thank you for everything you all did at our wedding. I realise timings slipped and everything did not go completely to plan, however you all did such an amazing job. Everyone that came has commented on how much they enjoyed the ceilidh- it was really amazing. We are so pleased that we had you play at our wedding, and I will always remember how packed the dance floor was during your sets. Again, thank you and I hope our paths cross again in the future!

  • Georgina Welsh - July 2016

    I just wanted to drop you an email to say thank you so much to you and the band for performing at our wedding reception on 9th July. We loved having Licence to Ceilidh as part of our wedding celebrations and we've had so many positive comments from our guests saying how much they enjoyed it. You really brought our wedding reception to life! I must also say that your professionalism is brilliant. Thanks again for a great performance.

  • Greg & Nic - August 2016

    We just wanted to say a massive thank you for everything. The band were amazing and everyone had a great time. Our friends genuinely haven't stopped talking about how much they loved your set and I think you managed to convert quite a few people to Ceilidh music. We would be happy to recommend you guys or give feedback. Thanks again!

  • Simon & Claire - April 2017

    Claire and I just wanted to send a quick message to our band from last night. We had an absolutely perfect evening. The band and our caller were amazing and so many of our guests have told us how much they enjoyed the ceilidh. Claire and I also had a brilliant time.

  • Mia & Nick - June 2017

    We just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you SO much for making our wedding reception so brilliant! You guys were fantastic and everyone loved the ceilidh. It was great to see so many people dancing together who had never met before and to see so many of our friends who avoid a dance floor enjoying themselves.

  • Mike - October 2016

    Just a very quick note to say thank you and the band for their great performance on Sunday night. Sarah and I and all our guests had a great time, even if some of the guests were keener than others! It was great to have a proper ceilidh band for the night. Please pass on our thanks to all the band members and your caller in particular for the way she managed to encourage people on the dance floor. We’ll be sure to return to the Ceilidh Club in the future and say hello.

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