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Maximum Ceili

Maximum Ceili

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Maximum Ceili

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  • Passionate and energetic Irish band
  • Evolving from the Gaelic music tradition
  • Five highly talented young musicians
  • Fusion of traditional/contemporary styles
  • Recognised by The Daily Telegraph
  • One of the 'Best Folk Albums Of The Year'
  • Nominally based in and around London
  • Perform all across the UK and beyond
  • Can bring an experienced caller for ceilidhs
  • Plays a variety of traditional Irish instruments

This energetic Irish band has emerged from the world of Gaelic music, adopting a traditional yet contemporary style.

The band are rapidly becoming enormously popular with those in the know, and their recent release has been shortlisted in The Daily Telegraph's best folk albums of the year. Their repertoire is vast and varied, with a fantastic mix of Irish songs and dances.


The group consists of five highly-skilled members who harmonise their instruments and voices perfectly to reproduce the ideal wedding-day presentation. Gifted musicians, between them they demonstrate an impressive aptitude in performing, composing and arranging.

Maximum Ceili's five talented members have a variety of musical experience underneath their belts. Orlaith McAuliffe was the All Ireland Flute Champion 20 times, and several of her compositions feature in Maximum Ceili's sets. The band's fiddle-player is Sam Proctor, and Tad Sargent plays bodhran and bouzouki.

Philippe Barnes can play an impressive array of instruments, but is primarily guitarists in Maximum Ceili. The final band member is Rosie Hodgson, a talented singer and songwriter, who was a finalist for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards in 2013.

Their traditional Irish sound is perfect for rural barn celebrations. Why not throw a full on ceilidh celebration at your evening reception?


Maximum Ceili play a variety of different traditional Irish tunes. Using a variety of acoustic instruments they create an unrivalled sound of pretty melodies at an upbeat tempo. They are ideal for slow filler music and a lively reception.

To achieve maximum impact, they can bring along a high-quality PA system to amplify the sound in any venue.

The band brings along an experienced dance caller, so your guests will certainly get their feet on the dance floor.

See below for a list of popular ceili dances they can accompany:-

  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Bridge Of Athlone
  • Canadian Barndance
  • Circassian Circle
  • Cumberland Reel
  • Cumberland Square Eight
  • Dashing White Sergeant
  • Flying Scotsman
  • Military Two-Step
  • Nottingham Swing
  • OXO Reel
  • Phil's Reel
  • Quarnden Hill
  • Rosza Waltz
  • St Bernard's Waltz
  • Strip The Willow
  • Strip The Willow - Orcadian
  • The Gay Gordons
  • The Sausage Machine
  • The Siege Of Ennis
  • The Square Set
  • The Walls Of Limerick
  • The Yarmouth Long Dance
  • Virginia Reel
  • Witch Reel

Performance And Audio

Energetic, lively and enthusiastic, Maximum Ceili are perfect for drinks receptions or evening parties. They also offer the services of a specialist dance-caller. Your party will be perfectly coordinated with Irish dancing - what a fun way to celebrate your wedding!

Maximum Ceili can be hired for three hours where they will play for two one hour sets with a break in between.

You can also hire the band as an exciting duo or quartet.

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For further information about inviting Maximum Ceili to perform at your wedding, please use the contact details below.

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