London Ceilidh Band Licence to Ceilidh are a young, energetic, professional ceilidh and covers band, specialising in Wedding entertainment. As seen on TV!
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Ceilidh Irish / Traditional
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Licence to Ceilidh's unique combination of traditional tunes & ceilidh dances with a modern, funky rhythm appeals to everyone and their accomplished, professional musicians provide the right level of sophistication and high energy entertainment to any event.
Their 16 years experience in providing quality music and expert Calling is what gets them asked back for repeat bookings with prestigious clients such as Sting, BBC, London Scottish & Apple… and what’s made them renowned as the top London Ceilidh band!
They specialise in Scottish Ceilidh including favourite dances like the Gay Gordons and Strip the Willow, but can perform dances and music from all over England, Ireland and Scotland.
Line-up: standard 5-piece ceilidh band: Caller, Fiddle, Chords, Bass & Drums combines the dynamic fiddle styles of a traditional ceilidh band with the modern, funky rhythm section of a function band. But they often play as a larger band with additional Fiddle / Accordion / Flute.
Covers: in additional to being the best Ceilidh Band around L2C can now also finish off the night with a set of upbeat celtic style cover songs, from Uptown Funk and Wake Me Up to Superstition and 500miles! (function set is a 6-piece band with extra fiddle!)
TV Appearances: BBC1 “This Week” : BBC 2 “Great British Menu” : E4 “Made in Chelsea” : ITV “TOWIE – The Only Way Is Essex” : Channel 4 “Gok Wan's Fashion Fix” : BBC Scotland Regional News
Past Clients Include: Amnesty International : Apple : Save the Children : Orange : Vodafone : Soil Association : RAF : National Geographic Society : London Scottish : Pampered Chef : NHS : Herbert Smith LLP (8 years) : Brunel University (5 years) : Mencap and many more... Celebrities including: Sting (twice) : Charley Boorman (twice!) : David Mitchell : Trevor Nunn : Gareth Malone : David Yates : Chase & Status : Toby Jones & more…
Recommended/Trusted suppliers for over 30 top UK venues!
Winners of 2014 Wedding Industry Awards: best live act!
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Ali Barnes
Congratulations on your upcoming Wedding! We pride ourselves on providing the very best Ceilidh and evening entertainment around and would love to help make your day extra special!
Year Business Was Established
# Of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
# Of People In Team
Public Liability Insurance
Press & Awards
Industry Awards (1)
2014 Wedding Industry Award Winners 'Best Live Act in London & the South East'
Location & Contact Details
20 Whitehall Road, London, Greater London, E4 6DH, England
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What is your most memorable wedding?
Last summer we played at a fantastic wedding in Portugal, it was great to have a band trip away but it was also a really fun wedding! We found out the next morning that the bride and her family knew and grew up just around the corner from one of our band members which made it all the more special!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Young, Energetic, Professional, Funky, Tartan
What about your business are you most proud of?
Having built it up from humble beginnings into the busiest ceilidh band around and winning the 2014 Wedding Industry Awards 'Best Live Act in London & the South East'!
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Almost 100% of brides say they wished they had spent more of their budget on their entertainment! It's the focal point of your whole evening reception and is one of the main things your guests will remember from years to come - how good the band was and how good the party was!
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
We love it when a couple uses photos of themselves as part of the decorations, it's a great personal touch and for a band who don't know the couple personally it really helps us to get an idea of what the couple are like and gives us an insight into their lives!
What makes a romantic first dance?
We believe that some of the most romantic first dances are the simple ones. You don't have to do anything fancy, a simple slow dance can sometimes be more powerful than anything too complex. Then you can really show your guests how you feel about each other instead of being distracted by remembering a routine!
What is your number one floor-filler?
As a traditional Scottish Ceilidh Band i'd have to say 'Strip the Willow' - we usually finish off the night with this dance before an Auld Lang Syne and it's sure to get everyone on their feet for a last knees up!