The Burdock Ceilidh Band

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Our band specialises in social dancing that is inclusive and fun for all your wedding guests to join in.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£700
Details

PA System
Noise Limiter Experience
Pre-Wedding Consultation

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Other Type of Performer

Primary Instrument(s)

Complete Band

Style of Music

Ceilidh Irish / Traditional
Full Description
We are a semi-acoustic Celtic band playing folk music supporting social dances from across the planet. Ceilidh is our speciality, which means we aim to get everybody involved, up and dancing, if possible. It works perfectly for weddings, and ensures mingling of guests like no other entertainment does. There's nothing too challenging in the dancing - we're more interested in seeing people having fun together. Our expert caller will walk through each dance to ensure that guests have some inkling of what to do, but we don't expect people to get it perfect - it's the taking part that matters!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Dan Longley
Thanks for looking at our page, and congrats! We now recommend that you check the Burdock Band touring schedule on our website to see if your day is available, or just give us a call asap. Best regards Dan

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2007
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
(32)
Sally
Wedding: March 2020
March 2020
Fantastic band
We would all like to thank you for the amazing music and entertainment you gave us on the 7th March. We all had an amazing time, the music was absolutely fantastic and the way you kept everyone on the dance floor having a wonderful time. The beautiful Blessing dance at the end was one of the most lovely things I’ve seen done at a wedding and our guests are still talking about it. Thank you again
Carrie and Joe
Wedding: November 2019
December 2019
Great evening, even better music :)
Fantastic band for a wedding. We booked them recently for a November 2019 wedding and everyone commented on how much fun they had. The band sounded great, were really enthusiastic and very easy to get on with. They even went as far as to prepare a dance based on a song from the Lord of the Rings on request. Highly recommend for a really enjoyable evening of music and dancing :)
Nat & Torrin
Wedding: July 2019
October 2019
Perfect Wedding Band!
The Band played our wedding earlier in the year, and we could not be happier! Dan is an excellent caller, and gets everyone up on the dance floor. Our friends and family all loved it, even though this was a first ceilidh for many! We really couldn't recommend the Burdock Band enough!
Hannah & Tim
Wedding: August 2019
October 2019
Everything we wanted
This band and ceilidh was absolutely brilliant. All of our guests said how much they enjoyed the dancing. The caller was absolutely brilliant, loud, funny and direct and didn’t ever get frustrated. We had ours outside on a perfect day and the burdock band made our day 🤩
Ben & Bella
Wedding: July 2019
September 2019
Great ceilidh band
We had The Burdock Ceilidh Band play at our wedding in July and they did a fantastic job. Dan was brilliaant at getting everyone up and dancing and communication with the band was excellent from the initial booking process. Highly recommend this professional band.
Tom Rochester
Wedding: June 2019
July 2019
Did an amazing job at our wedding!
The Burdock Band played at our wedding in June and we had an amazing time! Dan and the Band were very flexible with timings and communication was good before the big day - no previous knowledge of ceilidh required, but they will ask you questions about the venue so they know what to expect. They set up after the wedding breakfast without a fuss in what was admittedly a smaller room than they may have normally been used to, but it all worked out fine. We had two sets of 45-60mins, with a gap in the middle for evening food. We were led through a variety of dances, some in circles, some in lines, some in groups, others with your partner - Dan does all the calling and walks you through it beforehand so you know all the moves before the band starts playing so its very easy, then you just go for it! All I'd say is make sure you have a drink ready as some of them can get quite energetic! Would highly recommend!
Location & Contact Details

Address

Birmingham, West Midlands

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Industry Awards (1)

The Wedding Industry Awards - regional winner 2015
FAQ
(8)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Just a smooch is all it takes unless you're accomplished dancers. Lovely to have your relatives and friends join you eventually. Nice twist: we gradually reduce the dancers to leave just the elders on the dance floor.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

The fact that all ages, all guests can get something out of our entertainment.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our awesome wedding dance

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

For the riotous dancing, trad dresses are a challenge - consider a costume change for the ceilidh!

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

We like it when a couple have made the venue their own, with little touches.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Fun, inclusive, gender fluid, emotional, laughter

What makes a romantic first dance?

Once you've submitted the online booking form, we'll confirm everything with you by email. Then, we contact you around 14 days before your event to finalise timings and other details. On the actual day, our caller will make themselves known to you (or your representative) and check all is going to plan - we can be reasonably flexible on the night.

What is your number one floor-filler?

Oh, so many! For me, the best weddings are when we manage to get every single one of your guests up to dance together and there's not a person left out.

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