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An adored, award winning band of fun traditional musicians. We've performed for Mick Jagger, Robert Smith of the Cure, Princesses Beatrice & Eugenie, Zoe Ball, Ian Hislop Stephen Fry and others,
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£410
Details

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group

Style of Music

Acoustic
Ceilidh Irish / Traditional
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music

Primary Instrument(s)

Complete Band
Guitar
Male Vocals
Other Instruments
Violin

Additional Services

Learn New Songs
Noise Limiter Experience
PA System
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Take Requests
Full Description
One of the most popular, versatile, successful and affordable traditional ceilidh bands based in London, Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band perform live Irish, Scottish, English and American music, dance and songs throughout South East England. Truly traditional music, anything from a duo to a six-piece amplified or acoustic, with or without a caller. Please visit our website at https://www.wraggletaggle.com/ for more information. We are flexible enough as regards personnel, instrumentation and musical style to be able to tailor a band to your specific requirements, and go out as anything from a duo to a six-piece, amplified or acoustic, with or without a caller. All bands are punctual, smart and sober, but still good fun! Award winning musicians Carlene Anglim (fiddle), Eugene Teevan (accordion), and Mick O'Connor (tenor banjo) are joined by Mick Bailey (guitar/vocals) to form the "core" of the band. Other instruments such as concertina, accordion, flute, tin-whistle, Scottish or Irish bagpipes, bodhran (Irish drum) or traditional dancers are also available by arrangement (subject to availability & musical considerations). Our most common format for a ceilidh consists of four musicians plus a caller who will teach the dances from scratch - no experience needed! A ceilidh is something really different and ideal for a successful party, as it is a fun way to get families, friends and colleagues to mix and meet and because all age groups become involved. The faster dances are an energetic work out, and we also play in a more relaxed romantic mood. Wraggle Taggle play traditional Irish, Scottish, English and American songs and tunes with innovation, flair and vitality.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Mick Bailey
Felxible, friendly and great fun! A ceilidh is something really different and ideal for a successful party, as it is a fun way to get all age groups mixing and meeting and involved. A romantic mood to an energetic work out and more! Please let me know the date you require traditional entertainment and I will gladly check our availability and pencil the date in our bookings diary. You can check a regularly updated list of Wraggle Taggle gigs anytime at https://www.wraggletaggle.com/giglist

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1998
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(28)
Michael A Bailey
Wedding: December 2019
December 2019
Every one enjoyed it very much
"Really enjoyed the band (12th December 2019 Thursday The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Rd, London, N1 5SQ) they played requests and every one enjoyed it very much" Oli Gladstone 17th December 2019
Mick Bailey
Wedding: December 2019
December 2019
What an amazing night
"What an amazing night. Wraggle Taggle arrived promptly,set up quickly and gave us 3 hours of pleasure. (7th December 2019 Saturday The Railway, 2 Greyhound Ln, Streatham, London, SW16 5SD) They got people dancing and smiling and singing. Got asked numerous times where I managed to get such a great band from. Everyone enjoyed them. Played a mix of tunes which went down really well and were open to requests. Thanks for playing Danny Boy at the end and the 2 renditions of the Fields of Athenry. Highly recommend this band for a great night's entertainment. Thank you so much" Anna Meyer 10th December 2019
Mick Bailey
Wedding: November 2019
December 2019
High praise indeed!
"Mick, Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for playing at my party on Friday (29th November 2019 Friday Walthamstow Trades Hall, Tower Hamlets Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4RQ) everyone had a great evening and you and your band made a major contribution to that - particular thanks to the caller who was fantastic and very patient with us all. Perhaps the best word of praise came from an Irish friend, who sat next to me after you had started playing and said, "These guys seem to know what they are doing." - believe me, coming from him that is high praise indeed! So, please pass on the thanks of everyone there to your band" Alex Kenny 1st December 2019
Krystyna O'Brien
Wedding: November 2018
December 2018
So incredibly special!
Hi Mick and Carlene, Just to say a huge thank you to you both for making my late Husband Andrew's Wake so incredibly special! (16th November 2018 Friday The Woolpack, 26 High Street, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 6AP) Everyone commented on Carlene's beautiful playing, which was absolutely spot on, unobtrusive and lifted the mood. I hope Carlene managed to get some food - I ordered gluten-free sandwiches but didn't manage to get very far into the pub to either see the food or to come and say hello..! I know Andrew was very much with us on that Friday and will have loved every single moment! It was everything I hoped it would be plus much more - a true celebration of his life. Thank you so much again! With very kindest regards Krystyna O'Brien 28th November 2018
Bruce Hurton
Married in November 2018
December 2018
Everyone loved it! You're both very talented
Hi Mick Thank you both again for your talents on Sunday (25th November 2018 Sunday Hintlesham Hall Hotel, Hintlesham, Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 3NS). It was a fantastic day made even better by a little Irish influence. Everyone loved it! You're both very talented and we will no doubt be booking you again at some point in the future, as well as recommending you to anyone that asks. From both Leanne and I...we can't thank you enough. Kind regards Bruce Hurton 28th November 2018
Rowena Moore
Wedding: November 2018
December 2018
Your musical skills were much appreciated
Dear Mick and all of wraggle taggle, Many thanks to you all for making Sunday a fantastic day (18th November 2018 Sunday Oxted Scout Hut, Chalkpit Lane, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 9ND), we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Your musical skills were much appreciated by many guests Rowena Moore 2nd November 2018
Location & Contact Details

Address

18 A Dunollie Road, London, Greater London, NW5 2XP, England

Travel Notes

We come to you up to 150 miles from North london

Nearest Town

London

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M1

Nearest Train Station

Kentish Town

Nearest Airport

Heathrow

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FAQ
(10)

What is your most memorable wedding?

We particularly enjoyed playing at The Dreys, Rumstead Lane, Sittingbourne, Kent. It's a family run private business offering bespoke weddings and events, based in 80 acres of private woodland in Kent, in an area of outstanding natural beauty providing the perfect natural back drop for a wedding. The venue is amazing with its natural environment completely away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Ceilidh, Irish, Sottish, Barndance, Traditional

What about your business are you most proud of?

Quality, truly traditional, flexible and professional entertainment. I'm really excited to be working with such great musicians.

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

Plan well ahead venues, bands and suppliers all get booked up well in advance.

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

All the georgeous wedding outfits

Describe your typical process with a couple.

As soon as possible after your enquiry, I will send you detailed information and a quote. My aim is to fit in with your arrangements, and I'm happy to discuss and refine the details until you are ready to confirm your booking. When you do, I will request a deposit to secure the booking, the balance to be paid in advance or in cash on the day.. I will keep in touch throughout to finalise the details. You can always contact me at any time.

What makes a romantic first dance?

There is a tradition that the happy couple start the dancing with a slow romantic dance. It is a photo opportunity that could result in a treasured momento and we have some beautiful suitable pieces to play. We will call other couples up to join you reasonably soon. Some couples ask for a favourite romantic track to be played on CD for their first dance. Other newlyweds do without the first dance and go straight in to the ceilidh. We can start with a ceilidh dance featuring the two of you or one that doesn't do so .

What is your number one floor-filler?

Strip the Willow

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

Cheiftains

What is the soundtrack to your life?

I love all music