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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, Frank Skinner, Ian Hislop Stephen Fry and others,
Pricing & Costs
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Type of Performer(s) or Business
Ensemble / Group
Style of Music
Ceilidh Irish / Traditional
Drinks / Cocktails Music
Learn New Songs
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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! An example of a duo would be myself on guitar/vocals together with our banjo player. Other instruments such as concertina, accordion, fiddle, flute, tin-whistle, or double bass can be brought in to enlarge the band. Speciality instruments such as 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
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Married in June 2018
I enjoyed your playing enormously, as did our guests
Thank you for your music on Saturday (2nd June 2018 St John's Tavern, 91 Junction Rd, London N19 5QU). I enjoyed your playing enormously, as did our guests. It’s a shame ...
Morgan & Scott Shepard
Married in September 2017
Everyone was dancing
Amazing!!! The band was superb. (16th September 2017 Saturday Granta, 14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX) The songs were performed to the highest standard, and they were FU...
The Baroness McDonagh (life peer in the House of L
Wedding: October 2013
We all loved the band
"We all loved the band" "Dear Mick, many thanks for Sunday (20th October 2013 (trio) The Provenance, 62 High Street, Colliers Wood, SW19 2BY) and being so flexible. We al...
Robert Smith of "The Cure"
Wedding: December 2014
They had a great time
"They had a great time" "Hi Mick, Mr Smith has asked me to pass on his thanks to you for making their evening to enjoyable. They had a great time. (15th November 2014 Sat...
Caitlin Douglas & Richard Mundy
Married in September 2018
Professional and polished ceildh band
Professional and polished ceildh band Wraggle Taggle performed at a party to celebrate our wedding in South London. (8th September 2018 Saturday Stanley Halls, 12 South N...
Julie & Martyn Hunt
Married in September 2018
What a great time they had
What a great time they had "We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to you and your band for playing at our party on Saturday (22nd September 2018 , Frinton Lawn & Tennis C...
Press & Awards
Accreditations / Associations (5)
President Mary McAleese reception for traditional Irish musicians 2004
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?
What is the soundtrack to your life?
I love all music