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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
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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
(25)
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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 ...
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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 ma...
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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, RH...
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Mary and Jonathan Bullock
Married in November 2018
November 2018
You made the event very special for everyone
You made the event very special for everyone "Hi Mick Jonathan and I wanted to thank you and the band for playing at our wedding reception. (27th October 2018 Saturday, G...
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Michaela Croker 4th October 2018
Wedding: October 2018
October 2018
A fantastic evening!
A fantastic evening! "Hi Mick, Thank you so much to all of Wraggle Taggle for making my birthday a fantastic evening! (15th September 2018 Saturday The Plough Inn, 10 Ten...
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Julie & Martyn Hunt
Married in September 2018
October 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...
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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
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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