Celtic Folk and Irish Bands - Fantasia Music

Combine the fiddle with guitar and hire the UK’s best Celtic, Folk and Irish Bands.

Available for weddings, receptions or parties, these Celtic, Folk and Irish Bands are guaranteed to provide fantastic performances for an all enjoyable atmosphere. Why not hire one of our Celtic Folk Bands for your special occasion so that you and your guests can dance the night away to expertly played traditional music.

Celtic Bands play either Scottish or Irish folk music or a mix of both and the size of bands can go from a solo fiddler upwards. The music is usually upbeat based on Jigs and Reels which is music to get everyones toes tapping. Popular events for Celtic, Folk and Irish Bands include weddings, dances, St Patricks Night celebrations, Burns Night events and Ceilidhs.

Book your Celtic, Folk or Irish Band by choosing a band from the selection below.

Black Sheep

Ceilidh / Barn Dance, Celtic / Folk.


Black Sheep is a 4-piece band led by Titch Roberts renowned as one of the finest fiddle players in the South. He leads the band which plays instrumental folk/rock mainly in the Hampshire and Dorset areas. Black Sheep have been performing since 1983 and during this time have developed a unique contemporary style. Their music… Read more »

Bomo Swing

Celtic / Folk, Electro Swing Bands, Gypsy Jazz.


Bomo Swing is a sensational, high energy band playing festivals and events throughout the UK. This multi-cultural, eight-piece band take World Music to a different level with a fusion of Balkan, Ska, Reggae, Swing and Cumbia dance. At the heart of the band is a driving Latin percussion section laying down the rhythms with Bass,… Read more »

Ceilidh Generation

Ceilidh / Barn Dance, Celtic / Folk.


Ceilidh Generation are an exciting new addition to the professional ceilidh scene nationwide. They are a different breed to the usual Ceilidh or Irish band- young, dynamic, cutting edge professional musicians that really know how to entertain. Their contemporary formula of traditional instruments combined with drums, percussion and double bass – coupled with an expert… Read more »

Cottage Industry

Ceilidh / Barn Dance, Celtic / Folk.


Cottage Industry is a first class Ceilidh Band based in Dorset that play for weddings, parties and festivals. Cottage industry were formed during 1977 and, in various formats have performed since then in every conceivable type of venue throughout England and Wales including;- theatres, hotels, clubs and pubs, barns (some leaking!), town halls, village halls… Read more »

Licence To Ceilidh

Ceilidh / Barn Dance, Celtic / Folk.

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Licence to Ceilidh are a young and energetic, five-piece, ceilidh band – based in London and Sussex but available for hire throughout the UK. Their unique combination of traditional tunes and dances with the modern, funky rhythm section of a function band, provides a level of quality that you wont get with other bands! The… Read more »

Murphy’s Lore

Ceilidh / Barn Dance, Celtic / Folk.


Murphy’s Lore are a first class Ceilidh band from Dorset. The original band (Highly Strung) was formed in 1992 and developed over several years playing Celtic music – Irish and Scottish, for Ceilidh’s and Barn Dances, parties and weddings. The strength of the band lies in its ability to be flexible, playing jigs, reels, polkas,… Read more »

Music In Theme

Celtic / Folk, Medieval.


Music in Theme perform music from medieval times all the way through to the twentieth century. They present just about any themed show you could imagine including Medieval (with adaptations of Chaucer’s Pilgrims Tales, and compered medieval banquets), Victoriana (street, pub and early music hall ), Naval (shanties, sea songs & nautical music from the… Read more »

Reel Note Ceili

Ceilidh / Barn Dance, Celtic / Folk.


Reel Note Ceili Band is based around Birmingham in the Midlands and features English musicians of Irish heritage. The band was formed in 2000 and in 2003 band members appearing with the Birmingham branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann brought back gold medals from the prestigious All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil at Clonmel. Reel Note has built an… Read more »

Tatcho Drom

Celtic / Folk.

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Led by fiddle virtuoso Gundula Gruen, Tatcho Drom draw their inspiration from the music of the Romany Gypsies whose passionate performances have been legendary for centuries. Exploring the musical heritage of Eastern Europe and the Balkans, Tatcho Drom create fresh arrangements and innovative compositions which are fused with elements of classical, world and jazz. The… Read more »

The Bon Temps Playboys

Ceilidh / Barn Dance, Celtic / Folk.


The Bon Temps Playboys specialise in their own brand of Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp Pop based dance music with some R&B thrown in for good measure. Formed over ten years ago from a number of musicians ‘playing for beer’, this Hertfordshire based seven piece band has become a popular outfit on the U.K. Cajun/Zydeco scene and… Read more »

The Dancing Ledge

Ceilidh / Barn Dance, Celtic / Folk.


If you are looking for a band to give that special occasion a touch of magic and an injection of culture, then look no further than the Dancing Ledge. Celtic music, like most forms of traditional roots music, is not easy to play well; but when it is performed by the best exponents it has… Read more »

The Mellstock Band

Celtic / Folk, Medieval.


The Mellstock Band plays and sings the dances, songs, carols and other music of English village and church bands from the eighteenth century to the present day. Their repertoire and style come from village musicians’ manuscript books and from living traditions of song and instrumental music from all parts of England and beyond. The instruments… Read more »

The Woodsiders

Ceilidh / Barn Dance, Celtic / Folk.


The Woodsiders are an experienced band based in the South of England and play for barn dances and ceilidhs. They can entertain for all types of function – club/works socials, wedding receptions, fund raisers etc….. Barn Dances are great entertainment, and the Woodsiders lively music will make it a night to remember. Their caller will… Read more »

Wraggle Taggle

Ceilidh / Barn Dance, Celtic / Folk.


Wraggle Taggle can tailor a band to suit your event from a duo to 6-piece, amplified or acoustic, with or without caller. They play Irish, Scottish, American and English songs and tunes and are both sensitive to the occasion and responsive to the mood of the audience. go to main pic Wraggle Taggle are the… Read more »