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Ceilidh Heroes

Ceilidh Band

Hire a Ceilidh band for weddings and events

Ceilidh Heroes are an exceptionally experienced traditional Ceilidh band available to hire for weddings, corporate events and private parties. As one of the most sought after Ceilidh bands on the circuit, you can expect only the highest level of musical entertainment for you and your guests at your special occasion!

Formed in the early 80’s, Ceilidh Heroes have performed at a vast array of events, to a plethora of diverse audiences across the UK and abroad. Recently, the band have toured Malta and Thailand and also played to huge audiences, including 40,000 people at Glasgow Mayfest and 25,000 at the Heineken Big Top with The Pogues.

From performing at a chateau in France for an exclusive birthday party, to numerous wedding celebrations and even a very intimate gathering of 6, for a private family celebration, the band can take on pretty much any type of event with their knowledge and expertise!

Some of the most memorable venues Ceilidh Heroes have played include The Royal Concert Hall and Rock City in Nottingham, Alexandra Palace, the Hammersmith Apollo, Camden Irish Centre and Kilburn Irish Centre in London, the Celtic Supporters Club in Glasgow and the Leicester Tigers Stadium. They have also played the end of tour parties for the Threepenny Opera and Reasons To Be Cheerful theatre productions and, performed at the end of shoot parties for a couple of ITV series, as well as being filmed as part of the storylines!

Whether you’re interested in booking a smaller three-piece band or the full five-piece, Ceilidh Heroes are very flexible and versatile and depending on your line-up choice, there is a range of instrumentation to select from, including vocals, guitar, button accordion, melodeon, bodhran, fiddle, banjo and mandolin. In addition, when playing for Ceilidhs and barn dances, Ceilidh Heroes always bring along a caller who works wonders at getting people involved in fun and easy traditional dances.

Their repertoire encompasses fast and furious Celtic songs and tunes, gentle ballads and quality contemporary numbers, by the likes of Christy Moore, Eric Bogle, and Ewan MacColl, as well as some original material.

Whatever your event setting, if you’re looking for the best Ceilidh band for weddings, festivals and all manner of private and corporate functions, look no further!


Artist playlist

Banjo PatersonWaltzing Mathilda
Barney RushNancy Spain
Dick GaughanBoth Sides The Tweed
Dominic BehanCrooked Jack
Dominic BehanDevil Is Dead
Dominic BehanLiverpool Lou
Dominic BehanSober Men
Eric BogleGreen Fields Of France
Ewan MacCollBallad Of Cable Street
Ewan MacCollBuilding Up And Tearing England Down
Ewan MacCollDirty Old Town
Ewan MacCollFather's Song
Ewan MacCollFirst Time Ever
Ewan MacCollMove Along
Ewan MacCollNothing To Show For It All
Ewan MacCollSeventeen On Sunday
Ewan MacCollTunnel Tigers
Frederic WeatherlyDanny Boy
Jimmy McCarthyRide On
Mickey MacConnellOnly Our Rivers Run Free
Patrick GalvinJames Connolly
Paul BradyArthur McBride
Pete St. JohnFields Of Athenry
Phil CoulterThe Town I Love So Well
Ralph McTellClare To Here
Rankin FamilyMull River Shuffle
Ron HynesSonny's Dream
Ronnie DrewSeven Drunken Nights
Roy WilliamsonFlower Of Scotland
Stan RogersShamrock Shore
Steve EarleGalway Girl
Steve EarleJohnny Come Lately
The DublinersBlack Velvet Band
Trad.All For Me Grog
Trad.Banks Of Red Roses
Trad.Banks Of The Roses
Trad.Black Is The Colour
Trad.Blarney Roses
Trad.Boston Burglar
Trad.Carnlough Bay
Trad.Carrick Fergus
Trad.Cliffs Of Dooneen
Trad.Cocky Farmer
Trad.Couldn't Have Come
Trad.Don't Come Again
Trad.Dublin's Fair City
Trad.Farewell To The Gold
Trad.False Hearted Lover
Trad.Foggy Dew
Trad.Follow Me Up To Carlow
Trad.Galway Shawl
Trad.Goodbye Muirsheen Dirkin
Trad.Hard Life
Trad.Home, Boys, Home
Trad.Homes of Donegal
Trad.Horo, Johnny
Trad.I Know My Love
Trad.I'll Tell Me Ma
Trad.I'm A Rover
Trad.Leaving Of Liverpool
Trad.Little Beggarman
Trad.Maids When You're Young
Trad.Mingalay Boat Song
Trad.Mountain Dew
Trad.Newry Highwayman
Trad.New York Girls
Trad.Old Maid In The Garrett
Trad.Parting Glass
Trad.P Stands For Paddy
Trad.Raggle Taggle Gypsies
Trad.Rambling Irishman
Trad.Rattling Bog
Trad.Rocky Road To Dublin
Trad.Rosie Reilly
Trad.Sam Hall
Trad.Seven Days Are In The Week
Trad.She Moves Through The Fair
Trad.Soldier Boy
Trad.Speed Of The Sound
Trad.Star Of The County Down
Trad.Step It Out Mary
Trad.The Nightingale
Trad.Westering Home
Trad.Whiskey In The Jar
Trad.Wild Rover
Trad.Wild Colonial Boy
Trad.Wild Mountain Thyme
Trad.Wish I Was Back In Liverpool
Trad.Wish I Was In England