Ceilidh band

kayl Posts: 474 Forumite
My daughter would love to have a ceilidh for her 21st. She was at one recently and contacted the band to find out costs, and has been quoted £450 plus VAT for a 3 piece band. I hadn't expected it to be so high, as I'll obviously have to pay for the hire of a hall, and for food.

Can anyone let me know if that is the average price, or if they are able to recommend another band.


  • gunsandbanjos
    gunsandbanjos Posts: 12,246
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    Thats pretty standard, we had one at our wedding and it was similar in price, may even have been more!
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
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  • There's a Glasgow based band called The Rusty Nails, they played for my friend's ceidilh, their number is in the Yellow Pages book under Entertainment (don't think it's on the online version). They only charged £300 for a 3-piece band and were great.
  • p4girl
    p4girl Posts: 141 Forumite
    There's a great ceilidh band in Ayrshire, called Coila. They travel all over Scotland, and have made several CDs - I've heard them a few times now, and they rock! they have a website, I think - just google them!
  • The_One_Who
    The_One_Who Posts: 2,418
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    For something a little bit different I like the Cairn String Quartet. I have no idea how much they charge, but I imagine it'll be pretty expensive.
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