Nightingale Ceilidh Band

Nightingale Ceilidh Band

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Location London
Starting from £508
3 Reviews

Nightingale Ceilidh Band are professional, award-winning experts at creating a fun and interactive party atmosphere suitable for all ages.

  • Highlights
  • Large repertoire of Irish, Scottish, English and American tunes
  • Extra musicians, traditional dancers and caller available on request
  • Performance schedule can be tailored to suit the format of your event


Nightingale Ceilidh Band perform traditional Irish, Scottish, English and American songs and tunes with innovation, flair and vitality. They have toured extensively and performed at a multitude of events, such as weddings, corporate events, charity galas and festivals. A fantastic party guaranteed! 

Guitar/vocals and tenor banjo player form the core of the band. The accordion generally joins the band to make a trio. A traditional dance caller and additional instruments such as fiddle, flute, tin-whistle, bodhran/percussion, Scottish or Irish bagpipes, or traditional dancers are also available.

The bands most common ceilidh format consists of three musicians plus a caller who teaches 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, but Nightingale Ceilidh Band is also able to play in a relaxed romantic mood.


Main Set

  • Amorillo
  • As I Roved Out (Christy) / The Night Visit
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Back Home in Derry
  • Black is the Colour
  • Black Velvet Band
  • Bonny Ship the Diamond
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Caledonia
  • Clare to Here
  • Cliffs of Doneen
  • Cockles & Mussels
  • Come by the Hills
  • Country Roads
  • Danny Boy
  • Dark Island
  • Dirty Old Town
  • Far away in Australia
  • Fiddlers Green
  • Fields of Athenry
  • Fleur of Scotland
  • Foggy Dew
  • Galway Girl
  • Galway Shawl
  • I'll Tell My Ma
  • Irish Rover
  • Jambalaya
  • Lakes of Ponchartrain
  • Last thing on my mind
  • Leaving of Liverpool
  • Lights of London
  • McAlpine's Fuseliers
  • Mountain Dew
  • Muirsheen Duirkin
  • My Lovely Rose of Clare
  • Nancy Spain
  • Only our Rivers run Free
  • Ordinary Man
  • Peggy Gordon
  • Ride On
  • Sean South
  • Seven Drunken Nights
  • Spancil Hill
  • Star of the County Down
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Sweet Thames Flow Softly
  • Tipping it up to Nancy
  • Town I Love so well
  • Waltzing for Dreamers
  • Whiskey in the Jar
  • Whistling Gypsy Rover The
  • Wild Colonial Boy
  • Wild Rover
  • Will you go Lassie Go
  • Willie and Mary
  • Willie McBride
  • Wraggle Taggle Gypsies

Rock & Pop

  • 500 Miles
  • All My Loving
  • American Pie
  • Amorillo
  • Annie's Song
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Can't buy me love
  • Country Roads
  • Dance the Night Away
  • From Me To You
  • Galway Girl
  • Hallelujah
  • Hey Good Lookin
  • I just called to say I love you
  • I'll never find another you
  • I'm into something good
  • Love is the sweetest thing
  • Return to Sender
  • Summer Holiday
  • Twist & Shout / La Bamba
  • World of Our Own
  • Yesterday


  • Amazing Grace
  • Among The Wicklow Hills
  • Anniversary Waltz
  • Any Tipperary Town
  • Bandiera Rossa
  • Band Played Waltzing Matilda
  • Banks of My Own Lovely Lee
  • Banks of the Ohio
  • Blowin In The Wind
  • Bold Grenadier
  • Both Sides the Tweed
  • Boys from the County Armagh
  • Bunch of Thyme
  • Carrickfergus
  • Cavan Girl
  • Charlie is my Darling
  • City of Chicago
  • Congratulations
  • Curragh of Kildare
  • Donald Where's Your Troosers
  • Dublin in the Rare Old Times
  • Fairytale of New York
  • Farewell My Green Valleys
  • For These Are My Mountains
  • Grace
  • Hokey Cokey
  • I'm gonna be (500 miles)
  • Jolly Beggarman
  • Jug of Punch
  • Leaving On A Jet Plane
  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  • Loch Lomond
  • Marie's Wedding
  • My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
  • My own dear Galway Bay
  • Now I'm Easy
  • Queen Jane
  • Red Rose Cafe
  • Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  • Rose of Allendale
  • She Moved Through The Fair
  • Stand by me
  • Take me Home to Mayo
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Whiskey On A Sunday
  • Will ye go to Flanders?
  • Winter it is Past

Tunes & Jigs

  • Arkansas Traveller
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • Athol Highlanders
  • Banish Misfortune
  • Banshee
  • Barren Rocks of Aden
  • Behind the Haystack
  • Blackthorne Stick
  • Blarney Pilgrim
  • Bluebell Polka
  • Boston Two Step: MacNamara's Band: Nellie The Elephant
  • Boys of Ballisodare
  • Boys of Bluehill
  • Bucks of Oranmore
  • Calliopie House
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Cock of the North (Auntie Mary)
  • Coleraine
  • College Hornpipe (Sailors Hornpipe)
  • Congress
  • Connaughtman's Rambles
  • Cooley's
  • Cronin's
  • Cup of tea
  • Dark Eyes
  • Dashing White Sergeant
  • Dennis Murphy's
  • Dingle regatta
  • Donnybrook Fair
  • Drowsy Maggie
  • Drunken Piper
  • Duke of Leinster
  • Duke of Perth
  • Dundee Glasgow Aberdeen: Road & The Miles to Dundee: I Belong to Glasgow: Northern Lights of Old Aberdeen
  • Dusty Windowsill
  • Earl's Chair
  • Fairy Dance
  • Farewell To Erin
  • Father O'Flynn
  • Fisher's Hornpipe
  • Flowers of Edinburgh
  • Foxhunters
  • Galway Hornpipe
  • Golden Keyboard
  • Gravel Walks
  • Guaracha Walz: Come o'er the Stream Charlie: Break: Red Red Rose: Break: Skye Boat Song: Break: Comin' through the Rye
  • Hag at The Churn
  • Harvest Home
  • Haste to the Wedding
  • High Reel
  • Hunter's Purse
  • I wanna be near you/Aupres de ma Blonde
  • Irish Washerwoman
  • Jenny's Chicken's
  • Jig of Slurs
  • Julia Delaney
  • June Apple
  • Kangeroo Polka
  • Kate Dalrymple
  • Kathleen's Waltz
  • Keel Row
  • Kesh
  • Kid on the Mountain
  • King of the Fairies
  • La Bastrange
  • Lads of Laoise
  • Lady Ann Montgomery
  • Laird of Drumblair
  • Lark in the Morning
  • Lilting Banshee
  • Log Cabin Set
  • Longford Collector (2nd of Tarbolton Set)
  • Maggie in the Wood
  • Maguire & Pattersons
  • Maid behind the Bar
  • Margarets Waltz
  • Marino Waltz
  • Martin Wynns No 1 & No 2
  • Mason's Apron
  • Maudabawn Chapel
  • Merry Blacksmith
  • Millers Reel
  • Miss McLeods
  • Morrisons
  • Mountain Road
  • Mr O'Connor
  • Munster Buttermilk (Behind the Haystack)
  • Musical Priest
  • My Love is but a Lassie yet
  • My Love is Like a red Red Rose
  • Never On a Sunday
  • New Rigged Ship
  • Nine Points of Roguery
  • O'Carolan's Welcome
  • Off to California
  • Orange & Blue (The Big Broon Coo)
  • Otters Den
  • Out on the Ocean
  • Over the Moor to Maggie
  • Peter Street/Timor the Tartar
  • Phoenix
  • Pinch of Snuff
  • Planxty Irwin
  • Ragtime Annie
  • Rakes of Kildare
  • Rakes of Mallow
  • Rakish Paddy
  • Rambling Pitchfork
  • Rattling Bog
  • Red Haired Boy/Little Beggarman
  • Rights of Man
  • Rocky Road to Dublin
  • Rose in the Heather
  • Saddle the Pony
  • Sailor's Bonnet (3rd of Tarbolton Set)
  • Sally Gardens
  • Scotland the Brave
  • Sean Ryan's
  • Ships are Sailing
  • Si Bheag Si Mhor
  • Silver Spear
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Sligo Maid
  • Soldiers Joy 
  • Spanish Lady
  • Spider in the Bog
  • St Annes
  • St Bernards Waltz: After the Ball is Over
  • Star of Munster
  • Statten Island
  • Swallows Tail
  • Swedish Masquerade
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • Tam Linn
  • Tarbolton (1st of Tarbolton Set)
  • Teetotallers
  • Tennessee Waltz
  • Tenpenny Bit
  • The Rose Tree
  • Timor the Tartar/Peter Street
  • Toss the Feathers
  • Tripping up the Stairs
  • Trumpet Hornpipe (Captain Pugwash)
  • Turkey in the Straw
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • Wise Maid
  • Wonderful Copenhagen/After the ball
  • Yellow Tinker


  • Barn Dance
  • Big Set
  • Bridge of Athlone
  • Circassian Circle
  • Circle dance
  • Circle Waltz
  • Cumberland reel
  • Cumberland Square Eights
  • Danish Waltz
  • Dashing White Sergeant
  • Gay Gordons
  • Harvesting Jig
  • Haymakers jig
  • Hokey Cokey
  • I Want to be near you
  • Longways dances
  • Sausage roll
  • Seige of Ennis
  • Square dance
  • Strip the Willow
  • Virginia Reel
  • Walls of Limerick
  • Waves of Tory

  • Duo to Six piece: Amplified or Acoustic, with or without a Caller
  • Additional instruments Fiddle, Flute, Tin-Whistle or Bodhran/percussion may also be added to the Nightingale Ceilidh Band line-up. 
  • Instruments such as Scottish or Irish Bagpipes, Bodhran or Traditional Dancers are also available. 
  • All callers have plenty of experience of teaching the dances from scratch - no experience needed! For more experienced Dancers, Callers are also well versed in the Scottish, Irish, American or English dancing traditions.

3 Reviews

Top reviews

Forbes Mutch

Event: Private Party
Location: Hertfordshire

Excellent. Mick and the band were everything we expected and more. Easy to work with, professional and, more than anything, flexible. Loved their version of The Bare Necessities that we requested! Would definitely recommend.

Maria Stephenson

Event: Funeral
Location: Essex

Guys, we would like to say a massive thank you for traveling down to play at our mums funeral on Monday. Funerals are always a hard time but with you guys playing such beautiful music at the graveside and at the wake, it turned our day into a true celebration of her life. We feel so pleased with your performance... and how you learned that special song that you knew was so dear to us, especially for us, quite frankly blew my socks off. When it started to play you took me to a very special place, I cannot recommend you guys enough. There wasn’t a band we could have picked better and we look forward to having you perform for us at our wedding later next year. Thank you so much to a wonderful group of musicians/characters who made our day perfect. "Red Is The Rose" - Thank you so much for learning that for us; pure magic.

Linden Hibbert

Event: Corporate
Location: London

Hi Mick, just to say thanks again to you and the band for a really wonderful evening on Friday. Everyone had an amazing time. There is much interest in repeating it next summer, so I will definitely be in touch if that is the case. Many thanks.


    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    • Cambridgeshire £521
    • Norfolk £595
    • Norwich £744
    • Suffolk £570
    East Midlands
    • Leicestershire £570
    • Lincolnshire £595
    • Northamptonshire £508
    • Rutland £595
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £508
    • Berkshire £508
    • Buckinghamshire £508
    • East Sussex £558
    • Essex £508
    • Hampshire £558
    • Hertfordshire £508
    • Kent £558
    • London £508
    • Middlesex £508
    • Oxfordshire £521
    • Surrey £508
    • Sussex £558
    • West Sussex £558
    South West
    • Wiltshire £595
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £688
    • Gloucestershire £595
    • Herefordshire £558
    • Warwickshire £558

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    Nightingale Ceilidh Band is flexible with regards personnel, instrumentation and musical style, which means they are able to tailor a band to your specific requirements. For example: a duo could be guitar/ vocals plus banjo. An accordion player may also be brought in to enlarge the band and other instruments such as fiddle, flute, tin-whistle, or bodhran/percussion can also be added. Speciality instruments such as Scottish or Irish bagpipes, bodhran (Irish drum) or traditional dancers are also available by arrangement (subject to availability and musical considerations). However, whichever line-up is chosen all members are punctual, smart and sober... but still good fun!

    The fees quoted are for a trio. Contact us now to discuss adding a caller or additional musicians.

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