Nightingale Ceilidh Band

Location London
Starting from £492.00
3 reviews
Location London
Starting from £492.00
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Nightingale Ceilidh Band are professional, award-winning and experts at creating a fun & interactive party atmosphere suitable for all ages. Featuring some of the finest traditional musicians performing Celtic, Irish and Scottish music, the Band have toured extensively and performed at a multitude of events, such as, weddings, corporate events, charity galas and festivals. A fantastic party guaranteed! 

A highly recommended and extremely professional band.

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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.

  • 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.

Nightingale Ceilidh Band is sensitive to the occasion and responsive to the mood of the audience. If you wish they may concentrate on one particular style e.g. Scottish or Irish throughout. 

Nightingale Ceilidh Band are equally at home doing a song-based performance as they are playing tunes for a dance. Bandleader Mick built his extensive repertoire of songs during many years performing in public. Mick says, "We will gladly do requests if we know them and I'll even try to learn a new song if there's time". Mick continued, "There is no formal set list because we really enjoy working with the audience, finding out what's popular and 'going with the flow'."

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

Other songs

  • 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


Nightingale Ceilidh Band have an extensive repertoire of traditional tunes. Here's a few favorites:

  • 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

A ceilidh or barn dance is an evening of informal traditional dancing. Perfect for a wedding or party, it is suitable for all ages and provides a great way for people to mix and socialize. The faster dances are an energetic work out, and Nightingale Ceilidh Band also play in a more relaxed romantic mood. Our callers teach the dances from scratch - no experiencenecessary! Everyone will have a good time! Mistakes are half the fun of it! 

  • 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
  • Plus many more Scotish, Irish and Barn Dance selections;
, Private Party, 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.

, Funeral, 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.

, Corporate, 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.

Nightingale Ceilidh Band have many esteemed clients that they have performed for over the years, including: Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Robert Smith of The Cure, Guy Ritchie, Jackie Clune, The Baroness McDonagh and Sheila McDonagh MP, National Theatre, National Youth Orchestra, London Irish RFC, Allied Irish Bank, British Airways, Cafe Royal, Caledonian Club, Crawley Irish Festival, Crown Moran Hotel, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, HM Treasury, House of Commons, London Irish Rugby Club, Reform Club, Return to Camden Town Festival, Epsom Derby, Southbank Centre, Tewin Bury Farm, Whipsnade... plus many, many more...

Nightingale Ceilidh Band also has an impressive list of venues where they have performed, including: The Adelaide, Surrey, Amadeus Centre, Maida Vale, Arts Club, W1, Barley Townhouse, BBC Sports Club, Bray Film Studios, Bosworth Hall, Leicestershire, Botleigh Grange Hotel, Bourne Hall, British Legion, East Putney, Bromley Court Hotel, Brooklands, Surrey, Broomhill Lodge, Bush Theatre, Callaghan's, Marble Arch, Callaghan's Irish Bar, Camden Irish Centre , The Canbury Arms, Corsham House, Cremorne Centre, Campion Hall, Cecil Sharpe House, Charlton House, Chart Hills Golf Club, Kent, Chateau de Reilly, Chesterfield Hotel, Mayfair, Claridges Hotel, Mayfair, The Fiddlers Elbow, London, Gleneagles Hotel, London, Granada Hotels, Guildhall, London, Hammersmith Irish Centre, Hammersmith Town Hall, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, Islington Business Centre, Lewisham Irish Centre, Lincolns Inn, London Zoo, Pinewood Studios, Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, Royal Artillery, Stirling Barracks, Royal College of Music, Rushden and Diamonds Football Club, Tate Gallery of Modern Art, Trinity Arts Centre, Kent, University of London, Wembley Conference Centre, plus many, many more...

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.

  • As a guide two 60 minute sets or thre 45 minute sets but the idea is really to fit in with the client's arrangements.

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

East Midlands

Leicestershire £552.00 Lincolnshire £576.00 Northamptonshire £492.00 Rutland £576.00


Cambridgeshire £504.00 Norfolk £576.00 Suffolk £552.00 Norwich £720.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £576.00 Herefordshire £540.00 Warwickshire £540.00 Birmingham £666.00

South East

Bedfordshire £492.00 Berkshire £492.00 Buckinghamshire £492.00 East Sussex £540.00 Essex £492.00 Hampshire £540.00 Hertfordshire £492.00 Kent £540.00 Oxfordshire £504.00 Surrey £492.00 Sussex £540.00 West Sussex £540.00 London £492.00 Middlesex £492.00

South West

Wiltshire £576.00
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