Nightingale Ceilidh Band

Nightingale Ceilidh Band

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Location London
Starting from £967
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

  • As I Roved Out (Christy)
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Back Home in Derry
  • Band Played Waltzing Matilda
  • 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
  • Danny Boy
  • Dark Island
  • Dirty Old Town
  • Fairytale of New York
  • Far away in Australia
  • Fiddlers Green
  • Fields of Athenry
  • Fleur of Scotland
  • Foggy Dew
  • Galway Girl
  • Galway Shawl
  • Homes of Donegal
  • I'll Tell My Ma
  • Irish Rover
  • Isle of Tears
  • 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
  • Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
  • Peggy Gordon
  • Queen Jane
  • Rainy Night in Soho
  • 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
  • Whiskey in the Jar
  • Whistling Gypsy Rover The
  • Wild Colonial Boy
  • Wild Rover
  • Will you go Lassie Go
  • Willie McBride
  • World of Our Own

Rock & Pop

  • All My Loving
  • American Pie
  • Amarillo
  • Annie's Song
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Can't buy me love
  • Country Roads
  • Dance the Night Away
  • Fairytale of New York
  • 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 want to hold your hand
  • Return to Sender
  • Stand by Me
  • Summer Holiday
  • Twist & Shout / La Bamba
  • World of Our Own
  • Yesterday


  • 500 miles
  • American Pie
  • Amarillo
  • Banks of the Ohio
  • Both Sides the Tweed
  • Boys from the County Armagh
  • Bunch of Thyme
  • Cavan Girl
  • Charlie Is My Darling
  • City of Chicago
  • Country Roads
  • Curragh of Kildare
  • Dance the Night Away
  • Donald, Wheres Your Trousers
  • Do you want your old lobby washed down
  • Dublin in the Rare Old Times
  • Follow me up to Carlow
  • Galway Bay
  • Grace
  • Hey Good Lookin
  • Hokey Cokey
  • The Homes Of Donegal
  • I'm a Man you don't meet every day
  • Jolly Beggarman
  • Maggie
  • Marie's Wedding
  • My own dear Galway Bay
  • Now I'm Easy
  • On the one road
  • Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
  • Rainy Night In Soho
  • Red Rose Cafe
  • Slievenamon
  • Soldiers' Song
  • Spanish Lady
  • Take me Home to Mayo
  • Waltzing Matilda
  • What shall we do with the drunken sailor?
  • Where the three counties meet
  • Willie and Mary


  • Ain't Misbehavin'
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
  • Annie's Song
  • Anniversary Waltz
  • Arriverdeci Roma
  • As Time Goes By
  • Blue Moon
  • Camptown Races / O'Suzannah / Turkey in the Straw
  • Daisy / Down at the Old Bull & Bush / I belong to Glasgow
  • Hey Good Lookin'
  • If you were the only Girl in the World
  • I just called to say I loved you
  • I know I'll never find another you
  • I'll Take you home again Kathleen
  • I'm getting married in the morning / Roll out the Barrel / My old Man said / Knees up Mother Brown
  • I'm in the mood for Love
  • It's a Long Way to Tipperary / Pack up your troubles / Coming Round the Mountain / When the Saints
  • Leaning on a Lampost
  • Lilly Marlene
  • Magic Moments
  • Maybe it's because / The Bells are Ringing / Lambeth Walk / Side by Side
  • My Way
  • On Mother Kelly's Doorstep
  • Que Sera Sera
  • Return to Sender
  • Rose, The
  • Show me the way to go Home
  • Strangers in The Night
  • Street Where you Live
  • Summer Holiday
  • Tea for Two
  • That's Amore
  • Underneath the Arches
  • We'll Meet Again
  • When Irish Eyes are Smiling
  • White Christmas
  • White Cliffs of Dover
  • You Are my Sunshine
  • You Made me Love You

Tunes & Jigs

  • Arkansas Traveler
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • Athole Highlanders
  • Banshee
  • Blackthorne Stick
  • Blarney Pilgrim
  • Boys of Bluehill
  • Calliopie House
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • College Hornpipe (Sailors Hornpipe)
  • Congress
  • Cooley's
  • Cup of tea
  • Dashing White Sergeant
  • Dingle Regatta
  • Donnybrook Fair
  • Drowsy Maggie
  • Duke of Perth
  • Dusty Windowsill
  • Earl's Chair
  • Fairy Dance
  • Farewell To Erin
  • Flowers of Edinburgh
  • Golden Keyboard
  • Gravel Walks
  • Hag at The Churn
  • Haste to the Wedding
  • High Reel
  • I'll buy boots for Maggie
  • I wanna be near you
  • Irish Washerwoman
  • Jig of Slurs
  • Keel Row
  • Kesh
  • Kid on the Mountain
  • King of the Fairies
  • Lark in the Morning
  • Maggie in the Wood
  • Maguire & Patterson's
  • Maid behind the Bar
  • Margaret's Waltz
  • Marie's Wedding
  • Martin Wynn's No 1 & No 2
  • Mason's Apron
  • Merry Blacksmith
  • Miss McLeods
  • Morrison's
  • Mountain Road
  • Musical priest
  • My Love is but a Lassie yet
  • Nine Points of Roguery
  • Off to California
  • Orange & Blue
  • Otter's Den
  • Over the Moor to Maggie
  • Pinch of Snuff
  • Planxty Irwin
  • Rakish Paddy
  • Rattling Bog
  • Red Haired Boy/Little Beggarman
  • Rights of Man
  • Saddle the Pony
  • Sailor's Bonnet
  • Sally Gardens
  • Scotland the Brave
  • Sean Ryan's
  • Si Bheag Si Mhor
  • Silver Spear
  • Skye Boat Song
  • Sligo Maid
  • Soldiers Joy
  • Spanish Lady
  • Spider in the Bog
  • St Anne's
  • St Bernard's Waltz
  • Star of Munster
  • Statten Island
  • Swallows Tail
  • Tam Linn
  • Tarbolton
  • Teetotallers
  • The Rose Tree
  • Toss the Feathers
  • Tripping up the Stairs
  • Trumpet Hornpipe (Captain Pugwash)
  • Turkey in the Straw
  • Wise Maid


  • 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

3-Piece Band + Caller (if needed):

  • Male Vocals and Guitar
  • Tenor Banjo
  • Female Vocals and Concertina 
  • Separate Dance Caller

Option to add Fiddle and Bodran/Percussion.

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.

    South East
    • Bedfordshire £1,066
    • Berkshire £1,066
    • Buckinghamshire £1,066
    • Essex £1,066
    • Hertfordshire £1,029
    • Kent £1,066
    • London £967
    • Middlesex £967
    • Surrey £1,066

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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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