String Ceilidh Band

String Ceilidh Band
Location Kent
Starting from £900.00
13 reviews
Location Kent
Starting from £900.00
Read 13 reviews

The String Ceilidh Band are up there with the best bringing together some of the most skilled and experienced performers in their field. 

Whether it’s St.Patrick’s, St. Andrew’s, St. George’s Day or Americana, The String Ceilidh Band offer a full evening’s entertainment of music for dancing or songs for listening or a mixture of both, whatever the venue, at any time of year and anywhere in the world, be it indoors or outdoors, a corporate function, wedding, barn dance, ceilidh, concert or festival.

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The String Ceilidh Band are up there with the best bringing together some of the most skilled and experienced performers in their field.

Whether it’s St.Patrick’s, St. Andrew’s, St. George’s Day or Americana, The String Ceilidh Band offer a full evening’s entertainment of music for dancing or songs for listening or a mixture of both, whatever the venue, at any time of year and anywhere in the world, be it indoors or outdoors, a corporate function, wedding, barn dance, ceilidh, concert or festival.

The String Ceilidh Band have over 150 years experience between them (they all started at a very young age).

As a band they have been together since 2007. Individually, the band members have worked all over the world, singing and playing for concerts and ceilidhs. Radio, TV, Films.

Martin, the caller, is one of the funniest around using his humour to put the audience and dancers at their ease. Never would he attempt to humiliate anyone but to laugh with them (there is always a Mr. Bean or Homer Simpson at a ceilidh which makes his job much easier).

The String Ceilidh Band, with their astonishing array of instruments, have a full and exciting sound, driving the dancers on.

The emphasis is very much on ENTERTAINMENT.

Chris (Bouzouki, Mandolin, Button Accordion, Mouth Organ, Vocals) - A former member of The Oyster Band and Gas Mark Five, his part in the band Fiddler's Dram and their 1979 hit single “Day Trip To Bangor” recently earned him a place on the TV programme "Never Mind The Buzzcocks"! He is a powerhouse of a musician who can make a duo into a band and a band into something really special.

Ramona (Violin, Whistles, Vocals) & Zinta (Guitar, Vocals) - As the duo “Camine” they have toured France, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland and New Zealand and worked with Lori Anderson on the film Exodus directed by Penny Woolcock. They have played at many Arts Centres around Britain including the Mick Jagger Centre, Dartford.

Martin (Cittern, Guitar, Vocals, Caller) - worked as a solo folk singer and with duos and bands in clubs, concert halls (Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall, QE Conference Centre, Snape Maltings) and at festivals (Sidmouth, Cheltenham, Chorley, Upton-upon-Severn, Towersey, Broadstairs). He has also worked abroad in Canada, New Zealand and Europe. He has performed at the home of Roger Taylor of 'Queen' and with Chris and Ramona at Davington Priory, the home of Bob Geldof, on numerous occasions.

Chris (Concertina, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals) - Ladies in Lavender feature film with Maggie Smith & Judi Dench/ TV Big Breakfast playing for Ant & Dec / TV-Video "Memories of Home" Rose Marie with invited celebrity audience / various radio incl. BBC radio 4/ various festivals incl: Sidmouth, Gosport, Return To Camden Town & Broadstairs/ Venues include; Hackney Empire, Albany Empire, Old Trafford, Birmingham Town Hall, The FRidge Brixton, The Swan Stockwell, The Hibernian Birmingham, The Conway Hall London, Half Moon Putney, The Ceilidh House Ullapool, The Weavers Stoke Newington, Carnglaze Caver Cornwall and umpteen others from from Scotland to Cornwall plus Galway, Ennis, Dublin, Cork and various other parts Ireland along with France, Belgium, Holland & Spain etc etc etc . Also played regularly in bands including members of The Pogues/Popes, 4 Men & a Dog, Alias Ron Kavana and Sin E.

  • 3 - 5 Piece – Male Vocals, Female Vocals, Melodeon, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Guitar, Mouth Organ, Violin, Whistles, Celtic Harp, Guitar, Concertina, Cittern, Caller


  • A Fig For A Kiss
  • Ash Plant
  • Calliope House
  • Connaughtman’s Rambles
  • Cooley’s Reel
  • Debbie’s Polka (Chris Sadler)
  • Final Demand/Nelson’s Farewell (Chris Taylor)
  • Flatbush
  • Flowers Of Edinburgh
  • Fox Hunter’s Jig
  • Full Rigged Ship
  • Hardiman The Fiddler
  • High Road To Linton
  • Kesh Jig
  • Kid On The Mountain
  • Kitchen Girls
  • La Bastringue
  • Lark In The Morning
  • Lilting Banshee
  • Marie’s Wedding
  • Merrily Kissed The Quaker’s Wife
  • Miss Kitty’s (Chris Sadler)
  • Miss Macleod’s Reel
  • Mountain Road
  • My Darling Asleep
  • North Cregg
  • Out On The Ocean
  • Pipe On The Hob
  • Rights Of Man
  • Salmon Tails
  • Scotland The Brave
  • Spootaskerry
  • St. Ann’s Reel
  • Silver Spear
  • Summer Sisters (Chris Sadler)
  • The Rose Tree
  • Vinnie’s Return (Chris Sadler)
  • Walls of Liscarroll/Banish Misfortune


  • Black Is The Colour
  • Caledonia (Dougie MacLean)
  • Galway Girl (Steve Earle)
  • Galway Shawl
  • Leave Them A Flower (Wally Whyton)
  • On Saturday Night (Lyle Lovett)
  • Ride On (Jimmy MacCarthy) as sung by Christy Moore
  • Spancil Hill
  • St Brendan’s Voyage
  • The Worry People (Martin Long)
  • Together Forever (Rab Noakes)

And for St. Patrick’s Day

  • Black Velvet Band
  • Dirty Old Town
  • Fields Of Athenry
  • I'll Tell Me Ma
  • Irish Rover
  • Molly Malone
  • Whisky In The Jar
  • Wild Rover

Plus many, many more...

, Wedding, Wilderness Woods, East Sussex

Super band, very friendly and got everybody up dancing. We were thrilled to have booked them for our wedding. They brought a sense of humour as well as great music. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend! Thanks.

, Corporate, De Vere Beaumont Estate, Berkshire, Berkshire

Martyn and the guys were amazing throughout. A pleasure to deal with in the build up to the event and on the night. Got the crowd up and dancing no problem and everyone had a great time. Would definitely book again!

, Corporate, Stratford Plaza, Cambridgeshire

The band were excellent and very accommodating and flexible with timings.

, Birthday Party, Emmer Green Primary School Hall, Berkshire

The band were absolutely brilliant and made our special celebration such fun. Everyone enjoyed the evening. We would thoroughly recommend them and if we had another Ceilidh we would book them again. They were on time and very professional in their attitude.

, Wedding, Rivervale Barn, Hampshire, Berkshire

Martin and the String Ceilidh Band did an excellent job providing the entertainment for our wedding. They were understanding with some of the less experienced, but enthusiastic dancers.

, Wedding, Norfolk

I apologise in the delay getting back to you, I just wanted the opportunity to say thank you to the band, they were fabulous! I always dreamed of my wedding day with a wonderful 5-piece Irish band, and they truly made my dreams come true! The band were very helpful, listened to everything I asked for and did what was asked of them and more. Many of my guests had heard Irish music before and not liked it, but upon hearing String Ceilidh Band have changed their views and said how wonderfully entertaining, lively and fun the music that the band played was. They also played some beautiful songs that are very sentimental to myself and family, which was just lovely. many thanks to you Warble for finding String Ceilidh Band , I will definitely use you again and will recommend you to many party's, functions or family get-togethers. Again thank you String Ceilidh you made my wedding day perfect!

, Wedding, Norwich

Thank you for your e-mail message. I am delighted to let you have my feedback on both Warble and the String Ceiidh Band. Warble were brilliant from the minute we made the first enquiry. You answered all of the questions we had with speed and efficiency and were so much more helpful than the other agents we contacted. The booking process was very straight forward and we were thoroughly pleased with the outcome. String Ceilidh Band were just brilliant, so enthusiastic! So many people after our wedding commented that they had really enjoyed the dancing and music - it was a great way for all ages and abilities to get up and dance (or at least attempt too)! I would not hesitate in recommending them. Many thanks for all of your assistance.

, Wedding, Berkshire

The band did everything they could to perform under difficult circumstances! (They had just set up on a patio under a strong gazebo) but the early evening storm was just too much! They then played accoustically in the conservatory and this worked really well - people even danced in there! There were many compliments. Could I take this opportunity to thank Warble and Samantha for a very efficient and friendly service. This is the first time we have booked a music act for a party and you guided us brilliantly - we have learnt a few lessons about what we would do differently but we would use Warble again. Thanks to the band and to you.

, Wedding, Buckinghamshire

The String Ceilidh band managed very effectively to get everyone up and dancing, falling about laughing, or both. They also suggested an easy but fantastic first dance that worked really well. We had hoped that having a Ceilidh band would be something novel and that people would have a lot of fun having a go at something they had never tried and that it would be an "ice breaker" at the start of the dancing. They carried out this role perfectly and it worked like a charm. Their mixture of silly jokes, banter and trying to get a collection of people mostly with two left feet into a semblance of an organised group was hilarious and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

, Private Party, Essex

The String Ceilidh Band fitted in perfectly with the evening and were fantastic entertainment, very willing no matter what and how frequent the requests were!

, Wedding, Suffolk

Hello Tracey, Thanks for your good wishes, we found String Cilidh Band to be very good indeed, ideal for our wedding party. On finding out that half the guests were from the Irish Republic they quickly produced an “Irish” theme for the evening much to everyones delight. They arrived on time, behaved and presented themselves in a very satisfactory manner and fitted into our schedule very well. I would book them again for a similar function. The whole booking arrangement was a credit to Warble's efficient operation. Many thanks.

, Corporate, London

Hi Tracey, I hope you are well. I know that I probably should have got this to you earlier, but the weeks have just flown by. The String Ceilidh Band were great and created the right atmosphere for our party. I know it may seem early, but knowing how popular good Irish bands are around St Patrick’s day, we would like to book the band for next year. With next year being a leap year, St Patricks day falls on a Saturday, therefore we plan to hold our party the Thursday before which is the 15th March 2012. Can you please let me know if they are available.

, Corporate, London

Hi Martin, Just wanted to drop you and email to say thank you to you and the band for your performance last night. The music was great and gave the night a real party atmosphere. Just what we needed to get everyone in the paddy's day mood. Thanks again.

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

Derbyshire £1,080.00 Leicestershire £1,080.00 Lincolnshire £1,080.00 Northamptonshire £1,080.00 Nottinghamshire £1,080.00 Rutland £1,080.00


Cambridgeshire £1,080.00 Norfolk £1,080.00 Suffolk £1,080.00 Norwich £1,080.00


Brecon £1,200.00 Glamorgan £1,200.00 Monmouth £1,200.00 Cardiff £1,200.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £1,140.00 Warwickshire £1,140.00 Worcestershire £1,140.00 Birmingham £1,140.00

South East

Bedfordshire £960.00 Berkshire £960.00 Buckinghamshire £960.00 East Sussex £1,020.00 Essex £1,020.00 Hampshire £1,020.00 Hertfordshire £1,020.00 Isle of Wight £1,800.00 Kent £900.00 Oxfordshire £1,140.00 Surrey £1,140.00 Sussex £1,080.00 West Sussex £1,080.00 London £1,140.00 Middlesex £1,140.00

South West

Dorset £1,140.00 Somerset £1,140.00 Wiltshire £1,080.00 Bath £1,140.00 Bristol £1,080.00
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