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Licence To Ceilidh / Bio

Premiere Professional Ceilidh Band for London, Brighton and the South!
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As seen on BBC2, C4, BBCRadio3!
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Licence to Ceilidh are a young and energetic, professional ceilidh band based in London and the South, available for hire throughout the UK and beyond.
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...Specialising in Scottish Ceilidh (Gay Gordon's, Dashing White Sargeant, Strip the Willow, Eightsome Reels etc) they also offer the standard English/Irish dances as well and provide an evenings entertainment that is suitable for all, from complete beginners to seasoned dancers!
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From Weddings, to Corporate events, Parties and Student Nights - as the only professional ceilidh band in this region, Licence to Ceilidh’s full-time, accomplished musicians provide a level of sophistication to your event that you won't get with other bands!
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Formed over 10 years ago, Licence to Ceilidh have become legendary on the ceilidh scene. Their years of experience providing quality music and expert Calling is what gets them asked back for repeat bookings with prestigious clients such as Sting, Herbert Smith, Vinopolis and Brunel University.
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Trusted / Recommended suppliers in many of the UK’s most prestigious venues and companies including: Bijou Weddings, Visit Scotland and London Ceilidh Club.
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Line-up:
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The standard 5-piece line up of Caller+Fiddle, Fiddle, Guitar/Keys, Bass and Drums combines the dynamic fiddle styles of a traditional ceilidh band with the modern, funky rhythm section of a function band.
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They regularly play as a 6 or 7-piece as well and offer line-up’s to the size of a 10-piece band… You can augment your line-up to create the band you’re looking for - choosing from an array of traditional instruments (flute, pipes, accordion, whistles, etc) and more contemporary additions including a horn section, piano as well as guitar and a scratch DJ!
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They use the highest quality, top of the range P.A with current PAT test certificates and public liability insurance and bring their own array of LED lighting for the band and dance floor, even an optional smoke machine if your venue will permit it!
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Monthly sold-out public ceilidhs at Cecil Sharp House in London are a testament to the universal appeal of this young, exciting band. (for more information and tickets, please see our event pages or www.ceilidhclub.com).
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Optional Extras:
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They can also provide a number of optional extras, lessening the stress of organising an event by booking with just one supplier: The most popular is their after ceilidh DISCO - cheaper than booking a separate DJ!
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Or they can transform into another format for live background music before your ceilidh – from a Solo musician (Piper, Flautist, Jazz Pianist, Classical Guitarist, Violinist etc) to a Classical quartet or Jazz Trio, Celtic / Jazz Duo's (fiddle+guitar / flute+piano / fiddle+fiddle / Piano and Double Bass etc.) and many more…
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They have an array of multi talented musicians at their disposal so just let them know what they are looking for!
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Past Clients Include: Sting (twice!) : BBC 2 - Great British Menu : BBC Three : Channel 4 - Gok Wan's Fashion Fix : Amnesty International : Orange : Vodafone : RAF : Gareth Malone (BBC 2's "The Choir") : National Geographic Society : Hermes : Royal Academy of Music : Royal College of Music : Trinity College of Music : MOD : NHS : CBI : ICI : Pearson Education : Herbert Smith LLP : Amnesty International : Mencap : Royal Canin : Serco : South Bank Centre : Al Ain Hilton, United Arab Emirates : Hammersmith Irish Centre and many more...
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Typical Dances: Dashing White Sargeant : Gay Gordons : Eightsome Reels : Flying Scotsman : Canadian Barndance : Strip the Willow :Cumberland Square Eight

General Info

Band Members
Jim O'Toole, Jason Dickinson, Ollie Boorman, Philippe Barnes, Dan Humphreys
Artist Name
Licence To Ceilidh
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/licencetoceilidh
Active Since
01/00
Genres
Folk / Celtic / Ceilidh

Contact Info

Location
London, UK
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