Hessle Ceilidh Band

Hessle Ceilidh Band are based in the East Riding of Yorkshire near Hull. We are a four piece band with a dance caller. We play whistle, fiddles, recorders, guitar, bass, piano, bagpipes, hurdy-gurdy
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


Style of Music

Ceilidh Irish / Traditional

Primary Instrument(s)

Complete Band
Other Instruments

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Other Type of Performer
Ensemble / Group

PA System
Learn New Songs
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
A Ceilidh is a great way to celebrate a Wedding – it brings people together, young and old, and it is a great way to make a wedding reception a memorable and fun occasion – we can compere your event and even play special tunes‘Here Comes the Bride’. Why choose a Ceilidh for your wedding? – Well firstly it’s really good clean energetic fun with a broad appeal to all ages and more importantly the nature of a Ceilidh makes friends of strangers and is a great ice breaker! Once you’ve booked the band and explained the arrangements for the day, mentioning any special announcements or musical moments that you want us to create, you can relax knowing that we can provide provide the perfect entertainment for your special occasion.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Quentin Budworth
We love playing weddings and help couples make their day really special. We play at over 20 weddings during the average year and are more than happy to accomodate the needs of the wedding party whether that be shifting start times, announcements through the PA, sparkly wedding lights or special requests for specific tunes or dances.


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Jo and Ian
Married in June 2017
February 2018
Magic music
“Our sincere thanks to the Hessle Ceilidh Band for making our wedding celebrations all the more memorable. They were fantastic, what an amazing sound. They created an truly magical atmosphere…”
Jayne and Craig
Married in May 2017
February 2018
A thank you from a happy bride and groom
“Sorry we took so long to post our sincere thanks to the Hessle Ceilidh Band for making our wedding celebrations all the more memorable. They were fantastic, what an amazing sound. They created an truly magical atmosphere and the bagpipes were the icing on the cake!!!’ We didn’t want the ceilidh to end. Everyone commented on what a fantastic time they had. Thanks again folks, we would really urge anyone wanting great music and dancing for their special occasion to HIRE THIS BAND!’
Sue and Gary
Wedding: April 2017
February 2018
Parents Words to band
“Just wanted to thank you all for the part you played in making our daughter’s wedding such a special day for us all. So many people commented on how they enjoyed the band”
Location & Contact Details


Chanterlands Ave, Hull, Kingston upon Hull, HU5 3TT, England

Travel Notes

We only play in East Yorkshire.

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

M62 Hull

Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport


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What is your most memorable wedding?

All the weddings we play at are memorable for the way they bring people together in joyous celebration of new partnerships starting out together !

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fun, informal, traditional, folky, acoustic

What about your business are you most proud of?

The repeat business we get (we often get asked to play at many different family events as a result of playing at weddings)

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Think about having a break half way through the evening. Flat shoes for the bride are a good idea for the ceilidh.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Some of the wedding favours for children have been been beautiful and carefully thought out.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We like to talk through the event and the logistics of getting into the venue to set up the PA etc with the couple.

What makes a romantic first dance?

First choice would be the couples favourite tune played through our PA at volume second choice well a waltz is always great as is a small set dance with bride, groom and immediate family/friends

What is your number one floor-filler?

Circassian Circle is always a joy to play and dance!

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

The Dubliners or Bothy Band!

What is the soundtrack to your life?

All things Folky!