The Burdock Ceilidh Band

Our band specialises in social dancing that is inclusive and fun for all your wedding guests to join in.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at


PA System
Noise Limiter Experience
Pre-Wedding Consultation

Primary Instrument(s)

Complete Band

Style of Music

Ceilidh Irish / Traditional

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Other Type of Performer
Full Description
We are a semi-acoustic Celtic band playing folk music supporting social dances from across the planet. Ceilidh is our speciality, which means we aim to get everybody involved, up and dancing, if possible. It works perfectly for weddings, and ensures mingling of guests like no other entertainment does. There's nothing too challenging in the dancing - we're more interested in seeing people having fun together. Our expert caller will walk through each dance to ensure that guests have some inkling of what to do, but we don't expect people to get it perfect - it's the taking part that matters!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Dan Longley
Thanks for looking at our page, and congrats! We now recommend that you check the Burdock Band touring schedule on our website to see if your day is available, or just give us a call asap. Best regards Dan


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Married in March 2020
March 2020
Fantastic band
We would all like to thank you for the amazing music and entertainment you gave us on the 7th March. We all had an amazing time, the music was absolutely fantastic and the way you kept everyone on the dance floor having a wonderful time. The beautiful Blessing dance at the end was one of the most lovely things I’ve seen done at a wedding and our guests are still talking about it. Thank you again
Kathryn Thompson
Married in December 2019
December 2019
These guys were an absolute hit and made our evening!
Since our wedding we have had no shortage of people commenting on just how fantastic Dan and the Burdock Band were at our wedding reception. They literally got EVERYONE up and having fun - including several uncles that we never thought we would see dancing in a million years! They without a doubt were one of the best decisions we made for our special day. Well worth the money, hugely professional, excellent quality and really friendly. Thank you guys!
Carrie and Joe
Married in November 2019
December 2019
Great evening, even better music :)
Fantastic band for a wedding. We booked them recently for a November 2019 wedding and everyone commented on how much fun they had. The band sounded great, were really enthusiastic and very easy to get on with. They even went as far as to prepare a dance based on a song from the Lord of the Rings on request. Highly recommend for a really enjoyable evening of music and dancing :)
Hannah & Tim
Married in August 2019
October 2019
Everything we wanted
This band and ceilidh was absolutely brilliant. All of our guests said how much they enjoyed the dancing. The caller was absolutely brilliant, loud, funny and direct and didn’t ever get frustrated. We had ours outside on a perfect day and the burdock band made our day 🤩
Nat & Torrin
Married in July 2019
October 2019
Perfect Wedding Band!
The Band played our wedding earlier in the year, and we could not be happier! Dan is an excellent caller, and gets everyone up on the dance floor. Our friends and family all loved it, even though this was a first ceilidh for many! We really couldn't recommend the Burdock Band enough!
Ben & Bella
Married in July 2019
September 2019
Great ceilidh band
We had The Burdock Ceilidh Band play at our wedding in July and they did a fantastic job. Dan was brilliaant at getting everyone up and dancing and communication with the band was excellent from the initial booking process. Highly recommend this professional band.
Location & Contact Details


Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Travel Notes

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (1)

The Wedding Industry Awards - regional winner 2015

What is your most memorable wedding?

Oh, so many! For me, the best weddings are when we manage to get every single one of your guests up to dance together and there's not a person left out.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fun, inclusive, gender fluid, emotional, laughter

What about your business are you most proud of?

The fact that all ages, all guests can get something out of our entertainment.

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

For the riotous dancing, trad dresses are a challenge - consider a costume change for the ceilidh!

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

We like it when a couple have made the venue their own, with little touches.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Once you've submitted the online booking form, we'll confirm everything with you by email. Then, we contact you around 14 days before your event to finalise timings and other details. On the actual day, our caller will make themselves known to you (or your representative) and check all is going to plan - we can be reasonably flexible on the night.

What makes a romantic first dance?

Just a smooch is all it takes unless you're accomplished dancers. Lovely to have your relatives and friends join you eventually. Nice twist: we gradually reduce the dancers to leave just the elders on the dance floor.

What is your number one floor-filler?

Our awesome wedding dance

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