The Antler Ceilidh Band is a group of highly experienced and versatile musicians based in the South-west of England.
Formed in 2017, we've already built quite a reputation for our traditional yet funky sound, charismatic callers and professional attitude.
Drums, Double Bass, Guitar, Fiddle, Accordion/Flute, Caller
The full band - featuring a charismatic caller, two top-notch tune players and a driving rhythm section.
a) Drums, Guitar + Bass Pedals, Fiddle, Caller
b) Guitar + Bass Pedals, 2 x melody players, Caller
Drums, Guitar + Bass Pedals, Fiddle, Accordion/Flute, Caller
A similar sound to the full band but with Andrew covering both bass and chord duties.
Guitar + Bass pedals, Fiddle, Caller
Perfect for smaller events or for those on a tight budget. With our multi-tasking musicians, the trio still sounds like a larger band!
Ceilidh + Covers
Struggling to decide whether to go for a ceilidh or covers band? Well our Ceilidh + Covers package gives you the best of both worlds!
Ceilidh + Covers with Georgia on Vocals
Ceilidh + Acoustic covers featuring Rebecca Shelley on vocals
Please click on the link above to download our list of covers songs.
For a small additional fee we offer the use our excellent PA and lights for a post-ceilidh disco. This works out vastly cheaper than hiring a separate DJ and results in less disruption to your event.
The majority of our wedding clients book an afternoon duo performance as well as a ceilidh. Please click here for more information.
How long is a typical ceilidH?
A typical ceilidh consists of two sets (around 1 hour per set) with a break in between.
Who will the musicians be?
The Antler Ceilidh Band is a small group of musicians who have played with each other in various combinations for many years. Andrew will always be present, meaning that you can rely on him to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day. Whichever size lineup you go for, we have a fuller sound than other bands of an equivalent size due to our multi-tasking musicians.
Does your band include a caller?
Yes, we'll always assume you require a caller as part of the band unless you tell us otherwise. Our regular callers also double on melody or percussion instruments and will often play along with the band after the dances have been mastered.
Do you provide YOUR Own PA and lighting?
Yes we do. All our equipment is fully PAT tested and we have Public Liability Insurance up to £10m.
How much do you charge?
Due to the fact we don't go through agents we are able to keep our prices lower than many other bands. The exact price depends on the location of your event and the size of band you would like. Please fill in the enquiry form for a quote. We typically respond within 12 hours. We aim to cater for most budgets and offer discounts for daytime, weekday and charity events.
How much floor space do you require?
For the full 6-piece an area 6m wide x 3m deep is ideal, though we can squeeze into a smaller space if necessary. For a quartet, 4m x 3m is adequate.
Thank you so much for playing for us last night. You were absolutely brilliant and I had such a great time as did all my family and friends!! I will definitely be recommending you. Many thanks again to all the band.
- Chris Saxton,
Ceilidh 4 - Weymouth, 2018
Thank you so much! We loved having you there and you're a brilliant ceilidh band in every way! Thank you for being so accommodating to our late running and the awkward stage setup. And I haven't seen my friends and family dance quite so wildly before so you inspired some good stuff! It was great. Thank you so much again for the opportunity to play Dennis' tune with you it meant a lot, there are some great videos of the dancing it inspired haha.
Wishing you all the very best and some great gigs, I am spreading the word among friends over there :)
- Jane & Dennis,
Ceilidh 4 - Motcombe, Dorset, 2018
I just wanted to drop you a line to say a massive thank you to you, Claire and Tim. You were great. Excellent musicians for which your skills were appreciated by a few of our guests being very musical themselves. The dancing was brilliant and music very foot tapping. Most of our guests ached the next day. Young people who have never done ceilidh dancing before said to me yesterday how much fun they had and what a great night it was. So thank you so much of coming despite weather.
It's my 50th in November and we have agreed another ceilidh is in order so we will be in touch with you again a little later in the year.
Thank you again it was brilliant.
- Rachel Neate,
Ceilidh Trio - Yatton Keynell, Wiltshire, 2018
We just wanted to drop you a message to say thank you for your efforts with the Antler Ceilidh Band for our wedding. The reeling congregation was a little chaotic, but you did very well to extract what little dancing talent there was in the room!
Thanks for helping making it such a memorable evening for us.
- Josh and Olivia,
Reeling Ceilidh + Covers - Minterne House, Dorset, 2017
As Katie's mum (and now Frazer's mum-in-law) I wanted to thank you for all your efforts to make their wedding a huge success.
Both the Ceilidh music and the "popular" music were absolutely brilliant, and you certainly got everyone up on the floor for the whole night.
I have never seen so many guests dancing and all your band members were absolutely fabulous - thank you!
- Debbie Bassett,
Ceilidh + Covers - Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, 2017
Andrew and the Antler Ceilidh Band played at our wedding this July. We signed up to the ‘ceilidh and covers’ package, and it exceeded our expectations. Such a talented bunch of musicians, able to turn their hands to a perfect combination of reeling and rocking. Everybody had a great time at the ceilidh, from seasoned Willow Strippers to complete novices, and the covers section produced some really memorable moments. To top it off they were all lovely people, and Andrew was fantastic in advance setting up the night and answering all our queries. We couldn’t recommend highly enough. It was the complete wedding party package. Thanks again guys,
- Tom & Nicky,
Ceilidh + Covers - Tolpuddle, Dorset, 2017
I just wanted to send a quick message to express our sincere gratitude to you all for making our celebration, in no small part, a true success. Everyone had a fantastic time and the feedback we are still receiving about the music and guidance through all the dances on the night confirms this no end.
We are already talking about the next 10 year celebration and maybe something sooner so we'll no doubt be in touch again.
- Chris & Sally,
Ceilidh Four - Poole, 2017
I just wanted to pass on our thanks again to you and your band. Despite our low numbers we had a great time last Saturday night. The fact that you got nearly all of us participating was brilliant!
- Tim Aspden, President, Solent Gaffers
Ceilidh Trio - Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, 2017
Thank you both so much for the wonderful playing. Playing interlude music and staying late was much appreciated. Several people said how good the music was. Personally loved the choice for the St Bernard's Waltz - a lovely Burns song played beautifully.
- Cheryl Ayres, Westbury Scottish Club
Scottish Dance Duo - Bristol, 2017