Ramnee Ceilidh Band
Ceilidh & Covers Band
Ceilidh, Pop Covers, Traditional Scottish, Celtic, Caller & DJ Option

About Ramnee Ceilidh Band – professional ceilidh and covers band based in London
6 reviews

With high profile performances for the likes of HRH Prince Michael of Kent, Country Life, ITV, E4, Netflix original series 'The Crown' (2 Golden Globes) feat. Claire Foy, Matt Smith and John Lithgow and performing with celebs such as John Barrowman, the award-winning Ramnee Ceilidh Band are by far the must-have feature of any Celtic event.

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We have supported Sister Sledge, Supergrass and T'Pau, as well as the cast of Made in Chelsea (who we won a BAFTA with).

We have taken celebrities James Corden, Ant & Dec, Jonathan Wilkes, Edith Bowman and even Tom Smith (Editors) through the steps of ceilidh dancing.

Renowned as a funky and exciting dance band with a wide range of influences, they have taken the key elements of Scottish & Irish tradition and moulded a new fresh Celtic blend with well-known covers...irresistible to dance to.

We provide tradition with a twist – Ramnee Ceilidh Band are a London-based ceilidh band for all your Celtic needs.

Our musicians are some of the most in-demand musicians in London, with a wealth of performing experience including...Abbey Road, BBC Television Centre, Dame Shirley Bassey, The Graham Norton Show, Disney World Epcot, Shane MacGowan and The Popes, Riverdance, Later with Jools Holland, Roisin Murphy, Simple Minds, Mick Hucknall, Melody Gardot, Kid Creole, Britain's Got Talent, Nina Nesbitt, Was Not Was, Mica Paris, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Thriller Live, Book of Mormon, G4, House band at London's Hard Rock Cafe, BBC 1 breakfast news, Alan Titchmarsh, Loose Women, Made In Chelsea, Little Boots, Netflix original series 'The Crown', Blake, John Barrowman, Barbican Centre, Ronnie Scots, Kensington Palace and not forgetting The London Vegetable Orchestra.

London's premier Ceilidh & Covers Band present to you a new generation of Celtic musicians bursting with energy.

So if you're looking to hire the finest ceilidh and covers band London has to offer for your wedding or event, get in touch with Ramnee Ceilidh Band.

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Is there any scenario in which the band could cancel?

In the unlikely scenario that a player cannot make a performance, each player has a long list of deputy musicians to call upon.

Do you provide PA and lighting?

Yes! Our standard PA is suitable for a room of around 300 people. If you are hosting a large-scale event we are happy to supply further lighting and a larger P.A. However, an additional fee will apply. If you are personally hiring a P.A. system we are happy to discuss the act requirements with your sound engineer.

How much space do you require?

We require 4m x 3m minimum.

I've been told the venue has a sound limiter – is this a problem?

A sound limiter is an electronic device that monitors the sound and is sometimes connected to cuts the power in the venue (and therefore to the band's equipment) if the volume level in the room exceeds a pre-set level. Please be very careful when choosing your venue as your event could be ruined if a limiter is installed.

If your venue has a sound limiter we will contact them to ensure there are no foreseeable problems with noise-related concerns.

How far do you travel?

We are happy to travel anywhere in the world.

How early do you need to setup before a gig?

It takes us up to 2 hours to set up PA, lighting and sound check. This can be split into two separate 1hr slots.

Can you supply background music between sets?

Yes. We are able to provide music from a popular playlist between sets.

How long do/can you play for?

We can play up to 3 x 1hr sets.

I have a small budget, can you help?

We will try our best to accommodate all budgets. Get in contact and we'll try our best to help you out!

What type of venues will the band play at?

Our only requirement is that there is a safe power supply and a cover for outdoor events in case of rain.

How does the band dress?

We wear smart dress as standard e.g. Suits, DJ's, Kilts etc. If you have a special request please let us know when you enquire.

Are you insured?

Yes. We are fully insured, PAT Tested and have full public liability insurance.

6 verified reviews

"The night was brilliant! The music was very impressive and I was especially taken with the dance tuition on the Dance floor... Bravo!..."
– Jonathan Taylor, 26 January 2020, Burns Night event in London
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"Ramnee Ceilidh & Covers Band recently played at my 50th birthday party and I can’t recommend them highly enough. From the initial booking Tom was so professional and always so patient and helpful with my endless questions. Any correspondence was answered very quickly. On the day of the party Tom arrived at the venue with lots of time to spare. I had chosen a four piece, guitar, fiddle, drums and accordion, the entire band were simply excellent and they looked so good with their traditional kilts. As the Caller, Tom explained all the dancing techniques in a way that was easy to follow which was excellent as there were a lot of people who weren’t familiar with the dances. I would definitely book the Ramnee Ceilidh & Covers Band again and would recommend them to anyone looking for a highly skilled, professional band for their Ceilidh."
– Wendy Faulkner, 7 November 2019, 50th birthday party in Berkshire
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"My son and new daughter-in-law hired the Ramnee Ceilidh Band for their recent wedding. I can honestly say what a fantastic band they are. They played a variety of songs which suited all ages of the guests. They also played numerous Ceilidh tunes in between - it didn't matter if people didn't know the steps, because we were talked through them first. It was so much fun, and the guests loved it! I highly recommend the Ramnee Ceilidh Band to anyone, and would have no hesitation in hiring them."
– Christine Coetzee, 13 August 2019, wedding at Southdowns Manor, Petersfield
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"Many many thanks Tom! You provided the best dance we have had for many years. I have never seen so many people consistently up dancing and enjoying themselves. Your balance of music was just what we required and while we Scots like to think we know all the Country Dancing malarky it was great to be taught a few more. You have great style in the way you delivered that. John Barrowman was an interesting addition. I hope you guys didn't mind but you all seemed to take it in good spirit. I'm told he was eating next door and couldn't resist coming through because the music was so good."
– Peter J McCallum, 22 July 2019, ceilidh at Gleneagles
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"The band were, without doubt, the highlight of our evening. The musical fusion of traditional with modern music was a fantastic take on the ceilidh and provided a great source of entertainment. The dance floor was never empty and we would thoroughly recommend the band to anyone looking for a quality, highly trained, entertaining live band to add a touch of class to any event."
– Emily and Jamie Le Jeune, 18 July 2019, wedding in Basingstoke
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"Thank you Ramnee Ceilidh Band for your wonderful music and also for your patient help with our dancing! This was definitely one of the best parts of our wedding day: it brought everyone together and we will always remember it with a smile."
– Lydia and Axel Redver, 11 July 2019, wedding at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
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Audio samples
Traditional & Fusion
Jigs & Reels
Set List
Ceilidh Set (called)

Flying Scotsman

Gay Gordons

Dashing White Sergeant

Strip The Willow

Military 2-step

St Bernard's Waltz

Virginia Reel

Canadian Barn Dance

Swedish Masquerade

Thread The Needle

Circassian Circle

Cumbrian Reel

Cumberland Square Eight

Lady Godiva Reel

Orcadian Strip The Willow

The Borrowdale Exchange

Scotch Mixer

Auld Lang Syne

Reeling Set (not Called)

Postie's Jig

The Piper & The Penguin

Hamilton House

The Eightsome Reel

The Foursome Reel

Machine Without Horses

Reel Of The 51st

Duke Of Perth

Speed The Plough

The Duke & Duchess Of Edinburgh

St Andrews Fair

Traditional Covers


Green Fields Of France

Wild Rover

Donald Where's Your Troosers?

Hill Of The Thieves

Molly Malone

There Were Roses

Little Drummer Boy

Auld Lang Syne

Whisky In The Jar

Marie's Wedding

Gloomy Winter's Now Awa

Hill Of Thieves

Popular 1st Dances:

Feeling Good - Nina Simone (michael Buble's & Muse Versions)

L.o.v.e. - Nat King Cole

Let's Stay Together - Al Green

Into The Mystic - Van Morrison

May You Never - John Martyn

Is This Love - Bob Marley

You Are The First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White

I Only Have Eyes For You - Jazz Standard From The Film 'dames'

Sweet Dreams (are Made Of This) - Eurythmics

Caledonia - Dougie Maclean

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay (*)

Shut Up And Dance With Me - Walk The Moon

All Of Me - John Legend

Hey Ho - The Lumineers

You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller

Nothing Else Matters - Metalica

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

I'm A Believer - Monkeys

I'm Into Something Good - Herman's Hermit

Runaway - The Corrs (**)

You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman

I Love You 'till The End - The Pogues

Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison

60's Covers

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Gimmie Some Lovin' - Steve Winwood

Hard To Handle - Otis Redding

All Along The Watch Tower - Jimi Hendrix

I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles

Come Together - The Beatles

Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett

In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett

I'm A Believer - Monkeys

Feeling Good - Nina Simone (michael Buble's & Muse Versions)

Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin

My Generation - The Who

White Room - Cream

I'm Into Something Good - Herman's Hermit

I Feel Good - James Brown

L.o.v.e. - Nat King Cole

Soul Man - Sam & Dave (*)

Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5 (**)

70's Covers

Dreams - Fleetwood Mac

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers

Life In The Fast Lane - The Eagles

Stuck In The Middle With You - Steelers Wheel

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

I Wish - Stevie Wonder (**)

Let's Stay Together - Al Green

Get Back - The Beatles

Hey Jude - The Beatles

Oh What A Night - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

Into The Mystic - Van Morrison

Over The Hill - John Martyn

May You Never - John Martyn

Can't Get Enough Of Your Love - Bad Company

We Are Family - Sister Sledge

The Cowboy Song - Thin Lizzy

The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy

Teenage Kicks - Undertones

Is This Love - Bob Marley

I Shot The Sherif - Bob Marley

Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd

Maggie May - Rod Stewart

Reelin' In The Years - Steely Dan (*)

Take Me To The River - Al Green (*)

Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder (*)

Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder (*)

I'm A Man - Steve Winwood (*)

Right Place Wrong Time - Dr John (*)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Lady Marmalade - Patti Labelle (**)

You Are The First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White

I Only Have Eyes For You - Jazz Standard From The Film 'dames'

80's Covers

Sunshine On Leith - The Proclaimers

500 Miles - Proclaimers

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones

Dude Looks Like A Lady - Aerosmith (*)

You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon (*)

Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News (*)

Sweet Dreams (are Made Of This) - Eurythmics

Ain't Nobody - Chaka Kahn () Upside Down - Diana Ross ()

Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2

Where The Streets Have No Name - U2

Caledonia - Dougie Maclean

Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel

90's Covers

Deeper Underground - Jamiroquai

Rocks- Primal Scream

She's Electric - Oasis

Wonderwall - Oasis

You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller

Place Your Hands - Reef

Just Looking - Stereophonics

Ants Marching - Dave Matthews Band (*)

Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams (*)

Keep The Faith - Bon Jovi (*)

Nothing Else Matters - Metalica

Runaway - The Corrs (**)

You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman

I Love You 'till The End - The Pogues

00's Covers

Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics

Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon

You Are All I Have - Snow Patrol

All These Things That I've Done - The Killers

Valerie - Mark Ronson

Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Crazy In Love - Beyonce

Hey Ya! - Outcast

Last Night - The Strokes

Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

Crazy - Gnarls Barkley

Butterfly - Jason Mraz (*)

Brooklyn - Youngblood Brass Band (*)

10's Covers

Forget You - Ce Lo Green

Locked Out Of Heaven - Bruno Mars

Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

Get Lucky - Daft Punk

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay (*)

Shut Up And Dance With Me - Walk The Moon

All Of Me - John Legend

Hey Ho - The Lumineers

(*) Only Available With Horn Section

(**) Only Available With Female Vocalist

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