We’re an award winning London ceilidh band with over 15 years experience in providing a bespoke ceilidh service and making events special and unique! We put a fresh twist on traditional tunes and dances by combining them with a modern, contemporary rhythms that no one can resist dancing to.

Everything we do is geared up to beginners and/or a mixed crowd with an expert, experienced caller to teach you all your favourite dances – so everyone can take part, whether young, old or those with two left feet!

The busiest ceilidh band around and with over one hundred 5 star google review, we pride ourselves on the high quality of our musicians and equipment, which is why word of mouth accounts for the majority of our work and we get so many repeat bookings. Click here to see some of our past clients and testimonials

ll of our musicians are full-time, professionals which brings an added level of quality and our band members come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds from Funk to Jazz and Big-Band, Classical to Gospel and Traditional Scottish/Irish music… we make great use of having such an eclectic group of musicians by including all these influences in the music we play and offering a wide variety of musical extras. We also update our PA & Lighting equipment regularly to make sure it’s top of the range and we always sound fantastic!

We love seeing your smiling faces spinning around at our ceilidhs, we have a real passion for what we do! Licence to Ceilidh is run by husband and wife duo Ali & Philippe Barnes and is our biggest pride and joy. We’re proud of our quality, all the band has achieved over the years but also of our beautiful Licence to Ceilidh family  – a group of friends that are always having fun and look forward to spending 3, 4, 5 nights a week traveling, performing and hanging out with each other – and we think that comes across in our performances!