Ceilidh, Folk, Irish or Traditional Band

/Ceilidh, Folk, Irish or Traditional Band

If you are hoping for the best Ceilidh (Ceili), folk, Irish or traditional band for your wedding or party then Hipswing Entertainments are the place to look to ensure your event is the one which stands out from the rest. Offering a wide selection of Irish bands playing ‘Irish Rover’ to Ceilidh (Ceili) barn dances, jigs, reels and more! Hipswing can provide the best live music for your event.
Covering all areas in the northwest, from Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire through to Manchester we represent an extensive range of all styles of bands and entertainment options ideal for wedding entertainment, corporate events and all types of parties.


2015-06-19T15:03:00+00:00 March 28th, 2012|

For two decades, Midlands-based Alf Alfa and the Wild Oats (these days, often shortened to Alf-Alfa) has been one of the most popular and best known bands in the country, in demand for ceilidhs, barn dances, folk festivals, beer festivals, weddings and birthdays. Alf-Alfa’s repertoire is firmly based in the English ceilidh tradition, with the […]

Beer Breakfast

2015-03-26T15:57:28+00:00 March 28th, 2012|

Beer for Breakfast are a professional four piece Irish Band, who play a fantastic and lively range of real Traditional and Contemporary Irish Music, songs and tunes, as well as Celtic Rock and Country Rock & Roll. We are all professional musicians who came together about 8 years ago from academic, formal, semi-pro and session […]


2016-10-17T15:46:20+00:00 February 12th, 2016|

Our No Ordinary Elizabethan Minstrel provides high quality music and entertainment on five period instruments. In Tudor costume he creates a wonderful atmosphere for any historic setting, either strolling or static, subtly mixing and mingling with guests to give them a memorable experience. Comfortable with all ages and nationalities, he also speaks several languages so […]

Merrie Noyse

2015-03-26T15:45:52+00:00 March 28th, 2012|

Medieval musicians and medieval music to bring presence and authenticity to events, both indoors and outdoors – Activities include – Demonstrations and Concert programmes, Music for Festivals, Banqueting and Dancing, Fanfares, Heralding, Ceremonial and Processional Music, Background Music for all Occasions. Instruments both loud and gentle to please the senses and entertain the ear. By […]

Sturdy Beggars

2015-06-18T14:09:58+00:00 March 28th, 2012|

The Sturdy Beggars play Irish traditional songs and tunes and feature some of best musicians from Manchester’s Irish community. The core line-up is: Seamus Curley: vocal, guitar Mat Walklate: flute, harmonica, whistle, uilleann pipes, vocal Andrew Dinan: fiddle We often work as a bigger band with Cormac Byrne: bodhran and Anthony Haller: double bass and […]

The Clovers

2017-03-28T13:25:27+00:00 March 24th, 2016|

Since their formation in 1999, The Clovers have thrilled audiences across the world with their unique style of show stopping entertainment. Having toured extensively across Europe and America these boys really know hope to work a crowd. When not on the road touring, the band have carved out a niche for themselves as the UK’s premier […]

The String Beans

2017-12-15T16:56:25+00:00 October 19th, 2016|

The String Beans were formed in 2014 by professional guitarists Jake Stentiford and Chris Twigg. The plan was to play a mixture of old gypsy jazz standards and modern day rock/pop classics with a gypsy twist. Having quickly made an impact on the Manchester acoustic scene with their first live shows at the end of […]

The Three Mojitos

2017-10-27T16:16:41+00:00 October 27th, 2017|

The Three Mojitos are an experienced trio of Chester-based musicians offering the perfect accompaniment to drinks receptions or meals.  The trio features Michael (keys), John (drums) and Justin (electric or upright bass).  Jazz classics are intermingled with popular music for a crowd pleasing mix which is never overbearing, even in smaller spaces.  

The Time Bandits

2018-08-24T14:02:26+00:00 November 7th, 2017|

You’re guaranteed a superb night of live music with the Time Bandits, high energy talented professionals who have created an enviable reputation for exceptional quality. We bring many years of musical experience and reliability to every function and our extensive repertoire features rock and pop dance floor favourites, chart toppers, party anthems, soul classics, swing […]

Trio Canig

2015-10-13T16:58:11+00:00 October 12th, 2015|

The addition of a live performance to any special occasion is not only something that people will talk about long afterwards but is hugely moving and adds that unique and special touch. “The musical programme for your special occasion is unique to you and we will perform the songs that you choose for your wedding  […]