Folk Wedding Bands

Hire Professional Folk  Bands for Weddings

Are you looking for a unique way to add a special touch to your wedding day? Look no further than hiring a professional folk wedding band! With their traditional instruments and upbeat, folksy sound, these bands will create a memorable atmosphere for your guests and make the night truly unforgettable.

Our musicians are highly experienced and professional. They will ensure your wedding day is filled with the perfect blend of music, no matter what type of event you’re hosting. From traditional wedding bands to more modern and eclectic styles, our bands will make sure your guests have a night to remember.

We will work with you to find the perfect band and make your wedding day unforgettable!

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Festival Wedding Bands

Are you a couple looking for the perfect music to create an unforgettable festival atmosphere on your big day? Look no further – you’ve stumbled across the ultimate guide to finding the most phenomenal Mumford-style wedding festival band for your festival-inspired wedding.

Welcome to Festival Rhythm – where rustic charm meets captivating melodies. We understand that each wedding is unique and deserves a bespoke musical experience that will have your guests talking for years to come. So, what exactly makes a Mumford-style wedding band truly great? Let us break it down for you.

Infectious Energy: A great festival wedding band knows how to bring the party to life. They have an uncanny ability to fill the room with infectious energy from the very first note, getting your guests on their feet and creating an electric atmosphere that will have everyone dancing till the stars fade away.

Versatile Repertoire: A standout festival wedding band should have a diverse repertoire that caters to every musical taste. From foot-stomping folk classics to modern hits with a Mumford-style twist, they should effortlessly transition between genres, ensuring that every guest feels the urge to let their hair down and join in the festivities.

Exceptional Musicianship: Mumford-style music is all about intricately woven melodies, soaring harmonies, and virtuoso musicianship. A great Mumford band will transport your guests into a world of musical enchantment, captivating their hearts and souls with their exceptional talent and sheer passion for their craft.

Authentic Instruments: The beauty of a Mumford-style wedding band lies in the authenticity they bring to their performance. From the banjo’s plucking to the resonating sounds of the double bass and the rhythmic strumming of acoustic guitars, a truly great band will ensure that every note is played on traditional instruments, adding an extra layer of authenticity to their performance.

Unforgettable Memories: Finally, a Mumford-style wedding band should leave you with memories that will last forever. Their outstanding performance should be the soundtrack to your most precious moments, creating unforgettable memories which you and your loved ones will cherish for a lifetime.

At Music8, we embody all these elements and more. With a passion for music that fills our souls, we guarantee an outstanding festival wedding band experience that will transport you and your guests to a magical wonderland of celebration and joy.

Don’t settle for the ordinary when you can have extraordinary. Choose Music8 for your festival wedding band needs and experience the wedding of your dreams coming to life. Contact us now to embark on this incredible musical journey together.

Let the festivities begin!

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Folk Bands for Weddings

Our acoustic bands and festival-style bands are fabulous choices for a wedding band – whether you are looking for something your guests can clap along to or some heartfelt acoustic folk to warm everyone’s hearts.

When it comes to planning a wedding, there are so many details to consider. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is choosing the entertainment. Hiring a folk band for your wedding can be a great way to make your special day even more memorable.

Here are some of the benefits:

Traditional Music – Folk bands for weddings specialize in traditional music, which can provide a touch of nostalgia for your guests. Traditional music can also set the tone for your wedding and create an atmosphere of joy and celebration.

Variety of Music – Our bands can provide a variety of music, from slow and romantic to upbeat and lively. This allows you to choose songs that fit the mood of your wedding and keep your guests entertained.

Flexibility – A folk wedding band is often willing to work with you to create a set that fits your preferences and budget. They can also be flexible in terms of their performance time and venue.

Family Friendly – Folk bands for weddings are perfect for family-friendly wedding receptions. Since the music is often upbeat, it can be enjoyed by all ages.

Overall, hiring a folk band can be a great way to make your special day even more memorable. Not only do they provide traditional music that can set the tone for your wedding, but they also offer a variety of songs and are often flexible in terms of performance time and venue. Plus, their music is family-friendly and can be enjoyed by all ages. So, if you’re looking for a great way to make your wedding even more special, hiring a folk band could be just what you need.

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Folk Bands for Hire for Events and Parties

At Music8, we offer the best in folk music entertainment for any type of event or occasion. With our experienced and talented musicians, you can be sure that your event or party will be a huge hit! Our folk bands come with a wide range of styles and instruments, including guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and more. Whether you’re looking for traditional folk music or a more modern sound, we’ve got you covered.

We understand that no two events are alike, so our bands are happy to customize their performances to meet your specific needs. We provide a professional, reliable, and friendly service to make sure your event goes off without a hitch.

Our prices are reasonable and competitive, so you can be sure that you’re getting the best value for your money.

Want Us to Choose the Perfect Band for Your Wedding or Event?

Let us help you choose the perfect folk or party band for your wedding or event. With our selection of talented performers, you can be sure that your guests will be talking about your event long after it’s over.

Feature section:
1. Professional and Experienced Musicians
Our folk wedding bands are made up of professional and experienced musicians who have years of experience in the folk music industry. Our experts are also on hand to provide advice and expertise to help you select the best band for your event.

2. Wide Range of Music Genres
We offer a wide range of music genres and styles, from traditional folk to contemporary acoustic. Whatever your tastes, we’re sure to have the perfect band for you.

3. Tailored to Your Needs
We understand that every event is unique, so we’ll work with you to tailor the band’s performance to your needs. We’ll make sure that the music fits the theme of your event and that it provides the perfect soundtrack to your special day. Why not take a look at our folk roaming bands for something different?

Folk Bands FAQs

Obviously, a band performing the big hits by Mumford and Sons and bands like The Lumineers, Noah and the Whale, George Ezra, indie rock and pop songs, and those classic pop hits from previous decades.

All folk bands and folk wedding bands will have Public Liability Insurance (PLI) certificates and a portable appliance tested (PAT) certification. Some venues will ask for these certificates before any band can perform there.

The set-up time for a band is around 60-90 minutes which includes unloading equipment, setting up, and a soundcheck. The standard set times for a folk band will either be 2 x 45 mins or 2 x 60 with a short break in between sets. You will also have the option of 3 x 40 mins sets which can be split acoustically and electric for a Mumford style band.

All Mumford folk bands will come self-contained with a PA and additional lighting for the performance area if the venue does not already have any in place. Some bands will also provide a free DJ service in between sets played through their PA system to keep the party atmosphere going throughout the wedding or function.

For example, a three-piece folk band would need around 3m x 3m. This increases by an additional meter for every musician. For example, a four-piece band would need around 4m x 3m and so on. This space is required for their PA, drums, amps, and any stage lighting they may supply. So always check the venue before booking any band and make sure 13 amp sockets are available.

A standard 4 piece Mumford & Sons style function band would be male vocals or female vocals, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, drums, and double bass, and a banjo will replace a guitar for some pop tunes.
If you were to hire a jazz band or a modern rock-pop covers band for your wedding, they would have different instrumentation compared to acoustic Mumford style wedding music.

​You absolutely can! Every one of the pages for our folk bands for hire (and all our bands like soul and funk, and indie bands, for that matter) you can watch videos of them performing their songs, so you can not only listen, you can see them performing too. We believe that you can’t choose a group with confidence unless you see them performing, so make sure to give those videos a watch, especially if you’re booking folk bands for weddings – it’s important to get the perfect vibe and great live music for the big day from your musicians!

A supply of refreshments for the musicians and a buffet-style meal would be very much appreciated especially if it is a long day, and they are likely to be there for the afternoon and into the evening. Make sure to reserve some parking spaces as close to the venue as possible to save time with unloading their equipment. If you are holding an event or a wedding outdoors, your band will need some cover if it is not held in a marque, like a gazebo, and will need an electrical supply.

Always check to see if the venue has a sound limiter fitted as this may limit the band you can hire.

If, you are planning a festival wedding make sure you book your folk style wedding bands early to avoid any disappointment especially in the peak wedding season of May-September. Prices will vary depending on the size of the band and the distance they need to travel, and in some cases, accommodation may be required, if it is likely to be a late finish.

Yes, we think it is a good idea to speak to a member of the wedding band beforehand to go through any minor details and songs you may like, and songs you do not want to be played.

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London Ceilidh Band: They were brilliant – both fun and engaging all evening! They were easy to work with, and we couldn’t recommend them highly enough! Ben 10/10 Wedding

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Discovering the Richness of Folk Music: Different Styles of Folk Bands

Folk music has a rich history and a wide range of styles, from traditional to modern. Whether you’re a fan of acoustic ballads or foot-stomping anthems, there’s a folk band out there for you. In this guide, we’ll explore the different styles of folk bands and what makes each one unique.

Traditional Folk Bands.

Traditional folk bands are rooted in the history and culture of a particular region or country. They often use traditional instruments such as the fiddle, banjo, and mandolin, and their music is passed down through generations. Examples of traditional folk bands include The Chieftains from Ireland and The Carter Family from the United States. These bands often perform songs that tell stories of their culture and history, and their music is deeply connected to their roots.

Celtic Folk Bands.

Celtic folk bands are a subgenre of traditional folk music that originated in Ireland, Scotland, and other Celtic regions. They often use traditional instruments such as the bodhrán, tin whistle, and uilleann pipes, and their music is characterized by its lively rhythms and haunting melodies. Examples of Celtic folk bands include The Dubliners and The Corrs from Ireland, and Runrig from Scotland. Their music often tells stories of Celtic mythology and history, and their performances are often accompanied by traditional Irish or Scottish dancing.

Bluegrass Bands.

Bluegrass bands are a type of folk band that originated in the Appalachian region of the United States. They typically feature acoustic instruments such as the banjo, mandolin, and fiddle, and their music is characterized by its fast-paced, intricate picking and harmonies. Some well-known bluegrass bands include The Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, and Alison Krauss and Union Station. Bluegrass music often tells stories of rural life and the struggles of working-class Americans.

Americana Bands.

Americana bands are a type of folk band that draws inspiration from various American roots music genres, including country, blues, and rock. They often incorporate a mix of acoustic and electric instruments, and their music can range from upbeat and energetic to introspective and melancholic. Some popular Americana bands include The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, and The Lumineers. Americana music often explores themes of love, loss, and the complexities of modern American life.

Indie Folk Bands.

Indie folk bands are a subgenre of folk music that emerged in the 21st century. They often feature stripped-down instrumentation, with acoustic guitars, banjos, and mandolins being common. Indie folk bands often have a DIY ethos, with many self-producing and self-releasing their music. Their music often explores introspective themes and ranges from hauntingly beautiful to upbeat and catchy.

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