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Wraggle Taggle Ceilidh Band, outstanding talent from the North London traditional music scene, can tailor a band to your particular needs – anything from a duo to a six-piece, amplified or acoustic, with or without a caller. All the musicians have been performing, touring and recording many years and two are award-winning performers.

Wraggle Taggle specialise in Traditional Irish, Scottish, American and English music, songs and tunes. They play with innovation, flair and vitality. Musical influences include; The Chieftains; Planxty; The Bothy Band; Altan; Ally Bain; Boys of the Lough; Jimmy Shand; The Pogues; Van Morrison; The Dubliners, Christy Moore and the many talented friends they have met over the years in the vibrant traditional music scene.

The band are both sensitive to the occasion and responsive to the mood of the audience. If you wish Wraggle Taggle can concentrate on one particular style e.g. Scottish or Irish throughout the performance. An example of a duo would be guitar/vocals and banjo. Their accordion player can be brought in to enlarge the band. Other instruments such as fiddle, flute, tin-whistle, double bass or snare drum may be added. Speciality instruments such as Scottish bagpipes, Irishpipes, bodhran or traditional dancers are also available.

The Wraggle Taggles’ most common format for a ceilidh consists of four musicians plus a caller who will teach the dances from scratch – no experience needed! A ceilidh is something really different and ideal for a successful party, as it is a fun way to get families, friends and colleagues to mix and meet and because all age groups become involved.

Wraggle Taggle provide quality wedding reception and corporate entertainment and are also available for parties, festivals, pubs, clubs, ceilidh dancing, and functions.

Areas covered South East UK, Midlands, East Anglia, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, London, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, Wiltshire, 150 miles from London
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  1. Mick Bailey said on September 4, 2015 3:25 pm:

    “BRILLIANT!”
    “Dear Mick The confetti has settled a little after the wedding. (17th July 2015* Friday The Tudor Barn, Britwell Rd, Burnham, Bucks SL1 8DF). We are so grateful for the brilliant band! My comments are below which I’m happy for you to use on your website. God bless you …all of you! “Wraggle Taggle were BRILLIANT! The ceilidh dancing added something so special to the wedding because the music was joyous. Everyone, from grandpa to young bridesmaids, joined in and the ‘calling’ excellent and fun. Mick, the band leader, was incredibly good at organising the whole thing and always answered emails promptly (which is really helpful when you’re organising a wedding). Thanks to all of you!!!” Christine Daniel 4th August 2015

  2. Mick Bailey said on September 4, 2015 3:26 pm:

    “How wonderful the band was”
    “Dear Mick, I didn’t get to thank you in person last night at Heatherden Hall Pinewood, (25th July 2015* Saturday, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, SL0 0NH) it was so hectic trying to get around to talk to guests. I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your amazing performance, we are and were so grateful that you made a wonderful party an amazing party. We had so many compliments on how wonderful the band was and everyone had such an amazing fun evening. I apologise for the overrun and you having to wait around. I do hope all the drinks and food we ordered were ok and the ushers looked after you. You were truly amazing and made the party!!! THANK YOU Best Wishes” Jane Jennet 26th July 2015

  3. Mick Bailey said on November 8, 2015 11:54 am:

    “Very positive feedback”
    “Dear Mick Apologies for the lateness of this email. Life has been a little busy since our wedding (8th August 2015 Saturday, Ballinger Memorial Hall, Ballinger Rd, Great Missenden, Great Missenden Bucks, HP16 9LQ). Lesley and I wanted to say how much we enjoyed the ceilidh. We have also had some very positive feedback from our friends and family. We wanted to say we appreciated Margaret’s role in encouraging people to join in and when giving such skilled assistance and guidance. Thank you again. Regards” Simon Howarth 26th September 2015

  4. Mick Bailey said on November 8, 2015 11:55 am:

    “Fantastic and efficient”
    “Hi Mick, A huge thank you to you and the rest of Wraggle Taggle for performing at the Celts Late on Friday (9th October 2015 The Clore foyer, The British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG). We really appreciate you contributing to this special event and you have been fantastic and efficient to work with. The band sounded great and it was lovely to see people enjoying themselves (I managed to pop down briefly!). I will also send on the photos of the event when they reach me too.Great to meet you briefly and thank you all again for performing. All the best” Marisa Smith Acting Events Manager: Adult Programmes, British Museum 12th October 2015