Toll Bar Band – Ceilidh Band

Toll Bar started 1982. We are based in Bolton although our musicians come from all over the North West. We have played at a huge variety of events and venues usually for weddings or parties but we played recently for the choir in Manchester Cathedral (one of our highlights, particularly when Pooh Bear became a dancer in the set!)
We have also played at local festivals such as Parbold and Lytham Club Day. We have played for any number from 7 to 700!!!

Toll Bar Band is a traditional ceilidh band. We have 4 musicians and a caller. We play foot-tapping music in the Scottish/Irish style using fiddles, accordion and bass. Our musicians and callers are very experienced and will make your event go with a swing!


“The ceilidh band played at St Anne’s Hall and was great. Everyone got up and started dancing as they played the intro set. Carried on like that all night. Great atmosphere – thanks”

Do the prices include travel?

Yes, the prices opposite include travel to most places in the northwest, there may be an additional travel fee which we will quote at the time of enquiry

How long will the band perform for?

2 x 45mins sets is the standard however anything up to 2 x 1 hour sets if required

How much space will the band require for setting up?

A space of approx. 2.5 metres by 5 metres would be ideal

Do you supply smaller groups?

3 piece is the smallest but this is only for really small events and function rooms. The average band is a 4-5 piece

Guide fees for the Northwest;

4 piece ceilidh band with caller

Lancashire area – £550.00

Cheshire/Manchester/Merseyside areas – £595.00

Cumbria area – £650.00