The Cunning Plan Ceilidh Band is a Cambridge-based band run by Alison Rowley, drawing from a large pool of local talent. High energy foot-stomping is guaranteed! Although based in the South East the band can be hired for ceilidhs, weddings, parties, corporate events and festivals anywhere in the UK.

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“Once again many thanks for playing for us yesterday. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it!” August 2015

“Thank you so much for your efforts, we had so much fun. The band is really excellent and your calling is top notch.” May 2015

“Thanks very much for helping to make our wedding so enjoyable!” July 2015

“We just wanted to say a massive thank you for helping to make our wedding so fun. We both had a great time and the guests loved the evening dancing. The caller was excellent and very patient considering some of the challenges given the space. Thank you for sourcing some of our favourite tracks too for the music playing at the end.” September 2014

“We loved the ceilidh! Thank you and the band for doing a fantastic set with great tunes and enjoyable dances.” August 2013

“I just wanted to express my thanks to you and the band once again for a wonderful ceilidh on Saturday – my family and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the music and calling were both excellent. It was wonderful to have so many people join in with the dancing and everyone at church on Sunday commented on what a lovely time they had and how wonderful the music was. […] We will be sure to recommend you to our friends.” June 2013

“Thank you so much for such a wonderful ceilidh at our wedding. Everyone seems to have really enjoyed it and we’ve had lots of nice comments and suggestions that we should all go to many more ceilidhs. Please pass on our thanks to the rest of the band.” July 2012

“Can you let the band know how absolutely fab we thought they were. The music was perfect, everything we hoped for. We got lots of compliments for your sound check. The volumn was just right; loud enough to dance to but at a level people could still hear each other chat. We loved the selection of music you chose for us. Thanks for being SO flexible and letting us use your mics in the interval.” June 2012

“Thank you so much for Saturday night, we have received lots of messages saying that the ceilidh was the highlight of the weekend, you were all brilliant.” February 2012