Brady's Irish music agency



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Irish dancer FAQs

The standard line up is 4 dancers.

Prices range from £490 – £690 for 1 x /15/30 minute show. More details on fees can be found here.

The acts range from 15 – 30 minute shows. This includes the time needed to change from soft to hard shoes and an audience participation segment where required. 

Not always, often one male dancer is often included, if you have a preference, just let us know when you make your enquiry.

The most popular outfits requested by our bookers are similar to those worn in the Riverdance show, which have become standard. We can often provide dancers in full traditional Irish dancing outfits on request.

Yes, the shows include dancing in a similar style, but using the dancers own original choreography. Our shows and dancers have NO direct connection with ‘Riverdance’ or similar shows, but several of the dancers have performed in these shows professionally.

Yes, that’s usually included with most acts, (unless you prefer otherwise).

This isn’t recommended as each set of Irish dancers will have rehearsed and performed to a specific set of tunes in the tempo they are accustomed to. In certain circumstances dancing to live music can be arranged, but would require a rehearsal with the band and the dancers before the event. This would involve extra cost.

Normally the dancers are aged from their late teens to mid 20’s.

NO. There is no vat added to the cost of hiring an act. This is because 99% of our acts are under the threshold where it becomes chargeable. Also, we as an agency do not charge vat on bookings.

Most fees are fully inclusive. Sometimes an additional fee may apply where exceptional travel time and distance is involved. This will always be included in any quote at the time of enquiry and stated clearly in any contract and subject to your agreement.

Pretty much anywhere. We have acts based across the UK and regularly send performers overseas. We’ve sent acts to clients across mainland Europe and Scandinavia, Japan, China and Singapore.

Yes, we can often get an act for you within 24 hours of a booking or even on the same day! If you have an urgent enquiry call us on 020 8111 1916.

A dance floor that is suitable for Irish dancing and a performing area that is safely sectioned off from the audience, which complies with normal health and safety standards and the terms and conditions of the performers public liability insurance. 

If you cancel your booking, in most cases there will be a fee involved. This fee would depend on the period of time between that date a booking is made and the actual contracted performance date. Full details on cancellation fees can be found here and will also be written into your booking agreement.

Visit our contact page to complete our enquiry form, request a callback, or call us on +(0)20 8111 1916. You can also WhatsApp us by clicking on the logo at the bottom of your screen.

Once we’ve found a suitable act for you, we’ll provisionally book them on your behalf and provide you with a written agreement between you and the act, detailing all of the agreed terms and conditions, fee, timings, etc. This will be subject to your approval, following which we’ll ask you to sign and return a copy to us within 7 days (Or sooner). A deposit will be required of around 25% of the overall fee The balance is usually payable either 48hrs prior to the actual booking or in cash on the day to the act. In some situations the fee in full will be required in advance. Our preferred method of payment is via bank transfer, details of which would be included in your paperwork. For deposits, we can also accept  card or PayPal payments online or over the phone.

You’ll find them all listed here. If there’s anything else you need to know or require more clarity, please get in touch. We’ll be happy to help.

No. We make our profit from a commission percentage charged to the act, that’s already included in the overall fee.

It’s a contractural requirement for all acts booked via our agency to have public liability insurance. A copy of an acts policy is available on request by a booker or venue when an act is contracted.

Irish dancers do not require any PAT testing certification as they do not use any electrical equipment. 

There’s no set time, but it’s best to book up as far ahead as possible. We do however, often arrange performances at short notice.

Further questions? WhatsApp us via the link below or call us on +44(0)20 8111 1916