FAQ 9 How long does it take the band to set up?
Bands like to set up immediately prior to the agreed start time and should be able to set up PA systems and instruments quickly and discreetly in about 30-60 minutes maximum, depending to a degree on the size of the band. This is always done immediately prior to the agreed start time for the dance. Ceilidh and Barn Dance Bands don’t need to set up earlier in the day, but will do if it is essential, but this will be reflected in the fee, since it means adding several hours of time to the 8-10 hours already committed for the evening – i.e. packing the car, travelling to the venue, unpacking, setting up, playing, packing up, travelling home and unpacking the car – it soon adds up - and many people overlook this.