Ceilidh Fire
Ceilidh Band
Edinburgh, Scotland
£350 - £1,200

About Ceilidh Fire – professional ceilidh band based in Edinburgh, Scotland
9 reviews

Booked 66 times on FixTheMusic

Ceilidh Fire are a foot-stomping ceilidh band based in Edinburgh available for weddings and events throughout Scotland.

We offer a ceilidh with a difference:

  • An exciting live musical experience
  • A ceilidh tailored to your needs
  • A fun, upbeat, dynamic and unique style
  • Traditional Scottish music mixed with contemporary Scottish folk music
  • 2 callers to call dances
  • We bring our own PA system
  • And an assurance that the music will get your feet moving!

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The group comprises some of the best musicians in Scotland, all of whom are passionate about Scottish music.

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We play it, we write it, we teach it and we perform it. Together we have 30 years of combined experience in the Scottish music industry. We have played at weddings, concerts and events across Scotland, the UK and Europe.

Our highlights include:

  • Composing and performing a WW1 remembrance tune for HRH Princess Anne
  • Playing at the BBC Hogmanay Live with Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain
  • Playing at hundreds of venues across the UK from grand concert halls to small town halls
  • Playing with the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
  • Teaching and inspiring the next generation of Scottish musicians
  • Starting the Edinburgh street ceilidh
  • Winning national traditional music competitions

We take tradition and combine it with our own unique style and sets to bring it into the present day.

So if you're looking to hire a young and modern ceilidh band for your wedding or event in Scotland, get in touch with Ceilidh Fire.

Here are just some of the locations where Ceilidh Fire have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Villeneuve-de-Duras, France
  • Bergerac, France
  • Burg Battenberg, Germany
  • Yorkshire, UK
  • University of St Andrews
  • Barnard Castle
  • Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
  • Crossbasket Castle Hotel, Glasgow
  • Knockraich Farm, Balfron, Glasgow, UK
  • Forres Town Hall, Moray, Scotland, UK
  • Summerhall, Newington, Edinburgh, UK
  • Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae, Girvan, UK
  • Braemar Highland Games Centre, Ballater, UK

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"Ceilidh Fire are without doubt the best Ceilidh band we have ever danced with. They get more energy into the music and the dancing than any other band we've known, it was fantastic. We booked them for our wedding, almost all of our guests were up dancing straight away. Everyone was laughing and having so much fun it was just what we wanted. The band themselves are so easy to deal with, so friendly and open to help you with your requests. Could not recommend more. 100% excellent."
– Stephanie Morton, 12 July 2021, wedding at South Causey Inn in County Durham
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"Absolutely tremendous! Ceilidh Fire made our son's 18th birthday just amazing ...... fantastic sound… Foot stomping… Got everybody up on the floor from a huge crowd of 18-year-olds to a couple of 80 year olds, and everybody in between!! Our feet hardly touched the ground all night… An absolute privilege to have you talented musicians play for us…....... your sheer energy and passion for the music is exceptional… thanks guys!!!!"
– Susan Kidd, 19 February 2021, event at Polwarth Parish Church in Edinburgh
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"You guys rock! You're the best! Loved dancing to your music on the Royal Mile. Thx so much! Come to Boulder, Colorado, please!"
– Sarah Salsich, 21 October 2020, ‎event in Edinburgh
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"Massive thanks to Ceilidh Fire who came and played with Absolutely Legless Irish Dance as we danced on one of the Edinburgh Fringe promo stages on Edinburgh's Royal Mile this afternoon. You were brilliant, guys."
– Jessica Gioia, 9 February 2020, ‎event in Edinburgh
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"They were great! they really are wonderful musicians, they were helpful and enthusiastic and very easy to work with. They somehow managed to get 200 Yorkshire folk engaged in Scottish dancing most of them for the first time. Thank you very much for all of your help and professionalism in pulling it all together. I look forward to working with you again in the future."
– Peter Laird, 11 December 2019, party at Escrick Park Estate, North Yorkshire
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"Scottish Tetrathlon set Ceilidh Fire a stern task, keep 150 tetrathletes from Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, and 150+ of their parents with limited ceilidh experience happy. Wow, what a night it was. Thank you very much for a night that they will remember forever. Well done you guys."
– Sloan Smith, 29 August 2019, event in Scotland
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"We would highly recommend Ceilidh Fire. They gave a superb performance which every single guest enjoyed - it was the perfect culmination of our wedding celebrations!"
– Cecily Davey, 24 August 2019, wedding at University of St Andrews, Scotland
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"Ceilidh Fire played two fantastic sets for us over the last three weeks - one for each of our daughters' weddings - both in County Durham, one in a Darlington hotel and one in the Bowes Museum! They got the whole Wedding Party up and moving both times - most of whom had never heard of Scottish Country Dancing let alone done any. We would recommend them to anyone wanting a ceilidh. Great nights both!"
– ‎Graham Aird, 4 August 2019, weddings at The Darlington Hotel and The Bowes Museum, Durham
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"Ceilidh Fire were an amazing act from start to finish for our wedding reception ceilidh. We received so many compliments from our guests and the dance floor was never empty! Thoren was very professional to deal with and I would highly recommend Ceilidh Fire to anyone looking for a fun, lively ceilidh."
– Kirsty Raeside, 27 May 2019, wedding in Edinburgh
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Set List

Gay Gordons

Dashing White Sergeant

Canadian Barn Dance

Circassian Circle

Strip The Willow

Riverside Jig

Cumberland Square

Circles Four

Orcadian Strip The Willow

The Flying Scotsman

Oxo Reel

Virginia Reel

The Military Two Step

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