Ceilidh Fire
Ceilidh Band
Edinburgh, Scotland
£1,324 (avg. price)

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

Booked 76 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!

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Burg Battenberg in Germany, Crossbasket Castle Hotel in Glasgow and The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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More information about Ceilidh Fire

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
  • Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae, Girvan
  • Drumtochty Castle, Auchenblae, Laurencekirk
  • University of St Andrews
  • The Colonnades at the Signet Library, Edinburgh
  • Fingask Castle, Rait, Perth, UK
  • Barnard Castle
  • Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
  • Hidden River Cabins, Longtown, Carlisle, UK
  • The Engine Works, Lochburn Road, Wyndford, Glasgow
  • Neidpath Castle, Peebles, Scotland
  • The Byre at Inchyra Luxury Barn Weddings & Events, Perth
  • Crossbasket Castle Hotel, Glasgow
  • Achnagairn Estate, Kirkhill, Inverness, Scotland
  • Kirknewton House Stables, Edinburgh
  • Rhynd Café, Tayport, Scotland
  • Airth Castle Hotel, Airth, Stirlingshire, Scotland
  • Knockraich Farm, Balfron, Glasgow, UK
  • Forres Town Hall, Moray, Scotland, UK
  • Summerhall, Newington, Edinburgh, UK
  • Braemar Highland Games Centre, Ballater, UK
  • Marthrown of Mabie, Dumfries
  • Yorkshire, UK
  • Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Kilberry, Tarbert, UK

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12 verified reviews

"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, 1 December 2022, wedding at University of St Andrews, Scotland
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"Brilliant band for our wedding, talented musicians and full of energy and banter! There were always people dancing right till the end and everyone said what a great ceilidh it was. Really glad we booked them and would highly recommend!"
– Jennie Tollick, 16 August 2022, wedding in Marthrown of Mabie, Dumfries, UK
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"Thoren and his band were brilliant! I wish we could have had them playing for even longer! Our guests loved them, absolutely everyone was joining in with the dancing. Couldn't recommend them enough! Thanks again guys!!"
– ‎Martin Young, 7 June 2022, wedding in Braemar, Scotland
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"Ceilidh Fire were brilliant and much loved by everyone. They did a stellar job getting everyone on the dance floor and keeping them there!"
– Sholto Hesketh, 18 December 2021, wedding at Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae, Girvan, UK
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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, 7 November 2021, wedding in Edinburgh
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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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Audio samples
Ceilidh Fire - 500 Miles 1
Ceilidh Fire - 500 Miles 2
Ceilidh Fire - 500 Miles 3
Ceilidh Fire - Chasing Cars
Ceilidh Fire - Galway Girl
Ceilidh Fire - Loch Lomond 1
Ceilidh Fire - Loch Lomond 2
Ceilidh Fire - A Man's a Man
Set List

Scottish (trad)

Bonnie Lass O Fyvee

Bonny Dundee

Welcome Royal Charlie

Sound The Pibroch

Mcphersons Rant


Leezie Linsday

Go Lassie Go

Queens 4 Marys

Loch Tay Boat Song

Jock Hawks’ Adventures

Jock O Hazeldeen

Jock O Braideslee

Lads Amung Heather

Rose Of Allendale

Portree Kid

I Once Loved A Lass


Massicre Of Glencoe

Marries Wedding

If It Wasne For Yer Wellies

3 Men Fae Carnitine

Mingulay Boat Song

Kishmuls Galley

Black Is The Color

Ettrick Lady

Peggy Gordon

Ae Fond Kiss

Now Westlin Winds

A Mans A Man

Bonny Hoose O Early

Flower Of Scotland

Loch Lomand

Lammas Tide

Dark Loch Nigar

Gallowa Hills

Dumbartons Drums

Heiland Harry

Sholes O Herrin

Skye Boat Song

Green Fields Of France

Band Play Waltzing Matilda

Parcel O Rogues

Cod Liver Oil

Scottish Modern

500 Miles


May You Never

Face For The Radio

Sunshine On Lieth

Mr Rock And Roll

Fisherman’s Blues

Loch Marie Island


Chasing Cars


Hill Of Donegal

The Wild Rover

Useta Love Her

N 17

Joyce Country Band

Share The Darkness

Irish Rover

Dirty Old Town

Maids When You’re Young

Leaving Of Liverpool

Sally Maclennan

Pair Of Brown Eyes

Fairy Tale Of Ny

Rainy Night In Soho


Arthur Mcbride

The Blacksmith

Tell Me Ma

Raglan Road

Ride On

Green And Red Of Mayo

Henry My Son

Rocky Road To Dublin

Molly Malone

Tipping It Up To Nancy

7 Drunken Nights

Rattlin Bog

Black Velvet Band

Whiskey In The Jar

Drunken Sailor

Dancing In The Moonlight

Little Musgrave

Si Beig Si Mhor


Fields Of Athenry

Spancil Hill

Lakes Of Ponchartrain

Clair To Here

Ordinary Man

Galway Girl

Galway Shall

Star Of The County Down

Jonny Don’t Go

American/ Country/popular

Wagon Wheel

The Gambler


Shipping Off To Boston

Barretts Privateers

Knocking On Heavens Door

Boots Of Spanish Leather

Folsom Prison Blues

Ring Of Fire

Hey Ya


All The Small Things

Time Of Your Life

Basket Case

Country Roads

Long Black Vail




Little Lion Man

Never Going Back Again

Hit The Road Jack



Snow (hey Oh)




When I Come Around



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