Ceilidh Fire

Ceilidh Band

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Edinburgh, Scotland
£1,372 (avg. price)
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About Ceilidh Fire – professional ceilidh band based in Edinburgh, Scotland

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!

View our list of Scotland's best ceilidh bands ➡️

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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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
  • Finca Comassema, Mallorca
  • Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae, Girvan
  • Drumtochty Castle, Laurencekirk
  • University of St Andrews
  • The Colonnades at the Signet Library
  • Fingask Castle, Rait, Perth, UK
  • Barnard Castle
  • Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
  • The Free Company, Edinburgh
  • Hidden River Cabins, Carlisle
  • The Engine Works, Glasgow
  • Neidpath Castle, Peebles
  • Lodge on Loch Lomond, Alexandria
  • Boturich Castle, Loch Lomond
  • The Byre at Inchyra Luxury Barn
  • Macdonald Aviemore Resort
  • Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow
  • Crossbasket Castle Hotel, Glasgow
  • Achnagairn Estate, Inverness
  • Comrie Croft, Braincroft, Crieff
  • Glasgow University Union
  • Kirknewton House Stables
  • Rhynd Café, Tayport, Scotland
  • Airth Castle Hotel, Stirlingshire
  • Knockraich Farm, Glasgow
  • Forres Town Hall, Moray
  • Summerhall, Newington
  • Braemar Highland Games Centre
  • Marthrown of Mabie, Dumfries
  • Yorkshire, UK
  • Maidenhead, Berkshire
  • Kilberry, Tarbert, UK
  • Elgin, Scotland
  • Dunfermline
  • Dundee

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15 Verified Reviews

"Thank you so very much for making our night special, you were amazing and everyone has said how fantastic you were.

Look out for more business too as apparently you were so good wedding plans are being adapted!

I really appreciate you compensating for my poor planning and execution and making it fantastic.

You guys rock and will have some fans for life <3

Thank you again!

A wonderful booking and I cannot recommend Ceilidh Fire Enough they will make your event for you with so much ease.

They are personable, Charismatic, Talented and all around wonderful.


Nik Bradley, 20 July 2024,
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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, 23 June 2024, party at Polwarth Parish Church, Edinburgh
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"They were absolutely brilliant from start to finish; I had constant compliments from my guests on how great the band was, with several asking for their details. Everything went to plan, they went out of their way to ask about preferences, happily accommodated the various shenanigans we had going on, and tweaked some of the dances to accommodate hosting a ceilidh in a pretty tight space. Couldn't recommend highly enough."

Colin Macdonald, 16 April 2024, birthday party in Dundee
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"We booked Ceilidh Fire for our wedding at Hidden River Barn and they did not disappoint! The band were incredible, certainly the best ceilidh band we’ve ever heard play. They were so energetic, knew how to get the dance floor filled and were also excellent at calling the dances. This was something very important for us as about 80% of the guests had never even been to a ceilidh but with the band's help we got everyone up dancing and everyone absolutely loved it! We honestly could not have booked a better ceilidh band, thank you so much for making the evening such good fun!"

Evie Pates, 17 March 2024, wedding at Hidden River Cabins, Carlisle, 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 and 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, 9 February 2024, wedding at South Causey Inn, County Durham
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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, 7 December 2023, wedding in Marthrown of Mabie, Dumfries, 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! Their band manager was very professional to deal with and I would highly recommend Ceilidh Fire to anyone looking for a fun, lively ceilidh."

Kirsty Raeside, 5 November 2023, wedding in Edinburgh
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"We just wanted to write and say thank you again to you and your band, for everything you did for us at our wedding on Tuesday! We literally had the most perfect day and you guys were a big part of making that happen so thank you!! :) the dance floor was buzzing all night thanks to you guys and all our family and friends said you guys were so fab! Thanks so much again & take care, Aoife and Steven."

Aoife McNulty, 24 July 2023, wedding at Rhynd Café & Events Venue, Tayport, Scotland
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"Ceilidh Fire 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 May 2023, party at Escrick Park Estate, North Yorkshire
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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, 1 December 2022, wedding at University of St Andrews, Scotland
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"They 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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"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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"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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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 / Pop

Lucky Man
Walking on the Waves
You’ve got the love
Stick Season
This is the Life
Love Story
Proud Mary
Ho Hey
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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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
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