About Circassian Ceilidh Band – professional ceilidh band based in Glasgow, Scotland
Formed in 2015, Circassian Ceilidh Band are a new and exciting group, guaranteed to give you a great evening.
The band are available to play at weddings, functions, birthday parties and any other event you might think of!
We cater for all abilities of dancer and all of our members are experienced dance callers. Alongside playing for dancing we can also provide a singer, performance sets, background music, a wedding piper and a DJ set.
We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Romantik Parkhotel Wasserburg Anholt in Germany, Dalhousie Castle Hotel in Bonnyrigg, Fort George in Inverness and Winton Castle in East Lothian.
A typical evening running order could consist of: 1x hour of ceilidh dances, 30 mins of covers (traditional and popular songs), 30 mins DJ set, 1x hour of ceilidh dances.
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The band are more than happy to tailor the event to suit your needs and all times and running orders are completely flexible. Circassian Ceilidh Band will provide a full PA system for your event and are happy to provide Public Liability insurance documents as required.
Our piper is available to add a further Scottish touch to your event. Typical duties for a piper include piping at wedding ceremonies and receptions, piping and addressing the haggis at Burns Suppers and performing outside the venue of an event for guests arriving.
To add an extra special touch to your event, Circassian can compose a tune specific to your wishes. This is becoming increasingly popular as a first dance option for wedding parties.
Our core members feature some of Scotland's finest musicians. Ross (Pipes/Vocals) is Pipe Major of the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland. Robbie (Fiddle) studies at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Craig (Guitar) is a winner of both the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and a Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award.
Based in Glasgow, Circassian Ceilidh Band are available to perform throughout Scotland and are frequently booked for events in Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness.
Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...
So if you're looking to hire the finest ceilidh and covers band Scotland has to offer, get in touch with Circassian Ceilidh Band.
"We booked Circassian to play our wedding and Robbie and the lads went down an absolute storm. What a night! One of the highlights of the day by far… Half our wedding party were from Australia and Tasmania so needed a lot of guidance on the dancing and Robbie really got us all into a groove, guiding them along the way! Robbie was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish, great communication, planning and preparation and gave us extra special treatment on our day. They played a lovely, more subdued acoustic set upstairs while we had our desserts and cut the cake, and then they rocked the castle like it was under siege. We all had smiles on our faces and sweat on our brows. A night we will never forget!"
"“The Circassian band were fantastic! The ceilidh set was well put together for their audience and the calling was excellent. The band was patient with people new to ceilidh dancing whilst still engaging with everyone on the dance floor. The disco music during the break was varied and kept everyone dancing!
The band were very understanding and accommodating when our meal overran and we were very grateful for their speedy set up. All in all an excellent band, lovely friendly musicians! We would highly recommend and our guests have already enquired about hiring them. Thank you so much!”"
"“Circassian Ceilidh Band were so easy to deal with and gave me one less thing to stress about planning my wedding. A highly professional and well-operated band with a wonderful sound and friendly members.”"
"Hi Robbie, Was just a quick email to say thank you so much for being a part of our wedding day. We loved your set, and appreciate all your help beforehand and during the evening. Sorry we didn't get a proper chance to catch you guys on the night, but we've heard nothing but positive compliments and wanted to say thank you! Kind regards, Jade and Ronan."
"“When booking entertainment for our next conference, we will look no further than Circassian Ceilidh Band. The band’s light background music set the tone for a great evening and many of our foreign delegates were impressed with the band’s willingness to interact and discuss the music.”"
"Circassian Ceilidh Band were terrific. Made my tartan-themed 30th birthday all the better. Very efficient and fitted in so well with my schedule. The ceilidh was amazing and I had multiple comments on how great they were from many guests. I would highly recommend them for any ceilidh type parties. The DJ set was incredible too, taking on many suggestions from the audience which I loved. Thank you once again for a wonderful, fun-filled night of dancing. Many thanks!"
"Hi, the band were absolutely terrific. We were a bit late getting started following our wedding breakfast but they were very accommodating. Robbie was great in the run up to the event, with helpful communication and we had booked for the band to learn a new song for the first dance which they performed brilliantly. They were great at calling the ceilidh dances and kept everyone entertained to the late hours. Would certainly recommend them to others. Thank you."
"Thank you Circassian Ceilidh Band for playing at our wedding. We had a fantastic evening of both Ceilidh and DJ, letting the band completely take control and read the room. We were blown away with your version of our first dance song and you even managed to get all the Norwegians through the Ceilidh! You made the whole process & then the evening very easygoing for us so we could let our hair down too. The guests also loved your quirky sense of humour which allowed guests to enjoy the Ceilidh even if they felt uncomfortable at first by not knowing the dance. You talked through the dances perfectly and threw in a bit of pop when we all needed a rest. Would recommend this band to anyone - we could not have been happier!"
"“The band were wonderful and so accommodating with our requests for the night which helped to make it just that little bit more special. So many of our guests commented on the fantastic music!”"
"“The band were terrific and ensured everyone had a great night. We will certainly be recommending the Circassian Ceilidh Band to anyone looking for a band guaranteed to deliver a memorable evening!”"
"The band were absolutely brilliant. They were a great bunch of guys and we had a brilliant night with them. The ceilidh tunes were on point and the dance floor was always full. Thank you so much :)"
"Our event was covered by Circassian Ceilidh Band and they truly added the perfect finish to a perfect event. The boys arrived on time and set-up without any complications. They were friendly, professional, yet blended in well into the relaxed atmosphere of the day. They then proceeded to play for several hours for the ceilidh, talking us through each dance before it started. They accompanied us with great musical skills, which was very much enjoyed by all of us. Between the dances, they gave us all a good rest and played some of their own, beautiful music. It's a great credit to the band to hit just the right balance between dancing and giving the dancers a rest - and these guys managed it perfectly. They bore with us as the ceilidh break was hijacked for a bit of ballroom dancing, and they even went along letting us turn down the lights for the Auld Lang Syne, a truly magical end to a great evening. We are very thankful to have had these guys along, and would thoroughly recommend them!"
"We couldn't have been more pleased with having chosen Circassian Ceilidh Band for our wedding. Due to Covid we had to change our wedding date 4 times and Robbie and the band were extremely flexible and understanding taking all of the stress out of what could have been a really difficult process each time we had to move it. In the run up to the event, Robbie was extremely responsive and helped us put together a really fun mix of Ceilidh and DJ for the evening of our wedding. At the wedding itself, the band were incredible, they got everyone at the wedding up and dancing, and managed a room full of novices expertly! The music (and their skill on their instruments) was also incredible. We had nothing but positive feedback from our guests (many who didn't even know what a Ceilidh was before they arrived), and we couldn't recommend them more for a wedding or another event! Thanks so much, Louise."
"“Extremely satisfied by both FixTheMusic and their recommended performers Circassian Ceilidh Band. The process of finding a band that could perform at the set date and location in the highlands of Scotland could not have been more simple. Providing the FixTheMusic team with a shortlist of requirements we were given a list of available performers detailing profiles, sample music and estimated prices. As I was arranging the event from the other side of the world (New Zealand), FixTheMusic made the process of finding a suitable band for our event super easy and stress-free. The band themselves were fantastic and exactly what we had wanted and wished for. The style of music (contemporary Scottish folk) was exactly what the venue and occasion sought. Ross and the rest of the band had great communication prior to the event, while their open flexibility during the event was greatly appreciated. Lastly, the band's performance was second to none. The evening of ceilidh dancing flew by, with the dance floor never empty. We could not speak more highly of them. Comments from guests following the event have been highly complimentary of the band, having made the evening so much fun. This only proved we picked the right band, and the band clearly did an outstanding job! Thanks to both FixTheMusic and the Circassian Ceilidh Band for making our event the best it could be. Regards, Douglas & Jasmine Keith.”"
"The band were absolutely fantastic and explained all the dances very well. Everyone had a great time!"
Ae Fond Kiss – Robert Burns
Canadian Barn Dance
Dashing White Sergeant
Military Two Step
Orcadian Strip The Willow
St Bernard's Waltz
Strip The Willow
The Flying Scotsman
What A Wonderful World
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Galway Girl (steve Earle Not Ed Sheeran)
Higher And Higher
Wild Mountain Thyme
With Or Without You
I’m On Fire
Dancing In The Dark