The Edinburgh Ceilidh Band

Ceilidh Band

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Edinburgh, Scotland
£1,028 (avg. price)
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About The Edinburgh Ceilidh Band – professional ceilidh band based in Edinburgh, Scotland

The Edinburgh Ceilidh Band are a lively professional Scottish dance band.

We are a band that can be hired for all events from Scottish country dancing to lively ceilidhs, weddings, graduation balls.

We are in demand to perform at weddings and functions throughout the UK and internationally.

Please contact us for a tailored quote for your event!

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We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at The Park Hotel in Kilmarnock, Drumtochty Castle in Laurencekirk and Stevenson House in East Lothian, Scotland.

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At your function you can expect the following from the band:

  • A band of professional musicians that care about what they do.
  • A dance caller who can guide your guests through the dances.
  • A band that will suit your budget and venue.
  • A band that has performed on BBC Radio since 2009.
  • A professional PA system which is fully tested to current safety standards.

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When it comes to ceilidh dancing we understand that not everyone knows what to do. So a dance caller will be supplied to guide the guests through the steps in a light-hearted fun manner.

Ceilidh dancing is all about having a great time. We make that part of our job to make it fun for all ages.

As well as providing music for ceilidhs, the band is also experienced at traditional reeling and Scottish country dances.

The band has travelled to France, The Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Spain, Kenya and Oman to play for functions, with more trips scheduled in the future.

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

  • Drumtochty Castle, Auchenblae
  • Stevenson House, East Lothian
  • Upper College Hall, St Andrews
  • Abbeywood Estate, Cheshire
  • Buchan Braes Hotel, Boddam
  • Hill of Tarvit, Cupar, Scotland
  • Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon
  • The Nithsdale Hotel, Sanquhar
  • Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh
  • Hedderwickhill Farm Cottage, Dunbar
  • Sandend Village Hall, Banff
  • The Biscuit Factory, Edinburgh
  • The Free Company, Edinburgh
  • The Park Hotel, Kilmarnock
  • Glengarry Community Hall, Scotland
  • Skendleby
  • Cults, Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Brodie, Forres
  • Eastwoodmains Road, Giffnock
  • Turnberry, Girvan
  • Whiting Bay, Isle of Arran

So if you're looking to hire one of the finest ceilidh bands Edinburgh has to offer, get in touch with The Edinburgh Ceilidh Band.

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"Matthew and the band were amazing! They did such an amazing job at our charity's ceilidh, walking everyone through the dances and keeping energy up all night. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for a great ceilidh band for all abilities :)"

Bella Henricks, 29 February 2024, charity event at Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh, Scotland
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"Matthew and his colleague joined us for a family party and played a great ceilidh for us. For budget reasons I had booked only the two piece band but I got a fantastic set. They called the dances and remained in great spirits when some dancers proved faster learners than others. The band provided their own equipment which sounded fantastic, they were punctual and were great at communicating with me upfront. All in all I can highly recommend these guys. Thanks for making our evening very special!"

Marit Behner, 30 October 2023, birthday party at Invergarry Village Hall
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"Hi Matthew! Thank you so much for a wonderful Ceilidh on Saturday night, thank you for your patience and apologies again that we didn't get through the full set list!! Everyone said they really enjoyed it :) Rob & Gen."

Rob & Gen Brooks, 18 July 2023, wedding at Abbeywood Estate, Chester Road, Delamere, Cheshire
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"The Edinburgh Ceilidh Band were absolutely amazing! They were extremely professional to deal with before the event and made sure all the details were clear and everything was in place. On the day itself they were so entertaining and got all our guests into the dance floor. Our non-Scottish friends and relations were glad to have the real Ceilidh experience. They were also sweet enough to let my Dad sing with them which also went really well! I cannot express how grateful we are to them. My husband and I wish them all the very best!"

Roxanne O’Duffin, 22 June 2023, wedding in Glasgow, Scotland
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"Mathew and his Ceilidh band played an amazing two-hour set that had everyone dancing and having a great time! The music was expertly crafted and kept the energy high throughout. Mathew's leadership and the band's professionalism were evident, making them a fantastic addition to the event. Overall, a fantastic performance that left everyone with smiles on their faces!"

Stephen Williams, 21 February 2023, event in Glasgow, Scotland
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"Thank you to Matthew and his band for performing at our wedding last Saturday. All our guests loved your ceilidh. Many had never been to a ceilidh before and you made the dances so easy to understand and most importantly kept it fun. It was an amazing day for us made all the more special by your band. We're so glad that we hired you for our ceilidh!"

Lisa Horsham, 18 February 2023, wedding at Edinburgh Castle
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"Thanks to you and the band for a fantastic ceilidh for our wedding on Saturday. You were exceptional and had all our guests dancing like no one was watching! Great calling, great choice of dances and beautiful music. Thanks for making our night amazing. Mark and David."

Mark Helliwell-Holmes, 15 November 2022, wedding in Glasgow
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"Matthew from The Edinburgh Ceilidh Band drove from Edinburgh to Laurencekirk a Saturday evening and arranged a one-hour fantastic ceilidh for a bunch of Norwegians that had never danced it before. One hour might sound like a lot when you have never danced it before, but it was such a great fun and that hour went by so fast. Matthew used a lot of humour and the whole party really enjoyed taking part in it. Highly recommended!"

Magnus V. Thorsen, 19 August 2022, party in Laurencekirk, Scotland
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"Hi Matthew, Thanks for the message! I had the most amazing night so thanks for the part you guys played in that, everyone is telling me how much they all enjoyed it! So thanks again. Regards, Catriona."

Catriona Humphery, 18 April 2022, birthday party at The Biscuit Factory, Anderson Place, Edinburgh
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"A big thank you for playing for us on Saturday night at our 70th birthday celebrations in Lincolnshire. You were fantastic and really ‘made’ the night!"

Suzy & Ian Macpherson, 3 October 2021, birthday party in Lincolnshire
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Set List

Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Strip the Willow
The St Bernards Waltz
The Canadian Barn Dance
The Highland Schottische
The Virginia Reel
The Eightsome Reel
The Eva Three Step

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DO YOU CALL THE DANCES?Yes we can call ceilidh dances. We always try to have a laugh with the audience and get everyone involved with learning to dance. It is not about getting it spot on it is about having fun!
HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL?Anywhere! We travel anywhere and everywhere for gigs. Distance is no barrier!
DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN AMPLIFICATION?Yes we do and it's fully safety checked! If it's a very large building that is out with our amplification we can arrange a PA that would be suitable.
WE NEED A PIPER TO FOR OUR FUNCTION BUT DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO START LOOKING FOR ONE, CAN YOU HELP?Of course we can. We know a vast range of musicians that can be brought along to your function. The most popular one is traditional Scottish piper. We can arrange a piper for your event!
THERE IS A PARTICULAR TUNE/DANCE THAT I WANT YOU TO PLAY, IS THAT POSSIBLE?Yes that is possible! Just let us know what you require and we can arrange this for you!
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