The Scottish Ceilidh Band

Ceilidh Band

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Glasgow, Scotland
£804 (avg. price)
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About The Scottish Ceilidh Band – professional ceilidh band based in Glasgow, Scotland

The Scottish Ceilidh Band are a well established exciting and dynamic ceilidh band providing top-quality traditional musicians for private parties, company events, weddings, charity ceilidhs and Burns Supper evenings.

Dance the night away to an eclectic mix of Scottish traditional ceilidh and contemporary songs.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Venachar Lochside in Callander and The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant in Boat of Garten, Scotland.

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The band features a variety of top-quality musicians playing fiddle, accordion, piano, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki and whistle and we place great importance on the role of our caller.

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Every lineup features this important individual who helps instruct with the dances and entertains the dancers with some good crack!

We also perform contemporary and roots acoustic songs upon request while the audience takes a well earned breather from the dancing!

Depending on your requirements The Scottish Ceilidh Band provide a three or four piece lineup for ceilidh dancing and also for drinks receptions, parties and dinner events where ambient backing music is required.

Our clients include BBC Children in Need, Athens St Andrews Society, The Glenmorangie Company, The British Interplanetary Society, Scottish Enterprise, and the Food Standards Agency.

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

  • The Boat Country Inn & Restaurant
  • Venachar Lochside, Callander
  • St Andrews

We have played in a variety of venues up and down the land including Glasgow Radisson Blu, Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow University, Edinburgh Castle, the Athens Intercontinental, One Devonshire Gardens, Turnberry, Loch Lomond Golf Club.

Weddings

The Scottish Ceilidh Band have extensive experience performing at wedding evening receptions providing a wide range of quality music that appeals to all ages and creates an inclusive intimate party atmosphere which brings family and friends together.

We regard the role of our caller as very important to engage with the audience in a warm and personal manner when calling the dances. It goes without saying that any private party or wedding is a personal and special event for those involved and The Scottish Ceilidh Band always regard it as a privilege to be asked to provide entertainment.

We regard it of the utmost importance to engage with the audience combining quality musicianship with an intimate and warm approach to make it a fun night where the audience are the stars of the show!

The following formats for the evening are a popular choice:

  • A single ceilidh dance set from 8-10pm before buffet served followed by a DJ set until midnight.
    This is a popular choice for those who want a mix of traditional ceilidh for guests young and old in the early part of the evening and contemporary late night dancing for the younger party animals!

  • A two set performance between 8 and 12pm with a buffet served in between at the break. This is a popular choice for those who don't fancy the idea of a DJ, prefer a 'live' band performing a mix of dance and songs all evening and with added option to play the bride and groom's choice of music through our sound system via iPod etc during the break.

Whatever your choice we are more than happy to fit in with your preferred format for the day and we would be delighted to provide any advice you may require when planning your wedding evening reception.

Ceilidh & Disco

The Scottish Ceilidh Band offer a Ceilidh / DJ package which comprises an intimate and inclusive evening of mad fun ceilidh dancing followed by a disco dancing finale with stunning sound system and fantastic lightshow.

Very popular for weddings, this is a fun evening full of great music & dancing for all ages and is the perfect entertainment package for weddings, company events and private parties.

The ceilidh part of the evening is hosted by our engaging and personable caller and our disco finale is hosted by a passionate & energetic DJ. Their job is to entertain the audience and make sure you and your guests have the best time possible.

All our DJs are vetted members of the Wedding DJ Alliance with Full Public Liability Insurance. All equipment is PAT Tested.

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5 Verified Reviews

"Hired the band for a student ceilidh and they were excellent! Really friendly people. They gave great instruction during the dances (important as a lot of the guests had never been to a ceilidh before), and even played some music between dances. They were an excellent choice for our event."

Alexa, 30 May 2024, ceilidh in St Andrews, UK
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"Dear Neil and band, Thank you for making our evening reception so special. Everyone enjoyed the dancing, saying how brilliant and friendly you were. Even the Carlton staff said they had never had such an enjoyable band at the hotel. I will certainly recommend you for future events. A super end to our wonderful day. Thank you again. God bless you all."

Margaret & Barry Jacobs, 15 May 2024, wedding at The Carlton Hotel, Prestwick, South Ayrshire
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"Great band - everyone really enjoyed themselves! Also they were really helpful with the calling since many people had never been to a ceilidh."

Heidi Davies, 12 February 2024, party in Glasgow, Scotland
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"Hi folks, Just wanted to thank you for coming along to Bethan and Cory's wedding last Saturday. I really enjoyed playing with you and I appreciated your warm welcome. And of course, you can now say you are the official ceilidh band for Beth Taylor! Paul."

Paul Williams, 24 September 2023, wedding at Venachar Lochside, Callander, Scotland
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"Hiya Neil, The Scottish Ceilidh Band played at our wedding, and it was a perfect end to a perfect day – the band were great, really enthusiastic and friendly and had no problem filling the dance floor from the very first song. Everybody had a fantastic time, including the band! Please pass on mine and Anthony's thanks to the guys, it really was exactly spot on."

Megan & Anthony Hagger, 14 September 2023, wedding at the Carmichael Estate, Lanark
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Set List

CEILIDH DANCES

Canadian Barn Dance
Circassian Circle
Cumberland Reel
Dashing White Sargeant
Eightsome Reel
Gay Gordons
Haymakers Jig
Scottishe
Strip the Willow
Swedish Masquerade
Virginia Reel
Waltz set

TRADITIONAL SONGS

Auld Lang Syne
Bank and Braes
Barnyards o’ Delgaty
Coulters Candy
Jambalayee
Jelly Piece Song
Johnny Ladd
Leezy Lindsay
Loch Lomond
MacPhersons Rant
Old Armchair
Our Glens
Star of the County Down
Sunshine Song
The Big Rock Candy Mountain
Whiskey in the Jar
Wild Mountain Thyme
Wild Rover

CONTEMPORARY SONGS

500 miles Proclaimers
Bad Moon Rising Credence Clearwater Revival
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Caledonia Dougie MacLean
Come up and see me Steve Harley
Fisherman's Blues Waterboys
Folsom Prison Blues Johnny Cash
Galway Girl Steve Earle
King of the Road Roger Miller
Like a Hurricane Neil Young
Listen to the Music Doobie Brothers
Lying Eyes - Eagles
Maggie May Rod Stewart
Misery to Happiness The Proclaimers
Moondance Van Morrison
Proud Mary Credence Clearwater Revival
Slip Slidin Away Paul Simon
So Lonely The Police
Sold, the Grundy County Auction John Michael Montgomery
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness Nancy Griffiths
Stuck in the Middle Stealers Wheel
Sweet Home Alabama Lynard Skynard
The Gambler Kenny Rogers
The Joker Steve Miller Band
Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine Show
Walking in Memphis Marc Cohen

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Audio samples

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Gay Gordons
Strip The Willow
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