Ceilidh and Folk Bands
Made up of some of the finest musicians in Scotland who are passionate about their instruments, each of our ceilidh bands bring something different to your event. From the traditional accordion led ceilidh sound of the trad band to the contemporary fusion of ceilidh and pop by the Scraggly Cats, we have the perfect band for any occasion, whether you are looking for folky background music or a riotous rocking ceilidh.
All of our bands come complete with caller to guide guests though the dances, allowing ceilidh rookies and seasoned ceilidh goers to have an equally good time. The bands all play the traditional favourites that include the Gay Gordons, Strip the Willow, Canadian Barn Dance and many more.
If you are not sure which band is best suited to your event please take a look at their pages with audio and video samples, or get in touch with one of the team who will be happy to discuss your requirements and recommend the best band for your event.
Reel Time Ceilidh Band
The Reel Time Ceilidh band are a modern and funky band providing a twist on traditional Scottish Entertainment. A fusion of modern pop and rock melodies and beats together with traditional Scottish music to create a 21st century ceilidh for the kilted generation.
Led by the bagpipes in a change from the traditional line up of a ceilidh band, they can perform as a 4 or 5 piece including keyboard, fiddle, electric guitar and drums.
Catering for ceilidh novices and experienced dancers alike, the band will call the dances, helping everyone enjoy themselves on the dancefloor. Knowing that not everyone will have ceilidh danced before the band like to keep the dances simple, typical dances include the Gay Gordons, Dashing White Sergeant, Circassian Circle, Virginia Reel, Canadian Barndance and the Flying Scotsman.
The band has extensive experience playing for corporate events. The band have a wealth of corporate experience, performing at events including the M&I Forum in Edinburgh, VisitScotland’s Expo, Disney Pixar’s Brave press launch and have appeared in adverts for FlyBe and VisitScotland.
Reel Time Folk Band
The Reel Time Folk band are a lively band, consisting of the Scottish small pipes, accordion, guitar and fiddle and drums. By selecting the most entertaining performers from around Scotland who provide a traditional sound with is lively while remaining unobtrusive, perfect for music over dinner, drinks receptions and as background music.
Typically the band play jigs, reels marches and hornpipes, and can be easily amplified for larger events should you require to.
The Scraggly Cats are an exciting hybrid of the rocking sound of the Reel Time band fused with a modern covers band.
By popular demand the Scraggly Cats came together to include a singer alongside the ceilidh band, giving the band the ability to combine their distinctive contemporary ceilidh sound with a range of pop anthems from pop and soul from all eras.
As a result the Cats are versatile and dynamic, performing at a host of events including product launches, conferences, expos, etc. The band can tailor their performance between funky ceilidh and pop hits to suit your attendees and their dancing experience.