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Scottish Ceilidh Bands

Ceilidh Music in Scotland

The Best Scottish Ceilidh Bands in Scotland

If you are looking for a great Ceilidh Dance band for your wedding or function in Glasgow, Edinburgh, or Scotland, then you have arrived at the right page!

Lowest Prices

With our prices starting from £400 for a Ceilidh Band with Disco, you cannot go wrong!

Our Experience

We have been supplying Ceilidh bands for weddings and functions in Scotland for over twenty years, and we can guarantee you that we will find the best band at the lowest price for your wedding or function.

Wide Range Of Bands

Apart from the Ceilidh Bands listed here, we also have a great selection of two and three-piece bands. So, no matter what size of event you are having, or what your budget is, we can find the right Ceilidh Dance band for you!

Calling The Dances

All our bands "call" the dances and can teach your guests what to do and when to do it.

Relax And Enjoy Your Wedding!

You will only have to book a band a few times in your life - we do it every day of the week - fifty-two weeks a year. So, let us make it easy for you and allow you to concentrate on enjoying yourself on the night - instead of worrying about the band!

No administration fees - No hidden extras - 10% deposit - Balance on the night

What We Can Do For You

We offer a quick and friendly service, where your complete satisfaction is our main concern.

  • We advise you on which bands are best for your particular wedding or function.
  • We can send you free Demo CDs.
  • We arrange dates where you can go and see the band.
  • We issue proper contracts to you and the band.
  • We deal with deposits and receipts for you.
  • We can liaise with the venue about Public Liability.
  • We can liaise with the venue about PAT testing.
  • We can liaise with the venue about Risk Assessments.
  • We can liaise with the venue about set up times.
  • We can liaise with the band about your first dance.
  • We deal quickly with any issues or problems that may arise.
  • We check last-minute details to ensure all goes smoothly on the day.
  • We will do our utmost to find a replacement band, in emergencies.
  • We have booked bands regularly over twenty years.

In a nutshell, it is less hassle and more secure than doing it yourself.

Hell For Leather - Ceilidh, Folk, and Rock

Hell For Leather

They say the Devil went down to Georgia to test a Fiddler...well he should have come to Scotland to test Hell For Leather. They would have danced the buckles off his shoes!

Featuring a high-energy fusion of Scottish music, Ceilidh Dances, and Rock covers, this four-piece band know how to wear out anyone's shoe-leather.

With an eclectic mix of Accordion, Guitars, Mandolin/Tin Whistle, Highland Bagpipes, Bodhran (traditional celtic drum), and Vocals, your feet will never touch the ground during the dancing. You might also have to wipe a tear from your eyes during the gentler numbers.

If their modern repertoire is not enough for you, then Hell For Leather can also provide a disco.

The Six Nations

In 2005, The Magic Agency booked the band to appear at the Six Nations Rugby Championship at Murrayfield. Their appearance met with such sucess, they were whisked up to the V.I.P's box to give a special performance! Needles to say, the organisers asked them back for repeat performance.

Since then, they have appeared for The Magic Agency at venues, big and small, across Scotland - including Gleneagles Hotel, Our Dynamic Earth and The Lodge Loch Lomond.

They also met with great acclaim when we booked them to entertain the troops at The 40th Regiment Royal Artilley in North Yorkshire.

Hell for Leather is a great band for Weddings, Ceilidhs, and Concerts. In fact, any event where you want foot-tappingly, great music.

Click here to see their Modern Song List.

Hell For Leather Music Samples

Smouldering Ceilidh - MP3 (356KB)

Getting Warm - MP3 (356KB)

Hot Ceilidh - MP3 (356KB)

Red Hot Ceilidh - MP3 (355KB)

The Bonnie Lass of Fyvie - MP3 (434KB)

Johnny Cope - MP3 (475KB)

MacPherson's Farewell - MP3 (560KB)

Bonny Balmaha - MP3 (352KB)

Cutting the Bracken - MP3 (476KB)

Johnny O' Braislea - MP3 (531KB)

Loch Lomond - MP3 (531KB)

ReelBack - Ceilidh and Rock

ReelBack Ceilidh Band in Scotland

Formed by five musicians with enviable talent and a vast wealth of experience in the music business, ReelBack are a ceilidh and covers band with a difference.

ReelBack use an eclectic mix of traditional and modern ceilidh music, giving the music a unique Celtic-fusion twist, with funky and syncopated rhythms. Many of our ceilidh tunes have been composed in a neo-traditional style by band members, and when added to our array of purely traditional tunes, this makes for the interesting and unexpected sets which ceilidh dancers canít help but love!

Their caller is second to none, three times senior Scottish Highland Dancing champion, teacher of the art with many champions of her own, including senior Scottish and British champions, trained choreographer and composer. Gillian has ceilidh called all over the globe while touring with her own dance group, The Ballochleam Highland Dancers.

Gillian ensures that those who have never done a ceilidh dance in their lives still have a ball, and that the "experts" don't get bored waiting until she organizes the beginners, a difficult balance to achieve.

And when you tire of ceilidh dancing or would like a change of mood, ReelBack will slip into a set of polished pop classics, Rock and Roll, and modern covers. Or perhaps you will jus want to listen for a while, to ReelBack's Celtic Folk/Rock music

The band have a state of the arts PA system and stage and floor lighting.

Click here to see their Modern Song List.

Reelback Music Samples

Here are some samples of their work. Just double-click on the link and it should start playing in Windows Media Player within ten seconds. If you are having trouble playing the MP3 see the Help section at the bottom of this page.

Dashing White Sergeant - MP3 (7.3MB)

Sweet Georgie Brown - MP3 (831KB)

Browneyed Girl - MP3 (1.97MB)

Gillian's Muckle Lochan - MP3 (723KB)

The Tenpenny Bit - MP3 (572KB)

Shoestring - Ceilidh and Pop

Shoestring Wedding Band in Scotland

ShoeString have a vast wealth of experience having played at countless weddings, hogmanay bashes, parties and ceilidhs, at home and abroad, in Europe and in the Far East

The band carries an entire set of their own brand of ceilidh music (with an experienced "caller") and an entire set of covers from Elvis to Snow Patrol - Beatles to Greenday, and can thus adjust to any required programme.

With experience of a wide range of venues from Stirling and Edinburgh Castles to the village halls, they can adapt to suit any venue and event.

The band comes either with own caller calling from the stage or they can supply a professional to work on the dance-floor

A totally live, six-piece band, Shoestring comprises of electric lead and bass guitars, accoustic guitar, drums, keyboards and fiddle.

The band have a state of the arts PA system and stage and floor lighting.

Click here to see their Modern Song List.

Shoestring Music Samples

Here are some samples of their work. Just double-click on the link and it should start playing in Windows Media Player within ten seconds. If you are having trouble playing the MP3 see the Help section at the bottom of this page.

Don't Look Back In Anger - MP3 (477KB)

You are Beautiful - MP3 (538KB)

Hoots Mon - MP3 (480KB)

Mary Lou - MP3 (480KB)

Traditional Reel - MP3 (473KB)

Traditional Waltz - MP3 (472KB)

Fantoosh - Ceilidh, Jazz, Classical, Folk

Fantoosh are a trio of exceptional musicians who play their own contemporary arrangements of traditional, classical and jazz music. They are equally at home playing for concerts, ceilidhs and other special events, such as weddings and corporate functions.

Consisting of fiddle, cello, and piano, the band members all have a background in both traditional and classical styles. Fantoosh's music reflects their versatility as musicians as it combines influences from folk, jazz and classical styles.

They are equally at home playing for ceilidhs, wedding ceremonies, receptions and corporate events and will tailor their programme to your specific requirements.


Fantoosh can offer music for the ceremony, music for the drinks reception or music for a Ceilidh in the evening. They also offer a complete wedding package providing music for the ceremony, reception, and evening ceilidh.

Graham can also play the organ if there is one at the venue you have chosen. If you have any special requests then Fantoosh will be happy to arrange them for you.

Drinks Receptions and Corporate Events

Fantoosh can provide a classy selection of jazz, classical, and contemporary folk as background music for drinks receptions and corporate events.


Fantoosh ceilidhs are fun, fast-paced and all the dances are called if required - the ideal format for parties and wedding receptions.

Click here to see their Non-Celidh Music List.

Fantoosh Music Samples

Just double-click on the link and it should start playing in Windows Media Player within ten seconds. If you are having trouble playing the MP3 see the Help section at the bottom of this page.

Scotland The Brave - MP3 (406KB)

Strip The Willow - MP3 (427KB)

Scottish Waltz - MP3 (414KB)

Over The Sea To Skye (Jazzy arrangement)- MP3 (479KB)

Fly Me To The Moon - MP3 (462KB)

The Muppet Show - MP3 (358KB)

Scottish Air - MP3 (423KB)

Scottish Jig - MP3 (410KB)

Jazzy Jig - MP3 (472KB)

The Alastair Wood Ceilidh and Covers Band

Alastair Wood Band Scotland

Alastair and his band are well-known and respected in Ceilidh and Scottish Country Dancing circles in Scotland.

Whether providing traditional music for Ceilidhs or strict tempo for the more formal Scottish Country Dancing, Alastair and his lads know how to get everyone dancing and enjoying themselves.

His usual line-up is 4 or 5-piece with 2 accordions, fiddle, guitar and drums. Alastair's band is unusual in having a guitar instead of the more regular keyboard; however, this gives the Band a distinctive sound and a very wide repertoire.

The band appears regularly on the BBC Radio Scotland "Take the Floor" Scottish dance programme, and as well as playing at events up and down the country, has played in the Far East on a number of occasions for the St. Andrews Societies of Singapore and Jakarta, Indonesia.

However, as well as performing Scottish music to very high standards, Alastair and the band can also provide Modern numbers ranging from Van Morrison to Robbie Williams and Barry White to The Blues Brothers!

So they can give you Ceilidh music for one half of the evening and Modern for the other half. - or any mix you want!

The lead vocalist has an excellent voice and performs songs by Barry White, Van Morrison, Roxy Music, Mavericks, Robbie Wiiliams...and more...with ease.

Quite simply, they are a great band with a very broad repertoire and very much in demand for Weddings, Ceilidhs, and Scottish Country Dance Clubs all over Scotland and abroad.

They are currently booked to perform for, and in honour of, the real Calender Girls (on which the hit film is based) in Harrowgate. Unfortunately for the band, the charming and demure ladies will be keeping their clothes on for this function...

Click here to see their Modern Song List.

Alastair Wood Music Samples

Here are some samples of their work.

It shows how this talented band can change from Ceilidh to Modern styles with compartitive ease. Compare them and hear for yourself.

Just double-click on the link and it should start playing in Windows Media Player within ten seconds. If you are having trouble playing the MP3 see the Help section at the bottom of this page.

Dashing White Sergeant - MP3 (354KB)

The Gay Gordons - MP3 (359KB)

Ceilidh - Strip the Willow - MP3 (347KB)

Blues Brothers: Everybody - MP3(364KB)

Barry White: Everything - MP3 (356KB)

Van Morisson: Have I Told You Lately - MP3 (357KB)

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To Hire a Band

If you wish to hire this band, check their availability, get a quote, or see them playing live, then email us by filling in the enquiry form on the Contact Us page.

If you cannot email, you can also give us a call on 0141 577 6604.

We promise to get you the lowest price we can from every band.

N.B. If you have already contacted the band directly, then we cannot become involved in fee negotiations.

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