The McCeilidhs


This is the act's lowest available price for a local performance by their smallest line-up. It does not include any travel costs.

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The McCeilidhs perform tight, exciting sets of traditional Scottish and Irish dances and are experts at creating a fun, lively atmosphere for guests of all ages.

Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE 45 minute laptop DJ set performed by the band worth £125.00

The band are made up of professional musicians who have studied at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD), The Royal Northern College of Music and The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. All band members have a wealth of experience on the music scene and a trained caller can get your guests dancing along together at your event.

Our guests were a mixture of seasoned Ceilidhers and complete novices, and everyone commented on how good the band were and what a great evening of dancing it was! Suzanne & Michael, Wedding, Scotland

They’ve shared the stage with acts such as Jack Penate, The Klaxons, Edith Bowman, Newton Faulkner and The Bombay Bicycle Club, and recently performed at the BBC Scotland Hogmanay Celebration.

The band’s keyboard player can double as caller if required, and the band are also happy to play song requests.

Performance info

Line-up Fiddle; keys/caller; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Extra performances
Add £45 per half hour
Extend the band's sets by up to one hour

Gay Gordon's
Military Two-Step
Canadian Barn Dance (trad, agr, prog)
Dashing White Sergeant
Virginia Reel
Flying Scotsman
The Basket
St Bernard's Waltz
Free Waltz
Circassian Circle
Regular and Orcadian Strip the Willow

Selection of Traditional tunes played in-between dances

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Just wanted to thank you and the boys for playing at Stephanie and Coco's party. Everyone enjoyed the night and the ceilidh dancing went down really well. Perhaps you can come back and play again sometime.”

Linda, Double Birthday Celebration, May 2019

“Just a few words to say how much everyone enjoyed your band's playing at Gillian and Jeremy's wedding on Saturday evening. Your calling of the dances was excellent and you succeeded in getting lots of folk on to the dance floor. Many had never been to a ceilidh before, but you made it so easy for them to understand the steps. It was a super evening from start to finish and much fun was had by all. Several guests were singing your praises. Thank you all very much indeed for your lively contribution to the wedding reception.”

David & Marjorie, Wedding

“We hired The McCeilidhs for our wedding reception in May 2013, and were absolutely delighted with their professionalism, musicianship and the all round show. We appreciated their promptness and efficiency at responding to our queries and questions prior to wedding, and in fact, hiring them was one of the most stress-free and easiest parts of planning our wedding. Our guests were a mixture of seasoned Ceilidhers and complete novices, and everyone commented on how good the band were and what a great evening of dancing it was (the music, dancing and calling were excellent). As someone who took part in many Ceilidh's as a teenager, I have high expectations of what a ceilidh band should sound like, and these were met and far exceeded by the boys. We would heartily recommend The McCeilidhs to anyone planning a Ceilidh no matter what the occasion. Thanks for a fabulous and memorable evening of dancing. Suzanne and Michael Taylor, Wedding”

Suzanne & Michael, Wedding in Scotland

“Just a quick note to say thank you very much for playing for us last night. Everyone seemed to have a lovely night and there were lots of good words for you all. If I'm ever brave enough to organise something like this again I will be sure to get in touch!”

Gillian, Private Party

“I just wanted to thank you again for playing at our wedding last week - you guys were absolutely great and everyone had a brilliant time!”

Emma & Iain, Wedding

“Huge thanks for helping to make our wedding party a special and memorable occasion. You totally understood the vibe of the evening and catered for all the ages present. I was confident in advance that we could rely on you on the night as you'd always responded promptly and positively to our requests. Thanks again for a quality experience!”

Tanya & Nigel, Wedding

“We recently asked The McCeilidhs to play at our daughter's wedding. The band arrived on time and set up without any fuss. In fact we were hardly aware of their presence until they started to play. There were a number of English guests and the band kindly went through the steps of the dances at the start. This was really helpful and encouraged everyone on to the floor. The music was great and played so well. We could not have asked for a better band. A big thanks to all that played for us you made our very special day really great.”

Christine, Wedding

“The McCeilidhs provided great entertainment at our wedding in Glasgow. They are great musicians who were brilliant to deal with in the lead up to the day and gave an excellent performance on the night. Thanks.”

Eve & David, Wedding in Glasgow

“We recently hired The McCeilidhs for our wedding and were extremely pleased. Right from the beginning, communicating with the band was easy and stress free. The band arrived on time and set up without disturbing our reception in the next room. The band played exceptionally and everyone had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great band!”

Rachel, Wedding in Glasgow

“We had a wedding party which included visitors from Australia, several European countries, the south of England as well as Scots. The McCeilidhs made sure that everyone had the chance to learn the dances and the great atmosphere they generated made sure we all had a fantastic time. Their take on the progressive Barn Dance was very entertaining. The band could not have been more helpful with the arrangements beforehand, as well as on the night itself, and everyone was very complimentary about the music.”

Sue, Wedding

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