The Melrose Ceilidh Band

from£735

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

Please note that many acts charge higher rates for events taking place on Fridays and Saturdays in summer.

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Melrose are a young and modern ceilidh band with a vibrant and rhythmic sound which will get everyone on the dancefloor. With a caller included, the band are experts at interacting with their audiences and always keen to teach your guests how to dance!

Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE laptop DJ set performed by the band worth £150.

Melrose is composed of fiddle, keyboard and drums. Their dance caller is skilled and enthusiastic – her clear directions and positive attitude mean anyone can join in, no matter their previous experience.

A combined ceilidh/disco option can be provided, ensuring your guests have a varied mix of music to suit all ages – ideal for weddings and parties. The band will bring additional coloured lighting to set the mood for the disco set.

You guys did an amazing job getting everyone involved, playing very infectious music, spicing up some of the dances and expertly guiding us through them! Kirsty & Paul, Wedding, Edinburgh

The Melrose Ceilidh Band can even turn their hand to jazz – book their 60-minute set of mellow jazz standards during your drinks reception or meal, or while your venue is filling up for the ceilidh.

The band comes fully self-contained with lights and PA system and will keep volume levels sufficiently high for for dancing but not so high that conversations can’t be had over the music.

Performance info

Line-up Fiddle/sax; piano; drums
Performance duration Up to 4 hours with breaks
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (incuded in price)

Booking options

Jazz background music
Add £375 for 1 x 60 minute set
Dinner jazz sets by the band's jazz trio, ideal for drinks receptions or meals

Dance List

Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Canadian Barndance
Military Twostep
Scottish Waltz
Cumberland Square 8
Eightsome Reel
Viriginia Reel
Flying Scotsman
Strip The Willow
Orcadian Strip the Willow
Swedish Masquerade
Troika
Riverside Jig
St Bernard's Waltz
Shetland Twostep
Circassian Circle
Auld Lang Syne

Jazz

Various - request any favourites and they will be happy to perform them.

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.

“Kirsty and I just wanted to thank you for doing such a brilliant job at our wedding in September. You guys did an amazing job getting everyone involved, playing very infectious music, spicing up some of the dances and expertly guiding us through them. Even Kirsty's Italian family loved the dancing! We had an amazing day as did everyone else.”

Kirsty & Paul, Wedding in Edinburgh, July 2019

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for doing such a fabulous job on our wedding day. Everyone had a complete ball during the ceilidh, people are still talking about it now. You were so professional, good humoured and fun all the way through-it really was perfect!”

Beth & Brian, Wedding in Yorkshire, May 2018

“Just another huge thank you for your fantastic performance last night. You really did make the ball the success that it was. It was great that you were so completely interactive with the guests, teaching new dances which made a nice change from all the traditional ones. The jazz peices were also fantastic. We had a wonderful night, so many friends said they loved the music. I really couldn't be happier with the performance and will recommend you to everyone.”

Katie & Pete, Military Ball, Scottish Borders, September 2017

“That was brilliant! Never in all this world could you imagine doing the Gay Gordons to the teddy bears picnic and it working!!!! Sublimely talented, extremely entertaining and after experiencing this first hand you have to be the most original and exciting ceilidh band around and in our little village!!! Thank you. Please be aware...WE WANT YOU BACK!”

Helen, Village Week, Scottish Borders, July 2017

“Melrose definitely made the party swing and many people have been most complimentary. Your easy-going style, ability to play both jazz and rocking ceilidh music were just fantastic. You made our party very special.”

Daniel & Gayle, Wedding in Chester, April 2017

“A huge thank you for the brilliant ceilidh you did for us on Saturday, we enjoyed it hugely and your music was just wonderful - great arrangements, fantastic playing and really good calling so that the English contingent knew what we were doing. Your manner with everyone was friendly and fun and made for a great party - the three of you are fab. A talented young, modern ceilidh band with a lot of fresh ideas. So thanks again and I wish you every success.”

Clare & David, Wedding Anniversary in Perthshire, November 2016

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our joint birthday party go with a swing in so many ways. The feedback from those who were up dancing has been that you were wonderful and so talented. I loved the Russian dance, that was an inspired choice. The mix of music lent an air of romance to the evening and it was just the atmosphere I wanted to create.”

Ellen & Chris, Birthday Party, Scottish Borders, September 2016

“Thank you all so much for playing at our Ceilidh. Everyone agreed it was a fantastic success - and that was mostly due to you three and your great band - live music just makes it! You were also brilliant at judging the people there and getting all the young ones especially to dance. It was a lovely sight to see so many people having such a good time.”

Fiona, Corporate Event in Lincolnshire, January 2016

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