Ceilidh Storm
Covers & Ceilidh Band
St Andrews, Scotland
Insured
£1,523 (avg. price)

About Ceilidh Storm – professional ceilidh and covers band based in St Andrews, Scotland
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Ceilidh Storm are a charismatic covers and ceilidh band based in Scotland with an excellent repertoire of rock and pop from acts as diverse as ELO, Queen and Taylor Swift.

They perform as a quartet or trio and can also add fiddle if the emphasis is on the ceilidh.

Ceilidh Storm provide a fresh, original and unique sound.

All our musicians are professionally trained, full-time working musicians with impressive performing credits.

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Our band members have performed West End theatre shows, played for royalty and at a variety of music festivals.

The band play the very best of Rock/Pop music and covers from the 1950s to current chart hits.

We have an extensive repertoire of songs from many different genres and decades.

We also specialise in providing exciting, upbeat, modern Ceilidh music...interspersed into our covers set.

With an experienced dance caller present, even novice ceilidh-ers can dance the night away!

The proportion of Covers to Ceilidh music played at your event is entirely customisable to ensure you get the perfect night of music.

The band can also provide their own DJ disco service if required.

Ceilidh Storm is not just a ‘covers band who play some ceilidh’ - we have a fantastic upbeat and modern ceilidh set complete with caller and an accordion melody to lead the dances.

Ceilidh Storm actually began life as a ceilidh band so rest assured, ceilidh music is something we do well.

Ceilidh Storm travel with a 2015, Mackie SRM professional sound system and top of the range instruments, making sure the band will sound crystal clear.

We travel throughout the UK and internationally...no venue is off limits.

The band are perfect for an exhilarating evening of music and dancing.

They will suit all your musical needs, from weddings, parties and dances, to concerts and corporate events.

Formal or informal, Ceilidh Storm cater for the client's every musical need.

So if you're looking to hire the finest ceilidh and covers band Scotland has to offer, get in touch with Ceilidh Storm.

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The history

Ceilidh Storm is comprised of four professional musicians, alumni of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – the country's top music college.

The band have a vast experience of gigs under their belts and regularly play for weddings, parties, school dances and a host of corporate functions.

Recently, the band have performed at many prestigious events in some of the countries leading venues including Glasgow Fruit Market, Glasgow Transport Museum, Edinburgh Castle and many of the finest hotels in the UK.

The band were also privileged to perform for Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, and separately for Her Royal Highness, Princess Royal, Anne.

Ceilidh Storm DJ service

With our disco package, you aren't limited to just the "standard tunes" that get played at every birthday, school disco or social club.

Our team can, of course, play party tunes, but can also go a good bit further.

Our extensive catalogue includes music from many genres including reggae, hip-hop, house music, funk, ska, R&B, classic pop, rock, garage and of course, the current top 40.

If there are certain songs that you want us to play, then we will play them. Equally, if there are songs that you dislike, we won't play them. It's that simple.

We also offer fully or partly customised set-lists. Simply give us a list of songs you want playing a few days before the event and we'll give you a 100% guarantee that they will be played.

No matter how obscure or unusual the song – this service ensures you get what you want, every time.


FAQs

We have been looking at lots of bands who all seem similar – what makes you different?

Our versatility is our biggest strength. We believe there is no other band in Scotland who have such a varied setlist as well as an integrated professional DJ and first class Ceilidh set.

We are fully live and do not use backing tracks or sequencers, we are professional at all times and very flexible to ensure that our performance meets your requirements. With Ceilidh Storm, you do not need to compromise on anything.

How much do you charge?

Our fee is based on the details of your function – exact timings, venue location, whether you require the DJ service etc. Please give us as much information as possible when you enquire and we’ll respond promptly with a personalised quote.

Where are you based and how far will you travel?

Ceilidh Storm are based in Scotland with our musicians all living in different areas. As such the majority of our bookings are for venues in Scotland typically St Andrews, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee, Stirling, Inverness & Aberdeen.

However, we're happy to consider requests to travel further afield – please enquire with us for further details. Please be aware that this may incur additional travelling expenses.

Does the band have PAT certificates and public liability insurance?

Of course - and we’ll be happy to provide the necessary documents should your venue require.

What is your line-up?

Consisting of 3 multi-instrumentalists and a knockout lead singer, the band line-up will vary to suit each type of song. Our positions consist of Lead Vocals (female), Keyboards/Accordion/Lead Vocals (Male), Drums/Percussion with backing vocals and Guitar/Bass guitar with backing vocals.

What happens during your break?

During our break, we will provide a selection of lively background music to entertain your guests. We are also happy for your own iPod to be plugged into our system for this section of the evening.

Can we choose the setlist?

We have a wealth of experience and as such most clients are happy for us to choose the songs. If there are any songs in our setlist that are particular favourites, let us know and we'll be happy to include them in our performance.

What will you be wearing?

All band members will be dressed smartly to suit the occasion. If you feel that casual wear would be more appropriate, please just let us know.

Do we need to provide anything else for you?

Playing at venues across Scotland often involves lots of driving and very late nights. As such, any refreshments you provide will be gratefully received. Most clients are happy for us to eat from any evening buffet that is served. We really appreciate this! Your venue should also be happy to provide a changing room for us free of charge.

What happens if one of you is ill?

We have highly experienced and professional stand-ins for all positions in the band. A large group of musicians play and rehearse regularly and are available at short notice. Rest assured, we have never cancelled a performance and the quality of musicianship is never compromised. Most clients would never be able to spot if we have a stand-in musician playing with us.

Do we need to hire a separate DJ?

We have our own integrated and fully professional DJ that can perform after we have finished or between our live sets. This means one sound system and a continuous flow of music throughout the night.

Our venue is quite small - how much space do you need?

Ceilidh Storm can perform with or without staging, indoors and outdoors (covered). We can condense into a fairly small space but do need some additional space for our PA Speakers and lighting. In addition, we require at least two 13A sockets to power our PA and Lights safely.

What happens when you arrive?

Given clear access to the stage/performance area, it takes the band around 40 minutes to set up and sound check. Any details you can provide us with regarding parking and unloading will be gratefully received and will help to ensure the set-up process takes place as quickly as possible with minimal disruption to the event.

Will you learn our first dance?

We will happily play any dance of your choosing, provided it suits our instrumentation. Usually 2-3 weeks notice is plenty for us to learn and rehearse the song for you. There is no additional fee for this.


6 verified reviews

“Ceilidh Storm were sensational. An authentic Ceilidh experience with caller and demonstration. also modern & youthful sound with the Hits and some personal requests. They really got the balance. Guests age range of 2-92 and everyone enjoyed it. Bit pricey but they worked hard for it and were easy to organise and communicate with. I would choose them again in a heartbeat."
– Hannah & Matt Wilkins, 18 November 2019, wedding in Leeds
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"Brilliant atmosphere at our wedding back in June, kept the dance floor filled the whole night. Couldn't ask for a better band."
– Martin Montgomery, 13 November 2019, wedding in Edinburgh
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"Thank you so much for playing for us on Saturday evening. So many commented on the night how fabulous you were! Will definitely recommend you and use you again in the future!"
– Jude Crombie, 1 August 2019, birthday party in St Andrews
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"Very impressed with you guys at the Ferry gala today. A great set, a tight sound and some of those guitar solos.....wow!!!"
– Jim Glover, 3 July 2019, ‎The Broughty Ferry Gala Week, Dundee
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"A HUGE THANK YOU so much from David and I for the most AMAZING time at our wedding. YOU WERE WONDERFUL! Loved you all, such delightful company to have within our family and friends you really helped make the day so special for everyone. We all had so much fun! Really loved the guitar riffs, the ceilidh, the disco, Fiona’s vocals and the cornet solo, and the – well, you get the idea. The dancefloor was quite literally jumping, and with everyone from ballrooms dancers to fashionistas, rock fans & festival organisers in the room you managed to totally wow and woo us all. We had to dash off a bit at the end of the night as our taxi had been waiting some while whilst we did all the good-byes, so I wanted to be sure and let you know how massively we appreciated all your brilliant hard work and great sense of fun on the day, and professionalism in the build up to it all as well. Can’t recommend you highly enough, and wish you every success in future, and hope to cross paths with you again some day. Please do keep in touch!"
– Chris & David Mackern, 2 July 2019, wedding in Edinburgh
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"Thank you so much for making our day unforgettable. You are all so talented and really made our day so special! Xx"
– Rachel Penny, 15 April 2019, ‎wedding in Glasgow
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Audio samples
The Killers - Mr Brightside
Kings of Leon - Sex On Fire
Jackson 5 - Want You Back
Showreel
John Legend - All Of Me
Ceilidh Reels
Set List
50s Covers

Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis

Jailhouse Rock - Elvis

Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker

Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison

Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley And The Comets

Tequila - The Champs

Tutti Frutti - Little Richard

60s Covers

All Day And All Of The Night - The Kinks

Back In The Ussr - The Beatles

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles

Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf

Build Me Up Buttercup - Foundations

Dancin' In The Streets - Martha And The Vandellas

Daydream Believer - The Monkees

Daytripper - The Beatles

Delilah - Tom Jones

Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding

Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group

Hard Day's Night - The Beatles

Help! - The Beatles

Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones

Hey Jude - The Beatles

I Feel Fine - The Beatles

I Feel Good - James Brown

I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles

I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles

I'm A Believer - The Monkees

In The Midnight Hour - Otis Redding

Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones

Let's Stay Together - Al Green

Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison

A Little Less Conversation - Elvis

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

Sex Machine - James Brown

She Loves You - The Beatles

Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum/dr And The Medics

Sunny Afternoon - The Kinks

Suspicious Minds - Elvis

Tequila - The Champs

Twist And Shout - The Beatles

You Really Got Me - The Kinks

Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

70s Covers

20th Century Boy - T Rex

Alright Now - Free

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Ballroom Blitz - The Sweet

Brown Sugar - Rolling Stones

Crazy Little Thing Love - Queen

Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Andy Williams

Devil Woman - Cliff Richard

Does You Mother Know? - Ac/dc

Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

Highway To Hell - Ac/dc

Maggie May - Rod Stewart

Perfect Day - Lou Reed

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

Rebel Rebel - David Bowie

Tiger Feet - Mud

Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealer's Wheel

Teenage Kicks - The Undertones

That's The Way I Like It - Kc & The Sunshine Band

Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

We Are The Champions - Queen

Whiskey In The Jar - Thin Lizzy

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate

My First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White

Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Your Song - Elton John

80s Covers

Come On Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners

Faith - George Michael

Funky Town - Lipps Inc.

Gold - Spandau Ballet

Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison

I Fought The Law - The Clash

I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Joan Jett

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2

I'm Your Man - Wham!

Loveshack - B-52's

Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode

Pride (in The Name Of Love) - U2

She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult

Start - The Jam

Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash

Tainted Love - Soft Cell

The Ace Of Spades - Motorhead

The Power Of Love - Huey Lewis And The News

The Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams

There She Goes - The La's

Town Called Malice - The Jam

Walking On Sunshine - Katrina And The Waves

Wake Me Up Before You Go Go - Wham!

Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi

Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns 'n' Roses

Spirit In The Sky - Doctor And The Medics

Gold - Spandau Ballet

500 Miles - Proclaimers

Red, Red Wine - Ub40

You Shook Me All Night Long - Ac/dc

90s Covers

Alright - Supergrass

Angels - Robbie Williams

Brimful Of Asha - Cornershop

Cigarettes And Alcohol - Oasis

Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis

Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks

Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader

Disco 2000 - Pulp

Hard To Handle - Otis Redding/the Black Crowes

Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics

La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin

Live Forever - Oasis

Mustang Sally - Commitments

Parklife - Blur

Sit Down - James

Rocks - Primal Scream

Roll With It - Oasis

She's Electric - Oasis

Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Song 2 - Blur

Sex Bomb - Tom Jones

There She Goes - The La's

The One I Love - Rem

Weather With You - Crowded House

Why Does It Always Rain On Me? - Travis

Wonderwall - Oasis

You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller

Step On - Happy Mondays

00s Covers

Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet

Beautiful Day - U2

Dreaming Of You - The Coral

I Predict A Riot - The Kaiser Chiefs

I Believe In A Thing Called Love - The Darkness

Hey Ya - Outkast

I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor - Arctic Monkeys

Take Your Mama - Scissor Sisters

Somebody Told Me - The Killers

Human - The Killers

Mr. Brightside - The Killers

Trouble - Coldplay

Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand

Vertigo - U2

Yellow - Coldplay

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Greatest Day - Take That

Patience - Take That

Shine - Take That

Ruby - Kaiser Chiefs

I Don't Feel Like Dancing - Scissor Sisters

I Love It When You Call - The Feeling

Valerie - Zutons/amy Winehouse

It's All About You - Mcfly

Mr Brightside - Killers

Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon

Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis

Whistle For The Choir - The Fratellis

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