The Lanarkshire Ceilidh Band
Ceilidh Band
Lanarkshire, Scotland
Ceilidh, Folk, Traditional Celtic, Scottish, Irish
Insured
£
£967 (avg. price)

About The Lanarkshire Ceilidh Band – professional wedding ceilidh band based in Lanarkshire, Scotland
6 reviews

Booked 6 times on FixTheMusic

The Lanarkshire Ceilidh Band love to ceilidh...they’ve been doing it for years, and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

And they’d love to help you with your next one. With a history of organising dances and concerts for visitors on the Isle of Skye (home for two of them), they’ve since moved further afield, and have been involved in leading events across the UK and beyond.

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Active in writing their own tunes, the band’s sound is grounded in Scottish traditional folk music, with a modern feel. They’re a versatile bunch, though, adept at throwing in the odd fun quirk every now and then, and they’ll happily sing you a song or two (English or Gaelic) – just ask!

In days gone by, almost every township or village in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland would have had a ‘ceilidh house’ – a place where people felt welcome and found good company.

It was here that folk shared the gift of entertaining each other in song, dance and story. It’s a custom that’s made Scotland famous throughout the world, and it’s this kind of atmosphere that The Lanarkshire Ceilidh Band seek to create wherever they go.

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Garvock House Hotel, Saint John's Drive, Dunfermline
  • Dumbreck Road, Glasgow
  • Rinnesview, Keith

So whatever your event – big or small – get in touch and we’ll see what we can do. It would be our joy to help.

Ceilidhs for weddings and parties

We realise how tiring it can be to organise events like this – we’ve done it ourselves! So we aim to keep our part of the process as simple as possible. Then when the day comes, our job is to help you relax and enjoy yourselves – ceilidh therapy, if you will.

A lot of us have been to bad ceilidhs, and know how dull and awkwardly quiet (or annoyingly loud) they can be. But when a ceilidh goes well, there’s nothing quite like it – ridiculous fun, accessible and enjoyable for all ages. We’ll work with you to make it an event to remember.

Motivated by the love of ceilidh and not the love of money, we try and keep our prices reasonable. And our experience extends well beyond playing music for dancing.

We could help you with anything from leading singing at your wedding ceremony, bridal entrance, background music, covers sets or disco (you can even send us your playlists from iTunes/Spotify/...). Something else in mind? – just ask!

It’s your event, so feel free to make special requests – if we can, we’ll help, and if we can’t, we’ll try and point you in the right direction.

So submit an enquiry for a quick, personalised quote.

Ceilidh packages

The band typically operates as a 4-piece, and packages always include:

• A CALLER - TO GUIDE THE DANCING

• SOUND EQUIPMENT (PAT TESTED)

Our services can be tailored to your requirements. For example, sometimes a larger band is requested for corporate events. Our standard charge would increase modestly if, say, a 5-piece band was preferred.

Do let us know if you're organising a charity or fundraising event and we'll try our best to help you run a low-cost gathering.

The Lanarkshire Ceilidh Band 4 piece band consists of Fiddle / Drums / Guitar / Keyboard.

The 5 piece band adds a Bass Guitar / Double Bass (usually)

The Lanarkshire Ceilidh Band members (in poetry...)

David plays the drums in a way that makes you smile deep down in your soul.

Alan's cup of tea are fiddle tunes that soar to carry thoughts that can't be told.

Alastair brings a skill-set as long as his hair but less dark and curly.

When Grace plays the keys, folk will dance and worries ease. Makes us a quartet.

Performance details

  • We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
  • We require car parking close to venues
  • Our equipment is PAT tested
  • We own a PA system

6 verified reviews

"The Lanarkshire Ceilidh Band played and entertained a 60-strong private birthday celebration ceilidh at our village hall. Their skills, musicality, repertoire, dance ‘calling’ and organisation were all excellent, well received and responded to by an all-age gathering. Great band - wonderful music - highly recommended!"
– Stuart McGill, 20 February 2020, birthday party in Midlothian
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“I wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much we appreciated your playing at the wedding, it certainly went well with so many folk up dancing… Thank you also for accommodating a last-minute change to the first dance… Thank you again, we would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.”
– Susan Francis, 13 November 2019, wedding in Glasgow
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"Thank you so much for playing at our wedding and for calling the ceilidh so brilliantly. It absolutely made the night and we couldn't have asked for a better party, so huge thank you!"
– Claire & Neil Saunders, 12 November 2019, wedding in Glasgow
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"We had a very international bunch at our wedding but did a great job of keeping everyone in step as well as having a great time."
– Lydia & Dave Hansell, 19 October 2019, wedding in Renfrewshire
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"Given that 80% of our guests had never ceilidh’d before, The Lanarkshire Ceilidh Band did a wonderful job of leading dances where everyone could get involved and felt very much part of the celebrations. We’ve had so many compliments from our guests about how much they loved it and can’t wait to get ceilidhing again! Thank you!"
– Jess & Dan Bestwick, 20 August 2019, wedding in Glasgow
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"We had The Lanarkshire Ceilidh Band play for the evening do at our wedding and were so glad we did! Professional, prompt, talented and fairly priced, they helped us and our guests ceilidh the night away! They come with the highest of recommendations from us."
– Sam & Jennie Taylor, 1 June 2019, wedding in Inverness
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Audio samples
Virginia Reel
Gay Gordons (feat. Wallace & Gromit)
Dashing White Sergeant
Orcadian Strip the Willow
Be Thou My Vision (Dèan Dhòmhsa Tuigse)
The Potter's Throw
The Taylor Set
The Squid Set
Set List
Covers

Auld Lang Syne

Budapest

Caledonia

Dance With Me Tonight

Hey Jude

Hey Soul Sister

I'm A Believer

I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

I’m Yours

Laura

Loch Lomond

Mr Brightside

Shut Up And Dance

Sweet Caroline

To Make You Feel My Love

9 To 5

Ceilidh Dances

Altogether

Canadian Barn Dance

Circassian Circle

Cumberland Basket

Dashing White Sergeant

Flying Scotsman

Foula Reel

Gay Gordons

Highland Strip The Willow

Hooligan's Jig

Military Two Step

Orcadian Strip The Willow

Riverside Jig

St. Bernard's Waltz

Swedish Masquerade

Virginia Reel

Waves Of Tory

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