The Ceilidh Experience

Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Reviews: 1
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Price from: £800

Wedding & Corporate Ceilidh Rock Band with DJ - Based in Edinburgh

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Crieff Hydro, 21 August 2019

The Ceilidh Experience played our wedding at Crieff Hydro Hotel – we had about half and half English and Scottish guests , which meant that a lot of our guests hadn’t a clue about the ceilidh dances. This was never a problem on the night though, as the band did a great job of talking us through the dances one by one in a friendly way.

They’re excellent musicians (as you can tell by their samples on their website) and they got everybody into a really fun, give-it-a-go spirit. The feedback we’ve had from guests (including those that had never Ceilidhed before) has been overwhelmingly positive. People were saying they forgot to take any photos because they got so caught up in all the dancing!

They were a friendly bunch too, and were really good at communicating with us in the run-up to the event. Their DJ, James, was also very helpful, and kept the party entertained well between sets with a mix of our requests and popular hits, and he also put up with my anxieties about making sure we had the right music for our first dance!

Could not recommend Ceilidh Experience enough for weddings/parties/ family gatherings and hope to be at one of their events at some point in the near future.

Nicola & Eric

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Tullochcurran Farmhouse, 15th June 2019

A huge thank you to the ceilidh experience for playing at our wedding last Saturday. The music was fantastic from start to finish, you were all so friendly and easy to get along with! Our guests had a fab time even those that had no clue how to do the ceilidh dances but you were all so helpful and patient!!!!

We would highly recommend you!

Thank you so much, Nikki and Paul (Tullochcurran Farmhouse)

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Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, 8th June 2019

Norman and the band played at our recent wedding, and we couldn't be more happy! The music got everyone mingling and enjoying themselves, and it was fantastic. It was an extremely special experience, and made even better by the Ceilidh Experience. Thank you!

Alexis & David

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National Mining Museum, Newtongrange, 1st June 2019

Hi Norman, James and The Ceilidh Experience,

Thanks very much for playing at our wedding this weekend.

You guys were amazing and really gave a fantastic first introduction to what a Ceilidh is all about to the many people from all over Europe who were at the wedding. We also loved the Disco that struck just the right tone to get pretty much everyone up on the dancefloor at some point.

Thanks also for adapting the set, given the massive delay with the serving of the meal. Was a shame to cut things a bit short – but was just one of those of things.

Thanks again,

Liam and Mailys

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The Byre at Inchyra, 9th March 2019

Wow, I’m so amazed and speechless about this past weekend. Thank you for making this wedding a completely magical dream come true.
All the best,
Chris and Erin McClelland

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Assembly Rooms, Newcastle, 28th Dec 2018

Hi Norman,

Thank you so so much for everything. We had the best day/ night and all our guests loved the dancing, sorry some of them were not that good i think those at the back of the dance floor struggled to hear the instructions sometimes but at least they tried and had great fun!

We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a great band in the future.
Take care and thanks again.
Kate

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Healey Barn, 26th Oct 2018

Hey Norman,

Friday was amazing! You guys made our night so so special and kept us all on the dance floor until the bitter end. A quick note to thank you and the rest of the band, super talented bunch who know how to throw a serious party!
We will recommend you to anyone who needs a top class Ceilidh Band.
Thanks again
Hazel and Sam

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Borthwick Castle, 12th Aug 2018

Hi Guys,

Just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding!

You guys were amazing and the guests loved it!

Thanks very much,

Stephen & Mel

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Dunglass Estate, 4th Aug 2018

Dear Norman and the team,

Thank you so much for being part of our wedding day! You guys were absolutely brilliant and all of the guests remarked on how good the ceilidh was. Wee have loved meeting you and will definitely be coming to see you play again soon.

Lots of love, Flora & Ed xxxx

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Melville Castle 23rd June, 2018

Hi Norman!

We have received so many compliments and comments about how amazing you (and James) were! It was the perfect introduction to ceilidh dancing for my family, and they just loved it.

It was such a great night!

Best wishes,

Brenna

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Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh , 28th April 2018

Hi Norman,

Please would you pass on this message in to the band and dj that played at our wedding on Saturday.

Sylvana and I would like to say a massive thank you to the ceilidh experience and the DJ for playing at our wedding. We could not have asked for a better night! You were all great and had the whole crowd going from beginning to end. Everybody had such a fantastic time and loved the energy of the night! We really had the best night of our lives and your music played a massive part in that!

Thank you so much for contributing to our wedding day in such a brilliant way! We are so grateful to you all!

Best wishes,

Mr and Mrs Mason

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Roman Camp Hotel, Callander, 22nd Oct 2016

Hi Norman!
We’ve been meaning to send you a message ever since our wedding but we ran around afterwards getting ready for our honeymoon then scooted off to Nepal where there was no internet!!
Anyway, we just wanted to say MASSIVE thank you to you and the ceilidh experience for an absolutely amazing night celebrating our wedding. We had an absolute ball!! And we loved every second of the day, but especially all the dancing!! I still can’t quite believe I did the Cumberland reel in a wedding dress though…
We’ll do a proper review soon, but really just wanted to tell you how brilliant you guys were! We’re planning to come along for a wee dance at one of your nights in Edinburgh sometime with some of our pals!
Thanks so much Norman!
With best wishes,
Lorna and Marc x

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Falkland Estate, 3rd July 2016

Hi Norman,

Thanks for your email, and providing such a rousing ceilidh to end our youth
theatre festival!
Many returning group leaders commented on how great they thought you and the
band were so thanks to you all for doing such a fantastic job.

I think I said on the night but I also appreciate how efficient you’ve been
with communicating. This hasn’t always been the case with other bands in the
past and it really makes a difference.

If we plan a ceilidh again for next year we’ll definitely be in touch!

Best wishes,

Helen

Helen Bain

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Erroll Park, 18th June 2016

Norman,

Thanks to you and the band for being so wonderful and helping us celebrate our wedding! What a night!!! The music was perfect!! Still can’t quite believe I managed that first dance!!

With gratitude,
Lauren and Tobias

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Radison Blu, Edinburgh, 28th May 2016

Thank you so much for an amazing night , fantastic. Really loved you guys and would hire you again and recommend you to anyone.

Laurence Tait

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Kinkell Byre, 12th April 2014

These guys rock! was at a wedding at the Kinkell Byre last night and the one phrase that sends me to the bar, outside for a smoke or putting my head in a bucket is “OK it’s time for the ceilidh” but hearing this band I’ll be in the front row, a life changing moment – bring them on!
Eldon Zuill

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The Byre at Inchyra

March 9, 2019

Wow, I’m so amazed and speechless about this past weekend. Thank you for making this wedding a completely magical dream come true.
All the best,
Chris and Erin McClelland

Awards
FAQ
  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    Wedding Ceilidh rock band with DJ
  • What are the highlights of your career?
    We've played weddings all over Scotland and throughout England and Europe. We've also done various festivals and were recently the first Scottish band to headline The WOW FESTIVAL in Castelfidardo, Italy.
  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
    We have worked with the same band members and DJ for quite a few years now. This means that the band & DJ will flow seamlessly fading from one to the other for the full evening. There will be no breaks or silences at any point from the start right up until the last dance.
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    We specialise in weddings but also play a lot of corporate events. You can also catch us live at many public ceilidh events throughout the year, in Edinburgh.
  • Who are your previous clients?
    We have played for many high profile events. We've recently performed on Channel 4's Four in a bed. We also appeared on Magic TV where we taught Strictly Come Dancing stars 'Kate Thornton & Craig Revel Horwood' how to ceilidh dance!
  • How can event planners pay for your services?
    Our preferred payment method is bank transfer
  • How long do you play for?
    Usually for weddings we cover four hours. The band and DJ play about half each. The DJ will play background music during the buffer / break and the band will come back on for a final spot at the end of the evening.
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    Yes
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Yes
  • How much space do you require?
    Ideally 6.5m x 4m but we can downsize to suit.
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    Please ask! If the band think they can make it sound good, they can learn it. If it doesn't suit their style let our DJ know in advance and he'll make sure he has it on the night.
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    Between band and DJ we can cover the full evening and whenever the guests need a break we can put on background music during this time (Usually 45 mins) but we're flexible with whatever timings suit you and your guests.
  • What style of music do you offer?
    Ceilidh with a rock twist
  • Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?
    Yes, but you must allow plenty of time.
  • Do you do open-air acts?
    We can do open air providing there is a roof over the stage area, to protect our electrical equipment and musical instruments from the weather.


Set List/Services

Typical Dance List

Dashing white sergeant

Gay Gordons

Strip the willow

Military Two Step

Circle’s Four

St Bernard’s Waltz

Virginia reel

Cumberland square eight

Canadian barn dance

Circassian circle

Hooligan’s Jig

Orkney strip the willow

Auld lang syne

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