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Ceilidh bands for a real 'Scottish highland wedding' and have a hoolie of a time!

ceilidh bands for your real scottish wedding

When in Scotland do as the Scots do. Scottish ceilidh bands are a great way to enjoy a Scottish wedding and have a real 'hoolie' of a time. All our ceilidh bands come with callers so even the most novice dancers can enjoy themselves while being talked through the dances. So if you have visitors from overseas at your wedding, they'll have lots of fun joining in the dances.

Plus, some groups will add a range of Celtic music or even a disco. Take a closer look at the bands below and listen to their music samples.

our quality assurance

Ensuring you get quality bands for your ceilidh party!

We offer our quality assurance that all our bands will give you a great party atmosphere and ensure that your guests are having a great time, all night long. We audition every band in Wedding Music Scotland so you can be assured they're professional, reliable and will give you the music you want.

Best Before Midnight

A good and balanced mix of covers and ceilidh in a professional 5 piece group, with superb male vocals. Best Before Midnight are a fun band who makes sure everyone has a good time.

Ceilidh Stomp

Ceilidh Stomp are a highly successful ceilidh band based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland with a reputation for providing a dynamic, up-tempo, fun ceilidh at any event.

the gallivanters

This Perthshire based band offer ceilidh dance music plus some covers including Buddy Holly, Everly Brothers and The Beatles. They blend the sounds of accordion, double bass, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and whistles, which provides dynamic yet traditional ceilidh music.

Gary Blair

Renowned accordionist, Gary Blair is in great demand for his traditional and Gaelic based music. Lively playing, expertly called dances plus a disco if you wish.


HotScotch play a fabulous range of contemporary as well as ceilidh and traditional Scottish dance music, which is perfect for wedding reception entertainment, where you want something fun, lively and brings the whole party together. HotScotch blend accordion, fiddle and drums for music that your guests will love.

Joanie & Michael Garvin

Michael and Joanie's music expresses the soul of the wild West Highlands and Coast, playing that's fluid and soulful, as synchronised as birds in flight and matching the mood of their audience whether for listening and dancing but when you hear the tempo goes up you'll be hard pressed to keep your feet still!


JCB are Scotland's best kept secret! A phenomenal group that adds a contemporary flair to traditional, folk, Celtic and Scottish music and songs. Great variety to keep the feet tapping and people laughing. This band is lead by the wonderful Scots singer, Ross Kennedy. No other band will provide songs from Scotland and beyond.

Reel Ale

The Reel Ale Ceilidh Band are based in central Scotland and travel throughout the country for weddings and special events. They're a traditional dance band including professional calling for all the dances. The musicians are extremely professional and have many years experience playing for weddings and functions. They include a great range of ceilidh music, plus songs and clarsach as an addition.

Reel Stramash

Traditional accordion based band playing a wide range of ceilidh music plus a disco. This band has a fresh approach and youthful enthusiasm with this two accordion and drums line-up. They have an experienced caller for all the dances so you can be sure all your guests will have a great time.

Reely Rockin

Accordion based band from the Scottish Borders. Music on accordion, bagpipes and drums plus a caller to walk you through all the dance steps. A flexible groups from a three piece right up to an eight piece. Disco and Highland piper included. Reely Rockin' are a very professional, entertaining and lively group who will be sure to get everyone up dancing from the Gay Gordons to the lesser known Cumberland Square Eight.

Stuart Anderson Ceilidh Band

The Stuart Anderson Ceilidh Band is a traditional band based in the Scottish Borders featuring Stuart Anderson on accordion. A varied and professional line-up including fiddle, keyboards, drums and bass.

The Reel Fling

The Reel Fling a Glasgow based band offering upbeat, energetic and innovative entertainment. Although they are a group of three, there is room for upscaling if you're having a large party. They pride themselves on being unique which is achieved through their energy and enthusiasm that they share with their audience at every single event. A disco can also be provided so that there's something to suit everyone.

Whigmaleerie ceilidh dance band

Whigmaleerie is a five-piece group based in Aberdeenshire, North East Scotland. Over 25 years experience and are available for weddings, functions and corporate events. Music includes traditional ceilidh, rock, pop and country. Something for all. A great and diverse band with something for everyone. Plus a disco and calling for the dances is available. The band will travel throughout Scotland.


A high-spirited Scottish band with driving fiddle music plus keyboards and drums for ideal music for dancing. Includes a clear and enthusiastic caller. Plus, perhaps what makes them so unique is you can have cool jazz too with saxophone. Disco included in the price and although this group is based in the Scottish Borders, are willing to travel anywhere in the UK.

How to Book Your Live Music

You can book your musicians using our very easy to use Booking Service. We provide an agreement for each booking so there are no misunderstandings. You get the very best deal and you're completely covered should something go wrong before your event or on the day.

Plus, we're always here to talk to you 7 days a week. Just call us on 0141 291 5629 or email

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client testimonials


'Using Wedding Music Scotland made the process of finding and securing a band for our wedding so simple. The service was always impeccable and we could not have been happier with our musicians. Our dancefloor was full all night.'

.... Michelle and Derek Darling, August 2009

'You made the whole process of finding musicians so easy. The website was excellent and very informative - the music clips were especially helpful in making our choice. The best thing was that you were available to give advice and make the booking at the weekend! An added bonus for a busy person trying to organise a wedding in her spare time!'

.... Kirsty and James Ryan, London

'The service was seamless and perfect from beginning to end. A friendly and trustworthy service that any bride will be able to place her trust in 100%.'

..... Eva and Mati Parkhouse

'Heeeeeeee-ugh! Wahey! They were fab! Any ceilidh group who can make grown English men behave like 4 year old boys are worth their weight in gold!'

.... Rose and Trevor, London

'Friendly, open-minded, very eager to help and anticipate the mood of the event. Found us the perfect piper for the occasion. Thanks a million!'

..... Mickey and Michelle Butler