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About Ceilidh Minogue

Ceilidh Minogue is a Scottish ceilidh band covering all UK and Europe. The band plays and calls all the usual ceilidh dances.
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The band appeared 'live' on the BBC Radio Scotland 'Hogmanay' show for 8 years and recently played at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as well as the Rudolstadt and Orkney Festivals Band members have been featured in TV dramas like BBC's Monarch of the Glen and STV's Heartless ! 3 of the band members were nominated for Trad Awards in 2014.

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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Gay Gordons,
Strip the Willow,
Eightsome Reel,
Barn Dance,
Two Step,
Dashing White Sergeant,
Circassian Circle,
St Bernard's Waltz
Witches Reel
Pride of Erin Waltz
Waves of Torry
Flying Scotsman
Reel of the 51st
Duke of Perth
Draps O'Brandy
Red Red Rose
Green hill
New Moon
Dark Island
7 fit tree
Bootlaces Tie
New High Levrl
High Drive
Plate Smasher
Zero the Bubbleman
Ben's 1st Birthday
Blackford 2 Step
Waltzing Matilda
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The band features some of the best traditional players in Scotland. The music is lively and varied.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have played all the major venues in Scotland including Gleneagles hotel, Stirling and Edinburgh Castles, the Roman Camp, Glasgow Hilton and many others.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Lots of influences from Jimmy Shand to Ally Bain and Count Basie !

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

We were the house band for Radio Scotland’s Hogmanay Show ‘Live’ for 8 years. We have played many festivals across Europe. We played at the Commonwealth Zgames in 2014 and at the Trad Awards from 3015-2019.

Can you perform covers?

No, we are a straight ceilidh band

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes we can offer a 3,4 or 5 piece depending on budget. We even have a ceilidh horn section!

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We do our best to be flexible

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes we can put on a playlist of your choice.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually we set up as the room turns around (approx 30mins)

Do you provide a caller?

Yes we call all dances.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

We don’t play ‘songs’ as we have no singer. The tunes we play fit the ceilidh dances.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA) included in your quote?

We are fully self contained unless the venue is particularly big.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Not really applicable for a ceilidh but you can request ceilidh tunes.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£800
Up to 2 hours£900
Up to 3 hours£900
International Gig3 musicians
3 piece band are happy to travel but flights and accommodation would be required.


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From Encore customers:

Mark F
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent experience, great playing and great at calling the dances for the inexperienced

Alex M
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent performance

From other customers:

Liz I
3 years ago, for a Corporate event in Lauriston St
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5 out of 5

Dear Ceilidh Minogue, thank you agin for making our event such a big success. You read the evening so well with just the right amount of dancing. Your 'calling' was particularly good for all our guests from down south, Yours , Liz Ingram

Rosalind F
3 years ago, for a Wedding in Callander FK17 8HP
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5 out of 5

Just a short email to say what a great night we had at our wedding in Venachar Lochside. So many guests commented just how good you were. Everyone was up dancing, even my dad!! Roz