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Cragganmore Ceilidh Band

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About Cragganmore Ceilidh Band

As one of the UK's finest ceilidh bands, we provide musical entertainment for weddings, celebrations, student nights, and corporate events.
Ceilidh band
Glenrothes
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The Cragganmore Ceilidh Band are one of the UK’s finest ceilidh bands, providing musical entertainment for weddings, parties, corporate events, functions and special occasions throughout Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world! With more than 30 years of experience within the industry, Cragganmore are a highly professional ceilidh band who offer a reliable, personal service from start to finish. The band have played for ceilidhs at venues throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK, including Gleneagles, Stirling Castle and Hopetoun House, as well as venues abroad within Malaysia and China! The Cragganmore Ceilidh Band understand the importance of musical entertainment and guarantee to make your event both memorable and enjoyable for your guests, providing an energetic, authentic Scottish ceilidh experience. Our unique and individual service allows us to tailor your entertainment package to suit your tastes and budget. We are able to split the evening up with a mixture of both Ceilidh & DJ, using our professional sound system and lighting. Cragganmore will also provide a highly experienced caller to talk guests through the dances.

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Genres:
Ceilidh, Scottish music, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Welsh folk, Country
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Birthday party, Burns night, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Concert, Charity event, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event
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Song list

A Few of the Ceilidh Dances:
Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Canadian Barn Dance (Traditional)
Canadian Barn Dance (Progressive)
Strip the Willow (Regular)
Strip the Willow (Orcadian)
St. Bernard’s Waltz
Circassian Circle
Virginia Reel
Highland Scottishe
Military Two Step
Flying Scotsman
Free Waltz
The Big Three
All dances will be called by Cragganmore’s experienced, friendly and encouraging caller, who will put your guests at ease and help the night go brilliantly!
Our DJ has thousands of tracks if you wish to split the evening up with a mixture of ceilidh and disco music. Our DJ can take requests before the event as well as during the event, so that the music is tailored to your specific celebration!
Here are a few of our most popular DJ songs:
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher - Jackie Wilson
9 To 5 - Dolly Parton
A Little Respect - Erasure
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) - ABBA
ABC - Jackson 5
Back In Black - ACDC
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
All Star - Smash Mouth
All Summer Long - Kid Rock
American Boy - Estelle
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Apache (Jump On It) - The Sugarhill Gang
Levels - Avicii
Baggy Trousers - Madness
Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston
Beautiful People - Chris Brown Feat. Benny Benassi
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
Beggin - Måneskin
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It) - Beyoncé
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Red Light Spells Danger - Billy Ocean
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
One Kiss - Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa
Can't Buy Me Love - The Beatles
CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! - Justin Timberlake
Candy - Robbie Williams
Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
Cha Cha Slide - Mr. C The Slide Man
Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
Closer - The Chainsmokers Feat. Halsey
Club Can't Handle Me - Flo Rida Feat. David Guetta
Cold Water - Major Lazer Feat. Justin Bieber & MØ
Come On Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
Crazy In Love - Beyoncé Feat. Jay-Z
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Curtis Mayfield - Move On Up
Dance Wiv Me - Dizzee Rascal Feat. Calvin Harris & Chrome
Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
Dancing In the Moonlight - Toploader
Dancing In the Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Titanium ft. Sia - David Guetta
December, 1963 (Oh What a Night!) - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love - Usher Feat. Pitbull
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
Don't Stop Movin' - S Club 7
Don’t You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin
Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
Earthquake - Labrinth Feat. Tinie Tempah
Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
Elvis Ain't Dead - Scouting For Girls
Feel So Close - Calvin Harris
Fireball - Pitbull Feat. John Ryan
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Forget You - CeeLo Green
Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams) - Daft Punk
Gettin' Jiggy Wit It - Will Smith
Giant - Calvin Harris, Rag’n’Bone Man
Girls Like (Edit) - Tinie Tempah Feat. Zara Larsson
Give Me Everything - Pitbull
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Heartbeat - Scouting For Girls
Heatwave - Wiley Feat. Ms D
Hey Ya! - Outkast
Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
Holiday - Dizzee Rascal
Hot In Herre - Nelly
Human - The Killers
I Don't Feel Like Dancin' - Scissor Sisters
I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas
I Love It (feat. Charli XCX) - Icona Pop
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
I'll Be There for You - The Rembrandts
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
I'm Still Standing - Elton John
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love - Madness
Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Jump - Van Halen
That's The Way (I Like It) - KC & The Sunshine Band
Keep On Movin' - Five
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
Laid - James
Let The Sunshine - Labrinth
Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
Levitating (feat. DaBaby) - Dua Lipa
Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
Low - Flo Rida Feat. T-Pain
Lush Life - Zara Larsson
Macarena - Los Del Mar
Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit Of...) - Lou Bega
Man! I Feel Like A Woman! - Shania Twain
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Meghan Trainor - Dear Future Husband
Miami 2 Ibiza - Swedish House Mafia Vs. Tinie Tempah
Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
Mr. Saxobeat - Alexandra Stan
Ms. Jackson - Outkast
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull
One Step Beyond - Madness
Party In the U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO Feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
Pass Out - Tinie Tempah
Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
Push the Button - Sugababes
Read My Mind - The Killers
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Ride Wit Me - Nelly Feat. City Spud
Rock DJ - Robbie Williams
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Runaround Sue - Dion DiMucci
Sam Smith - I Feel Love
Sax - Fleur East
September - Earth, Wind & Fire
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Sexual - NEIKED
Sexy and I Know It - LMFAO
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
She's So Lovely - Scouting For Girls
Shut Up and Dance - WALK THE MOON
Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) - Stevie Wonder
Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Smile Like You Mean It - The Killers
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Summer of '69 - Bryan Adams
Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Loch Lomond (Hampden Remix) - Runrig & The Tartan Army
+ many more!
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our unique and individual service allows us to tailor your entertainment package to suit your tastes and budget. With more than 30 years of experience within the industry, Cragganmore are a highly professional ceilidh band who offer a reliable, personal service from start to finish.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The band have played for ceilidhs at venues throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK, including Gleneagles, Stirling Castle and Hopetoun House, as well as venues abroad within Malaysia and China! We are the recommended supplier at many wedding venues throughout the UK including the multi-award-winning Balbirnie House.

Can you perform covers?

We don't perform covers, however all our packages come with an optional DJ service. This allows you to split the evening between Ceilidh and Disco!

Do you have different line-up options?

We tend to perform as a 4 piece with 2 Fiddles (Violins), Keyboard, and Drums. We can however offer a range of different line ups and can add various other instruments if you are interested. For smaller events, our 3-piece band works extremely well, made up of Fiddle, Accordion, and Drums.

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

We are very flexible and will always do everything we can to accommodate your requirements. This will ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. Any changes in timings, just let us know!

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

We are more than happy to offer an iPod/DJ service between sets, allowing you to play a playlist of your choice through our PA system.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Do you provide a caller?

Yes we do! We have a fantastic caller as part of all of our Ceilidh Band line-ups.

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

If you wish to split the evening up with a mixture of Ceilidh and DJ, during the DJ part of the evening you are more than welcome to request songs you would like to hear. If there are any particular Scottish tunes that you would like to hear the band perform during the ceilidh, just let us know!

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We can learn song requests before the event. Just get in touch and we can get something arranged.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1095
Up to 2 hours£1195
Up to 3 hours£1295
Packages
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Musical entertainment during your wedding ceremony, from our 2 fiddle duo. Our 2 fiddles can perform a range of music, and are happy to arrange a particular piece of music for you to walk down the aisle to. Our 2 fiddle duo are the ideal entertainment for this section of your day, providing an elegant background during the ceremony. Prices vary depending on whether or not the duo are also used for the drinks reception.
£560
Drinks reception2 musicians
Up to 1 hour of musical entertainment during your drinks reception, from our 2 fiddle duo. Our 2 fiddles can wonder around the room interacting with guests, and are the ideal choice of entertainment for this section of your day. Prices vary depending on whether or not the duo are also used for the ceremony.
£560
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served. Our 2 fiddle duo can perform during the ceremony, drinks reception and during dinner. See other price guides for details.
£1200

Add-ons

Early Setup
+£95
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Hilary B
1 month ago
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4.5 out of 5

Excellent night very professional

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Isabel T
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

We've hired Cragganmore Band for our office 10th year anniversary at Edinburgh castle. Band arrived and got set up early and remained energetic throughout the event calling out for Ceilidh dance! We had great feedback from everyone. Thanks so much for the day.

Reply from Cragganmore Ceilidh Band
1 month ago

Thank you for inviting us to perform at such a fantastic event in Edinburgh Castle, we thoroughly enjoyed providing the evening entertainment!

MA
Marcus A
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

A lively and professional ceilidh band, Cragganmore played at our wedding last weekend. A great mixture of tunes and clear calling for some of our less confident guests made for some brilliant dancing, followed by a fun DJ set with lights from Cameron. Huge thanks to the guys for a great night! Highly recommend!!

Reply from Cragganmore Ceilidh Band
1 month ago

Thank you for choosing us to perform at your wedding Marcus, we had a fantastic night entertaining such a great crowd!

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Josh R
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

An absolutely brilliant group - they brought so much fun to our wedding reception and would definitely recommend them :D

Reply from Cragganmore Ceilidh Band
4 months ago

Thanks Josh, we had a fantastic time performing for your wedding at Samlesbury Hall!

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Marie M
1 year ago, for a Wedding anniversary in 10-12 W Main St
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5 out of 5

The Cragganmore Ceilidh Band were hired to help us celebrate our one-year anniversary. We married during the height of Covid and whilst we had a beautiful intimate ceremony, we missed celebrating with our friends and extended family. When it came to our anniversary party, we knew it would be epic and we needed a band to match our plans. Cragganmore were brilliant, from start to finish, the party was in full swing. Everyone danced the whole night and the dance floor was full for every ceilidh reel. We had a lot of friends who had never been to a ceilidh and they are still raving about how great the night was. I think it took almost a week for my feet to recover. All the dances were called and everyone was able to participate, even if they had never ceilidhed before. From first contact, the guys were brilliant. Very communicative and responsive. They created a night full of music special to us. If you are looking for a great band, book Cragganmore Ceilidh band. They will make your party memorable.

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Rohan K
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Nicolson St
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5 out of 5

We booked the Cragganmore Ceilidh Band for our wedding 3 weeks ago and we are so glad that we did. They are really great to deal with when planning the event as they tailor the night to suit your needs and are super approachable. They also offer a DJ option, which means you can have both ceilidh and disco if ceilidh dancing isn't everyone's cup of tea. They have a caller too for the guests who want to get involved but don't know the steps. Highly recommend!

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