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About Norloch Ceilidh & Covers Band

We are a lively experienced band who can provide a full evening of ceilidh dances combined with cover songs through the decades,50s-90s etc
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Norloch are proud to be associated with a wide client base who include:- Shelter,The Edinburgh Ski Club,Standard Life,Snowball Charity Ball,Dalmahoy Golf & Country Club, Grosvenor Stakis,Morgan Furze,Royal College of Nursing,F.R.O.G.S. Ball,Daniel Stewart's Melville College,Fettes College,E.I.C.C.,Invergordon Distillers,Christian Aid,Catholic Student Union Ball,Scottish Courage Conference,Ultimate Event Company,The Royal Scottish Museum,Unique Events,Edinburgh's Winter Hogmanay Festival,Scottish Life Assurance Company; To name a few.In addition The Band have played at over 1,000 Weddings & have performed at all the top venues namely:- Prestonfield House,The Caledonian Hotel,The Balmoral Hotel,Hopetoun House,Edinburgh Castle,Stirling Castle,The Edinburgh Sheraton Grand,The Edinburgh City Chambers,The Carlton Highland Hotel,Dalhousie Castle Hotel,Borthwick Castle,The George Hotel,The Royal Scot Hotel,Assembly Rooms,Traverse Theatre,The Roxburghe Hotel,Norton House Hotel,The New Club,Airth Castle Hotel,The Scotsman Hotel,The Crowne Plaza Hotel, The Apex Hotel,The Edinburgh Zoo,The Marine Hotel etc etc

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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2nd most booked musician of 2021!
4th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years
25 gigs
Pro: 25 bookings through Encore
1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, 1940s era music, Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Country, Folk rock, Swing, Covers, Rock, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Scottish music, Polka, Easy listening, Originals, Folk
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

All Scottish & Irish Ceilidh Dances & Reels:-
Gay Gordons
Dashing white Sergeant
Canadian barn dance
Circassian circle
Britannia 2 step
St Bernards waltz
Strip the willow
Flying Scotsman
Virginia reel
Eightsome reel
Shetland/Orcadian Strip the Willow
Gaelic waltz
Pride of Erin waltz
Circle waltz
Cumberland square eight
Military 2 step
Swedish masquerade
Highland schottische
Reel of the 51st
Hamilton House
Rock & Pop Cover Songs:-
Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison
Mama Mia - Abba
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young
Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck Group
Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics
Walk of Life - Dire Straits
Losing My Religion - REM
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
Loch Lomond - Runrig
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Hayley & The Comets
Johnny Be Goode - Chuck Berry
Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Is This The Way To Amarillo - Tony Christie
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Bad Moon Rising - Creedance Clearwater Revival
Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
Burnin Love - Elvis Presley
Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
I Can See Clearly Now- Johnny Nash
Eight Days A Week - The Beatles
Get Back - The Beatles
Take It Easy - The Eagles
Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers
Handle With Care - Travelling Wilburys
Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
Light My Fire - The Doors
Stuck In The Middle - Gerry Rafferty
Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochrane
That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
When You're Gone - Bryan Adams/Mel C
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Save The Last Dance For Me - The Drifters
Why Does It Always Rain On Me - Travis
Dirty Old Town - The Pogues/Trad.
Green Green Grass of Home - Tom Jones
Everlasting Love - Love Affair
Modern Way - The Kaiser Chiefs
Ring Of Fire - Johhny Cash
Sunshine On Leith - The Proclaimers
I'm On My Way - The Proclaimers
Shang A- Lang - Bay City Rollers
Bye Bye Baby - Bay City Rollers
Whiskey In The Jar - Traditional
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Budapest - George Ezra
Shotgun - George Ezra
NB.Scottish & Irish Traditional Folk Songs can be added given prior notice as well as Country & Sinatra type Swing Songs
If you have any song requests not listed above we will look to add them into our set list provided we are given enough notice!
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

Yes, no problem. We have a wide range of Pop/Rock Covers through the decades we're happy to perform, in addition to the traditional Ceilidh music.Please see our Song List on our Encore profile. We can also add new Songs if given enough time to do so.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we can be a 3, 4 or 5 piece line up depending upon your requirements & musician availability.The bigger the line up, the bigger the fee.

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

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

CDs can be played at 30 mins band break, this is free. Let us know when booking if you require this service?You can also bring your iPod with phono leads to plug into our PA. If you add our Full Disco after final band set, we provide this for an extra £200.”The band/disco is normally a 5 hour 30min booking from 7.30pm-1am. Sets for both can be discussed.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide background music via playing CDs or if you bring an iPod with audio phono plugs you will be able to play your playlist through our PA.Please inform us if you would like to have either of these services done beforehand?

Do you provide a caller?

“Yes we do! We have a fantastic experienced dance caller as part of our Ceilidh band who can call & demonstrate all the Ceilidh dances on the dance floor prior to the band playing the music.Thus ensuring that all your guests can participate in the dancing.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. See our Song List on the Encore Profile.New Songs can be added on request.

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

Our PA system is included in your quote. If booking the full disco as well, full disco equipment with lights will be provided.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account [1]rehearsal times & [2] as we work with midi files/backing tracks they may also need to be sourced & purchased by the band.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We provide a full on lively energetic performance by the Scottish/Irish Ceilidh music we perform.With the Cover & Folk Songs we have 2 Male Singers who cover a wide range of songs & styles.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Edinburgh Castle,Stirling Castle, Borthwick Castle,Dalhousie Castle, Hopetoun House, Oxenfoord Castle, The Balmoral Hotel,The Scotsman Hotel, The Roxburghe Hotel,The New Club,The Sheraton Hotel,The Caledonian Hotel, Dundas Castle, Dalmahoy Golf & Country Club,Braid Hills Hotel,The Radisson Hotel,The Apex Hotel,Edinburgh City Chambers,Kings Manor Hotel,TheZoo

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Far too many to mention from Traditional Scottish/Irish Folk Music to Pop,Rock, Swing, Country,Classical Music etc

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

We played at the Wedding of Stefan Dennis, actor in TV Neighbours,Footballers Wives etc. We also played at an event for the TV Programme Outlander as a 5 piece line up.Three of the actors spoke at the end of the evening.This is on one of our videos which you can watch on our profile.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£750


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From Encore customers:

Iain M
1 month ago
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4.8 out of 5

Excellent Band, comments from guests, really good choice of music.

Steven P
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you! The band were great, very flexible with timings as things ran a little over at the meal. Fantastic quality and traditional experience. Brilliant value and enjoyed by all!

Maggie D
2 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

Our guests thoroughly enjoyed Norloch Ceilidh & Covers Band, and it made for a great evening. The band was very flexible and accomodating!

Matthew C
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

I hired Norloch Ceilidh band for my 21st birthday ceilidh in Dundee. They arrived early to set up and were ready to go a good time before the ceilidh was due to start. During this time they mingled with myself and the rest of the guests, a very nice touch and a great way to get the night started. Coming from the north of Scotland, I've been to countless ceilidhs over the years and this band more than lived up to the standard of music and chat that's I've come to associate with ceilidhs. They were very easy to communicate with before the ceilidh and were also very accommodating to time changes and my preferred ceilidh dances. I would highly recommend these guys and wish them every success.

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From other customers:

Meg W
1 month ago, for a Charity event in Edinburgh
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5 out of 5

Hi Phil! I just wanted to say a massive thank you from me and on behalf of Female Voice Choir. You guys were amazing and everyone had a wonderful time! You really made our event and I can’t thank you enough! You will definitely be my first port of call for any future ceildih and I look forward to hearing you play again. Thank you again! Kind regards, Meg

See G
5 years ago

Dear Norloch, Thank You for playing for us at such short notice,You guys are amazing and our guests had such a great time" Vanessa & Cammy see photo image in gallery, 2017

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