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Norloch Ceilidh & Covers Band

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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

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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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Norloch Ceilidh & Covers Band's 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
Our Bigger 4 piece lineup with a Female Singer & Keyboard Player added to the band, can Cover the Following Songs:-
Brass in Pocket -The Pretenders
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
December 63 - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
Sunday Girl - Blondie
Venus - Bananarama
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Perfect - Fairground Attraction
I Only Want To Be With You - Various Artists
I'm Still Standing -Elton John
Waterloo - Abba
Mustang Sally - The Commitments
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
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.

Norloch Ceilidh & Covers Band's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£545
Up to 2 hours£725
Up to 3 hours£915


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Norloch Ceilidh & Covers Band's Reviews

From Encore customers:

David A
17 days ago
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5 out of 5

The Norloch Ceilidh Band made a brilliant contribution to our very successful Golden Wedding Party on Saturday. They were a pleasure to deal with and played a perfect mix of ceilidh music and excellent covers, which we had selected from their comprehensive list of songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s. They were flexible when our timings slipped and drew the evening to a perfect conclusion with Loch Lomond and Auld Lang Syne. We would strongly recommend the Norloch Ceilidh Band - professional, flexible and entertaining.

Reply from Norloch Ceilidh & Covers Band
17 days ago

Hi David, Thanks for the booking & your great Review, we had a really good time at your Golden Wedding Celebrations. And I thought you managed to create a very relaxed & warm atmosphere which went a long way to making your party go as well as it did.Your generosity with supplying the band with food & drink certainly helped us to relax & go with the flow on the night. Regards Philip

Joseph B
1 month ago
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4.8 out of 5

Very fun wedding evening with Norloch. We had the 4 piece band for two 75 minute sets. They played predominantly ceilidh music and finished with 45 minutes of covers. We’d like to thank the band for being so flexible with the ceilidh/covers split. The band members were very friendly and helpful in the communications prior to and during the wedding. If we had one thing to mention, we would have appreciated the caller to call during the songs as well as before as we had quite a lot of beginners who got a bit lost during a couple of the harder dances! This didn’t take away from the fun at all but made the dance floor quite chaotic! Also want to mention the absolute joy everyone felt during Strip the Willow- this could have gone on for even longer in my opinion! The band even tempted guests who we would not have expected to to participate! Thank you so much Norloch! I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Reply from Norloch Ceilidh & Covers Band
1 month ago

H Joseph, Thanks for the review, we had a really good time as well. Regarding the caller being able to call during the dances that wouldn't be possible as he was playing lead fiddle at the time & there is no way he could have done both at the same time. Regards Phil Condie

Mark R
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

The band were excellent. All the guests loved the band and DJ. They really made the evening a fun, enjoyable and memorable occasion. 10/10, highly recommended

Reply from Norloch Ceilidh & Covers Band
2 months ago

Thanks Mark for the great review! We had a really good time & it was a pleasure playing for you. Regards Phil Condie Norloch Ceilidh & Covers Band & DJ

Andrea H
2 months ago
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3.3 out of 5

They were great once they got there but they were very hard to get hold of. I thought they wo9uld get in touch after final payment was made and waited. After not hearing anything I got a number off their website for one of the band members and messaged. I was then told to phone another band member who dealt with bookings. Phoned three times during he allocated hours he said he was available with no answer, then got a text confirmation from him hours later. Was quite curtly told that I did not give them enough notice for them to do covers, despite what there name and the list of covers available on their website would suggest.

Reply from Norloch Ceilidh & Covers Band
2 months ago

The final payment is made to Encore, the band & myself aren't paid until at least 5 days after the event. Encore don't pay the band or notify us about the final payment until after the event, so you wouldn't hear from myself & the band as we didn't have any confirmation that the final payment had been made.. As you chose to pay by Encore Pay & not directly with the band.I am not always available through the day for phone calls, as I'm very busy.Once I knew you were trying to contact me I texted you straight away. I also provided you with other band contact details.You hadn't mentioned you required Cover Songs until a fortnight before the booking.So the lineup we had in place couldn't have played them for you easily & I informed you of this as soon as I knew, as our other singer/guitarist works in Care & has to plan out the days he is available well in advance of the booking date.So we hadn't planned for this sudden request for Cover Songs.I believe you had made the booking many months ago for a Ceilidh Band & that was what we provided. Regards Philip Condie

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From other customers:

Meg W
1 year 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
6 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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