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The Rock Ceilidh Band

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About The Rock Ceilidh Band

What happens when you bring together four insanely-talented musicians from different genres? You get the Rock Ceilidh Band!
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The Rock Ceilidh Band are a truly electric four piece ceilidh band with fiddle, bass (of course), electric guitar and drums (electric too), adding an exciting, modern twist to traditional Ceilidh music. We enjoy having fun, and our sole aim is to make sure that you do too! Our musicians have more years combined experience than they care to admit both at home and internationally, and hail from Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Central Belt - we play most places in Scotland, from the Borders to Perthshire. We specialise in weddings, and we also play ceilidhs for St Andrews Night, St Patricks Day, Burns Suppers, Christmas nights out, school dances, birthday parties, fund-raisers and corporate events.

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Ceilidh, Folk, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Scottish music
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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The Rock Ceilidh Band's Song list

Scottish Ceilidh Dances
Britannia Two-Step
Canadian Barn Dance
Circassian Circle
Cumberland Square Eight
Dashing White Sergeant
Eightsome Reel
Flying Scotsman
Gay Gordons
Highland Schottische
Hooligans Jig
Military Two-Step
Riverside Jig
Sausage Machine
St Bernards Waltz
Strip the Willow
Swedish Masquerade
Virginia Reel
Irish Ceili Dances
Waves of Tory
Walls of Limerick
Siege of Ennis
Pride of Erin Waltz
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients love the 'rock' elements to our ceilidhs which are a lovely unexpected surprise for them. In addition, they enjoy that our dances are very easy so that anyone can do them. In addition our guests love the banter we use when giving instructions.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Previously played for Lorraine Kelly, STV Five Live, Venues include: Melville Castle Balmoral Hotel George Hotel, Surgeons Hall College of Physicians Glasshouse Redford Barracks Marine Hotel, North Berwick Dunglass Estate Dalhousie Castle Black Watch Museum, Balhousie Castle, Perth Tullibole Castle Sherbrooke Castle Hotel Burgh Halls, Linlith

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

ACDC, Motorhead, White Stripes, Eric Clapton, Runrig, Skipinnish, Skerryvore, Capercaillie.

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

STV on St Andrews Day

Can you perform covers?

We do not perform covers but we do bring disco with us as standard to ensure we can cater to all and every request.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, our standard line up is a 4-piece 'rock ceilidh' band comprising of fiddle/caller, electric guitar, bass guitar and drums. Our 3-piece 'rock ceilidh' band consists of fiddle/caller, electric guitar and drums. Our 2-piece 'traditional' ceilidh band consists of fiddle/caller/stompbox + guitar, and solo fiddle.

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?

Yes, absolutely - this is what happens on a typical evening.

How much time do you need to set up?

We require one hour to set up and sound check after we load our equipment into the venue.

Do you provide a caller?

Yes, we are all experienced callers and we give the instructions using fun-filled banter and have called for many international events. We cater for all ages and abilities.

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

Yes, of course!

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. For floor space, we usually require a minimum of 1 square metre per musician.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We do not sing, however we will be delighted to play your song through our PA system.

The Rock Ceilidh 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£1000
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£1125
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The Rock Ceilidh Band's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Stuart E
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Mary and the Guys were fantastic... best ever and my clients had the best night ever... by far the best Ceilidh band ever.. already thinking about the next one... Thanks guys

Reply from The Rock Ceilidh Band
3 months ago

Thanks so much Stuart. We had a great night playing for your guests from USA - what an energetic and fun-loving crowd! We would be delighted to play for you again in future. Thanks again, Mary

Bruce M
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent. Mary kept the party going. Would certainly recommend them.

Reply from The Rock Ceilidh Band
3 months ago

Thanks so much Bruce. It was a pleasure to play for you all. What a great party it was! Thanks again, Mary, RCB

Robyn W
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

The band was fantastic! They delivered an outstanding performance! I couldn't be happier and they were great at answering all my questions and even arranged a phone call the week before to ensure they had all the information and took on board what I wanted. 100/10, if I ever want to throw a ceilidh again, I know who I'll be contacting!

Reply from The Rock Ceilidh Band
6 months ago

Thanks so much Robyn. It was a pleasure, and great fun, playing for you all at your gorgeous wedding.

Sohail N
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent, professional and willing to adapt to our requirements.

Reply from The Rock Ceilidh Band
7 months ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review, Sohail. We loved playing for you and all your enthusiastic guests. It was a fantastic night. All the very best, Mary

From other customers:

Margaret C
11 months ago, for a Charity event in 34 W Main St
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5 out of 5

Loads of people commented on what a great night they had. Thanks again to you for playing for us, and the for the excellent mix of ceilidh calling.

Mandy A
1 year ago, for a Private event in Kinghorn Church Hall
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5 out of 5

Mary, Thank you. It was such a great night and the dancing was great. I loved that we opened the doors at the end. I think we might need a bigger venue next year it was such a success. The band was fabulous, I'll def be keeping you in mind for other gigs. Thank you again.