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About Triple Scotch Ceilidh Band

Make your event an outstanding, unforgettable experience with the UK's finest professional Scottish ceilidh band for hire.
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Triple Scotch is the UK's finest Scottish ceilidh band available to perform at special events. Formed while the players were music students, the band's professionalism meant they were immediately in great demand, and Triple Scotch now has over 15 years' experience presenting unforgettable and energetic ceilidh experiences at high-end events all over the UK and across Europe. Playing for many top companies, political parties, universities, major charity fundraisers and of course weddings, Triple Scotch will create the perfect evening for any number of guests. The band is used to dealing with seasoned dancers, fist-time ceilidh-ers and everything in between, so whatever your previous ceilidh experience they are the right choice for your event. The standard of playing is breathtaking and unmatched by any other group on the circuit: unlike many function bands we exclusively use a very small pool of excellent and committed players, and we only commit to bookings where we know we can provide the A-team. The dances are called clearly and with good humour (and patience). Triple Scotch will always work with you when planning the timings and logistics of your event, and the band's experience means that they are able to advise on such matters with in-depth personal knowledge if required. In between dances the band can perform background Scottish music, and also offers a DJ option, which can be a fantastic way to round off the evening. Please get in touch - we'd love to help make your event extra special.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Fanfare, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Covers, Alternative rock, Pop rock, Folk
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Popular ceilidh dances such as:
Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Canadian Barn Dance
Progressive Canadian Barn Dance
Virginia Reel
Orcadian Strip The Willow
Strip The Willow (4-couple longways)
Flying Scotsman
Cumberland Square Eight
St Bernard's Waltz
Pride of Erin Waltz
Military Two-Step
Circassian Circle
Old Swan Gallop
Thread the needle
Willow Tree
Bridge of Athlone
Eightsome reel
Lucky 7
Lucky horseshoe
Oxo reel
Nine pins
Coin waltz
Auld lang syne
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The music is full of energy, with sophisticated, modern, virtuosic arrangements that show off the band's incredible talent, while remaining clear for dancing, and respectful of the source material. The calling is welcoming, encouraging, and funny - for example we have done events for both of the UK's main political parties with appropriate jokes both ways!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Individually the band's professional members have appeared at all the major UK performance venues and made frequent TV and radio broadcasts. As a group, Triple Scotch has performed at countless hotels, venues and event spaces in the UK from Oxbridge colleges to Manchester Academy, and has performed in France, Portugal and the Netherlands.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The great Scots fiddle players who were also classically trained with a complete mastery of the instrument, such as James Scott Skinner and Neil Gow, refracted through a modern approach to groove, harmonisation and accompaniment.

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

Our fiddle player Stephen has performed on stage with Lady Gaga among others. The other members have also provided backing for major artists, and as a band we have played for celebrity charity fundraisers, major political conferences, and many events with notable and distinguished guests.

Can you perform covers?

We perform background trad tunes between dances, but we don't offer covers 'in case you get fed up with ceilidh dancing' as we have enough expertise to run the event so that doesn't happen (until DJ time at the end). We are professionals however, and have often backed (impromptu) best men or grooms etc who wish to sing etc, and this always goes down a storm.

Do you have different line-up options?

We have worked hard at getting an optimal line-up of three top players, one of whom is the caller. The lineup of fiddle, piano and drums can give bags of energy to any size of crowd, but is also the smallest group where all the boxes of rhythm, harmony, etc are ticked. This lineup is also easy to mix and set up quickly in any situation.

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?

Absolutely. This is a very popular request and we offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set of live music, we provide this for an additional £165.

How much time do you need to set up?

We are quicker than many groups as our lineup is small, so we can usually be set up in less than an hour. We would usually arrive about an hour before performance time, so please let us know if your requirements for setup would be different to that. Once the PA is on we provide an mp3 playlist to set the atmosphere and build anticipation to the performance!

Do you provide a caller?

Yes! Our caller is enormously experienced and will be able to 'read the room' to call dances at the right energy level and pace for the event. All dances are called with patience and good humour, with the right balance of clarity for newcomers, and brevity for more seasoned ceilidh dancers.

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

Please do let us know if you have any particular favourite ceilidh dances, but our set lists are crafted from years of 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.

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

The quote always includes the band's PA and lighting. It is a very high end system (Nexo speakers, Allen & Heath mixer etc), and so we would always prefer to use our own equipment. If you are also hiring a professional technical/production company we will of course be happy to work with them, so please do let us know and put us in touch with them directly.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If there are one or two important music requests for significant moments during the gig we are very happy to take those on board to make the event extra special. Generally though there is no need to give us a specific and exhaustive list - one or two pointers in a particular genre/direction will be fine, and we will make it work for you!


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1150
Up to 2 hours£1250
Up to 3 hours£1295


DJ set
Violin & piano background music


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Emma T, 26 days ago

Everyone we speak to have said how amazing the band were and how much of a great time they've had.  Bertie and I can't thank you enough for making our wedding night so enjoyable, really good fun! A perfect end to the night, we really couldn't ask for more.  The guests were all exhausted by the end of the night, we would definitely recommend you to our friends and family as you're worth every penny.  If your considering this band, I would say definitely book them, you will not be disappointed.

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Ruth H, 1 month ago

Easy booking through encore musicians. Felt confident booking with their covid-19 policy. Band were amazing!

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Anya B, 1 year ago

Olly and the team are just wonderful. Can't say enough nice things about them, and would recommend them for all events. Cheers lads!

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Alice M, 2 years ago

Absolutely perfect for our wedding ceilidh this weekend. Fitted in with our timings and our mixture of Scottish and English guests (ie half experts, half novices). Called brilliantly, played so well that loads of Scottish guests who’ve grown up on the ceilidh scene said they were the best they’ve ever heard. Couldn’t recommend any more highly!

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From other customers:

Https://www.facebook.com/triplescotch/photos/a.641196389223722.1073741826.173865955956770/1680874508589233/?type=3&theater, 4 years ago

You guys were amazing, we have had so many lovely comments about your music throughout the day! I think everyone is now a ceilidh convert for sure! We had the time of or lives! Thank you again, take care. Laura and Ben x

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Triple Scotch provided the music for our wedding on May 26 - The ceremony, drinks reception, Ceilidh and disco at the end of the night. They were absolutely fantastic - the music in the ceremony and drinks reception was perfect and the dancing was great fun, and a good way for people to meet each other at a 150+ person wedding! The band took all our requests ahead of the day for ceremony music etc and did a wonderful job, absolute professionals and we couldn't be happier.