Ceilidh Bands: Perth, the Scottish Highlands - for your Event
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The DF Ceilidh Band, Perth, the Scottish Highlands, ref: 4614.2
The DF Ceilidh Band offer a broad repertoire of dances and music. Their infectious style and energetic performance suits all occasions, from weddings and festivals to corporate events and birthday parties. Perth is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances.
The great thing about the ceilidh is that it gets everyone, young and old, shy or confident up on the dance floor. Don't worry if you don't know the dance steps - the job of the band's callers is to show you how to dance the dances. Dancers will be walked through the dances and any unfamil... Read more
The CP Ceilidh Band, Perth, the Scottish Highlands, ref: 4911
The CP Band consists of some of the most well known and talented musicians in the Traditional Music scene. All members are Scottish champions in their own right winning a mixture of solo awards as well as band awards. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around Perth. Band Leader Craig is used to communicating with and performing for audiences at a professional level and has personally gained experience performing the accordion at major concert venues all over Scotland. He has also performed at The Scottish Parliament Scotland Office in London... Read more
The SL Ceilidh Band, Perth, the Scottish Highlands, ref: 4504
Based in Central Scotland, the SL Ceilidh Band has been around for fifteen years, during which time it has built up a performance expertise which few bands can match. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Perth.
With a top-class front line of fiddle, accordion and mandolin, supported by double bass, guitars and bodhran, the band offers a rich variety of sounds from gentle waltzes to rollicking reels and jigs. Add in some wonderful singing and a lot of excellent (and patient !) calling in several languages, and you have a band for al... Read more
The RN Ceilidh Band, Perth, the Scottish Highlands, ref: 4740
This band can play for Ceilidh’s, dances, functions, St. Andrews Night balls, Burn’s Night celebrations etc. They are experienced world wide travellers having played in South Korea nine times for St. Andrews Night balls and Burn’s Night celebrations as well as Holland, Germany, Poland and of course the UK. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Perth.
Band consists of Accordion, Fiddle and Guitar/Vocals/caller.
The CE Ceilidh Band, Perth, the Scottish Highlands, ref: 4366.1
The ceilidh band was originally formed in 2002 when two established musicians started gigging as an accordion/fiddle duo and were joined the following year by Edinburgh based rock/funk drummer William Oke. The band performs at ceilidhs all over the country from weddings, festivals & functions and have played at a wide range of venues including Edinburgh Castle, Blair Castle, Glasgow Merchants Hall, Glasgow Ramada Jarvis, Heriot Watt University, Radisson SAS, Ben Nevis Hotel Fort William - just ... Read more
The NR Ceilidh Band, Perth, the Scottish Highlands, ref: 6338
The NR Band is a Scottish ceilidh band who have a long track-record of performing top-quality, competitively-priced ceilidhs for weddings, parties, celebrations and corporate events. This Ceilidh Band plays for weddings and other events in and around Perth.
With a vast range of experience, the Band is made up of professional musicians who have studied at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD), The Royal Northern College of Music and The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and have performed in many ensembles, orchestras and bands. The band's profe... Read more
The RS Ceilidh & Disco Band, Perth, the Scottish Highlands, ref: 6044
The RS Ceilidh & Disco Band are an upbeat and energetic ceilidh band that will have everyone up on their feet and dancing the night away. Fresh to the ceilidh scene, their music is breathing life into functions up and down the country and the band are able to provide a disco at no extra charge!
We realise that your event is unique and the band will strive to make your experience the best it can be. The Ceilidh Band does regularly private dances in Perth. The band will provide a caller to guide everyone through the steps of every dance and will d... Read more
The YH Ceilidh Band, Perth, the Scottish Highlands, ref: 4947
This band are a top Scottish Ceilidh Band playing lively, upbeat music ideal for dancing. The band is based in the Scottish Borders but play regularly all over Scotland, the UK and abroad. The line-up of fiddle, keyboard/caller and drums provides an energetic, contemporary mix that will have everyone dancing!
The YH band bring experience, quality and professional musicianship to your event and are always able to fluently adapt to each audience they play for. An ideal Ceilidh Band for a wedding or party in Perth. The Musicians in the band are hi... Read more
The JB Ceilidh Band, Perth, the Scottish Highlands, ref: 6105.1
The JB Ceilidh Band will provide an energetic ceilidh experience with this multi-talented acoustic trio, who play enchanting and melody-driven music for dancers. Perth is within this Ceilidh Band’s local area for dances.
The JB Band are a new ceilidh band formed by a collective desire to create uplifting tune music for jiggin' aboot. Morag, their caller, will lead you through all the familiar Scottish dances plus more from around the world. The band incorporate arrangements of their own compositions into the repertoire.
The band's lineup is Mor... Read more
More about Ceilidh Bands
Ceilidhs for Weddings in Perth
A Ceilidh is excellent for a Perth Wedding. It's something that anyone from junior school age to senior citizens can enjoy, either dancing or just looking and listening. It gets both sides of the family and friends to interact and the volume is such that people can still talk to each other and catch up with whatever they want to catch up with. (Unlike when there's a disco on the go!)
There are lots of different ways for the ceilidh band to start a Wedding Ceilidh, whether in Perth or some other part of the country. A few brides and grooms like to start it with them just doing a waltz, or something like that, and then invite guests to join in. That was more common in the past when most people knew how to waltz, but now it tends to get a lot of embarrassed people and not many people on the dance floor, (unless of course, the couple are dancers and there are a fair number of guests who can dance reasonably well, or if the event is in Scotland where there is still a tradition of ballroom dancing. This page is about Ceilidhs and Barn Dances in Perth.)
The usual way to start the evening is to playing a tune or two to get people 'in the mood'. Then get EVERYONE up for a first dance WITH the couple. No one can refuse, because it would be rude to the Bride and Groom. So, even those who are a bit reluctant to try it, get up for the first dance. We make sure that it is a really easy dance, so that even those who are nervous of dancing find they can actually do it, and that it is great fun. But it really is up to you which way things start.
We would have a caller, who teaches the dances, so even people who have never been to a Ceilidh before can do it. They would possibly include any dances from the Perth area that were in the band’s repertoire. We'd generally start with some music for people to listen to as they came into the room, to get them in the mood. We'd do a couple of dances, then play a tune while people had a rest, another couple of dances, and so on. Often there would be a break half way through for a buffet, so people could recover their energy, then on for a second half. If there are some experienced dancers, we would put in some harder dances for them, but all in all make sure that everyone is involved and having a good time.
All Ceilidhs are similar in that there is a caller to organise the dancing, but the style of music and dance can be different depending on whether the band is playing Scottish, Irish, English, European or American music or a little of everything and whether held in Perth or some other part of the country. Other common spellings are kaley, kaylee, caylee, calee, kayleigh, ceili, ceilidhe, kylie
PERTHSHIRE: Perth is in the countyof Perthshire
The Fair City of Perth sits majestically on the banks of the River Tay, one of Britain's fastest flowing rivers, which contributed to the city becoming a major link between the Highland and Lowland cultures.