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Real to Reel Ceilidh Band *Ceilidh*

Based in: Morpeth, North-east, England,
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: Fiddle, Northumbrian Pipes, Mandolin / Mandocello, Guitar, flutes, whistles, caller.
Contact: Real to Reel
Web page:

For ceilidhs, concerts, weddings and anything that needs good live music....working throughout the North East of England. Real to Reel work with experienced & enthusiastic callers and specialise in traditional Northumbrian music on traditional instruments.

Information supplied by Sue Williams.

The Reel Blend *SCD* *Ceilidh*

Based in: Didcot, Oxfordshire
Style: ceilidh/Scottish Country/other
Typical line-up: 4/5 piece featuring - accordion, fiddle, piano & drums with optional dance caller and bagpipes
Recordings: ???
Contact: E-Mail:
The Reel Blend are a dance band based in Didcot Oxford-shire who play all over the UK. and the Continent. We play regularly for Weddings and Corporate functions, Reeling, Dance workshops etc.

Information submitted by Murdo MacRae.

The Reel of Fortune Ceilidh Band *Ceilidh*

Based in: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee City
Style: Weddings, corporate ceilidhs, DJ set included, any occasion
Typical line-up: Fiddle, guitar/fiddle, piano and drum kit
Contact: Joe Hibbs, fiddle player: 07577 827500

The Reel of Fortune are a ceilidh band from the North East of Scotland, who play Scottish and Irish traditional music with a modern twist at all occasions, including weddings, corporate events, society balls and many more. Gareth, our pianist, calls every dance so newcomers to this style of music should not be deterred. The band can also provide a DJ service to make your event as memorable as possible. So what are you waiting for? Drop us an email now and make your event a reely successful one!

Information supplied by Joseph Hibbs.

Reel of Seven *SCD* *Ceilidh*

Based in: San Francisco Bay area, USA
Style: Scottish Country/Ceilidh
Typical line-up: four fiddles, cello, piano, recorder, full drum kit, and a ceilidh dance leader, or any appropriate combination of these
Recordings: Dance for Joy! (2009)
Dance for Joy Encore! (2012)
Contact: Andy Imbrie (
Facebook: ReelOfSeven

We are based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and regularly play for SCD events and ceilidh dances throughout the US and Canada. Check out some of our videos on YouTube here and here. We also play for local Ceilidh dances.

Information provided by Andy Imbrie.

Referendum *Ceilidh* *Wedding and Functions*

Based in: Aberdeen, North-east, Scotland,
Style: Ceilidh, Wedding and Functions
Typical line-up: 4 piece band with Fiddle, Guitar, Keyboards Drums, 3 vocalists and a caller for the Ceilidh dancing
Contact: John Duncan
Tel: 01224 703191
Tel (mobile): 07979 468861
Web page:

Since 1996 the band has grown and developed to become one of Aberdeen's most popular bands. With a full range of music, taking in both Ceilidh Music and Cover Versions (ranging from 1950s to current chart music) our versatility makes us suitable for all ages and occasions.

Playing all across the North-East of Scotland, we have played at Weddings, Ceilidhs, Corporate functions, University balls, Festivals, Charity events and even at private celebrity parties. With an excellent re-booking rate and requests from audience members to play at their function, the band has a good rapport with both their clients’ and their audiences.

The band has invested in the best equipment and PA, stage wear which includes smart shirts and jackets with the band's logo, and also lighting for the stage area to add that extra dimension to your event. We also provide music during the break to keep the evening going.

Reliable, friendly and professional guys who enjoy what they do, are looking forward to playing at your function in the near future.

Information supplied by John Duncan.

The Robert Fish Band *Ceilidh*

Based in: Edinburgh
Style: ceilidh/"Rocky, Funky Scots Dance" (whatever that is)
Typical line-up: 5-piece: fiddle, button accordion, guitar, bass, djembe and percussion
Recordings: Dances with Fish with Simon Thoumire's Tartan tapes, due for release 28th November, 1997
Contact: Stan Reeves (
The Robert Fish Band are the house band at the Assembly Rooms in George Street, Edinburgh, playing regularly to sell-out 400 audiences.

Information supplied by Sarah Northcott.

The Robert Menzies Ceilidh band *Ceilidh*

Based in: Dumfrieshire, South-west, Scotland,
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: Lead box, keyboard and drums but can add 2nd box, fiddle and caller if required
Contact: Tel: 01848 331 232
Tel (mobile): 07759 849 667

This is a young band that play for ceilidhs, parties, weddings all over scotland, will play music to suite all tastes, and will make sure that everyone has a great night and nobody is left sitting down but everybody is up on the dance floor!

Information supplied by Gary Forrest.

Ian Robertson *SCD* *Ceilidh*

Based in: South East England
Style: SCD/Ceilidh/Reeling/Weddings
Typical line-up: Solo to 4-piece: accordion, fiddle and/or drums, piano
Recordings: Various recordings over 30 years. Most recent recording (at Dec 2015) is "Double Take" - music for SCD recorded in 2009
Contact: Email: Ian Robertson (
Phone: 01296 630682

Ian Robertson is a highly experienced Scottish dance musician, with over 35 years experience with many top bands in the UK. He led his own band, Sound Company, for 15 years. Equally at home on fiddle and accordion, Ian now plays regularly for country dances, weddings, ceilidhs and concerts across the UK. He is also a regular visitor to groups in continental Europe and further afield. Frequently working as a soloist (accordion with MIDI piano and bass), Ian also offers combinations with fiddle, drums and piano according to the occasion.

Information supplied by Ian Robertson.

The Rock Ceilidh Band (formerly Bass Rock Ceilidh) *Ceilidh* *Weddings*

Based in: Central Scotland
Style: Ceilidh/Weddings
Typical line-up: 4-piece: Fiddle, electric guitar, bass and drums.
Contact: Mobile: 07956 250799

For a truly electric experience!

Led by champion fiddler Mary Wood, 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 like to put the "ding" in "wedding", and the "corr!" in "corporate", so give us a call to make sure your evening will genuinely rock!*

*NB: Our music is much better than our puns!

Information supplied by Mary Gristwood.

Rock 'n' Reel *Ceilidh*

Based in: Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland
Style: Ceilidh/Rock/Rock Covers, Birthdays, Parties, Weddings
Typical line-up: Fiddle, Guitar, Bass, Drums. (& Caller)
Contact: Greg Smart Email
Mob: 07841 113149

We are a young band that specialises in traditional ceilidh and have played ceilidhs/gigs from all around Aberdeenshire!

Information supplied by Greg Smart.

Roots and Galoots *Ceilidh* *Twmpath* *Barn dance*

Based in: Swansea, South, Wales,
Style: Ceilidh, Twmpath, Barn dance
Typical line-up: 5-piece band:- fiddle, mandolin, 5-string banjo, guitar and upright bass.
Recordings: Live and Pickin' (2005)
Contact: Roland
Tel: 01792 522672
Tel (home):
Tel (work):
Tel (mobile): 078118 083 55
Web page:

Roots and Galoots play lively, traditional music for ceilidhs, twmpaths, barn dances and country dancing. They also sing a wide range of songs with smooth and exciting harmonies. A caller is always available for dancing.

Their unique sound is formed by the combined talents of the five band members and their progressive approach to traditional music. Whether acoustic or using their own sound equipment, their music is suitable for all venues and all age groups.

Fiddle, mandolin, 5-string banjo, guitar and upright bass combine in a foot-tappin' sound that has been enjoyed throughout the UK and Ireland.

Information supplied by Pauline Sterl.

ROYZONE *Ceilidh*

Based in: Edinburgh
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: 4 humans, an alien and a sense of humour (at least, so I'm told)
Recordings: None

ROYZONE call the dances, play all the usual stuff and then some...available to play for weddings, funerals (sadly this one IS true), christenings, fundraisers, ceilidhs and general celebrations of any kind. They have not yet been confused with any other band.

They have a web site at

Information supplied by Roy Powell ( and Linda Campbell.

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