Ceilidh Experience Band

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The Ceilidh Experience is a fun alternative to a traditional ceilidh band or function band for weddings. Taking the best of both into an exciting mix of ceilidh rock, traditional Scottish dancing & DJ
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Sound Equipment
Disco Lighting

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Function Band

Primary Instrument(s)

Other Instruments

Style of Music

Reception Music
Pop / Rock
Ceilidh Irish / Traditional
Full Description
The Ceilidh Experience Ultimate Package includes the ceilidh rock band with caller, our sound/lighting engineer, sound equipment which includes bass bins & lighting rig. Our DJ 'Disco James' is also included and you'll be given access to his online music planning system in advance of the date. We can also provide extra services such as and afternoon setup of sound and lighting, a speech mic with sound engineer, and/or DJ background music during dinner.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Norman
Hi, I'm Norman from The Ceilidh Experience. Do get in touch, and I'll be delighted to chat through your requirements, answer questions and provide you with Package information and a quotation.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Mr & Mrs Ash
Happy couple married in July
November 2017
The Greatest Ceilidh band
If you like fun dancing till your feet are sore and something unique with a lot of character Ceilidh Experience is the best choice one could make! We certainly did!!! We had a pleasure of having them playing at our wedding day at Duns Castle in July. We booked them after watching only videos on their page, as we couldn't make it to Edinburgh. And they did not disappoint. All our guests from age 17 to 80 were on the dance floor, and now I have the best wedding video with the coolest soundtrack to prove that my new uncle in law in his late 70s still got the moves!
Lorna and Marc
Happy couple married in October
October 2016
MASSIVE thank you!
Roman Camp Hotel, Callander, 22nd Oct 2016 Hi Norman! We’ve been meaning to send you a message ever since our wedding but we ran around afterwards getting ready for our honeymoon then scooted off to Nepal where there was no internet!! Anyway, we just wanted to say MASSIVE thank you to you and the ceilidh experience for an absolutely amazing night celebrating our wedding. We had an absolute ball!! And we loved every second of the day, but especially all the dancing!! I still can’t quite believe I did the Cumberland reel in a wedding dress though… We’ll do a proper review soon, but really just wanted to tell you how brilliant you guys were! We’re planning to come along for a wee dance at one of your nights in Edinburgh sometime with some of our pals! Thanks so much Norman! With best wishes, Lorna and Marc x
Donna & Jamie
Happy couple married in April
June 2016
We couldn't have booked a better band!
Ceilidh Experience played at our wedding in The Hub and they were simply awesome! We couldn't have booked a better band - the dance floor was never empty and they were very professional throughout the planning process. The sound was great, Norman Mackay and the guys were fantastic and all the guests commented on how brilliant they were. Highly recommend this band! :)
Fiona & Dave
Happy couple married in April
June 2016
They were amazing!
18th April 2015, Craigsanquhar House We booked the Norman Mackay Ceilidh Experience for our wedding - they were amazing! I would highly recommend them for anyone wanting great music, atmosphere & banter! :)
James and Lorraine
Happy couple married in February
June 2016
Still smiling a few weeks on!
Kinkell Byre, 7th of Feb 2015 We found Norman online and asked him to preform for our wedding at Kinkell Byre in St Andrews on the 7th of Feb 2015. Wow! It was a great day and we both had a fantastic time and all of our guests had a great time too (even my work colleague who got a bit gropey and almost got beaten up by my new father in law – haha). Quite a few of our guests commented on how amazing Norman and the band were and they loved their knight rider interlude and all the others too… A few asked for the bands details so no doubt there will be some repeat and further custom. It was a really slick and fun night of music and exactly what we were after. Looking back at the photos there were so many smiling faces and a big part of that was because of Norman’s band / James’ set. An incredible wedding, couldn’t have went any better. Ceilidh is really the only way to do it. We had guests from 12 countries travel to be there and everyone mingled loads. Still smiling a few weeks on. Thanks again Norman and co. James and Lorraine.
Yvonne & Angelos
Happy couple married in August
June 2016
The dance floor was always full
The Ceilidh Experience played at my wedding at the beginning of August 2014, and they were absolutely brilliant. As my husband is Australian, at least half the guests had never been to a ceilidh before and had no idea what to do. This didn't matter one bit - the steps were clearly explained and the dance floor was always full. Everyone had a blast, and this was due to the talent, energy and enthusiasm of the band. The moustache stickers were also a big hit (and certainly helped to clarify who was dancing as a man!). The disco section was also fantastic, and it was great to see so many guests up on the dance floor. In the run up to my wedding, the communication was excellent and the online portal (where you can request songs for the DJ in advance) was also very helpful. Planning a wedding can obviously be stressful, and it certainly helps to know that your suppliers are reliable and professional. In short, I would highly recommend this band to anyone.
Location & Contact Details


Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Describe your typical process with a couple.

Clients are given a login to our system where they can keep tabs on all of the relevant information, timings contact details etc. I also email both the couple and the venue in the week before, just to double-check access times and to provide the venue with any documents they may require. The details are all saved to our system where the client, the musicians and the DJ all have access to the same information. This eliminates any potential for error. If possible, I try to meet all couples in person in the run up to the date, just for a coffee and a chat. I find this really helps on the night as everyone already knows each other which helps to create a great atmosphere!