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The Blazing Ceilidh

The Blazing Ceilidh are an experienced ceilidh band based in Edinburgh that offer professional ceilidhs for festivals, weddings and events. They're the founders of the Edinburgh Street Ceilidh.

Price from £1,765 + travel

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Set List / Repertoire

Scottish (trad)
Bonnie lass o Fyvee
Bonny Dundee
Welcome Royal Charlie
Sound the pibroch
Mcphersons Rant
Killiecrankie
Leezie Linsday
Go lassie Go
Queens 4 marys
Loch tay boat song
Jock hawks’ adventures
Jock o Hazeldeen
Jock o Braideslee
Lads Amung heather
Rose of Allendale
Portree kid
I once loved a lass
Sherriffmuir
Massicre of Glencoe
Marries Wedding
If it wasne for yer wellies
3 men fae carnitine
Mingulay boat song
Kishmuls Galley
Black is the color
Ettrick lady
Peggy Gordon
Jacobites by name
Ae fond Kiss
Now westlin Winds
A Mans a Man
Bonny hoose o early
Flower of Scotland
Loch Lomand
Lammas Tide
Dark Loch Nigar
Gallowa Hills
Dumbartons drums
Heiland Harry
Sholes o Herrin
Skye Boat Song
Green Fields of France
Band Play waltzing matilda
Parcel o Rogues
Cod liver oil

Scottish Modern
500 Miles
Caledonia
May you Never
Face for the radio
Sunshine on Lieth
Mr Rock and Roll
Fisherman’s Blues
Loch Marie Island
Dignity
Chasing Cars

Irish
Hill of Donegal
The Wild Rover
Useta love her
N 17
Joyce country band
Share the Darkness
Irish Rover
Dirty old town
Maids when you’re young
Leaving of Liverpool
Sally MacLennan
Pair of Brown eyes
Fairy tale of NY
Rainy night in Soho
Carrickfergus
Arthur McBride
The Blacksmith
Tell me ma
Raglan road
Ride on
Green and Red of Mayo
Henry my Son
Rocky Road To Dublin
Molly Malone
Tipping it up to Nancy
7 Drunken Nights
Rattlin Bog
Black velvet band
Whiskey in the Jar
Drunken sailor
Dancing in the moonlight
Little Musgrave
Si Beig Si Mhor
Grace
Fields of Athenry
Spancil Hill
Lakes of Ponchartrain
Clair to Here
Ordinary Man
Galway Girl
Galway Shall
Star of the County down
Jonny Don’t go

American/ Country/popular
Wagon Wheel
The Gambler
Moonshiner
Shipping off to Boston
Barretts Privateers
Knocking on Heavens door
Boots of Spanish leather
Folsom Prison Blues
Ring of Fire
Hey YA

7 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 4 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 7
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

The floor was never empty!

5 stars - The Blazing Ceilidh are Highly Recommended
booked The Blazing Ceilidh for their Wedding in Perth and Kinross July 2022

“What a night. The band played for a few hours at my wedding. The guests hardly sat down and we almost had to call an ambulance for one of them! Lots of English guests who had never been to a ceilidh before and they loved every second. My best man wiped out the fiddler by accident during “strip the willow” sorry about that! Thanks lads. It was brilliant.”


Outstanding band with a lot of energy

5 stars - The Blazing Ceilidh are Highly Recommended
booked The Blazing Ceilidh for their Wedding in Perth and Kinross April 2022

“Amazing band, they were the perfect way to end such a special day, couldn't recommend highly enough. Very professional singing and playing with pleny of banter too which made it fun for everyone. We had guests from overseas and the calling was so good, everyone got involved.”


Absolutely amazing, thoroughly recommended!

5 stars - The Blazing Ceilidh are Highly Recommended
booked The Blazing Ceilidh for their Wedding in Fife

“The best band that we could have hired for our wedding! The drums add so much energy and the whole band was very personable and interacted with our guests which made the overall experience even more fun. About 95% of our guests had never even heard of ceilidh before but that didn’t prove to be a challenge for the caller at all. We would highly recommend this young, energetic and very professional band for any ceilidh occasion. Thank you!!”


Lots of our guests commented on how great the band sounded and we had a great ni...

5 stars - The Blazing Ceilidh are Highly Recommended
booked The Blazing Ceilidh for their Wedding in Newcastle upon Tyne

“They were great. Lots of our guests commented on how great the band sounded and we had a great night. We would definitely book them again. 10 out of 10!”


Absolutely tremendous! The Blazing Ceilidh band made our son’s 18th birthday jus...

5 stars - The Blazing Ceilidh are Highly Recommended
booked The Blazing Ceilidh for their event

“Absolutely tremendous! The Blazing Ceilidh made our son’s 18th birthday just amazing …… fantastic sound… Foot stomping… Got everybody up on the floor from a huge crowd of 18-year-olds to a couple of 80 year olds, and everybody in between!! Our feet hardly touched the ground all night… An absolute privilege to have you talented musicians play for us………. your sheer energy and passion for the music is exceptional… thanks guys!!!!”

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Prices

Price from £1,765 + travel from Edinburgh

Based on 3 members performing up to 3 hours ceilidh including a 30 min break

  • Scotland From £1,765
  • North East From £1,995
  • North West From £2,493
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £2,701
  • East Midlands From £2,908
  • East of England From £3,116
  • Northern Ireland From £3,116
  • Republic of Ireland From £3,116
  • Wales From £3,116
  • West Midlands From £3,116
  • South East From £3,636
  • South West From £3,739

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Performance Times

Up to 3 hours ceilidh including a 30 min break


From £1765 + travel

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Lineup

Default lineup: 3 members

Trio: Fiddle, Guitar and drums

4 piece with either an extra fiddler, piper, accordion or piano (please see booking options).

Full Biography

The Blazing Ceilidh are passionate about Scottish music. They play it, write it, teach it and perform it. 

Together they have 30 years combined experience in the Scottish music industry. They play at festivals, weddings, concerts and events across Scotland, the UK and Europe. They’re the founders of The Edinburgh Street Ceilidh.

Their highlights are – playing at the festival ‘Mestralia’ in Catalonia twice, playing a festival tour of North East France including Paris, composing and performing a WW1 remembrance tune for HRH Princess Anne. Playing at the BBC Hogmanay Live with Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain. Featuring on the BBC’s ‘Bargain Hunt’. Playing at weddings accross the UK and in Europe. Playing at hundreds of venues across the UK from grand concert halls to small town halls. From playing with the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra to playing at weddings across the country. From teaching and inspiring the next generation of Scottish musicians to founding The Edinburgh Street Ceilidh. From winning national traditional music competitions to playing for Irish dancers. From playing the critically acclaimed Wilfred Owen violin to leading local traditional music sessions. From writing their own sets of music to playing concerts in aid of and in recognition of humanitarian causes.

As you can see, they love Scottish music.
They take the Scottish tradition and, with their own unique style and sets, bring it in to the present day.

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