About it's no' reel scottish ceilidh band
We're one of the UK's finest professional Scottish ceilidh bands. We've been performing together for over 14 years, bringing our fresh, contemporary ceilidh experience to weddings, parties, celebrations and corporate events throughout the UK and Europe.
Our ceilidhs feature some of Scotland's most renowned folk musicians and a brilliantly fun, energetic caller. We pride ourselves on offering a reliable, professional service from start to finish, making us the ideal band to create the most memorable ceilidh night.
We have ceilidh'd at hundreds of events and weddings throughout the UK, at wee village halls right up to the likes of Hopetoun House, Gleneagles, Cromlix, Cameron House and Edinburgh Castle. Our ceilidh adventures have taken us to weddings in Italy, Spain, and The French Riviera, too. We also performed at the BBC Scotland Hogmanay Show not so long ago.
OUR CEILIDH PACKAGE
perfect for any weddings, parties, corporate events, student nights or celebrations:
up to a 4-hour hire (8pm-midnight, with a break or two)
3-, 4- or 5-piece line-ups available:
3-piece: fiddle // keys // drums [with caller]
4-piece: 2 fiddles // keys // drums [with caller]
5-piece: 2 fiddles // keys // drums // bass or guitar [with caller]
all dances called by a highly experienced caller // DJ set included // all electrical equipment PAT tested // includes public liability insurance // setup must be 1 hour directly before we play, we charge for early setups
We have been performing together for 14 years. We have a 100% reliability record: we've never cancelled on a client, nor have we failed to turn up. It's No' Reel is unique amongst most other ceilidh outfits: not only do we perform some of the most toe-tapping music around, we only use professional, conservatoire-trained musicians, so when you book It's No' Reel, you're getting musicians who have played together for years, perform to the highest level, and are guaranteed to put on the most excellent ceilidh performance.
Click here to see Tom's Blog Post on our different ceilidh band sizes.
WHY IT'S NO' REEL
OUR DJ PACKAGE
Our DJ package is a brilliant way of giving your guests the perfect mix of ceilidh and disco music. We'd often do a DJ set towards the end of the night. We encourage our clients to send us a list of tracks that we will aim to include in the set, which also gives us a good idea of the sort of music you're into too! The tracks are mixed using a Numark interface and iPad, and we can also take requests from our huge library of tracks too!
OUR CEILIDH SET
We're very flexible, but this is our normal evening set:
7-8pm: band arrives to set up and soundcheck
8-9.30pm: first dance, into ceilidh set
9.30-10.15pm: buffet break
10.15-11pm: a bit more ceilidh
We often come back and do an Orcadian Strip the Willow and Auld Lang Syne to finish the night, but that's at your discretion. We can also just do ceilidh all-night - it's up to you
These are some of the dances It's No' Reel Ceilidh Band perform (every dance is called):
Canadian Barn Dance (trad, agr, prog)
Dashing White Sergeant
St Bernard's Waltz
Regular and Orcadian Strip the Willow