In choosing Ceilidh Band 1, you will be booking the only band to have played each of New York Tartan Week (being invited back 3 years running), Edinburgh’s Hogmanay (3 years running) Scotland’s biggest festival T in the Park (3 years running) and the Dubai Ball (3 years running).
We’re especially pleased that such major events (who have the pick of any band they want) have liked what they did so much that they asked them back, time and time again. It’s the best testimonial there is!
Click these links to listen to some samples of the band's great music.
The Line up of the band is accordion, fiddle, pipes and whistles and drums.
The band has been nominated for a Trad Award , and has played at five star venues across Scotland and all over the world, jamming live on stage with the likes of Keifer Sutherland & Donald Trump. In 2011, at the world's third largest fashion show, they providing the soundtrack for Vivienne Westwood's 2011 Autumn Collection (which had a Scottish theme).
You can be assured from all that, you will be in the best of hands and a fabulous night is guaranteed!
The band have an award-winning running order.
The first half ceilidh creates a fabulous vibe, and leaves the floor full for the DJ in the second half.
The band will work closely with you to tailor the DJ setlist to your precise tastes, down to every last detail.
We would like to express our gratitude to ceilidh band 1 for their outstanding service at our wedding. The guests were thoroughly impressed with the evening entertainment and both Rowan and I liked the ceilidh best. Iain was great at guiding us through the dances, a superb service from the whole team. I am so grateful to you for ensuring the bookings and that everything went as planned. It was a pleasure doing business with you and found the process of booking, communication and payment trouble free and very responsive. Hope & Rowan. 8 April 2016
All we can say is that they were absolutely fantastic - we thought they were the best ceilidh band we have ever seen and the DJ set at the end was fab. I don't think the dance floor was empty all evening...I know that we barely left it ourselves. We would definitely book them for any future events so please pass our heartfelt thanks to the band. 7 November 2015
Just a quick email to say a huge thank you to you, Iain and the band. What a fantastic night. EVERYONE had such a great time. The band and music after them was spot on. We can't thank you enough. Denise 6 March 2015
They were brilliant, the ceilidh went down really well with my guests who have commented on how muched they enjoyed it; plus all the songs played. I would just like to thank you and them for being part of making my day amazing. Jenna. 29 March 2014
They are the best ceilidh band we have ever experienced; fun and easy dance calling with a fantastic sound. The pipes and whistle with the DJ beat in the background...awesome! All our guests keeps on commenting on how great our entertainment was!! Dougie & Alexis
Their nightly fee from Sundays to Thursdays, until the end of 2016 (excluding Hogmanay), is £995.00
Their nightly fee on Fridays and Saturdays, until the end of 2016, is £1245.00
This fee is all-inclusive and includes all of the following: The four piece band, DJ, dance caller, PA system, lighting, transport, arrangement fee and relevant VAT assuming access from 7pm for setting up, 8pm -10pm Ceilidh session and 10pm - 12 midnight DJ set. They are happy to go beyond midnight, for an additional fee of £100 per hour. £25 early booking discount is available upon enquiry.
The rates provided above have been negotiated by Buena Vista Entertainments, the owners of this website. These fees are cheaper than booking the band directly due to our strong relationship.