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Best Ceilidh ever! Hands down these guys are amazing. If you're thinking of a Ceilidh for any event I would 100% recommend you get in touch with the Ceilidh Experience!!!
Norman and all the Ceilidh Experience players were amazing! I have worked with them a few times before (as an Event manager) and they never disappoint, so was delighted when they could play at our wedding. Great to deal with from booking, planning and a amazing ceilidh on the night! Thank you!
Worked alongside them last night providing Dj assistance. Couldnt have met a nicer bunch of people. Music was amazing. Added their own personal touch to a lot of the Scottish Classics. Very entertaining and fun to watch. Highly Reccommend. Graeme Strachan. Dundee
Fantastic Experience - our number one priority for our wedding was the music and musicians we know recommended The Ceilidh Experience. They along with Premier Disco created truly a night to remember our American family Danish friends and locals are still raving about the wedding. We're still buzzing- just book them it will be the best decision you make.
Norman and his band were superb. They absolutely rocked our wedding reception and had people dancing all night. The organisation and planning was great and they were able to accommodate everything we asked for. Special praise to their DJ who played with a broken ankle! Definitely went above and beyond! Highly Highly recommended them!
Absolutely awesome, we had the Ceilidh Experience as entertainment at our wedding. They couldn’t have been nicer and the music was fantastic. We would highlight recommend.
We booked The Ceilidh Experience for our wedding in May 2022 at Harvest Moon Holidays in Dunbar. We chose the four person band option, DJ and also folk music provided during the ceremony. Norman was fantastic throughout the whole process, including when we had to re-arrange the wedding twice due to Covid lockdowns. Norman was great with coming up with ideas and helping us make choices for the day, all aspects of the music were well organised and delivered well. The ceilidh was great fun and all our guests as well as us loved it! Cammy and Alex
Dear Norman, I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you and your colleagues for an incredible evening on Friday. We loved every minute of it, and were totally blown away by how good the band was. We've been around a lot of ceilidhs in our time, and this was the very best of them. My friends are keen for me to make it an annual event, so we'll see! Best wishes and hopefully we will get a chance to have another one in the future. Andy
We hired the Ceilidh Experience in June 2022 along with Disco James and it was absolutely fantastic. They are all really friendly and helpful, and total professionals. All our guests loved both the disco and the ceilidh, and the quality of the music and all the gear that they brought with them was top notch too. We will definitely be seeing them again! I can't recommend them highly enough 🙂
Google rating score: 5 of 5, based on 38 reviews
Edinburgh ceilidh band ‘Norman Mackay’s Ceilidh Experience’ was originally formed in 2002. Now the ceilidh band of choice for Rock stars, soap stars and famous politicians, they have performed at wedding ceilidhs, student ceilidhs, parties, and festival ceilidhs and provided bespoke corporate entertainment at events all over Scotland, the UK and throughout Europe.
- • Ceilidh Rock band with dance caller
- • Ceilidh Band & DJ packages – Dedicated DJ with online music planner
- • Additional services such as early setup & speech microphone can be provided
- • PAT test, Public liability and risk assessment forms sent to every venue
- • Opportunity to see the band LIVE before booking
Although we play for Scottish dancing, we are certainly not your average ‘traditional ceilidh band! With an accordion triggering midi samples through an i-pad, an electric fiddle plugged into a speaker stack, a rock god guitarist and a Polish drum virtuoso with several years under his belt as a session drummer on the Manhattan Jazz scene. Add to the mix our in-house DJ, and you can rest assured that your party is in safe hands!
We are the longest-serving resident ceilidh band at The Ghillie Dhu in Edinburgh’s West End, where we have been performing at their famous Burly Ceilidh Club, private parties, Burns Nights, student ceilidhs, Christmas ceilidhs and corporate events since 2010! We also perform regularly at the Edinburgh music venue ‘Stramash’.
Due to our residencies and other commitments, we are limited to 50 private events per year (most of which are weddings). This ensures that we can keep things fresh and exciting, have the energy and enthusiasm to focus entirely on these events and provide our customers with the best possible experience.
Get in touch with us for availability & ceilidh band hire cost for your event. If you have not yet seen us live, why not come along to a live gig? You can keep up to date with our upcoming events on our ‘Gig Diary’ or Facebook page.