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Norman and the band played at our wedding recently. They were excellent and really got everyone involved. The DJ was also brilliant getting people dancing between sets and all the guests had a wonderful time. Would highly recommend.
An amazing group! It was a perfect show and i think that we all have fun !! Thanks for this show and the dance lessons 🤩🥰👌🏻
An amazing night spent with the band and the DJ for our wedding. Don't hesitate if you are looking for a band to create an electric atmosphere on the dancefloor. We appreciate everything from the first contact to the last goodbye... Thank you again. Laurie and Alex.
Great traditional music by very professional duo, nothing was an issue, great entertainment , will definately use again.
Norman and the band are so talented. They really made our wedding extra special. We loved the choice of Ceilidh songs. Norman is great at communicating and so willing to adjust to specific needs.
Here I am finally. I never get around to writing reviews for anything, and I'm 4 months late for this incredible band but after giving us the best Wedding Day ever, I couldn't let them down. The Ceilidh Experience hosted our wedding ceilidh in Glencoe November 2022. About 60% of our guests were non-Scots, and the caller expertly guided them around the dances. So many of our friends are still talking about their first Ceilidh, and booking trips to explore more of Scotland. I cannot recommend this band enough, they were totally above expectations. Friendly, funny on the mic, brilliant musicians, passionate about ceilidhing and they were hands down the highlight of my Wedding Day. Their interesting style makes it for a brilliant Ceilidh, taken to a new level. Our guests loved the brief pop/rock music interludes between dances, and truly think no ceilidh band is complete without an accordion. Book them now, you won't regret it!
The band were brilliant at my wedding - the ceilidh set was perfect and the caller was great at taking everyone through the steps - great for beginners. Really easy to communicate with the band in the run up to the wedding, and they were really helpful making sure everything was organised. Would recommend them to anyone looking for a modern and fun ceilidh band for a wedding
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
Google rating score: 5 of 5, based on 45 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.
- • Wedding ceilidh band
- • 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 in advance
- • 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’.
We strive to make each of our private events extraordinary, which is why (in addition to our residencies and other commitments) we limit ourselves to a maximum of 50 private events per year – most being weddings. This allows us to maintain a high level of enthusiasm and energy, ensuring that every event is unique and unforgettable. By prioritising quality over quantity, we guarantee that our customers receive an exceptional service and 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.