Norman Mackay’s Ceilidh Experience originally formed in Edinburgh in 2002. Now the Ceilidh band of choice for Rock stars, soap stars and famous politicians, they have gone on to perform at weddings, corporate events and festivals all over the UK and throughout Europe.
Renowned for their Rock style and high energy performances they were recently invited to appear on ‘Magic TV’ where they taught Strictly Come Dancing stars ‘Kate Thornton and Craig Revel Horwood’ how to ceilidh dance! They have also featured on a recent episode of Channel 4’s ‘Four In A Bed’.
The Ceilidh Experience work with their own professional DJ. He also engineers the band’s sound and lighting during the live set and you’ll be provided with access to his user friendly music planner system in advance of the date, where you’ll be able to organise requests, first dances etc.
Additional services which can be provided include: afternoon sound & lighting setup, speech microphone, and background DJ music during the meal.
The Ceilidh Experience is based in Edinburgh but we perform all over the UK & throughout Europe. We combine the classic ceilidh dances, that we all know and love, with modern bass lines, beats, samples & effects creating a sound which really gets the crowd moving. Don’t worry if you have guests coming from overseas or who have never ceilidh danced before as we will call/explain the moves as much or as little as required.
We have a slick show with sound & lighting engineer and an dedicated DJ with interactive online advanced music planning & request system.
Planning Your Event
Disco James engineers sound & lighting during the band’s set. He is also The Ceilidh Experience DJ. He provides a user friendly online music planning system, where you can organise music and requests in advance of the date. You will be provided with login details and can make changes online at any point, therefore any new information is automatically updated to the DJ’s system keeping everyone up to date.
The Ceilidh Experience has worked closely with Disco James building and developing the show for more than a decade. As a result, the communication on stage is excellent and transitions between band & DJ seamless.
Having both the live band and DJ ensures a balance and provides something for everyone.
Althought the majority of our ceilidhs are for weddings, private parties & corporate events, we do also perform at some open events. A list of all of our upcoming public ceilidhs is on our website ‘Gig Diary’ and band Facebook page.
Like us on Facebook and if you make it along to one of our shows, be sure to say hello; we will be delighted to meet you!