Here are a selection of testimonials provided by some of the happy customers who have hired The Ceilidh Experience in the past.

Tullochcurran Farmhouse, 15th June 2019

A huge thank you to the ceilidh experience for playing at our wedding last Saturday. The music was fantastic from start to finish, you were all so friendly and easy to get along with! Our guests had a fab time even those that had no clue how to do the ceilidh dances but you were all so helpful and patient!!!!

We would highly recommend you!

Thank you so much, Nikki and Paul (Tullochcurran Farmhouse)

Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, 8th June 2019

Norman and the band played at our recent wedding, and we couldn’t be more happy! The music got everyone mingling and enjoying themselves, and it was fantastic. It was an extremely special experience, and made even better by the Ceilidh Experience. Thank you!

Alexis & David

National Mining Museum, Newtongrange, 1st June 2019

Hi Norman, James and The Ceilidh Experience,

Thanks very much for playing at our wedding this weekend.

You guys were amazing and really gave a fantastic first introduction to what a Ceilidh is all about to the many people from all over Europe who were at the wedding. We also loved the Disco that struck just the right tone to get pretty much everyone up on the dancefloor at some point.

Thanks also for adapting the set, given the massive delay with the serving of the meal. Was a shame to cut things a bit short – but was just one of those of things.

Thanks again,

Liam and Mailys

The Byre at Inchyra, 9th March 2019

Wow, I’m so amazed and speechless about this past weekend. Thank you for making this wedding a completely magical dream come true.
All the best,
Chris and Erin McClelland

Assembly Rooms, Newcastle, 28th Dec 2018

Hi Norman,

Thank you so so much for everything. We had the best day/ night and all our guests loved the dancing, sorry some of them were not that good i think those at the back of the dance floor struggled to hear the instructions sometimes but at least they tried and had great fun!

We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a great band in the future.
Take care and thanks again.

Healey Barn, 26th Oct 2018

Hey Norman,

Friday was amazing! You guys made our night so so special and kept us all on the dance floor until the bitter end. A quick note to thank you and the rest of the band, super talented bunch who know how to throw a serious party!
We will recommend you to anyone who needs a top class Ceilidh Band.
Thanks again
Hazel and Sam

Borthwick Castle, 12th Aug 2018

Hi Guys,

Just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding!

You guys were amazing and the guests loved it!

Thanks very much,

Stephen & Mel

Dunglass Estate, 4th Aug 2018

Dear Norman and the team,

Thank you so much for being part of our wedding day! You guys were absolutely brilliant and all of the guests remarked on how good the ceilidh was. Wee have loved meeting you and will definitely be coming to see you play again soon.

Lots of love, Flora & Ed xxxx

Melville Castle 23rd June, 2018

Hi Norman!

We have received so many compliments and comments about how amazing you (and James) were! It was the perfect introduction to ceilidh dancing for my family, and they just loved it.

It was such a great night!

Best wishes,


Surgeons Hall, Edinburgh , 28th April 2018

Hi Norman,

Please would you pass on this message in to the band and dj that played at our wedding on Saturday.

Sylvana and I would like to say a massive thank you to the ceilidh experience and the DJ for playing at our wedding. We could not have asked for a better night! You were all great and had the whole crowd going from beginning to end. Everybody had such a fantastic time and loved the energy of the night! We really had the  best night of our lives and your music played a massive part in that!

Thank you so much for contributing to our wedding day in such a brilliant way! We are so grateful to you all!

Best wishes,

Mr and Mrs Mason

Roman Camp Hotel, Callander, 22nd Oct 2016

Hi Norman!
We’ve been meaning to send you a message ever since our wedding but we ran around afterwards getting ready for our honeymoon then scooted off to Nepal where there was no internet!!
Anyway, we just wanted to say MASSIVE thank you to you and the ceilidh experience for an absolutely amazing night celebrating our wedding. We had an absolute ball!! And we loved every second of the day, but especially all the dancing!! I still can’t quite believe I did the Cumberland reel in a wedding dress though…
We’ll do a proper review soon, but really just wanted to tell you how brilliant you guys were! We’re planning to come along for a wee dance at one of your nights in Edinburgh sometime with some of our pals!
Thanks so much Norman!
With best wishes,
Lorna and Marc x

Falkland Estate, 3rd July 2016

Hi Norman,

Thanks for your email, and providing such a rousing ceilidh to end our youth
theatre festival!
Many returning group leaders commented on how great they thought you and the
band were so thanks to you all for doing such a fantastic job.

I think I said on the night but I also appreciate how efficient you’ve been
with communicating. This hasn’t always been the case with other bands in the
past and it really makes a difference.

If we plan a ceilidh again for next year we’ll definitely be in touch!

Best wishes,


Helen Bain

Erroll Park, 18th June 2016


Thanks to you and the band for being so wonderful and helping us celebrate our wedding! What a night!!! The music was perfect!! Still can’t quite believe I managed that first dance!!

With gratitude,
Lauren and Tobias

Radison Blu, Edinburgh, 28th May 2016 

Thank you so much for an amazing night , fantastic. Really loved you guys and would hire you again and recommend you to anyone.

Laurence Tait

Kinkell Byre, 7th of Feb 2015

We found Norman online and asked him to preform for our wedding at Kinkell Byre in St Andrews on the 7th of Feb 2015. Wow! It was a great day and we both had a fantastic time and all of our guests had a great time too (even my work colleague who got a bit gropey and almost got beaten up by my new father in law – haha). Quite a few of our guests commented on how amazing Norman and the band were and they loved their knight rider interlude and all the others too… A few asked for the bands details so no doubt there will be some repeat and further custom. It was a really slick and fun night of music and exactly what we were after. Looking back at the photos there were so many smiling faces and a big part of that was because of Norman’s band / James’ set. An incredible wedding, couldn’t have went any better. Ceilidh is really the only way to do it. We had guests from 12 countries travel to be there and everyone mingled loads. Still smiling a few weeks on.

Thanks again Norman and co. James and Lorraine.

Kinkell Byre, 12th April 2014

Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh, 26/11/13

The best Ceilidh band in Scotland! (A big claim, but I’d challenge anyone to prove me wrong).

I have organised and attended scores of events and Norman and his team come with my highest recommendation. As a result, I use them every time. My guests always leave happy.

The variety of dances they offer is wide and exciting and the instruction is clear and easy to follow (make sure you request the ‘helicopter’). Even the music interludes get people up on their feet singing and dancing. The DJ package (which is included in the price on request) brings an added dynamic to the proceedings.

Great band and would fit any occasion. *They also wear awesome suits* Look elsewhere at your own peril.

Sam Trett

Carberry Tower, Musselburgh, 2/11/13

The Ceilidh Experience played at our wedding at the end of 2013 and they were outstanding!

Simply put they are top-class musicians with great energy and stage presence. It was really important to us to have a band that would cater to keen ceilidh dancers, eager but shy people who needed a bit of encouragement/guidance and also to entertain the wall flowers…

Norman’s band absolutely nailed it. They have great character and I honestly believe they’re one of the best ceilidh bands in the UK (I’ve been going to ceilidhs for 10+ years and never seen a better band).

Disco James was top-notch too and the way they set up and interacted with each other and our friends and family made the whole evening a party… all of our friends said they had a ball and it was one of the best receptions they’d ever been to.

I’d highly recommend the Ceilidh Experience to anyone!!

Cameron Kirkwood

Hilton Grosvenor, Edinburgh, 1st Feb 2013

Hi Norman!!

You and your band were absolutely incredible – I cannot begin to thank you enough! I’ve never heard such a clever mix of current songs into traditional ceilidh music, everyone absolutely loved it!!

We’d definitely be keen to use your band again if the opportunity arises!!

Thanks so much,

Katie Cunningham

Priory Church, South Queensferry, 8th Sep 2012


How are you?!  We’re not long back from honeymoon which is why I’m only just replying now.

Thank you SO MUCH for doing such an amazing job at the ceilidh – we had such a hoot!  You guys are fantastic and so many people were raving about you and asking for details.  You really are THE ceilidh experience – thanks so much.


Loch Ness Country House, 11th Aug 2012 

Hi Norman had a fab day thanks so much for everything…you made the night..everybody has been singing your praises. Thanks Mr & Mrs MacDonald. X

Dalmunzie Castle, 15th April 2012

Hi Norman,

We just returned from our honeymoon and I would like to thank you for the excellent service! Norman, your  band at our wedding was simply perfect! They played really good and they were very friendly! Everybody loved it!!!

Thank you so much again for everything!!!

Stefano and Tania

Signet Library, 27th Oct 2011 

Dear Norman,

Just a little note to say a thousand thank yous for such magnificent music at our wedding ceilidh. Everyone we have spoken to since the day has commented on how fantastic you and your band were and how much fun they had on the dance floor. We both had an absolute ball with the dancing and were so pleased Ditte had recommended you! Please pass on your thanks to the others. We will be recommending you for many more friends weddings, so may hopefully see you again at some point!

Best wishes,

Charlotte & Allan

Tontine Hotel, Peebles, 30th May 2011

Dear Norman,

Thank you so much for helping to make our day so special. The whole day was perfect and everyone thought so, but most comments were about the ceilidh and how much fun it was.

Many thanks, Darren & Penelope