The band is one of the most popular and experienced ceilidh bands around today. Fully professional, we've been performing at weddings, parties, celebrations and corporate events throughout the UK and Europe for 20 years.
The band has been together for 20 years and features accordion, fiddle, drums and often piano or guitar too with some of Scotland's best traditional musicians and of course a caller. We offer a reliable, professional service from start to finish, making us the ideal band to create the most memorable ceilidh night. We have a wealth of experience running ceilidhs for both beginners or seasoned dancers. Guests from abroad or down south thoroughly enjoy being taught how to do the ceilidh dances. We have played venues from village halls to places like Dundas Castle, Gleneagles Hotel, Cameron House, Stirling Castle and Edinburgh Castle and weddings in Portugal, France, and Germany.
We appeared 'live' on the BBC Radio Scotland's 'Hogmanay' show for 8 years from 2008 to 2016. We played at the Trad Awards Ceilidhs from 2014-19 and at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as well as the Rudolstadt Festival in Germany (2017), the Schotland Festival in Belgium (2009) and at the Orkney Festival (2010). We play all the classic ceilidh dances such as the Gay Gordons and the Dashing White Sergeant in addition to newer, popular dances or can give you an evening of classice reels like The 51st or Hamilton House. We have a wealth of experience running ceilidhs for both beginners or seasoned dancers. Guests from abroad or down south thoroughly enjoy being taught how to do the ceilidh dances. The band can come in different sizes to suit your budget from the basic 3 piece or a larger line-up possibly with our ceilidh horn section and the music is always lively and fun.
The 3 piece lineup has the main members of the band, accordion, fiddle and drums although sometimes one can be replaced if unavauilable. Our guests are some of the best players in the circuit.
For the 4th member we can add piano or guitar giving a more varied sound. Again our guests are some of the best around.
For something special we have a 2 piece horn section giving a unique sound to tha band. The horns can be heard on both our albums.
“With one of the most mischievous band names around, Ceilidh Minogue has developed over the last eight years as one of Scotland's best known and most popular ceilidh bands. They offer the Scottish dance music connoisseur a wider selection of flavours than usual to tempt the taste buds. On this their introductory menu, the Minogues present the worthy haggis, neeps and tatties fayre of Burns, Gow and pipe melodies, complemented by less familiar Scottish and Irish traditional dishes, all served up in a fresh style alongside some original recipes. Add a sprinkling of jazz horns to season, and the resulting musical mix should appeal to the discerning palate looking for a new variety of ceilidh”