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Cosmic Ceilidh Band

The Cosmic Ceilidh Band are out of this world, off their planet and just what any wedding, function or event needs.They play a lively repertoire of Scottish, Irish and bluegrass music,Easily Scotland's most innovative ceilidh band.


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The Cosmic Ceilidh Band are out of this world, off their planet and just what any wedding, function or event needs. They formed from a gaseous cloud earlier this millennium and since then have filled dance floors large and small, from North Wales to Glencoe.

They play a lively repertoire of Scottish, Irish and bluegrass music, and it won't be long before you hear classical, reggae and funk grooves in many of their sets. Easily Scotland's most innovative ceilidh band.

Their great sound is enhanced by their top of the range Mackie PA system which is suitable for even the largest of halls.

The Band

Frontman Roddy Neilson (Fiddle) is about as home-grown and steeped in traditional music as you can get. He has seen the limelight in bands such as the 'Peatbog Faeries' and 'Blueflint'. He also doubles up as our caller and brings humour and clarity to the most complex ceilidh dance.

Kenny Vass (Guitar) is a fine Edinburgh singer songwriter, who recently recorded his debut solo album Travellers Way. His warm personality never fails to exude from his music.

Bootsy Ballentyne as he is affectionately known is the only Bass player in a ceilidh band who can pull off the tune 'Star of the County Down' using slap. If you've ever heard of a band called 'Ozric Tentacles' then you'll know Bootsy's taste in music.

Mo Hunter started playing the clarsach (harp) from an early age and grew up with music over spilling from her Dad's recording studio. Some of her harps have been as far abroad as the Faroe Isles, Arizona and Ardnamurchan point.


What Our Clients Say About Cosmic Ceilidh Band read full testimonials

"The Cosmic Ceilidh Band bring a youthful exuberance to our ceilidhs, throwing fresh air, and the most surprising of tunes to blend in with the traditional numbers. They always put on a great show, are full of the ...

Robin Naumann, director, Ceilidh Collective

Cosmic Ceilidh Band Songlist


Sweet Dreams - Beyonce


Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses


Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Walking On The Moon - The Police


Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
Deeper And Down - Status Quo
Moondance - Van Morrison
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere - Bob Dylan


Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
I Feel Fine - The Beatles
Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream


Moon River - Andy Williams
Sway - Dean Martin
The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Ewan MacColl


Auld Lang Syne
Britannia Two-Step
Canadian Barn Dance
Circassian Circle
Dashing White Sergeant
Eightsome Reel
Freestyle Waltzes
Gay Gordons
Highland Schottische
Le Chapelois
Little Man in a Fix
Military Two-Step
Orcadian Strip The Willow
Siege of Ennis
St Bernards Waltz
Strip The Willow
The Can-Can
The Dark Island
Virginia Reel
Waves of Torrie


Pickin Up the Pieces
Summertime - George Gershwin
'Tango' Theme
The Stripper
Theme from 'Amelie'
Theme from 'The A-Team'


Air On A G String - Bach
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