Hop Scotch Ceilidh Band offer a vibrant blend of traditional and contemporary Scottish dance music.

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Hop Scotch Ceilidh Band offer a vibrant blend of traditional and contemporary Scottish dance music. An exciting mix of accordion, fiddle, and drums will provide just the right atmosphere for a cracking night.

The band is based in Edinburgh, but travel all over Scotland and the North of England. Their lively style of playing and rapport with the audience will have the dancers up on the floor all evening. All of the ceilidh dances can be called by the band to ensure all can join in whatever their experience.

The band caters for all audiences and can include a Disco & Lighting package to compliment the Ceilidh.
All of the band members are outstanding musicians in their own right and have played at events all over the world.

Paul Chamberlain - Accordion
Paul is an accomplished player and has won many competitions with his playing. He has made appearances at music festivals around Europe and also performed on live television in Russia and Finland. His lively style of playing brings a fresh feel to the music.

Vicky Gray - Fiddle
Vicky is part of the long tradition of fiddle players from Shetland. She teaches singing, violin and traditional fiddle for Perth and Kinross Council, the Adult Education Programme and Edinburgh Council. She has performed Scottish fiddle music at concerts and festivals across the world.

Jim Walker - Drums
Jim was born in Saskatoon, Canada and came to Scotland in 1984. His skills as a player and teacher of pipe band drumming, percussion and kit drumming have long been recognised and he adds inventive and powerful rhythmic structure to the band. For several years, he toured with Ceolbeg and has also played with Ally Bain and Phil Cunningham and Sandy Brechin.

What Our Clients Say About Hop Scotchread full testimonials



Hi Paul & Co Just wanted to say a massive thankyou to you all for a fantastic night on Saturday. You were great and everyone had the best time and have been saying how fab you were, even the oldies! We had the most...

Kim & Peter



Hi Paul, Thanks so much for Saturday – you guys were really great! The Ceilidh went down really well didn’t it!! I can’t believe how well all our English friends took to it!! I hope you all enjoyed playing at our w...

Alex and Rhona Ayres



I wanted to write an email to you and your fellow band members to say a big thank you for a great night at our wedding reception. Everyone still talks about your band and how wonderful you guys were. You really did ...

Louise and Malcolm Jarvis

Hop Scotch Songlist

Folk/Traditional

Boston Two-Step
Canadian Barn Dance
Circassian Circle
Cumberland Square Eight
Dashing White Sergeant
Duke Of Perth
Eightsome Reel
Flying Scotsman
Gay Gordons
Military Two-Step
Orcadian Strip The Willow
Pride of Erin Waltz
St Bernards Waltz
Strip The Willow
Virginia Reel

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