CeilidhDonia

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CeilidhDonia

CeilidhDonia can provide the complete package for any function including a full Ceilidh set with all dances called, Add to that, a Pop/Rock set from the 60’s, through to today’s hits.

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About CeilidhDonia


Ceilidhdonia are equally comfortable at a wedding or on the big stage having played T in the Park twice as well as the Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party on 3 occasions.
They're debut album Circadian Rhythms received critical acclaim worldwide and was album of the week on American Celtic Radio 2 weeks after it's release."

The thing that unites CeilidhDonia is their collective love of making music.  Formed in 2007, this exciting band of talented multi-instrumentalists, have travelled far and wide. As well as gigging all over the UK, they have performed in many countries including Libya, Mexico and Portugal, to name but a few.

With a vast set of over two hundred songs, proving that they have the repertoire to suit any occasion is never a problem. Their experience, ability and enthusiasm always transfers well to the audience, helping to provide that special atmosphere.

The band can provide the complete package for any function including a full Ceilidh set with all dances called, an extensive Scottish/Irish folk set featuring pipes, mandolins, bouzouki, accordion, fiddle and guitars. Add to that, a Country/Blues set and a Pop/Rock set featuring classic songs from the 60’s, through to today’s hits. You are guaranteed all tastes will be catered for. Adaptable and versatile Ceilidhdonia can tailor the set to suit any requirement.

For an occasion to remember with a distinctly Scottish flavour, it’s got to be CeilidhDonia- Ceilidh with a Kick!

What our clients say about CeilidhDonia


Ceilidh-Donia played at our wedding on the 20th May and they were just absolutely fantastic! We spent a long time deciding on a band, for us having a good band play at our wedding was one of the most important things and when we found Ceilidh-Donia on 'Music for Scotland' we booked them immediately. There were some issues with our venue which almost meant they wouldn't be able to play for us, but Dave kept in touch throughout and offered us lots of reassurance throughout this stressful time! On the night of the wedding Ceilidh-Donia were very friendly and approachable and they played brilliantly. We, and our guests had a brilliant time and our Irish guests were thrilled that Ceilidh-Donia were able to play a few Irish tunes. The musicianship and vocals from the band were excellent and they really provided the fun, party atmosphere we were looking for! My 91 year old grandmother was exhausted but refused to go to bed early as she wanted to stay for the music. It was great to have a mixture of music as we both have quite eclectic music tastes and our guests really enjoyed the Ceilidh dancing- thank goodness the band called the dances for us! We would highly recommend Ceilidh-Donia as a function band and are very thankful that they played at our wedding.

Helen Durkin

CeilidhDonia gave a fantastic performance at our wedding. An excellent range of music brilliantly performed. Our guests loved the music and the clear ceilidh calling allowed everyone to join in. I would very highly recommend CeilidhDonia.

Owen McKinstry, Balloch

Excellent

Sara Clark, 16 Balmyle Road, Broughty Ferry, DD5 1JJ

The band were absolutely amazing. Every single person at the party said it was the best band they had ever danced to at a party. An awesome night and the band members were absolutely unbelievable playing right until the end and keeping everyone dancing!

Alison Bennie, Symington, south lanarkshire

CeilidhDonia were absolutely fantastic. We had half the night as ceilidh and half as covers, and both were great. We had multiple wedding guests comment to us how great the band was. Would definitely recommend CeilidhDonia!

Hannah Gascoigne, Edinburgh (EH23 4SP)

They were absolutely prefect, learnt our first dance and played the perfect mix of ceilidh and cover songs. They were brilliant.

Katriona Dunn, East Lothian

I booked CeilidhDonia as I am Irish and my husband is Scottish and we wanted a mix of ceilidh(with caller), Irish and main stream music for our wedding reception. We were blown away by the bands performance- they had everyone on the dance floor. Everyone including my very particular parents when it comes to bands agreed CeilidhDonia were just brilliant. I know people comment on the bride, flowers etc on the day but let’s be honest the main thing folk remember are the band and the wedding food. 4 weeks after our wedding guests are still talking about CeilidhDonia are a class operation who give a 5* performance. Thank you so much Dave and the band for a brilliant gig, ye gave 100% from start to finish. Aileen & David

Aileen Byrne, Glasgow

We have had so many comments on how good our band CeilidhDonia were. They had everyone up dancing and were very friendly. Thanks again to all of you for playing at our wedding in the highlands. Highly recommend

Seonaid Bethune, Inverness

Audio Demos


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CeilidhDonia
  • Reels
  • Young At Heart
  • Ho Hey
  • Gay Gordons
  • Dashing White Sergent
  • Canadian Barndance
  • Brown Eye Girl
  • Summer 69

Frequently Asked Questions


Do CeilidhDonia only play functions and events in Scotland?

Although CeilidhDonia are a Scottish ceilidh band, we also perform at weddings and events all over the U.K. Depending on where your event is, additional travel time, expenses and overnight accommodation may have to be factored in the price.

How long will the band play for?

As with other wedding bands in Scotland, CeilidhDonia typically play from 8pm - 12 pm, and stop for 30-45 minutes rest during the buffet.

How much space do they need?

CeilidhDonia are a 3, 4 or 5 piece line up, and typically only need a stage space of 3x3 metres with a power supply. A larger line up will require more stage space.

How long do the band need to set up?

CeilidhDonia only need around 45 minutes to set up the equipment.

What will the band wear?

The band can tailor their look to suit your needs on the night. For weddings, they can dress formally in black clothes and for private parties and less formal events they can dress more casually if you prefer. Essentially the keyword here is 'flexibility'!

Will the band play the first dance?

CeilidhDonia are happy to play the first dance at your wedding, provided we have enough notice (usually 2 weeks) to learn and rehearse the song.

Does the band provide background music during their breaks?

Yes. We will happily play music from CDs, or iPod, or laptop. You are more than welcome to bring along your own selection of music!

CeilidhDonia Songlist

  • 10s


  • Wake Me Up - Avicii
  • Marry You - Bruno Mars
  • Get Lucky - Daft Punk
  • I Won't Give Up - Jason Mraz
  • Roar - Katy Perry
  • Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs
  • Counting Stars - One Republic
  • Ho Hey - The Lumineers
  • Happy - Pharrell Williams
  • Best Day Of My Life - American Authors
  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
  • All Of Me - John Legend
  • Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
  • All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
  • Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
  • Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon
  • The One - Kodaline
  • Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
  • Can't Stop The Feeling! - Justin Timberlake
  • Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran
  • Perfect - Ed Sheeran
  • Wings - Birdy
  • 00s


  • Make You Feel My Love - Adele
  • Mr. Rock N Roll - Amy Mcdonlad
  • I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
  • Mercy - Duffy
  • One Day Like This - Elbow
  • Better Together - Jack Johnson
  • I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
  • I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • Black Horse & The Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
  • Valerie - Mark Ronson
  • Little Lion Man - Mumford & Sons
  • Hey Ya - Outkast
  • Candy - Paolo Nutini
  • New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
  • Pencil Full Of Lead - Paolo Nutini
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Dakota - Stereophonics
  • Galway Girl - Steve Earle
  • Chelsea Dagger - The Fratellis
  • All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
  • Human - The Killers
  • Mr Brightside - The Killers
  • Last Request - Paolo Nutini
  • 90s


  • Perfect 10 - Beautiful South
  • Song 2 - Blur
  • Word Up - Cameo
  • Framed - Chris Knight
  • Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
  • I Used To Love Her - Guns N' Roses
  • Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
  • Laid - James
  • Sit Down - James
  • Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
  • Live Forever - Oasis
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Rocks - Primal Scream
  • Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
  • Back For Good - Take That
  • The Weight - The Band
  • Mustang Sally - The Commitments
  • Picture Of You In My Life - The Cure
  • There She Goes - The La's
  • I Useta Lover - The Saw Doctors
  • Proud Mary - Tina Turner
  • Simply The Best - Tina Turner
  • Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
  • Angel Of Harlem - U2
  • One - U2
  • Alright - Supergrass
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
  • Champagne Supernova - Oasis
  • 80s


  • Love Shack - B52's
  • The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes
  • Mony Mony - Billy Idol
  • Gimmie Some Lovin - Blues Brothers
  • Dancing In The Dark - Bruce Springsteen
  • Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
  • Dignity - Deacon Blue
  • Real Gone Kid - Deacon Blue
  • Nine to Five - Dolly Parton
  • A Little Respect - Erasure
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
  • Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
  • All Night Long - Lionel Ritchie
  • Kiss - Prince
  • Purple Rain - Prince
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
  • It's A Kind Of Magic - Queen
  • Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
  • Young At Heart - The Bluebells
  • Town Called Malice - The Jam
  • Every Breath You Take - The Police
  • Brass In Pocket - The Pretenders
  • 500 Miles - The Proclaimers
  • I'm On My Way - The Proclaimers
  • Bang On The Ear - The Waterboys
  • Fisherman's Blues - The Waterboys
  • Raggle Taggle Gypsies - The Waterboys
  • River Deep Mountain High - Tina Turner
  • I Won't Back Down - Tom Petty
  • All I Want Is You - U2
  • Star Of The County Down - Van Morrison
  • Dont You Want Me Baby - Human League
  • Cuddly Toy - Roachford
  • Dreams - Fleetwodd Mac
  • Born In The U.S.A - Bruce Springsteen
  • Land Down Under - Men At Work
  • 70s


  • Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
  • American Pie - Don Mclean
  • Oliver's Army - Elvis Costello
  • Darling - Frankie Millar
  • Alright Now - Free
  • The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • When I'm Dead And Gone - Mcguiness Flint
  • Come Up And See Me - Steve Harley
  • Shang A Lang - The Bay City Rollers
  • Jambolai - The Carpenters
  • Killiecrankie - The Corries
  • Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
  • Gamblin Bar Room Blues - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
  • Whiskey In The Jar - Thin Lizzy
  • Nutbush City Limits - Tina Turner
  • Caledonia - Dougie MacLean
  • 60s


  • Stand By Me - Ben E King
  • Things - Bobby Darren
  • Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • The Answer To Everything - Del Shannon
  • The Same Old Song - Four Tops
  • Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck
  • Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
  • Cupid - Jonny Nash
  • Private Number - Judy Clay & William Bell
  • Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves And The Vandellas
  • Hard To Handle - Otis Redding/The Black Crows
  • Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
  • Bring It On Home To Me - Sam Cooke
  • Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson
  • Uptight Out Of Sight - Stevie Wonder
  • Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
  • Revolution - The Beatles
  • Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
  • Go Lassie Go - The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem
  • Come On Over To My Place - The Drifters
  • Saturday Night At The Movies - The Drifters
  • Black Velvet Band - The Dubliners
  • Wild Rover - The Dubliners
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • 60's Songs - Various
  • Blues Brothers Medley - Various
  • Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
  • Another Saturday Night - Sam Cooke
  • It’s The Same Old Song - Four Tops
  • Irish Rover - The Dubliners
  • 50s


  • Hey Good Lookin - Hank Williams
  • Tell Me Ma - Little Walter
  • Folk/Traditional


  • Canadian Barn Dance
  • Dashing White Sergeant
  • Gay Gordons
  • Strip The Willow
  • Caledonia - Dougie McLean
  • Loch Lomond - Runrig
  • Circassian Circle
  • Duke Of Perth
  • Eightsome Reel
  • Flower Of Scotland
  • Hooligans Jig
  • Irish Rover
  • Orcadian Strip The Willow
  • St Bernards Waltz
  • Step We Gayly
  • Virginia Reel
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Cumberland Square 8
  • Riverside Jig
  • Scottish Waltz
  • Military 2 Step
  • Highland Schottishe
  • Pride Of Erin Waltz
  • Britannia 2 Step

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