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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 were fantastic at our wedding - the dancefloor was full all evening, they struck the perfect balance between covers and ceilidh songs, and the actual musical quality was great. They learnt our first dance and played it absolutely perfectly, it was such a special touch. Overall we would recommend CeilidhDonia as the set they played at our wedding was absolutely perfect.

Katie O’Donnell, Dunkeld, Perthshire

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

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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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