testimonials for CeilidhDonia

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dave the band leader discussed with us the start of the evening the first 2 dances and introduced himself to both of us. He was very approachable and the music was excellent. The band certainly knew how to "control" the dance floor and it never seemed empty the whole night. We can not thank CeilidhDonia enough for the job they in entertaining us and our guests through out the evening

    James Parvin, Cumnock

  • CeilidhDonia were our choice based on wanting both a Ceilidh and pop music at our wedding. They certainly delivered on both! Guests at our wedding would regularly say how good the band was. We were very happy with the team and they were professional and great to work with! Thank you for being a part of our day.

    Alison Orr, Ayrshire

  • CeilidhDonia were amazing. Absolutely fantastic. Majority of my wedding guests commented on the band stating how good the music was. They were also very friendly. Cannot remember the name of the lady i spoke to however she was lovely. I would highly recommend them

    Hazel Penman, Blantyre

  • AMAZING! We loved them from first song till last. So engaging and helped us in anyway they could! Couldn’t recommend them highly enough!

    Stuart Gillies, Queensfeery

  • We were delighted with CeilidhDonia. The band provided great music and added fun to our daughter and her husband's special day. The atmosphere they created was fantastic! I would recommend this band to entertain you and create a wonderful party atmosphere, everyone at our event commented on how they enjoyed the music and dancing - thanks to Dave and his fellow members of the super band CeilidhDonia!

    Anne Forsyth, Inverurie, aberdeenshire

  • Fantastic night had by all. From start to finish the dance floor was never empty. Everybody commented on excellent choice of band. Thank you to Dave and the Band for being able to complete our request for our first dance. First time performing our song for them and they did a fantastic job. Anybody booking CeildhDonia for a function will not be disappointed. Big thank you guys. Ian and Maureen Ritchie

    Maureen Warrander, Aberdeen

  • This band is amazing! We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and they had the dance floor filled the whole night with the perfect balance of ceilidh and cover music . Friendly enthusiastic band members who genuinely cared! Just fantastic! Thank you !

    Sharon Houston, Aberdeen

  • They were absolutely fantastic! We have received such amazing feedback about them from our guests and venue! They were very good at judging the right mix of ceildh and contemporary for the night. I especially loved the fiddle playing during the contemporary songs.

    Hannah Stagg, Aberdeenshire

  • Ceilidhdonia were a brilliant band, got everyone up and dancing, we had a predominantly irish crowd in scotland for our wedding, and played our requests without hesitation,,, great sounding band and I would highly recommend them.

    Kerrie Beckett, Glasgow, Scotland

  • CeilidhDonia were great! Really fun and professional, and the music was brilliant!

    Annie Macrae, Near Haddington, EH41 4PA

  • CeilidhDonia were simply brilliant. Their music repertoire was right up my street and they learned our chosen first dance for us which was great. They played a great mix of ceilidh and rock / pop music which was just the right mix for the crowd - some bands don't have enough of a ceilidh repertoire. They are lovely folk and I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a great band.

    Sarah Roberts, Ballogie, Aboyne, AB34 5DT

  • Excellent - really got the party going - great repertoire- couldn't have asked for better!

    Liz Cameron , Perthshire

  • Fantastic band that kept guests dancing all night. Played a great mix of ceilidh & modern. All our guests were very complimentary on how good the band was. THANK YOU!

    Christine McGowan, New Lanark Visitor Centre

  • Everyone thought CeilidhDonia were excellent in everyrespect. Many of our guests asked who they were and where we had found them. The individual band members were very friendly and kind.

    Sheena Savage, ARDROSSAN

  • CeilidhDonia are amazing!! They were exactly what we wanted for our wedding! They played a good mix of ceilidh songs and also some modern songs too! Our dancefloor was never empty and we got lots of comments about how good our band were!

    Emma Buchan, Peterhead

  • Hello Dave Just a wee email to thank all you guys very much for a wonderful performance on Saturday 6th December at the Station Hotel Ellon on our wedding day. We are very grateful for you all playing a part in our very special day. The reports we have received from our guests has been of the highest order. We have yet to hear one bad report and we reckon that bad report will never arrive. The dance floor was always packed, at some points people were actually having to wait for their turn to join the dance floor as it was that full at times so we have heard. As much as it is what we paid you guys for, your assessment and musical choice was second to none the whole evening from start to finish. If anyone we know asks if we know of any bands to perform at wedding receptions or similar we will highly recommend yourselves. We hope to see you perform again in the future. Once again we cannot express our gratitude enough for a fantastic evening of all tastes of music. Thank you one and all very much indeed, Stuart & Dawn Bartlet

    Stuart & Dawn Bartlet

  • HI Gill, Lesley here – just wanted to thank you and the guys SO much for being the best band ever. Sat night thankfully seems to have been a great success and I am just so please that everyone had a great party as that was my aim! We also raised £7,241 !! so delighted – not bad for a night everyone enjoying themselves! You will get lots of people wanting you as had lots of praise for you – Charlie kindly gave me your email – do you want people to email or call you (I don’t have your email if so). Anyway – thanks so much again for being so great with the kids too and I haven’t been to a “do” for a long time where EVERONE was up dancing from the beginning! Hope you all enjoyed it and thanks again to all for all your hard work – great cause and great party! Kind regards Lesley

    Lesley Kidd

  • CeilidhDonia were great. They had everyone up dancing and kept the atmosphere going all night.

    Hollie Paterson, Loughborough

  • Fabulous band! Their choice of music was just right for my event. Dance floor was full most of the night plus they were lovely people to deal with. Would have them back in a second.

    Allison Wallace, C oatbridge

  • We were very pleased with all aspects of their performance, arriving punctually, setting up unobtrusively & departing without fuss. They accepted any requests, kept the npise level down & were able to cater extremely well for a very wide age range.

    Allan Macintyre, Stirling

  • "The band were absolutely first class and they had the dancefloor going all night. They even let one of the guests do her songs during the interval which was amazing too.Would definitely book them again and recommend them to anyone wanting to put on a top party. Thanks alot guys. Great equipment, great musicians, great sound and top music choice, we loved it.

    Julia Craig, Sao Paulo

  • Fantastic! The dance floor was full all night and nearly 2 weeks later people are still commenting how brilliant the band were. My husband and I couldnt be more pleased with CeilidhDonia I am so greatful to them for making our wedding extra perfect! Thank you

    Eleanor McLean, brampton

  • They were brilliant - really good band. All my wedding guests were saying how great they were.

    karen anderson, stonehaven

  • Everyone loved the band, the Canadians who attended are raving about the Ceilidh. Great work.

    Craig Galloway, Westbank

  • Ceilidhdonia are an excellent band and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music they played - and thanks for letting the groom play lead guitar for a song!! People who don't normally dance were on the dancefloor which says it all!!

    Catriona Mutch, Linlithgow

  • The band went down amazingly well, everyone loved them and they gave a great, energetic performance. The mix of music suited our group really well. They even had to give in to the shouts of "encore" and play another song or two. Thanks very much, guys!

    Caroline Swan, Paisley

  • We had a fantastic day thank you, all went very smoothly and ceilidhdonia were excellent. Brilliant music, everyone joined in due to excellent direction for the dances, and they helped create a great atmosphere. Booking through you made the process so simple and we had confidence in the evenings entertainment turning up! Thanks again.

    Simon and Grace Mccarthy

  • What can I say ceilidhdonia were absolutely fabulous!! They really made the celebrations come to life and everybody had a fantastic time (especially us!!). I have had a few enquiries since as to who they were etc so I expect more bookings to be coming your way. Please pass on our gratitude for their efforts and fabulous playing to make our wedding a dream one - especially given the short notice and lack of space! Kind regards


  • Thank you for all your help booking Ceilidhdonia. We were delighted with the band - they were absolutely fantastic. Dave was an exceptionally patient and amusing caller, especially as half of us didn't even know our left from our right. The music was great and all our guests had a fabulous time. Even the men who never dance were up on the floor. One of the highlights of the wedding for me was the final set they played where all our guests were up dancing and everyone was laughing and smiling. The only disappointment was that they couldn't play longer! We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them.

    James and anna stevenson.

  • The band were great! - with the added bonus of Sandy Brechin playing with them that night.

    Jane Harte, Herberton