Live Wedding Music in Scotland

Choosing the right music for weddings isn’t easy. Nothing but the perfect wedding music is good enough for the best day of your life. Let the team at Music For Scotland help you choose the right musical accompaniment for your special day.

From the start of your day to your evening celebration, your own carefully chosen musical accompaniment can make the day run like clockwork. A peaceful atmosphere of calmness and serenity can fill the morning, then fun and celebrations can kick off after the ceremony.

Our tailored wedding music packages are the perfect accompaniment to the events of the day. Whether you want to fill the air with rousing horns, heavenly strings, upbeat jazz or pop music at an appropriate time, we can provide a package of performers and styles to enhance your ideas.

Our music genres suggestions section will get you started, but please contact us if you need any assistance or inspiration.

The Wedding Breakfast

Classical or jazz musicians can bring peace and tranquility to the beginning of your day and also take part in the ceremony and drinks reception afterwards. Why not begin the special day with some well chosen classical pieces or jazz standards?

Recommended Styles: classical, jazz & blues   

The Wedding Ceremony

Music can form an integral part of the ceremony in many ways. A highland Piper is a popular way of announcing your arrival to the ceremony. The hymns can be led by a classical vocalist or accentuated by the presence of powerful brass, woodwind or string accompaniment. The ceremony itself can be all the more poignant when accompanied by a string quartet or classical harpist.

Recommended Artists: classical, pipers 

The Drinks Reception

The lively post-ceremony atmosphere of champagne and cocktails can be enhanced by upbeat solo jazz piano or a small group of classical or jazz performers. This will put your guests in the mood for the evening ahead and allow them to chat over how much they enjoyed the ceremony - without drowning out anyone’s conversation.

Recommended Artists: jazz & blues, classical

The Evening Reception

The main event of the evening is the time when everybody can relax and celebrate with friends and family and what better way to do so than with fantastic live entertainment. Choose from our roster of wedding bands and quality entertainers to make sure your night is one to remember. Music for weddings is very personal. Need help choosing the right song for the wedding first dance? Contact us for some ideas on wedding songs and popular tracks often performed by our wedding bands.

Recommended Artists: rock and pop , folk and ceildh , jazz & blues , specialist & tribute  

Looking For Guidance on Music Genres?

Rock and Pop

The rock ‘n’ roll of The Beatles and Rolling Stones to The Killers, glam rock from T-Rex and Slade, rock anthems from Queen and Bon Jovi – Music for Scotland’s rock and pop bands are guaranteed to get everyone dancing, whether they’re 7 or 70! Great guitar-based music that will make your event buzz with excitement is guaranteed.

Suitable for: wedding celebration party, University functions, corporate events, public live music venue and private parties.

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Jazz and Blues

Music for Scotland’s Jazz and Blues artists make an excellent choice as both background music and as the main attraction. Blues bands really get the atmosphere grooving with their upbeat, expressive and energetic shows. Our jazz bands and artists can give your event a real sense of style and panache. Choose from instrumental duos and trios and jazz vocalists and enjoy music from Sinatra, Gershwin, Porter, Alder and the Rat Pack.

Suitable for: weddings, private parties, background music, corporate events, cocktail receptions, dinner dances.

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Ceilidh bands

Over the past decade Ceilidh bands have become increasingly popular for weddings and other private functions. They create a very natural and communal energy, one that cannot help but get people dancing. Before long all your guests will be sharing a dance and a laugh with people they would not normally meet in other entertainment formats.

Suitable for: weddings, private parties, corporate events, university functions.

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Classical Music

There is no better way to add a sophisticated touch to your wedding than with a classical ensemble. Classical ensembles give an air of traditionalism to your event and are ideally suited to occasions requiring a lighter atmosphere. Artists can perform everything from traditional classical music such as Beethoven and Mozart, to arrangements of modern pop and film music. We can also provide harpists to add something a little bit more unique to your event.

Suitable for: wedding reception, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, after dinner music, background music, corporate events, church music.

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