Lochrian Ceilidh Band

Members of the Lochrian Ensemble also play for the Lochrian Ceilidh Band. We are a professional acoustic band of two fiddles, whistle, bass guitar and bodhran.

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We provide live music with a Celtic twist for weddings, Burns Night suppers, parties, and fundraising events. We work with a number of callers for organised dancing (ceilidh, barn dancing) or we can just play background music to create an atmosphere for your event.

IMG_2536So what is a ceilidh/barn dance?

A ceilidh/barn dance is a social gathering that involves live music and traditional dancing from Scotland, Ireland and England.

Ceilidhs and barn dances are very sociable affairs offering the opportunity for everyone, young or old, to get involved in your event. No experience is necessary as a professional caller will talk you through all the dance steps and tailor the event to the specific needs of your guests.

We come complete with public liability insurance and a PA system.

As a band we are keen to promote traditional music and dancing amongst the younger generation and organise public family ceilidhs several times a year.

Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Lochrian-Ceilidh-Band/


Just to say a big ‘thank you’ to … your group of brilliant musicians for helping to make last night a great success. (Fundraiser for Dundry Village Hall 2014)

I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you both for your excellent and outstanding performance at our recent Burns Night evening … your musical interludes … made the evening perfect. It has been a long time since I attended a function where absolutely everyone, young and old, was quite so enthusiastic about their evening’s entertainment. … If anyone is ever wondering whether to book you or not, or wants to talk to someone for whom you have performed, please do not hesitate to refer them to me, it will be a pleasure to sing your praises. Thanks once again for a wonderful evening and we would certainly book you again if a suitable occasion arose.
Stephen Upshall (Secretary) On behalf of the Worshipful Master and members of Civitas Lodge (2013)


Please contact us about a quote, our availability or any further information you require on 01275 852568 email info@lochrianensemble.co.uk. Please include some information about the event for which you are considering live music as an option (e.g. evening wedding ceilidh, background music for a wedding reception, fundraising ceilidh, etc.), the date of the event, venue and approximate timings.