The Trooters Ceilidh Band
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The Trooters Scottish Ceilidh Band
 Weddings, Ceilidhs, Parties

The Trooters at the Niel Gow Festival


The Trooters Ceilidh Band

A lively and enthusiastic ceilidh band based in Scotland. Consisting of accordion, fiddle, piano (other instruments can be added if required) they play a refreshing mixture of Celtic music predominantly from Scotland and Ireland for dancing. As the name suggests the 'Trooters' are passionate fishermen and they embark on the annual Troot Tour.

Whether its a wedding, ceilidh, party or corporate function, the band are sure to make your special occasion a day to remember.

The ceilidh band play lively sets of Jigs, Reels and Marches for such well known set dances as The Dashing White Sergeant, Strip the Willow, Duke of Perth, Virginia Reel and many others including The Witches Reel, The Flying Scotsman, Cumberland Square Eight, etc. whilst blending with couple dances such as Waltzes, The Gay Gordons, Military Two-step, Britannia Two-Step,  St Bernard's Waltz and the Canadian Barn Dance. The band is continually adding new dances to there repertoire from Scotland whilst picking up the odd dance from their world travels!

Scottish Ceilidh Band at Blair Castle

The band are in big demand in Scotland and abroad at weddings, ceilidhs, folk festivals, Burns suppers, St Andrew's celebrations, corporate functions and Scottish nights throughout Scotland (Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh, Dundee, Kirkaldy, Ayr, Nairn, Kinross, Oban, Mull, Skye, Braemar, Pitlochry, Crieff, Auchtermuchty, Dunkeld, Perth, Blairgowrie, Forfar, St Andrews, Dunfermline, Montrose, Aviemore, Falkirk, Grangemouth, East Kilbride, Kilmarnock, Renfrew, Glenrothes, Stirling, Duns, Airdrie, Kilmarnock, Hamilton, Arbroath - to name but a few) and beyond - distance is no object! The band members are regular international visitors to far away places such as Norway, The Bahamas, Sweden,  Lithuania, Wales, Ireland, Canada, Greece, USA, Azerbaijan  and England where they entertain with dances from Scotland, Ireland, England, America and Bohemia! 

The band features former members of bands such as Black Eyed Biddy, The Benachally Ceilidh Band, The Dougie MacLean Band, An Teallach, The Loose Moose Ceilidh Band and Heritage. Between them they boast numerous BBC Radio Scotland broadcasts such as Take The Floor, Travelling Folk, Mr Andersonís Fine Tunes and the Reel Blend.

Below are a few examples of customer testimonials. For a more extensive list click here

"Seeking a ceilidh band to perform at The Scottish Bahamian Society's annual ball some years ago, I selected the band from the listings just because I grew up in Tayside myself. They came, they played and they conquered our hearts. We love them and have them over annually to play for an eclectic grouping of expatriates from all over the world, as well as for the native Bahamians and nostalgic Scots. They have everybody up on the floor in a heartbeat. And they are fondly remembered by all the school children here in Nassau who have enjoyed the music and the dance of The Ceilidh Band. A guaranteed great performance every time, no matter how sophisticated or otherwise the occasion! The Ceilidh Band members are wonderful ambassadors for Scottish culture and the music in particular."

"I would like to say a very big thank you very much for making R & A's wedding dance such a terrific success. I've never seen so many people up on a dance floor - young & mature - thoroughly enjoying themselves so much. We appreciated that the caller's contribution was a great bonus."

The Trooters ceilidh band can provide an experienced dance caller who will lead you through the dances if required.

The Ceilidh Band CD 'Happy Feet' is described as "great" or "terrific" or "wonderful" by Scots Magazine. 

Read about the line up by clicking Band Members



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