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It’s No’ Reel Ceilidh Band

About It’s No’ Reel Ceilidh Band

The UK’s Best Wedding Ceilidh Band…

The UK’s best Wedding Ceilidh Band. With a mix of Scottish & Irish tunes, don’t miss out, book the UK’s best selling Ceilidh band for your event.

It’s No’ Reel is one of the UK’s top professional Scottish ceilidh bands who have a long track-record of performing top-quality, competitively-priced ceilidhs for weddings, parties, celebrations and corporate events. Over the years, this Scottish ceilidh band have shared the stage with acts such as Jack Penate, The Klaxons, Edith Bowman, Newton Faulkner, and Bombay Bicycle Club, amongst many others.

It’s No’ Reel have ceilidh’d at hundreds of events and weddings throughout the UK, from wee village halls right up to Hopetoun House, Gleneagles, Cameron House and Edinburgh Castle, and even as far as Bracciano Castle (Italy) and The French Riviera. The band recently performed at the BBC Scotland Hogmanay Show.

As one of only a handful of professional ceilidh bands, It’s No’ Reel Ceilidh Band is made up of musicians who have studied at some of the UK’s top conservatoires: The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD)The Royal Northern College of Music and Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

It’s No’ Reel Ceilidh Band perform tight, exciting sets of good Scottish and Irish tunes, with ceilidh dances which are called by Tom to ensure all your guests dance the night away.

Ceilidhs are highly-social, energetic, fun events, and It’s No’ Reel expertly lead guests with clear dance-calling instructions for every dance – even total ceilidh amateurs (and English people!) can have a great night. It’s simply the best way to break the ice and get to know people!

What they say about ‘It’s No Reel Ceilidh Band’?

Quote from previous clients –

“Incredibly professional, young, attractive, friendly, helpful, amazing group who were the talk of our wedding. We just need to have an anniversary party so we can book them again!”

 It’s No’ Reel Ceilidh Bands Highlights…

  • 4-hour hire (8pm-midnight, with a break or two)
  • 3-, 4- or 5-piece line-ups available*:
    3-piece: fiddle/keys&caller/drums
    4-piece: 2xfiddles/keys&caller/drums
    5-piece: 2xfiddles/keys&caller/drums/bass
  • all dances called by highly experienced caller
  • optional 45-minute mini-disco set included
  • all electrical equipment PAT tested
  • includes public liability insurance to £10mil
  • if it’s your wedding, your choice of tune for first dance
  • setup must be 1 hour directly before we play, we charge for early setups
  • 4-hour hire can be extended – please ask when enquiring
  • free DJ after the Live set until 12midnight

In Conclusion :

In conclusion It’s No’ Reel Ceilidh Band are the UK’s Best Wedding Ceilidh Band for Hire as a result of their incredible sound, extreme knowledge of Ceilidh Dances, fabulous caller and incredible professionalism.

It’s No’ Reel Ceilidh Band is an ideal booking for events such as weddingscorporate events and private parties.

Added Extras :

DJ Package
It’s No’ Reel Ceilidh Band can keep the party going after his live set therefore keeping your guests on the dace floor with his DJ package. DJ package includes the latest DJ software (with vast amount of popular songs from all eras); Act manning and basic announcements in addition to taking requests. Consequently our acts don’t just press play from a laptop, they tailor a DJ package suited to your guests! DJ service runs up until midnight

Need a Microphone for the Speeches?
No problem! Rather than you worrying It’s No’ Reel Ceilidh Band can provide and set up a high-quality wireless microphone system for you to use at your top table. And at no extra cost to you therefore saving you the hassle on your big day.

SHHHHHHH!!! – DB Limiter Friendly 
It’s No’ Reel Ceilidh Band now also offers a ‘sound limiter friendly’ package free of charge, meaning that we can offer a full on live performance even if you have noise restrictions

It’s No’ Reel Ceilidh Band can add that personal touch to your Wedding too. By going on step further than any other band by learning 2 songs specifically for you. Whether that is your First Dance and a Father/Daughter Dance – or just a song that is special to you both – they take the time to learn and prepare in advance of your big day.


Visit the UK’s best Wedding Ceilidh Band’s youtube playlist & sound cloud playlist 🙂

From £990.00

It’s No’ Reel Ceilidh Band Testimonials

Incredibly professional, young, attractive, friendly, helpful, amazing group who were the talk of our wedding. We just need to have an anniversary party so we can book them again!

Abbey & Barry, Wedding Ceilidh

We're so glad we chose It's No' Reel as our wedding band! They were an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. We were drawn into their lovely website by the amazing Game of Thrones cover video. Organising everything via email was so easy, and it was refreshing to get a clear idea of what was involved early on. Not only were they super professional on the day, they were also great fun and really responded to our guests on the dance floor by switching between ceilidh and our favourite dance tunes. Seeing my parents dance to 'House of Pain - Jump Around' was a personal highlight... The non-Scottish guests got the hang of the ceilidh moves in no time thanks to the great caller. Our guests were raving about the band for weeks afterwards. We couldn't recommend them highly enough!

Beth and Craig MacDougall, Wedding Ceilidh

We recently hired “It’s No’ Reel” for our wedding and were extremely pleased. Right from the beginning, communicating with the band was easy and stress free. The band arrived on time and set up without disturbing our reception in the next room. The band played exceptionally and everyone had a wonderful time. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great band!

Rachel Kreuger, Private Wedding

Quite simply, it could not have been a better night.

Al l’Shermond, Private Wedding

A thoroughly excellent band! – Extremely easy to deal with, happy to be flexible to our requirements and to respond to the atmosphere in the room. The boys really helped to make an electric atmosphere after what had been a pretty full on day for our participants in the Bowmore Ben Nevis Challenge

Helen MacGregor, Capability Scotland

A massive thank you to you and the guys for such a wonderful evening at our wedding in France!

You made the evening a night to remember for everyone and all of our guests were raving about you. Even our French neighbours, who had come up for a glass of wine and a 'mosey about', were highly entertained. We greatly appreciate the distance you travelled and the long night you had on Saturday but the wedding wouldn't have been the same without you. Having every dance danced to by guests, many of who had never ceilidhed before was better than we expected, especially with the heat!

You were a pleasure to deal with in the months before and on the day, nothing seemed like it was too much trouble. We would be happy to recommend you to anyone considering a ceilidh band as you were without doubt the best, most entertaining and fun band we have come across

Rebecca & Ally Cameron, Wedding Ceilidh

A big, big thanks to you and It's No' Reel for coming to play at our wedding in Staffordshire - you guys were an immense success! Everything was seamless, from the correspondence before the wedding to the performance on the night. As we had guests from all over the world, only a handful were familiar with ceilidh dancing but thanks to your brilliant calling and great tunes you managed to get everyone up on the dance floor (even the least likely!) from our 8yr old Australian nephew to our parents and grandparents. We had such a wonderful time and the Strip the Willow finalé will go down as wedding legend amongst our friends! I would recommend you to anyone and everyone planning a party requiring top class entertainment that will be remembered.

Lisa & Grafton Hand, Wedding Ceilidh

Sample Set List

Example Set List :

Gay Gordon's
Military Two-Step
Canadian Barn Dance (trad, agr, prog)
Dashing White Sergeant
Swedish Masquerade
Virginia Reel
Flying Scotsman
The Basket
St Bernard's Waltz
Free Waltz
Circassian Circle
Regular and Orcadian Strip the Willow


Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

4 Hour Hire


West Midlands




East Midlands


North East

Leeds£2,154.00Northumberland£2,154.00Durham£2,154.00East Yorkshire£2,154.00North Yorkshire£2,154.00South Yorkshire£2,154.00Tyne and Wear£2,154.00West Yorkshire£2,154.00

North West



Stirlingshire£1,254.00West Lothian£1,314.00Sutherland£2,034.00Edinburgh£1,194.00Perth£1,314.00Midlothian£1,254.00Lanarkshire£1,194.00Inverness£1,794.00Glasgow£1,194.00Fife£1,254.00East Lothian£1,254.00Dumfriesshire£1,374.00Ayrshire£1,194.00Aberdeen£1,734.00

South East

Oxfordshire£2,454.00West Sussex£2,454.00Surrey£2,454.00Essex£2,454.00Kent£2,454.00Isle of Wight£2,454.00Middlesex£2,454.00Bedfordshire£2,454.00Berkshire£2,454.00Buckinghamshire£2,454.00East Sussex£2,454.00London£2,454.00Sussex£2,454.00Hertfordshire£2,454.00Hampshire£2,454.00

South West





Q: Why have a ceilidh?

A: Celebrate your special event with a traditional, exciting, and fun night. It's No' Reel are one of the most up-beat, lively, and engaging ceilidh bands in the business. A ceilidh is a great way to break the ice: as with so many events (particularly weddings) many of the guests don't know each other, and a ceilidh is the perfect way for people to mingle, dance, and get to know each other in a really exciting, fun way.

Q: Can we choose a song for you to learn for our first dance?

A: Of course, however, please give us 4 weeks notice if you would like us to play it on our instruments. Otherwise, you can put it on an iPod, or let us know what it is and we'll make sure it's on our DJ system.

Q: How long do you play for?

A: Most ceilidhs are a 4-hour hire between 8pm and 12 midnight, with a 30-45 minute break somewhere in-between (we're very flexible where this break goes, but normally if there's a buffet that's a good time for us to take the break). During the break we'll play appropriate background music at a reduced volume, or you are welcome to provide your own iPod. Also, we've got our excellent mini-disco option, which is included as standard in the hire to break-up the ceilidh sets. We're very experienced at judging the room and giving a good mix anyway. The 4-hour set can be extended - speak to your Hville coordinator when enquiring.

Q: There's going to be guests there who have never done a ceilidh, should I book a DJ instead?

A: Absolutely not! It's No' Reel are expert at guiding even the most amateur dancers through the ceilidh dances - we've performed for many events where there haven't been any Scottish people in the room, and they've all still had a great time! Our caller is really fantastic at explaining dances in a fun, engaging way so that everyone is up dancing.

Q: How far will you travel for an event?

A: We regularly travel throughout the UK - this season alone sees us perform ceilidhs throughout Scotland, and in Tunbridge Wells, Stafford, Manchester, Cheshire, London, Leeds, Liverpool, Rome...

Q: What time will you turn up, and how long does it take for you to set up?

A: We will arrive approximately 1 hour prior to when we are billed to play to get setup and sound-checked. If you require us to arrive earlier than this, we will charge extra for early setups.

Q: What kind of music do you play?

A: We play a wide selection of popular Scottish and Irish tunes, along with a few surprises along the way...

Q: What equipment do you carry?

A: We carry professional PA gear (with a spare of pretty much everything!), and up lighters to add an ambience to the dance space.

Q: What is the band’s dress code?

A: Kilts! (Unless the weather is truly adverse!)

Q: How much space do you require?

A: Generally speaking, 4m W by 1.5m D would be a good estimate for our 3-piece band. If the room has a stage, that's always preferable as it gives us and the dancers a bit of separation.

Q: What does the mini-disco entail?

A: The mini-disco/DJ package is a brilliant way of giving your guests the perfect mix of ceilidh and disco music. Normally the mini-disco comes somewhere in the middle to break-up the sets and lasts up to 45 minutes, but we can be flexible. We encourage our clients to send us a list of 25-30 tracks that we will aim to include in the set, and it also gives us a good idea of the sort of music you're into too! Scott, the DJ, mixes the tracks using a Numark interface and MacBook Pro, and whilst it is a mini-disco, he can still take requests too!

Q: Do you have Public Liability Insurance, and is your electrical equipment PAT tested?

A: Yes to both - certificates available on demand.

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