The Pentlands Ceilidh Band arrived resplendent in their kilt outfits, nice to see a touch of tartan in a guest band. The boys’ professionalism didn’t end with their well-chosen attire, their music and friendly manner went down well with the appreciative audience. It was obvious this band are comfortable playing with each other and produced that tight melodic sound they have become renowned for. Some interesting harmonies and thoughtful arrangements were perfectly executed with apparent ease. Colin Brown and Derek Rae exchanged lead with Colin providing the powerful midi backing with young Gary Kellow knocking out the back-beat on drums.


Ian Cathcart (musician and chairman of Clydesdale Accordion & Fiddle Club)




 Thank you so much for such a fantastic evening. Everyone
 was saying how great the band was and it certainly
 contributed hugely to the success of the night.
 Hopefully see you again soon.
 Myra & Neil (wedding at Greyfriars Kirk Edinburgh)




Hi guys. Just to say a big thank you for your performance on Saturday. You are a wonderful band and kept everyone

up on their feet. It was a great conference and made all the better by yourselves.   

Well done!
Jane Brown
Robert Burns World Federation



Hi guys,

Apologies it is taking me so long to get in touch, but Kris and I wanted to drop you a quick message to say thank you so much for playing at the wedding at Traquair on the 13th August. The night was a huge success and that was largely in part of yourselves. You received loads of compliments from our guests and a number of people have asked for your details so safe to say you were a hit! We both felt you handled the night excellently, judging the crowd just right and keeping the dancefloor full. Everyone had aching muscles the next day! You were a pleasure to deal with and very accommodating to our requests and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you or book you again. 
Kindest Regards
Anna Lamont


Hi Derek, Scott and the rest of the PCB,


I just wanted to say a massive thank you (again) for your wonderful performance last Saturday.


The ceilidh/disco combination suited everybody, and we were delighted that you were able to persuade so many people to join in. The instruction you provided was just right, gently mocking our general ineptitude and praising effusively when we got something right !!!!


We would definitely be happy to ask you to perform at our next daughter’s wedding (but I’m hoping this will be a few years in the future …).


Melanie and I wish you all lots of success with your band in the future. You are all talented and dedicated musicians who clearly love what you do. Many congratulations !


Best Wishes,

Nigel Duthie


Just a note to say a big thank you for entertaining us last Friday at Dundas. We all enjoyed the party and the music played a massive part. The balance between ceildh and disco was perfect . We couldn't have made a better choice. True professionals!
Best wishes

Paul Chadwick

Dundas Castle South Queensferry

Just wanted to say thanks very much for playing at my partner's 40th last Saturday, despite our slightly shambolic attempts at ceilidh dancing you happily and patiently played on! It's much appreciated. You were also a pleasure to deal with.
We had loads of compliments about you and we'll have no hesitation recommending you to anyone who asks. - All the best for the future.

Aaron Sardesai

The Counting House Edinburgh

Just a quick thank you for playing at our wedding at orroco pier, I got a lot of good feedback from guests, particularly the english ones who didn't really know what ceilidh music was never mind how to do the dances! I particularly enjoyed what was probally the last dance you did which was massive and had two lines of guys n gals, think its strip the willow, but everybody loved it.

Richard Meldrum

Orrocco Pier South Queensferry

Just a huge thank you to everyone, for making the night a huge success.
Tricia and i had a wonderful time,

Thanks Again
Gary Staerck
Teviot Row House

Thank you so much –we had a brilliant night and everybody is saying how good the Band was! Sorry to not catch you as you left I would have liked to thank you all in person – please pass on our appreciation to the others.

Very Best Wishes
Ros and Alice Gunn

The Vu Bathgate

I just wanted to drop you a quick e-mail to say many thanks for the fantastic music you provided at our wedding 3 weeks ago. Everybody seemed to have a great time, and we've had countless people say to us how much they enjoyed the ceilidh, and how wonderful the music and dancing was, so many thanks.

Kind regards,
Fiona Duff/Layfield

Matfen Hall Northumbria

Could you please pass on thanks to the band and DJ that were at our wedding on 12th July Inchra Grangemouth. Everyone genuinely had a brilliant time, even Central Scotland fire brigade came. My wife and I will gladly recommend your services to anyone and everyone.

Stuart and Antoinette.

Inchyra Grange Grangemouth

One of the best bands around to make sure the dancing continues right through to the small hours and beyond.

Jura Music Festival 2008

Finally for those who still had strength and energy, the Pentlands Ceilidh Band took over the stage for the ceilidh, keeping attendees hopping and bopping well into the wee small hours.

Jura Music Festival 2008

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the FANTASTIC evening you gave everybody at our wedding..EVERYONE has told us what a great night it was and how good the band were,and especially how good YOU were (They all liked the way you gently persuaded folk to get up and dance, without FORCING obviously got the balance just right,so thank you!)...We are SO glad you all made it to Aberdeen on time and hope you did not get caught by any speed traps!!

Anyway,thank you SO much again for all that you did to make sure we had such a perfect evening!

Take care

Alison and Owen


Many of our guests commented on the quality of the band and your enthusiasm in getting people on their feet.
David and Avril Pearson

Just a wee note to say you and your lads were tremendous. Thank you – everyone keeps asking who you were. It was a truly fantastic night and you made it. The manager at the hotel said he never saw the dancefloor empty and the band were magnificent. Thank you for a really great night and making it special for Louise and Neil.
Thank you, Mary Poulson



On behalf of Bathgate Fabb Club I would like to thank your brilliant ceilidh band for keeping us on our feet all night long! You created a great atmosphere, made the steps seem simple for our international visitors as well as our disabled and non-disabled members. You provided a fun and professional service, just all round FABB-ulous! Thank you, Mhairi Robertson





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