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Why The Cutting Edge Ceilidh Band

The Cutting Edge Ceilidh Band has been performing together for over 25 years and are renowned for the quality and variety of our ceilidh and cover music. In our opinion a great night always starts with a couple of ceilidh dances and the Cutting Edge specialises in playing great ceilidh dances and getting the party started.

We are no ordinary Ceilidh Band, browse our extensive Set-List and you will see that no other band comes close to matching our musical depth including modern classics from Dakota and Maroon5 and timeless classics from Bowie and Stevie Wonder – we play it all! We settle for less?

The band is 100% reliable, all bookings are contractually confirmed and when you book the Cutting Edge, you can guarantee the performance will always match our videos and sound bites – we always turn up and don’t cancel bookings.

We are renowned for our professionalism and flexibility, comprising only the best and experienced musicians in Scotland, who have perfected their performing skills on the road for over 25 years. Our corporate clients ask us back year on year!

Now taking bookings for 2022 and 2023. Book early to avoid disappointment!


Ceilidh Band supremos The Cutting Edge are Scotland’s finest and are the perfect entertainment for every special event.

Playing a contemporary mix of rocky ceilidh dances along with modern covers, we guarantee to fill the floor on every occasion.
Weddings, Parties, Student and Corporate events are our specialty, playing all over the UK from Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, St. Andrews and everywhere in between.

The Cutting Edge Ceilidh Band is available as a rocky 4 piece band or for extra special occasions a 7 piece band featuring an incredible brass section. Yes, ceilidh dancing with an amazing horn section!

The Cutting Edge Ceilidh Band comes with one of Scotland’s top dance callers, 6 times world Highland Dancing Champion, Deryck Mitchelson, making ceilidh dancing fun for everyone whether new to ceilidh dancing or experienced. Can any other band offer that?

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Typical Set List

No ceilidh is ever the same and we provide fully flexibility to arrange our musical set-list to match our clients demands. Our typical night would feature around 60% ceilidh and 40% rocky covers, this can be personalised providing more ceilidh or covers. Just ask!

Ceilidh Dances

Gay Gordons, Dashing White Sergeant, Strip The Willow, Military Two Step, Virginia Reel, Canadian Bar Dance, Scottish Waltz, Eightsome Reel, Eva Three Step, Broon’s Reel, St. Bernard’s Waltz, Britannia Two Step

Swedish Masquerade, Reel of the 51st, Posties Jig, Flying Scotsman, Circassion Circle, Pride of Erin Waltz. Flying Scotsman, Cumberland Reel,, Duke of Perth, Hamilton House

Rock & Pop Covers

Moves Like Jagger, Long Train Running, Black Magic Woman, Oye Coma Va, Unchain My Heart, Bright Side of the Road, Brown Eyed Girl, Stuck In The Middle, 500 Miles, I’m On My Way, Young At Heart, There Goes My Heart, Dance The Night Away, How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, Pebbles On The Beach, Cocaine, Time Of Your Life, C’est La Vie, Twist And Shout, Sweet Home Alabama, The Joker

Addicted To Love, Sit Down, Summer of 69, You Do Something To Me, Message In A Bottle, Walking On The Moon, Rocks Off, Use Somebody, Sex On Fire, Honky Tonk Woman, Let’s Stick Together, Saw Her Standing There, Great Balls Of Fire, Johnnie B Goode, Ballad of John and Yoko, Sweet Home Chicago, Dimples, Walking The Dog, Barefootin, Mustang Sally, Brown Sugar, Need Your Love So Bad

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The Cutting Edge ceilidh band encourages potential customers to come and hear the band live. Where this is not possible visit the bands youtube website and view us in action.
Our standard charges are for a 4 hour gig starting at 8.00 pm and finishing at 12.00 midnight, with a minimum 30 min break.
The band where possible will accommodate all prior requests to finish after midnight. There will be an additional charge for late finishes which will be agreed up front before playing commences.
The band will arrive 45 minutes before we are due to start playing.
The Cutting Edge is uniquely placed in that it’s keyboard player is a qualified dance teacher. He ensures that all ceilidh dances are explained in a fun and easy to learn way – ensuring the success of your night.
We have worked with one of Dundee’s top DJs to put together a set of music relevant for playing at weddings and corporate events via a laptop or iPod. Alternatively bring your own iPod along and we will connect it up.
The Cutting Edge has 4 core band members. Where one is ill we always bring along a replacement of at least the same musical standard – someone who has played with the band previously. This very rarely happens, we like to always bring the core band.
We have lighting devices that are sufficient for most venues.
Use the Contact Us form and we will be in touch usually withing 1 hr. All bookings are by contract with a deposit required at the time of booking.
In the event of regulations changing and events therefore being cancelled, we will move your deposit onto a future date.


Piperdam, 50th Birthday – Aug 2021

You guys were absolutely flawless! The floor was full night.

James Watt

Wedding Forfar – July 2021

Just wanted to say a big thank you for playing at my daughters wedding. You were so good, everyone was commenting. The dance floor was packed from start to finish, thank you so much.

Emma Matthews

Sport & Exercise Institute Dundee University – Apr 2019

On behalf of our conference organizing team, I wanted to say a massive thank you for Wednesday night. I wasn’t sure how the English people would take to a ceilidh but it was fantastic!! The feedback about it has been excellent so a huge thank you

Helen Collins

Taypark Hotel – July 2021

Thank you so much! You made our wedding night the best party ever!

Fernie Castle Wedding – July 2021

Thank you very much guys, absolutely brilliant!!!

Derek Vause – Groom

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