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Why The Cutting Edge Ceilidh Band

Based in Perth and Dundee, The Cutting Edge Ceilidh Band have been performing together for over 25 years and are renowned for the quality and variety of their ceilidh and cover music. A great night always starts with some great ceilidh dances and The Cutting Edge specialise in playing ceilidh dances that get the party started. We want to fill the floor from the first dance to the last and have built a reputation on doing so.

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 Avicci, Mark Ronson, Kings of Leon, and timeless classics from Bowie, Elvis, Stevie Wonder – we play it all, brilliantly! Why 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 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 2024 and beyond. 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 traditional and modern ceilidh dances along with classic 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 3 or 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 full 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, Wake me Up Avicci, Black Magic Woman, Shut up and Dance, Bright Side of the Road, Brown Eyed Girl, Stuck In The Middle, 500 Miles, I’m On My Way, There Goes My Heart, Dance The Night Away, How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You, Time Of Your Life, Teenage Wedding, Twist And Shout, La Bamba, Let’s Dance, Power of Love, Valerie, Superstition, December 63.

Sit Down, Summer of 69, Use Somebody, Sex On Fire, Let’s Stick Together, Saw Her Standing There, Great Balls Of Fire, Johnnie B Goode, Sweet Home Chicago, Walking The Dog, Barefootin, Mustang Sally, Wagon Wheel, Uptown Funk.

See our extensive set list for further ceilidh dances and songs.

Sound Bites


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.
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.