School ceilidhs - a rewarding, inclusive way to celebrate together

Over the last 20 years, our band members have provided many a good day's or nights' entertainment at both primary and secondary schools throughout central Scotland. Indeed, following the success of a school ceilidh it is not unusual for school staff, school council or the parent-teacher association to re-hire our band soon afterwards.

The great thing about ceilidhs for pupils of all ages is that the ceilidh can provide a focus for dance lessons - often during P.E. sessions, music classes, or occasionally during normal class time. Ceilidh dancing by its very nature is energetic, good fun and inclusive. It's also a great way for pupils and staff to keep fit whilst reeling, waltzing and jigging on the dance floor. The fact that our dance 'caller' takes everyone through the individual steps and movements associated with each dance, promotes confidence and self-belief amongst pupils. Beginners are particularly welcome at our ceilidhs - we have fun making mistakes together. It's a great way of teaching pupils that it's good to be able to make mistakes and laugh at themselves at the same time.


With primary school pupils and for those in the lower years at secondary school, it is worth noting that we are available to perform during school hours. There have been several primary schools in Glasgow and the West of Scotland that have booked us for such events to date.

A school ceilidh organised by Scotland's Ceilidh Band will -

Encourage social inclusion and a community spirit within a year group/s.
Develop self-confidence and belief amongst pupils whilst they have fun dancing.
Prove to be a worthwhile and novel sponsorship and fundraising idea.
Allow pupils and staff to celebrate the end of term in a memorable way.
Break the ice for a new intake of pupils into secondary school.
Encourage fitness and agility amongst pupils whilst they're having fun on the floor.

"We enjoyed ourselves from the moment we arrived - till the last waltz" The band were great and the caller did a magnificent job of including everyone" - J. Smith, Dalry

"I didn't know what to expect as it had been years since I had been to a ceilidh, let alone booked one! However, from the moment I contacted Scotland's Ceilidh Band, I received nothing but helpfulness and reassurance. My daughter's wedding will be remembered for years to come". - A. Harkness, Edinburgh

"We needed to raise money for charity at short notice and didn't know where to start. On the recommendation of one of our members we contacted Scotland's Ceilidh Band, and both the fundraising advice and the event itself surpassed all our expectations - we raised over £1000 on the night." - D. Jeffreys, Glasgow