Why book a Ceilidh band for a wedding reception or you're function?
for some can be a most daunting and time-consuming experience. You
personally may already favour a certain style of music or type of band
but .... will this suit your guests? What range of ages are going to
be present at the wedding reception or you're function? What if the
guest have never attended a Scottish Ceilidh Dance before?
Whigmaleerie although primarily a Ceilidh band, will cater for the
different tastes of your guests by playing a variety of music from the
1950's through to modern covers in; country, rock and pop
and this is where our 25 years expertise comes into its own, by
having the ability to read the audience and adapt our music to suit.
What might be required musically at the start of an evening for
example, might be totally different during, or towards the end of the
the time you are in contact with Whigmaleerie Ceilidh Band we will
endeavour to suit you're needs and that of your wedding or function
guests and you can be assured that we will have your best interests in
mind at all times.
Some of the people attending our function have never attended a
Scottish Ceilidh Dance?
Whigmaleerie are a live band (not relying on backing tracks) this
gives us great flexibility when calling the Ceilidh dances for your
guests. We can stop & start, speed up and slow down and generally have
a bit of fun with the crowd as we Call the dance, this can be seen by
viewing on some of our
Live Video Clips. Please be aware that picture and sound quality
vary on the video clips as they are from live performances taken on
different types and quality of equipment.
Although, as we have already mentioned, call the Ceilidh Dances or
Scottish Dances. If you, or your guests, would like to have some prior
knowledge on 'how to do' some of the dances, we have put together
Ceilidh Dance Tutorial on Video gathered from different sources,
which we feel are easy to follow.
Does Whigmaleerie have its own Disco DJ?
Yes, we have our own Disco if required, which we also use for
background music during the bands breaks. You may also have compiled
your own CD for use at your function and we will happily accommodate
you if that is the case. We would suggest however that you be guided
by the bands experience at what point or points in the function that
the Disco is used and this should be discussed with the band prior to
the event. There has been many a good night ruined by the disco being
used at the wrong time.
How long does the Band play for and what is the Cost?
How long the Band plays for at a Wedding or function has to be
assessed to meet the needs of the individual event. For Example; what
time approximately will the meal finish, is tea or sandwiches being
served at a specific time for the evening guests, is there a buffet
being served through the evening, approximate start and finish time
etc, etc. This can all be discussed and planned with the band prior to
Sometimes weddings, functions and other events may not run according
pre-planned scheduals - do not panic.
Whigmaleerie are experienced performers at weddings and functions and can
easily adapt to any changes. The band will usually perform for 3 - 4
hours including breaks. This can be changed to suit our client's
Costs vary according to the type of function, length of
time we play, travelling, arrival & finish times and if the Disco is
required. Locally (Aberdeenshire and Moray) the fee can vary from £800,
however performances out with this area may require an additional
amount to cover travel costs and accommodation. For a quote please Contact
US to discuss your specific requirements.
Entertainment Agency Advise - “DON'T scrimp and save on the band. Time wise the
band will take up a third of your wedding day, so arguably they
should be paid a third of your total wedding budget! Fortunately
this is not the case, but they are the mainstay of the wedding and
therefore need to be very good. The average price of a top quality
function band is between £850 and £1250,
which is less than 10% of
the total cost of the average Scottish Highland wedding. Be
suspicious of any band offering their services for less - for
Due to the continuing downturn in the economic climate,
Whigmaleerie have maintained their current pricing structure
since 2009, therefore ensuring that our clients enjoy great
value for money.