Black Isle Ceilidh Band

We're a ceilidh dance band based on the Black Isle near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands.

Our friendly band comprises Kenny Fraser (fiddle), Hugh Marwick (whistle) and Chris Rasdale (guitar). We're long established on the Scottish music and ceilidh dance scene and our sound is authentically traditional, with a repertoire of Highland pipe and session tunes.

We play at ceilidh dances, weddings, functions, traditional music sessions and community events around the local area of Fortrose, Rosemarkie, Avoch, Cromarty, Munlochy and North Kessock. We also travel to Inverness, Dingwall, Nairn, Forres, Tain and further afield in the Highland region.

We'll play for the Dashing White Sergeant, Strip The Willow, Gay Gordons, Canadian Barn Dance, Highland Schottische, Eightsome Reel, Military Two Step, St Bernard's Waltz and other popular ceilidh dance favourites. We also have some fun dances for families with children.

Community Ceilidh in Rosemarkie
3pm Saturday 22nd October 2022

We're holding on a Community Ceilidh at the Rosemarkie Gordon Memorial Hall on from 3pm to 5pm. This is open to the Black Isle community, young and old, including participants from the Cool Ceilidhs For Kids.

Tickets available on the door: £5 adult, 16-and-under FREE (no need to book). Avoch Primary Parent Council will be providing refreshments.

Cool Ceilidhs For Kids were free ceilidh dance workshops we organised for Black Isle families with primary-age children, between June and October 2022.

Lochardil Hotel music session

We're playing live music sessions at the Lochardil Hotel in Inverness from 8pm to 10pm every couple of weeks, for residents and non-resident guests in the restaurant and lounge bar. The next session is on .

Other events

We have private functions as well as public events lined up in 2022 and 2023, including at Munlochy Hall, at North Kessock Village Hall and the Ben Wyvis Hotel in Strathpeffer.

Black Isle Ceilidh Band

Where have we played recently?

Between June and October 2022 we organised free Cool Ceilidhs For Kids dance workshops for Black Isle families with primary-age children.

In September 2022 we played for a wedding dance at Bogbain Farm in Inverness.

In August 2022 we played for the Summer Festival Ceilidh at Brodie Castle.

During Winter 2021 we played at the Botanic House live music venue in Inverness for popular ceilidh dance nights.

We've played in recent years for local functions, community fundraising and charity events around the Black Isle.

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