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 tunes, Scottish country dancing 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, Virginia Reel, 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.

Next ceilidhs

We're playing for the Coigach Gathering evening dance on Saturday 1st July 2023, 7.30pm at the Achiltibuie Village Hall. More information at the Visit Coigach website. See you there!

We have other public and private events lined up in 2023 and 2024, including at Alvie, Avoch, Eathie, Gairloch, Rosemarkie and Roybridge. We'll be playing for a function at the Royal Highland Hotel in Inverness, and during Autumn and Winter for several ceilidh dances at Eden Court Theatre.

We'll be playing again at the North Kessock Village Hall New Year's Day fundraising dance, on 1st January 2024.

Black Isle Ceilidh Band

Where have we played recently?

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

We played for Black Isle community ceilidh dances at North Kessock Village Hall in January 2023, Resolis Memorial Hall in November 2022 and March 2023, and Rosemarkie Gordon Memorial Hall in October 2022.

Since early 2022 we've also played for private functions at the Kingsmills Hotel, Lochardil Hotel, Bogbain Farm and the Corriegarth Hotel in Inverness, Munlochy Hall, Poyntzfield, Rosemarkie Gordon Memorial Hall and the Ben Wyvis Hotel in Strathpeffer.

Cool Ceilidhs For Kids were free ceilidh dance workshops we organised for Black Isle families with primary-age children between June and October 2022 - supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland.

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.

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