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Brilliant wedding in Edinburgh's Old Town at Marlin's Wynd

HotScotch Ceilidh Band were back playing in the heart of Edinburgh last weekend for a wedding in the historic venue Marlin's Wynd. In the heart of the Old Town, the reception area is part of a typical Edinburgh Georgian tenement built in 1787, while the cellars below - part of the original Marlin's Wynd - were date back to 1540's. The arched doorways open out to a wide stone staircase which leads down through the centuries into the stunningly renovated stone vaults of Marlin's Wynd. It is run by Unusual Venues Edinburgh, who also operate The Caves and The Rowantree, both equally stunning settings for a wedding or event further down the Cowgate.

Marlin's Wynd, Edinburgh
Marlin's Wynd, Edinburgh


The first part of the night was a lively ceilidh set, with many of the popular ceilidh dances such as The Gay Gordons, Dashing With Sergeant, Strip the Willow, Canadian Barn Dance, Military Two-Step and Virginia Reel to name but a few, with the final ceilidh dance being an Arcadian Strip the Willow led by the bride and groom.

Edinburgh's premier Ceilidh band HotScotch
HotScotch Ceilidh Band, Edinburgh

The second part of the night was a DJ set with a great selection of music and many requests from the guests during the night too.

After-ceilidh disco set at Marlin's Wynd
After-Ceilidh Disco Set
DJ Mike on the decks for the disco set after the ceilidh dancing
DJ Mike on the decks for the disco














In the next month, the ceilidh band will be playing in Dundee, Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders and Greenock and on Tuesday 4th October, HotScotch will be back playing for one of the regular public ceilidhs run by Edinburgh Ceilidh Club at Summerhall. Tickets for this are available on the Ceilidh Club Website


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