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Here's what some of our past clients have said after booking HotScotch

Hi Paul,
Just wanted to send on our thanks for playing at our wedding on Saturday. We had the best day and HotScotch really helped make that happen with many people coming up to me and commenting on how good you all were.
Hope to see you at a ceilidh soon,
Rob & Caitlin 

Broxmouth Courtyard - September 2023


Just wanted to thank you again for playing at our party on Sunday night. We had a great time and loads of guests commented on how good the band was. 

Best wishes,


Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre - August 2023

Could not recommend HotScotch Ceilidh Band enough. We hired them for our university Christmas ceilidh and the music was amazing! Everyone had such a good time. The booking process was so easy, great communication with Paul. Thank you so much again for a brilliant night.


Edinburgh University MAPE Christmas Ceilidh, O2 Academy, Edinburgh - December 2022

Now that the dust has settled, and we have returned to Canada to resume our normal activities, Tanya and I would like to thank you for bringing such joy to our wedding, at Edinburgh Zoo, and for creating such an amazing evening. 

You received praises from many of our guests and we have passed along your band information to a few friends who were perhaps looking to hire a ceilidh band for an upcoming event.

Everyone, in HotScotch, played so well and you achieved the exact sound I heard in my head when visualising the evening all those years ago. 

Philip & Tanya

Edinburgh Zoo - July 2022

The band were amazing, both playing and calling the ceilidh, explaining so that even the first timers were enjoying themselves and by the end the floor was packed.

The DJ set afterwards kept the party going well into the evening, playing our requests and making sure everyone had a good time.

Communication was quick and helpful throughout the booking process and we would highly recommend HotScotch to anyone looking for a wedding ceilidh band. Thank you!

Catherine and Joe

Carberry Tower - November 2021


Hi all,

We just wanted to say a quick thank you for playing at our wedding on Thursday. We had literally the most perfect day.

Everyone really enjoyed the ceilidh dancing (even if most people were completely useless!) and the disco. It was so nice to see all our guests up dancing for pretty much the whole evening and we couldn't have done it without you.

Thanks so much for adding to our special day.

Best Wishes,

Emma and Sam

Orocco Pier, South Queensferry - October 2021


Dear Paul

I wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you again for such an amazing performance for our wedding at Swanston on 2nd November. We had such a great time and really enjoyed all your music and dances. We look forward to seeing you at a Ceilidh again soon! 

Alexander & Louise

Swanston Brasserie - November 2019

Hi Paul

Just wanted to say a huge thank you once again to you and the other band members for doing an absolutely amazing job at the wedding ceilidh!  We had so many guests say to us later that night and at breakfast the next day how much fun they had. We had an amazing time, glad you talked us through the steps as we were both pretty rusty! Had an absolute blast attempting the Troika, that was a new one for us!

Marge & David

Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh - June 2019


Hi Paul,

We're just back from our honeymoon and wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and the band for playing at our wedding. It was an absolute joy to hear you play and thoroughly enjoyed your set. It was a pleasure to have you all there and we're delighted that we chose HotScotch Ceilidh Band to to help us celebrate our special day.

Sarah & Willie
Gean House - September 2018

Hi Paul, 

Thanks again to you and the band for playing at our wedding last weekend, everyone loved the dances, the DJ set after was great, and you were a pleasure to deal with before the event. I know you probably do a lot of weddings so it was nice to see you enjoying it so much and smiling, we appreciated it!

Fiona & Peter
Edinburgh City Chambers - May 2018

Hi Paul,
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your band for playing at our wedding last week. 
Your ceilidh was fantastic and it was great to see everyone enjoying the classic Gay Gordons and Dashing White Sergeant, my favourite.  I really enjoyed when you played faster and then watching everyone keep up.  
Thank you for playing a great variation of tunes after the evening buffet and finishing with Loch Lomond then Auld Lang Syne, the whole evening was so memorable and wouldn’t have been the same without your entertainment.
Thanks again,

Gillian & Allan
Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh - March 2018

Dear Paul
Thank you so much for playing at Catriona's 21st. Hugh, Cat and myself so enjoyed your band, the choice of dances and the calling.
We had so many complements about the evening, but I said that it was the component parts that made it and you and the band were a major part.
I will of course recommend you if asked for a band 
Many thanks again.

Mrs Marston
Aberlady Village Hall - September 2017

Dear Paul & HotScotch Ceilidh Band
Thank you very much for your fabulous performance at our wedding! You are all superbly professional and immensely talented. your choice of music was perfect, the dance calling really helpful and clear and all the guests were raving about you three afterwards. We were so happy to have found such incredible musicians and more so that you agreed to play at our wedding ceilidh. Thank you again for the fantastic performance.

Liana & Mark
Balbirnie House Hotel - May 2017

Dear Paul & HotScotch Band,
We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for your wonderful playing at our wedding ceilidh. 
All our guests commented on your excellent musicianship and playing.
We thoroughly enjoyed the ceilidh - especially our Japanese guests who were absolutely thrilled. With the greatest appreciation and thanks.

Stuart & Keiko
Edinburgh Zoo - March 2017

Hi Paul, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and HotScotch Ceilidh Band for an absolutely brilliant evening on Saturday. Everyone had such a great time, and a lot of people are saying you're the best ceilidh band they've heard. Spot on!

Fraser Norris
Teviot Row - Edinburgh January 2017

Good Afternoon Paul
Just wanted to thank you again for HotScotch's contribution to our celebration on Saturday. 
A lovely night was had by all, HotScotch flowed & kept our dancing steps just right & from the young to the old many took part & loved it. John & I loved hearing you play Scottish music. Many Thanks.

Katrina & John
Trades Hall - Glasgow January 2017

Hi Paul
I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic music which Hot Scotch Ceilidh Band played at my 40th party. I had so many positive comments from the party guests about the music including people asking for the band details for future events (I'm sure you're not short of bookings but hopefully the enquires will lead to more!). I had an excellent night and the quality of the music was one of the highlights for me.
Thank you again, best wishes for the future and I hope to see you play in Edinburgh soon

Queen Charlotte Rooms, Edinburgh - January 2016

Hi Paul, 
The ceilidh was a huge success on our wedding day and still commented on by guests a year later, you all judged the mood perfectly and had no problem talking through and explaining all dances clearly to an audience who had not ceilidhed previous. 
You were all super professional throughout and would recommended in future.

Arthur & Jenny
Balbirnie House Hotel - September 2015

Hi Paul
Just wanted to say thank you SO much for playing at our wedding at Glenbervie House on 16th August. You guys were absolutely fantastic - we couldn't have wished for more! ALL our guests loved the ceilidh and said that it was the best wedding they had ever been to (especially those that had travelled up from England). They were so impressed with the quality of sound from your 3-piece set
up - just amazing. Would highly recommend you guys to anyone and thanks again for making our night! We hope you enjoyed it too.

Pauline & Neil
Glenbervie House Hotel - August 2015

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding at Guthrie castle. All of our guests absolutely loved the Ceilidh dancing. It was amazing to see our Scottish, American, German and other families come together and have so much fun with the dances. I loved the Russian dance! It was such an amazing wedding and your band made it that much more special. Thank you again!
Lauren & Chris

Lauren & Chris
Guthrie Castle - June 2015

Dear Paul
Just a note to thank you and the band for a brilliant time at Nydia and Adrian's wedding. Everyone enjoyed themselves enormously and even all the "english" contingent could not believe that they danced all night and had such great fun. The hardy ceilidh dancers also enjoy themselves very much.
Again thank you very much and I can recommend you to anyone.
Diane Hadley

Diane (mother of the bride)
North Berwick - September 2014

Dear Paul 
Just back from our holiday and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the rest of the band for helping to make our wedding such a wonderful, happy occasion.  I am so sorry that I didn't get a chance to speak to you - I was far too busy dancing and having a great time and the night was over before I knew it.  You read the floor just right and it was great to see the dance floor busy all night.

Lorna & David
(Fortingall Village Hall - September 2012)

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