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Staffin Island Ceilidh Band is a 6 piece Scottish dance band, based in Central Scotland

The Staffin Island ceilidh band, based in Central Scotland is blessed with a talented, dedicated caller, who excels at getting bums off seats and onto the dance floor. They have a fantastic range of cover songs under their sporrans, including a few traditional numbers. They teach a variety of dances, from the traditional to the down right funky, and play some lively tuneful arrangements.


  • "We could not thank or recommend Staffin Island enough for their performance at our wedding. So many of our guests have commented how great a time they had dancing. Chris did such a fantastic job of rallying a pretty rowdy bunch of tipsy Yorkshire folk who had no clue what they were doing! You all really made sure it was an amazing night. Thank you so much!" ~ Charlotte
  • "Absolutely fabulous band - we had a fantastic night last night thanks to you all - singing, playing and even dancing your hearts out - everyone commented on how great the band were and you had the whole room of all ages, up jigging all night -thank you, you really made the night - would highly recommend them for anyone looking for a band for a party or wedding" ~ Adele
  • "Just a quick note to say thank you very much for your Ceilidh on Saturday. Lots of people said “what a great band!”. Your timings were great and especially liked your way of ending the evening. Once again, many thanks" ~ Gavin
  • "We had a great night with the Staffin Island Ceilidh band. The booking, planning and communication process was very straightforward. The talented band played excellent music and the caller did a brilliant job of explaining the dances. We had a few interesting and innovative dances that we had not come across before and that kept everyone on the dance floor and mixing well. Definitely recommend this band and we will be asking them back for the next ceilidh." ~ Katherine

In a nutshell

We really love a good Scottish ceilidh and we think they should be great fun

To this end we have a big selection of dances, a lively sound, great cover songs, and a caller who really knows his stuff. He’s great at teaching the dances to even the biggest groups of beginners, and will even shout out reminders along the way.

Our pricing is very competitive and also includes excellent deal rates for charities and student society events. Please drop us a message for a quick quote and more information. We are based in Dundee but will happily travel out to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and beyond!

We do covers of popular songs in our own unique style, with a repertoire of covers ranging from  to the Lumineers, and from the Beatles to Tina Turner.

Staffin Island Ceilidh Band are the cream of the crop of Scottish Ceilidh ensembles in Central Scotland.

staffin island ceilidh band playing at dusa

Music and Dances

We have a unique and varied and range of songs and dances that never fail to make a great night.


Ho Hey ~ Lumineers

Wagon Wheel ~ Old Crow Medicine Show

Galway Girl ~ Steve Earle

The Gambler ~ Kenny Rogers

Brown Eyed Girl ~ Van Morrison

I’m a Believer ~ The Monkees

Stuck In The Middle ~ Stealers Wheel

I Saw Her Standing There ~ The Beatles

Blinding Lights ~ The Weekend

Shut Up And Dance ~ Walk The Moon

Proud Mary ~ Tina Turner

Heather On The Hill ~ Nathan Evans

Wake Me Up ~ Avicii

Walk of Life ~ Dire Straits

500 Miles ~ The Proclaimers

Loch Lomond ~ Runrig


Borrowdale Exchange

Britannia Two-Step

Canadian Barndance

Circassian Circle

Circle Waltz

Cumberland Square Eight

Dashing White Sergeant

Eightsome Reel

Flying Scotsman

Gay Gordons

Military Two-Step


St Bernard’s Waltz

Strip The Willow {Traditional and Orcadian}

Virginia Reel

Witches Reel

For a taster of our music, click on the link below to go to our youtube channel.


The Band

Meet team Staffin

Mike Paxton

Fiddle,  Guitar,  Vocals

Meiron Jordan

Fiddle,  Keys,  Vocals

Dean Pattullo

Guitar,  Vocals

dean pattullo of the dundee ceilidh band staffin island

Christopher Sulat

Dance caller

Sean Bethune


Adam Sampson

Bass Guitar

Gig Diary

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Contact us

Book us today

Please use the form, or if you prefer you can email us at staffinislandband@gmail.com or message us on Facebook!

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