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Lively Edinburgh ceilidh band

A top Scottish ceilidh band for a great night out in Edinburgh, Scotland, and beyond

We are a Scottish band, based in Edinburgh, and we regularly play for a wide variety of functions and events in the city.

Covid19 and our ceilidhs


Information for our clients who have a confirmed booking with Da Hooley ceilidh band


Due to recent regulations regarding holding events, clients are contacting us about ceilidhs they have booked with us.

We totally understand that for the foreseeable future ceilidhs will need to be cancelled. Our hearts go out to you if you are obliged to cancel your wedding day, birthday celebration, annual gathering or other event.

If you wish to rebook your event for another date we can arrange to retain your deposit towards a future booking, whether or not you have a new date confirmed at the moment. If your new booking is in the same venue (or somewhere nearby) we can ensure there are no additional fees and that your current quote will not change, regardless of when your event does go ahead.

If you have a booking with us that you need to cancel and you don't anticipate being able to re-book, we will gladly arrange a deposit refund.

If you have a booking with us, please do contact us to talk through what you would like to do.

We're looking forward to a time beyond this current crisis when we will be able to play and dance together. Rest assured, that will be with renewed vigour and a greater appreciation of the joy of dancing!

Until we dance together again, Slàinte mhath!

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We’re also very happy to travel for ceilidhs that are further afield. We often travel to East Lothian, Fife, Glasgow and the borders, and occasionally much further away. So far our furthest ceilidh has been in Hong Kong. If you’re planning an event somewhere outside our beautiful capital city, do get in touch – we love exploring!

“Thank you so much for all the effort you put into our Hogmanay Party. Fantastic feedback from loads of people who attended. It’s always great when your band plays for us as you are all so professional.”

The ceilidh band for every event

Da Hooley ceilidh band will inject a sense of energy and fun into any occasion. We have over 20 years experience of playing ceilidhs for weddings, fundraisers, corporate events, family parties, festivals, and almost any other type of celebration you can imagine. The band enjoys a reputation for playing lively music, and has an energetic style. Coupled with a caller who is skilled in giving clear instructions for the dances when needed, we can ensure your event really becomes a night for everyone to remember.

We love to share a good night out. Come along and join us at one of our public ceilidhs, and enjoy the craic!

“Absolutely brilliant weekend lads, thanks for all your hard work making it happen. The ceilidh band in particular were amazing, one of the best I’ve ever seen. I don’t care how much they cost, you need to keep them on the books. Good find!”

Ceilidh photo and testimonial

Da Hooley – playing for dancing since 1995

The band first got together to play for ceilidh dancing in 1995, and since then have enjoyed helping to turn many celebrations, fundraising and corporate events into enjoyable memories for the participants.

“Thank you for playing at our fundraising ceilidh. People have already commented on how good the band was and how much they enjoyed the dancing. It looks like being the most successful ceilidh we have had”

“Just a wee note to say thank you to you and the rest of Da Hooley for a fantastic ceilidh on Saturday night. There were loads of compliments about the band. We were delighted with how the ceilidh went and especially that so many people danced!”

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Ceilidh dancers
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