Reel of Fortune 
          Ceilidh Band
Providing a contemporary approach to the traditional Scottish ceilidh since 2012...

Reel of Fortune

  Ceilidh Band

Dances, tunes and instrumental ceilidh covers...

We have experience playing at weddings, corporate ceilidhs, festivals, recitals and dinner entertainment. Along with playing the music, we call every dance with humour and enthusiasm, so beginners have no excuse for not dancing!


In many of our sets, we include a "ceilidh cover" so you should not be surprised if you find yourself dancing to a song by Avicii or even Abba!


We can also provide a DJ set with 1000's of tracks to play with, everything from the 60's to present chart.



We have our own equipment which includes a full PA system, mixing desk, microphones and lighting.  All of our equipment is P.A.T. certified and the certificate can be shown upon request. 


A typical ceilidh will include:



Gay Gordons

Canadian Barn Dance 

Military Two Step

Hooligans Jig 

The Circassian Circle 

Dashing White Sergeant

Flying Scotsman

Virgina Reel 

Cumberland Square Eight

Strip The Willow

Orcadian Strip the Willow


Sometimes we like to introduce less well known dances such as:


Scottish Polka  

Highland Schottische

Swedish Masquerade 

Eightsome Reel

Riverside Jig

The Cartwheel Jig

Knights, Horses and Cavaliers 

Various Waltzes


We are always adding new traditional music to our repertoire.

Instrumental Ceilidh Covers:


Aha - Take On Me
Anon. - Tetris theme tune
Anon. - Wallace and Gromit theme tune
Avicii - Wake Me Up
Avicii - Hey Brother
Avicii - The Nights
ABBA - Mamma Mia
ACDC - Highway to Hell
Bastille - Pompeii
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Bryan Adams - Summer of 69
Clean Bandit - Rather Be
Coldplay - Sky Full of Stars
Coldplay - Viva la Vida
Dire Straits - Walk of Life
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Home


Europe - The Final Countdown
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - December 1963
George Ezra - Blame It On Me
Human League - Don't You Want Me
Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
KC and the Sunshine Band - Give It Up
Klaus Badelt - Pirates of the Caribbean theme 
Mark Ronson - Valerie
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean!
Mumford & Sons - The Cave
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild
The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now

Venues we've played at so far...

We have played at some of the top wedding and function venues across the North-East through the years, from tiny village halls the Boyd Orr Hall at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre. If you are booking us for an event it is quite likely that we have played there before, and we have many memories and we hope that in the future we can add your event to the pile! Here are some of the venues we have played at over the years:


The Meadowbank Inn, Arbroath

The Brasserie, Aberdeen College

Bervie Leisure Centre, Inverbervie

Canmore Bowling Club, Forfar

Bridgend Lounge, Brechin

Inn at the Park, Aberdeen

Ardoe House, Aberdeen

Mackie Academy, Stonehaven

The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

DoubleTree by Hilton Treetops, Aberdeen

Cookney Public Hall, Cookney

Gourdon Public Hall, Gourdon

Blyth Hall, Newport-upon-Tay

Brechin Bowling Club, Brechin

The Richard Donald Suite, Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen

Carmelite Hotel, Aberdeen

Drum Castle, Drumoak

Stonehaven Town Hall, Stonehaven

Montrose Bowling Club, Montrose

Elphinstone Hall, University of Aberdeen

Gordon Barracks, Aberdeen

Kirkbuddo Farm, Forfar

Mearns Academy, Laurencekirk

Prosen Village Hall, Glen Prosen

Butchart Centre, University of Aberdeen

The Plough Inn, Forfar

Harlaw Academy, Aberdeen

Forbes of Kingennie, Dundee

DoubleTree by Hilton Central, Aberdeen

Hillside Village Hall, near Montrose

Douglas Hotel, Aberdeen

Thainstone House Hotel, Inverurie

Forum, Aberdeen

Copthorne Hotel, Aberdeen

Palm Court Hotel, Aberdeen

Forfar British Legion, Forfar

DoubleTree by Hilton, Dundee

Park Hotel, Montrose

Urban Village Resort, Aberdeen

Inglis Memorial Hall, Edzell

West Park, Dundee

Cults Hotel, Aberdeen

Maryculter House Hotel, Maryculter

Craigie Hill Golf Club, Perth

Brechin High School, Brechin

Hallmark Hotel, Dyce

Holburn West Church Hall, Aberdeen

Kintore Arms Hotel, Inverurie

Park Inn by Radisson, Aberdeen

Boyd Orr Hall AECC, Aberdeen

Marcliffe Hotel, Aberdeen

Rox Hotel, Aberdeen

Station Hotel, Aberdeen

Aberdeen Squash and Racketball Club, Aberdeen

Marriot Hotel, Dyce

Fasque House, Fettercairn

Kirriemuir Golf Club, Kirriemuir

St Laurence Hall, Laurencekirk

Glen Tanar Ballroom, Aboyne

Station Hotel, Ellon

Banchory Lodge Hotel, Banchory

Lochter Activity Centre, Old Meldrum

Rosely House, Arbroath

Monikie Memorial Hall

Newburgh Inn, Newburgh

Keavil House Hotel, Dunfermline

Peterculter Parish Church, Aberdeen

Northmuir Hall, Kirriemuir

Aberdeen Boat Club, Aberdeen

Holburn Bar, Aberdeen

Caledonian Hotel, Aberdeen

Kirriemuir Town Hall

Drumlithie Hall, Drumlithie

Holiday Inn, Westhill

Pittodrie House Hotel, Aberdeenshire


West End Social Club, Forfar

Apex Hotel, Dundee

Meldrum House Hotel, Oldmeldrum

The Bridge Inn, Ratho

Eight Acres Hotel, Elgin

Carnoustie Gold Club, Carnoustie

Jury's Inn, Dyce

Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen

Mercure Hotel, Perth

Commercial Hotel, Cuminestown

Queen's Hotel, Dundee

Albert Hall, Ballater

Best Western Woodlands Hotel, Broughty Ferry

Coos Cathedral, Aboyne

Culcreuch Castle, Glasgow

Aswanley House, Huntly

Malmaison, Dundee

Hospitalfield House, Arbroath

Innes House, Elgin

Norwood Hall, Aberdeen

Marykirk Village Hall, Marykirk

Comrie Croft, Crieff

Woodend Barn, Banchory

Raemoir House Hotel, Banchory

Fingask Castle, Perthshire

Chanonry Lodge Gardens, Aberdeen

House of Glen Muick, Ballater

Finzean Hall, Banchory

Dickson Hall, Laurencekirk

Northern Hotel, Brechin

Tullynessle and Forbes Hall, Alford

Logie Country House, Pitcaple

Best Western Summerhill Hotel, Aberdeen

DoubleTree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro, Dunblane

Rothienorman Hall, Rothienorman

The Barn at Barra Castle, Inverurie

Burnett Arms, Banchory

Blair Castle, Pitlochry