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The Whigmaleerie Ceilidh Dance Band


  • 6 piece ceilidh and Covers Band
  • Can call all Ceilidh dances
  • Optional DJ/Disco package available if required


The band are based in Aberdeen but regularly play throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Standard Set Times

  • Three 60 minute sets with breaks

About this Act

Whigmaleerie are a very talented, entertaining, experienced and popular 6-piece band from Aberdeenshire, who specialise in performing at weddings, functions, parties, concerts, or corporate events. Their aim is to provide excellent entertainment, and leaving everyone with cherished memories.

Whigmaleerie choose ceilidh dances for their popularity, simplicity and great enjoyment factor, and the steps can be called for those unfamiliar with ‘the moves’. Carefully selected sets and repertoires are presented by skilled musical accompaniment for both the ceilidh dances and classic covers. The band is driven by a woven sound of two excellent young fiddlers, subtle keyboards, cementing guitars and direct drums with sensitive, yet strong vocals. 

Some of our clients like a variety of music at their event, and Whigmaleerie are renowned for their unique interpretation of pop/rock songs from the classic era of 50s to 70s, with additional selected covers from the later decades, coupled with classy performances of Country and Folk music favourites which provides a bit of something for everyone. Younger guests may enjoy the latest original pre-recorded chart hits played during the intermission by request.    

To help plan your event, please advise if you would prefer ceilidh dance sets (with or without caller), or the ceilidh & covers mix, or the ceilidh, covers, with current recorded music break option.  Whigmaleerie are pleased to provide all clients with an excellent, professional service from the initial enquiry to the final note of an evening of superb entertainment.

Whigmaleerie are much more than an exceptional ceilidh, concert, covers or function band, with an excellent reputation for their ‘live’ performances. They display an authentic fun-filled rapport with their audience that integrates seamlessly with musical deftness incorporating a wide variety of musical styles creating a unique crafted ‘sound’ through their modern equipment.

Set List

Ceilidh Dance Sets...

Gay Gordons
Strip the Willow
Orcadian Strip the Willow
Scottish Military Two-Step (Boston)
Canadian Barn Dance
Flying Scotsman
Cricarssian Circle
Dashing White Sergeant
Virgina Reel
St Bernards Waltz
Eightsome Reel


Aikey Brae
Barnyards of Delgaty
Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
Green Grow the Rashes O
Greenland Whaling
Gypsy Rover
Ho Ro My Nut Brown Maiden
I Love a Lassie
Blowing in the Wind
Isn’t it Grand Boys
Jock o Hazeldean
Johnny Lad
Loch Lomond
Lord of the Dance
MacPherson’s Rant
Molly Malone
Northern lights of Old Aberdeen
Rosin the Bow
Santa Anna
Scotland the Brave
Shoal of Herrin’
Skyscaper Wean
Sleepy Toon
The Black Velvet Band
The Bonny Ship the Diamon
Peggy Gordon
Three Drunken Maidens
Wild Mountain Thyme
Flower of Scotland
Blood Red Roses
Dirty Old Town
For A' That
My Love is Like A Red Rose
McGinty's Meal & Ale


Always on my mind
Behind that Locked Door
Will You Still Love me Tomorrow
The Ring of Fire
Folsom Prison Blues
I Walk the Line
Sylvia's Mother
Achy Breaky Heart
Cotton Fields
Rhinestone Cowboy
Let Your Love Flow
Blue Suede Shoes
Cigarettes & Whisky & Wild Wild Women
Have I told you lately that I love you
He’ll Have to Go
Honky Tonk Woman
I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You
If Not For You
In This World, I Walk Alone
Kentucky Waltz/Tennessee Waltz
Killing Me Softly With his Words
King of the Road
Lovesick Blues
Peggy Sue
Please Help me I’m Fallin
Rave On
Reason to Believe
That’ll be the Day
The First Time Ever I saw his Face
When You Say Nothing at All
White Dress
Wild Side of Life
You Are My Sunshine
Your Cheatin’ Heart
Blue Eyes Cryin in the rain
Country Roads
Help Me Make it through the night
Proud Mary
Me & Bobby Magee
Banks of the Ohio
Bad Moon Rising
Act Naturally/Do what you do
This ol' House
Blanket on the Ground
San Bernadino
Candida/The Crystal Chandelier
From a Jack to a King
Top of the World
Bye Bye Love
Carnival is Over


Can't Help (falling in love with you)
We Will Rock You
I'm Gonna Be 500 Miles
You Were Always on My Mind
She's the One
Unchained Melody
Fields of Gold
When you Say Nothing at All
Love is All Around
Brown Eyed Girl
Hi Ho Silver Lining
Groovy Kin of Love
Three Times a Lady
Wonderful Tonight
3 Steps to Heaven
Stand by Me
Save the Last Dance for Me
Bring it on Home
Not Fade Away
I'm A Believer
Hang on Sloopy
Do Wa Diddy
Come Together
Get Back
Hey Jude
She's a Woman
Sloop John B
Do You Wanna Dance
Honky Tonk Woman
House of the Risin' Sun
Stuck in the Middle with You
Jealous Guy
Meet Me On The Corner
Maggie May
Rockin' All Over the World
Baker Street
All Right Now
Can't Get Enough
Feel like Makin' Love
Lady in Red
Proud Mary
Bad Moon Risin'
Act naturally
All Shook Up
Blueberry Hill
Bye Bye Love
Da Do Ron Ron
Green Door
Halfway to Paradise
Jailhouse Rock
I’m Into Something Good
Island of Dreams
Johnny B Goode
Just Walking in the Rain
Needles & Pins
O Carol
Oh Boy
Rave On
Rock Around the Clock
Spirit in the Sky
Teddy Bear
In the Summer Time


  • A six act piece consisting of; lead & rhythm guitar, two vocalists, keyboards, 2 x fiddle and drums.


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