Welcome to the Skelpit Lug Ceilidh Band's Website
Based in Central Scotland, the Skelpit Lug Ceilidh Band has been around for over fifteen years, during which time it has played at over 2000 events and built up a performance expertise which few bands can match.With a top-class front line of fiddle, accordion and mandolin or banjo, supported by double bass, guitar, vocals and bodhran, the band offers a rich variety of sounds from gentle waltzes to rollicking reels and jigs. Add in a lot of excellent (and patient!) calling in several languages, and you have a band for all occasions.Though performing mostly in lowland Scotland, the Lugs have played widely across Scotland and England and abroad. The band has performed in France and Cyprus and band members have also played in Ireland, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany and Russia. Wherever they appear, they have always been highly praised for their musical skills, interesting dances, clear teaching of the steps, and the tremendous atmosphere which they invariably create. So if you're looking for an experienced group for that wedding, dance, concert, festival, special occasion or corporate event, try the Skelpit Lug Ceilidh Band. Bookings can be tailored from three or four musicians to the full five-piece outfit depending on your needs and the size of venue.
The Skelpit Lugs played for my husband Duncan's 40th birthday do (Doune Rural Hall, Sat 11 June 2016). Please book these guys for your next do - what a fantastic band! The calling was great, particularly through a more complicated dance that was tailor-made for us, Craig was so patient! The playing was sensitive and musical, and everyone was up at some point to dance because it was so enjoyable - quite a few people made the comment that it was the best ceilidh band they'd heard for ages. It made for a friendly, inclusive occasion and everyone from 3 to 300 enjoyed it immensely. Clearly an experienced and wonderful band.
Claire Smith Party Organiser 12 June 2016