Scottish Ceilidh band for weddings, events and concerts
Tel: 07913 219105


Skyrie are a premium Scottish ceilidh band playing traditional music with a modern twist. We are based in central Scotland: Fife and Dundee, and we perform worldwide.

We regularly play in Forgan's (St Andrews and Broughty Ferry), Dundee, Edinburgh and Perth.

Our full 5 piece line-up is two fiddles, guitar, bass and drums. We will tailor the line up to your needs and by request we also play bagpipes, flute, whistle and mandolin. Our ceilidh set consists of traditional and contemporary celtic tunes and songs, and some we’ve written ourselves. If in addition you have any special requests, we are always happy to oblige!

We call all the dances and demonstrate them, so first-timers are always well looked after! Professional scottish highland dancers can also be hired for that special touch.

We play all your favourite ceilidh dances, and add a few surprises to keep things exciting.

The Band

Lesley Thompson

Lesley has performed several times on STV and has worked as a session musician performing across Europe in a variety of genres: Folk, Bluegrass, Trad and Gypsy. She also teaches, composes Scottish fiddle tunes, and has competed at the highest level in Scots fiddle, featuring as a Glenfiddich finalist for 3 years 2011-2014 and being invited to championships across Scotland. Lesley plays piano, bagpipes, whistle, mandolin and guitar.

Hannah Coutts

Hannah grew up learning fiddle in the pubs of Liverpool before relocating to Scotland at 18. Her playing has absorbed the best of Scottish, Irish and English influences to create a rhythmic sound filled with exciting harmonies and infectious enthusiasm. Hannah has played with numerous bands in a range of genres, from pure traditional folk to folk rock and heavy metal.

Chris Smith

Chris spent 15 years as a session drummer recording, performing and touring with many artists including: Big Country, Nazareth, Dougie Maclean, Kathy Mattea, The Platters, Maggie Riley and Martin Taylor.

Chris also worked as a composer of neo-classical music and his work has featured on tv channels: Classic FM TV, o Music, C Music, the Performance Channel, Al Jazeera and CNN. Chris collaborated with Emmy Award winning Sex and the City producer Michael King.

Heather McCabe

Guitarist. Legend.

Chris Marr

Chris performs as a solo artist and with various bands, has shared the stage with Andy Mckee, Jon Gomm, Gomez, Jeffrey Lewis, James Yorkston, Ólöf Arnolds, KT Tunstall and collaborated with RM Hubbert and Alex Kopranos (Franz Ferdinand).

He is also an audio engineer, working live and producing at his studio, including music from his own original project ‘Esperi’ plus various other bands and artists.

Sam De Pasquale

Sam has been playing the guitar since he was old enough to hold one. He was introduced to folk music at University and since then hasn't looked back! He has played in a number of folk bands and performed at festivals across the UK and abroad.

He plays multiple instruments, including the guitar, bouzouki and pipes, but most enjoys playing any instrument with a weird number of strings.

What we offer

Ceilidh band options

From £530

(up to 4 hours performance)

5 Piece - e.g. 2 fiddles, guitar, bass and drums

4 Piece - e.g. 2 fiddles, guitar and drums

3 Piece - e.g. 1 fiddle, guitar and drums



(up to 2 hours performance)

Bespoke playlist or client's own

Wedding / background ensemble

From £150

4 Piece - e.g. 2 fiddles, guitar and bodhran

3 Piece - e.g. 2 fiddles and guitar

2 Piece - e.g. 1 fiddle and guitar or 2 fiddles

Solo fiddle / classical violin

Highland bagpiper

From £120

Piped in and out of ceremony / reception / meal



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Telephone: 07913 219105