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Craigellachie Scottish Dance Band

Craigellachie is one of the UK’s most innovative and exciting Scottish Country Dance bands based south of the border. For over 30 years they have been playing disciplined Scottish dance music that is both good to dance and listen to, taking pride in their musical arrangements. They are at home in ballroom or at reeling parties.

On this website you can find out where they are playing, download sound clips, sheet music, and learn more about Craigellachie’s music and its individual members

Craigellachie playing at Katy and Caroline’s Tea Dance September 2022

A 5-piece Craigellachie playing at the RSCDS Cheltenham Branch’s Ball January 2024

Latest Posts:

  • Isle of Wight Weekend School 2024

    Another successful Weekend School on the Isle of Wight with 102 participants – dancers, musicians and teachers enjoying the event. Teachers Helen Russell and Andrew Nolan put the dancers through their paces whilst Craigellachie played for the two evening dances and provided the class musicians. If you have never been before and are looking for a friendly weekend ‘overseas’! put next years dates in your diary. 14th – 16th Feb 2025. Helen and Andrew will be returning for their second visits and Craigellachie will again be the resident musicians.

  • Oxford RSCDS Annual Ball.

    Once again Craigellachie were able to field a 5-piece band at the RSCDS Oxford Branch’s Annual Ball. Ian Muir – Accordion, Barbara Manning – Fiddle, Keith Anderson – Fiddle, John Browne – Hrmony Accordion and Judith Muir Keyboards. An ‘electric’ atmosphere with 120 dancers filling the hall. (Photos Christine Jeffries)

  • Weymouth Scottish Country Dancers

    Thank you from all Weymouth Scottish Country Dancers & their guests for the joyous evening you gave us last Saturday, dancing to your wonderful music.

    We had nothing but praise from all who were there.

  • Weymouth Scottish Dancers – Gala Ball

    Last night we played at the Herrison Hall Dorchester for the Weymouth Scottish Dancers Gala Ball. It’s 4 years since we played here due to the pandemic and it was good to be back. It’s a long drive for us all but the magnificent hall, good crowd of enthusiastic dancers made very much worth while.

    Graham (drums), Judith (keyboard), Keith (fiddle), John (Harmony Accordion) and Ian (lead)

    The group meets on Thursday Evenings from 7 pm to 9.30 pm at the Southill Community Centre in Weymouth. There is ample free parking close by at the Southill shopping centre. You can contact Weymouth Scottish Country Dancers via the club email address, wscd1314@gmail.com

    Their website is at: https://weymouthscottishcountrydancers.co.uk/

  • Waltham Scottish Dancers:

    4-piece Craigellachie Playing in Waltham Village Hall Oct 29th 2022. (Ian, John, Graham & Judith)

    Last night the band played for the Waltham Scottish Dance Club The group in Waltham meets on Thursdays in Waltham Village Hall from 7.30pm till 9.30pm

    Some Sound Bytes of the evening


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