Scott Leslie Ceilidh Band



Scott Leslie began playing drums in his Dad John Leslie's band at the age of 12 before moving onto accordion. He formed his own band at the age of 16.


Scott has performed in various scottish variety shows in venues such as The Tait Hall, Kelso, The City halls, Perth, The Edinburgh Playhouse and the Kings Theatre, Glasgow. 


With the resurgence of ceilidhs in the mid-90's the band began to work with a caller and did so until Scott assumed that role in the late 90's. With the introduction of a keyboard player in 2009 the band now perform regularly as a 4 piece band although still play as 3 piece band when space or budget dictates.


In October 2009 the band were invited to perform at the Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival in Lerwick. Scott and two other members of the band also perform at the world famous “Up Helly Aa” celebrations in Lerwick each January. Scott has also broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland including the flagship traditional music programme “Take The Floor” and on Radio Forth (Forth One).


The band has performed at a number of great venues throughout the country, most notably the Edinburgh Corn Exchange where the band performed at the biggest indoor party in Central Scotland, “The Hogmanay Hoot” to over 1000 revellers.  They have also played at the St. Columba's Hospice Burns Supper.  The band first performed at “The Hogmanay Hoot” in 2002 and did so for 6 years and were privileged to have performed again from 2009 to 2018.   


Other venues include The Carlton Hotel, Atholl Palace, Gleneagles Hotel, Fairmont Hotel (formerly St. Andrews Bay), The Old Course Hotel, St.Andrews, The Balmoral, Caledonian Hilton, Edinburgh Castle, Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow University, Edinburgh University, Mount Stuart House, Bute, The Queens Hall & George Watson's College to name but a few.

Our aim:

Our aim, as a ceilidh band,  is to perform as many ceilidh dances as possible throughout the course of an event. The band’s caller cannot only help co-ordinate an event but also give instructions on all the ceilidh dances and, with the aid of a radio mic/headset, can continue to offer help once the dancing has begun ensuring less talking and more dancing!

Sound system:

The band use the Bose L1 model II system with a powerful bass bin, Mackie ProFX8 mixing desk, AKG, Sennheiser & shure mics. The band sound quality is excellent regardless of venue size or accoustics.

Picture courtesy of Eilidh Steel

Additional Information:
Current Portable Appliance Test and Public Liability Insurance certificates are held , a copy of either can be submitted upon request.