About the Music

Lilian and the Invercauld Scottish Dance Band have a vast repertoire of exciting and traditional Scottish music for both traditional and more recently devised Scottish dances, as well as for ceilidhs, weddings and reeling. Their music provides an enjoyable atmosphere for both dancers and listeners. Lilian has also composed tunes (some of which are on her recent CD recording), which are currently being played by numerous bands. Some of her tunes have been played on Radio Scotland’s ‘Take the Floor’ programme.

The band has full PA equipment available that is suitable for most halls.

Music for Scottish Country Dances and Balls

Lilian and the Invercauld Scottish Dance Band have a vast repertoire of exciting and traditional Scottish music for dances published by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS), as well dances from other publications and sources, both modern and traditional.

Lilian has also composed tunes, many of which can be heard on her recent CD recording and some of which are currently being played by numerous bands.

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Ceilidh Music

Scottish ceilidh dancing is easy and good fun - all the dances can be walked through and called by the band's excellent caller, so that everyone can join in.

The lively music and excellent calling make for a great evening, with a tremendous atmosphere.

The Invercauld Scottish Dance Band play traditional Scottish ceilidh favourites, including the Gay Gordons, Dashing White Sergeant, Eightsome Reel, Strip the Willow, Canadian Barn Dance, and more.

  "The sign outside Cecil Sharp House said this was the home of the society promoting English folk dancing. But the party in full swing inside was a thoroughly Scottish affair.
  As couples formed sets, the Invercauld Scottish Dance Band struck up an eightsome reel and once again the floorboards of the hall in this corner of Camden were pounding as 300 wildly enthusiastic dancers joined in the delights of a ceilidh.
  'I think it is wonderful,' [a first-time visitor] said. 'People of all ages are here and they all seem to be having so much fun.'"

McKillop, James. "Reeling about in Camden … new home of the ceilidh." The Glasgow Herald 13 Sep. 2004

"Lilian – thank you, and your band, for a wonderful evening"
P.M., Southfields, London

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Wedding Music

A wedding ceilidh is great fun and guests of all ages can enjoy the dancing, as it mixes everybody up. The bride and groom often start the evening by leading the dancing in a Gay Gordons or a Scottish waltz, before the rest of the guests join in. The Invercauld Scottish Dance Band play traditional Scottish ceilidh favourites, including the Gay Gordons, Dashing White Sergeant, Eightsome Reel, Strip the Willow, Canadian Barn Dance, and more.

The lively music and excellent calling make for a great evening, with a tremendous atmosphere. All the dances can be walked through and called by the band's excellent caller, so that everyone can join in. The band are happy to fit in with the wedding plans, but can play for a set before and after the buffet.

"A huge thank you for playing such fantastic sets at our wedding. Thank you so much for playing so well and making our wedding evening fantastic. We had a great time and really enjoyed the ceilidh. All our guests had a great time. You even got the Aunties and Uncles ceilidhing! It was a perfect evening to a perfect day!"
Bride & groom, London. July 2005

"We just want to thank you for the fabulous entertainment you provided for our wedding. It was just what we wanted – everyone up dancing and enjoying themselves. Thanks again."
Bride & groom, London. November 2004

"Thank you to you and your band who played at our wedding. You made our evening fun, lively and unforgettable. I have not enjoyed myself dancing as much as I did that night. So many people commented on what a great idea it was to have you and how they enjoyed it. Your caller was fantastic and very patient! We cannot thank you enough for making our day so special."
Bride & groom, Surrey. March 2004

"Thank you so much for your superb sounds at our wedding. There were many comments on how fantastic the ceilidh was. We would not hesitate in recommending you."
Bride & groom, Oxfordshire. July 2003

"Your music was great. Even my 80-year old mother was dancing, and she hasn't been on the dance floor for 40 years!"
Father of the bride, Devon. May 2003

"We’ve danced at a lot of ceilidhs in Scotland, and you’re definitely up there with the best."
Guest from Aberdeen attending wedding in Devon. May 2003

"Thank you for making this a special day for us."
Bride & groom, Oxford. August 2002

"Thank you for helping make our wedding such a success. The band was brilliant. We had the most fantastic day and the ceilidh was the cream on the cake. An outstanding evening."
Bride & groom, Virginia Water, Surrey. August 2002

"Thanks for making the evening so special. It will be remembered for a long time."
Father of the bride, Surrey. August 2002

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Reeling Music

The Invercauld Scottish Dance Band provide traditional and lively Scottish music for dances such as:

  • Reel of the 51st Division
  • Dashing White Sergeant
  • Eightsome Reel
  • Foursome Reel
  • The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh
  • Hamilton House
  • Gay Gordons
  • The Duke of Perth
  • Mairi's Wedding
  • and other favourite dances for reelers.

If required, the dances can be called by the band's excellent caller.

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