McAlpine Fusiliers – Ceilidh Band

This is a great northern ceilidh band! Covering the whole North West & beyond, they are available for barn dances, weddings, birthdays, parties and celebrations of all kinds. Made up of experienced traditional musicians, they create a lively, energetic, inherently danceable sound guaranteed to have your guests on the floor!

They play dance music from a variety of traditions, including English, Irish, Scottish and American tunes. They also perform a wide variety of songs ranging from heartfelt Scottish ballads to all out Rock ‘n’ Roll.

They know through experience that each event is unique and requires a different approach so will tailor their services to meet your every need and ensure your event is a success. They can provide a 3 to 7 piece band with a caller and their own PA. The band is fronted by Roy, one of Britain’s leading callers (with over 40 years experience!) who will keep everyone entertained & going in the right direction!


The ceilidh band played excellently and your calling and comments greatly added to everyone’s enjoyment of the dancing – Once again thank you. We will certainly recommend you.
– Rosemary and Brian

Enjoyed and commented on by all relatives/friends/dancers and those with 2,3,4 left feet.
Whole thing brill.
– Joyce and Alan

THANK YOU for a brilliant silver wedding party. Everyone without exception had a great evening. Good food, good drink but more especially excellent entertainment.
– John and Kate

Just to say we were thrilled with you and the band at our wedding on Saturday they seemed to pitch the dances just right. They were brilliant.
– Carol and Steven

Roy and band thanks for helping our wedding to be a very happy day you did a good job. You are very talented musicians – will highly recommend you.
– Helen and Alan

Just like to thank you and the band for helping to make our big day so memorable. Thanks again.
– Howard and Julie

Roy and the band thanks for a great evening – it mixed everyone together so well.
– Kay Hoyle

Thank you Roy and your band for providing such good entertainment at my wedding,
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you.

– Julie

Do the prices include travel?

Yes, the prices opposite include travel to most places in the northwest, there may be an additional travel fee which we will quote at the time of enquiry

How long will the band perform for?

2 x 45mins sets is the standard however anything up to 2 x 1 hour sets if required

How much space will the band require for setting up?

A space of approx. 2.5 metres by 5 metres would be ideal

Do you supply smaller groups?

3 piece is the smallest but this is only for really small events and function rooms. The average band is a 4-5 piece

Guide fees for the Northwest;


3 pc (only suitable for small events) – £550

4 pc (suitable for most events) – £675 NB – the Scottish show is called the ‘White Heather’ band & only comes as a 4 pc

5 pc (great for larger events) – £800

Additional musicians will then cost £125 each