A vibrant, energetic and entertaining Scottish Ceilidh Band  

Hipflask Ceilidh Band formed in 2012 as a 3 piece with Accordion, Fiddle & Drums.  We are based in Aberdeen but play top quality Ceilidhs near and far. 

What we do…..

With experience in playing small and intimate venues with just 20 people up to large scale Ceilidhs of 300+ no dance can be too big or small and your always guaranteed to have a full dance floor, sore feet and smiles on your face by the end of the night.

Added Extras

The band play full on Ceilidh sessions or if you think a whole night of Ceilidh will be a bit much, don’t worry we offer a quality Ceilidh Combo option with the same great band and our disco partners 

Not Sure how to Ceilidh?

The band have an experienced dance caller so even if you don’t know what you are doing we will make sure you step in line, but remember the whole point of a ceilidh is to have fun!! We also boast our very own unique sets that can only be danced at a Hipflask Ceilidh.

Ceilidh for all occasions

We have no fixed price and work with you to get the best value for money. Experience in Weddings, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Corporate Events and fundraising, we will do it all and more importantly we will make sure you have a great night while doing it.

Wedding Band

With over 200 weddings played in Aberdeen and further afield we pride ourselves on making your special day, our special day! No wedding is the same and that goes for your wedding ceilidh. It’s our job to make sure its special and we will do everything we can to make it a night to remember.

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Party time and Occasions

If it’s a BIG birthday ceilidh you are looking for, a night to celebrate your special anniversary or you think you just need a good old party then Hipflask Ceilidh Band are the perfect choice of top-class ceilidh dancing alongside our disco classics.

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Student Balls

We have 10 years’ experience of playing Ceilidhs for both Aberdeen University and RGU making sure you ceilidh the night away for your end of year and graduation balls. With intimate society balls for 25 people up to 400 dancers squeezed into the dance floor we do it all and we make sure you have the best time ever.

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Charity Events

Hipflask Ceilidh Band know how important it is to fundraise money for so many worthy Aberdeen based charities, that’s why we have our special discounted rates if you are fundraising in or around Aberdeen and Aberdeen shire. Please let us know when contacting us so we can automatically apply this special discount.

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What Our Clients Say

Another awesome night with Hipflask! A lovely trip down memory lane for us too! Thank you legends!

Hands down to the best ceilidh band ever! Genuine lovely guys. I love Hipflask Choo Choo!

Thank you very much!! Great video, and absolutely brilliant ceilidh. We have had so many comments about how great you were, from seasoned ceilidh pros, and first timers too!

The Music & Dancing

Typical Sets we play are Gay Gordons, Eightsome Reels, Dashers, Old Time Scottish Waltz, Canadian Barn Dances, Strip The Willow and many more….
We would always suggest coming to see us first but in the team time when not view some clips from some recent events

Click Here to watch more Hipflask Ceilidhs

Will My event be amazing? Its our job to make sure it is and we will do everything we can to make sure that happens. Click below to read some more FAQs that may help with planning your event.

Read about what we have learned over the years in our FAQ page

The Band


Derek got his first Accordion when he was 5 years old and started lessons with Moyra Fraser, it took a while for him to get the bug and played on and off until the age of 13 where he started getting lessons from Alistair Hunter.

He Joined his first band , STORM, at the age of 16 as “apprentice” accordionist  where his father was the drummer and played with them for nearly 10 years.  The Band work faded away with work and family commitments taking center stage.

Derek handles all bookings for the band so when you email or phone us its him that will do you a deal.



Alan he has played the fiddle since he was eight and more recently has taken up playing the guitar.

Alan participates in SCAT and Aberdeen Strathspey & Reel Society attending and playing in many concerts around Scotland.

He does not have too much spare time but when he has Alan is trusted in arranging all the music for the band



Kev received his first drum kit when he was 9. He first got on stage and played for a drum and bugle Army band at the age of 11 with his older brother who was in the army and the love for playing Infront of live crowds was born.

As he grew older and travelled the world with the RAF he joined many of the forces bands entertaining the troops where he was stationed.
He has played in a variety of bands including country and Western, pipe bands (playing in Edinburgh tattoo 1999) plus many rock, blues, soul and reggae bands over the years.

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We would be delighted to have a chat round your requirment for your event.

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