Norloch enjoy feedback from people. The band have received many positive comments from satisfied clients over the 30 years they have been entertaining. 

5 out of 5 Stars Verified Reviews on: Encoremusicians.com

"A fantastic night thanks to some great music and Scottish country dancing.
Phil and the band were there early to set up and communicated extremely well in the lead up to the event. They were also sensitive to the type of audience and flexible with times and any changes to running order / set times. Highly professional."

Andy B

(60th Birthday Party Ceilidh, The Old Storehouse, Amble, Morpeth on 17 September 2022)

"We had a great time celebrating our wedding with Norloch. We had a group of ceildh novices, and the band did a wonderful job getting everyone up to speed and dancing. They also did a special request song and some wonderful covers. Good fun!"

Marina S

(Wedding Ceilidh with Cover Songs, Burgie House, Forres on 31 August 2022)

"Hi Phil!
I just wanted to say a massive thank you from me and on behalf of Female Voice Choir. You guys were amazing and everyone had a wonderful time! You really made our event and I can’t thank you enough!
You will definitely be my first port of call for any future ceildih and I look forward to hearing you play again.
Thank you again!"

Meg W

(Charity Ceilidh, The Counting House, Edinburgh on 27 March 2022)

"I hired Norloch Ceilidh band for my 21st birthday ceilidh in Dundee. They arrived early to set up and were ready to go a good time before the ceilidh was due to start. During this time they mingled with myself and the rest of the guests, a very nice touch and a great way to get the night started. Coming from the north of Scotland, I've been to countless ceilidhs over the years and this band more than lived up to the standard of music and chat that's I've come to associate with ceilidhs. They were very easy to communicate with before the ceilidh and were also very accommodating to time changes and my preferred ceilidh dances.
I would highly recommend these guys and wish them every success."

Matthew C

(21st Birthday Ceilidh in Dundee, 27 April 2019)

"amazing group, happy to our delay of the ceilidh on the day! got the whole room up and dancing, thank you!"

Rebecca C

(Dundee University Ceilidh in Aviemore, 23 February 2019)

"Norloch was terrific!  Great music, good 'calling' of the dances, good communication before the event and they were happy to change their plan to fit in with mine.  I would have them again in a heartbeat."

Elizabeth K. Ewing

(Ceilidh and Cover Songs in Melville Castle, 6th August 2018)

Selection of previous reviews about Norloch:

Hi Jim, Thank you and the band so much for the music on Saturday (ceilidh/disco at Assembly Roxy) - it was great and really got everyone up and enjoying it! I don't know what happened at the end and sorry I didn't get the chance to say thanks and bye. Please pass on my thanks and appreciation to everyone. Phil did such a good job too of getting the best from the playlist I sent him.

Kind regards,

Charlotte and Robin Rodgers

The band and disco were excellent!!

Thanks very much everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

The disco was great Phil played all the stuff I sent you so both Kate and Jennie were very happy!!

The dance floor was busy all the time so everybody enjoyed.

Howie Stansfield (Father of the Bride)

Philip, Just a note of thanks for Saturday night's Reel Good Music Disco, especially the subtle introduction of the Scottish dancing when requested.Nothing but positive feedback from the guests!

Many thanks,

Hugh Hayes

Collingwood Arms Hotel, Cornhill-on-Tweed

What a great night we had at the Old St Pauls Episcopal in Jeffrey Street on our last night in Scotland. It was the first ceilidh for almost all of our group of nine, including 7 teenage boys! after a week's trip to the Scottish Borders. I'm grateful to the wonderful Norloch ceilidh band. We loved the music and straight away were all made to feel very welcome. All the dances were well explained and enormous fun! Thank you!!

Katherine Rabeau

An excellent ceilidh for my wife's sixtieth in the Village Hall. Great fiddle music and calling with lots of explanation, delivered with a smile. All our guests had a great time and really enjoyed themselves. Would book again!

Value For Money : *****Professionalism : ***** Quality : *****

Jerry Simcock


We have hired Philip and The Norloch Band for the last five years to provide Christmas Entertainment at the Hotel. Philip and The Norloch Band have been great to work with and have delivered an excellent level of entertainment for our guests.

Top qualities: Great Results, On Time, High Integrity

Marcello Ventisei

General Manager, The Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh

Thank you very much for the great music and entertainment you provided at our silver wedding party last saturday night. We all had a great time and lots of our guests commented on the band and how much they enjoyed both the ceildh music and the cover numbers.

Julia Yarker

Hi Philip, Just wanted to say thank you for providing us with the music for both the ceilidh and the disco last night for our wedding party...Everyone said that they had enjoyed themselves very much so thank you to you and the boys.

Chris Sinclair

Hi Philip, Thanks to you and your band for all your patience on Monday night. The venue seemed to have forgotten to leave you a space to set up! However, it was a good night, the Ceilidh went well and was appreciated by all.

Have a merry Christmas.

Kirsty Bruce, PA / HR Assistant, Dynamic Earth Enterprises Ltd,

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh

Hi Philip, I just wanted to contact you, and say thanks for providing the band [Norloch pool Ceilidh Trio featuring Sheena, Rob and Owen], for our party last night. It went very well, and they were great at getting people dancing, and helping the 'foreigners' with the steps.

It was a very enjoyable evening for my 40th birthday, so I may do it all again for my 80th!

Best Regards,

Graeme Allan

Thanks to the band for the entertainment provided at our fundraising ceilidh at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. With Mike's dance-calling all dancers were able to perform even the more complex ones with no major disasters on the floor! Thanks to Phil for being so adaptable with the various events we had, and to all the band for making it a great night.

Susan Allan

Thanks Philip, Great party, Fantastic band. Thank the caller. I had a lovely night and we eventually raised £1,050.

Aileen Ward

Hello Philip, This is Heather Clark I booked you last year for a 60th birthday party at Newtongrange Mining Museum which was a fantastic night and Stuart whose party it was loved every moment of it especially when he dressed up as Elvis ..you and the other members of your band were fantastic with all the special people who were at the party ..would it be possible to book you again for a lady we support who will be 80 in July and its being held at St Matthews hall in Rosewell its a bigger hall but I think the 4 piece would be good ..hope to hear from you soon.

Heather Clark

This is just a letter to thank you again for the wonderful input your band had to my mother’s 80th birthday party. All our relatives and friends are still talking about the party and the fantastic music you provided. It was so good to have a mixture of ceilidh and other styles, the band was certainly very versatile. We will certainly be in touch, next time, we want to hire music for any other events we plan.

Pat Chisholm

Portobello, Edinburgh

Just a short note to say a very big thank you for the services of the Norloch Ceilidh Band, which made our Wedding such a magical and joyous occasion. So many people have written & verbally commented on how wonderful the dancing went & were so impressed in the professionalism of your very talented group. Special mention was made by many about the expertise of the ‘caller’, so please pass on our gratitude. Once again our gratitude for helping our Wedding be so special.

Ian and Gillian Wyness


Many thanks to you & the Norloch Ceilidh Band for helping to make our daughter’s Wedding reception so successful on Saturday.

I think the fact that the floor was seldom empty was proof that everyone was enjoying the music. I think we could have literally danced all night!!!

Elaine Horne,

Strathalmond Road, Edinburgh

I should like to express my thanks for the splendid Ceilidh you put on for my daughter’s wedding last Friday. The music was just wonderful and the evening was one I shall remember with the greatest of pleasure. The band was just terrific & your Caller such an asset. I only hope I shall be able to enjoy your music again in the not too distant future [I have a daughter & a son still to get married] and I shall certainly give my friends a most glowing recommendation].

Molly Donachie

West Bow, Edinburgh

Dear Norloch Ceilidh Band,

I am writing to thank you for your significant contribution to making our Wedding Day absolutely perfect. I can’t begin to tell you how many letters from family & friends have specifically mentioned not only the venue, but your band as well.

I hope you are still around when we re-hire the castle for our golden wedding anniversary.

Julie and Neil Begbie

I had to write and thank you for the music at our Wedding...At The Woodside Hotel,Musselburgh. Everyone said how good the band & disco was and how much they enjoyed the reception.Thank you for all your hard work.

Diane and Mark Smith

Portobello, Edinburgh

The Ceilidh was a great success and all our guests had such a good time. Your ‘caller’ was fantastic and really got everyone on their feet and joining in. Thank you again for coming down to Gloucestershire to help make our wedding a very special day.

Helen and Colin Meek


Just a short note to say a belated ‘thank you’ to Norloch for the ceilidh. Everyone had a great evening, especially the international guests.



I would like to thank you & your band for helping to make our Wedding day,such a perfect day. You were able to get the English and the Dutch guests up on their feet all night, even though neither had been at a Scottish Ceilidh before. Thanks very much for creating an unforgettable evening.

Laura Fleming


I am writing to thank you and the band for providing all the entertainment for my 21st Last Sunday. The evening was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Susan Cheyne


Just a short note to thank you and the band for Sat 4th June at the Assembly Rooms. It's fair to say that a good time was had by all.


Fettes Row, Edinburgh

I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you and the other members of the Norloch Ceilidh Band for a most enjoyable night’s entertainment at our wedding reception back in August. I wish you every success in the future.

Helen Templeton

I felt I must write and express my admiration for your wonderful band which played so well at our Wedding on Monday at Prestonfield House Hotel. You had gone to so much trouble to play Israeli music and to find those two girls was a stroke of genius. Alison was a terrific compere and I thought that everyone picked up the dances so quickly and so well. It was amazing how the Scottish and Jewish dances blended in so well together.

Many, Many thanks to you all.

Rosemary Denholm


Just a short note to thank you and the band for the wonderful music on Saturday at Stirling Castle. It really got everyone in the mood and given the chance they would have gone on all night. Many Thanks!!!

Roddy Barr

Morgan Furze - A Division of International Distillers

We just had to write to thank you for playing so “monstrously” well at our Wedding At Prestonfield House. Everyone had the most wonderful time and our English friends want to do it all over again! Your choice of music was perfect and the caller kept everything running so smoothly. Thanks again for helping to make our big day a real celebration!!!

Lesley and Chris Kelly

Chislehust, Kent

Dear Philip,

Thank you so much for the music you guys played at our Wedding. Everybody loved it and the dancing was so much fun. Even those who were doing it for the first time found it fun, thanks to the dancing being called. For a three-piece [Norloch Ceilidh Trio] you guys were powerful and solid. Thank you for being a big part of the success of our wedding day.


To book Norloch or enquire about the band email Philip Condie at: reelgood@reelgoodmusic.com    

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