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On since 2011

Last update: January 2024

🎶 Welcome to Iron Broo Ceilidh Band: Elevate Your Wedding Celebration with Unforgettable Scottish Music! 🎻

Planning your dream wedding? Look no further for the perfect entertainment to infuse your celebration with the spirit of Scotland. Iron Broo Ceilidh Band, led by the talented musician Charlie Abel, specializes in delivering an authentic Scottish ceilidh experience that will have your guests raving about your wedding for years to come.

Why Choose Iron Broo?

✨ Interactive Ceilidh Experience: Our seasoned musicians guide your guests through traditional ceilidh dances with infectious energy. From lively jigs to heartwarming folk tunes, we create an inclusive atmosphere that ensures everyone, regardless of experience, can join in the fun.

🎤 Versatility in Performance: Beyond ceilidh dances, Iron Broo offers a diverse repertoire, seamlessly transitioning from energetic tunes to soulful traditional ballads. We read the room, providing the perfect musical backdrop for every moment of your celebration.

🌟 Professionalism and Compliance: Iron Broo takes the stress out of entertainment planning. Our fully PAT-tested equipment, public liability insurance, and on-demand compliance certificates guarantee a seamless experience, leaving you free to enjoy your special day.

Discover the Iron Broo Difference:

👉 Top-Ranked by Clients: Our clients speak for us! Check out our glowing third-party reviews on Google and FreeIndex, where Iron Broo is proudly ranked as the number one ceilidh band in the U.K.

🌍 Global Music Presence: Immerse yourself in our music before the big day! Search for 'Iron Broo Live at Moray Ceilidh Club' or 'Charlie Abel' on major digital platforms to experience our dynamic sound.

🎵 Example of our Tailored Packages to Fit Your Vision: Aberdeenshire area

  • Duo: £750 plus VAT - (£900)
  • Three-piece: £1050 plus VAT - (£1260)
  • Four-piece: £1300 plus VAT - (£1560)

Additional Options:

  • Disco Option: £200 plus VAT
  • Ceremonial Music/Afternoon Reception: Tasteful acoustic background music from £450

Book Your Unforgettable Wedding Entertainment: Ready to elevate your wedding with the sounds of Scotland? Reach out to us, and we'll send you a contract to secure your date. A £150 deposit towards the fee is all it takes to lock in Iron Broo for your special day.

📞 Contact us now, and let's create the perfect soundtrack for your wedding celebration!

Warm regards,

Charlie Abel Iron Broo Ceilidh Band

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music

What is included in the wedding package?

P.A system, band and disco, lighting and dance caller

How far in advance should I contact you?

As far as possible

What style of music do you offer?


Type of musical group:


Size of group:

Small (2 - 3 musicians)
Medium (4 - 6 musicians)


Ceilidh - Folk - Disco

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?


What's your experience?

yes. Lots. Fully professional since 2002, gigging since 1992

Do you have your own equipment?


Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?


Can you travel?

Yes, aberdeen City Aberdeenshire Moray Angus Scotland We consider any distance, even intercontinental

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, travel costs are added at the time of quote. Anywhere in Aberdeen city or shire the prices is already included

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

With a team

What is the length of time of the act?

We fit the performance to suit. Usually an evening wedding performance is 8-12 with a break during the buffet. If you use our disco option we can extend till 1am

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

We can set up during the room turn around, or if arranged in advance during the afternoon if logistics allow

Do you do open-air acts?


Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

By an arranged fee

What are the forms of payment?

Bank Transfer, Invoice, Credit /Debit card, PayPal, Cash

Served in

Aberdeen & Deeside and Moray & Banff

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Reviews for Iron Broo Ceilidh Band

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Alexandra N. Sent on 28/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

If you want to have fun book Iron Broo!

We hired the Iron Broo Duo and had a ceilidh and disco package. The booking process was nice and simple, costs were clearly outlined and every question I had was answered fully and quickly. On the day of our wedding we had a very last minute adjustment to the schedule that they handled with ease. We had a lot of enthusiastic guests who had never been to a Ceilidh before and had a good laugh when things went wrong but the band were excellent at managing the chaos and getting everyone engaged in the dances.
Ian K. Sent on 05/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Super Ceilidh Band

Iron Broo played at our family and friends ceilidh in July. It was a two piece band - talented musicians who played in varying styles. Iron Broo chose the dances - a mix of traditional and new ceilidh dances. The explanations of the dances were very clear. Many of our guests commented on how good Iron Broo were. We would definitely recommend them.
Daniel Sent on 24/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect in every way

Iron Broo were fantastic from the moment we book them to the big day. Flexible, quick back and forth messaging, and accomodating.
They were quickly set up on the day and ready to party. Part of our guests weren't Scottish and had no clue what a Ceilidh even was, but the band managed to make them all comfortable and part of our dance floor.
Being a pro at accordion they were able to indulge my musette fancy, being French and all.
Every steps were explained and taught perfectly. We all had an amazing time and I couldn't recommend Iron Broo enough for how special they managed to make our big day feel.
Absolute professionals!!
Chantal G. Sent on 09/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Winter Ceilidh Party

They came all the way to Luxembourg to do a ceilidh with our Year 8 students and it was simply fantastic! They really motivated our students to take part in the dancing and the students ended up loving it! Thank you so much again! It was an amazing event!
Rosanna G. Sent on 02/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Ceilidh

 Iron Broo played for our wedding ceilidh at the end of May this year and they absolutely fantastic!!! We had the two band member option as it was a smaller wedding, the music was brilliant and Charlie was very patient in leading us through the dances! I had so much fun and although some of our guests were hesitant to have a go, by Orcadian Strip the Willow, everyone who could was birling away! My family from England were so impressed with the atmosphere created by the music and really enjoyed the dancing. The guests who were not able to dance were still really entertained by the musicians and everyone raved about Irno Broo at the end of the night. Thankfully they were also able to play music while we had a breather but kept the entertainment going. Charlie was also very helpful with my many questions in the lead up to the big day! Couldn't recommend enough! Thank you again!
Jenna M. Sent on 03/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Charity Ceilidh

Iron Broo played at our charity ceilidh in February 2024 with 2 piece band. It was a fantastic event - the dance floor was full from start to finish and we’d highly recommend them for any occasion. We got great feedback from the guests - great fun and few twists on the traditional Scottish ceilidh dances and a crammed floor for the classics. Many thanks!
Keri B. Sent on 20/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent, entertaining band that made our wedding wonderful.

Highly skilled ceilidh band that provided entertaining music and instruction for our wedding ceilidh dance. Would highly recommend to others.
Alenza R. Sent on 24/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A must have!

From the moment we started to plan our wedding, we knew we wanted Iron Broo! Having attended a few of their ceilidhs in the past, we were keen to hear them again. We couldn't have asked for anything more, the music and dancing was incredible (as per usual). Many of our guests had never attended a ceilidh before but they made the process of learning all the steps easy. They were also extremely accommodating, able to play a requested song for our first dance with less than a weeks notice!

Thank you so much Iron Broo! It was a pleasure to have you at our wedding.
Ife B. Sent on 19/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating


We recently had Iron broo duo play at our wedding on 4th November 2023 and they were fantastic! A lot of guests had never been to a ceilidh before and they all really enjoyed it, especially the kids! Great communication from the first contact we made with Charlie. We highly recommend Iron Broo!
Robin J. Sent on 03/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Ceilidh Band

Hired for ceilidh, very accomodating and friendly. Their professionalism is evident from their manner with me and their reputation with others when we mentioned who we had hired. Played a requested tune for our first dance. Called/instructed on the dances which was very necessary and useful for people unfamiliar. Flexible on day when time for break and end called. Hired 4 players including a fiddle and sounded great!
Had heard play before, and look forward to hearing again.
Annette M. Sent on 27/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic ceilidh band

The band (two piece) were absolutely brilliant. They were all set up in good time and the music was fantastic. Charlie called the dances where needed - everyone had an absolute ball! Thanks a million. I would recommend that you check out their youtube clips. I had wondered if a two piece would be enough for our venue - but the sound was perfect. Thanks.
Kaitlyn W. Sent on 19/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best ceilidh ever!

Amazing wedding band!! Played both a ceilidh set and disco afterparty. Listened to all my crazy plans and created an awesome evening for all my guests. Super value for money and really easy to communicate with.
Chrissie G. Sent on 08/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Thank yoouuu Iron Broooo!!!

We were lucky enough to have Iron Broo play for us at our wedding, where half the guests were Scottish and experienced ceilidh and reeling dancers and the other half were German and had no idea what was going on! The fact that Iron Broo got EVERYONE on the dance floor and partaking enthusiastically in both Scottish and German dances is a testament to their legendary music and DJ'ing! The evening simply wouldn't have been the same without them. Thank you so much Iron Broo for making our multi-national wedding such a cracking party!
Gillian S. Sent on 09/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic band

Iron Broo played at our wedding dance. They are a fantastic band and got everyone dancing. Charlie called the dances so everyone knew what to do. We all had a brilliant night. Definitely recommend.
Louise L. Sent on 30/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

School Leavers Ceildh

We were finally able to hold a P7 Leavers' Ceilidh this year post covid. Iron Broo helped to make the evening for our pupils and family and great success. We were a little concerned as many of our pupils and their families had never been to a ceilidh. I need not have worried! The dance floor was full for every dance. Charlie explained the steps and the music was just first class!
A very special part of the evening was when the little kids asked for Musical Statues. Charlie and Fred obliged with an array of snappy tunes that got more than just the kids up dancing. Brilliant!

The only question is...when can we have our next Iron Broo ceilidh?? They have definitely hooked a new generation of ceilidh enthusiasts. Thank you Charlie and Fred! 💃🕺💃
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