The Houlies are a young, energetic and professional ceilidh band

What People Say



The Houlies played at my wedding in June and were absolutely fantastic. They were thoughtful and helpful from the outset when I first contacted them, they were willing to change schedule around due to my indecision! When they played they were amazing, Sam's calling through the Ceilidh was so clear, even though we were very terrible dancers we all had a whale of a time, meanwhile the standard of the music was so high! So many people came and complemented them during and long after the wedding they are a talented group of people! I could not recommend them highly enough!

/  Genevieve Marsh-Feiley, Bride  /


The Houlies were fantastic! They went above and beyond to make our ball special. They directed the ceilidh dances perfectly and everyone had a blast! Many of our guest commented on how great the band were! We would 100% recommend them to anyone.

/  Bronagh Wishart, Aberdeen Dental Society  /


I worked with The Houlies on a wedding in 2018. In the run up to the big day, I found them to be timely and professional with correspondence. On the day, they were fantastic! They had everyone on the floor all night, they were great at calling the dances, they were fun and very lovely people to boot. Would highly recommend!

/ Donna Taylor, Wedding and Event Planner /


Great band. Had The Houlies for two years now at our end of year club ball. Flexible and easy with booking and great on the night! Nothing more to ask for.

/ Seumas Thomson, Aberdeen University Athletics Club /


Houlies, you were fantastic, the perfect mix of fun, skill and professionalism, thanks for making our party!

The Houlies were absolutely wonderful as a band at the wedding. It was such a key thing to have a ceilidh band, and to find you could also do the afternoon music, followed by great management of the play list- could not have been better. The Greek dancing was one of the best moments of the whole day, thank you very much for the research you put into that.

/ Frances Parrish, Mother of the Groom /


I just wanted to thank you and your fellow members for such a fun evening on Friday at Wardhill … we all thoroughly enjoyed the Houlies and it was a fantastic way to spend Issy’s birthday and, of course, Burns night.

/ Frankie Taylor, Private Party /


I engaged The Houlies as the Ceilidh Band for our school fundraiser in October, and have confidence in recommending them to anyone. The band were a pleasure to work with, and music was to a very high standard throughout. They also encouraged the crowd to get up to dance, explaining clearly how each dance worked. 

/ Chris pearson, Robert Gordon’s College /


Excellent band and would thoroughly recommend. Booked for my daughter’s 21st birthday. Great!!

/ Cathleen Tait, private party /