BBC Hogmanay Show

What a brilliant time we all had at Hogmanay Live on BBC Radio Scotland. Thanks to Scots singer Fiona Hunter and to presenter Bryan Burnet for getting the dancers all fired up! Whooooop! All the best for 2017 everyone!

Veil Wedding Fair

Screen Shot 2017-07-04 at 21.29.46Lovely day at the VEIL wedding fair today.

Lots of delightful wedding goods on show.  Thanks for having us guys!

If you’d like to chat to the band directly at a similar event please get in contact with us via our contact page to enquire when we will be exhibiting next.  Cask Strength Ceilidh Band appear at a number of wedding shows including the SECC Scottish Wedding Show and fairs in the Highlands.

Winter Weddings

We had the pleasure of playing a few weddings in the barn at Comrie Croft. What a great venue: great food and drink, lovely staff and a nice big dance floor with hay bales all around!

Congratulations to Gill and Cammy, and to Paul and Corinne! We wish all the very best in your future together!

Hamish, John and Stevie 

Burns Night at the BBC

The lads performed on the BBC for the Burns Supper this year! Some great recitals of Burns’ poetry, braw singing and some fine haggis!

Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party!

We had such a blast at the Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party on the Royal Mile! Hundreds of dancers – just great fun!


Real Highland Wedding, Crear

Talk about authentic highland weddings, this is it! Anne-Margaret and John Anderson kick off their wedding ceilidh at Crear with a traditional Wedding Reel, a spectacular traditional first dance with the maid of honour and best man.  Great piping too from one of the guests!  We had such a brilliant night! Congratulations again to Mr and Mrs Anderson!

Highland Wedding, Crear from HAMISH NAPIER on Vimeo.


What cracker of a Wedding in Montrose!

Congratulations Sam and Fran Kent! Thanks so much to you and you guests for a truly brilliant night! Cheers for the photos!

St.Andrew’s Day Celebrations + new video!

What a great day in the Grassmarket in Edinburgh at The St.Andrew’s Day Celebrations! Teaching four-dozen toddlers how to do the Canadian Barn Dance in a wee dome tent in the morning…to playing an Orcadian Strip the Willow to a crowd of over 2000 people at the end of the night!  We also caught up with Scottish folk legend Dougie MacLean (writer of “Caledonia”) backstage!

Check out out new video! Cheers, Hamish, John & Stevie

St.Andrews & St.Andrews

Hey Folks! Great ceilidh on Friday night in Glasgow city centre. John, Stevie and I are honoured to be playing a huge ceilidh at “SAintS” (Saint Andrews in the Square).  This truly stunning venue is surely the ultimate place to play a St.Andrews night!!!! Come on down! — at St Andrews in the Square: Glasgow’s Centre for Scottish Culture.

Promoting Scottish music, song and dance to the widest possible audience, this stunning restored former church is a 300 capacity venue run by St Andrews in the Square Charitable Trust.

The Cask Strength Ceilidh Band

Friday 29th November 2013
Tickets £10/8 or on the door