Dancing Feet Ceilidh Band - top Scottish Ceilidh band - great wedding ceilidh band from Edinburgh, Fife and Perthshire

About Us

When Kate & Roddy formed Dancing Feet Ceilidh Band in 2007, the idea was to bring new energy and life into ceilidh…and from there it turned into their passion. Not happy with conquering the British Isles, Dancing Feet annually tour France in March and play music all the way down to the South. Playing for French dance associations coloured their musical life, infusing all influences gathered on their journey to make them one of the most progressive and innovative Ceilidh Bands out there.

As if this wasn’t quite enough, in the summer of 2014 Dancing Feet attempted to break the world record for the Worlds Biggest Ceilidh! 1500 willing participants lined the streets of St Andrews, but they didn’t quite strip the willow…well, not this time.

Dancing Feet ceilidh band are based in Perthshire, Fife and Edinburgh and our current line up have been together since 2012, so we invite you to meet the band:

 

Meet the band

Kate Badcock - flute player - sax player - caller - fife ceilidh bands - perthshire ceilidh bands

Kate Badcock. plays flute and saxophone in the band and call most of the dances. She studied classical music, and has been playing traditional/folk music for 25 years now –Kate spent 10 years in Ireland, consequently has a large repertoire of Irish tunes as well as Scottish ones. She spent her formative years busking throughout Europe, and has picked up a large collection of tunes along the way from all over.

 

This is Roddy Johnston. He plays the pipes, fiddle and sings in the band, as well as helping  with the calling and generally keeping you all entertained.  Roddy grew up in a musical family in Angus, and has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Scottish music and song. 

Roddy and Kate met 10 years ago, and started playing together. They discovered a mutual passion not only for Irish and Scottish music, but also music from all corners of Europe, playing tunes from Galicia to Scandinavia to the Balkans – this inevitably seeps into the ceilidh set!

Roddy Johnston - fiddle player - piper - singer - caller - fife ceilidh bands - edinburgh ceilidh bands

Euan Johnston - bodhran player - edinburgh cielidh bands

 

 

Euan Johnston, our bodhran player is also Roddys brother, so they have been playing together forever! Euan will keep your feet tapping in time; he also likes a good blether in the break, so don’t be shy about coming up to say hello! When not playing in the ceilidh band, Euan is busy singing in bars and music venues in Edinburgh. He also speaks Gaelic, and has explored the Gaelic song repertoire, having lived for for a number of years on South Uist in a previous life.

Here is David Boyter, our guitarist. He joined the band in 2012, shortly after returning to Scotland having spent a few years in England. He can pretty much play anything on the guitar so if you have a favourite song you would like for your first dance, then he’s your man! He also plays mandolin and banjo, and likes climbing mountains and swimming in caves.

David Boyter - guitarist - edinburgh ceilidh bands