• 01803 528234
  • paul@pipinghotmusic.com

Welcome to the Piping Hot Ceilidh band website!

South Devon based barn-dance and ceilidh band, with caller, ‘Piping Hot’ play an upbeat mix of Scottish, Irish, Celtic and English dance music for weddings, birthdays and anniversary parties, throughout Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset.
Combining Highland , Border and Electric Bagpipes, Fiddle, Melodeon, Whistle, Guitar, Banjo,  Cajon (drum) – not all at the same time! – in different combinations to produce a genuinely unique, fun and lively sound.


We want your Wedding day to be special with lively dances bringing all your guests of any age and ability together, guided by our caller. First dance? – we can play your selected track through our P.A., or, we have dances where you can lead, with family and friends progressively joining in.


What ever the occasion, our caller will guide you through the step, – making mistakes is all part of the fun and guests of all ages and abilities will be able to join in. Playing Scottish, Irish and English tunes we will happily adapt to your requirements. The accent is on “Fun and Lively”


Any special day is an excellent excuse for a dance! Whether you call it a Barn Dance, Ceilidh, Folk or Country dance. ‘Piping Hot’ will ensure you enjoy the evening. Our Caller will seamlessly adapt the dances to your needs, accommodating all ages and abilities.

A great way to bring your party guests together!

Our caller will guide your novice dancers while the band play driving jigs and reels, polkas and waltzes – with a rousing end of evening finale with Highland pipes, Fiddle, Banjo and Cajon (drum) and Guitar – keep your feet still if your can!!!

Available as a 3 or 4 piece band plus caller to suit your requirements.
Use our radio mic. for your speeches and announcements.
Use our top of the range Bose professional sound equipment to extend your entertainment before and after the ceilidh, with your own playlist.
Or how about a full on disco using our disco lights?
Full £5,000,000 public liability insurance – all our equipment is fully PAT safety tested.

Thanks so much for all you did, it was such a fab day and one we will not forget! Everyone loved the ceilidh and the piping made forde house a real occasion, so thank you.

Lucy & Ross, Forde House & Kenton Wedding

A huge thank you for you and your group playing for us, and what wonderful evening it was. Really glad we combined the bbq too. Hope you all enjoyed it.

Chris & Andrea, Sidmouth BBQ and Barn Dance

Just a really quick note to thank you so very, very much for making Laura’s wedding so perfect. I have had sooooo many lovely comments about your playing, and the excellent caller too. The guests absolutely loved it, and it really was the most brilliant way to have dancing at a wedding. Perfect!!

Karen, Laura's Wedding

Recent News

25 May 2022

Book Early To Ensure Our Availability.

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Piping Hot are often booked up a year or tow ahead for certain dates – book early to secure your event.  Check our ‘Events’ page for our availability.  
18 December 2021

Optimism for a ‘piping Hot’ 2022

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2022 looks like being another good ceilidh year for Piping Hot.  With 15 dances booked and a steady trickle of inquiries coming in there is general optimism for the future. Happy Christmas and New Year to all our past and...
12 October 2021

Bride gets to wear wedding dress – again!

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After marrying last year, Naomi & Tristan finally get their wedding Ceilidh.    Here, Naomi – white dress in the picture!! – and husband Tristan are taken through the steps with Richard, our caller.
10 September 2021

Ceilidhs continue thanks to the N.H.S.!

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Our Ceilidh season apace with 7 dances coming up in the next 6 weeks.  Everyone of them going through a prolonged story of hope / disappointment / re-booking and finally happiness when the big day arrives and – thanks to...
26 July 2021

Ceilidh time again.!

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At last.  Our first ceilidh for 16 months last Saturday – our band and the wedding guests all  had a great time at Lucy & Henry’s wedding dance at Hareston Manor near Plymouth.  Very successful and we forward to our...

Upcoming Events...

See you soon!
19:30 - 22:30

40th Birthday Party

20:00 - 23:00

Wedding – Caz & frank

20:00 - 23:00

Wedding – Catharine & James

Thorverton Memorial Hall
20:00 - 24:00

Wedding – Summer & Jake + Disco

18:00 -21:00

Wedding – Lee-Anne & Richard


Paul, the bands Highland Bagpiper will also play Scottish or Irish tunes, solo and in full Highland Dress as part of the day’s celebrations, if needed.

For more details please visit www.SouthWestBagpiper.co.uk or call 01803 528234