• 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

11 January 2024

Ceilidh season has started again.

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After our short winter break, ‘Piping Hot’ are back next week, starting with a ‘Burn’s Night’ Celebration Ceilidh for Salcombe Rugby Club.  We have played for them before – always a fun night.!  The dancing starts after they have had...
28 March 2023

Our caller will guide through the dances.

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Our caller will usually start off the evening with dances for the younger and older guests who may be leaving earlier and then progress onto the more demanding moves as the evening progresses.  Mistakes are all part of the fun...
26 February 2023

Getting your guests dancing together.

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There is nothing like a Ceilidh or Barn Dance to get your guests mixing and having fun.  Here is a picture from a dance floor full of families and friends having a really good ‘Piping Hot’ Dance at a Huntsham...
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...

Upcoming Events...

See you soon!

Wedding – Louise & Paul

19:30 - 24:00

Wedding – Halima & Ash + Disco

19:30 - 24:00

Wedding – Nikki & Paul + Disco


Azure Events

Holsome Park, Diptford
20:00 - 23:00

70th Birthday

Waie Inn, Zeal Monachorum

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