• 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 and Bass – 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, Bass 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 July 2020

Love will always find a way.

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Couples planning for their wedding are starting to adapt and going ahead with a smaller wedding ceremony – and having their celebration for all their family friends, with a meal and evening Ceilidh, at a later date.  This gives them...
20 November 2019

A house party for Piping Hot.

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We are playing for ‘Daisy’ May’s Birthday party at his house in Marldon in a couple of weeks. The line-up is Tiggy on Fiddle, Andy on Guitar & Bazouki and Paul on Electic pipes, Melodeon and Flute. We will pay...
07 October 2019

The calm before the mayhem.

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We played for Emma and Ben’s wedding Ceilidh in Tavistock on Saturday, the picture shows them during their dignified first dance – then the fun started.  They are enthusiastic Ceilidh dancers and along with Ben’s wonderful Irish relatives the evening...
15 September 2019

A proper Devon barn dance.

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We played for the Dartmoor Hunt Pony Club last week – it was a ‘proper’ Barn dance in a Cornwood farmers barn. Huge thanks to Jenny, Jas and the support workers for all their work to make it such a...

Upcoming Events

See you soon!


All Evening

Burn’s Night at TJ’s Restaurant (Piping only)

Paignton Harbour
Public Event
19:00 -24:00

Burn’s Night Event

20:30 - 23:30

Burn’s Night Dance


Wedding – Thea & Michael


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