About Us

About Òr Cèilidh Band

Òr has 4 core members; Fiona, Alex, Rua and Mark. Between them they play guitar, fiddle, pipes and whistle and generate a unique sound, excellent for both dancing and listening to.

As well as the 4 core members, we regularly invite guest artists to play with the band for larger events. We often work with acclaimed singers, harpists, pianists and accordionists. We are happy to tailor our music to perfectly suit your event.

Ceilidh at the Bongo Club

Òr Cèilidh Band Members

Alex Urquhart-Taylor

Alex Urquhart-Taylor

Originally from Manchester, Alex moved to the Highlands at the age of 5. He first got involved in piping at the age of 8 when he took up the practice chanter.

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Fiona Hamilton

Fiona has been playing fiddle for over 20 years, and has toured and performed all over the world, both with her own band, GiveWay, and with Carlos Nuñez.

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Mark Neilly

After spending a year at the Gaelic College, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig on the Isle of Skye, Mark came to Edinburgh to do a degree in Celtic Studies.

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Rua Macmillian

Originally from Nairn, Rua Macmillian is making a name for himself on the Scottish traditional music scene, winning many awards.

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