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Scottish Dance Band
Scottish Country Dances, Ceilidhs, Weddings & Corporate Events

“It was fabulous having you to play again! Your sound is so complete: rhythmic, tuneful, lively and nobody can not want to dance to it!”
Montpellier- June 2017


"A fantastic evening. The music was superb."
London  - June 2016


"Such great music to which you simply had to dance - we've had lots of lovely comments and especially about the music. The evening certainly seemed to go with a swing with a fantastic atmosphere."
Birmingham - March 2016


“Wonderful evening with a wonderful atmosphere from beginning to end with great music. We were also very lucky to have George Maybury piping as well. Everyone commented on his playing beforehand which set the scene and it was really special to have him lead the Grand March. The two dances he played for were so popular that they were repeated and the Band Solo was just magical."

Sevenoaks November 2015   


"Montpellier Club were full of praise for Strathallan Band, not just for the exceptional quality of the music, but also for the feeling of enjoyment radiating from the musicians. Our annual Ball is noted for its friendly atmosphere but Chris, Ann and Alex were special."
Montpellier June 2015    


"It was lovely dancing to such uplifting music. I do hope the committee have asked you back to play for them at a future dance. "
Luckenbooth - Mar 2015    


"You were all terrific and really made our evening go with a swing. I have received so many favourable comments...It was heartening to see 12 sets on the floor for the last dance and then to hear all the cheering, clapping and stamping of feet at the end of evening. You really did us proud and provided that electric atmosphere (and made some of us feel really young again)."

Harpenden - Mar 2015    


"What a superb evening of music and dancing..We have already received lots of compliments on the wonderful music and lively sets you played for us last night and we heartily second that!"

Oxford - Feb 2015   


"A lovely and lively selection of music which everyone was very happy to dance to on Saturday."
"You just make me fly!"

S.E. Herts - Nov 2014    


"Your music was exceptional, as always and it was good to see so many dancers at the first dance of the season."

Bristol - Oct 2014    


"Last evening was wonderful thanks to the vigour in the music making us all want to dance and thoroughly enjoy it. Perfect. We are a lucky bunch of folk."
"Thank you all so much for a great evening. The music was wonderful & really inspired the dancers."

Fareham - June 2014  


"Good choice of alternative tunes for all the dances which fitted so well with the original tunes."

Croydon - Apr 2014    


Sonning Common - Apr 2014

"Thanks for a brilliant dance last night at Sonning Common. It made my visit to this area memorable. My feet hardly stood still and the music was spot on. Good choice of tunes as well."   


Oxted Burns' Night - Jan 2014
"Thank you for the wonderful music last night. You are such a cheerful band and clearly enjoy playing your music as much as we and everybody who was there last night enjoyed dancing and listening to you. It says a great deal for the quality of the music and band when the hall is as full for the last dance as for the first and that was definitely the case yesterday"   

"Unwinding after a good evening at a Burns Night supper dance. It was a sell out and the Strathallan Band were on good form. Thanks for letting us in"   


Oxford - Dec 2013
"What a terrific evening's music! …It really was one of our most successful Christmas dances - and I'm sure, in large measure due to your musicianship, skill, rapport, and togetherness in every way that made it all go with such a swing and good humour. The music set up the whole wonderful atmosphere."   


Cirencester - June 2013
"What a super job you all did for us on Saturday evening, thank you so much (and it was all down to the mascot!!) Everyone had a great time and we all appreciated your playing."   


Jersey - May 2013
"Thanks for the fantastic music. We have had many lovely comments from our visitors but all agree that the music was first class. Hats off to you!".   


St John's Wokingham - Nov 2012
"Many thanks for making our ball such a success with your fabulous playing on Saturday, every one had a great time and your music brought a great atmosphere."   


Cirencester - July 2012
"I thought you were superb. Good supporting tunes, rock solid throughout, and all at comfortable speed. You sounded first-class."   


Gloucester - May 2012
"Thank you once again for wonderful music. ..People said the dance had a great atmosphere & certainly much of that was due to you & the band."   


Oxford - Feb 2012
"The band were on great form, really lifting everybody's tired feet and making us all want to dance"

"We very much enjoyed your playing and, on my part, your support and encouragement while I was up in the spot light on that stage doing the MC'ing!!"   


Gerrards Cross - Jan 2012
"Just to say that we had a brilliant evening last night and your revised line-up proved to be a great success"

"We were at last night's Gerrards Cross Ball and, in spite of Freya's and Chris' absences, the band was superb!"    


Bournemouth - Dec 2011
"The dance went really well with a super atmosphere. We had a full house which was really great. Ann and Martin did you and themselves proud, the dancers spontaneously applauding them with out my encouragement. They were really jolly and laughed and joked. All in all a great evening."    


Watford - June 2011
"You always have a smile on your face and your music has a smile in it too."    


Pershore - Jun 2011
"Thanks for the music last night. All who spoke to me had a thoroughly good evening."
"Good Tempos."    


Oxford - Feb 2011
"The music was excellent, great sets of tunes, good tempo and everybody on the floor dancing thoroughly enjoyed themselves."   


Bristol - Feb 2011
"There was such a variety of melody and tone, all played with such a richness and depth, that it made us all want to get up and have a go! You seemed to be enjoying it too and it adds immeasurably to the friendly atmosphere when the musicians relate so well to the dancers."    


Bournemouth - Dec 2010
"The evening was a great success, much attributed to you and your band. A great combination! I really enjoy the atmosphere that you create, both on the dance floor and on the stage."    


Gloucester - Nov 2010
"I am sure your lively playing was a major part in creating the atmosphere."
"Music like that makes you want to dance."    


Sutton Coldfield - Oct 2010
"You really did us proud on Saturday night, it was a great evening, the music was lovely, just the right tempo and the tunes the originals - simply made us all want to dance. Every thing was so right."    


North Herts (Hitchin)- Oct 2010
"Scottish Country Dancing at its best is the nearest I get to flying without a plane around me. Last night your music was so magical, I did not feel my feet touch the floor. Thank you."    


Pershore - June 2010
"Thank you all for the wonderful evening you gave us last night. All who spoke to me thought you had made an excellent choice of music" "It was a great night - thoroughly enjoyed it. Strathallan have a superb tempo, a pleasure to dance to."   


Visitors to Jersey Weekend - May 2010
"Chris, Martin and Ann lived up to all the good reports we had received; in fact they exceeded our expectations, both for their music and for the happiness that radiated from them. Our dancing in recent months has taken us from the Highlands and Islands to the Costa del Sol, but this week-end beat them all for fun and laughter!"    


Bristol - May 2010
"Many many thanks for a marvellous night of music. Everyone was alive with fun and joy at the dancing thanks to you three."

"Your vivacious and immaculate performance set the tone of the evening immediately, and the relaxed and amusing repartee with your audience engendered fun and added even more sparkle to the dancing."    


Spiffin - Apr 2010
"Thank you to all three of you for last night. The music was fantastic and though I could not dance, it was just lovely to listen to you all. (but my feet were tapping away!) It is always a joy having you (for your music) but also for the three of you. You are great working together. You are always smiling, enjoy each other’s company which also helps to set a superb atmosphere."    


Bridport - Jan 2010
"Many thanks Strathallan for really lifting the atmosphere at our Ball with your exceptional playing and musicality. The wonderful selections of tunes were played by local hero Duncan Brown on the fiddle, Martin Cairns on the piano, and on the accordion the band leader with the best smile on the circuit, Chris Oxtoby."    


Stanhill - Sep 09
" Thank you and all your crew for a wonderful evening last Saturday. Our guests so enjoyed your playing and Bob's excellent calling skills, which makes such a difference. It was all great fun, and many commented on sore legs the next day, so they must have moved a bit!"    


Watford - Mar 09
"Thank you all so much for the music - you all played wonderfully well, with some beautiful lively uplifting music. We all enjoyed ourselves very much. It was a pleasure to see you again (and a joy to meet the band's canine mascot)."    


Bournemouth - Feb 09
"Last night was fantastic, this was made possible because of the brilliant playing from you and your band."    


Wallington - Jan 09
"Many, many thanks to all of you for helping make Saturday go with a swing, We have received very positive feedback which is always good & considering your travel & then delay when you got there, your smiling faces were much appreciated!"    


New Forest - Dec 2008
"Our thanks to you and the band for making our event such fun. We were not a large crowd, but a happy one. It must have been something to do with the smiling band!"   


Sutton Coldfield - Oct 2008
"Thank you so much for the superb music on Saturday night. The tempo was so good, the sound delightful and you all looked so happy up on the stage, we certainly were on the floor. Everyone said it was a superb evening."    


Spiffin - Apr 2008
"Fantastic tunes, tempo and lovely working with you. The dancers really enjoyed the band and most of them showed it by being there at the end, and by all the comments made during the evening."   


Chichester - Apr 2008
"Extremely good value for money."   


Benson -Apr 2008
"The music that Strathallan played last night was fantastic. We had a wonderful evening - everything was perfect, so thank you for giving the evening that special touch which will make it truly memorable for us."   


Windsor - Nov 2007
"You were all charming and accommodating from the moment of arrival when you set about your preparations very thoroughly and professionally. The music during dinner was just perfect - a lovely selection of pieces at precisely the right volume. "   


Camerton - Oct 2007
"Strathallan made many new friends on Saturday evening, I have heard nothing but good comments on how well the band sounded. My faith in Strathallan was vindicated! "   


Watford - Jun 2007
"A lovely sound last evening and thank you so much for helping to turn a potentially dreary evening into one of fun and huge enjoyment. I'm sure your cheery laughing countenance travels across the footlights and infects all the audience! "   


Priston Mill - Jan 2007
"You gave us all the most wonderful evening. The dance floor was crammed all the time and people have been so complimentary about the band."

"I thought I'd got to the age where my feet would no longer itch to dance at the sound of a reel  I was never off the floor all night." Thank you all most sincerely for making it a memorable and extremely happy occasion and thereby making it a very good money-raising effort."