Archive for August, 2009

New Reel Time Ceilidh Band video sample

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Reel Time ceilidh Band, evening entertainment at weddingAfter a great summer of playing gigs, from Perth to Pollockshields, Edinburgh to Edradour, we have put up a new clip of the band live in action.This is not your traditional ceilidh band.  The Reel Time Band, led by Roddy on the pipes, are a funky 3 or 4 piece ceilidh band.  Playing for weddings, corporate events and parties.  We have entertained 40 weddings so far in 2009 with our Funky brand of ceilidh music.  Why not see for yourself: We are now taking bookings for 2010 and are offering our clients a Disco service, if they wish to split their entertainment between ceilidh and disco.  The band has a professional speaker system (1000W) and we have brought in a new Laser to our light show, to impress your guests.

Roddy on the Plinth

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days, as part of Antony Gormley’s One and Other project, a different person will make the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square their own.  At 14.00 on Monday 17th August, it will be the turn of Pipe Major Roddy Deans to turn the plinth Scottish.This summer, sculptor Antony Gormley has invited the public to help create an astonishing living monument. He has asked the people of the UK to occupy the empty Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square in London, a space normally reserved for statues of Kings and Generals. They will become an image of themselves, and a representation of the whole of humanity.

“While on the Plinth, I need to do something that will embrace those who are viewing this incredible artistic experiment.” said Roddy

As a professional bagpipe player and purveyor of all things Scottish, Roddy is planning a bagpipe concert and some haggis with its traditional address to mark Robert Burns’s 250 year anniversary.

“I really want to turn a few heads in Trafalgar Square and take a part of Scotland into the centre of London” said Roddy.

Roddy will be in full highland regalia and will certainly stand out not only from the three permanently occupied plinths, but also from the people below in Trafalgar square.

“A few hundred years ago I would have been hung drawn and quartered for such an ambitious show of Scottishness” he added.

“It was quite coincidental that my slot was to be the week after the world pipe band championships and Piping live festival in Glasgow.  It is good to see bagpipes in use in the 21st century” said Roddy.

An online feed of Roddy’s performance on the Plinth can be seen 2-3pm on Monday 17th August, on

More details of Roddy the piper can be found at

Scottish bagpipers for Edinburgh Castle

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009



Reel Time Events, working in partnership with Historic Scotland are providing professional bagpipe players every day during the summer for Scotland’s no 1 tourist destination, Edinburgh Castle.  The pipers duties include opening the castle to tourists, playing up at Hospital square and on the ramparts.  Then adding some music to the 1 o’clock gun ceremony.


It is a dream come true to be supplying this contract to Edinburgh Castle.  After having provided services to numerous corporate and wedding events at the castle, we are proud to become part of the whole visitor experience of Scotland’s most famous visitor attraction.


For more information and chat on the matter, see the forum, 

It was the military tattoo at Edinburgh castle that first inspired me to play the bagpipes, so this is indeed an honour.