Pentlands Ceilidh Band

Regulars on BBC Radio Scotland’s Take the Floor, the Pentlands Ceilidh band are making their debut appearance in Orkney this year.

Long-term members Colin Brown and Derek Rae (both accordionists), are joined by drummer Garry Kellow, in a globe-trotting band that has travelled as far afield as Cyprus, Germany, Syria and Kuwait, as well as to many festivals and clubs closer to home, including Skye, Shetland, Jura, Newcastleton and Mull.

The band were originally scheduled appear at the 2010 Orkney Folk Festival, yet were hit by former drummer, and founding partner, Neil Cranston’s very sudden passing. Now back up and running, and with Garry firmly on board, we are delighted to hold the door open for the group.