Our Iron Broo Ceilidh Band news pages. We try and blog as much as possible and inform any interested readers of our blog what we are up to. Sometimes we are pretty busy and don’t get time to write much but there is growing pressure in the digital world to inform people regularly and when we are not busy perfecting our ceilidh tunes we will try and fill as much text into our blogosphere as we possibly can. Fit mair can i say aboot it.  It says I need 250 words.

Oh wait, two hundred and fifty wirds.  or Twa hunner and fifty wurds.  Foo mony ways can yi say a phrase to fill oot the text on screen.

I like to ceilidh, you like to ceilidh we all like to ceilidh.

Let’s sing it this time…

No seriously, I’ll do my best to keep posting on the Blog and I’ll ask some of the band to chime in as well as guest bloggers.  We have some really funny conversations sometimes and have plenty stories to tell.  We are expert on all things Stovies.  Few people have imbibed as much Stovie as us. The good, the bad and the runny stuff from the south that would be spat oot in Aberdeenshire.  Stovies should only be tatties, beef, ingin’ and butter and gravy drippin’.   Nae corned beef, sausages or ither veg.

I think I have my next post sorted…

Confessions of a ceilidh master.  Episode 1.  A Stovie too far.


The Hogmanay Ceilidh is one of the most significant events of the year for any ceilidh band or lovers of Scottish culture. This New year's eve we will be at Pittodrie House for another fantastic ceilidh. Pittodrie House is a fantastic venue for a ceilidh. It's not miles away from Aberdeen, and it has a cosy charm about the place with excellent staff.

Charlie, Duncan & Fred at the Doric Film Festival "Awa we Gaed tae Aikey" https://youtu.be/No6dYzxNTt0 Our entry to the Doric Film Festival 2019 Directed and written by Duncan Harley. An Iron Broo film. Music performed by Charlie Abel & Fred Wilkinson. Narrated & edited by Charlie Abel. Doric supervisors Alison Abel (my ma fae Turra) [...]

Iron Broo Christmas ceilidh Hi folks, we just released the ticket sales today for our 2019 Christmas Ceilidh party night that will be held at the Beach Ballroom again. Upstairs in the Star Ballroom. We have an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on a limited number of tickets. Please take advantage of this offer while you can. [...]

Fred with Colin Taylor, Lord Dean of Guild. Today I had the pleasure of accompanying Fred Wilkinson, my musical pal of many years, down to the Town House. Where he was then admitted into the Burgesses of Guild of the City and Royal Burgh of Aberdeen. The Burgesses of Aberdeen are one of the oldest [...]

We are looking forward to a great ceilidh on Saturday for our Christmas ceilidh at the Beach Ballroom which has now sold out. We have a full band ready for you. We have all been practicing and getting warmed up for this Christmas ceilidh all year.   We can't wait to absorb the atmosphere before taking [...]

I'm excited to announce a new album release today.  Available on CD from  CharlieAbel.scot or download on the usual platforms.iTunes, CdBaby, Amazon etc.   The album contains 16 tracks of Celtic music and songs. Some of my own original pieces. Please give it a listen and if you like it I hope you will buy the [...]