Welcome to the website of Scotland’s leading #ROCKCEILIDH band Bahookie!

A Celtic Rock 4-piece literally like no other, Bahookie really are different. How do you mash Fiddles with urban dance and rock grooves, then sing luscious melodies over the world’s finest Scottish anthems?

About Us


Well these guys certainly know how……. Comprised of players who are all full-time professional musicians at the top of their game, Bahookie have many years of worldwide gigging experience behind them. You’ll often see Bahookie members playing in the likes of Rura, Blazin’ Fiddles, Fara and even in touring show theatre pits! 

Bahookie are regularly booked to play at Weddings, Corporate events and Caledonian Society events all across the world as well as putting on their own sellout #ROCKCEILIDH shows around the country. The band has most recently performed in Bangkok, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Pakistan and Jakarta, to name but a few. Bahookie certainly have a worldwide fan base and international appeal. 


The Bahookie #ROCKCEILIDH sound is a unique blend of Rock, Dance and traditional Celtic music and the band’s success can undoubtedly be attributed to their ability to transfer their highly acclaimed recorded material to the most fantastic and unforgettable live performances. 


Bahookie have many years of gigging and touring experience behind them across and the players have vast experience of many genres such as Folk, Rock, Dance, Musical Theatre, and all of Scotland’s National Orchestras. With the core members of Scott Arnott (Drums/Vocals), and Neil Thompson (Vocals, Piano and Guitar) having known each other for years, you certainly see and hear the spirit and unity between them. A true band of brothers…

  • Java St Andrew’s Society, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Bangkok St Andrew’s Society
  • Dubai Caledonian Society
  • Abu Dhabi Scottish Society
  • Caledonian Society of Oman
  • British Embassy, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • SECC Burns Celebrations – Natural History Museum, V&A Museum, Guildhall, London
  • Represented The SSE Hydro at the International Live Music Conference – London
  • Glasgow’s Hogmanay
  • Headline performance on Glasgow Green at Glasgow’s World Pipe Band Championships,
  • Supported INXS at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium on their “SWITCH” World Tour – The band was handpicked by Kirk Pengilly himself!
  • Scotty famously played with the legendary Lou Reed – performing Walk on the Wild Side – Live at the Burns and a’ That Festival, Ayrshire, Scotland.

example bahookie set

2000 – 1st Dance

Ceilidh until the buffet featuring in no particular order –

  • Gay Gordons with Scream and Shout (Will.i.Am) and Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
  • Dashing White Sergeant with Sweat (Snoop Dogg) and Breathe (Prodigy)
  • St Bernard’s Waltz – Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Circassian Circle with Use Somebody (Kings of Leon) and How Sweet is your Love (Calvin Harris)
  • Canadian Barn Dance with Rag N Bone (Human) and One Love ()Bob Marley)
  • Strip the Willow – The Queen of Auchenblae
  • Helicopter Dance – The Shand

2145 – Band Break with chilled music in the background for guests to chat and have a cup of tea!

2215 – 1115 – Live DJ Section featuring anything you can think of!!! Oldies right up to current hits. Send us a list and we’ll incorporate it into the set.

1115 – Big Finale with the Band returning

  • Virginia Reel with Lovers on the Sun (David Guetta) and Don’t You Worry (Swedish House Mafia)
  • Orcadian Strip The Willow with Pompeii (Bastille) and  Insomnia (Faithless)
  • Caledonia (Last Waltz)
  • Auld Lang Syne with Loch Lomond
  • Performance concludes with a couple of DJ tracks.


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