The Black Rose Ceilidh Band has been putting their stamp on Scottish Dance music for nearly 25 years. The band first came to prominence in the early nineties when the ceilidh dance scene in Glasgow was in rude health. Venues like the Riverside Club and the Renfrew Ferry were packing in audiences every weekend with young ceilidh-goers keen to strut their stuff on the dance-floor to the new breed of dance band that was emerging. The Black Rose quickly developed a reputation for combining first class musicianship with an exciting energy and creative arrangements that became firm favourite in Glasgow and beyond.
In the years since, The Black Rose has consistently tried to create a sound that was as exciting to the listener as it was to the dancer. Our intention is always to ensure our musical ambition achieves a sound that retains the heart and soul of the dance band sound while offering a freshness of direction that moves the tradition on.
The band were the the first winners of ‘Best Scottish Dance Band’ category at the inaugural Scots Trad Music in 2003, and in 2007 a poll in the Scotsman named them the number one ceilidh band in Scotland.
2013 see the band record it’s fifth studio album –
The album will be launched on 12 October when the band make a return visit to the Shetland Accordion and Fiddle festival.