Coila Ceilidh Band has developed into one of the leading traditional groups in Scotland and is in constant demand at home and abroad. From performances at international music festivals such as Celtic Connections and The Shetland Folk Festival to Hollywood film premières, they have developed an unrivalled breadth of experience among ceilidh bands. In recent years they have played in countries as diverse as France, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Canada, China, Nigeria, Dubai, Kuwait and Qatar. They regularly perform ceilidhs throughout Scotland and find themselves particularly popular for wedding receptions.
Leader and caller of the band is the former national fiddle champion Alistair McCulloch. A graduate of the University of Strathclyde, he is one of the best-known fiddlers in Scotland and is in demand as a performer, teacher, adjudicator and composer. Gavin Welsh is a popular and busy percussionist. He is a full-time percussion teacher based in South Ayrshire and is the founder and musical director of the South Ayrshire Percussion Ensemble. Ayrshire born, Willie Weir is an accomplished accordionist who has over twenty five years of experience performing traditional music.