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The MacDonald Brothers

The MacDonald Brothers are enjoying a career which would be the envy of many musicians twice their age.  Recognised as one of the very best wedding and function bands in Scotland, you can now book them to perform at your wedding or event exclusively with Hireaband.



The MacDonald Brothers are enjoying a career which would be the envy of many musicians twice their age.  Recognised as one of the very best wedding and function bands in Scotland, you can now book them to perform at your wedding or event exclusively with Hireaband.


From a start as one of the youngest and most successful acts on the Scottish wedding band circuit, the boys shot to national fame on the UK's most popular talent show "X Factor" back in 2006. They came fourth in the season that was won by the awesome Leona Lewis and shared a stage watched by millions with some of the biggest names in show business.

After the show they released three top ten selling albums, achieving platinum and gold status and are now signed to a major label based in Hong Kong.

They've performed at massive events, including venues like the O2 and have toured with Irish legends, Westlife.

Still based in Scotland, The MacDonald Brothers are booked to perform at the very best events and weddings.

They'll perform hits from their massive repertoire of classic floor fillers with something for everyone. Talented traditional musicians as well as accomplished pop performers, they can deliver an incredibly lively ceilidh set to really get your guests reeling.

With all this experience you can expect a really slick and professional show - with superb quality production as standard, but unlike many celebrity acts, these guys are a pleasure to work with, polite, flexible and as everyone knows, immensely talented.

For a very special wedding day indeed, hire the MacDonald Brothers exclusively from their officially appointed agents, Hireaband and get our award winning service plus their fabulous talent in an unbeatable package.

Our very own, very famous MacDonald Brothers! They are a great band available to hire in Glasgow and across Scotland.

Get an instant quote and availability check right now by adding the MacDonald Brothers to your shortlist or filling in the short enquiry form.


Set list

500 Miles – The Proclaimers

5,6,7,8 – Steps

Addicted To Love - Robert Palmer

All of Me - John Legend

Always The Last To Know - Del Amitri

Amazed - Lonestar

Auld Lang Syne - Trad

Bad Habits – Ed Sheeran

Beautiful Sunday – Daniel Boone

Bille Jean – Michael Jackson

Black Horse & The Cherry Tree - KT Tunstell

Blinding Lights – The Weekend

Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke

Breakfast At Tiffanys - Deep Blue Something

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Bye Bye Baby - Baby City Rollers

Cant Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli

Cant Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake

Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis

Counting Stars - One Republic

Cotton Eyed Joe – Rednex

Country Roads – Hermes House

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

Cry Just A Little Bit - Shakin' Stevens

Dakota - Stereophonics

Dance With My Father Again - Luther Vandross

Dance With Me Tonight - Olly Murs

Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader

Daydream Believer - The Monkees

Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band

Dignity – Deacon Blue

Disco Inferno - The Trammps

Does Your Mother Know - Abba

Don't Stop Believing - Journey

Everything - Michael Buble

Everything I Do - Bryan Adams

Flower Of Scotland – Trad

Galway Girl – Steve Earle

Get Down Tonight - KC & Sunshine Band

Get Lucky – Daft Punk

The Gambler - Kenny Rogers

Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics

Heaven - Bryan Adams

Hey Brother - Avicci

Hi Ho Silver Lining - Jeff Beck

Home - Michael Buble

Human - The Killers

Hot Stuff - Donna Summers

I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas

Im A Believer - The Monkees

Im On My Way - The Proclaimers

Im Yours - Jason Maraz

Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars

Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran

Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams

Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Bros

Life With You - The Proclaimers

Loch Lomond – Runrig

Love Me Do - The Beatles

Marry Me - Train

Marry You - Bruno Mars

Money For Nothing - Dire Straits

Moves Like Jagger - Marroon 5

Mr Blue Sky - ELO

Mr Brightside – The Killers

My Girl - The Temptations

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Proud Mary – Tina Turner

Saturday Night At The Movies - The Drifters

Shang A Lang – The Bay City Rollers

Shut Up & Dance With Me - Walk The Moon

Shake It Off - Taylor Swift

Shotgun – George Ezra

Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Sit Down - James

Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum

Stand By Me - Ben E King

Staying Alive - The Bee Gees

Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel

Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams

Superstition - Stevie Wonder

Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Try A Little Tenderness - The Commitments

Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars

Valerie -  Amy Winehouse

Wagon Wheel – Nathan Carter

Wake Me Up - Avicci

Walk Of Life - Dire Straits

We Are The Champions – Queen

Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

Young At Heart - The Bluebells


Reviews (46)

The MacDonald Brothers

The band was amazing! The boys were great fun snd everyone really enjoyed the evening. We couldn’t fault them at all. Super evenings entertainment and the crowd loved the music.
Thank you so much.

The MacDonald Brothers

Well what a night!! We booked The Macdonald brothers for our wedding. I cannot praise these guys enough. From the word go they had everyone up dancing.. the dance floor was never empty! They are both such talented singers and musicians. So many guests have commented on how amazing they are! The dance floor was never empty!… genuinely nice guys and made our wedding dance a night to remember. Absolutely brilliant

The MacDonald Brothers

Great, friendly band, brilliant music enjoyed by all!

The MacDonald Brothers

Absolutely fantastic band. The McDonald Brothers made our night, they catered for all age groups ranging from 4 to 90. The dance floor was never empty. They are the most kind, professional and amazing performers. The highlight was the father daughter dance, “I loved her first” so emotional. We couldn’t have hired a better band.

The MacDonald Brothers

The MacDonald Brothers kept the dance floor busy with a great mix of covers and ceilidh music

The MacDonald Brothers

We recently booked The MacDonald Brothers for our Wedding Celebration Party and really can't recommend them enough! They kept our party going from start to finish and we didn't want the night to end! They played a great selection of music for all ages and the ceilidh set was fantastic too!
They are genuine lads, eager to please, professional and deliver a polished act, everyone who attended has commented on how good the entertainment was!
Delighted and wish we could do it all over again!

The MacDonald Brothers

The MacDonald Brothers were brilliant from start to finish. They were very friendly and came to chat to us before and after their set. Their ceilidh set went down a treat! We would absolutely have them again!

The MacDonald Brothers

The MacDonald brothers exceeded all expectations. Professional group, offering entertainment and musicianship of the highest quality. Delivered everything we could have asked for. Would 100% recommend and would hire again if having another special occasion.

The MacDonald Brothers

WOW WOW WOW. What can we say? With a twist of fate we managed secure you and boy were we lucky!! If anyone is looking for a band to get the party started and for it to last the night, the MacDonald Brothers are it! From the moment we heard your live fiddle and accordion for our first dance and all the way through the ceilidh, modern and classic floor fillers throughout the night, you were absolutely incredible. We and our guests had an absolute blast - you even managed to get the Highlanders to have a go at the slosh!! You both created the perfect magical atmosphere at our wedding - and we will be entirely grateful! We are now trying to think of an excuse to hire you again….Thank you so much. Love and best wishes, Sarah & Gerry X

The MacDonald Brothers

I would just like to say that The MacDonald Brothers were absolutely superb. They had our guests on the dance floor all night and all my guest can't stop talking about how good they were. Also they have to be 2 of the nicest guys you could ever meet. I would highly recommend them to people in the future. Thank you so much for all your help regarding covid cancellations over the past 2 years. You guys have also been amazing.

The MacDonald Brothers

If you are looking for a band to play your event look no further! The MacDonald Brothers are fantastic. We booked the MacDonald Brothers to play our wedding and every single guest that was there raved about them. We opted for the live Cèilidh set to be played and they were excellent at that too. For only two people they had the place bouncing from first dance to last.

Thanks for making for providing us with memories we won't ever forget.

The MacDonald Brothers

Thank you SO much to The MacDonald Brothers for performing at our wedding party - it was the highlight of the night for us and so many of our guests! Brian and Craig did a fantastic job of getting everyone up on the dance floor and also keeping us there all night! The ceilidh was particularly great - the guys are so talented, and their experience and professionalism was really obvious. They were also the nicest guys and a pleasure to deal with. We can’t recommend highly enough. Hilary and Scott xxx

The MacDonald Brothers

The MacDonald Brothers were the highlight of our wedding evening. They got everyone up on the dancefloor and so many guests commented on how brilliant they were. They were so friendly and energetic as well as being fantastic musicians and learned our first dance for us, making it even more special. The Hireaband team have been fantastic and were so easy to communicate with - even during a pandemic and rearranging the wedding twice! Thank you so much!

The MacDonald Brothers

Top class entertainers who got everyone into the party mood straight away and kept it going the entire evening. Craig and Brian are lovely guys and would bring magic in their performance to any event.

The MacDonald Brothers

The band were amazing! They created a great atmosphere despite restrictions in place. All our guests constantly complimented them and saying how amazing they were. They sounded fantastic!

The MacDonald Brothers

The MacDonald Brothers were brilliant, very accommodating, really good fun and gave an excellent performance. I’ve had several messages from my guests that all said the MacDonald brothers were brilliant and made the night.

The MacDonald Brothers

We have had very positive feedback from everyone who attended on Saturday night. Everyone loved the MacDonald Brothers and really appreciated their interaction with the crowd. Recommend them for any function and we would certainly request them again

All-round professional night - couldn't ask for more

The MacDonald Brothers

The Macdonald Brothers were absolutely perfect for our wedding at Mount Stuart House!
Their performance was great and our guests from Scotland, England and Austria were delighted with the variety of music and of course, the Ceilidh was amazing.
They helped make our wedding celebrations a night to remember.

The MacDonald Brothers

Hireaband made the booking process so easy. The MacDonald Brothers were amazing, and a major talking point amongst our guests. I would highly recommend them as a wedding band.

The MacDonald Brothers

The MacDonald Brothers were absolutely amazing performing at our wedding! They excelled themselves with our first dance song and so many guests commented on what excellent singers they both were! The dance floor was never empty and the ceilidh section went down a treat thanks to the superb atmosphere that the band generated! Not only are they great singers but musicians too! Cannot recommend the MacDonald Brothers highly enough, such lovely guys too :)

The MacDonald Brothers

I got married on the 22nd of June on the Isle of Bute and hired the MacDonald Brothers as our band.
First of all, they are lovely, friendly guys (which always helps) and the dancefloor was never empty while they were playing. They also kept in contact with us in the lead up to the big day to ensure everything was in place and that we were happy.
The music was fantastic and there was a good mix of newer and older tunes which suited everyone. As the bride, I knew it was my job to mingle with guests however I found this difficult to do as every song that came on I wanted to dance to instead.
On Bute, we enjoy Ceilidh dancing and it was great that this could be provided by the band with a good mix of fast dances then slower music to give us time to catch our breaths before flying round the dancefloor once more.
People are still commenting on the music from the night and even people that weren’t at my wedding have approached me and said they’d heard how brilliant the music was.
I can’t recommend these guys enough for any event, the best day of my life was certainly enhanced by the music and talent from a couple of Ayrshire lads and it will never be forgotten.
Thanks again!

The MacDonald Brothers

We can't recommend The MacDonald Brothers enough, they were amazing from start to finish. Our dance floor was never empty. They were lovely guys to deal with, and nothing was a problem for them. They are beyond talented, we couldn't have picked a better band for our special day!

The MacDonald Brothers

The Macdonald brother were amazing! Such lovely guys and made our evening reception just perfect! Highly recommend them and can’t thank them enough!

The MacDonald Brothers

They played for four hours and the dance floor was never empty, they played a variety of tracks including a ceilidh section and I have had very positive feedback from our guests. I would have no hesitation in recommending the group to others and the two brothers in the band could not have been nicer with guests, nothing was too much trouble on the night. Well done and thanks to “the Macs”.

The MacDonald Brothers

We knew as soon as we booked our venue that we wanted the MacDonald Bros to play at our wedding reception and they didn't let us down! The dance floor was full from start to finish and we couldn't have asked for two nicer guys.

Craig and Brian were very professional and kept to their word by playing music to keep everyone on their feet. We have had so many compliments on how good the band were, a massive thanks to you both.
I won't be surprised if you don't get any requests on the back of our wedding as we have had a few people asking about the band.

Thanks for an amazing evening, one we won't forget.

The MacDonald Brothers

These boys are amazing and really made our night would recommend them without a doubt.

The MacDonald Brothers

My husband and I hired The MacDonald Brothers for our wedding and they were fantastic! The boys were so friendly and played all of the songs we requested prior to the wedding. The dance floor was full all night and we even had a 30 minute ceilidh which our guests loved. My husband and I would recommend the MacDonald Brothers for any event whether it is a wedding or a birthday party as they know how to keep the guests entertained. 10/10! Very professional and very presentable.

The MacDonald Brothers

We had the most amazing evening! The MacDonald Brothers were absolutely fantastic....honestly couldn’t have asked for anything more. My dad was speechless that they managed to play a tune that had been written for him. So many fantastic comments from guests.....just wish we could do it all over again as the night passed so quickly.

The MacDonald Brothers

The service we received from Hireaband and was excellent! They made everything so easy!

The MacDonald Brothers were amazing and had people on the dance floor the whole night! The whole performance was perfect and they even played the song we walked down the aisle to as their last song! We couldn’t have asked for a better way to end the night!

The MacDonald Brothers

The MacDonald Brothers were amazing! Polite, easy to deal with and very talented! They played a huge variation of music and everything was fantastic. Hugely recommend them!

The MacDonald Brothers

The MacDonald Brothers were amazing! Polite, easy to deal with and very talented! They played a huge variation of music and everything was fantastic. Hugely recommend them!

The MacDonald Brothers

The guys were exceptional, incredibly organised and helpful leading up to our wedding also. Could not recommend them enough. Every wedding we have been to since friends always say, "not as good as the MacDonald Bro's"

Very happy day made all the more special! 10/10

The MacDonald Brothers

The MacDonald Brothers were absolutely amazing at our wedding! We have had so many comments from our guests as to how good they were. They sang a variety of music catering for all ages at the wedding in addition to the ceilidh set - truly talented musicians!
The guys themselves are a pleasure to deal with both via email prior to the date and on the day itself. We had a few requests which were no problem to them and they also learnt our first dance song. On the day the were happy to pose for photos with guests and were lovely to chat to.

Overall delighted with the band and also the service received from Hire A Band and would more than recommend them!

The MacDonald Brothers

The Macdonald Brothers were fantastic!! Everyone commented on how amazing they were. Songs flowed one into another meaning the dance floor was always busy!

The MacDonald Brothers

Absolutely fantastic band! Craig & Brian are positively lovely and were very accommodating with our schedule. Everyone commented on how great they were and were asking us how we found them. Would highly recommend.

The MacDonald Brothers

They were fantastic. The floor was full the entire night. Many thanks.

The MacDonald Brothers

I was hoping that you could pass on my thanks to the boys for the part they played in making our day so special, so many of our guests commented on their performance. The ceilidh section of their set was particularly popular!
I would like them to know all that they did was very much appreciated.

The MacDonald Brothers

I cannot stress strongly enough how fantastic The MacDonald Brothers were. They helped continue what was already an amazing day through into the evening, with all our guests up dancing and singing for the entire evening reception. We have had so much positive feedback from our guests and would readily recommend them to anyone who is looking for an upbeat wedding band with a great mix of pop and Scottish country music. The boys were polite to all our guests and handled the initial onslaught of requests for photos in a very professional manner!

The MacDonald Brothers

Hello Craig, Thank you so much to you and Brian for playing at Ashleigh and Grant's wedding. You really made the whole thing so very special. What a surprise they got, and so did all the other guests. Everyone is still talking about it, saying it's the best wedding they have ever been to and they can't believe they have seen and met "The MacDonald Brothers". I have had so many guests say that they wish they could do it all over again very soon. You made is so Magical for them!!! Thank you guys so much once again. Take care on your travels.

The MacDonald Brothers

The MacDonald Brothers were the icing on the cake of the most perfect day we could have ever asked for. The guys were polite, very friendly and put on a first class performance. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a top band for their wedding.

The MacDonald Brothers

The band where outstanding and definitely made a happy day even more enjoyable, i would recommend them to anybody. Hireaband is a great site giving easy access to all the wedding bands out there making it easier to choose and saving a lot of time.

The MacDonald Brothers

Hi, the whole experience from booking to the MacDonald Brothers performance was first class! We had a number of people call us after the event who thought that the band were fantastic! Thanks to everyone for what turned out to be a great night!

The MacDonald Brothers

The McDonald Brothers were the perfect choice for our wedding. They played a great range of music and despite the relatively small numbers we had at the wedding, they successfully managed to keep the dance floor packed and the party going all night. The ratio of traditional Scottish music to modern, retro and classic party tunes was perfect, and they even took the odd request - including finishing the night with Auld Lang Syne at our request. Polite and friendly guys providing GREAT entertainment - they will be our first stop for our next big party. Thanks boys - it was all just perfect.

The MacDonald Brothers

Hello Del - I just wanted to thank you and your team for all the assistance you've given me in getting the concert together. My friend Theresa said it was a great day and that The MacDonald Brothers were absolutely fantastic. The girls all had a great time and they got what we hoped for - a mountain top moment- as we say in Guiding. Please pass on my sincere thanks to Brian and Craig for helping make the occasion such a success. Many thanks again Del

The MacDonald Brothers

Dear Mr. Cotton - As you know we booked The MacDonald Brothers for my daughters wedding on the 14th November. I would like you to let the boys know that everyone who attended thought they were fantastic. They catered for all tastes and the time they spent with the guests afterward was greatly appreciated. Their contribution helped to make the wedding a great success and I would like you to pass on to them my thanks. Thank you so much.

The MacDonald Brothers

From the moment I contacted Hireaband, I was well looked after. Knowing Brian & Craig personally there was no doubt I wanted them to sing at our wedding. Gaye was an absolute gem liaising with the guys to get it booked nearly 2 years in advance. The guys were an absolute hit, our guests had the best night and most said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. The dance floor was never empty. Thank you!


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Performance Times

Booking Add-ons

  • Late Finish (After Midnight)
  • 30-minute ceilidh set
  • Early Arrival
  • Additional 1 hour ceilidh set

Provided by the Act

  • PA System
  • Complimentary Unmanned DJ Service (when not performing)
  • Able To Work With Sound Limiters
  • Stage lighting
  • Public Liability Insurance & PAT Tested Equipment

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