The Cloud Howe Ceilidh Band are well respected on the ceilidh scene. Since the band's formation in the early 1990’s, Cloud Howe have notched up over 700 dances throughout Scotland from Coldstream to Kirkwall and from St. Andrews to Tarbert. They have played in all sorts of venues ranging from small village halls to vast conference centres and premiere function hotels for all kinds of events including Celtic Connections. See just some of the places where the band has played!
The band repertoire is mainly Scottish, their music is lively, driving, and downright danceable with a ‘folky’ flavour rather than a heavy rock sound.
Cloud Howe is equally at home encouraging reluctant novice dancers onto the floor or entertaining huge crowds of 'up for it' ceilidh junkies. Finlay, the band's dance caller, can help even the most inexperienced and reluctant dancers find their dancing feet.
As well as the more well known Gay Gordons, Strip the Willow, and Dashing White Sergeant, Cloud Howe have a wide repertoire of less familiar dances which are called in a confident but relaxed way.
The band name 'Cloud Howe' was chosen by the band's first fiddler, Jo Miller, after the second book in Lewis Grassic Gibbon's trilogy 'A Scot's Quair', (the others, of course, being 'Sunset Song' and 'Grey Granite’).