For a great night of Scottish dancing, the choice of music is SO important. Only book a band if you can afford a good one - I'm happy to offer advice if you need it.
If a good band is out of your budget, go with recorded music & caller every time. For reeling tunes, there are two albums that stand head and shoulders above the rest:
Jim Lindsay & His Band: The Blackwatch Ball available here [this is the best collection of reeling tunes anywhere]
Ron Kerr & his Scottish Dance Band: Play the St Andrews Ball, available here [more old school, but still excellent].
In case you're wondering, I get nothing from these recommendations - they are simply excellent bands to whom I'm indebted for their music.
I'm always looking for other great reeling/ceilidh tunes - let me know if you have any recommendations of your own!
A few samples from the above CDs can be heard below - enjoy!