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Public liability insurance of £2 million
BlackRock Ceilidh - Committed to Craic !
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Ceilidh, Folk rock, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Country, Folk
Covers list July 2017
Waterboys- Fisherman’s Blues, Bang on the Ear, When will we be Married Molly, Raggle taggle gypsy
Levelllers- 15 years, Beautiful day, The Boatman,
Avicii - Wake me up, These are the nights ( my father )
Lumineers - Ho Hey
Mumford & Sons – Little Lion Man
George Ezra – Budapest , Blame it on me
Gerry Cinnamon - Belter
Jake Bugg - Lightning bolt
Deacon Blue – Twist & Shout
Primal Scream – Country girl
Paolo Nutini – Pencil full of lead, A Man’s a Man
Bob Marley – 3 little birds
Rednex – Cotton eye Joe
Mavericks – Dance the Night Away
Talking heads – Psycho Killer
Undertones – Teenage Kicks
Greenday – Time of your Life
Steve Earle – Galway Girl , Copperhead Road
Proclaimers – 500 miles, Jean
Pogues - Dirty old town
Runrig- Every river
Train - Drops of Jupiter
Thin Lizzy – Whisky in the jar
Rolling Stones – Honky Tonk Women
Old Crow Medicine Show – Wagon Wheel, Mary’s Kitchen
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Up around the bend, Green river
Johnny Cash – Ring of fire, Folsom Prison Blues, Get Rhythm
Kenny Rodgers – The Gambler
Bruce Springsteen – Shackled and drawn
John Denver – Country roads
Van Morrison – Moondance, Brown eyed Girl, Crazy Love, Bright Side of the road
Dougie Maclean - Caledonia, Feel so Near, The Gael ( last of the Mohicans )
Seth Lakeman – Riflemen of War
Tom Petty - Won’t back down
Saw doctors - I Useta’ love her
The Killers – All these things that I have done
Robbie Williams – Let me entertain you
Queen – Fat bottomed girls
Elvis Costello – Pump it up
Hot House Flowers – Don’t go
Dead South – In hell I’ll be in good Company.
Need to Breathe – The Outsiders
1st republic - Love runs out
From the film Juno – All i want is you
Adam Sandler – Grow old with you
Tom O’dell – Grow old with me.
Paramores / Emily Bones – Still into You
Traditional songs – Barnyards of Delgaty, Ye Jacobites, Shady Grove, Leaving of Liverpool, I’ll tell me Ma’ , Raggle Taggle Gypsy , Loch Lomond, Ride on, Wild Mountain Thyme, Kismuil’s Galley, Auld Lang Syne, Flower of Scotland and many more including original songs
This list is always evolving..... Some we drop out if we’re not using them and we’re always learning others.
Can you perform covers?
Yes we have included a list of the one's we use most. this is always evolving.
Do you have different line-up options?
We can perform equally well as a duo , trio , 4 piece, or 5 piece Duo consists of 2 Vocalists, guitar, accordion, mandolin, mandola, small pipes, bagpipes, saxophone, bodhrain and drum pedal 3pce adds full drum kit, 4 pce adds fiddle, 5 pce adds bas guitar
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We try to be flexible. Let us know in plenty time especially if we have a distance to travel to your event.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
We are happy to run your i.device through our p.a. upon request at booking stage. we shall operate this for you. we charge £80/hour
How much time do you need to set up?
For small venues 60minutes for larger venues ( larger p.a. set up ) up to 90mins including sound check
Do you provide a caller?
We often provide this service for those unfamiliar with the dance steps. Our caller is available with every line up option. Just tell us if you need us to help you with this at the booking stage
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. ”
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA) included in your quote?
Our various PA systems are included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 5m x 4m space to perform”
Can you learn song requests before the event?
“If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you, if the arrangement suits our instrument set, given notice. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”
What do your clients love most about your performances?
We give a high energy set and put everything into each performance. We are all very committed to our bookers, practices and performance and are enthusiastic about our set and performances. We turn up in plenty time set up discretely ,sound check for an optimum sound . We always try to give our booker a great show & a little more than they expect.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Strathpeffer pavilion, Clashmore Hall, Bogbain, Sligachan Hotel, Three Chimneys. Skeabost House Hotel ,Skye. Institute Hall Fochabers. Aswanley House, Huntly. Caledonian, Mercure,Bunchrew, Achnagairn, Inverness, Kings College, Maryculter House, Aberdeen, Brodie Castle, Holyrood Hotel, Edinburgh, The Torridon & many more hotels and small to large halls
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Martyn Bennet, Shooglenifty, Steve Earle, CCR, The Levellers , The Waterboys, Mumford & Sons, Van Morrison , Dougie Maclean and many more
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Belladrum Festival, Channel 5 TV, Fox TV US, Duke of Westminster Estates, Islay festival, Barra Fest, Aigas estate for Virginia McKenna & Sir John Lister Kaye. Alladale for Stolchinaya Vodka business owner , Suzanne Dando & various high profile guests whom we are not at liberty to divulge.
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