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About Buchanan Ceilidh Band (BCB)

The Buchanan Ceilidh Band comprises a versatile group of musicians who are highly experienced playing for ceilidhs and barn dances.
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David began playing the piano at the age of 7 and then learned to play the accordion in the school Scottish Country Dance Band - The Forth Bridges Dance Band - when at school in South Queensferry. The Buchanan Ceilidh Band will provide a full Scottish Dance Band sound with a caller, playing all the well-known tunes one would expect for the traditional Scottish dances. David also plays accordion in the Irish band Shenanigan and is also comfortable playing pop songs if required to give variety to any function.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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Lightning fast responses
3rd Encoreversary
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Booked for 10 Encore gigs!
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Wedding, Burns night, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Typical Set List for a Scottish Ceilidh Night
Set 1
Cock O’The North (A)Scotland the Brave (D)Marie’s Wedding (G)Barnyards of Delgaty (D)
2) Dashing White Sergeant
Set 1
Dashing White Sergeant (original)(D)Davie Knick Knack (G)Staten Island (D)
Peat Fire Flame (Em)/What Shall I do with a Drunken Sailor (Em)Duke of Perth (G)
Set 2
Fairy Dance (D)Drunken Piper (Am) Devil amongst the Tailors (A) Soldiers Joy(D)
3)Canadian Barn Dance
Set 1 Shetland 2 Step – Frank Jameson (A)
Set 2 Bluebell Polka (G)
4)St Bernards Waltz (Scottish Waltz)
Set 1 Skye Boat Song (G) My Home (A) Westering Home (G)
Set 2 Flower of Scotland (G) I Belong to Glasgow (C) My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean (G)
5) Strip the Willow
Set 1Masons Apron (A) Tam Lin aka Glasgow Reel (Am) Jackie Coleman’s Reel/Dick Gossops/Coolies Reel
Flowers of Edinburgh (G)
Set 2
Irish Washerwoman (G) 10p bit (Am) Jig of Slurs (D) Morrisons (Em)
6) The Circassian Circle
7)Paul Jones
8) Military 2 Step
9)500 Miles Dance
10) Virginia Reel
11) Britannia 2 Step
12) Eightsome Reel


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Up to 1 hour£640
Up to 2 hours£640
Up to 3 hours£640


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Sue M, 1 year ago

We had an excellent evening with the band. David’s calling was great - and we managed all the dances under his instruction. The communication leading to our wedding was excellent too with David making sure he knew exactly what we wanted. Overall we had such a good time with a talented group of musicians who are really versatile and thoroughly entertaining. Highly recommend.

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Angela F, 1 year ago

Had such a great party thanks to such a great ceilidh band. So many people have commented on what a fun night they had. One of my friends has already asked about hi-jacking the band for her party. Thank you to David, Mike and Oli :-)

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Claire P, 1 year ago

The band was fantastic - and all my guests have been full of praise for David and his calling. We were an unpromising crowd of novices and he cheerfully shepherded us through the dances. Great fun had by all and I would highly recommend them.

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Sally T, 1 year ago

Could not have been happier with David and the band. The ceilidh was fantastic. Every guest really enjoyed the night, and the Scottish guests said it was the best ceilidh they had been to!

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From other customers:

Sept, 4 years ago

Hi Dave Many thanks for tonight - superb. Really glad you got them all up dancing - you're a great front man. Best regards, Colin

October, 4 years ago

A fantastic band!! Very friendly and great music - had everybody on the dance floor. Thanks for a super night!

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