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Flaming Heather Dave Elliot

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About Flaming Heather

Accordionist
Livingston
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Dave and Laure have wide experience of all varieties of Scottish/Irish music and have performed for numerous functions , weddings , etc.

I have played in many different situations as I play keyboard, Guitar and fiddle as well as accordion .I am concentrating on the accordion at this moment as I have developed a specific liking for the music.I generally play with a fiddler and I am prepared to reduce the rates in some circumstances as we prefer to play as two .We are both of the same mind and primarily play for enjoyment. We can also play a variety of music from a fair range of countries which we have traveled to over the years albeit we specialise in scottish and Irish by preferance. Having played for many years ,we are aware of the importance of punctuality and reliability and we are fully equipped for any situation.

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Ceillidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk
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Event types:
Birthday party, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Burns night, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser
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Song list

Gay gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Strip the Willow
Orcadian Version
Canadian Barn Dance
Swedish Masquerade
Boston Two Step
Military Two Step
Eightsome Reel
Circassian Circle
Cumberland Reel
Cumberland Square Eight
St Bernards Waltz
Pride of Erin
Siege of Ennis
Reel of the 51st
Duke of Perth
The Willow Tree
Mexican Waltz
Tarantella
Circle Waltz
Flirtations two step
Brittania two step
Hamilton House
Flying Scotsman
The Haymakers
Joe MacDiarmid's Jig
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We will adjust to suit your requirements

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

We can play your music through our PA as is required ,if you need us to stay on there will be a pro rata charge for the time required . We would expect that you would provide the music on a laptop or phone in order that the music is to your taste

How much time do you need to set up?

approx 20 mins/1/2 hour

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

You can choose the dances.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

We are fully equipped for all possibilities

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If you provide the dance you want, we will endeavor to learn it.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are keen to please and at the same time , our prime purpose is for enjoyment all round.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have played most venues in Edinburgh and surrounding areas ,but in the past we have played in the USA and EGYPT FOR EX PATS.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

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What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Edinburgh Castle (VERY HIGH)

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£180
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£360
Up to 3 hours£420
Available services
Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£20

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Filip R, 9 days ago

AMAZING AND lovely funny professional with great pleasure was to dance their music. All of guests were complimenting how lovely band they are. Highly recommended and thanks for coming <3

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Jill L, 1 month ago

our birthday ceilidh was exceptionally good, Flaming Heather have a wide repertoire of Scottish music, they were easy to get on with and they knew how to get people onto the floor dancing, I would definitely use them again

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Jodie M, 1 year ago

Would highly recommend this band, very good performance and very pleasant people to communicate with.

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John S, 9 months ago

Another great night was had by all. Nobody left the dance floor. Would highly recommend.

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Ken G, 1 year ago

Flaming Heather have performed at numerous ceilidhs for me in the Edinburgh Festival and have always been received very well by the wide range of overseas tourists that flock to our ceilidhs every year .One of their specialities is that they have an ability to perform a number of international dances which make guests to our country feel they have been catered for. Overall I have been very happy with their performances and punctuality.and their happy demeanor.