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About Flaming Heather

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

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This act has been working with Encore for over 7 years
5 gigs
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
Ceillidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Scottish music, Jewish music
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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:
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Flaming Heather's 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
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.

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

Edinburgh Castle (VERY HIGH)

Flaming Heather's 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


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Flaming Heather's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Annie W
6 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

A perfect experience. Early, considerate, entertaining and made mum very happy

Jennifer B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing highly recommended lovely gentleman

Morag M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Made our family party go with a whirl. The playing is as superb, and we really appreciated the calling for the dances. Everybody at the event appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed the dancing. Huge thanks for their contribution to what was fir us a very special occasion.

Reply from Flaming Heather
1 year ago

The only thing I can say is that it went with birl as opposed .to a whirl. Great night.

From other customers:

John S
5 years ago, for a New Year's Eve in Mill No.1
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5 out of 5

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

Ken G
5 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Mrs Bernadette Kircos Lauriston Jesuit Centre
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4 out of 5

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.