David Buchanan

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About David

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If you want a piece of Scottish dancing and singing at your function, whether it be accordion, bagpipes, piano or guitar, give me a shout!

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. In addition to playing for ceilidhs in both Scotland and England over the past 30 years, David also plays the bagpipes and the guitar and has performed for many Burns Suppers/Scottish events, with sing-along community singing at the heart of these functions. 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
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
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Accordion, Bagpipes
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Event types:
New Year's Eve, Wedding, 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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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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 Dance
7)Britannia 2 Step
8) Military 2 Step
9)500 Miles Dance
10) The Flying Scotsman
11) The Virginia Reel


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Freya H, 4 months ago

David was fantastic. He got all the students dancing, was very clear in his instructions and we danced the night away until past midnight. He made Hogmanay an unforgettable evening and we’re so grateful for his involvement!

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Maddi C, 6 months ago

What a fantastic duo, David and Simon were amazing The music and singing was just what was needed. david was great, found out about my mum and added it into the evening. They played all the traditional Irish songs that we remembered our Dad singing, brought a lump to our throats We are all so very happy and grateful. And most of all you made our mothers 90th birthday so very special and all the family and friends Thank you so much a really terrific service, which we shall definitely use again The Cullen family

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Anita G, 6 months ago

This band are headed up by David; all three were caring and considerate in the way they shared their musical talents. The music was fabulous and I would totally recommend these guys to anyone.

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Julia D, 10 months ago

I thought David was first class and perfect for our occasion which was an adult pirate themed party! Thank you David!

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From other customers:

January, 1 year ago

And a really big thank you - the night would not be anywhere near as successful without you - in fact if you were unavailable we would not do it - Conor

January, 1 year ago

Hi David, Thank you so much for making Sunday a great night for everyone. So much positive feedback and I think you made one young man's day. Bill

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