Accordionist

Ewan Galloway

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About Ewan

Accordionist
Edinburgh
Public liability insurance of £10 million
High energetic ceilidh band with years of experience. As seen on BBC Country file / Royal Highland Show / BBC Radio Scotland and more!

Our band has been performing for over 15 years, however many of our members have been in the ceilidh circuit for even more giving us a great wealth of experience. Travelling is no problem and has seen us travel as far as the Shetland Isles, The Netherlands and further. Comprising of drum's, piano & bass, fiddle and accordions a great sound is achieved. Many videos can be found via You Tube. Or the band's online page. Bookings fill up fast so book now to avoid disappointment.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Ceilidh
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer
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Song list

Dances include
Gay Gordon's
Dashing White Sergeant
Strip The Willow (drops of brandy)
St Bernards Waltz
Boston two step
The Riverside
Flying Scotsman
Virginia Reel
Circassian Circle
Orcadian Strip the Willow
Britannia two step
Swedish Masquerade
Pride of Erin
Military two step
Tunes include
Scotland the brave
Highland laddie
The originals for some of the set dancing
American hoedown reels
Shetland reels and jigs
Robert Burns songs
Plenty singalong tunes
Customer questions

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

As long as their not a major change then everything should still run ok with ourselves as we aim to arrive in plenty time.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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

As our set list is made up from various dances it may be more harder to select certain prices. We want to ensure you get the full ceilidh experience

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

We will provide all the equipment required from our side of the booking. Instruments. PA system etc.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

On some occasions this can be done but due to our speciality being ceilidh dancing sometimes this can be a bit challenging.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are an energetic band. Full of fun and love for the music and dances we do. Ceilidh dancing is a great way to get people mixing and the atmosphere that can be achieved is brilliant.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed in many venues. We performed at the Royal Highland Show for 2 years, Played for BBC Countryfile on TV. We have performed on cruise ships in dock. And even been on BBC Radio Scotland numerous times.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Various Scottish dance bands

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

We were very lucky to be tasked with playing for the opening of the borders railway line between Edinburgh and Galashiels. Along with the Royal Highland Show on many occasions

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)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
Packages
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

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Alfred M, 6 months ago

Ewan, what a night! Please firstly pass on my thanks to your other band members. The fiddle player you had was superb and it complimented the box just perfectly. I don't want to write to much about my event but your music, expertise and knowledge made everything run smoothly for me. Very reasonably charged also. Many thanks.

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Simon P, 9 months ago

Hi Ewan and Band. I just wanted to pass on my thanks to you and your trio for traveling through to Glasgow to play for my birthday party. Your dance calling really helped us get through the night and with the lift of the music it was just so much fun. Thank you and good luck with your future in the music world. Simon.

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