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Scottish accordion player and ceilidh caller.
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I've been playing Scottish dance music on the accordion since I was 14 and running a band since about 18. For the first few years or so we played almost exclusively at enthusiast Scottish dance events but since then we've been playing at more public facing events such as ceilidhs and weddings. The band has 9 recordings to its credit, 5 broadcasts on the BBC Scottish dance music program 'Take the Floor' and we've played in 23 countries of the world. We're reasonably unusal in the fact that I play the accordion and also call the dances. We reularly play to audiences of several hundred people using this approach and to judge from our reviews it works well. It probably helps that I have a background in Highland Dancing and Country dancing myself. Our drummer Richard Furlong helps organise the sets on the floor. We play regularly at such big London venues as: The Brewery The Caledonian Club The Banqueting Suite Whitehall Hammersmith Town Hall Lansdowne Club with occasional highlights such as: The Royal Albert Hall Victoria Palace Buckingham Palace one Marleybone Place but our average event is a wedding for a mainly non Scottish audience of 100 people

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Folk, Ceillidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Scottish music, Ceilidh
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Frank's Song list

Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Canadian Barn Dance
St Bernards Waltz
Eightsome Reel
Flying Scotsman
Boston Two STep
Strip the Willow
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Frank's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Suzanna J
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Frank and the band performed during our wedding last Saturday. A fantastic experience was had by all - the ceilidh dancing got everyone onto the dance floor in a rather chaotic fashion. It was lots of good fun and the quality of the music/instruction in the dancing superb. Frank also very kindly allowed us to use his PA system for the following disco which was very kind of him! We would highly recommend anyone considering hiring them for future events. Thanks Frank and band! Alex and Suzanna

From other customers:

Ophelia M
4 years ago, for a Private event in Exeter EX1 1HS
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5 out of 5

Your music was absolutely fantastic! Best band that have played for us, we would love to have you again!

Alistair G
4 years ago, for a Private event in High Wycombe HP11 1PE
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for putting on another brilliant ceilidh. We had three days of exciting events throughout the conference, but the only thing the girls would talk about in the debrief was how much they enjoyed the ceilidh! It was such a terrific event - down to your brilliance in calling the dances and the quality of your band. You make things so easy for an event organiser in communicating before the event, adapting to our plans and setting up without fuss. I am hugely grateful - as always. It really was a fantastic evening.

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