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HotScotch Ceilidh Band

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About HotScotch Ceilidh Band

Ceilidh band
Newbridge
Public liability insurance of £10 million
HotScotch Ceilidh Band are a trio of dynamic musicians offering an exciting blend of Scottish Ceilidh Music for Weddings, Parties & Events

HotScotch Ceilidh Band are a trio of dynamic musicians and offer an exciting blend of traditional and contemporary Scottish Ceilidh Music for Wedding Receptions, Corporate Functions, Parties and many other events. Formed in 2006, this Scottish Ceilidh Band provide a fantastic mix of Accordion, Fiddle and Drums, giving just the right atmosphere for a fun night of ceilidh dancing! One of the most active Ceilidh Bands in Scotland, HotScotch is led by well-known professional accordionist Paul Chamberlain and they travel all over Scotland and the North of England as well as performing regularly overseas. Their lively style of playing and rapport with the audience will have the dancers up on the floor all evening. All of the ceilidh dances can be called by the band to ensure everyone can join in whatever their experience, and the ceilidh band go above and beyond to ensure that everyone is up on their feet and having a great time with the ceilidh dancing.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Scottish music
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Event types:
Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Strip the Willow
Canadian Barn Dance
Military Two-Step
Scottish Waltz
Virginia Reel
St Bernard's Waltz
Flying Scotsman
Circassian Circle
Borrowdale Exchange
Orcadian Strip the Willow
Britannia Two-Step
Eightsome Reel
Riverside Jig
Cumberland Square Eight
Troika
Swedish Masquerade
Duke of Perth
Pride of Erin Waltz
Reel of the 51st
Waves of Tory
Grand March
Highland Schottische
Auld Lang Syne
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

No I'm afraid we don't do covers, but can provide a full disco & lighting set-up should you wish to have a mixture of music.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our regular line-up is as a three-piece (accordion, Fiddle & Drums) but if budgets are tight we can also go out as a two-piece (Accordion & Drums)

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

We are very flexible and will do our best to accommodate any changes to the timings when the final schedules are confirmed. We will always be in touch a little before the event to go over the details including timings so there are no surprises on the night itself.

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

Yes, we provide a full DJ service and happy to take requests on the night from your guests. You can also send a list of your favourite songs beforehand to be added into the playlist for the night. Equally if you already have a playlist on an IPOD or similar we can plug that into the PA system directly for you.

How much time do you need to set up?

Our set-up takes around 30 minutes, but we will usually aim to arrive around an hour before the performance time.

Do you provide a caller?

Yes Paul, our Accordionist is an experienced dance caller and will take you through the steps as required, so that everybody can join in and have a great night!

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

Please let us know if any special requests and we will do our best to accommodate.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA) included in your quote?

Yes we bring our own PA system with us and this is included in the quote. If you have requested disco, we will also set up our lighting rig.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Please let us know if any special requests and we will do our best to accommodate.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We bring an energetic and fun vibe to the event and make sure that everybody is included in the ceilidh dancing.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Edinburgh Castle Blair Castle, Perthshire George Hotel, Edinburgh The Caves, Edinburgh Norton House Hotel, Edinburgh Piper Dam, Dundee Dalhousie Castle, Edinburgh Fairmont Hotel, St. Andrews Cardrona Hotel, Peebles Oran Mor, Glasgow Kilconquhar Castle, Fife The Old Course, St Andrews Caledonian Hotel, Edinburgh

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

There are many great players and bands that each of us has grown up with and have had an influence on our playing.

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

in 2016 the band played for the world-famous Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party to a crowd of 5000.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£800
Up to 2 hours£800
Up to 3 hours£800

Reviews

From customers:

Feedback C

We're just back from our honeymoon and wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and the band for playing at our wedding. It was an absolute joy to hear you play and thoroughly enjoyed your set. It was a pleasure to have you all there and we're delighted that we chose HotScotch Ceilidh Band to to help us celebrate our special day. ​

Feedback E, 2018 years ago

Thanks again to you and the band for playing at our wedding last weekend, everyone loved the dances, the DJ set after was great, and you were a pleasure to deal with before the event. I know you probably do a lot of weddings so it was nice to see you enjoying it so much and smiling, we appreciated it

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