Ceilidh band

Rock and Reel

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About Rock and Reel

A ceilidh band on steroids. We'll have you dancing and singing all night long
Ceilidh band
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We are a three-piece band covering all the standard ceilidh dances, as well as a number of not so common but easy to learn dances (especially useful where there a number of people not used to ceilidh-ing!). We will talk through all the dances (if required), using easy to follow instructions (and humour), and demonstrations, where required. We will happily take requests through the night and are happy to work with yourself in advance to ensure that we cover all your favourites. Our usual set up includes accordion, fiddle and guitar. This means that we can not only play for dancing but also sing a number of Scottish and popular songs, allowing for a variety through the night and engagement with the audience in other ways. We will work with yourself for the key parts of the night, such as the first dance and how you would like to close the evening.

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Rock and Reel's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Pauline M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Duncan and the boys were extremely professional and went above and beyond. Would highly recommend.

Ludivine P
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you all for your professionalism, flexibility and communication.

Bernard C
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

The general feedback including my own was that the group were excellent

From other customers:

6 years ago

"Just wanted to send you a wee email to say that the band were amazing - it was such a brilliant evening!! We loved it and everyone thought you were guys were incredible! I could not believe how many people got up and danced, it was fantastic! It worked very well with you going round and helping everyone with the steps! The caller was fab as well! If anything we needed a bigger dance space!

5 years ago

Thanks so much to the boys for a truly memorable ceilidh, what a superb band you are. I literally danced my socks off (quite a feat without removing my shoes)

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This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years

Rock and Reel's Song list

All standard Scottish Ceilidh dances, plus a number of covers, including:
500 Miles
Behind Blue Eyes
Black Magic Women
Bonnie Dundee
Bonnie Lass of Fyvie
Bonnie Ship the Diamond
Breakfast at Tiffinies
Brown eyed girl
Chasing Cars
Country boy
Fat bottomed girls
Feel so near
Fishermans blues
Free fallin
Galway girl
Heart of Gold
Hills of donegal
Honky tonk women
Irish rover
Jessy james
Jock stewart
Johnny come late
Johnny cope
Lay down Sally
Leezie Lindsay
Loch Lomand
Losing my religion
Macphersons rant
Wagon Wheel/ Mama Rock
Me and Julio
Mister dream seller
My girl
Oh mary don’t you weep
On my way
Proud mary
Ready for the storm
Road to hell
Rocking in the free world
Rolling in babys arms
Romeo and Julliet
Sail away
San francisco bay blues
Walking on waves
Sunshine on leith
Sweet home alabama
Talking about a revolution
Tell me ma
The devil came down to Georgia
The gambler
The joker
The one I Love
The smile on your face
Time of your life
Twa recruiting seargeants
Weather with you
Where you gonna sleep tonight
Wild Mountain Thyme
Will ya gang to Flanders field
Wonderfull tonight
Ye Jacobites
Young Heart

Rock and Reel's 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£1000
Up to 3 hours£1250
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

Yes, we perform a wide range of covers.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, please contact us for options

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

We'll work with you to ensure you have a great night - Once you book us for a night, we can be flexible!

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

Yes, You can either provide us with a set list, or we can provide background music

How much time do you need to set up?

1hr. usually, but we can be flexible, depending on your needs.

Do you provide a caller?

Yes, all dances are talked through, and demonstrated, if required.

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

We will work with you to ensure that your favourite dances are covered.

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

Yes- PA and all insurance is included

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, please contact us for options.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The energy, fun, and the banter

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

everything from a barge in the Rhone to wee scottish village halls.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?


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

Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk
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