Ceilidh band

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Ceilidh band
Glasgow
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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We are a ceilidh band available for hire in the city and surrounding areas of Glasgow, Scotland.

Ceilidh band available for hire in Glasgow, Scotland. We are a three-piece band with lots of experience in playing for ceilidhs for weddings, anniversaries, fundraising events and anything else, able to tailor to your evening. We play a range of music from traditional scottish melodies to arrangements of pop songs with some tunes written by the band members too. We can play for almost any Scottish ceilidh dance imaginable from the Gay Gordon’s to the Highland Schottische or the Dashing White Sergeant to the Swedish Masquerade. That means we can do dances for beginners right up to experts, called by the band aswell.

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:
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Scottish music
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Types:
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Burns night, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Gay Gordon's
Dashing White Sergeant
Canadian Barn Dance
Strip the Willow
Military Two-step
Swedish Masquerade
Orcadian Strip the Willow
Virginia Reel
Riverside Jig
Flying Scotsman
St Bernard's Waltz
Highland Schottische
Circassian Circle
Sausage Machine
+ Many more
Tunes:
Scotland the Brave
Bonnie Lass O'Fyvie
Dancing in the Barn
Lisnagun
Inspector Donald Campbell of Ness
Reel Fast
Repeal the Poll Tax
Slidin' the Keys
Bacon Allocation
Calum's Road
Stone Pigeon Jig
Paddy's Leather Breeches
+Many more
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

Covers of songs are included in some of the ceilidh dance sets but not used for 'disco' dancing.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is fiddle, keys and guitar, but we can in requested situations down-size to two players. Please do also get in touch for larger groups and we'll see what we can do.

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

We are normally very flexible with timings so long as the time of day is stated. (e.g. evening) and we will be free the entirety of the evening.

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

Yes, we have a pre-made playlist that we can put on between sets and before/after. If music is needed for more than 30 mins after the end of the ceilidh we will charge £30 for each 30 mins. If you have a playlist you would like to play before and after that's also fine but the same extended times apply in terms of costs. (No additional costs before the gig).

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually take around 45 mins to set up but in extreme cases can set up without a sound check in 15.

Do you provide a caller?

Yes, the band leader will call the dances.

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

You can request a specific dance in advance of at least 1 week and sometimes if there is a specific dance you want done again we can agree to that on the night.

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

PA is all included in our quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If 2 weeks notice is given, then yes it is likely to be able to be done assuming it fits into our repertoire genre.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients love the atmosphere created by the events! On top of this, the music is of high quality and we are often complimented on how well we organise dancers both new to ceilidh dancing and experienced!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed at a wide variety of venues around Glasgow, as well as (in previous years) those around Aberdeen. We have been to a wide range of venues from Golf Club's to church/town halls.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Our music is of a wide range, to suit the pleasure of the majority of clients. We have some traditional Scottish tunes alongside more modern tunes written by modern Trad musicians including some by members of the band,

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

While we have played many gigs for a range of people, for disclosure reasons we cannot give away details (please see 'what venues have you performed in' for further details).

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450

Reviews

From customers:

Dave A, 1 year ago

Big thanks to Eilidh and the team for keeping us entertained during my 50th Birthday party. The energy was fantastic, the pace just right and I had a great time. All that cake got eaten too!