Ceilidh band

The Brogues

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About The Brogues

The Brogues are a UK-based ceilidh band who met in Glasgow and now play all over the country. #lovetoceilidh
Ceilidh band
Public liability insurance of £1 million

The Brogues love to ceilidh - they’ve been doing it for years, and they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. And they’d love to help you with your next one. With a history of organising dances and concerts for visitors on the Isle of Skye (home for two of them), they’ve since moved further afield, and have been involved in leading events across the UK and beyond. Active in writing their own tunes, the band’s sound is grounded in Scottish traditional folk music, with a modern feel. They’re a versatile bunch, though, adept at throwing in the odd fun quirk every now and then, and they’ll happily sing you a song or two (English or Gaelic) - just ask! In days gone by, almost every township or village in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland would have had a ‘ceilidh house’ - a place where people felt welcome, and found good company. It was here that folk shared the gift of entertaining each other in song, dance and story. It’s a custom that’s made Scotland famous throughout the world, and it’s this kind of atmosphere that the Brogues seek to create wherever they go. So whatever your event - big or small - get in touch and we’ll see what we can do. It would be our joy to help.

Performance details
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
Folk, Ceilidh, Folk rock, Traditional Scottish folk, Originals, Acoustic, Covers, Americana, Disco, Contemporary Christian, Christmas
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Auld Lang Syne
Dance With Me Tonight
Hey Jude
Hey Soul Sister
I'm A Believer
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)
I’m Yours
Loch Lomond
Mr Brightside
Shut Up And Dance
Sweet Caroline
To Make You Feel My Love
9 To 5
Ceilidh dances:
Canadian Barn Dance
Circassian Circle
Cumberland Basket
Dashing White Sergeant
Flying Scotsman
Foula Reel
Gay Gordons
Highland Strip The Willow
Hooligan's Jig
Military Two Step
Orcadian Strip The Willow
Riverside Jig
St. Bernard's Waltz
Swedish Masquerade
Virginia Reel
Waves Of Tory


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Susan F, 11 months ago

“I wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much we appreciated your playing at the wedding, it certainly went well with so many folk up dancing… Thank you also for accommodating a last minute change to the first dance… Thank you again, we would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.”