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About The Dun Reels

The essential Celtic party band! The best for Reeling, Ceilidh & Pop/Rock Covers.
Ceilidh band
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

The Musicians in The Dun Reels are some of the most in demand musicians in London, with a wealth of performing experience they have taken a bow with the best! Gay Gordons or Strip the Willow? Reel of the 51st or Hamilton House? Bruno Mars or Proclaimers? They have it all.

Musicianship
Genres:
Ceilidh, Folk, Folk rock, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Acoustic, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, Top 40, Covers, Soul, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Hard rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Klezmer, Scottish music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Corporate event, Charity event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party
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Song list

Ceilidh Set (Called)
Circassian Circle
Gay Gordons
Flying Scotsman
Dashing White Sgt.
Highland Welcome
Strip The Willow
Military 2-Step
St Bernard's Waltz
Virginia Reel
Canadian Barn Dance
Swedish Masquerade
Orcadian Strip The Willow
The Borrowdale Exchange
Thread The Needle
Cumbrian Reel
Cumberland Square Eight
Lady Godiva Reel
Scotch Mixer
The Dun Reel
Auld Lang Syne
Reeling Set (Not Called)
Hamilton House
The Eightsome Reel
The Sixteensome Reel
Postie's Jig
The Piper & The Penguin
The Foursome Reel
Machine Without Horses
Reel of the 51st Division
Duke of Perth
Inverness Reel (aka Speed The Plough)
Duke & Duchess of Edinburgh
Johnnie Walker Dance
St Andrews Fair
De'il Amang the Tailors
Monymusk
Butterscotch and Honey
SONGS
-60's-
All Along the Watch Tower - Jimi Hendrix
Blame It On The Boogie - Jackson 5 (w/ Female Vocalist Only)
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Come Together - The Beatles
Dancing in the Street - Martha and the Vandellas
Day Tripper - The Beatles
Gimmie Some Lovin' - Steve Winwood
I Feel Good - James Brown
I Fought the Law - Sonny Curtis (The Clash version)
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Generation - The Who
Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival/Tina Turner
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Something In The Way She Moves - James Taylor
-70's-
Get Back - The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
I Wish - Stevie Wonder (w/ Female Vocalist Only)
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Oh What A Night - Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons
Peg - Steely Dan
Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Stuck in the Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Teenage Kicks - Undertones
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
-80's-
500 Miles - Proclaimers
Ain't Nobody - Chaka Kahn (w/ Female Vocalist Only)
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Ghostbusters Theme - Ray Parker Jnr.
Kiss - Prince o(+->
Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
Raspberry Beret - Prince o(+->
Real Gone Kid - Deacon Blue
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics (w/ Female Vocalist Only)
Upside Down - Diana Ross (w/ Female Vocalist Only)
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC (Scary Pockets Version) (w/ Female Vocalist Only)
-90's-
All the Small Things - Blink 182 (Scary Pockets Version)
Angels - Robbie Williams
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
Just Looking - Stereophonics
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
One - U2
Perfect 10 -The Beautiful South
Rocks - Primal Scream
Rotterdam (Or Anywhere) - The Beautiful South
Something Got Me Started - Simply Red
Why Does It Always Rain On Me - Travis
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
-00's-
All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Gravity - John Mayer
Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
Original Fire - Audioslave
Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Valerie - The Zutons/Mark Ronson & Amy Winehouse
You Are All I Have - Snow Patrol
-10's-
All of Me - John Legend
Forget You - Ce Lo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell Williams (w/ Female Vocalist Only)
Locked Out of Heaven - Bruno Mars
Rather Be - Clean Bandit (w/ Female Vocalist Only)
Remedy - Adele (w/ Female Vocalist Only)
Rolling in the Deep - Adele (w/ Female Vocalist Only)
Shut up and Dance with Me - Walk the Moon
The Heart Never Lies - McFly
PAST REQUESTED 1st DANCES IN OUR REPERTOIRE:
All of Me - John Legend
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
Caledonia - Dougie MacLean
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Feeling Good - Nina Simone (Michael Bublé & Muse Versions)
Gravity - John Mayer
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
The Heart Never Lies - McFly
Hey Ho - The Lumineers
I Got a Woman - Ray Charles
I Love You 'till the End - The Pogues
I Only Have Eyes For You - Jazz standard from the film 'Dames'
I'm Into Something Good - Herman's Hermit
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
L.O.V.E. - Nat King Cole
May You Never - John Martyn
Nothing Else Matters - Metalica
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Remedy - Adele (w/ Female Vocalist Only)
Rotterdam (Or Anywhere) - The Beautiful South
Runaway - The Corrs (w/ Female Vocalist Only)
Shut up and Dance with Me - Walk the Moon
Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
Something In The Way She Moves - James Taylor
You Are the First, My Last, My Everything - Barry White
You Do Something To Me - Paul Weller
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

Yes, no problem. We have a range of modern covers we're happy to perform in addition to the Ceilidh music. If you book both Ceilidh and Covers, we recommend mixing throughout the night to allow guest a rest between dances.

Do you have different line-up options?

Caller, Drums, Accordion, Violin, Flute, Guitar, Bass, Female Vocals, Male Vocals

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £250

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up 1 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Do you provide a caller?

Yes we do! We have a fantastic caller as part of our Ceilidh band.

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 2m by 5m space to perform

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 (per song) for this service to take into account transcription and arranging time.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£987.50
Up to 2 hours£1137.50
Up to 3 hours£1137.50

Add-ons

DJ set
+£250

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Maximilian S, 1 year ago

We first saw the Dun Reels at a work event, where we were taken by their friendly demeanour and excellent music. Therefore it was a no-brainer to hire them for our Wedding, where they kept the whole party either dancing like mad, or listening appreciatively, all evening! Absolutely made the night and their service in the run up and on the day was impeccable.

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Nina B, 1 year ago

The Dun Reels played at my daughters wedding and are brilliant. They had guests of all ages up and dancing with enthusiasm. The pre wedding arrangements and setting up was very professional and they responded to my emails and requests promptly. The evening was enjoyed so much that the bride, groom and some of the younger guests now have a love of ceilidh’s and are planning to meet up at other ceilidh events for an evening of fun. Well done Dun Reels, an enjoyable evening!

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