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The Haggis Chasers Ceilidh Band & DJ

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About The Haggis Chasers Ceilidh Band & DJ

The Haggis Chasers Ceilidh Band represent High-Quality Sound and Musicianship – without Losing Traditional Roots
Ceilidh band
Edinburgh
Public liability insurance of £1 million

The Haggis Chasers Ceilidh Band represents the very best of Scottish Traditional Music and is one of the UK’s best professional Scottish Ceilidh Bands. The Haggis Chasers present a modern twist to traditional music, without losing its roots in its Scottish Dance Band music heritage. For a real authentic Scottish Ceilidh Band at your wedding, party or corporate event please contact the Haggis Chasers. Based in the heart of Scotland with over 15 years of experience as a modern ceilidh band, we are available for hire for your wedding, next celebration or corporate event. • ABOUT US We've been performing together for over 15 years, bringing an exciting and energetic ceilidh experience to our customers without losing our heritage and roots in Traditional Scottish Dance-Band Music. The band provide a modern ceilidh experience to weddings, parties, celebrations and corporate events throughout the UK and the World. The Haggis Chasers contains some of Scotland’s finest Ceilidh, Scottish Dance Band and Folk musicians who are all multi-award-winning instrumentalists. Coupled with their signature dance calling and DJ service, the band offers the highest quality of traditional ceilidh music, making sure you have the best night’s entertainment and ceilidh experience. The band has toured across Scotland and travelled all over the world, getting audiences on their feet to experience a traditional Ceilidh experience.

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The Haggis Chasers Ceilidh Band & DJ's Reviews

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Sam M
3 months ago, for a Private event in United Kingdom
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Craig and the band were great, everyone at the ceilidh loved it (especially the calling for those new). Thanks Craig for organising everything, it was a stress free experience! I'd definitely recommend the Haggis Chasers.

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4 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Edinburgh
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So much energetic music from the Haggis Chasers Ceilidh Band tonight and everyone is loving the dancing!! - Edinburgh Ceilidh Club

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The Haggis Chasers Ceilidh Band & DJ's Song list

These are some of the dances the Haggis Chasers Ceilidh Band perform (every dance is called):
Gay Gordon's
Dashing White Sergeant
Canadian Barn Dance
St Bernard's Waltz
Strip the Willow
Military (Boston) Two-Step
Virginia Reel
Flying Scotsman
Old Time Waltz
Circassian Circle
Hullichans Jig
Highland Schottische
Riverside Jig
Orcadian Strip the Willow
If you are in the mood for some ‘Reel Party’ dances, here are some additional dances we can play the music for:
Eightsome Reel
Foursome Reel
Hamilton House
Duke of Perth
Duke & Duchess of Edinburgh
Mairi’s Wedding
Inverness Country Dance (Speed the Plough)
The Reel of the 51st

The Haggis Chasers Ceilidh Band & DJ's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1100
Up to 3 hours£1200

Add-ons

Piper
+£1.25
DJ
+£125
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Having grown up with Traditional Scottish music, each band member pours themselves into creating music that gets people dancing.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The band has performed extensively across Scotland, including: - Perth - St Andrews - Glasgow - Dundee / Angus - Edinburgh - Central Scotland - Moray / Aberdeenshire - Shetland The band has toured countless other venues across the UK and all over the World.

Can you perform covers?

Yes, no problem. We work with a range of musicians that can augment the ceilidh band to add some covers to the performance.

Do you have different line-up options?

3-PIECE BAND Accordion, Piano & Drums (with caller) 4-PIECE BAND Accordion, Fiddle, Piano & Drums (with caller) 5-PIECE BAND Accordion, Fiddle, Piano, Bass & Drums (with caller) 6-PIECE BAND Accordion, Fiddle, Piano, Bass, Harmony Accordion & Drums (with caller) – being the complete Traditional Scottish Ceilidh Band line-up

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 offer DJ service for an additional £100 fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 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 with 15 years experience calling ceilidh dances.

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 system is included in your quote. All our packages include the following: • Full PA Sound System and Disco Lights • Public liability insurance • Set up time c.1 hour

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.
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Genres:
Ceilidh, Folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party, Burns night, Cruise
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