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The Jacobites

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About The Jacobites

The Jacobites are an exceptional ceilidh band based in Edinburgh that offer professional ceilidhs for weddings, festivals and events.
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The Jacobites are passionate about Scottish music. We play it, we write it, we teach it and we perform it. "So many guests said it was the best ceilidh they'd ever been to." Together we have 30 years combined experience in the Scottish music industry. We have played at weddings, concerts and events across Scotland, the UK and Europe. Our highlights are: • playing twice at the festival ‘Mestralia’ in Catalonia • playing a festival tour of North East France including Paris • composing and performing a WW1 remembrance tune for HRH Princess Anne • playing at the BBC Hogmanay Live with Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain • featuring on the BBC’s ‘Bargain Hunt’ • playing at hundreds of venues across the UK from grand concert halls to small town halls. From playing with the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra to playing at weddings across the country. From teaching and inspiring the next generation of Scottish musicians to founding The Edinburgh Street Ceilidh. From winning national traditional music competitions to playing for Irish dancers. From playing the critically acclaimed Wilfred Owen violin to leading local traditional music sessions. From writing our own sets of music to playing concerts in aid of and in recognition of humanitarian causes. As you can see, we love Scottish music. Our name the Jacobites is a nod to our tradition. We take that tradition and with our own unique style and sets bring it in to the present day.

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Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Folk rock, Folk, Traditional Irish folk
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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, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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The Jacobites' Song list

All the ceilidh dances.
Scottish (trad)
1. Bonnie lass o Fyvee
2. Bonny Dundee
3. Welcome Royal Charlie
4. Sound the pibroch
5. Mcphersons Rant
6. Killiecrankie
7. Leezie Linsday
8. Go lassie Go
9. Queens 4 marys
10. Loch tay boat song
11. Jock hawks’ adventures
12. Jock o Hazeldeen
13. Jock o Braideslee
14. Lads Amung heather
15. Rose of Allendale
16. Portree kid
17. I once loved a lass
18. Sherriffmuir
19. Massicre of Glencoe
20. Marries Wedding
21. If it wasne for yer wellies
22. 3 men fae carnitine
23. Mingulay boat song
24. Kishmuls Galley
25. Black is the color
26. Ettrick lady
27. Peggy Gordon
28. Jacobites by name
29. Ae fond Kiss
30. Now westlin Winds
31. A Mans a Man
32. Bonny hoose o early
33. Flower of Scotland
34. Loch Lomand
35. Lammas Tide
36. Dark Loch Nigar
37. Gallowa Hills
38. Dumbartons drums
39. Heiland Harry
40. Sholes o Herrin
41. Skye Boat Song
42. Green Fields of France
43. Band Play waltzing matilda
44. Parcel o Rogues
45. Cod liver oil
Scottish Modern
46. 500 Miles
47. Caledonia
48. May you Never
49. Face for the radio
50. Sunshine on Lieth
51. Mr Rock and Roll
52. Fisherman’s Blues
53. Loch Marie Island
54. Dignity
55. Chasing Cars
56. Hill of Donegal
57. The Wild Rover
58. Useta love her
59. N 17
60. Joyce country band
61. Share the Darkness
62. irish Rover
63. Dirty old town
64. Maids when you’re young
65. Leaving of Liverpool
66. Sally MacLennan
67. Pair of Brown eyes
68. Fairy tale of NY
69. Rainy night in Soho
70. Carrickfergus
71. Arthur McBride
72. The Blacksmith
73. Tell me ma
74. Raglan road
75. Ride on
76. Green and Red of Mayo
77. Henry my Son
78. Rocky Road To Dublin
79. Molly Malone
80. Tipping it up to Nancy
81. 7 Drunken Nights
82. Rattlin Bog
83. Black velvet band
84. Whiskey in the Jar
85. Drunken sailor
86. Dancing in the moonlight
87. Little Musgrave
88. Si Beig Si Mhor
89. Grace
90. Fields of Athenry
91. Spancil Hill
92. Lakes of Ponchartrain
93. Clair to Here
94. Ordinary Man
95. Galway Girl
96. Galway Shall
97. Star of the County down
98. Jonny Don’t go
American/ Country/popular
99. Wagon Wheel
100. The Gambler
101. Moonshiner
102. Shipping off to Boston
103. Barretts Privateers
104. Knocking on Heavens door
105. Boots of Spanish leather
106. Folsom Prison Blues
107. Ring of Fire
108. Hey YA
109. Everlong
110. All the Small Things
111. Time of your life
112. Basket Case
113. Country Roads
114. Long black vail
115. Valary
116. Iris
117. Creep
118. Little Lion man
119. Never going back again
120. Hit the road jack
121. Halleluiah
122. Wonderwall
123. Snow (hey oh)
124. Teardrop
125. Kids
126. JCB
127. When I Come Around
128. Tribute
129. Detectorists
130. Wonderwall
Ciarans own:
131. Don’t wanna find another
132. All things considered
133. Hypocrite
134. Lovesong
135. Miners Rows
136. Day Job
137. Awkwardly Natural
138. Haunting
139. Sound Healing
140. 10000 people
141. United colours
142. Here we fuckin go
143. Box Of Beer in the snow
144. Come Out Drinking
145. Distance
146. Poor mans son
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our high energy ceilidh gets everyone up on the dance floor

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Hundreds all across the UK and Europe

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

Probably one of the following 3 - We've played live on the BBC, festivals in Spain and France, and we've played for HRH Princess Anne

Can you perform covers?

Yes we do covers interspersed with ceilidh dances, it works really well and keeps the dance floor full all night

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, 2, 3 or 4 piece band. Fiddle, guitar drums, extra fiddle, piper, accordion, piano, flute 99% of gigs we do as a 3 piece band

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

That's usually fine, just let us know as soon as you know any changes

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

Yes, we're very happy to help out with background music before and between our sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually around 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on the space and size of band.

Do you provide a caller?


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

Yes, absolutely.

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


Can you learn song requests before the event?


The Jacobites' Prices

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

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Up to 1 hour£1500
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£1500


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The Jacobites' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Jessica C
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

There aren't enough words or stars to do them justice! Amazing from booking to performance. Our wedding was such a success and a big part of that was the service provided by the Jacobites. Before they performed, we were chatting like friends and by the time it was over, we felt part of their family! Every single song was amazing and dancing was progressive to cater to our guests. We have had so many compliments about how amazing The Jacobites were- definitely the best in the business!

Ali K
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

brilliant ceilidh band. Absolute pros and really friendly folk. They completely made the party at our wedding. Everyone raved about them. Book them now!

Kate O
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

The Jacobites played at our wedding and were a big hit. They had the dance floor filled the whole evening and all the guests raved about them! Great for the people who had never ceilidhed before too. Thanks!

Mark M
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

We booked the Jacobites for our wedding in Northumberland and they were absolutely awesome. They had the entire wedding on the dancefloor with the Ceilidh, and given that half of the people at the wedding had never done Ceilidh dancing before, they were great at calling it as well!! I can't recommend them enough, they were one of the highlights of our wedding for sure :)

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From other customers:

Martyna S
3 years ago, for a Private event in Scotland
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5 out of 5

This band made my husband's and my vacation to Scotland and Edinburgh one to remember! I can't remember the last time I danced so freely and had so much fun! they are fantastic.

Rachel M
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Scotland
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5 out of 5

Cannot thank these guys enough for playing at our wedding reception!!! Music was fantasticand great selection of ceilidh dances. They have been an absolute pleasure to deal with 😊

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