Ceilidh band

The Jacobites

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About The Jacobites

Ceilidh band
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The Jacobites are an experienced ceilidh band based in Edinburgh that offer professional ceilidhs for weddings, festivals and events.

The Jacobites are passionate about Scottish music. We play it, we write it, we teach it and we perform it. 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 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.

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
Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish 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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Song list

Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Canadian Barn Dance
Circassian Circle
Strip the Willow
Riverside Jig
Cumberland Square
Circles Four
Orcadian Strip the Willow
The Flying Scotsman
OXO Reel
Virginia Reel
The Military Two Step


From customers:

Angela S, 2 years ago

I can’t thank you and the band enough for helping to make Stu’s party a success. We haven’t stopped talking about how good The Jacobites were from everyone who came. Even those who didn’t participate in the dancing loved listening to the music you played. Such energy and enthusiasm and you are all very talented musicians. We wish you all the best in your musical career and we hope to enjoy another ceilidh with you soon

Lyn M, 2 years ago

Easily the best Ceilidh band in the UK…Maybe the world!!

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