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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, 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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Song list

All the ceilidh dances
Wagon wheel
Tell me ma
Little lion man
Loch Lomond
500 miles
Ship called dignity
Time of your life
Chasing cars
Bonnie Lass o Fivve
Whiskey in the jar
Dirty old town
All the small things
Folsom prison blues
Country Roads
Ye Jacobites by name
Kids (mgmt)
Snow (hey oh)
Hey ya
A mans a Man
Jock hawks adventures in Glasgow
Heart of Gold
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

We're mainly a ceilidh band but we do play some covers and Scottish songs

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, 2, 3 or 4 piece band. Fiddle, guitar drums, extra fiddle, piper, accordion, piano, flute

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?


How much time do you need to set up?

Usually around 1 hour

Do you provide a caller?


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


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


Can you learn song requests before the event?


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, a festival in Spain and we've played for HRH Princess Anne


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£1000
Up to 3 hours£1000


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Gail J, 10 months ago

We had the Jacobites for our wedding.I cannot express enough how good they are. Thank you for making our evening amazing. Mr & Mrs McGrath

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Simon B, 1 year ago

brilliant from start to finish. spoke to the guys before the event nothing appeared any hassle they were great... its just a shame our dancing let us down! totally recommended, cant wait to have them back.

From other customers:

Angela S, 3 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, 3 years ago

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

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