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The West End Ceilidh Band

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Ceilidh band
Edinburgh
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Scottish Ceilidh Band for ALL Occasions

The West End Ceilidh Band is a professional Scottish ceilidh band which has been performing at weddings and special events throughout the U.K. and abroad for many years. The band features a combination of energetic award-winning musicians and an experienced dance caller, including Piper and D.J. options. If you are interested in booking 'The West End Ceilidh Band' for a special occasion or you would simply like to check their availability and get a price quote, please get in touch.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango, Ibiza club
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, 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

The Britannia Two-Step
The Borrowdale Exchange
The Canadian Barn Dance
A Canonbie Ceilidh
The Circassian Circle
The Cumberland Square Eight
The Dashing White Sergeant
The Duke of Perth
The Eightsome Reel
The Flying Scotsman
The Gay Gordons
The Highland Scottische
The Lucky Seven
The Marmalade Sandwich
The Military Two-Step
The Orcadian Strip the Willow
The Packhorse Rant
The Pride of Erin Waltz
The Reel of the 51st
The Riverside Jig
The St. Bernard's Waltz
The Sausage Machine
Strip the Willow
The Swedish Masquerade
Teviot Square
Troika
The Veleta
The Virginia Reel
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 traditional Ceilidh music.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Fiddle, Accordion, Bass & Drums with a Ceilidh Caller. We also have a 6 piece option that includes Harmony Accordion and Piano.

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

We always do 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 £100.

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 so just let us know whether you already have one, or don't need one, so we can adjust our line-up accordingly!

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 4 to 5 metres by 3 metres 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 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

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Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Festival, Hotels, Restaurants, Stage, Television & Radio.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Calgary Fiddlers and Iain MacPhail & His Scottish Dance Band.

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

Stage, Television & Radio, including touring abroad to Europe, Canada, USA and South-East Asia.

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Ryan F, 11 months ago

Fantastic music and caller. Got everyone involved and having a great time. Feedback from all the guests was extremely positive!

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Eskmills V, 2 years ago

Hi Shane, Many thanks for performing, we were thrilled to have you! Happy new year from all here at Eskmills. Best Wishes, Nicole

HMS C, 1 year ago

Our guests love your ceilidh band and they all had the time of their lives. We wholeheartedly recommend your band and we will certainly be booking you again!