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About Bon:Stovi Ceilidh Band

Some of Scotland's most talented musicians performing with a power, energy and spirit that will leave your guests happily exhausted!
Ceilidh band
Edinburgh
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Put together prodigious musical talent, exciting and dynamic performances and you have Bon Stovi. The band is a revelation that promises to turn your prized occasion into an extraordinary event. Bon Stovi's arrival on the Ceilidh scene has brought something new, fresh and exciting to the genre; globally experienced players, compelling and imaginative musical arrangements (with fiddles, guitar and drums) and a stage presence that exudes high energy. Book Bon Stovi and bring to your event some of Scotland's most talented and versatile musicians performing with a power, energy and spirit that will leave your guests happily exhausted.

Musicianship
Genres:
Ceilidh, Folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Charity event, Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Burns night, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party
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Song list

Here are some of the dances we can call. Please let us know in advance of your event if there are any specific dances that you would like.
Couples' Dances:
Brig o'Doon
Britannia Two-Step
Canadian Barn Dance
Eva Three-Step
Gay Gordons
Highland Scottische
Military Two-Step
Set Dances:
Circassian Circle
Cumberland Square Eight
Dashing White Sergeant
Eightsome Reel
Hanging Out The Washing
Hooligans' Jig
Kielder Scottische
Reel Of The 51st Division
Riverside
Strip The Willow
Virginia Reel
Waves Of Tory
Witches' Reel
Waltzes:
Circle Waltz
Friendly Waltz
Pride Of Erin Waltz
St. Bernard's Waltz
Here is a sample of some of the tunes we play:
250 to Vigo
A Whisky Kiss
Andy’s Saltire
Andy Renwick’s Ferret
Auld Lang Syne
Banks of the Allan
Battle of Waterloo
Boys of Ballymote
Braes of Tulliemet
Brenda Stubbert's Reel
Calliope House
Captain Campbell
Castlebay Scrap
Catharsis
Craig’s Pipes
Cup of Tea
Denver Belle
Dinky Dorian's
Far From Home
Farquhar and Hetty’s
Father Angus MacDonnell
Father John MacMillan of Barra
Feed the Ducks
Frank's Reel
Funky 105
Gaffo’s Ball
Green Fields of Glentown
Inisheer
Jack Daniel's
Jackie Coleman's
Jesse Smith
Headland’s March
Heights of Casino
High Road to Linton
Hills of Glenorchy
Kate Martin's Waltz
Kenny Gillies of Portnalong
Kitchen Criminal
Kiwi Reel
Last Tango in Harris
Maggie's Pancakes
Margaret's Waltz
Mattie and Karine's
Maudabawn Chapel
Morrison's
Mouse In The Cupboard
Mrs Robertson of Greshornish
My Cape Breton Home
Paddy’s Leather Breeches
Pat and Al's
Pressed for Time
Rannie MacLellan’s
Reel Beatrice
Road to Banff
Scarce o'Tatties
Silver Spear
Shipping Out to Boston
Sleeping Tune
Snug In A Blanket
Spootiskerry
St. Andrew's Flight
Stomach Steinway Man
Tenpenny Bit
The Banshee
The Champaign Jig Goes to Columbia
The Congress
The Drunken Piper
The Earl’s Chair
The High Drive
The Joy Of It
The King’s Favourite
The Kylebrack Rambler
The Lark Ascending
The Mouth of the Tobique
The Musical Priest
The Oak Tree
The Old Wedding Reel
The Reconciliation
The Rizla
Thunderhead
Tongadale Reel
Toss the Feathers
Tune for the Girls
Turkey In The Straw
Wizard's Walk
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Energy! We promise to turn your prized occasion into an extraordinary event. With a stage presence that exudes high energy, book Bon Stovi and bring to your event some of Scotland's most talented and versatile musicians performing with a power, energy and spirit that will leave your guests happily exhausted.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Edinburgh Castle, Summerhall, Assembly Roxy, Archerfield, Teviot, Counting House, Botanic Gardens.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Liz Carroll, John Doyle, LAU, Shooglenifty, Peatbog Fairies

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

Highest profile was probably a corporate event at Edinburgh Castle. Biggest crowd would be the Edinburgh University Medic Graduation Ball.

Can you perform covers?

We can provide covers. For this we have a separate line-up under the name 'Nanoband': Male and female vocals, fiddle, guitar, bass, keys and drums. We can also add a brass section. We never sacrifice on quality so we also bring a sound engineer for this and we need a lot more equipment so it does cost more.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our standard line-up is a 4 piece: 2 fiddles/ caller, guitar and drums. For smaller budgets we can go out as a 3 piece: Either 1 fiddle/ caller, guitar and drums Or 2 fiddles/ caller and guitar

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

It costs the same to book us for up to 4 hours finishing by midnight. So unless the timings change wildly this is not a problem!

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

We can provide an ipod or we can play a playlist through our PA from a laptop, ipod or smartphone.

How much time do you need to set up?

One hour from when we have access to the space. Please be aware that this hour starts from when we begin setting up, so if there are tables to be cleared out of the way first then this will add to the time.

Do you provide a caller?

Yes! We have a wealth of dances and we are very used to calling for a wide variety of guests. We once did a ceilidh for 200 Japanese students with limited English, and they danced brilliantly after some demonstration. If there are specific dances you would like please let us know in advance.

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

You can choose any dances you like. And yes if there are particular tunes you like then just let us know.

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

Yes.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes. Although, we are a ceilidh band so if you would like songs then please get in touch to discuss so we can book a singer.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1313
Up to 2 hours£1313
Up to 3 hours£1313

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John B, 2 years ago

You guys were fantastic and I think every single person that was there commented on how good the ceilidh and you were. You helped make an incredibly special night even more so by your wonderful music and dances. I haven't had so much fun at a ceilidh in ages.

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Kat H, 2 years ago

Thank you for putting on such a fantastic show for us! I've lost count of the number of compliments I've had about the ceilidh band and how fantastic you all were! I hope you all enjoyed the night as much as we did and thank you again ever so much for making it the wonderful night it was!