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The Occasionals *Ceilidh*

Based in: Edinburgh
Style: Ceilidh/Scottish Country/Old Time
Typical line-up: Accordion, fiddle, banjo, and drums, with caller as required
Recordings: Footnotes - The Complete Scottish Ceilidh Dance, published by Iona recordings: IRCD 021
Back in Step - The Complete Scottish Ceilidh Dance 2, published by GreenTrax Recordings: CDTRAX 107 (1996)
There are companion Dance Instruction Booklets available for both of the above releases.
The Occasionals - Live at the Music Hall Aberdeen, published by GreenTrax Recordings: CDTRAX 184 (1999)
Reel of Four, GreenTrax Recordings: CDTRAX 259 (2005)
plus a 5th CD to be released in 2005-2006
Contact: Freeland Barbour (freeland@castlesound.co.uk)
, Bonskeid Music Ltd., 4 Netherbank View, Edinburgh, EH16 6YY, SCOTLAND, U.K.
Tel/Fax: [+44] (0)131-666 1024
Mobile: [+44] (0)777-550 4123
Web: http://mysite.freeserve.com/theoccasionals/
Kevin Macleod,
4 Orchard Terrace, Edinburgh, EH4 2HA
Tel: 0131 315 4881
Web: http://mysite.freeserve.com/kevinmacleod

The band started in 1986, and the line-up has included many leading traditional musicians from Scotland. The band is currently Freeland Barbour (Accordion), Kevin Macleod (Deering Crossfire Tenor Banjo), Gus Millar (Drums) and Ian Hardie (Fiddle).

The Occasionals play with or without a caller as required - our principal dance caller is Sheila McCutcheon, and on occasion Colin Maclennan may deputise.

Previous notable gigs have included Cambridge Folk Festival, Tonder FF, Orkney FF, Shetland Fiddle & Accordion Festival, Celtic Connections, Mayfest, Edinburgh Festival, Jakarta, Denmark Tour, Aberdeen Hogmanay, National Mods, RSNO Viennese Nights and many more. Regulars on TV and radio, the band's four CDs have been well received, with "Reel of Four" shortlisted for the Scottish Trad Awards "Best Recording 2005", and the band nominated for "Best Scottish Dance Band 2004" .

Information supplied by Kevin Macleod and Freeland Barbour.

This is the ceilidh band. Brilliant. - Ian Brockbank.

O'er the Border *SCD* *Ceilidh* *barn dancing* *contra dancing* *English Country Dancing*

Based in: Oregon, WI, USA,
Style: SCD, Ceilidh, barn dancing, contra dancing, English Country Dancing
Typical line-up: Susan Conant (flute, whistles, percussion), David Mullen (fiddle, percussion) and Mike Briggs (piano, accordion, percussion). Occasionally we are joined by Francis Deck on stand-up bass and John Whitehouse on drums.
Recordings:
Contact: Mike Briggs
1519 Storytown Road
Oregon
WI
53575-2521
USA

Tel: 1.608.835.0914
Email: briggslaw@yahoo.com
Web: www.oertheborder.com

O'ER THE BORDER, playing primarily for SCD since 1997, but also available for ceilidh dancing, barn dancing, contra dancing or English Country Dancing.

We are Susan Conant (flute, whistles, percussion), David Mullen (fiddle, percussion) and Mike Briggs (piano, accordion, percussion). Occasionally we are joined by Francis Deck on stand-up bass and John Whitehouse on drums.

The border we are o'er, btw, is the Illinois-Wisconsin one.

Information supplied by Mike Briggs.

Oran Mor, or the Roy Hendrie Scottish Dance Band *Ceilidh*

Based in: Ayrshire
Style: ceilidh/Country dance
Typical line-up: 2 accordions, and drums(and piano for 4 piece) for normal functions, double bass and fiddle added for 6 piece.
Recordings: The Tin Woodman Sep 1999
Highlander Music CD 11 March 2000
Contact: Roy Hendrie (oranmor@royhendrie.co.uk)
6 College Park, Barassie
Ayrshire KA10 6UH
Tel:- [+44] (0)1292 311247
Oran Mor currently play all over Ayrshire and sometimes in Glasgow, and are looking to do more RSCDS dances in other areas. Roy has samples from his two CDs on his website at www.royhendrie.co.uk.

Information supplied by Roy Hendrie (oranmor@royhendrie.co.uk).

The Orwell Ceilidh Band *Ceilidh*

Based in: Inchture, Perthshire, Central Scotland,
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: 3 piece: accordian, a selection of whistles, small pipes, highland bagpipes and guitar (supplied by the one person!!) and drums
Recordings: Demo CD available
Contact: Neil Paterson
Tel: (01828) 686073
Web: http://www.orwellceilidhband.co.uk/

Based in Inchture, Perthshire we are a 3 piece ceilidh band with accordian, a selection of whistles, small pipes, highland bagpipes and guitar(supplied by the one person!!) and drums.

Information supplied by Laura Stewart <laurastewart18@hotmail.com>.

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