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|Typical line-up:||2 accordions, Bass, Keyboard and Drums|
|Recordings:||Just what the Doctor ordered|
Repeat Prescription, (1992)
Magic Medicine,: GCD 942 (1994)
Highlander Music Scottish Dances Vol 1,: HRMCD501 (1996)
|Contact:||Sandy Nixon (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Tel: 01563 851226
Description by Highlander music.
Sandy Nixon is very popular on the Scottish University Dance group circuit.
Information supplied by Ian Brockbank (email@example.com).
|Style:||Jazz influenced ceilidh band|
|Typical line-up:||2 saxes, jazz piano & percussion|
|Recordings:||Saxofolk on SoundCloud|
We are a jazz & folk ceilidh band based in Edinburgh. By combining traditional Scottish music with jazz styles and standards, we create a vibrant ceilidh experience with a twist.
We are a professional and vivacious band of experienced musicians. As experienced ceilidh callers, we can offer accessible calling to dancers of all levels. Our music is lively and easy to dance to.
As well as ceilidhs, we double up as a jazz function band, so event organisers can kill two birds with one stone by booking us.
Information supplied by Mari Jones.
|Based in:||Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Typical line-up:||7-piece: 3 fiddles, flute, piano, bass, snare|
|Contact:||Martin Morrisey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Based in:||Fife, Scotland,
|Style:||Ceilidh, Weddings, corporate functions
|Typical line-up:||3 piece accordion,guitar,mandolin,tenor banjo,bodhran and vocals
Tel: 01592 782121
Tel (work): 01592 872788
SCOOROOT consists of George and Alex from The Kingdom Folk Duo supplemented by one of a number of champion accordion players. Established for over 15 years, they form a tight and professional unit. Clients include Historic Scotland, St. Andrews University ( Various Depts. regularly over the past number of years) Clan Menzies. George and Alex have released a number of albums and you can check out the latest at www.kingdomfolkband.de.
Information supplied by George.
|Based in:||Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada|
|Typical line-up:||keyboard, accordian, bass, drums, fiddles|
|Recordings:||Skip Change - 25 original compositions as well as 11 traditional tunes (July 1997)|
c/o Kirkmuirhill Productions
10 Cambrian Crescent
or send mail to Rod Brown (email@example.com)
Information supplied by Rod Brown of Kirkmuirhill Productions (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Typical line-up:||5-piece, can include caller|
|Recordings:||Nothing to Declare|
|Contact:||Peter Ransom (email@example.com)|
Scotch Mist is based in Kent, but will play almost anywhere in the UK or overseas. Located close to the channel ports, it is ideal for bookings in Europe. They have a website at http://website.lineone.net/~cransom/scotch.html
Information supplied by Peter Ransom (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Typical line-up:||3 or 4-piece depending on availability:
accordion, fiddle, drums, keyboard or 2nd accordion|
|Recordings:||RSCDS Graded Book 2 (part) RSCDS CD069 (2010)|
A First Dram WAG002 (2002)
|Contact:||Andrew Lyon (email@example.com)|
5 Evesham Avenue
Tel: 01457 856 702
|Typical line-up:||2 Accordions, Banjo and Drums|
|Recordings:||Traditionally Scottish SCBCD1(CD)/SCBCAS1(Tape) (2000)|
The Scott Harvey Ceilidh Band has a unique and lively sound and are a favourite for Scottish Ceilidhs and Weddings.
Information supplied by Scott Harvey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Typical line-up:||5-piece: accordion, fiddle, guitar, bass and drums|
|Recordings:||Electric Landlady ï¿½ The Sensational Jimi Shandrix Experience|
Out Of His Box - The Sandy Brechin Band
Out Of His Tree - The Sandy Brechin Band
Unstoppable - Burach
The Weird Set - Burach
Born Tired - Burach
Deeper - Burach
The First Caul - Seelyhoo
Leetera - Seelyhoo
Brechin All Records|
16/2 Panmure Place
Tel/Fax: [+44] (0)131 466 6559
Mobile: [+44] (0)783 125 3228
Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.brechin-all-records.com/shandrix.htm
Shandrix (for short) is a very lively 5-piece electric ceilidh band led by Sandy Brechin. Sandy does all the calling for dances, if necessary. For the last two years they have played as part of Edinburgh's Hogmanay Celebrations, as well as dances all over Scotland and the UK.
See Sandy Brechin's homepage for more information.
|Based in:||Burghfield Common, Berkshire, England
|Typical line-up:||I can provide a band which consists between three and ten musicians, e.g. accordian, guitar, drums, violin, keyboard etc
|Contact:||Mark J Shaw-Brookman
5 Pembroke Close
Tel: 0118 983 3671
Tel (mobile): 07879 618991
Web page: http://www.southerntoastmaster.co.uk/
I can provide you with my services as a Professional Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies; with a Scottish Country Dance Band with whom I am the 'MC/Caller', or with Scottish Country Dance music played through a Minidisc/PA system (with MC/Caller).
When you organise an event, I am sure you would wish to make it memorable and for it to run smoothly. You can choose any combination between a complete package of Toastmaster and Master of Ceremonies with Scottish Country Dance Band to individual elements of Toastmaster, Band or Minidisc sound system.
I can assist you to plan your function should you require any guidance and can be available early on the day itself in order to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
Information supplied by Nick Webb.
|Based in:||Stirling, Central, Scotland, |
|Typical line-up:||Accordion, banjo, fiddle, concertina, guitar.|
8 Lennox Avenue
Tel: 01786 479095
Web page: http://www.shiftinbobbins.btinternet.co.uk
Information supplied by Tim Binney <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
|Based in:||Aberdeen, North-east Scotland|
|Typical line-up:||Five piece including caller. Instruments - fiddle,
guitar, bass, whistle, drums plus some doubling on
other odds and ends as necessary|
|Recordings:||The Rolling Waves Hardstone Records (2003)|
Shindig are at the rockier end of the market: more Wolfstone than Jimmy Shand, and will do a wide, or wild, variety of cover versions when asked. We cover all of North East Scotland, but will travel further. You'll find our website at http://www.shindigband.co.uk/.
|Based in:||Central Scotland, |
|Typical line-up:||6 piece is accordion, fiddle, mandolin, double bass, guitar, guitar/bodhran/caller|
4 piece is accordion, fiddle, double bass, guitar/caller
An Earful (1998)|
From The Heartland (2003)
or call Craig on 01786 474373 or Alex on 01786 841513.
An experienced band (with excellent calling in five languages) which plays for weddings, ceilidhs, celebrations and festivals all over Scotland and sometimes abroad. Over 15 years experience has produced a tight line-up which performs Scottish and Irish music with great skill and enthusiasm, always with a great atmosphere. Check out www.skelpitlug.com for more information.
Information supplied by Craig Mair.
|Based in:||Toronto, Ontario, Canada, |
|Typical line-up:||Accordion, fiddle, banjo, pipes (highland and uilleann), flute, whistle and songs|
Web page: http://www.ciut.fm/
Web page: http://www3.sympatico.ca/kelly.hood/
Web page: http://www.chrislangan.com/
My band "Spraoi" plays for Scottish Country Dances, Highland Games, Celtic Festivals, Weddings and Ceilidhs throughout Ontario and Canada. We're based in Toronto and are willing to travel anywhere. Instruments are accordion, fiddle, banjo, pipes (highland and uilleann), flute, whistle and songs.
Information supplied by Pat Simmonds <email@example.com>.
|Based in:||Boston, Massachusetts, USA|
|Style:||Scottish Country, Ceilidh, Cape Breton|
|Typical line-up:||Two fiddles and/or Highland Pipes, Bass, Drum, Piano|
|Contact:||Terry Traub (firstname.lastname@example.org),|
81 Vine Street
Lexington, MA 02420 USA
They have a web site at http://world.std.com/~ttraub/sprig/" .
|Based in:||Dundee, Central Scotland|
|Typical line-up:||5-piece: 2 fiddles, acoustic guitar, drumkit, bass; we also have a dedicated
We play ceilidh sets, a wide range of covers and tune arrangements. Two of the band are vocalists.
Information supplied by Fionnlagh Ballantine
|Based in:||Lindsay, Ontario, Canada|
|Typical line-up:||Piano Accordion|
2 Walker Street
Ontario, K9V 5Z8
Phone: 705 328 1895
Stan McKee plays mainly in Ontario, and is available to travel (even at short notice) anywhere in Canada and continental USA, and in addition to playing for complete Dance Programs specialises in playing for Workshops, Instruction Classes, Candidates' Classes, Ceilidhs, and Socials.
|Based in:||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Typical line-up:||6-piece, 3 fiddles, piano, guitar, double bass|
Web page: http://www.skerryband.weebly.com/
Spootiskerry is a lively, Glasgow-based ceilidh band - available for all your ceilidh needs. We will work with you to create your perfect event, with a wide range of dances and background music to choose from. We strive to ensure that from the first chords of the Gay Gordons to the closing Auld Lang Syne you and your guests have a great night. We cater for a wide range of events from weddings to student society ceilidhs. We are very competitively priced and offer discounts for student and charity events
We are based in Glasgow, but are happy to travel across Scotland and beyond to perform at your event. We tailor all our sets to your needs, so whether your ceilidh is dancing all night, or a shorter affair between dinner and a disco, we are able to provide you with a good range of dances suited to the crowd to make sure that everyone can join in.
Information supplied by Callum Sinclair.
|Based in:||Lichfield and Derby, Midlands, England, |
|Style:||SCD, Ceilidh, Barn Dances, Square Dances, Contra Dance|
|Typical line-up:||Accordion and Piano - Rod Stradling,
Percussion - Frances Stradling,
Double Bass and Melodeon - Howard Mitchell,
Violin - Caroline Wright|
|Contact:||Rod and Frances Stradling
Tel: 01543 257419
Web page: http://www.stradivarious.co.uk/
In the early 1970s Rod, Frances and Mitch were at university together in London where they started band called North and South.
North and South played regularly for the University Folk Dance Society and graduated to playing for Folk Dances, Barn Dances, Square Dances and Ceilidhs in the London area, at Cecil Sharp House and at Festivals.
In 1976 Rod and Frances moved away and formed other bands in Warwick and then in Manchester before moving to California. Mitch moved to Hertfordshire and then to Manchester, playing for Mosaic and then High Jinks.
Today Rod and Frances live in Lichfield and Mitch in Derby so they have re-formed the old band with the addition of Caroline Wright also from Lichfield.
On occasions we are also joined by Rachel Taylor from Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Information supplied by Howard Mitchell <email@example.com>.
|Based in:||South-east England|
|Style:||Scottish Country Dancing/Ceilidh|
|Typical line-up:||Accordion (Chris Oxtoby), Fiddle (Ann F Stonehouse), Piano & Bass (Martin Cairns)|
|Recordings:||Demo CD available|
Tel: 01628 670705
66 Allenby Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 5BQ
Strathallan are a trio, consisting of Chris Oxtoby (Accordion) Ann Stonehouse (Fiddle) and Martin Cairns (Piano and Bass). We play mainly in the South of England for country dances, society balls and weddings, and are equally at home with Scottish, English, Irish and American music. A caller can be provided on request. Although recently formed, the band has an excellent pedigree; Chris was a member of Sound Company, and Ann and Martin have played regularly with Hugh Ferguson & Dalriada, Silver Cross band, and MacBains. When you see Strathallan, what we hope you will notice is good music, with a smile!
|Based in:||State College PA, USA|
|Typical line-up:||fiddle, piano, whistle/recorder|
+1 (814) 234-6940,
Strath Hanna's web page is at: http://mysite.verizon.net/strathhanna/
|Based in:||Angus/Tayside, Scotland,
|Style:||Ceilidh, Old Tyme, Weddings
|Typical line-up:||3 or 4 piece. Accordion, Guitar, Fiddle, Drums.
none yet although band members have recorded solo and freelance. ()
Tel: 01241 829003
Tel (mobile): 07759 116776
Good lively ceilidh dance music for all occasions. Dance calling provided. One, two, or both members providing vocals (depending on availability).
Information supplied by Scott Carnegie.
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