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Ceilidh FAQ

Q: Do you have a caller?
A: Yes, there is a caller included in the band. Paul has a large repertoire of dances suitable for everyone from complete beginners right up to experienced regular ceilidh dancers, including all the usual Scottish and English favourites.

Q: How long will you play for?
A: Typically at a wedding or other private event we play either two sets of 45-60 minutes each, or one long set of up to 90 minutes. Obviously this will depend on how much dancing you'd like to do, whether there is a break for food, other entertainment, a disco after the ceilidh, etc.


Q: Do you bring your own sound equipment?
Yes, we bring everything that we need.

Q: Do you have PLI? Is your equipment PAT tested?
A: Yes! All our equipment is PAT tested and we have £10,000,000 of PLI, as required by some venues.

Q: What dances do you do?
A: Dances will always be selected to suit the crowd and the occasion.
If you prefer a traditional Scottish ceilidh experience, then dances we regularly use would include:

Canadian Barn Dance
Circassian Circle
Cumberland Square Eight
Dashing White Sergeant
Flying Scotman
Gay Gordons
Military Twostep
Orcadian Strip The Willow
Riverside Jig
Strip The Willow
Virginia Reel

And by request for more experienced dancers we're happy to play for dances such as the Eightsome Reel, Reel of the 51st Division, Duke of Perth, etc.

For mixed or English-style ceilidhs we have a huge repertoire of dances, including ones especially suitable for beginners, and well-known favourites we're often asked to include such as:

Boston Tea Party
Bridge of Athlone
Circle Waltz
Clopton Bridge
Cornish Six Hand Reel

Foula Reel
Holmfirth Square
La Russe
Lucky Seven
Mary Panton's Strip The Willow
Nottingham Swing
Quarndon Hill
Snowball Longset
Stoke Golding's Country Dance
Waves of Tory
Willow Tree

We're always happy to include any dances you'd like to request. Feel free to contact us to discuss any particular requirements.

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