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|Based in:||My living room ;-(|
|Typical line-up:||2 accordions|
|Recordings:||Indelibly ingrained on the audiences' memories|
Havers! are an enthusiastic accordion duo with far to go. They produce acccordion music like it has never been played before with a distinctive style quite unlike anyone else's - or even any of their own previous efforts - and their music has a life all of its own...
Information supplied by Ian Brockbank (email@example.com).
|Based in:||Glasgow, South-west, Scotland,
|Typical line-up:||6/7 piece - caller, fiddle, accordion, whistle, mandoline, guitar
(electric & acoustic), bouzouki, banjo, bass, drums
Tel: 0141 423 0296
The Shankers have been playing together for over twenty years. We pride ourselves on giving folk a good time. As well as Scots & Irish tunes and dances from various corners of the globe we can turn our hand to most styles of song, from Sinatra to Springsteen, from Country to Soul to Blues.
Information supplied by The Smillies.
|Based in:||Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland|
|Typical line-up:||5-piece including caller|
|Recordings:||Take to the Floor|
Tel: 028 278076
Based in Co. Antrim Northern Ireland, 'Haste to the Wedding' are a five piece folk Band specialising in Traditional Dance Music. They formed in 2000 to play Ceilidh Dance Music. They come from various musical backgrounds, and have extensive experience playing traditional music from Ireland, Scotland England and Wales.
The band play a large variety of instruments including banjo, fiddle, guitar, bouzouki, cittern, piano accordion, bodhran and mandolin.
They are also joined on occasions by a drummer / singer Timmy Davis.
For Ceilidhs the band have an experienced caller who keeps everyone on the right track.
Information supplied by Pete Bouma (firstname.lastname@example.org).
|Based in:||Fife and Edinburgh, South-east, Scotland, |
|Style:||Ceilidh with a bit of rock n roll|
|Typical line-up:||4/5 piece: fiddle/caller; accordian;keyboard/vocals;Drums; saxophone/guitar|
|Recordings:|| On best behaviour |
Tel: 07041 323050
Web page: http://www.herculeanband.co.uk/
A versatile ceilidh with a bit of rock n roll. Love doing weddings, parties and all the ceilidhs we can!
Information supplied by Bruce Bennett <Bruce@pillarsfarm.freeserve.co.uk>.
|Based in:||London, South-east England, |
|Style:||Ceilidh, Reeling, Wedding parties, Reels, Balls, etc|
|Typical line-up:||4-piece Band – Violin, Accordion, Guitar, Drums ( kit ), plus
Caller whenever required. May be augmented with 2 Violins, Flute doubling
Piccolo, Clarinet – total of 8 musicians. Fully self-contained with our
own PA sound system and lighting|
|Recordings:|| 10 tracks may be found on our web-site|
|Contact:||Donald Ross ( Bandleader )|
Telephone: ( 020 ) 8203 0626
Mobile: ( 07787 ) 91 60 41
Web-site : www.thehighlanders.co.uk
We are professional musicians ( mainly ex-BBC ) with established and verifiable careers in the music business, the band having been est. since 1992. We play traditional Scottish music and tunes in a relatively contemporary style for Ceilidh Dances of any description ( primarily Wedding Parties ) and Reels Balls. We are also engaged for Burns Suppers, Corporate Hospitality events, Private Parties, etc
We also perform songs and music for ‘bopping’ including Rock ‘n’ Roll and 50s/60s/70s standards and further offer an excellent selection of background and international music ideally suited for diners and listeners
Information supplied by Donald Ross <>.
|Based in:||Edinburgh and Borders, South-east Scotland, |
|Style:||Ceilidh, Scottish, Irish, American|
|Typical line-up:||3-piece (accordion, fiddle, guitar)|
Tel: +44 (0)131 339 5374
Web page: http://www.geocities.com/hliceilidhband/
The HLI Ceilidh Band are among Scotland's top exponents of the Ceilidh tradition. All strong musicians, the Band are equally at home as a 'dance' band and a 'performance' band.
The Band will guide you and your guests through all the traditional Scottish dances and steps (as well as some with a very international flavour).
Information supplied by George Reid <email@example.com>.
|Based in:||Aberdeen, North-east, Scotland, |
|Typical line-up:||Five piece including caller. Instruments - 3 fiddles, guitar, piano.|
Web page: http://www.hogtie.co.uk/
Hogtie are a ceilidh band playing up tempo celidh tunes to a wide variety of dances. We are based in Aberdeen, but as they say, have fiddle, will travel...
Our website is http://www.hogtie.co.uk/ from which you can listen to some MP3s of our gigs and some comments from past organisers.
Information supplied by Robert Rogers <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
|Typical line-up:||2-piece: midi accordion/synthesiser and guitar/vocalist.|
Information supplied by Ian Menzies (email@example.com).
|Based in:||Aberdeen, North-east, Scotland,
|Typical line-up:||Fiddle, accordion, mandolin/guitar, bass and drums.
Tel: 01224 640880
Web page: http://www.hotshotceilidhband.com/
Top Scottish ceilidh band playing a hot mix of traditional, original, Scottish, and Irish tunes, with a bit of rock n’ roll and swing for good measure. Available for your wedding, party or event throughout north and northeast Scotland. Dances can be called and walked through if you wish.
The line up can vary, as we have a number of high quality guest musicians, but typically the band would include fiddle, accordian, mandolin /guitar, bass and drums.
Information supplied by Tom Roche.
|Based in:||Edinburgh and beyoned|
|Style:||Funky ceilidh, modern style|
|Typical line-up:||5 piece band: drum kit, acoustic guitar, bass, flute, fiddle|
|Recordings:||Live MP3 soundbites are available - see below|
Tel: 0131 455 8480
There's a definite "groove" factor to a Hud Yer Wheesht ceilidh, the music has a modern, funky, folky, jazzy style. Whatever the occasion, we emphasise the fun in ceilidhs and try to make it a good night for all ! We stick to the easier ceilidh dances, plus a couple of unusual ones, and explain them as required. Typical line-up is drum kit, guitar, bass, flute and fiddle.
Over the years we've played at sports clubs, weddings, conferences, private parties, charity fun(d)raisers: in Scotland and abroad. We can also play smaller gigs as a kind of 'ceilidh-lite'. For more details, reviews, music snippets, forthcoming gigs, photos, please go to our website
Note: Hud Yer Wheesht has many other spellings: Haudyourwheesht, Haud Yer Wheesht, Haudyerwheesht, Haud Your Wheesht or Hud Your Wheesht.
Information supplied by Andy.
|Based in:||Houston, Texas, USA, |
|Typical line-up:||Button key Accordion with MIDI bass, drums|
|Recordings:|| Feet to the Floor (2002): DEP0311|
Tel: 832 379 0901
Web page: http://www.hughmorrison.co.uk/
(from Andy Ross, Moray Firth Radio)
I first saw Hugh Morrison play as a young lad at the local accordion & fiddle club along with his mentor Ali MacGregor of the Tain Scottish Dance Band.
Hugh took a tremendous interest in traditional Scottish music and played for some considerable time with the Tain Scottish, also making television appearances as a solo performer.
Upon his move to the United States I was afraid he would be lost to the Scottish music scene so was delighted when a copy of his C.D. "Feet to the Floor" arrived from America.
In this recording Hugh clearly shows he has lost none of his skills and plays a great variety of old favourites, also some new tunes including one written recently by Ali for the birthday of Bobby - the family pet dog of Hugh's parents.
The tempos on all the tracks are impeccable - from waltzes, marches through to jigs and reels played on his trusty Hohner Morino.
I was very pleased to receive this, Hugh's second solo recording, which I am certain will give lots of pleasure to many people.
Information supplied by Hugh Morrison <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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