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Tapsalteerie *Ceilidh*

Based in: Edinburgh, South-east, Scotland,
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: Acc/Fiddle/Flute & Whistle/Percussion/Bass/Guitar-Mandolin-Bazouki
Contact: John Zarecki
Tel: [+44] (0)131 443 7908

High energy band with 2 callers, regular appearances at The Riverside Club & Caledonian Brewery.

Information supplied by John Zarecki <>.

The Tartan Trio Ceilidh Band *Ceilidh*

Based in: Manchester and Glasgow
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: 3 piece: Fiddle Keys and Drums
Recordings: Tartan Trio Ceilidh Band on sound cloud
Contact: Mob: 07515 343696
Facebook: TartanTrioCeilidhBand

Blurb: The tartan trio are one of the UK�s finest professional Scottish Ceilidh Bands and are available for functions, weddings and corporate events throughout the UK.

The Tartan Trio can also offer a Disco/DJ set after your ceilidh and can provide a larger lineup of musicians ranging from an accordion/banjo/mandolin/guitar/bass/tin whistle/penny whistle/pipes.

Information supplied by Michael Clark.

The Tatties Ceilidh Band *Ceilidh* *Weddings*

Based in: Renfrewshire/Glasgow, South-west, Scotland,
Style: Ceilidh, Weddings
Typical line-up: 4 piece, accordion and midi (piano and bass), guitar, fiddle and drums.
Recordings: Sample tracks available on web site
Contact: The Tatties Ceilidh Band
Tel (mobile): 07725471044
Web page:

The Tatties Ceilidh Band are a young, lively, traditional ceilidh band with a modern twist! With an unusual blend of modern and traditional music, The Tatties provide a ceilidh that boasts a unique combination of style and sound.

The Tatties appreciate the importance of a bit of fun in your ceilidh and will always go that extra mile to provide it. Having experience playing with other bands, including The Gary Blair Ceilidh Band to playing amongst some of the best bands at Cameron House Hotel on Hogmanay, The Tatties know how to put on a good ceilidh and guarentee an evening that you will remember forever!

Information supplied by Graham McArthur.

Teannaich *Ceilidh*

Based in: Edinburgh
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Bass, Drums/caller
Recordings: Don't Have A Cow, Tea 'n' China Records, 1998
Lucid EH Records (EHCD01), 2003
Contact: Mark,
Teannaich Ceilidhs
105 Double Hedges Park
Liberton, Edinburgh
EH16 6YW
Tel: 0131 621 4709

Teannaich is a five-member ceilidh band based in Edinburgh , but willing to travel.

Teannaich is a fast and furious Celtic-rock ceilidh band that plays celtic folk music with rock guitar, fast fiddle, and a drum-beat you just can`t help dancing to! Teannaich is based in Edinburgh, but can travel anywhere: in the past we have played ceilidhs in Glasgow, St Andrews, London, Dorset, Amsterdam and St Petersburg. Teannaich`s music is mainly based on traditional Scottish tunes, but there are many weird and wonderful influences thrown in - blues, jazz, rock, and funk all get thrown into the melting pot.

We don't take ourselves or the music too seriously, and basically we aim to give everyone dancing (as well as ourselves) a really good time. You`ll probably end up exhausted, hot, and sweaty, but that`s the whole point of a ceilidh, isn`t it?

Oh, and by the way, we`re loud.

Information taken from .

Terpsichore *SCD* *Ceilidh* English, Contra, Waltz

Based in: Washington, DC, USA
Style: Scottish Country, Ceilidh, English, Contra, Waltz
Typical line-up: fiddle and piano
Recordings: Terpsichore: Scottish Dance Music (1993)
Contact: Elke Baker ( (see also her home page)
Scottish Fiddle Music, 2889 Evergreen Way, Ellicott City MD 21042-1052, U.S.A.
Tel: (301) 854-9161
Liz Donaldson (
4518 Gladwyne Drive, Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: (301) 986-1291

Elke Baker and Liz Donaldson often perform together as the duo Terpsichore. In Greek mythology, Terpsichore was the goddess of dance; Elke and Liz are at their best playing the kind of music that makes you tap your feet as you listen.

Elke Baker, 1995 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, combines lyrical melodies with driving dance rhythms in her energetic fiddling. Elke plays Scottish, Celtic, and American fiddle music for concerts, festivals, dances, and parties across America and abroad. She teaches Scottish music and dance and directs the Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club.

Information supplied by Ian Brockbank ( from information on Elke's web page.

Thistle Do Ceilidhds *Ceilidh*

Based in: Edinburgh, Lothians and Glasgow
Style: Ceilidh/Wedding
Typical line-up: 4 piece: 2 Fiddles, Double Bass and Piano, however Guitar and Drums also available.
Contact: Email:

We're a group of Edinburgh and Glasgow stundents all with similar interests in music and especially scottish music. Willing to do play anywhere at (almost) anytime, prices vary depending on size of band, typically �70 per player. Also, a �40 deposit is required for all bookings, which will be deducted from the overall cost on completion of the ceilidh, and travelling expenses will be charged outside Edinburgh. Any more information wanted, don't hesitate to drop me an e-mail!

Information supplied by Timmy Drew.

Thrice Brewed Ceilidh Band *Ceilidh*

Based in: Carlisle, North-west England
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: Accordion, flute, guitar, bass and drums.
Contact: Angelien Baty
32 Harker Park
Tel: 01228 674619

A five piece band folk/rock style who perform at festivals e.g. Brampton Live, St James Park. We sing traditional and contemporary folk songs (mainly Scottish) and play ceilidhs for weddings, parties, corporate etc. Own caller, lighting rig and P.A. "Cheaper than Runrig, more fun than Leonard Cohen"

Information supplied by Angelien Baty <>.

The Thunderdog ceilidh band *Ceilidh*

Based in: Edinburgh
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: Five-piece: fiddle, 5-string banjo, keyboards, bass, percussion/caller.
Recordings: "The Dogs' Frolics" December 2006. "The Thunderdog Ceilidh Band" 2003
Contact: Colin MacLennan: 0131 552 2807
Iain E MacLachlan: 0131 661 1655 (email
They also have a Web page (
The Thunderdog Ceilidh Band has been getting dancers to their feet for over ten years, across Scotland and beyond. From Edinburgh�s Abbeyhill Primary School to London�s Royal Festival Hall, from Crieff to Krakow, and from Shotts Prison to Gail Porter�s wedding, they�ve done it all.

The Dogs� Frolics is the band�s second album, and includes a host of dancing favourites from the Gay Gordons to the Virginia Reel, all played in the Thunderdogs� characteristically lively style. Among the traditional tunes, and the not-so-traditional ones, are eight original tunes penned by banjo player, Iain E MacLachlan, and one by fiddler, Catr�ona Black.

Information submitted by Iain E MacLachlan (

Tradlab Ceilidh Band *SCD* *Ceilidh* *Weddings*

Based in: Edinburgh, South-east, Scotland,
Style: SCD, Ceilidh, Weddings
Typical line-up: 3 or 4 piece. (Accordion, Piano/Bass, Drums, & Fiddle)
Contact: Paul Chamberlain
21b Forth Street

Tel: 0131 556 3041
Tel (mobile): 07799 896050

Tradlab are a dynamic young ceilidh band from the south east of Scotland. They combine to produce a unique style and have a large repertoire of Scottish traditional and folk music. The music is lively and contains modern and jazz influences. Very popular for Ceilidh dancing, Tradlab's diverse tune-base is also suitable for all types of events and concerts.

Information supplied by Paul Chamberlain.

Trasna *Ceilidh* *Old Tyme* *Weddings*

Based in: Randalstown, County Antrim, Northern Ireland,
Style: Ceilidh, Old Tyme, Weddings
Typical line-up: 4-piece: Fiddle, accordion, drums and caller
Recordings: Trasna Ceilidh Band (2004): GMCD021
Contact: Trasna Ceilidh Band
34 Magheralane Road
County Antrim
BT41 2NT
Northern Ireland

Tel: 028 94472253
Tel (mobile): 07799 830864
Web page:

The Trasna Ceilidh Band was formed in 2003 and includes fiddler Denis Sweeney, accordionist Seán Quinn and drummer Seamus McCullough. We also have dance teacher and caller Mary Pollock (Belfast) for those many occasions where people need a little help with the traditional dances of Scotland and Ireland and we aim to provide the best in traditional Irish and Scottish dance music for weddings, parties, corporate events, traditional ceilis, and sets nights.

The name Trasna is the Gaelic word for "across" and we hope that our presentation of Irish and Scottish dance music will enable us to reach across all boundaries in the provision of traditional-style dance entertainment.

Information supplied by Seán Quinn.

The Trows *Ceilidh*

Based in: Edinburgh, South-east, Scotland,
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: Fiddle, drums/percussion, Guitar, bass. Can also include button box if required. Can call dances.
Contact: Frank McLaughlin
61 Brunswick Street
Tel: 0131 556 4258
Web page:

The Trows are an exciting energetic ceilidh band who have been performing together for over three years to a host of fully satisfied customers. The core band has three excellent musicians Sarah Hoy (fiddle), Frank McLaughlin (Guitar) and Alan Robertson (Drums). They combine a wealth of musical experience to produce a ceilidh sound which is guaranteed to get you dancing!

Information supplied by Frank McLaughlin.

Tullochgorum *SCD*

Based in: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Style: Scottish Country, Ceilidh
Typical line-up: 2 fiddles, piano, bass, drum, and sometimes pipes.
Recordings: Gie Us Tullochgorum, Cabbage Records 1986
various bootleg recordings floating around cassette
Contact: Barbara McOwen
146 Washington St
Arlington. Mass. USA 02174
Tel: (USA) 781-648-3955

Formed in 1980, Tullochgorum emphasizes the fiddle sound with the traditional upbeat and strict tempo style of the mid-20th-century Scottish and Canadian accordion bands. Three of the band's five members are certificated RSCDS teachers and have a strong affinity and history of playing for dancing. The band members like to explore the boundaries of fanciful tunes, tempos and dynamics with balancing of thought-out arrangements and improvisation. Currently playing with the band are: Barbara McOwen and Anne Hooper, fiddles; Marianne Taylor, piano; Robert McOwen, bass; Paul Henle, drums; Lezlie Webster, pipes.

Information supplied by Barbara McOwen (

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