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Kenny Thomson and the Wardlaw *SCD* *Ceilidh*

Based in: Cumnock, Ayrshire
Style: Scottish Country/Ceilidh
Typical line-up: 5-piece: Lead Accordion, Second Accordion, Piano, Bass and Drums (smaller line-ups available)
Recordings: Cambusdoon (Bryan's Room Recordings) BRCD 052 (2009)
Domino Five (Bryan's Room Recordings) BRCD 035 (2005)
Quick Here's Anither Yin! (Bryan's Room Recordings) BRCD 034 (2003)
Music for 9 Scottish Country Dances (RSCDS Book 39) TC RSCDS 52 (1996)
Music for 12 Traditional Dances (RSCDS Book 5) RSCDS 21 (1986)
Music for 8 Scottish Country Dances (RSCDS Book 33) RSCDS 20 (1985)
Contact: Kenny Thomson,
20 Walker Court
KA18 1TF
Tel. [+44] (0)1290 422404

Since its formation, the Wardlaw Scottish Dance Band has proved a popular choice amongst Country Dancers. They are no strangers to travel either, having performed not only throughout Mainland Britain but also in the United States of America. As well as Traditional Country Dances, they provide music for functions of all types - Weddings, Parties, Burns Nights, anything.

For more information see the web page at

Information submitted by Stuart Thomson (

Waverley Station *SCD* *Ceilidh* *English* *Contra* *Waltz*

Based in: Washington, DC, USA,
Style: SCD, Ceilidh, English, Contra, Waltz
Typical line-up: Liz Donaldson, piano; David Knight, fiddle; Ralph Gordon, bass, cello
Contact: David Knight
+1 (202) 531-3250
Liz Donaldson
Tel: +1 (301) 986.1291

Liz, David and Ralph have been playing Scottish music in America for many years between them. In 2000 AD, they came together to form Waverley Station. They have played for Scottish, contra, and English dances in the mid-Atlantic and South, and would love to play for YOU SOON!

Information supplied by David Knight and Liz Donaldson.

Whapweasel *Ceilidh*

Based in: Northumberland
Style: English Ceilidh, folk/rock
Typical line-up: 6 members, melodeon, citterns, keyboards,bass,electric guitar, saxophone.
Recordings: Skirl Naked CD WW03 available from the band.
Contact: Brian Bell (
Tel: (01434) 684 705

Information submitted by Brian Bell (

Whigmaleerie Ceilidh Dance Band *SCD* *Ceilidh*

Based in: Aberdeen, North East Scotland
Style: Ceilidh/SCD/1950's-Modern Covers/Weddings/Functions
Typical line-up: 5-Piece: Fiddle, Keyboard, Guitars. Drums. Vocals
Contact:, Tel: 01466 780320
Sketraw of Muiryhill
Alvah, Banff
AB45 3DA

Whigmaleerie is a five-piece Ceilidh Dance Band born and formed in Aberdeenshire, Scotland in the last century which this century, has matured into the perfect Ceilidh Dance Band for every occasion.

With over 25 years experience as a Ceilidh Band in the North East of Scotland, Whigmaleerie's not-so-delicate blend of drums; fiddle; keyboards; guitars; and vocals gives them a contemporary sound, drawn on the traditional music of Scotland, Ireland

Information supplied by John Duncan.

White Cart Ceilidh Band *Ceilidh*

Based in: Glasgow and Central Belt, Central, Scotland,
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: 4-piece : Fiddle/Accordian/Guitar, 2nd fiddle, keyboard, bodhran
Contact: Gordon and Susan Whyte
Tel: 0141 587 4335
Web page:

For any event, from a small community party to a large wedding reception, the White Cart Ceilidh Band will be the perfect hosts for your evening. Most people don't want a 'high-octane' folk-rock-fusion band, just some great musicians who love ceilidhs themselves, who are passionate about giving value for money and, above all, giving them a memorable night.

Dance all night or slot in a disco or we'll perform some songs if you want. Maybe you want an open stage for a bit of a sing-song. Great! You know what will make your night a success, and we will go along with it. Just get in touch and tell us what you want.

We always give a discount for fundraising events, to help you raise as much money as possible for your club, school or charity.

Information supplied by Gordon Whyte.

The White Cockade *SCD*

Based in: Concord, NH, USA
Style: Scottish Country, English Country and New England Contra Dance
Typical line-up: accordion, one or two fiddles, flute, piano, bass, drum
Recordings: The White Cockade cassette
Tartan Stew cassette
Tartan Capers CD
Contact: Sylvia Miskoe, 102 Little Pond Road, Concord, NH 03301, USA 603-225-6546 and email at:
The band members have been playing together for 25 years. While their style adheres to the basic form of the dance, they contribute improvisational harmonies to the music. The result: a joyful, danceable sound.

Information supplied by Sylvia Miskoe (

The Wild Cigarillos *Ceilidh*

Based in: Edinburgh
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: Five piece: fiddle/guitar/keyboards/sax/flute/harmonica/vocals, accordion/keyboards, fiddle/vocals, bass/vocals/calling, drums/pipes/vocals/calling.
Recordings: Demo tape on request
Contact: John Inman
Tel: (0131) 445 5380

A long established Edinburgh band playing up-tempo ceilidh and a range of other dance music suitable for any function. Calling and a varied programme ensures that everybody has a go, and distance is not a problem. They were an institution for many years in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and have also become regulars at T in the Park. The band are also seasoned travellers, having played gigs in the USA, China, Vietnam, Nigeria, Dubai, Denmark and Spain.

Visit our web site:

William Marshall *SCD* *Ceilidh*

Based in: Edinburgh, South-east, Scotland,
Style: SCD, Ceilidh
Typical line-up: 3/4 piece can include caller or singer
Contact: William Marshall
168/2 Balgreen Road
EH11 3AU

Tel: 0131 337 4176
Tel (mobile): 07956 369 043

Professional, lively sounding band.

Functions - Stage shows, dances and weddings

Information supplied by William Marshall <>.

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