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Hotscotch Ceilidh Band provide a traditional Scottish ceilidh experience with their live band. Since 2006 they have been playing accordion, fiddle and drums at events all around the UK, delivering exciting and memorable performances.
This energetic Scottish dance will have everyone involved and having a blast together on the dance floor. The band establish a great rapport with the audience and ensure that everyone has fun, no matter what their level of experience is.
Opt for a ceilidh service or a ceilidh and disco package to finish the night with a disco catering to all music tastes, where requests are welcome. Paul will help you plan everything so that the process is straightforward and easy.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch today to discuss booking Hotscotch Ceilidh Band for an unforgettable night!
Just wanted to say thank you SO much for playing at our wedding at Glenbervie
House on 16th August. You guys were absolutely fantastic - we couldn't have
wished for more! ALL our guests loved the ceilidh and said that it was the best
wedding they had ever been to (especially those that had travelled up from
England). They were so impressed with the quality of sound from your 3-piece set
up - just amazing.
Would highly recommend you guys to anyone and thanks again for making our
night! We hope you enjoyed it too.
Pauline & Neil
Glenbervie House Hotel - August 2015
The ceilidh was a huge success on our wedding day and still commented on by guests a year later, you all judged the mood perfectly and had no problem talking through and explaining all dances clearly to an audience who had not ceilidhed previous.
You were all super professional throughout and would recommended in future.
Arthur & Jenny
Balbirnie House Hotel - September 2015
Our most popular ceilidh & disco package comprises -
3-piece Ceilidh Band (accordion, fiddle & drums)
Experienced Dance Caller to make sure everyone can join in and have a great time
Disco & Lighting Rig including laser effects
Professional PA system
Public Liability Insurance
We can also play as a Jazz Trio of Saxophone, Piano & Drums should you wish to have some music during the afternoon reception.
Please contact us as soon as you have a date and we can check availability.
We are a Scottish Ceilidh Band
Normally we are a three-piece band (Accordion, Fiddle & Drums) however if you have something else in mind or would like a larger line-up then let us know and that can easily be arranged.
We are all experienced full-time professional musicians and the band has been together for 13 years now.
Yes we have a high quality professional sound system capable of filling all sizes of venues.
We use JBL Eon Speakers, DB Monitors, Rode & Sure Microphones, Yamaha Mixing Desk, Roland Sound Module for the Accordion (which gives piano & double bass sound from the left hand)
We always carry spare microphones, cables, laptop and even mixing desk to ensure that you have complete peace of mind.
If your wedding is outwit the Borders, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Central Belt or Fife, then there may be a small additional fee for travel.
A typical evening would look like this -
7pm - 8pm Arrive, Unload, Set-up & Soundcheck
8pm - First Dance (if a wedding) then into the first half of the ceilidh
9.30pm – 10pm - Break whilst evening buffet is served
10pm – 11pm – Ceilidh (2nd set)
11pm – 12am – Disco
However we are very flexible and will work with you to accommodate the specific arrangements and timings of your event.
If would like to have ceilidh all evening that's absolutely fine, equally if you would prefer a more even split between the ceilidh and disco we can switch over after the evening buffet.
We take payment by bank transfer or cheque
The word Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) comes from the old Gaelic word for ‘a visit’ which then evolved to mean a social gathering or party.
Nowadays, a Ceilidh is brilliant fun night which combines Exhilarating Scottish Dancing, Fantastic Music and Great Company!
Ceilidh Dancing is something that people of all ages can participate in. No experience is necessary so a typical ceilidh would often include a mixture of novices, occasional dancers and more experienced dancers. You don’t need to know anything beforehand and our caller will walk you through the steps on the night before each dance. Enthusiasm counts more than dancing skills - just enjoy yourselves.
We have a large repertoire of ceilidh dances from the more Traditional favourites such as -
Dashing White Sargeant
Strip the Willow
St Bernard's Waltz
To the more adventurous such as -
Cumberland Square Eight
Orcadian Strip the Willow
Reel of the 51st
We also have a few less well-known dances up our sleeve such as The Troika, The Borrowdale Exchange and Swedish Masquerade which are also a lot of fun.
We can set-up and soundcheck in 30 minutes for most events. We always arrive a little earlier in order to park, unload the gear and check out the layout of the room if an unfamiliar venue.
We would normally set-up immediately prior to the performance during the room turn-around after dinner. (If the room is in use immediately before the ceilidh)
If you require us to set up earlier in the day, that can be arranged but there will be an additional fee.
We bring all our own sound equipment, so just require a small table for the Mixing Desk and DJ Decks, a couple of chairs and a power socket within reach of the stage area.
In order to confirm your booking we will require a deposit of £250 which firmly holds the date for you, and therefore makes it no longer available to other potential clients. We would then issue a booking confirmation document to be signed by both parties. A little closer to the date we would be in touch to finalise the arrangements for the evening with you and the remaining balance is then due 14 days days prior to the event.
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