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Ceilidh Knights

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Overview

  • Dynamic ceilidh and covers band with caller
  • Excellent repertoire of Ceilidh tunes plus rock and pop to finish off the night
  • Perform as a 5 piece as standard and can expand to a 6 piece if required
  • DJ option as standard

Location

The band are based in County Durham and regularly play all over Northumberland , County Durham, Teesside and the northern part of North Yorkshire.

Standard Set Times

  • Ceilidh set is normally 1 hour then either DJ, more ceilidh or 2 sets of 45 minutes cover band with 15 minute breaks but flexible to suit requirements. The band plays live up till 11:30pm then DJ till midnight.

About this Act

Ceilidh Knights are a band who can play background music before the Ceilidh starts then demonstrate every dance if required with further instructions called during the dances. The caller is a very experienced Scots ceilidh dancer who has been running Ceilidhs since the 80's in Scotland, who then moved to the North East of England and calls while playing keyboards. The keyboards sound includes high quality electronic accordion, piano and bass sounds which are mixed live from the keyboard while playing to adjust for different acoustics of the venue to be strong and clear for dancing. The violin takes the lead and the drums providing good lively rhythms to keep the dancers on the floor all night.

The well established covers band including male singer, guitar, bass and drums have been working together since 2004. To increase the range of songs suitable for the band, added the female lead singer in 2008 and now both singers add backing vocals while the other is taking the lead.

The highly experienced DJ is a member of the band and takes over between sets and after the band is finished the last set till midnight and can take requests on the night but prefers to work from a playlist provided by the client or at least an idea as to what style of music is wanted.

Set List

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Call Me Al - Paul Simon
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - The Blues Brothers
Forget You - Cee Lo Green
Hotel California - Eagles
I saw here standing there - The Beatles
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
I’m A Believer - The Monkees
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
La Bamba - Richie Valens
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Mama Mia - Abba
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Sex on Fire - Kings Of Leon
Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Summer Of 69 - Bryan Adams
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Valerie - The Zutons
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Wipeout - The Surfaris

Lineup

  • 3 or 4 piece Ceilidh Band includes fiddle, keyboards and drums with caller.
  • For covers, add male and female vocals with guitar while the fiddle and keyboard players swap to mandolin and bass. The same drummer for both band styles

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