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Wild Geese Ceilidh Band

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Overview

  • 3 piece ceilidh band plus caller
  • 23 different ceilidh dances at all levels;beginners to advanced
  • Highland costume option
  • Can add Bass/Keyboard player/Celtic harp
  • Experienced Weddings DJ & light-show
  • Latin guitar option for background ambience

Location

The band is based in Edinburgh but play at events all over Scotland, including Glasgow, Ayrshire, Scottish Borders, East and Midlothian and will travel to the North of England

Standard Set Times

  • Standard 4 hour event with 20 minute break to suit.
  • Can do a 2 hour ceilidh set - to suit venue timetable for coffee/buffet then play till midnight

About this Act

The Wild Geese Ceilidh band have been playing venues big and small all over Scotland since they formed in 1996. They have a regular public gig at the Ghillie Dhu in Edinburgh, but have played at venues from the Queens Hall in Edinburgh to Weddings at Culzean castle and Blair House in the west and even a small birthday party barbeque in Midlothian!

The band have an experienced dance caller - who engages the audience and walks and talks them through a set of specially selected ceilidh dances to suit beginners and/or the more advanced audiences. He is noted for being able to involve audiences from all parts of the world.

The band can provide incidental music by way of playing our iPod through the PA between sets or you can bring your own but they also offer an experienced Weddings DJ with lightshow and full Disco PA as part of a ceilidh/disco package.

As an added option they'll provide a Celtic harp player, Sarai who can perform ambient background music at your event and the band guitarist can perform latin-american jazz bar guitar music as background if required.

Set List

Gay gordons
Dashing white Sergeant
Canadian barn dance
Circassian circle
Britannia 2 step
St bernards waltz
Trad strip the willow
Festival 4 star reel
Flying Scotsman
Virginia reel
Eightsome reel (shortened version)
Shetland strip the willow
Gaelic waltz
Pride of erin waltz
Circle waltz
Cumberland square eight
Troika
Military 2 step
Swedish masquerade
Highland schottische
Washerwomans branle
Wild geese scottish country dance
Seige of ennis
Eightsome reel (full version)

Lineup

  • 3-piece ceilidh band:
    Andrew Hennessey, on electric fiddle and also dance caller, Steve on guitar
    Marc on drums.
    Graeme is our Weddings DJ specialist and Sarai can be engaged to play Celtic harp

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