Based in the Scottish Borders but travel regularly throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK.
The Yoohoo Ceilidh Band play lively, upbeat Scottish music ideal for dancing. The line-up of fiddle, keyboard and drums provides an energetic, contemporary mix that will have everyone dancing! The high quality of the musicians ensures the band are always able to fluently adapt to each audience they play for.
Whether it’s a wedding, anniversary, birthday party, school dance, coroporate function or community party, the Yoohoo Ceilidh Band bring experience, quality and professional musicianship to your event.
A mix of music is increasingly popular as a way to vary your evening while having a ceilidh. Get in touch with the band to agree on a playlist that includes your favourites.
A bit of light Jazz...?
The Yoohoo Ceilidh Band seamlessly turn their hand to jazz when Michael switches to saxophone. A bit of jazz is often a great way to add that touch of class to your occasion. How about a few numbers while the venue is filling up for the ceilidh? Or an hour or two of light entertainment while your guests enjoy their meal...
Lighting and PA
The Yoohoo Ceilidh Band comes with lights and P.A. system. They will ensure there is enough volume for the dancing but not too much for those chatty members of your party!
Michael Haywood – fiddle / saxophone
A virtuosic performer on both fiddle and sax, Michael has appeared in many leading venues including the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sage Gateshead, The Barbican London, and has played on BBC Radio Scotland. Michael is a valued member of Scotland’s premiere fiddle group ‘The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra’, winning a Scots Trad music Award 2009. He qualified with an honours degree in folk and traditional music degree form Newcastle University and is now a highly respected session musician. Michael was selected to join the prestigious Live Music Now! scheme, founded by Yehudi Menuhin and has provided hundreds of concerts across the UK and abroad.
Laura Grime - piano / calling
Laura is an experienced ceilidh musician and professional teacher of fiddle and piano. She works alongside Michael on Live Music Now! Laura has performed all over the world for all kinds of audiences, and has played ceildihs for hundreds of weddings and functions. An expert dance caller, she brings class and style to any occasion!
James Knowles – drums / percussion
In high demand as a drummer in many genres, ‘Knowli’ adds rhythmic sparkle, drive and intricacy to every outfit he plays with. Particularly noted for his work with rock outfit ‘The Dull Fudds,’ he is a regular on the festival circuit.
Yoohoo definitely made the party swing and many people have been most complimentary. Your easy-going style, ability to play both jazz and rocking ceilidh music were just fantastic. You made our party very special."
- Daniel and Gayle Davidson, wedding party
"Just another huge thank you for your fantastic performance last night. You really did make the ball the success that it was. It was great that you were so completely interactive with the guests, teaching new dances which made a nice change from all the traditional ones. The jazz peices were also fantastic. I really couldn't be happier with the performance and will recommend you to any one."
- Leanne Blunsden, St Andrews Military Ball
Dashing White Sergeant
Cumberland Square 8
Strip The Willow
Orcadian Strip the Willow
St Bernards Waltz
Auld Lang Syne
Plus a few daft special dances for the
young at heart…
If you don’t see your favourite dance
here, just request it and it will be
included in your evening!
+ Large Jazz repertoire for background entertainment!