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The Danse McCabre Ceilidh Band



  • 3-4 piece all female ceilidh band
  • Dedicated sound engineer
  • Stage lighting and set-dressing provided
  • Dance calling and demonstration provided
  • Band wear black plus pink tartan mini-kilts!


The band are based in Aberdeen and frequently play across Scotland.

Standard Set Times

  • 1 4-hour gig including 30 minute break

About this Act

Formed in 2003, Danse McCabre is an extremely popular and lively ceilidh band which comes with its own Caller, Sound Engineer, lighting and stage-dressing. Described as 'fantastic' by Real Weddings magazine, Danse McCabre has built an enviable reputation as THE all-girl ceilidh band in the North of Scotland.

Danse McCabre play traditional ceilidh dances Gay Gordons, Dashing White Sergeant, Strip the Willow, Eightsome Reel, as well as a few fun and easy-to-learn ones like the Flying Scotsman, the ‘Helicopter’ and the Riverside Jig. All dances are explained and demonstrated where appropriate.

Danse McCabre play for a wide variety of people and occasions and tailor their package to suit client's needs. The aim is always to ensure that everyone has a cracking time whether they've never ceilidh danced before or are a seasoned expert.

Set List

Their sample set list includes
Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Canadian Barn Dance
Strip the Willow
St Bernard's Waltz
Flying Sotsman
Boston Two Step
Virginia Reel
Highland Schottische
Riverside Jig
Swedish Masquerade
En Deux Troi - Poussez!
Eightsome Reel
Cumberland Square Eight

They can also learn special request dances for clients with a little notice.


  • 4-piece band consisting of fiddle, piano, whistle and concertina


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