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The MacDonald Brothers


  • One of the best vocal harmony duos in the business
  • Talented Multi-Instrumentalists
  • Over 10 years live experience playing to crowds of up to 30,000 people
  • Impressive CV including worldwide record releases, and regular guest artists on the worlds biggest cruise liners


The band are based in Ayrshire but regularly play across Scotland and the rest of the UK

Standard Set Times

  • Up to 4 hours (including 30mins break) no later than 12 midnight finish.

About this Act

The MacDonald Bros shot to fame a number of years ago on ITV's "The X Factor"

The MacDonald Bros are a two piece duo providing a high impact visual and sounding self contained show. They are multi talented musicians and vocalists playing guitars, piano, harmonica, and are also award winning Celtic musicians on the accordion and fiddle. All this is supported by their high quality custom recorded backing tracks. Their music is a mix of Celtic flavoured famous covers from their platinum and gold selling Scottish albums as well as a mix of other current popular songs. Their music act is one of the most versatile around and is enhanced in some shows by backdrop moving visuals.

They have been learning music since the ages of 5 and 6, and have been performing in front of audiences for over a decade. Starting out as young teenagers playing at weddings and clubs they rose to their peak of fame on ITV's 'The X-Factor' reaching 4th place the year Leona Lewis won. Since then they have had amazing success playing to crowds in the tens of thousands at various events and venues such as Cardiff's Millenium Stadium and London's O2 arena. They toured the whole of the UK as the sole support act with Irish Superstars WESTLIFE, have had 3 top ten albums in Scotland one of which achieved Platinum status and another Gold, were given an unreleased song by Sir Elton John to record for their album. They have also had 3 of their own headlining tours in Scotland and are recently just back from Australia promoting their debut album in Australasia through SONY BMG. We are able to take a number of bookings for the lads between their recording, touring, and overseas commitments so please contact now for availability.

Standard Package:

The MacDonald Bros can perform a set of up to 4hours (including 30min break) with some of the more famous songs from their various albums (ie 500 Miles and Shang-a-lang) and also many other songs from modern day to yesteryear. A lot of people may not know that the MacDonald Bros were themselves a full time Wedding band before their success in the X factor so have great experience and have played literally hundreds of private functions over the years.

Also included in the set is a short ceilidh section where they will talk the crowds through the various basic ceilidh dances ie. Gay Gordons, Dashing White Sergeant etc

If you have any special requests like first dances, please let them know and they will be more than happy to work on making your night that little bit extra special.

Set List

1. Wake Me Up Avicii
2.Hey Brother Avicii
3.All of Me John Legend
4.Counting Stars One Republic
5.Moves Like Jagger Maroon Five
6. Spirit in the Sky Various
7.Gravity Embrace
8.Let your Love Flow Bellamy Brother
9.I Gotta Feeling Black Eyed Peas
10. 500 Miles The Proclaimers
11. Shang-A-Lang Bay City Rollers
12. Love Is All Around The Troggs/Wet Wet
13. When You Say Nothing At All Ronan Keating
14. Young At Heart The Bluebells
15. Magic Pilot
16. Bye Bye Baby Bay City Rollers
17. Fields of Gold Sting
18. I Want You to Want Me Cheap Trick
19. Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
20. Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
21. Stand By Me Ben E King
22. Can’t Take My Eyes off you Andy Williams
23. Flower of Scotland Corries
24. Loch Lomond Runrig
25. Caledonia Dougie McLean
26. Daydream Believer The Monkeys
27. Angels Robbie Willaims
28. Saturday Night The Drifters
29. I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing Aerosmith
30. Superstition Stevie Wonder
31. Signed Sealed Delivered Stevie Wonder
32. Walk Of Life Dire Straits
33. Hi Ho Silver Lining Jeff Beck
34. Stuck In the Middle With You Stealers Wheel
35. Addicted to Love Robert Palmer
36. I’m A Believer The Monkeys
37. Heaven Bryan Adams
38. You’re Beautiful James Blunt
39. Sit Down James
40. Amazed Lonestar
41. Human The Killers
42. Don’t Stop Believin Journey
43. Sweet Home Alabama Lynard Skinner
44. Crazy Little thing called love Queen
45. Over My Shoulder Mike & Mechanics
46. Can’t Help Falling in Love Elvis
47. Don’t Let the Sun Go Down Elton John
48. Mr Blue Sky ELO
49. Turn to Stone ELO
50. Beatles Medley The Beatles
51. Beach Boys Medley The Beach Boys
52. ABBA Medley ABBA
53. Take On Me Aha
54. You Raise Me Up Westlife
55. Dancing In The Moonlight TopLoader
56. Everbody Wants to Rule the Tears For Fears
57. Patience Take That
58. Are you ready for love Elton John
59. Better Boyzone
60. Breakfast at Tiffanys Deep Blue Somethi
61. Everything Michael Buble
62. Home Michael Buble
63. Feelin Good Muse
64. Have a Nice Day Stereophonics
65. I’m Yours Jason Maraz
66. Rule the World Take That
67. The Man Who Cant Be Move The Script
68. The Scientist Coldplay
69. Viva La Vida Coldplay
70. Chasing Cars Snow Patrol
71. Born to Be Alive Patrick Hernandez
72. Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
73. Disco Inferno The Trammps
74. Just the Way you Are Bruno Mars
75. Peaceful Easy Feeling Eagles
76. Burning Love Elvis
77. Cant Help Fallin in Love Elvis
78. Don’t Be Cruel Elvis
79. Wake Up Lil Susie Everley Bros
80. Bye Bye Love Everley Bros


  • They perform as a duo act with backing tracks but also play various instruments during the set.


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