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The Sassenachs Ceilidh Band

Music

Overview

  • Funky Ceilidh band
  • Excellent repertoire of called dances
  • Perform as a 4 or 5 piece act with caller
  • DJ option

Location

The act are based in London and happy to travel around the south west and up to the Midlands and in Wales.

Standard Set Times

  • Two x 70min sets with 20min break

About this Act

The Sassenachs Ceilidh Band are a funky London-based foursome that mix traditional Scottish music with more modern grooves.

They believe ceilidh dancing appeals to audiences of all ages and abilities, and is the best way to celebrate any event. Sometimes called a barn dance, or just Scottish dancing, a night with the Sassenachs ceilidh band involves fun, simple steps which are easy for all to learn. Before each dance, their expert caller ensures participants are walked through the steps as slowly, or as quickly, as required so everyone knows what is about to happen!

Each song is driven by traditional Scottish violin music along with guitar, bass and drums to give the sound a more contemporary twist.

Set List

Circassian Circle
Military Two-Step
Canadian Barn Dance
Strip the Willow
Riverside
Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Cumberland Square Eight
Orcadian Strip the Willow

Lineup

  • 4 or 5 piece outfit consisting of violin, guitar, bass, drums alongside one individual dedicated to calling the dances

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