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Saxofolk

Music

Overview

  • Jazz and folk ceilidh band
  • Wide repertoire of a unique blend of jazz and folk styles
  • Perform as a 4 piece and can expand to a 5 piece with the addition of double bass
  • All Ceilidh dances called

Location

Saxofolk is based in Edinburgh but are happy to travel around for gigs.

Standard Set Times

  • Typically saxofolk is asked to play two 75 minute sets with a 20 minute break. They are happy to vary this as required.

About this Act

Saxofolk is a lively 4-piece jazz & folk ceilidh band based in Edinburgh. The band combines traditional Scottish music with jazz standards and styles to create a vibrant ceilidh experience with a jazzy twist.

As experienced ceilidh callers, the band members can offer accessible calling to dancers of all levels. This is a professional and vivacious young band, whose music is lively and easy to dance to. As well as a ceilidh band, Saxofolk doubles as jazz function band. If you're also looking to book a jazz band, you can kill two birds with one stone when booking.

Set List

Ceilidh Sample Set List
The Gay Gordons:
The Battle of Waterloo - Traditional
Nardis - Miles Davies

Dashing White Sergeant:
Dashing White Sergeant
Lullabye of Birdland

The Millitary 2 step:
Morrison's Jig - Traditional
It's Only a Paper Moon - Billy Rose
The Roaring Barmaid - Traditional

The Flying Scotsman:
Take the A train - Billy Strayhorn
Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat - Andrew lloyd Weber
Chatanuga Choo Choo - Harry Warren

Canadian Barn Dance:
Borjar du Fatta – Traditional
Caravan – Duke Ellington

Cumberland Square eight:
Spootiskerry – Traditonal
Anthropology – Charlie Parker
The Banshee – Traditional

St Bernard's Waltz:
Banbridge – Traditional
All Blues – Miles Davies

Circassian Circle:
Dinkeys – Traditional
Peterman – Traditional

Riverside Jig:
Simon Thoumires – Traditional
Alright Okay You Win – Nina Simone
Jig of Mass destruction – Traditional

Rosa Waltz:
Josefine's Waltz – Traditional
Black Narcissus – Joe Henderson

Virginia Reel:
Islay Rant – Traditional
Ornithology – Charlie Parker
Tam Lin's – Traditional

Orcadian Strip the Willow (all traditional)
Morrisons
The Kesh jig
The famous Baravan
Blackberry festival footrace
Islay Rant
Brenda Stubbart
Kitchen Girl
No Fixed Abode

Sit Down Jazz Sample Set List
Girl from Ipanema – Antonin Carlos Jobim
Have you met Miss Jones – Richard Rogers
Footprints – Wayne Shorter
The Saga of Harrison Crabfeathers – Steve Kuhn
Black Orpheus – Luis Bonfa
Don't get around much any more – Duke Ellington
Maiden Voyage – Herbie Hancock
Song for my Father – Horace Silver
Jordu – Duke Jordan
Misty – Erroll Garner
Agua de Beber – Anonio Carlos Jobim
Impressions – John Coltrane
Night in Tunisia – Dizzy Gillespy
Sophisticated Lady – Duke Ellington



Lineup

  • 4 piece ceilidh and jazz band consisting of 2 saxophones, jazz piano and percussion
  • 5 piece band - as above with the addition of double bass

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