Based in Glasgow but play regularly throughout Scotland and across the UK.
The Dave Mackay Band are a hard-swinging, energetic meeting of three of the best players on the scene today.
They know the responsibility that is placed in a band and take care to make sure everybody is included: it's no use simply playing the fast dances all night! They take pride in the music that they play and the enjoyment that it brings.
They call every dance: they are very good at this - even foreigners join in!
As Dave Mackay says, 'One of the quiet pleasures I take is listening to the room before we've even played a note and then, at the end of the night, listening again after the last chord has sounded. At the beginning of the night the energy of the room is all over the place; at the end of the night, everybody is on the same wavelength: the difference in the atmosphere is huge. I always think to myself, "We did that".
All the usual Ceilidh dances - if you want something specific, just let them know!
Dashing White Sergeant
Strip The Willow
Canadian Barn Dance
St Bernard's Waltz
Pride of Erin
Siege Of Ennis
And then, of course, there are the reels...
Duke Of Perth Reel
Hamilton House Reel