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The Homecoming String Band

Music

Overview

  • 3-5 piece Bluegrass Ceilidh band
  • Ceilidh and Bluegrass Covers
  • Totally original
  • The band are also experienced at running large workshop classes with children

Location

Based in Edinburgh but play regularly throughout Scotland and across the UK.

Standard Set Times

  • 3 x 45min sets plus break

About this Act

The Homecoming String Band are an energetic celebration of the huge contribution Scotland has made to American Folk Music.

They bring some of the best music back over the Atlantic to find its roots. Old Time songs, ballads from the Appalachian mountains and foot stomping Bluegrass tunes are given a warm welcome home. Beautiful vocal and instrumental arrangements to charm the ear. Full pelt tunes to get you on the dance floor.

Since their formation in early 2008 the band have quickly developed a growing following at numerous folk clubs and festivals throughout the U.K.

As well as playing the traditional folk clubs and festivals the Homecoming String Band have pioneered a new kind of event, the Bluegrass Ceilidh. This is a world first and is guaranteed to add an original and energetic twist to any event.

Set List

Songs:
Cuckoo (Trad/ Be Good Tanias)
Don’t Say Oh No (Humblebums)
Swimming Song (Louden Wainright)
I’ll Fly Away (Trad)
Old Dan Tucker (Bruce Springsteen/ Trad)
Wagon Wheel (Old Crow Medicene Show)
Fat Bottom Girls (Queen)
Fulsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
500 Miles (Proclaimers)
Man Of Constant Sorrow (Trad)
Heart of Glass (Blondie)

Dances:
Gay Gordons
Military Two Step
Virginia Reel
Russian Circle Dance
Strip The Willow
Dashing White Sergent
Friendly Waltz
St. Bernards Waltz
Orcadian Strip The Willow

They'll take requests in advance. All done in their original style!

Lineup

  • 3-5 piece consisting of Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Washboard, Drums, Double Bass and 3 Vocals.

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