The band are based in Edinburgh and play regularly across Scotland and the UK and Europe
The Jacobites are a experienced professional ceilidh band that play festivals, weddings, events and across the country and Europe. They are the founders of the Edinburgh Street Ceilidh, in which they've taught thousands of people to ceilidh dance from all over the World on the streets of Edinburgh. They bring that same energy and unique style to their ceilidhs, and with a talent at getting complete strangers to dance in front of crowds on the streets, they guarantee they'll have no problem in getting your guests up to dance! They are a high energy fusion of traditional and contemporary Scottish music.
They're recently back from playing in Europe in Summer 2019, in France, Germany and in Spain. In Spain they were the first band outside of Spain to play at the festival 'Mestralia'. In France 2017 they toured the North East playing at numerous events and festivals, including performing their Edinburgh Street Ceilidh on the streets of Paris!
The members of the band have played with Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, won national fiddle competitions, played as soloists with the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra, published compositions, played to HRH Princess Anne, they've featured on the BBC's 'Bargain Hunt', and play the renowned 'Jacobite Fiddle'.
They can offer a 2, 3, 4 or 5 piece band depending on your requirements. For a bigger event they can also offer a pipe band, highland dancers and a battle reenactment show.
They genuinely love playing Scottish music and ceilidhs, and that enthusiasm and passion is infectious and evident to see. If you're looking for that one of a kind, totally unique and memorable experience for your wedding or event, book The Jacobites.
Dashing White Sergeant
Canadian Barn Dance
Strip the Willow
The Military Two Step
St. Bernards Waltz
The Flying Scotsman
Orcadian Strip the Willow
Auld Land Syne