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Glen Mhor Ceilidh Band

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Glen Mhor Ceilidh Band

The Glen Mhor Ceilidh band have been playing venues big and small all over Scotland since they formed in 1996. They have a regular public gig at the Ghillie Dhu in Edinburgh, but have played at venues from the Queens Hall in Edinburgh to Weddings at Culzean castle and Blair House in the west and even a small birthday party barbeque in Midlothian!

3-piece ceilidh band:
Andrew on electric fiddle and also dance caller, has played on the Scottish music scene from his beginnings in the Scottish fiddle orchestras to recording with folk and contemporary line-ups, Steve on guitar is also an accomplished jazz bar guitarist and Marc on drums is also known as one of the UK's leading stage photographers and plays with his own rock and blues bands..

Steve is also our Weddings DJ specialist and Sarai our harpist from the Canadian classical and folk music scene in Toronto can be engaged to play Celtic harp.

The band have an experienced dance caller in Andrew - who engages the audience and walks and talks them through a set of specially selected ceilidh dances to suit beginners and/or the more advanced audiences. He is noted for being able to involve audiences from all parts of the world.

The band can provide incidental music by way of playing our iPod through the PA between sets or you can bring your own but they also offer an experienced Weddings DJ with lightshow and full Disco PA as part of a ceilidh/disco package.

Standard 4 hour event with 20 minute break to suit.
Can do a 2 hour ceilidh set - to suit venue timetable for coffee/buffet then play till midnight

Act Information

Line-up

Andrew - electric fiddle, dance calling
Marc - Drums
Steve - Acoustic guitar, DJ

Extra Line-up(s)

Can also go out as a folk duo, jazz bar duo, as a 4 piece with the addition of a bassist/keyboards, can add in a Celtic harpist

Also included

2* Mackie 500 W powered speakers, latest lighting array from our DJ, also bring spare speakers and desk.

Location

Scotland based and will travel to these areas: Midlands, North East, North West, Scotland.

Previous Clients

G1 Group, Ghillie Dhu venue,
Scottish Natural Heritage
City of Edinburgh Officer Training Corps
British Psychological Association - Conference
Edinburgh Royal Infirmary - Fertility Clinic Conference

Testimonials

Balfron Millennium Group, 2009 '... Everybody agreed, what a super night it was, and thought you were all great. Once again many thanks for bringing in the New Year for the Village with such a swing.' Scott Falconer

Many, many thanks for making tonight complete.
Carolyn, Lasswade, Sept 2011.

'You were really great and made our reception a success.'
Nadine, Barrhead, July 2011

A good time was had by all ! Katy Hobday, BACP Conference May 2012, Roxburgh Hotel, Edinburgh

You were the best band we've had !, Dr Thong, EFREC Conference Feb 22, 2013 Novotel, Edinburgh

Everyone I meet who has danced to Glen Mhor say you are fantastic ! Lisa Dickson, Charity organiser, Feb 2013, Edinburgh

You were exactly what we hoped for ! Eve Stott, City of Edinburgh University Officer Training Corps, June 2013, Dreghorn Barracks, Edinburgh

Thank you very much for all your help at the party last night. Your band was excellent as were your instructions and calling. Tracey Hanrahan October 2013

You were a breath of fresh air - fabulous set ! Social Organiser, Grange Club, Edinburgh, October 2013

Dear Andrew, Jim and Steve, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding, you made our night a complete success !! The way you made everyone get up and dance all night was fantastic - especially the Germans and the Americans (being Ceilidh virgins) had a blast ! And I didn't want to miss a single dance ! And thank you Jim, for doing that solo for me, I loved your version of it - and Stephen loved his surprise. We could not wish for a better band, we were so delighted. Thanks so much Natalie and Stephen @ Craigielaw Golf Club, North Berwick, july 2010

Your band was fantastic, and you did a superb job getting people up onto the dance floor. The guests really enjoyed the music, and the Norwegians especially loved the whole ceilidh experience. Thank you so much for playing such great music for us. We all had a great time dancing to it.
Linda and Kevin, MacDonald Marine Hotel, North Berwick march 2011

Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for the excellent evening you gave us all for my party. It was brilliant and we have had so many wonderful comments about the band. Thank You. A Very Happy New year to you and I hope you are not snowed in ! With all best wishes, Lina Borwick, Blair House

Dear Andrew, Just to say a huge 'thank you !' to you and the band for an absolutely fantastic evening on Friday. Everybody wanted to know what band it was and I hope it brings you more gigs. I was amazed at how you managed to play, walk round and call dances all at the same time ! Thanks again, Moira

"Heriot-Watt University's Alumni Association hired the Glen Mhor for a Ceilidh in June 2009. They were very professional, well dressed and enthusiastic about the task. Their AV equipment that they brought along was perfect for the venue and the set up was all completed prior to the event which meant that there was no disruption. The music was of a very high standard and they even offered to play Celtic Guitar while the meal was being served, which was excellent.
The caller was great and he got in about each of the groups of dancers and ensured that everyone was comfortable with what they were doing. This was especially beneficial to our event as we had people attending from Norway, Mexico, Poland, Germany, Singapore and Australia. All in all; they were great value for money and I would recommend them to any other prospective hirers, with no hesitation."

Rob Morton
Alumni Relations Officer, Development & Alumni Office
Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh EH14 4AS



VENUE: THE HUB, HIGH STREET, EDINBURGH
thank you!
Friday, July 11, 2008 4:40 PM From: "Norah Sullivan"
Hi Andrew,

I just want to say how wonderful it was to have you and your band play at our wedding. You were fabulous. Many of our Scottish guests commented on how you were the best caller they had seen. It was just the perfect start to the festivities of the night and I want to thank you for doing such a wonderful job. As one of the many people who had never participated in such a dance, I felt very comfortable and able to do the dances with your instructions. The music was SOO great and I just had the best time.

Thanks so much again! Norah

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Just a quick note to say a big thank you to you and Glen Mhor for a fantastic ceilidh party last Friday. It was a tribute to the music that so many folks were on the floor from the start and fully participated all evening. We loved the instruments ! Ian and Rachel McWilliam
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Thank you for making this such a memorable day
25th August 2007 M Forbes
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You were great ! Organiser
Scottish Natural Heritage Conference Ceilidhs, (4 cities) 2000
[we were later booked to play at her wedding !!]
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Highlights

Our dance caller is known to engage any audience and get them dancing with specially selected dance.
Professional customer service and advice on event dynamics.
Lively Scottish music.

Repertoire

Repertoire

Sample Set List

Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Canadian Barn Dance
Circassian Circle
Britannia 2 Step
St Bernards Waltz
Trad Strip The Willow
Festival 4 Star Reel
Flying Scotsman
Virginia Reel
Eightsome Reel (Shortened Version)
Shetland Strip The Willow
Gaelic Waltz
Pride Of Erin Waltz
Circle Waltz
Cumberland Square Eight
Troika
Military 2 Step
Swedish Masquerade
Highland Schottische
Washerwomans Branle
Wild Geese Scottish Country Dance
Seige Of Ennis
Eightsome Reel (Full Version)

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)