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Inverness Ceilidh Band

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Act Profile

Inverness Ceilidh Band

Inverness Ceilidh Band are: Jamie (Fiddle and Gaelic Song), Joseph (Accordion and Bagpipes) and Katie (Guitar). We are young musicians playing a range of authentic Scottish and Irish Music. Highly experienced in playing for different functions, We will tailor our music to your specific event, whether it be a wedding, ceilidh dance, concert or background music at a function. We are all able to call for dancing and guarantee that we’ll have everyone up on the floor! 

We find that while our audiences very much enjoy a good ceilidh dance, it is at times nice to take a break to socialise and listen to some top quality authentic traditional music. As such, we play gaelic songs or instrumental sets between dances.

Joe is available pipe outside a church at a wedding ceremony, to welcome guests to a function or generally as required. He will also pipe with the band as part of a ceilidh. We've found that the Highland Bagpipes are a great way to round of a ceilidh with a strip the willow!

If you think your event requires a larger number of musicians, it is at times possible for us to (by individual negotiation) add further instruments, including drums, whistles/pipes, piano, mandolin, and vocals to our lineup. We have an extensive list of experienced colleagues which we can draw from, so please don’t hesitate to ask if you feel that your event would be better suited to a larger band.

We are happy to take bookings nationwide for all events, and can work with you to cater our music to your specific needs. All enquiries and queries are welcomed, we look forward to hearing from you!

Act Information

Line-up

Jamie grew up immersed in the Gaelic music and culture of the isle of Tiree. Raised bilingual and fluent in Gaelic, Jamie’s style of playing the fiddle is flavoured by his understanding of Gaelic song tradition.

Joseph is an accordionist and Highland bagpiper from the small north-west Highland village of Achiltibuie. Here he was brought up steeped in traditional music and culture, which to this day remains an important part of his playing style.

Extra Line-up(s)

As mentioned, it will at times be possible for us to add extra members to our lineup. Please get in touch if this is something you may require.

Also included

We have reliable PA and lighting equipment to support all musicians in our lineup (including expanded lineups). The speakers have a 800W output, which is generally suitable for audiences of up to 400. For larger events and audiences we can (by negotiation) hire larger PA and lighting equipment.

Location

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

Previous Clients

Our previous clients have included: Various Scottish hotels, pubs and venues, festivals, private parties and businesses.

Testimonials

"I probably haven't listened to so much good music in one day at any other time in my life!" Joan, Edinburgh

'Just fantastic". Robert and Mary, Glasgow

"Just brilliant, we will definitely be asking Heisgeir to provide entertainment for our next event". Kevin and Karen, Inverness

Highlights

Suitable for a range of events.
Flexible in terms of setlist length.
Competitively priced.

Repertoire

Repertoire

We find that while our audiences very much enjoy a good ceilidh dance, it is at times nice to take a break to socialise and listen to some top quality traditional music and song. With prior notice we are happy to try and accommodate any requests for specific dances. Our standard ceilidh dance setlist follows below.

We have found that the this setlist lasts for three hours or so. We are happy to be flexible though and our setlist can be modified either to increase (up to four hours) or decrease in length as required, also to contain more dances or listening music. 

Regarding the below Background Music / Concert Sample Setlist:
This Setlist is just a sample of our collective repertoire. The music listed here lasts for approximately two hours- we remain flexible in terms of decreasing and increasing the length of our set. With prior notice we will try to accommodate any specific requests.

Ceilidh Dance Setlist:
Gay Gordons (Dance)
Dashing White Sergeant (Dance)
Gaol ìse Gaol i (Listening Set)
Canadian Barn Dance (Dance)
Virginia Reel (Dance)
Banish Misfortune set (Listening Set)
Strip the Willow (With Bagpipes) (Dance)
St. Bernard's Waltz (Dance)
Teann an Nall (Listening Set)
Highland Scottishe (Dance)
Boston Two Step (Dance)
Dili O Eadalum (Listening Set)
Military Two Step (Dance)
Gay Gordons 2 (Dance)
An Turas: The Voyage of the Hector (Listening Set)
Eightsome Reel (Dance)
Canadian Barn Dance 2 (Dance)
Cape Breton Tunes (Dance)
Dashing White Sergeant 2 (Dance)
Orcadian Strip the Willow (With Bagpipes) (Dance)
Background Music / Concert Sample Setlist:
Banish Misfortune
Gaol ise gaol i (Gaelic song)
March Strathspey and Reel
An Turas: The Voyage of the Hector
Pipe set (Bagpipes)
Jigs
Strathspeys
Dili O Eadalum (Gaelic Song)
Gaelic Reels
Cape Breton Tunes
Polkas 
Donella Beaton (Bagpipes)
2/4 Marches
Skylark’s Ascention
Breisleach
Scandinavian Tunes
Heights of Cassino
Dundee City Police Pipe Band (Bagpipes)

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.)