Scottish Ceilidh Band
Weddings, Ceilidhs, Parties....
The Trooters Ceilidh Band is a lively and enthusiastic ceilidh band
Scotland. Consisting of accordion, fiddle, piano (other instruments can be
added if required) they play a refreshing mixture of Celtic music
predominantly from Scotland and Ireland for dancing. As the name suggests
the 'Trooters' are passionate fishermen and they embark on the annual
With their top class musicians, the band are sure
to make your special occasion a day to remember.
The ceilidh band play lively sets
of Jigs, Reels and Marches for such well known set dances as The Dashing White
Sergeant, Strip the Willow, Duke of Perth, Virginia Reel and many others
including The Witches Reel, The Flying Scotsman, Cumberland Square Eight,
Bridge Of Athlone, etc. whilst
blending with couple dances such as Waltzes, The Gay Gordons, Military Two-step, Britannia
Two-Step, St Bernard's Waltz and the Canadian Barn Dance. The band is
continually adding new dances to there repertoire from Scotland and Ireland
whilst picking up the odd dance from their world travels!
The band are in big demand
in Scotland and abroad at weddings, ceilidhs, folk festivals, Burns suppers,
St Andrew's celebrations, corporate functions and Scottish nights throughout
Scotland (Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh, Dundee, Kirkaldy, Ayr, Nairn,
Kinross, Oban, Mull, Skye, Braemar, Pitlochry, Crieff, Auchtermuchty, Dunkeld,
Perth, Blairgowrie, Forfar, St Andrews, Dunfermline, Montrose, Aviemore,
Falkirk, Grangemouth, East Kilbride, Kilmarnock, Renfrew, Glenrothes, Stirling,
Duns, Airdrie, Kilmarnock, Hamilton, Arbroath - to name but a few) and beyond -
distance is no object! The band members are regular international visitors to
far away places such as Norway, The Bahamas,
Sweden, Lithuania, Wales, Ireland, Canada, Greece, USA, Azerbaijan
and England where they entertain with dances from Scotland, Ireland, England,
America and Bohemia!
The band features former
members of bands such as Black Eyed Biddy, The Dougie MacLean Band, An Teallach, The Loose
Moose Ceilidh Band and Heritage. Between them they boast numerous
BBC Radio Scotland
broadcasts such as Take The Floor, Travelling Folk, Mr Andersonís Fine Tunes
and the Reel Blend.
Below are a few examples of
customer testimonials. For a more extensive list
a ceilidh band to perform at The Scottish Bahamian Society's annual ball some
years ago, I selected the band from the listings just because I grew up in
Tayside myself. They came, they played and they conquered our hearts. We love
them and have them over annually to play for an eclectic grouping of expatriates
from all over the world, as well as for the native Bahamians and nostalgic
Scots. They have everybody up on the floor in a heartbeat. And they are fondly
remembered by all the school children here in Nassau who have enjoyed the music
and the dance of The Ceilidh Band. A guaranteed great performance
every time, no matter how sophisticated or otherwise the occasion! The
Ceilidh Band members are wonderful ambassadors for Scottish culture
and the music in particular."
like to say a very big thank you very much for making R & A's wedding dance such
a terrific success. I've never seen so many people up on a dance floor - young &
mature - thoroughly enjoying themselves so much. We appreciated that the
caller's contribution was a great bonus."
The Scottish ceilidh band can
experienced dance caller who will lead you through the dances if required.
The Ceilidh Band CD 'Happy Feet' is described as "great" or
"terrific" or "wonderful" by Scots Magazine.
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