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Introduction

Staffin Island Ceilidh Band is a 7 piece Scottish dance band, based in Central Scotland.

The Staffin Island ceilidh band, based in Central Scotland is blessed with a talented, dedicated caller, who excels at getting bums off seats and onto the dance floor. They have a fantastic range of cover songs under their sporrans, including a few traditional numbers. They teach  a variety of dances, from the traditional to the down right funky, and play some lively tuneful arrangements.

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In a Nutshell

We really love a good Scottish ceilidh and we think they should be great fun.

To this end we have a big selection of dances, a lively sound, great cover songs, and a caller who really knows his stuff. He's great at teaching the dances to even the biggest groups of beginners, and will even shout out reminders along the way.

 

Our pricing is very competitive and also includes excellent deal rates for charities and student society events. Please drop us a message for a quick quote and more information. We are based in Dundee but will happily travel out to Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and beyond!

 

We do covers of popular songs in our own unique style, with a repertoire of covers ranging from Elton John to the Lumineers, and from the Beatles to Amy Winehouse.

 

Staffin Island Ceilidh Band are  the cream of the crop of Scottish Ceilidh ensembles in Central Scotland.

Music and Dances

We have a unique and varied and range of songs and dances that never fail to make a great night.

Cover Songs

We enjoy putting our own folky Scottish take on songs from all kinds of genres and styles. 

 

Galway Girl ~ Steve Earle

Ho Hey ~ Lumineers

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun ~ Cyndi Lauper

I'm a Believer ~ The Monkees

Wagon Wheel ~ Old Crow Medicine Show

Stuck In The Middle ~ Stealers Wheel

Brown Eyed Girl ~ Van Morrison

Sit Down ~ James

I Saw Her Standing There ~ The Beatles

500 Miles ~ The Proclaimers

I’ll be there for you - The Rembrandts (Friends theme)

Your Song ~ Elton John

Take It Easy ~ The Eagles

There She Goes ~ The La's

Caledonia ~ Dougie MacLean

Valerie ~ Amy Winehouse

Kiss Me ~ Sixpence None The Richer

Proud Mary ~ Tina Turner

Dances

Our dedicated caller Chris has a passion for fun and unusual dances, his interactive and attentive calling style means even inexperienced dancers can easily learn even the most challenging dances.

 

Borrowdale Exchange

Britannia Two-Step

Canadian Barndance

Circassian Circle

Circle Waltz

Cumberland Square Eight

Dashing White Sergeant

Eightsome Reel

Flying Scotsman

Gay Gordons

Military Two-Step

Riverside

St Bernard's Waltz

Strip The Willow {Traditional and Orcadian}

Virginia Reel

Witches Reel

 

For a taster of our music, click on the link below to go to our youtube channel.

 

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The Band

A closer look at team Staffin

Mike Paxton

Instruments ~ Fiddle, Guitar and Vocals

 

Playing Style ~ Scottish, Country and Bluegrass

 

Influences ~ John McCusker, Stuart Duncan

 

Musical Background ~ Mike began playing the fiddle at a young age. He has played in a mixture of Orchestral and Scottish groups throughout his life, such as the Dundee Strathspey and Reel Society, and the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. It was when he went to Abertay University that his passion for playing traditional music really took off, so he formed a small band with a group of friends and the Staffin Island Ceilidh Band was born!.

 

He has had a passion for Country and Bluegrass music for much of his life, which has had a great influence on his own playing style. He also loves to experiment with different instruments, which is what inspired him to take up the mandolin and guitar.

Mike of Staffin Island Ceilidh Band

Meirion Jordan

Instruments ~ Fiddle, Keys, Vocals

 

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Meirion of Ceilidh Band Scotland

Hannah Smith

Instruments ~ Guitar, Vocals

 

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Hannah from Ceilidh Band in Scotland

Christopher Sulat

Role ~ Dance caller

 

Favourite Dances ~ The Witches Reel, Riverside

 

Background ~ Chris, an Orcadian himself, has been dancing his whole life, and has danced at ceilidhs in Japan, Scotland and Portugal. As our caller, Chris is fantastic at getting everyone up having a great time whether they come along knowing the dances or whether they haven't a clue! His infectious enthusiasm never fails to translate into a people having a great time.

Chris the Dedicated caller from the Staffin Island Ceilidh Band

Rohan Keir

Instruments ~ Drumkit

 

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Rohan from Ceilidh Band in Scotland

Iain Robertson (Robbo)

Instruments ~ Bass Guitar, Vocals

 

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Robbo from Ceilidh Band in Scotland

Luna Li

Instruments ~ Koto

 

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Luna from Ceilidh Band in Scotland

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Please use the form, or if you prefer you can email us at staffinislandband@gmail.com or message us on Facebook!

 

Please tell us when your event is, what it is for and we will reply within 24 hours. Let us know by filling out the form.

 

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Mike of Staffin Island Ceilidh Band
Meirion of Ceilidh Band Scotland
Hannah from Ceilidh Band in Scotland
Chris the Dedicated caller from the Staffin Island Ceilidh Band
Rohan from Ceilidh Band in Scotland
Robbo from Ceilidh Band in Scotland
Luna from Ceilidh Band in Scotland