We realise that clients are not all the same and some require more information than others so please have a look through the “Frequently Asked Questions” section below. If there is something not listed below that you would like information on then please use our enquiry form available on the “Enquiries” page.
Can you supply a Demo CD?
Yes, if requested we can post a demo CD out to you as an alternative to the mp3 audio samples on our website.
How can I check Your Availability?
Please visit our “Enquiries” page and fill out the enquiry form or if you prefer call us on 0131 454 0128.
How Far Will You Travel?
We are based in central Scotland and we regularly travel within 100 mile radius of this area. We will travel greater distances and abroad if accommodation and travelling costs are met. Please contact us for details.
Can You Provisionally Reserve A Date For Me?
Yes, but please remember we often have multiple enquiries for the same date especially a Friday or Saturday, so our policy is to always take the first confirmed booking. To avoid any disappointment please remember to confirm your booking with us ASAP.
How Do I Confirm A Booking?
Bookings are secured via a confirmation letter sent from us to the client. In return we require a signed letter stating we have all the right details along with a requested non refundable deposit. Payment of the remaining balance is due at the beginning of the evening of your event.
Do You Play Ceilidh Music?
Yes, we play a selection of the most popular Ceilidh dances which are dropped in throughout the evening at our discretion.
Do You Call The Ceilidh Dances?
We can call the more straight forward dances such as a “Gay Gordons”, “Dashing White Sergeant”, “St. Bernard’s Waltz” etc but if you require a more sustained ceilidh section we recommend you use the services of a dedicated “caller”. We have contact details for an excellent caller we regularly work with if required.
Can We Choose The Songs To Be Played From Your Set?
Yes, you can choose your favourites and we will do our best to fit them in but we must stress that final choice of repertoire is solely down to the experience of the band. We do try to update our play list regularly so it’s better to do this a few weeks prior to your event if possible just in case there have been any changes made.
Will You Play Our First Dance?
We offer clients a choice of songs from our current list which are appropriate for the bridal dance but we realise many couples often have a specific song they’d like. As it’s not practical for us to learn every song requested we have the facility to play the song of your choice for you. We require the name of the artist and the song choice at least two weeks prior to your wedding.
How Much Space Does The Band Require?
The performance area (or stage) should be around 5m wide x 3m deep. We can set up in smaller spaces if required, but this does affect the amount of lighting equipment we can provide so please let us know in advance or contact us for advice.
How Long Does It Take To Set Your Equipment Up?
Under normal circumstances it takes around an hour for us to unload and set up but it is dependant on how easy the access into the venue is and also how large the venue is, as this effects the amount of equipment and lighting required. Please also allow us 10-15 minutes to get changed into our stage clothes. Please note we will not be held responsible for starting later than scheduled due to circumstances beyond our control.
Do I Need To Arrange Somewhere For The Band To Get Changed?
Not necessarily, most venues have areas that are suitable for us to change. We will take care of this ourselves.
Can You Provide Background Music or Dance Music During Any Breaks?
Yes, we have a wide selection of pre-recorded background music which can be played after we are set up at any time throughout your event; for example during dinner/buffet. We also provide non stop mixes of music to dance to in between live music performances from the band so as to maintain the party atmosphere.
If Need Be Can Someone Else Use Your Instruments Or Equipment?
No, the band does not under any circumstances allow guests, etc to use any instruments or equipment as it is not covered by our insurance. We have in the past accommodated a singer or musician who brought their own guitar or instrument along and performed, but this should, if possible, be arranged well in advance. We also sometimes have requests for people to sing but we discourage this as much as possible as it can often ruin any atmosphere that the band have worked hard to create. If the band does decide, at their own discretion, to allow someone to sing please note they may well have to sing unaccompanied.
If Required Will You Play On Later Than Booked?
No, the band may sometimes have to perform over 4 hours of music and will not under any circumstances extend performances on the evening. Any changes regarding start or finish times must be arranged prior to the event.