Festival, Folk, Country

The Dance Bandits

Ceilidh Band

The Dance Bandits are based in the central belt but come from all across Scotland with members from Orkney right down to the Borders.

Biography Repertoire Testimonials

Biography

The Dance Bandits are based in the central belt but come from all across Scotland with members from Orkney right down to the Borders. They play sets of traditional ceilidh, songs and something with a twist. All the dances are called.

Their members have played extensively and internationally in bands such as The Poozies, The Peatbog Fairies, Eliza Carthy Band, Aberfeldy, Callanish, Homecoming String Band, Sandy Wright and the Toxic Cowboys, Orkestra Del Sol, Cera Impala and the New Prohibition, and Bombskare.

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Repertoire

Dances
Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Strip the Willow
Virginia Reel
Circassian Circle
Military Two-Step
Canadian Barn Dance
Riverside Jig
Freestyle Waltzes
St Bernard’s Waltz
Flying Scotsman

Songs
Wild Mountain Thyme
Dock of the Bay
Proud Mary
Not Fade Away
Wild Rover
Jambalaya
Hey Good Lookin
That’s All Right Mama
It’s All over Now
Roll over Beethoven
The Letter
Bad Moon Rising

First Dance songs and special request songs can be learned by the band on request.

Evenings are usually concluded with Auld Lang Syne

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Testimonials

“Absolutely wonderful! That brought back memories, I played this very room many times, I played with Jimmy Shand back in the day”
Bill Robertson

“You made the night, we love you”
Duncan And Meribeth

“Just awesome, brilliant band, so many people said how much they enjoyed you”
Fiona Inglis Linky Lea Trust

“The Dance Bandits kept the party going, thank you so much”
David Fox-Pitt Wild Fox Events

“I just wanted to say a big thank  you for playing at my dads retirement party a few weeks back. We thought you guys were great and the mix of dances and music was just right for the occasion. We’ve had a fair few comments from folks who were there to ask who the band were as they really enjoyed your music”
Lynsey Orbegozo

“What a way to close the festival. You were ace! Thank you all again.”
David Boyle Kelburn Garden Party

“That’s the rowdiest we’ve seen the bar in years. So great to have a band in playing such great songs”
Tam Arasaig Hotel

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