Ceilidh Band 3

Ceilidh Band 3

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Put together prodigious young musical talent, exciting and dynamic performances and you have Ceilidh Band 3. The band is a revelation that promises to turn your prized occasion into an extraordinary event. Their arrival on the ceilidh scene has brought something new, fresh and exciting to the genre – globally experienced players, compelling and imaginative musical arrangements (with fiddle, guitar and percussion) and a stage presence that exudes high energy.

Book Ceilidh Band 3 and bring to your event some of Scotland’s most talented and versatile young musicians performing with a power, energy and spirit that will leave your guests happily exhausted.

Information about the band members:

Katherine (fiddle/caller) studied classical violin and piano at the City of Edinburgh Music School. She was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and went on to study violin at the Royal College of Music on an ASH Music Scholarship. She has an ABRSM Diploma on piano and on violin has performed at many of the major concert halls in Britain including the Royal Albert Hall at the BBC Proms and at the Glastonbury Festival. She initially started playing folk music at just 8 years old and went on to study with Mairi Campbell. She has played in many successful ceilidh bands, touring to Saint Gervais, Nigeria and Paris. She has also played fiddle in many venues across Britain, including performing at Edinburgh Castle for President Putin, and at the Queen’s Hall at a memorial concert for Martyn Bennett, having played on his album, ‘Mackay’s Memoirs’.

Robert (guitar) began learning the violin at the age of 7 but quickly turned his attentions towards the piano and the guitar. Robert has recently completed a Bachelors degree in classical music from Edinburgh Napier University. Robert has played traditional music for many years hosting regular sessions at Sandy Bell’s. He has worked with many different function and ceilidh bands all over Scotland for various events, ranging from Hogmanay at Gleneagles Hotel to an intimate reception of 8 guests at Cameron house, Loch Lomond. He has also performed in Ireland, Germany and previously was part of the resident band at the Gulf Hotel in Bahrain.

Kay (fiddle/caller) started playing fiddle when she moved to the Perthshire village of Blackford. She joined her school friends as a founding member of the Blackford Fiddle Group, started by Peter Cope. This informal group created a fun-filled atmosphere in which Kay learnt many Scottish, Irish and American tunes from her peers and professional players in workshops. Kay regularly played and called dances in the fiddle group’s ceilidh band which taught her the vital skills she needed to go on to play in various Scottish ceilidh bands in and around the central belt of Scotland. Performing with these bands has taken her across Europe playing in many different events from weddings in Sweden to a European Welcome party hosted on a boat in Vigo, Spain.

Robin (drums) has been playing in ceilidh bands since the age of ten with his mother in “The Caiystane Ceilidh Band” and “The Southsiders”. At school he joined the Edinburgh Academy Pipe Band, competing in the World Drumming Championships and touring with the band across Scotland and Canada. Since leaving school, he has studied piano and music technology in London and played with numerous bands performing around the UK at venues and festivals, including T in the Park.

A recent testimonial:

Could you please pass on our thanks to Ceilidh Band 3 who played at our wedding on 2nd June at the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel. They sounded wonderful, played a great selection of dances and our guests have told us they had a great time ceilidh dancing. We really enjoyed seeing our guests have so much fun on the dance floor. Thanks again. Jolene & Richard Sinnott

Their fee as the three piece, until the end of 2013 (excluding Hogmanay), which includes public liability insurance, all electrical equipment passing PAT, travel costs to Edinburgh, arrangement fee and relevant VAT, is £640.00.

The band would recommend the addition of an extra fiddle player to create an even bigger, warmer sound. If this is of interest, the additional fee is £140.

These fees are based on a maximum 4 hour period, finishing by 12 midnight. £25 early booking discount is available upon enquiry.

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