Rock and Reel are a uptempo ceilidh band. We aim to blend youth, experience, energy and finesse (as well as much laughter (and banter)) to ensure that you can have a fantastic night. Alongside the dancing, we have a wide repertoire of familiar songs, including Scottish folk songs and a mainstream popular songs.
We generally work as a three-piece band covering all the standard ceilidh dances, as well as a number of not so common but easy to learn dances (especially useful where there a number of people not used to ceilidh-ing!). We will talk through all the dances (if required), using easy to follow instructions (and humour), and demonstrations, where required. We will happily take requests through the night and are happy to work with yourself in advance to ensure that we cover all your favourites.
Our usual set up includes accordion, fiddle and guitar. This means that we can not only play for dancing but also sing a number of Scottish and popular songs, allowing for a variety through the night and engagement with the audience in other ways. We will work with yourself for the key parts of the night, such as the first dance (depending on your requirements we can either learn and play the piece, or sort out a recording which will run through our system) and how you would like to close the evening.
There is lots more info about us, including pictures and biogs, on the website.
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Full PA kit and Insurance included within the fee.
We also work with a number of other musicians including Harpists, Pipers and DJs. We would be happy to recommend suitable musicians to you should you be interested.