Bracken Rigg Band have been established for over 45 years so are extremely experienced in organising wedding ceilidhs. We are a specialist Scottish band playing borders, Irish and English repertoire - our dances can be either totally Scottish or a mixture to match the event. (soundclip also available on our site)
Our lineup is a trio of accordion, fiddle and snare with a very experienced caller - an ex art teacher who is used to explaining to the class.
We can work around your arrangements and an average evening is two sets across 3-4 hours before midnight including a break.
We also specialise in the Northumbrian repertoire.
We can also play for Old Tyme and Modern dancing.
Anything else you need to know, please enquire.
Services From Bracken Rigg Band
Scottish / Irish/ English Ceilidh Band - Approx 3 Hours Inc Breaks
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
A specialist Scottish band playing for barn dances and ceilidhs for over 45 years
What are the highlights of your career?
Playing for the weddings of three generations of one family
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
With over a century of experience, we can advise on any aspect of arranging an event.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Scottish weddings, barn dances, Burns nights, St Andrews nights, dinners.
How can event planners pay for your services?
cheque or electronic
How long do you play for?
Very flexible, but usually two sets with break over around 3 hours
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
How much space do you require?
Space of 4 chairs
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
generally one break to fit in with arrangements
Barn dances, Scottish dances, Burns Nights, St Andrews, Weddings etc.