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Skythorn Ceilidh Band


Skythorn Ceilidh Band is made up of some of the finest traditional musicians in the world. Scotland is the home of ceilidh music and Skythorn are on of the reasons for the popularity of the genre. But ceilidh is only one aspect of this very versatile band.

Skythorn Ceilidh and Covers Band

 

Formed by five musicians with enviable talent and a vast wealth of experience in the music business, Skythorn are a ceilidh and covers band with a difference.

Skythorn use an eclectic mix of traditional and modern ceilidh music, giving the music a unique Celtic-fusion twist, with funky and syncopated rhythms. Many of our ceilidh tunes have been composed in a neo-traditional style by band members, and when added to our array of purely traditional tunes, this makes for the interesting and unexpected sets which ceilidh dancers cant help but love!

The band members in Skythorn have all had experience playing in different bands, some with many years experience together prior to forming and creating the fresh and exciting new sound of Skythorn..

Skythorn are more than just a ceilidh band, our sets are tailored on the spot to meet the needs of the particular set of guests at a wedding or event.

Often, once into the swing of our ceilidh music and dances, guests don™t want to stop. At other times we may find guests need a little break from ceilidh and we will slip into a set of polished pop and rock classics to change the mood. No two gigs are the same, and as each night unfolds we often change our mix of ceilidh and covers to suit the night and keep as many of your guests on the dance floor as possible, usually culminating in a manic Orkney reel then Loch Lomond or Auld Lang Syne to finish. Whatever your occasion or mood, Skythorn can provide a mix of music to suit.

Skythorn Ceilidh and Covers Band

We can also perform the odd piece of Celtic folk/funk/rock between dances if we feel guests need a breather, and just want to enjoy listening to some beautiful music.

Our caller Gillian is second to none, three times senior Scottish Highland Dancing champion, teacher of the art with many champions of her own, including senior Scottish and British champions, trained choreographer and composer. Gillian has ceilidh called all over the globe while touring with her own dance group, The Ballochleam Highland Dancers.

Gillian ensures that those who have never done a ceilidh dance in their lives still have a ball, and that the t get bored waiting until she organizes the beginners, a difficult balance to achieve.

And if pop/rock classics or a live band for the covers part of your event is not what you require, we work closely with a local disco, and can offer the option of ceilidh first half, and then disco after the break. Many years™ experience with the same disco outfit/DJs ensures a seamless transition from band to disco.

 

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This is a snapshot of some of the tunes we currently play. We add new songs every week. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.Johnnie B Goode – Chuck Berry
2.Crazy little thing called love – Queen
3.Walk of life – Dire StraitsLong Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
4.Love is all around – The Troggs
5.Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
6.Rocking all over the world – Status Quo
7.500 miles - The Proclaimers
8.All Shook Up - Elvis
9.All Right Now - Free
10.Shang A Lang - Bay City Rollers
11.Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
12.Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
13.Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
14.Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
15.Superstition - Stevie Wonder
16.Saturday Night At The Movies - The Drifters
17.Daydream Believer - The Monkees
18.Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
19.Mustang Sally - The Commitments
20.That's All Right Now Mama - Elvis
21.Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
22.Whole Lotta Shaking Going On - Elvis
23.How Long Will I Love You - Bellowhead
24.Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
25.Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
26.Walk Of Life - Dire Straits
27.Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet
28.Dance The Night Away - The Mavericks
29.Wagon Wheel - Darious Rucker
30.Caroline - Status Quo
31.Mary Lou - Gene Pitney
32.Take It Easy - The Eagles
33.Peaceful Easy Feeling - The Eagles
34.You've Got A Friend - James Taylor
35.Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
36..
37.Traditional Scottish Songs
38..
39.Loch Lomond - Trad
40.Auld Lang Syne - Trad
41.The Lea Rig - Burns
42.Ready For The Storm - Dougie MaClean
43.Black is the colour of my true loves hair - Trad
44.Killiecrankie - Trad
45.Nancy Spain - Irish Trad
46..
47.Plus all the standard ceilidh tunes'
48.The Gay Gordons
49.Strip The Willow
50.Canadian Barn Dance
51.Military Two Step
52.Dashing White Sergeant
53.Orkney Reel

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