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The Unconventionals


If you're looking for a ceilidh band that's a bit different from the norm, then take a closer look at The Unconventionals. This really is one of the finest ceilidh bands in Scotland, and because Scotland is the home of ceilidh, that makes The Unconventionals one of the best in the world!

 The Unconventionals Ceilidh Band

So what's so different about The Unconventionals? Well this is a band with a contemporary folk sound, some might even say funky. More like a band you'd hear at a festival than at a formal ceilidh.

The band line up consists of bass, piano and fiddle plus an experienced "caller" who can explain and talk through all the dance moves for the uninitiated or the simply rusty. If you're having guests from overseas at your wedding (or even England!) then you don't have to worry as The Unconventionals will have them flying round the dance floor in no time.

Based in Scotland but happy to travel, there's no reason why you can't have a cracking ceilidh anywhere in the UK or Europe, in fact this is a band that really has played from Aberdeen to Zurich!

The musicians are highly experienced with years of performing behind them. Professional musicians of this standard are a delight to work with because there's no situation they can't handle and of course they understand the pressure you're under to entertain your guests - so you can leave that to them too.

The Unconventionals ceilidh band have all their own equipment which is tested for safety and of course they're fully insured too. If you'd like to them to play some of your favourite chart hits, they can plug in an mp3 player to their system and Bob's your uncle.

So an experienced professional band with a funky folky sound that blows away the sometimes dusty image of ceilidh, what more could you ask for? The Unconventionals ceilidh band and Hireaband, what a classic combination! Get an instant price and availability check online now!

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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.The Unconventionals Jig
2.Anniversary Two Step
3.Baden Powell
4.Black Mountain Reel
5.Bladen Races
6.Bluebell Polka
7.Bob's Fancy (aka Glasgow Kiss)
8.Bonny Dundee
9.Boston Two Step
10.Bridge Of Athlone
11.Britannia Two Step
12.Buffalo Girls
13.Call Of The Pipes
14.Canadian Barn Dance
15.Circassian Cirle
16.Circle Waltz
17.Circles Four
18.Coming Through The Rye Waltz
19.Craven Twelfthsome
20.Cumberland Reel
21.Cumberland Square Eight
22.Dashing White Sergeant
23.Dhoun (The)
24.Dinky One Step
25.Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh
26.Duke of Perth (aka Broon's Reel)
27.Eightsome Reel
28.Eva Three Step
29.Festival Gilde
30.Flirtation Two Step
31.Flowers of Edinburgh
32.Flying Scotsman
33.Foula Reel
34.Foursome Reel
35.Friendly Waltz
36.Gay Gordon's Two Step
37.Gay Gordsons
38.Grand march
39.Grassmarket Reel
40.Gypsy Tap
41.Hamilton House
42.Haymakers
43.Heilandman's Umbrella
44.Highland Reel
45.Highland Schottische
46.Hullaghan's Jig
47.Ice Cream In The Sink
48.It Good Tae Ken Ye
49.Jackie Tar Two Step
50.Joe McDermaid's Jig
51.Kelvingrove Two Step
52.Kielder Schottische
53.Killarney Waltz (aka New Killarney Waltz)
54.Lar Rousee
55.Lancers
56.Lilac Waltz
57.Lomond Waltz
58.Lucky Seven
59.Machine's Without Horses
60.Mairi's Wedding
61.Margaret Waltz
62.Marine Four Step
63.Military Two Step
64.Mississippi Dip
65.Mississippi Hotdog Reel
66.Morrison's Mayhem
67.Nine Pins
68.Orcadian Strip The Willow
69.Palais Glide
70.Petronella
71.Posties Jig
72.Pride of Erin Waltz
73.Reel Of The 51st Division
74.Rifleman
75.Riverside
76.Rosa Waltz
77.Roundabout Hullaghan's Jig
78.Ruby Waltz
79.Russian Ballet
80.Scottish Reform
81.Siege of Enis
82.Shifting Bobbins
83.Southern Rose Waltz
84.Speed The Plough
85.St Andrew's In The Square
86.St Bernard's Waltz
87.Stornoway Jig
88.Strip The Willow
89.Swedish Masquerade
90.Trip To Bavaria
91.Veleta Waltz
92.Victory Waltz
93.Viennese Swing
94.Virgina Reel
95..
96.Waltz Country Dance
97.Waltz Of The Bells
98.Waves of Tory
99.Wedding Ring
100.White Heather Foxtrot

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The Unconventionals

We just wanted to say a huge thanks for Friday. You and the band were fantastic and I had a great time dancing along! Many of our guests also commented on how much they enjoyed it too. Will definitely leave a comment and will recommend you to anyone looking for a band. Thanks again.

The Unconventionals

Thank you again for Thursday, we all enjoyed it and it was a stress-free experience for the teachers as you were all so patient! The kids had a lovely time too.

The Unconventionals

I meant to send you an email at the weekend but my laptops been broken! Just want to thank you for playing on Friday night, we all had a wonderful time! Many thanks.

The Unconventionals

We have returned to Hong Kong and I would like to thank you for coming and playing for us at Duns Castle on Saturday, the 12th of September. All the guests at my party loved your band, the wonderful Scottish music and the dancing and it was a great way to finish the Saturday's festivities. Hope to meet up again at some stage and good luck for the future.

The Unconventionals

Many thanks for your performance on Saturday night - you were superb and we had a terrific time. A lot of people came up to me and said how good you were and Linda was blown away. Thanks also to your caller who gave Linda the nod as to whether next one was 'safe' or not! I'm not on Facebook but will happily leave a comment on your web page. If I know anyone who is doing something similar, I will recommend you!

The Unconventionals

Huge thank you back to all the The Unconventionals band, you were absolutely brilliant and helped make the night truly fantastic. The Ceilidh calling was superb too, especially with such a motley bunch of amateurs to wrangle! Dot and I couldn't have asked for more beautiful, fun music and have already put the Vows nomination in! Keeping my fingers crossed we get a perfect excuse to book the band again! Many, many thanks again to everyone.

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