FAQs

Dancing Feet will try and answer all your questions here, but if you have any more, just get in touch!

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My guests have never attended a ceilidh before - do you call all the dances?

We can call all of our dances, and we're  used to playing for crowds of all abilities, and make sure no one is left sitting at the side because they “don’t know how to dance”.

What dances do you do?

Our dance repertoire includes all the old favourites such as the Dashing White Sergeant, Gay Gordons and Strip the Willow, plus a few more unusual ones; we’re also happy to take requests. We can provide you with a more extensive list of our dances, if we don’t know the dance that you suggest, we’re always willing to extend our repertoire!

Can you provide a disco?

We are happy  for you to play your own playlist on a phone, tablet or laptop, and we’ll plug it into our PA system. We provide the leads, you just need to bring along the music.

We are also happy to work alongside DJs.

Can you supply music during the break?

If you want music during our break, we play modern folk/traditional set lists, or if you prefer, you can provide your own.

Do you do covers?

We’re both full time professional folk musicians so we play what we play best and we don't do covers as a rule! However, we do have a large repertoire of folk/traditional/country songs, played in our own way, which we can incorporate into the set.

Can we give you a song to learn for our first dance?

We are happy to learn your special song for your first dance,  we just need plenty of notice, preferably just after booking us, but certainly a minimum of 2 months notice.

Can one of my guests perform a song with the band?

We are happy for a guest to perform a song with the band, as long as it is arranged in advance - we usually liase with the person directly before the event.

How long do you play for?

We usually do two sets of up to 90 minutes with a break in between. Our timings are flexible, according to your vision for your evening, but we recommend allowing each set to run for a minimum of 1 hour. We can organise our breaks to accomodate your catering schedule, and there is an element of flexibility on the night. The maximum timeframe, including break, for a ceilidh is usually 4 hours.

Can I arrange a late finish after midnight?

We are happy to play on after midnight, if booked in advance, but this will incur a fee.

Can you provide lighting?

We have stage lights that we can bring along on request.

What do you require from the venue?

We need to be provided with access to two electric sockets, and a small table for the mixing desk if possible.

Do we need a stage and/or dance floor?

Neither a  stage nor a dance floor are necessary – space is the most important thing, we need a minimum 3m by 3m performance space, and you need a level surface to dance on!

Can I come and see to you play live?

If you would like to see us live, get in touch to find out where we are next performing, also check out our social media pages and follow us there!

How far can you travel for an event?

We play all over Scotland, UK and abroad. Please ask if you would like us to come and play for you anywhere in the world!

Will you require refreshments?

If we are travelling long distances we will require a hot meal either before the performance or during our break. As we travel in a van, we often don't require accomodation.