Scottish background music

Mellow and traditional – with fiddle, guitar and clarsach (scottish harp) we can provide the perfect Scottish background music for your function, event or reception. This ensemble is ideal for both large and small gatherings. The guitar and clarsach produce sounds that float away on the air so they can be heard on the other side of the room while not drowning out the conversations of those standing next to the band. We have played to rooms with upwards of 100 people and still been easily heard. Conversely, we recently provided acoustic background music to a dinner of 8 people and were able to tone the sounds down to suit the room and provide the perfect ambience for a Scottish evening.

Dave and Jo playing the Whisky Society at Queen's Street, Edinburgh











Dave, our guitarist, also writes music. The clip of The Red Gates below is one he wrote about his home town. At a recent birthday party in the Scottish Malt Whisky Society at the Vaults, he performed a bespoke piece composed especially for the event, and provided a copy on CD for the birthday boy. If you would be interested in having music composed especially for you, let us know.

Our fee for the evening is only £350.

Click on the audio files below to hear clips of our music. She Moved Through the Fair and the Kesh Jig are Irish tunes, Will Atkinson is from Northumberland, while the Road to Banff and Miss Campbell are Scottish jigs commonly used to dance the Strip the Willow.

She moved through the fair into Kesh jig

Will Atkinson’s Scottische

Road to Banff into Miss Campbell of Sheerness

The Red Gates

Dave in his home studio