The Big Shoogle Ceilidh band is an up-tempo, lively and vibrant band with a caller.
If Carlsberg made Ceilidh Bands, they probably would not be as exciting as The Big Shoogle!
With strong influences from ceilidh, Celtic, Cajun, Rockabilly, & Pop, all added together and shoogled!!
The Big Shoogle will have you birling around the floor like an expert! This is all done in an informal and good humoured way. You’ll KNOW when you’ve been Shoogled!
They play for all the well-known favourite ceilidh dances as well as some new, more unusual ceilidh dances – some of which not for the faint-hearted.
From haunting Scottish airs to thundering jigs and reels, your granny will adore the slow ones and you will shoogle your socks off to the jigs, reels and fancy feels.
They play their own versions of well-known crowd pleasers in a cajun, rock style as well as covers of some current mainstream chart and classic floor-fillers. Audiences find it difficult to believe that the range of music and sounds all come from the same three band members.
They have played in top venues UK-wide and overseas for every kind of audience imaginable in Paris, Brussels, London, Copenhagen, Moscow, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Florence, Pisa, Bishopbriggs, Bonkle and Ballybunion. International festivals like Celtic Connections, Lorient and headlined the Ceilidh Tent at this year’s T in the Park. They are as comfortable playing to large festival audiences and corporate events as they are at small functions.
The Set-list includes Hamilton House, The Duke of Perth and the Reel of the 51st Division “modern” dances such as Quickstep, Foxtrot and the Old Time Waltz.
Canadian Barn Dance
Honky Tonk Woman
Siege of Ennis
Strip the Willow