The Big Shoogle
The Big Shoogle ceilidh band is the World’s Rockiest Ceilidh Band! The play High-energy jigs and reels cheekily mashed up with rock riffs and rhythms, electrifying fiddle melodies, rocky accordion and guitar underpinned with infectious drum beats. You’ll be birlin’ around the dancefloor like experts to all the classic ceilidh dances. And if you can’t handle a full-on Big Shoogle ceilidh for the whole evening then there’s a selection of classic pop and rock covers to keep you on the dance floor, all played live.
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 dancing like an expert! The caller does all this in an informal and fun way.
They play all the best-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.
They play their 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 setlist 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.
Book The Big Shoogle you’ll know when you’ve been shoogled!
Canadian Barn Dance
Honky Tonk Woman
Siege of Ennis
Strip the Willow