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A ceilidh band with a twist

Shimmy Grand is a professional and innovative Scottish ceilidh band with many years of experience playing around Scotland, the UK and abroad.

Unique among ceilidh bands, Shimmy Grand will bring a level of sophistication, professionalism and high energy entertainment to your event. A high quality ceilidh provides a cost-effective and entertaining event that your guests will really enjoy. The guys bring their own top quality sound and lighting equipment and will set up and pack away discretely before and after your event.

As experienced professional musicians, Shimmy Grand have performed across the world and bring that wealth of experience to the celebration. Their experience ensures you and your guests can relax and enjoy the occasion, relying on Shimmy Grand to make the celebration a complete success. They will compere the evening, provide a DJ set if required and their ceilidh dance caller will encourage your guests onto the floor, guiding them through the dances as required.

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About Our Music

Shimmy Grand’s musical style offers two very different approaches: a traditional ceilidh sound in homage to the great Scottish Country Dance bands and, in complete contrast, unique arrangements of the traditional tunes perfectly complimented with grooves and quotes from contemporary pop music. The guys regularly change between both sounds depending on the event or taste of their clients and guests. Please visit their media library for more information.

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Meet the band

Shimmy Grand comprises 3 professional musicians: Gregor Blamey (accordion and piano), David Burke (fiddle) and Gerry Sludden (percussion, DJ and dance caller). Please click the link below to find out more about the guys:

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Contact Shimmy Grand

For enquiries or further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us through our booking agents, Freak Music…

T: +44 (0)131 467 2539
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Shimmy Grand c/o Freak Music . 115 George Street . Edinburgh . EH2 4JN

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