The Best Burns Night Ceilidh
Join Bowreed for a Burns Night you’ll never forget - once the haggis is addressed and the cranachan is finished, we’ll kick off in style with a tailored programme of ceilidhing.
Our expert, friendly callers will guide everyone through the moves, whether they’re first timers or seasoned Gay-Gordoners! We love Burns Night with all it entails, and we can’t wait to spend it with you and your guests.
"Bowreed were the perfect band for our Burns Supper and Ceilidh. Thank you all, you did an amazing job! The caller had the entire ballroom of guests on the dance floor, mostly complete beginners, yet she managed to keep everyone on the move, all having a great time, and ending the night hungry for more."
Graham's Burns Night, January 2019
Get in Touch
Our booking manager's name is Fred. He's super friendly, and on hand 7 days a week to help you plan your perfect ceilidh. His job is to take as much off your plate as he can, freeing you up for other decisions. He's been doing this for a long time, and knows event planning inside and out. Fred is available to contact on 07480 272 072 / firstname.lastname@example.org and would be delighted to hear from you.
Book the Band
When you've decided that Bowreed are the perfect band for your Burns Night, Fred will send a booking form to you to fill out. After that, we can send you a contract which contains all timings, optional extras and payment details. We ask for a deposit to secure the booking, which can be paid via bank transfer.
We are happy to hear from you at any stage in the booking process. From initial enquiry, we are on hand day and night. About a month before your event, Fred will be in touch to run through any final details, such as disco playlists or ceilidh dance requests. The band will be in the loop from day one, and you will receive a final email containing an itinerary in the weeks leading up to your ceilidh.
On the Night
Bowreed will arrive with a state-of-the-art PA and lighting. We would usually perform 1.5 hours of live music and dancing (2 x 45 minute sets with a 30 minute break in between). Bowreed can cover the whole evening of entertainment - much cheaper than hiring a separate DJ or any additional sound equipment!
A guide to a standard Burns Night ceilidh is:
20:00 - Band Arrive
21:00 - First Set
21:45 - Break
22:15 - Second Set
23:00 - End of ceilidh
We are flexible in the run up to your event, and are happy to adapt these timings to suit your evening. For example, in some cases an early arrival may be necessary to fit in with your evening. For a small extra charge, we are able to arrange this so as to set up with no disruption to your day.