Chitterybite Ceilidh Band
The Chitterybite Scottish Ceilidh Band have an established track record operating as a ceilidh collective providing top quality traditional musicians for corporate and private ceilidh dance events. The Band place great importance on the role of their caller and every Chitterybite Lineup features this important individual who helps instruct with the dances and entertains the dancers with some good crack!
The Chitterybite Ceilidh Band can also call on a variety of top quality musicians playing fiddle, accordion, piano, guitar, mandolins, bouzouki and whistle and there are often vocalists who provide a few songs in between the dances.
Chitterybite Ceilidh Band
Originally formed in 1998, Chitterybite comprises the following characters; Colour Sargeant Georgie Shand, Fiddler extraordinaire and Caller for the dancers, gentleman Al Smith on whistles, Graeme ( Fieldy ) Lindsay on guitar, Doc fingerz Crean on piano, vocals and guitar, Neil (extreme folky) Thomson on vocals, bouzouki and mandolin, Ian MacDonald on drums and Ronnie Thomson on fiddle.
But... What exactly is a Chitterybite?!
A Chitterybite is defined as any form of sweet tasting nourishment that comes to hand when towelling down after a brisk, sharp engaging swim off the coast of Scotland in summer or winter. There's nothing like having a good chitter and a wee munch! A Chitterybite is very similar to the teacake made by a very famous biscuit manufacturer in Uddingston Glasgow. The humble Tunnock's Teacake is recommended by this band as the best type of Chitterybite to consume if the need for nourishment arises in an outdoor situation on the west of Scotland when wet. Other recommended morsels include the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer, The Tunnock's Snowball, The Tunnock’s Caramel Log and any Cadbury's Mini Rolls you can get to hand.
- 3 - 5 piece line-ups including: caller, whistle, percussion, piano, guitar, vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, fiddle, accordion
Traditional Scots songs including:
- Wild Mountain Thyme
- Loch Lomond
- Flower of Scotland
- Johnny Lad, etc.
Other traditional songs including:
- Whiskey in the Jar
- The Sunshine Song
- The Big Rock Candy Mountain, etc.
Contemporary songs including:
- Brown Eyed Girl
- Van Morrison
- 500 miles
Ceilidh Dances including:
- The Dashing White Sergeant
- The Gay Gordons
- Strip the Willow
- Various waltzes
- The Virginia Reel
- Eightsome Reel
- Canadian Barndance
Plus, various slow airs and assorted jigs and reels
Plus, songs by The Proclaimers, Beatles, Eagles, Rod Stewart, Lynnard Skynard etc.
Just wanted to thank you for Tuesday night, you were brilliant! I had the best party and had so many compliments about the band! So thanks for making it a great night!
Clients include BBC Children in Need, Athens St Andrews Society, The Glenmorangie Company, The British Interplanetary Society, Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow University Union, and Depra the Food Standards Agency.
Chitterybite cover a wide selection of material including: contemporary acoustic besides ceilidh. Please see the sample song list for details.
- 2 x 60 minute sets
Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.