FAQs

Why have a Ceilidh?

With a Ceilidh you are guaranteed a traditional night of fun and excitement. It is the ideal entertainment for many as it allows people to mix, dance and get to know each other.

Can Shoestring provide more than just a Ceilidh?

Shoestring can provide you with a mixture of Ceilidh and covers to suit the needs of your event.

We’re worried that our guests won’t know how to do the dances. Will someone teach us the steps?

Great! That's half the fun and why you’ve hired us. Don’t worry, Clark is a great caller and has loads of experience. He’ll guide everybody through all the steps and dances with ease. We’re also used to calling events for people of all nationalities, so language is not a barrier.

How long will it take you to set up?

We require at least one hour to set up our equipment prior to playing.

Will you play a song of our choice for our first dance?

Yes, when you book the band we will ask you to let us know your first dance choice. If we don’t know it we will learn for you.

How much do you charge?

Shoestring will provide you with a tailored quote for your event. No two events are ever the same so it is difficult to have a ‘set price’ as times, location and special requests all have an influence. Our quote will be fair, competitive and transparent. Please contact us for a no obligation quote.

How far will you travel?

We are based in the central belt of Scotland (Glasgow and Falkirk) and will travel within 90mins of here. We may travel further with prior agreement.

Do you have Public Liability Insurance?

Yes. We are happy to provide details and certificates to you or your venue if required.

Is it possible to hear the band before we make a booking?

Unfortunately most of our bookings are private events or corporate bookings such as weddings or conferences. However, you can have a listen to us on the Hear our Sound page of the website.

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