Simple Sounds can host an amazing ceilidh to suit your needs! We are regularly complimented on our fullness of sound and the clarity of instructions when calling the dances. We have a unique way of operating as a two piece band which involves using foot tapping percussion to enhance the music.
We tailor the night by engaging with guests to ensure a smooth flow to the evening. Whether you're guests are new to dancing or experienced veterans, we've got plenty of dances to keep everyone happy!
We also regularly perform traditional instrumental music at corporate events and concerts, so if you want a tasteful set of traditional music at your event, get in touch!
Other popular dances we play include:
Canadian Barn Dance/Progressive
Cumberland Square Eight ('Basket Dance')
Military Two Step
Open Floor Waltz
Strip the Willow (Ordinary and 'Orcadian' style)
St Bernards Waltz
We love to perform as an acoustic duet and we can play many of your favourite songs at your function. We have an ever growing catalogue of songs, so get in touch if you want to see the full list.
Styles include Scottish/traditional songs, popular, jazz and classical. Feel free to request songs in advance and we'll make sure we learn them for you.
Listen to our latest demo of our 'First Dance Compilation' below and check out Claire's original song on YouTube!
For events that require a lovely taste of classical music, we offer a full range of pieces arranged for violin and guitar. We are able to learn your favourite piece in advance, feel free to request via our Contact Page.
A list of some of the classical music we love to perform on a regular basis.
Air (On the G String) J. S. Bach
Ave Maria J. S. Bach/Gounod
Capricho Arabe Tarrega
Cavatina Stanley Myers
Clair delune Debussy
Due Tramonti Einaudi
Etude in E major Chopin
Gymnopedie No. 1 Satie
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring J. S. Bach
La Catedral Barrios
Largo from "Winter" Vivaldi
Polovetsian Dance (from Prince Igor) Borodin
Prelude from Cello Suite in G major J.S. Bach
O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi) Puccini
Schindler's List Theme John Williams
Sonata No. 11 KV 331 Mozart
Suite Castellana Torroba
The Swan (from Carnival of the Animals) Saint - Saens
Vals 4 Barrios