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Ceilidh/Traditional Set


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!


Ceilidh Demo: Jigs
A great pair of jigs, Lisnagun and Stolen Kiss.
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Ceilidh Demo: Strip the Willow
A snippet of one of our favourite sets!
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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)
   Flying Scotsman
   St Bernards Waltz
   Swedish Masquerade
   Virginia Reel




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Acoustic Set

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


First Dance Compilation
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Classical Repertoire 

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
Canon                                                                                Pachelbel 
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
Lagrima                                                                             Tarrega
Largo from "Winter"                                                        Vivaldi
Pavane                                                                               Faure
Polovetsian Dance (from Prince Igor)                           Borodin
Prelude from Cello Suite in G major                              J.S. Bach
O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi)                 Puccini
Romanza                                                                            Anon.
Schindler's List Theme                                                     John Williams
Sicilienne                                                                            Faure
Sonata No. 11 KV 331                                                      Mozart
Suite Castellana                                                                Torroba
The Swan (from Carnival of the Animals)                     Saint - Saens
Vals 4                                                                                  Barrios
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