Best Before Midnight uses an eclectic mix of traditional and modern ceilidh music, giving the music a unique Celtic-fusion twist, with funky and syncopated rhythms. Many of our ceilidh tunes have been composed in a neo-traditional style by band members, and when added to our array of purely traditional tunes, this makes for the interesting and unexpected sets which ceilidh dancers can’t help but love! The band members in Best Before Midnight have all had experience playing in different bands, some with many years’ experience together prior to forming and creating the fresh and exciting new sound of Best Before Midnight. Best Before Midnight are more than just a ceilidh band however… Our sets are tailored on the spot to meet the needs of the particular set of guests at a wedding or event. Often, once into the swing of our ceilidh music and dances, guests don’t want to stop. At other times we may find guests need a little break from ceilidh and we will slip into a set of polished pop classics to change the mood. No two gigs are the same, and as each night unfolds we often change our mix of ceilidh and covers to suit the night and keep as many of your guests on the dance floor as possible, usually culminating in a manic Orkney reel then Loch Lomond or Auld Lang Syne to finish. Whatever your occasion or mood, Best Before Midnight can provide a mix of music to suit. We can also perform the odd piece of Celtic folk/funk/rock between dances if we feel guests need a breather and just want to enjoy listening to some beautiful music. Our caller Gillian is second to none, Ex-three times senior Scottish Highland dancing champion, teacher of the art with many champions of her own, including senior Scottish and British champions, trained choreographer and composer. Gillian has ceilidh called all over the globe while touring with her own dance group.
Services we provide
- We provide music and ceilidh dance instruction at the following types of events Weddings Ceilidhs Burns Nights St Andrews nights Birthday Parties Anniversaries Corporate events Festivals Scottish themed nights Hogmany Nights/ New Years Eve Celebrations Christmas party nights Proms School/ university parties Graduation Balls