The Tattiehowkers are a 5 or 6 piece band. We have played at weddings, engagements, anniversaries, parties and a whole variety of community events throughout Scotland. We have also played at a variety of folk festivals including two appearances at Celtic Connections. Our most common line up is fiddle, piano, melodeon, banjo, mandolin, bass and drums.
The band is based in Ayrshire but willing and able to travel far if required. Our furthest gig to date being Stockholm.
Our caller, Maggie, talks through the dances so that even Ceilidh beginners need not feel left out and encourages the dancers in a persuasive and light-hearted way. We can MC the evening to help make sure everyone has a great time.
The sound file below is from a ‘workshop’ CD produced as part of The Tattiehowkers’ commitment to teaching in schools and the community.
Play – Virginia Reel