Do you explain the dances?

YES. Our caller will talk through or call all the dances and encourage the dancers in a persuasive and light-hearted way. Our experience has been that most ceilidhs include a mixture of experienced dancers and novices, so we treat every ceilidh on an individual basis. Our aim is to encourage people to enjoy themselves, striking a balance between instruction and participation so that even Ceilidh beginners need not feel left out.

How do I make an enquiry?

Phone us on 01560 321102 or email admin@thetattiehowkers.org.uk If you know the date, location and times of your function we can usually make a provisional booking until we can discuss your requirements. When emailing, it’s useful if you include a phone number and address.

How do I make a booking?

Once we have discussed your needs and you wish to confirm the booking, we will issue you with a contract. Once we receive a countersigned copy of the contract from you, the booking is confirmed and you can look forward to The Tattiehowkers performing at your ceilidh.

How much does it cost to book the band?

The fee depends on the length of the performance and how much travel is involved. No deposit is required, however a cancellation fee is payable if you cancel the booking after it has been confirmed. Full information is provided in the contract.

How far in advance do I need to book?

The further in advance the better. We take bookings up to two years in advance. Friday and Saturday nights are the most popular, so book early to avoid disappointment, as they say.

How far do you travel?

Although we are based in Ayrshire, we regularly travel throughout central Scotland. If a very long journey is necessary then we would require overnight accommodation.

Can I come and hear you?

Yes, just let us know where you are and we can make arrangements for you to come and hear us the next time we’re playing in your area.

Are you loud?

We supply enough volume for the dancers while allowing the guests who want to sit and chat to do so. If you want more or less volume then just let us know on the night.

Any more questions?

Please phone us on 01560 321102 or email admin@thetattiehowkers.org.uk