Scottish Dancing Bands - J

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J & L Ceilidh Band *Ceilidh*

Based in: Erskine, South-west, Scotland,
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: 2-piece, can play up to 5-piece on demand
Contact: James Harkess
99 Umachan
Tel: 0141 812 1475
Web page:

The band consists of Lyndsey and James. All the dances are called and explained for any people who are first timers to the Ceilidh dances. For larger occasions we can play up to a 5 piece Ceilidh Band. Our regular drummer Brian McMcComish is one of the top 8 pipe band drummers of the world. With such an experienced Ceilidh Band you will be true to have a great Ceilidh night.

Information supplied by James Harkess.

Jack Stalker *SCD*

Based in: ?Edinburgh?
Style: Scottish Country
Typical line-up: ???
Recordings: ???
Contact: ???
Dependable, predictable, but lacking in flair.

Information supplied by Ian Brockbank (

James Coutts *Ceilidh**SCD*

Based in: Kirkaldy, Central, Scotland,
Style: Ceilidh, SCD
Typical line-up: 3 or 4-piece: accordion, keyboard and drums, plus optionally 2nd accordion; can go up to 6-piece
Recordings: Not Before Time (1999): TRCD9907
Contact: James Coutts
3 School Brae
Tel: 01592 651370
Mobile: 07939 125374

Information supplied by James Coutts.

The Jauncey Brothers' Band *Ceilidh* *SCD*

Based in: Perth/Angus, but will travel.
Style: SCD and Ceilidh (also non-Scottish - 1930s to present day - see website)
Typical line-up: 5-piece: Fiddle, accordion, drums, piano, bass
Recordings: Own CD - The Jauncey Brothers' Band
Contact: Jamie Jauncey Tel: (01738) 827902 or Simon Jauncey Tel: (01828) 628206

The Jauncey Brothers' Band provide a unique blend of Scottish traditional ceilidh and modern dance music for private, charity and corporate functions all over Scotland. (See website for more info ...)

Information supplied by Jamie Jauncey.

JIG Ceilidh Band *Ceilidh*

Based in: Edinburgh / Borders
Style: Ceilidh/Weddings
Typical line-up: 2-piece (midi accordion & guitar). 3-4 piece add drums and caller
Contact: John Campbell
Tel: 01896 860607
Mobile: 07970 607028

The band play all popular dances,and are available throughout Scotland . All band members have over 35 years experience.

Information supplied by John Campbell.

Jigabit Ceilidh and Barn Dance Band *Ceilidh* *Barn dance* *Scottish Themed Events*

Based in: East & West Midlands, England
Style: Barn Dances, Ceilidhs and Hoe Downs
Typical line-up: 4 or 5-piece Band with experienced, fun Caller. Piano accordion, mandolin / banjo, acoustic rhythm guitar / vocals, bass guitar and drummer available where requested.
Contact: Fiona Maurice-Smith for a copy of our demo DVD, and see website for sound samples and link to Youtube Clip
47 Mill Lane
DE74 2FX
Tel: 01509 673867
Tel (mobile): 07761 805508
Web page:

JIGABIT has a punchy powerful sound provided by musicians who enjoy playing for weddings, private parties and corporate functions wanting a Ceilidh or Barn Dance. JIGABIT has a good song repertoire in addition to wide range of dance tunes from the British Isles and further afield. Dances called are suitable for beginners and experienced dancers alike. Live Demo CD available on request. Book this band well ahead - they are very busy!

Bookings mainly in the east and west midlands (but Fiona can provide other bands further afield where required).

Information supplied by Fiona Maurice-Smith <>.

Jiggered Ceilidh Band *Ceilidh*

Based in: Glasgow, South-west Scotland (travelling all over)
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: 4 piece, consisting of drums, fiddle, guitar, piano (and including a caller and two singers)
Contact: Chris
Tel: 07793 886607

Jiggered started out in 2002 playing across all of Glasgow's Student Unions. These days the band are incredibly popular at weddings but still enjoy the occassional student event, fundraiser, birthday party, school prom, anniversary party, church ceilidh, Hogmanay bash, St Andrew's ceilidh, Burns' Night... Listen to our demo tracks on our website ( and you'll hopefully be convinced that Jiggered are the ideal ceilidh band for your event too!

Information supplied by Chris Smith .

The Jiggers *Ceilidh*

Based in: Glasgow, South-west, Scotland,
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: fiddle, keyboards and drums, sometimes with guitar or bass or a second fiddle added for big events
Contact: Greg de Blieck
Tel: 0141 419 9558
Web page:

We are a Glasgow-based Scottish band : talented exponents of the traditional, down-to-earth, Scottish Ceilidh. All accomplished professional musicians, (mostly graduates of Glasgow's finest musical institutions) we play only the best tunes, and can explain the steps for every dance that we play. Whether we're playing to a crowd of 50 or 5000, we always do our best to ensure that every event we play becomes a happy and memorable occasion for everyone involved.

Information supplied by Greg de Blieck.

Jiggerty *Ceilidh* *Barn dance*

Based in: Bristol/Bath, South-west, England,
Style: Ceilidh, Barn dance
Typical line-up: 4-piece: Including, mandolin/ banjo, fiddle, guitar, whistle/ flute. We have a resident caller
Recordings: 4 track demo downloadable free from ()
Contact: Jiggerty
Tel: 0117 9372614
Web page:

Jiggerty is an experienced barn dance band that comes complete with our own caller and PA sound system, and multi-instrumental musicians.

We are available for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, charity events, festivals etc. Jiggerty play a range of Scottish, Irish, English and American dance tunes, with dance moves fully explained by our resident caller.

We have played in barns, village halls, mansions, marquees and boats – if fact we can work with any space that is large enough for people to dance.

Visit our website:

Information supplied by Mike Bird.

The JingBang Ceilidh Band *Ceilidh*

Based in: Aberdeen, North-east, Scotland,
Style: Ceilidh
Typical line-up: 5-piece - fiddle/caller, whistle/flute, keyboard and banjo/mandolin
Contact: Tim Jones
Tel: 01224 208623

JingBang - One of Northeast Scotland's best ceilidh bands.

JingBang is a ceilidh dance band which evolved in early 2002. The line-up now features five instrumentalists, all well known local musicians with wide experience.

We're keen to play for good-going ceilidh dances in and around the Aberdeen area. From well known to lesser known dances, from slow to fast and very fast dances we can call you through the lot. Even a contradance or two if you let us know at the time of booking. As the band members enjoy dancing themselves, we will give a quick demo of some of the 'couples' dances, given half a chance!

JingBang's aim is to have a thoroughly good time while giving you an Occasion to Remember!

"Fantastic Music! Best band we've had - can you come again next year?"

Information provided by Tim Jones.

John Renton *SCD*

Based in: Inverary, Argyll
Style: Scottish Country, Old Time
Typical line-up: 4-piece
Recordings: RSCDS book
Contact: Tel: (01499) 302451
Brilliant. Lively with some super sets.

They are happy to travel (I danced to them near Carlisle).

Information supplied by Ian Brockbank (

John Stuart Scottish Dance Band *SCD* *Ceilidh* *Old Tyme* *Weddings*

Based in: Hatton, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Style: SCD, Ceilidh, Reeling, Old Tyme, Corporate Events
Typical line-up: 3/4/5-piece band, Accordion, Fiddle, Piano, Drums.
Recordings: Top of the Box (2002): S22A001
Air an T-Eilean Muileach (2006)
North of the Grampians (2015)
Tel (mobile): 07720 705807

All scottish country dances professionally called also ceilidh dances.

The Band has performed in various countries ie. Miami, Poland, China ,India and Germany .

Information supplied by John Stuart.

John Taylor and Andy Imbrie *SCD* *Ceilidh*

See Reel of Seven.

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