Here you will find a list of some of the most commonly asked questions. If your question is not among them, contact us through Facebook, Email or give us a call.
Q. How many are in the group?
A. We are a three piece group (band) with caller which makes us a 4 piece act. The group always contains the Accordionist but the other members may vary from time to time dependant on availablilty.
Q. How much does the Dancin’ Digits Ceilidh Band cost?
A. We have a simple pricing structure with variables based on travel, performance time and performance duration. Please contact us for a quotation.
Q. What time do you arrive and how long does it take you to set up?
A. We arrive about an hour or slightly more before the event to give us time to set up and sound check. Setup takes about 45 minutes. If you require us earlier to avoid disruption this can be arranged for an additional hourly charge.
Q. What if we only want you for an hour, would this be a lesser price?
A. No, there is no reduction for a shorter performance although if this is what you require we would still be happy to provide your entertainement.
Q. Can you provide a larger line-up if required?
A. Yes, if required we provide additional musicians of our choosing who have public liability insurance and all electrical devices PAT tested.
Q. How much space do you need?
A. Our bands ideal setup would include a raised stage about 4m wide by 3m deep and for the dances we require as much space as possible and a good level dance floor. We have however adapted to many different locations and to smaller areas. The above stated is simply a preference.
Q. Can you play outside?
A. Weather permitting yes. We need some sort of shelter from the elements (gazebo or marquee) to protect our instruments and electrical equipment should the weather change for the worse. We also need a source of power. The dances require good flat and dry ground.
Q. Do you have your own sound system?
A. Yes, we're fully self-contained with our own PA system and lighting.
Q. What do you need from us on the night?
A. Power source, area for the band and area for the dancing.
Q. The venue is providing a portable dance floor. Will this work for a ceilidh?
A. We find this type of flooring to be hazardous for a Ceilidh. When wet they are extremely slippy and during use they tend to come apart causing tripping hazards. We find them to be particularly hazardous for children. We would advise you not to use them. Large function ceilidhs take up more space than the dance floor normally covers.
Q. Can we choose which tunes you play and which dances we want?
A. If the tunes and dances are familiar to us we would love to facilitate this but normally we provide a “show” for your entertainment. If you do want something different this would need to be discussed well in advance and agreed.
Q. What tunes do you play and which dances do you cater for?
A. We have a wide selection of tunes mostly of Scottish origin which we arrange into sets for the dances. The dances are all controlled by our caller who chooses them based on ability of the dancers at the event. If you have something in mind let us know well in advance.
Q. Can you play background music between your sets?
A. Yes. We play some traditional music through our PA while we’re setting up and during the interval.
Q. Can we hook our plug and play device to your PA system
A. Yes, we can supply you with a cable feed to play your first/second dance but we will no longer be supplying plug and play after our Ceilidhs.
Q. Have you ever not turned up for a booking?
A. No, and we've never been late either
Q. How far do you travel?
A. We provide Ceilidhs for the North of Ireland. We will also consider bookings in the South of Ireland and Scotland. These would would be priced at time of booking.
Q. How do we book you?
A. Contact us by phone, e-mail or through facebook messenger from our facebook page.
Q. When is full payment required?
A. Payment is required in full and funds cleared before your event. We suggest to pay at least a week before the event to ensure all funds are cleared.
Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
A. We accept cash or electronic transfer (commonly through a banking app).
Q. Do you require a deposit?
A. Yes, its £100 to save your booking date. This is non-refundable.
Q. I can't find the answer to my question, what now?
A. Contact us by phone, e-mail or facebook.