About The Mad Parrots Ceilidh Band
Welcome to the Mad Parrots homepage! Isn't that a good picture? better than our faces, I can tell you. Except the glamorous whistle player.
We are the best ceilidh rock band in Scotland, but probably the worst web site designers. As my granny said, ye canny be good at a'thing. She could only knit. And you want to have seen the things she sent me to school in.
Check the 'about us', 'contact' and 'news' sections for amazing details, like our names. Well, most of them anyway. Some people are just too cool to use their real names. Kevin Findlay for example. Obviously a stage name.
About the Mad Parrots
You get all your favourite ceilidh dances. You get your Dashing White Sergeant. You get your Gay Gordons, your Circassian Circle, your Strip the Willow, your Military Two Step, your Canadian Barn Dance, and yer Virginia Reel. We've dropped the Reel of the 51st Highland Division, too many painful memories for some of our older fans.
You'll get all of that, and more, but you'll also get the best rock sound you are ever going to get from a ceilidh band. We'll do sets of tunes between the dances, and, if you ask nicely, you can have a few pop / rock classics thrown in by the best rock musicians you're going to find not just here in Scotland, but ANYWHERE.
As Linz says, you don't have to be called Gordon to like us, and if you're happy, you can do the Gay Gordons, or the Strip the Willow....or something like that...nothing wrong with that these days...it was funny at the time and we all laughed!
We are a modern ceilidh band based in Dundee, Scotland, and we are available for particularly loud traditional gatherings. As promised, here's our names and a few of the other bands we've been associated with.
Helen Forbes - whistle. Foundry Band, Blo na Gael, Fon a Bhord
Kevin Findlay - Fiddle. Boogalusa, Dunragan, Old Rope Band, Dirty Mix
Johnny Parrot - Drums: ex a'body
Lindsay Duncan - Guitars. Broon Troot Orchestra
Ewan Hayne - Bass. Jump the Q