If you are looking for a brighter more dynamic ceilidh event,
having a dedicated Dance Caller / Presenter, can make all the
difference. In addition to creating a motivating focus point
for your guests, a professional entertainer guides the
programme smoothly from beginning to end, making sure
each element seamlessly follows the next.
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There are a number of ceilidh bands with whom I work regularly. The
size of band and instruments in the line-up are flexible, depending on
requirements and you can have anything from a single accordionist to
a full five-piece band. Recorded music is another option, considerably
lowering the cost without necessarily detracting from the atmosphere.
Because you have a dedicated dance caller / presenter on the dance
floor with your guests, the absence of live musicians need not be a
concern.  This is very popular for smaller occasions, informal school
and business functions or where the ceilidh dancing is a shorter
'section' of the evening rather than the main event. If you require a
piper, clarsach player/singer, story-teller, highland dancer/s or Scottish
Country dancers, I will be happy to make recommendations.

If you're planning an event and want a friendly, flexible and
professional frontman who will work hard to  make sure your guests
have a really great time - please get in touch!
....some feedback
"David Vivanco organised a ceilidh for our English Language Summer School in August of this year. With great
enthusiasm, matched with a high degree of sensitivity, he managed to teach dances and Scottish songs to about
150 international students of all ages. They loved every minute of it and it was a highlight of our summer school."

Stefanie Tytler - Head of C.E.L.T., University Of Stirling
"Thank you so much for your work as MC at our ceilidhs in the summer. Once again the students so much
enjoyed them."
Valerie Reynolds - Principal, Randolph School of English - Edinburgh
"...luckily we arrived just in time to go to the Ceilidh.....a fountain of enjoyment, happiness and delight coming from
dancing! Your energy charged us, I believe we could have danced until the morning, it was such great relaxation!
And, of course, we were looking forward to singing folksongs! Everyone sang and at that moment people from
different countries who didn't know eachother were like one big family...."
Irina Parkhomenko, Public Administration student - Russia
David Vivanco
Ceilidh Dance Caller / Event Presenter
Over 10 years experience in the industry
Background: Music / Acting / Management & Languages
"...David Vivanco and his band played at the ceilidh and were superb.  The musicians were excellent and played a
great selection of music for a variety of dances. I have been to a number of ceilidhs and know that the personality
and experience of the caller can make or break the evening. David was the best caller ever. We shall ask him to
play again for us soon ...."
Ruper Valpy, Chief Executive, Dowcarter Limited - Edinburgh
"....just to say thank you so much for giving us exactly the kind of easy-going ceilidh we needed and for
reading us punters so well. The whole thing was pitched almost perfectly and we had a great time."
Anne Heller-Murphy - 4th Leith Scout Group Committee, Edinburgh