Chitterybite are a well established exciting and dynamic ceilidh collective providing top quality traditional musicians for private parties, company events, weddings, charity ceilidh's and Burns Supper evenings.
Dance the night away to an eclectic mix of Scottish traditional ceilidh and contemporary song.The band features a variety of top quality musicians playing fiddle, accordion, piano, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki and whistle and we place great importance on the role of our caller.
Every lineup features this important individual who helps instruct with the dances and entertains the dancers with some good crack!. We also perform contemporary and roots acoustic songs upon request while the audience takes a well earned breather from the dancing!
Depending on your requirements Chitterybite provide three or four piece lineups for ceilidh dancing and also for drinks receptions, parties and dinner events where ambient backing music is required.
Our clients include: BBC Children in Need, Athens St Andrews Society, The Glenmorangie Company, The British Interplanetary Society, Scottish Enterprise, Depra the Food Standards Agency.
The Chitterz have played in a variety of venues up and down the land including Glasgow Radisson Blu, Glasgow Science Centre, Glasgow University, Edinburgh Castle, the Athens Intercontinental, One Devonshire Gardens, Turnberry, Loch Lomond Golf Club.
Gay Gordons, Strip the Willow, Eightsome Reel, Canadian Barn Dance, Dashing White Sargeant, Scottishe, Virginia Reel, Waltz set, Cumberland Reel, Haymakers Jig, Circassion Circle, Swedish Masquerade
TRAD SONGS Wild Mountain Thyme, MacPhersons Rant, Sunshine Song Barnyards o' Delgaty, Coulters Candy, Johnny Ladd, Leezy Lindsay Star of the County Down, Old Armchair, Bank and Braes, Loch Lomond The Big Rock Candy Mountain, Jambalayee, Jelly Piece Song Our Glens , Wild Rover, Whiskey in the Jar, Auld Lang Syne
CONTEMPORARY SONGS Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison, 500 miles - Proclaimers, Stuck in the Middle - Stealers Wheel, Bad Moon Rising - Credence Clearwater Revival, Proud Mary - Credence Clearwater Revival, Speed of the Sound of Loneliness - Nancy Griffiths, Wagon Wheel - Old Crow Medicine Show, The Joker - Steve Miller Band, Slip Slidin Away - Paul Simon, Maggie May - Rod Stewart, Misery to Happiness - The Proclaimers, Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard, Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohen, So Lonely - The Police, Caledonia - Dougie MacLean, Come up and see me - Steve Harley, Moondance - Van Morrison, King of the Road - Roger Miller, Galway Girl - Steve Earle, Like a Hurricane - Neil Young, Fisherman's Blues - Waterboys, Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash, The Gambler - Kenny Rogers, Already Gone, Lying Eyes - Eagles, Sold, the Grundy County Auction - John Michael Montgomery and many more!
Here is lovely feedback we have received from previous customers. It goes without saying that any private party or wedding is a personal event for those involved and Chitterybite always regard it as a privilege to be asked to provide entertainment. It's always a special event and Chitterybite regard it as the utmost importance to engage with the audience and become part of their day. Genuinely appreciated ...
Edge Awards for Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow University
" I would like to take this opportunity of formally thanking you and the other band members for playing at last friday's Scottish Enterprise EDGE awards ceremony. With 300 people attending, including 144 students from Hong Kong, Warsaw, New York, Vancouver, Ontario, the three Glasgow Universities and pupils from five local authorities in the west of the country, it was genuinely appreciated by all who took part in the ceilidh celebrations.
I hope we get the opportunity to work with you again in the future in some of the other events we are organising. Best wishes ".
Martin Lock MD - Think Different Events
"A great hit ... !"
Athens, St Andrews Dinner Dance, Intercontinental Hotel, Athens
" You were a great hit with everyone. People loved you and you could tell from the dance floor that everyone was happy. It was good that you mixed Scottish with other dance music. You were always willing to oblige our every wish and it showed because people were still around at 4.30 and had to be thrown out of the ballroom!!!!!!!! "
Ethel Martis - Chieftan St.Andrew's Society Athens
"Massive thank you ..."
Kirsty & Dan Molyneux's wedding, Duns Castle, Scottish Borders
"Dear Neil and Chitterybite, Dan and I wanted to say a massive thank you for providing such a fantastic Ceilidh for our (rather rhythmically challenged!) family and friends at our wedding last month! The pictures and videos we have are priceless to say the least! I asked guests as they were leaving breakfast the next morning what their favourite part of the day was and most said "the Ceilidh"! Thank you also for providing such a great variety of music throughout the evening - from contemporary dance, which was spot on, to some wonderfully performed and relaxing instrumental pieces during the buffet. Dan and I were especially happy with your version of our first dance song, we thought it was done so beautifully and a few guests, who didn't know it, asked me afterwards if I could write down the name for them as they thought it was so lovely. So thank you so much, we really couldn't have asked for a more fantastic evening! Kind regards"
Kirsty and Dan Molyneux
"You each deserved a kiss ... !"
Wedding, Isles of Glencoe hotel, Ballachuillish
"Hi Neil, A massive thank you to you and the guys! You made a fantastic contribution to ensuring that Jonathan and Jestein, along with their friends and family, had an amazing weekend. There was much speculation, especially among some friend and family members that a ceilidh wouldn't work, no one would want to dance, etc. etc. instead they along with everyone else were never off the floor and the night was a huge success. In addition the extra set, guys, thank you! Mary xxx P.S. you each deserved a kiss! It was amazing! "
Mary - Groom's mum
"Fabulous Entertainment .. !"
BBC Children in Need Fundraising Dinner Dance, Moathouse Hotel, Glasgow
"Dear Neil, Thanks very much for your support on Saturday night and for your fabulous entertainment. The evening went very well and we are well up from last years final total. Best Regards
Maureen Santosh - Transmission Co-Ordinator BBC Scotland
"You have a great sound ... !"
Medical reunion dinner dance, The Old Course Hotel, St AndrewsA
"Dear Neil, On behalf of all of us in the Gamma Club I would like to thank you for playing at our 40 year Reunion celebratory dinner dance. You have a great sound and it was great to see so many of our members on the dance floor and really enjoying a good ceilidh dance band. Please pass on our thanks to the other band members"
Best wishes Eleanor MacRitchie
"Such a great ceilidh ... !"
Wedding, Culcreuch castle, Fintry
"Rob and I wanted to get in touch to say thank you to you all for such a great ceilidh at our evening reception. It was exactly as we wanted it to be and felt like a big party with all our family and friends. So many people have been in touch with us to say they had a great time and it was one of the best ceilidh's they had been to at a wedding. I was diagnosed with breast cancer a few weeks before the wedding and started chemotherapy just a few days after the wedding so it was really important to us that it was a happy day and we really felt like it was so thanks very much. Thanks again Sue
Sue Angus - Bride
"Quality & variety of music was great ... !"
Silver wedding anniversary, Friary Hall, Dundee
"Neil, Just a short note to thank you and the other guys for making our Silver Wedding celebrations such a great night. The feedback from everyone have been very positive, the quality and variety of the music was great and certainly made the night go with a swing, quite few have been on your website and one guy wants to know if you have a CD available? We will certainly be back in touch if we are having another Ceilidh. Hope you get some more bookings up this way. Cheers and thanks again"
Charlie & Hazel
"Brilliant & friendly .. !"
Wedding Carlton hotel, Prestwick
"Dear Neil and Band. Thank you for making our evening reception so special. Everyone enjoyed the dancing, saying how brilliant and friendly you were. Even the Carlton staff said they had never had such an enjoyable band at the hotel. I will certainly recommend you for future events. A super end to our wonderful day. Thank you again. God bless you all"
Margaret and Barry
"Chitterybite were one of the highlights!"
Wedding Lochgreen hotel, Troon
"Jenny. I wanted to send you a note of thanks before we left for holiday this morning. The whole weekend has just been fantastic and Chitterybite were one of the highlights. We've had so many comments from friends and family the next day about the band and your contribution. The dance floor was jumping all night and many of our friends and family not from Scotland are now lovers of the ceilidh. Please pass our appreciation over to the rest of the team. Regards"
"Really enthusiastic and friendly!"
Wedding Carmichael Estate, Lanark
"Hiya Neil, Chitterybite played at our wedding in september, and it was a perfect end to a perfect day: the band were great, really enthusiastic and friendly and had no problem filling the dance floor from the very first song. Everybody had a fantastic time, including the band! Please pass on mine and Anthony's thanks to the guys, it really was exactly spot on. Best wishes,"
Megan and Anthony Hagger.
"Can't thank you enough!"
Wedding Strathblane Country House hotel
"This was our guests first experience of a Ceilidh band and everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves it has been the talk of our wedding! .... despite few of us actually being able to grasp the dances! Fantastic band and atmosphere! Can't thank you enough. Many thanks"