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Trophy d’Ecosse Ceilidh Goes Virtual!

We have DJ’d the Trophy d’Ecosse Ceilidh for the last 7 years and when the organisers asked us to help this year, we were determined to make it 8 in a row!

 
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Trophy d’Ecosse Virtual Ceilidh

We have DJ’d the Trophy d’Ecosse Ceilidh for the last 7 years and when the organisers asked us to help this year, we were determined to make it 8 in a row!

Obviously the event couldn’t go ahead at Easterbrook Hall as normal, so the whole event was moved online. We were so excited to be able to provide the ceilidh and disco for this fantastic event, even if it was a little different to what we are used to!

The Real Life Event

Trophy d’Ecosse is the UK’s largest synchronised skating competition and takes place in Dumfries every February. It attracts hundreds of skaters from across the world and one of the highlights is always the party at the end of the competition. We have had the pleasure of being involved since 2014 and it is something we look forward to every year.

Being a Scottish competition, ceilidh dancing is essential at the party. The skaters absolutely love it! It’s always great to see guests from all over the world getting involved in our Scottish traditions. Between the ceilidh dancing, disco music and flash mobs, the dance floor is packed all night!

The Move to Virtual

When the organisers came to us with the awesome idea to move to a virtual ceilidh, we couldn’t wait to get involved! After discussing the format of the event, we sorted out all the technical side of things so we could DJ directly to Zoom. The next challenge was how to teach the ceilidh dances over Zoom.

We put together a selection of Dance Cards that were sent out in advance of the event. These included the instructions of each dance, as well as links to the video and music. These Dance Cards, together with videos and calling on the night, ensured everyone could get involved in the dancing.

Party Time

The night itself was fantastic! We had a round 100 people on the Zoom call and everyone was so keen to party. We had people dancing in their livings rooms, kitchens and even their garages! Some people even went to the effort of getting their own disco lights.

We were delighted to receive this great feedback from the organisers:

Ross arranged a virtual ceilidh for the Trophy d’Ecosse synchronized skating competition. The event couldn’t go ahead this year but we wanted our post competition party to still happen. Ross arranged dance cards in advance so everyone could learn the dances and he led proceedings over Zoom on the night. The best Saturday night we have all had in lockdown!

Anne-Marie Coxon

If you are planning a virtual event, get in touch and find out how we can help!

 
 

What Customers Said...

 

Hi Ross, Thanks for your message and thank you so much for being part of our big day! You did a fantastic job. Thank you for being so flexible with the schedule and for making our evening such an enjoyable one. I have a feeling that the Canadian side, in particular, will be talking about the ceilidh for a long time. I've had a quick look through the photos and they look great. I will most definitely be recommending your services to anyone who's looking for entertainment. Thanks again and all the best.

Fraser & Nikki Kirk

Ross was our DJ and ceilidh caller for our wedding on 29th June. His requests system worked extremely well and he did a good job getting people up to dance. His set up and lighting added to our decor and Ross himself has been a pleasure to work with on the run up to our big day. Thanks again, Ross!

Ashton & Bobby Osborne

We asked Ross to be a piper through the day and DJ at night for our big day on 13th of July. He went above and beyond all of our expectations and made life so easy for us. He couldn’t do enough for us to make sure our day was perfect, even when it came to last minute changes and decisions he was able to help us out. His online system for choosing songs was so easy to use and made sure all the songs we wanted to be played were so. Can’t thank him enough for everything he did and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for this service at an event!

David & Rowan Thomson

Ross was our piper and DJ and he was amazing all we have heard is how good the DJ was and I totally agree was highly recommend him to anyone!!

Kirsty & Gus Murray

THE BEST!! Ross was the DJ for our wedding and was so amazing, we could not have asked/wished for any better!! He also provided uplighting which was beautiful! Such a great selection of songs played to get everyone up which is exactly what we were looking for, the dance floor was busy all night and bouncing! Definitely made our wedding a memorable and amazing night! Captured great photos of night once the photographer had left. So easy to communicate with as I planned a special father/daughter dance to a song written/sung by my dad which I sent to Ross and he played for us. Would definitely recommend absolutely amazing!!!

Bruce & Joanna Hunt
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