Busy Year so far for the Lost Shores Ceilidh Band - So far, 2019 has been one of the busiest years yet for 'LSCB', we want to take the time to thank all our clients for having us along to their events! So from us at 'Lost Shores' we would love to say "THANK YOU!", we've played some crackers, from birthday parties to the Highlander Fling with Outlander cast and crew in the Glasgow Hilton, all of which we love playing for as much as the next! if it wasn't for you choosing us, we wouldn't be able to experience the thrill of playing live to an audience, still plenty lined up, and now booked for a Glenrothes Hogmanay which we are really looking forward too! We hope to see you at a gig soon!
also ... Why not have a look around our fresh looking website while you are here, hope you like it and enjoy, See you soon folks!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Happy new year from all of us at Lost Shores Ceilidh Band, 2018 was full of lots and dancing and tunes, lets see how it will be in 2019, shaping up to be yet a very successful year, thank you once again for all the support in 2018, hope to see you along to one of our gigs in the near future during 2019!
bliadhna Mhath Ùr
TWIXMAS 2018 - Again, this year the band were invited back to play Twixmas in Kirkcaldy town square. The band had very good feedback last year and this year, Kirkcaldy YMCA decided to host another (and bigger) family ceilidh! The audience seemed to enjoy it as much as we did, always a blast to play in the heart of Kirkcaldy. T'was a pleasure once again! Cheers folks!
We hope and wish you all had a very good Christmas!
THEY SHOOT AND THEY SCORE!! ⚽
On the 30th November we had a shoot at playing the Sick Kids fundraising ceilidh Hospital in the famous Heart of Midlothian stadium (TYNECASTLE)! It was such an honour to play in this iconic venue, certainly was an experience. We must mention also that the audience was one of the best we have ever had, always willing to get up and have a shoogle and all but all had a laugh with us and everyone else, was a pleasure to be around, well done the dancers! This is one special gig that we will not forget for a while, total raised is still yet to be confirmed but we know that it was well over £1000, brilliant cause and brilliant people!!
Wow... What a Show - 15th September 2018
We were honoured to play at this years Outlander Highlander Fling at the Rothes Halls featuring the cast and crew from the highly viewed television program. We loved the atmosphere from the crowd, it was a thrilling night for all. (including us)
Busy Summer for Lost Shores
Well summer 2018 has almost departed, with Autumn on it's way, but another busy few months have passed for us, with a few new experiences for us, some good, some not so good.
Our debut in the Adam Smith Theatre was very exciting, we had taken over the Beveridge Suite, complete with full stage etc. The venue looked ideal, and despite slow ticket sales, we managed to bring a reasonable sized ceilidh audience, with roughly 40-50 people, many of whom enjoyed having a dance with us, others who preferred to sit and enjoy the music.
It was a good experience for us, enhanced by having some dancers along from Kirkcaldy's Danielle Law School of Dance, who entertained with some routines during our short interval. We are looking forward to working with Danielle and her stars in the near future again.
The summer months saw us playing several small outdoor events, which gave rise to us deciding for the first time to do some "pop up ceilidhs" (otherwise known as busking!). We have been out and about at the likes of Falkland Palace, and various places in St Andrews, where we have been warmly received by both locals and tourists.
We plan to continue this as it is so much fun getting out and about, meeting folks and trying to entertain passers-by. It is great to see people stopping to have a listen, or a dance, and kids in particular seem to be drawn to our playing. Also, so far no-one has asked us to move on, or told us to shut up, so surely we must be doing something right!
We wrapped up our run of summer gigs by performing for the first time in a fanastic St Andrews venue - Forgan's Restaurant. Forgan's operate restaurants in St Andrews and Broughty Ferry near Dundee, and host late night ceilidhs, with a number of top ceilidh bands having played there.
We were thrilled to be offered the chance to host one of their famous St Andrews ceilidh nights, and with an energetic audience made up of locals and tourists, we made it a night to remember! Strangely there was also a camera crew in attendance recording a pilot episode of an upcoming series, so watch this space, we might just make an unexpected TV debut too!
In other news, we have been offered the opportunity by several local recording studios to come along and record some of our sets, and we may look into this very soon. We have also looked into the possibility of producing a promo video although this is likely to be further in the distance.
2018 concludes with several private and local charity events, which we are looking forward to, as well as 2 very prestigious events, which sadly we are sworn to secrecy on just now...but watch this space, and hopefully we will fill in the blanks very soon!
Finally, we must mention Runrig.
For Fin and Kyle, Runrig have been ever-present since they were small children, and they have attended several Runrig concerts over the years, including the iconic Beat The Drum concert at Drumnadrochit, near Inverness, back in 2007. Runrig of course bowed out the other week with their "Last Dance" event in Stirling. A magical night was spent watching them play above and beyond even their best. A very emotional evening watching and listening to them play together for the last time, but at the same time, they totally deserve it after being around for 45 years!
All the best for the future lads, it's been a blast!!!
Twixmas was a massive Success, Happy New Year to all!!
That's 2017 all done and dusted for us ... See you again in 2018
We signed off our first year of gigging with a blast, performing our full ceilidh set at the Kirkcaldy Twixmas Family Ceilidh on Friday night in the marquee on the Town Square. Thanks so much to Kirkcaldy YMCA for providing us with this opportunity, we had a great time and it was wonderful to see so many people having such fun on the dancefloor, smiles all round.
Thanks must also go to Alan and his team for their excellent work with the sound and lighting, it made such a difference to have someone looking after the tech side for us.
Also making a difference to our sound was Kyle's new Tama drum kit, and Fin's new Yamaha guitar, both sounding a whole lot more professional than their previous "hobby" instruments. We hope to be putting these to very good use from now on!!!
Pics of the new gear to follow...
We are gearing up for 2018 now, and are hoping to have some news to announce regarding upcoming gigs in the very near future, with several festivals and events showing an interest in having us along for some tunes and ceilidh craic.
We would like to wish everyone who knows us a very Happy New Year, and all the best for 2018!
15th November 2017 - Falkland
Falkland Times Confirmed
Just a wee update to confirm the times of our Falkland and Kirkcaldy events
Falkland Winter Festival - 26th November - on stage 17:30-19:30 (immediately following Christmas lights switching on)
Kirkcaldy YMCA Family Ceilidh - 29th December - on stage 18:30-21:30 (provisional)
More dates to announce in the near future...watch this space!
November has kicked off in a big way for us. We are thrilled to have been announced as the ceilidh band responsible for providing the music for Kirkcaldy's "Twixmas" family ceilidh on the 29th December. The event is part of Kirkcaldy's Hogmanay celebrations and will hopefully see us performing to our biggest audience yet.
Thanks to Liz Easton from Kirkcaldy YMCA for providing us with the fantastic opportunity for us to perform at this event. We are looking forward to having a blast, hopefully we will have a sizeable audience and can get the dancing going. You can't beat a good ceilidh in full flight.
We are also going to be performing a 2 hour outdoor ceilidh set at the Falkland Winter Festival on November 26th, in the car park at the Falkland Community Hall.
Look forward to seeing you there!
History of the 'Lost Shores Ceilidh Band'
A (very) Brief History of LSCB
So the brand new website is coming along nicely, and our Twitter feed is picking up some lovely new followers, so as we are fairly new to the music scene, I thought I would start our brand new blog by letting you know a little of our history.
2017 has been a busy first year of playing, with performances for many local organisations, including Sea Cadets, Tullis Russell Mills Brass Band, Buckhaven & Methil Rotary Club, and Youth First amongst others.
We were also honoured to be asked by The Coaltown Daisies to perform a full ceilidh set for the Levenmouth Twinning Association event celebrating the town twinning of Leven, and Bruges in France.
We played to a large, excitable crowd of French and Scottish guests, including Provost and poet Jim Leishman, who had great fun throwing themselves into learning the Scottish dances.
We have also entertained at several festivals over the summer, including the annual Anstruther Harbour Festival, Kennoway Gala Day, and we were delighted to be offered the closing slot at the Coaltown Daisies' own Summer Berries & Beer Festival in Buckhaven.
So a busy first summer, with many friends made, and Fin & Michael even managed to get through their Higher exams, with HUGELY successful results, well done boys!
We will try and keep you regularly updated with our antics over the next wee while, and we have one or two events in the pipeline, details to hopefully follow as soon as we can confirm them.
Thanks for reading.
Lost Shores to debut at Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy in May
In conjunction with ONFife, we are absolutely delighted to announce our first ever standalone theatre performance. We will be performing our full ceilidh in the Beveridge Studio in Kirkcaldy's famous Adam Smith Theatre on the 19th May.
We are looking forward to making our first, (and hopefully not our last!) appearance for ONFife and are very grateful to them for providing us the opportunity.
2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the band, with several interesting propositions on the horizon, hopefully some more details to come soon.
So far this year we have been performing for local organisations. Our friends at Tullis Russell Mills Brass Band had us along to help them raise funds for some of their young players to make the trip to play with NYBBS (National Youth Brass Band Scotland) at their summer school, a very worthwhile cause, which we fully support.
We were also invited along to our local Sea Cadets' hall - TS Ajax in Methil, to perform a set for them at their Burns Supper. The band were very well received and a good night was had by the Sea Cadets, who were also joined by their Air Cadets colleagues. This was our second Burns Supper with the Sea Cadets, and we look forward to playing for them again in the future.
Other highlights include our first wedding fair! We had a fun (but cold!) afternoon playing for the Falkland Wedding Fair, a quirky wee spot outside their popup tearoom, where we managed to have Kyle play cajon rather than full kit for a quieter acoustic performance, which went down very well with the guests. A video of one of our sets is now available in our music section.
We also spent a dreich afternoon visiting East Wemyss, having a little photography session. Was quite a laugh wandering around the caves and beach playing music as we went. Some strange looks from the locals but most importantly - no complaints!!!
Hopefully have some news regarding further events very soon, meanwhile thanks to all who have come out to see us play, it really is appreciated, and means so much.
Lost Shores Ceilidh Team