Joanie & Michael Garvin

Joanie & Michael Garvin

Ceilidh Band

What Makes the Joanie & Michael Garvin Band Special?
  • Ceilidh or Concert Style to Suit your Event
  • Beautiful Lyrical playing of Airs, Ballads and Laments
  • Astonishing Concert Medleys at 'Mach2 with your Hair on Fire'
  • Cracking Reels, Jigs, Strathspeys, Marches, Waltzes and Polkas to Dance to
  • Ceilidh or Scottish Country Dance music
  • Called Dances for Novices or to remind anyone who's forgotten a little
  • Exciting Fiddle and Accordion Sound
  • Faultless Playing Quite as Fine as a certain 'Phil and Ali'
  • Scaleable Upwards to a Six-Piece for Every Size of Venue and Occasion
  • Scottish Traditional, Ceilidh, Celtic, Irish, Cape Breton
Husband and wife team of Joanie and Michael Garvin have been playing music together for years and their immaculate, sinuous and soulful music has danced tens of thousands of feet and stunned delighted concert goers all over Scotland and overseas.

Michael, originally from the Isle of Barra in the outer Hebrides, has been playing the accordion since his school days but is one of those musicians who never stop learning, who never feel they know it all, so now he is regarded by many to be one of the best accordionists in Scotland.

Joanie has been a brilliant fiddler from an very early age, being one of the founding members of the Celtic supergroup Capercaillie before meeting Michael.

Michael and Joanie's music expresses the soul of the wild West Highlands and Coast, playing that's fluid and soulful, as synchronised as birds in flight and matching the mood of their audience whether for listening and dancing but when you hear the tempo goes up you'll be hard pressed to keep your feet still!

Call us today on our telephone  0141 291 5629 or e-mail us at Alternatively you can fill out your information on our contact form located on the Contact page.


'We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful entertainment at our wedding at the Fairmont. We really enjoyed the music and the atmosphere was great - everybody was talking about what a fantastic ceilidh it was. You managed to get everyone up and keep the dancing going, and the atmosphere really added to our special day. In the run up to the wedding you have been so helpful and happy to discuss what we were looking for, which has made the organisation feel so effortless! Thanks once again, and I'll certainly be recommending you to friends looking for a ceilidh band in the future!'
Becky & Stuart Ferguson

'Christine & I wanted to write to you, just to thank you most sincerely for all your help in making Jill & Allan’s wedding so special and memorable last weekend. Many of the guests have commented on the superb ceilidh, not just the size of the dance floor, but the vast number of people up for every dance, is testament to your talent in putting on a great night.'
Wedding - Murthly Castle, Perthshire


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