The Jacobites are passionate about Scottish music. We play it, we write it, we teach it and we perform it. Together we have 30 years combined experience in the Scottish music industry. We’ve played at festivals, weddings, concerts and events across Scotland, the UK and Europe and we’re the founders of The Edinburgh Street Ceilidh.
Our highlights are – playing at the festival ‘Mestralia’ in Catalonia twice, playing a festival tour of North East France including Paris, composing and performing a WW1 remembrance tune for HRH Princess Anne. Playing at the BBC Hogmanay Live with Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain. Featuring on the BBC’s ‘Bargain Hunt’. Playing at hundreds of venues across the UK from grand concert halls to small town halls. From playing with the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra to playing at weddings across the country. From teaching and inspiring the next generation of Scottish musicians to founding The Edinburgh Street Ceilidh. From winning national traditional music competitions to playing for Irish dancers. From playing the critically acclaimed Wilfred Owen violin to leading local traditional music sessions. From writing our own sets of music to playing concerts in aid of and in recognition of humanitarian causes.
As you can see, we love Scottish music.
Our name the Jacobites is a nod to our tradition. It was suggested by the violin maker Steve Burnett. Thoren plays Steve’s renowned violin – ‘The Jacobite Fiddle’
We take that tradition and with our own unique style and sets bring it in to the present day.