The Mercenary Fiddler Duo/Band

Eclectic Folk Scottish/Irish/Country/Popular/50’s-date/Original & Ceilidhs.


The Mercenary Fiddler Dou Band

This is an accomplished and well balanced duo who have two life-times of experience under their belts, having worked as a duo for 7 years ….they know what they are doing and can tailor cut their set for any occasion.

Having performed in pubs/clubs, weddings, ceilidhs and general corporate work in Scotland for 20 years, then as a full-time party/ karaoke host and Entertainments manager in hotels in tourist resorts in Spain. Gary sings and is an accomplished piano/keyboard and Piano Accordion player.

Elsa (the mercenary fiddler) began her musical career in Ireland, has an MA in Irish traditional music and has spent 15 years as a full-time musician working in Irish pub venues, performing solo, in duos and full band events. Elsa has toured with the likes of Finbar Furey, and now has completed 2 successful international tours of her own. Elsa composes, sings and plays guitar, fiddle, penny whistle and button box.The Duo began working together in a chain of hotels..but the last 5 years have been spent working full-time in Irish music bars and international venues and festivals, summers have been spent travelling with Elsa’s original music.

Their repertoire ranges from popular music, 50/60’s to up-to date, Scottish, Irish, Country, Rockn’Roll and Scottish Ceilidh music.

They have a full length repertoire of Scottish or Irish themed nights, or a 1hr high energy Show. If you want to dance, laugh, clap and be entertained by a top class act this is the duo for you!





The Mercenary Fiddler Album -16 tracks (Recorded Live)

  • 1 Fiddle in The Tax Office
  • 2 Coming Home
  • 3 The Hills of Donegal
  • 4 Fairytale
  • 5 Hallelujah
  • 6 Orange Blossem Set
  • 7 Fairytale of New York
  • 8 The Lonesome Boatman
  • 9 This is the Life
  • 10 What’s Up
  • 11 Scottish Reels
  • 12 Mercy
  • 13 Wonderful World
  • 14 Toss the Feathers
  • 15 The Devil went down to Georgia
  • 16 Lord of the Dance

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