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 Mecenary Fiddler Elsa Jean McTaggart
  • Elsa Jean McTaggart The Mercenary Fiddler Poster 2018

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  • The-Mercenary-Fiddler-Album

    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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