After the success of last year playing to locals and tourists from all over the world and the success of the Greene King competition, Calm Doon is returning to No. 2 Baker Street, Stirling on Thursday 28th June 2018. The band will be starting at 8pm. Hope to see you there!
Calm Doon played two weddings in one weekend last week. We travelled up the A9 all the way to Tomatin in the heart of the highlands to play at a stunning wedding near the dramatic Findhorn Bridge and next up we played another wedding at the majestic Fingask Castle in rural Perthshire. What a weekend!
Local ceilidh rock band Calm Doon have won the regional final of pub giant Greene King’s talent competition, Live at Your Local.
Calm Doon are one of only two Scottish bands to make it to the penultimate stage of the competition. They will now compete against other British pub acts for a chance to play at the O2 in London.
Sean Griffin, lead singer of Calm Doon, said: “It’s such an amazing feeling to have won our regional final. We’re a band with roots across central Scotland, so for people to have voted us into the final 19 acts in Britain is just an amazing feeling.
“To be one of only two Scottish bands at this stage of the competition is mind-blowing. We want to go all the way down to London and show them how we do pub entertainment up in Scotland. To do that, we need people to vote for us.”
Greene King’s Live at Your Local competition searched the country for the very best of local musical talent of all genres to take part in a nationwide pub talent tournament.
Qualifying artists got the chance to perform live at their local participating pub – Stirling’s No. 2 Baker Street for Calm Doon – before heading to first round heats and regional finals. Calm Doon won their regional final at the Twa Tams in Perth, and now have a chance to seal their place in the last seven acts.
Calm Doon are now up against the prime of British pub entertainers, with only the public’s votes giving them a chance at the national final. Voting opens on Saturday 5 August for five days only. Votes can be cast for Calm Doon at greeneking.co.uk.
Media release, 28 July 2017
Calm Doon is pleased to announce that the band has won the Greene King Live at Your Local Regional Final in Perth last night.
The band is now one of the last remaining acts in the UK-wide competition and will need your vote online to help secure its place in the national final being held in the O2 in London.
Voting opens on Saturday 5 August. More detail to follow.
After winning the Greene King Live at Your Local heat at No.2 Baker Street in Stirling in June, Calm Doon will be kicking off its fortnightly residency at the pub on Thursday 13th July 2017. Come along for a cracking night in the heart of Stirling!
Calm Doon will be supporting Sketch on Saturday 17 March 2017 in the Classic Grand in Glasgow. Come along to hear some top notch Celtic and folk rock. Tickets are £8 and are available from band members and from PM Music http://www.pmmusic.co.uk/event/sketch/
Calm Doon has been booked to play at the Cottiers Theatre in the West End of Glasgow on Thursday 10 November 2016 in support of Iain McFarlane, one of Scotland’s most famous fiddlers best known for his role in Blazin Fiddles.
Tickets for this event are available from any band member. Please contact us for further details.
The band was in action again at the weekend playing at the wedding of James and Abigail Bowman at the Eden Leisure Village near Cumbernauld. The ceilidh was held in a large marquee tent in the middle of the glamping grounds of the village under which almost every guest participated energetically in every dance. A great night enjoyed by all!
Calm Doon has been booked to play at the 2016 Edinburgh Hogmanay Snow Ball at the Assembly Rooms. The Snow Ball is the biggest and most prestigious ceilidh event in the Scottish capital celebrating new year.
Get your tickets now at: http://www.edinburghhogmanay.com/
On Saturday night Calm Doon travelled down the M77 to the sleepy Ayrshire town of Alloway, home of Scotland’s most famous son, Robert Burns. We provided entertainment to the Bowbeer family, whose son recently married in the United States, and the family of the bride who made the trip across the pond to celebrate the wedding in Scotland with their new Scottish in-laws.
The venue – the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum – provided a great atmosphere for a feisty ceilidh during which the band also played a mixture of songs from the Deep South including Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show and I am A Man of Constant Sorrow from the George Clooney hit film O Brother, Where Art Thou? to cater for the American contingent. What a night!