Terms & Conditions
At the time of booking you will be be asked to agree to the following terms and conditions of service:
Band Line Up:
You are booking Sporran Again as a 5 piece ceilidh band including a line up of fiddle, flute, electric guitar, bass and drums. During the ceilidh, instruction for each dance will be offered by our dance caller.
Your booking is exclusive – we will not send out another band on the same night under the name Sporran Again. **Individual musicians may vary depending on availability.
Standard Booking Period:
Your booking period will last for up 4 hours from the scheduled start of your event unless otherwise indicated at the time of booking. The musicians will take one 30 minute break at an appropriate halfway point during the booking period. During the break suitable background music will be provided via iPod or laptop. **You are welcome to provide your own background music for the break if you prefer.
Ceilidh + Disco Options:
There is no extra charge if you wish to include a disco portion to the evening using the Plug & Play (Option 1) service provided this falls within your 4 hour booking period. Our popular +Plus Disco (Option 2) fully managed and tailored disco service is available for £50.00 if taken out at the time of booking. An admin fee may apply when adding the +Plus Disco option after the initial booking process is completed. Additional charges will apply if you wish your disco to run beyond the 4 hour booking period. See extended hours PA & lighting hire below for more details.
PA & Lighting:
You will have use of our PA and lighting equipment for up to 4 hours from the scheduled start of your event. Hire of our PA and lighting equipment beyond the 4 hour booking period i.e. for an extended disco, is available at an additional rate of £75.00 per each hour or part hour which begins before midnight, and £100.00 per each hour or part hour beginning on or after midnight.
Schedule of Events:
Confirmation of playing times is not necessary at the time of booking unless you are planning to start the booking period before 7pm or finish later than 12.00am. Please inform us of your desired start time as soon as details become available, and no less than 2 weeks prior to the date of your event.
The band will arrive on time, 1 hour prior to the agreed start, and will require at least 45 minutes to load in, set up, and sound check. In the event that the band’s access to the venue is delayed (e.g. because a wedding meal has run on longer than expected) we will do our best to set up in as little time as possible, however, it will not be possible to play on past the agreed finish time. Please take this into consideration when scheduling your first dance. In most cases your venue should be able to advise you of typical room turnaround times and ideal length of comfort break following your evening meal. Please feel free to get in touch with us at any point if you would like any help or advice in planning the evening’s schedule. We’re more than happy to advise on timings for the evening, options for first / last dances, disco etc.
**Whist we will do our best to accommodate the individual circumstances of your event, it is not usually possible for the band to set up more than one hour before the scheduled start. If needed, an “early set up” can usually be arranged but would will incur an additional fee depending on exact requirements.
Notes of Interest:
If you are interested in booking Sporran Again you can ask us to put a note of interest against your date. If anyone else enquires about the same date in the meantime we will contact you to give you first refusal before releasing it for booking. We are happy to hold notes of interest for up to 2 weeks, or longer, if you have arranged to come to see us live and a suitable date/location is not immediately available.
Booking & Payment Schedule:
Once you indicate that you would like go ahead with your booking, a non-refundable 10% booking fee, deductable from the total agreed fee, must be paid to secure your date. This is payable within 14 days of receipt of invoice. Unless otherwise stated, all expenses and travel are included in the total agreed fee.
The 10% booking fee will be issued via an invoice, which will include details on how to pay by cheque or bank transfer as well as a summary of the booking details known to date. Please note we do not accept cash payments.
All invoices will be issued via email unless otherwise requested by you.
Payment of the booking fee confirms your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions.
Once we receive your booking fee, we will issue a new invoice reflecting the balancing payment due. This balancing payment may be paid any time up to 2 weeks prior to your wedding date, at your convenience.
Delayed or late payments will incur a fee of £10 per day.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to discuss any aspect of the evening.
In all cases of cancellation the 10% booking fee is non-refundable.
Notice of cancellation 12 weeks or more from the event – no cancellation charge.
Notice of cancellation less than 12 weeks from the event – a 60% cancellation fee will be payable on invoice within 14 days.
Notice of cancellation 28 days or less from the event – full payment on original invoice will be required no later than 2 weeks before the original date of the event.
**In the event that a replacement booking is secured following a cancellation, Sporran Again promises to refund your cancellation fee.