A performance group bringing a mixture of ancient Scottish folklore (with our character of dark Fae – the Unseelie), awesome drum beats, and enchanting fire performance.

Photo: Scott A. Winchester for Beltane Fire Society.
Photo: Bleu Hope.

” If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can be lured into the woods by the sound of fae drums.”

Unsaeli are here to steal your hearts and seduce your feet, with rhythms that wrap themselves around you, fill your world with sound, and make you move till you drop. Music that tells the story of warrior queens and performing cats, costumes that baffle as much as delight, an enticing swirl of precision and chaos.

We have performed at several festivals and venues around Scotland and England, and hope to do much more of that in 2020. Our sound takes inspiration from tribal, metal, samba, drum & bass, and anything else that carries a good dance-able rhythm. Where we can, we spin fire staff and poi to add some magic to our tunes, and can do this with LED instead when performing indoors.

We offer a full band of musicians and are sure to make an audience move. Our performances are usually in fae-like costume and we do enjoy some bodypaint to bring the character into it. We have performed at several festivals (Beltane fire festival, Jazz and Blues carnival, Lindisfarne Festival) and create amazing energy that makes people dance.

We don’t require any sound tech for indoor performance (other than ear plugs) and really enjoy noising up a venue. We’d be ideal as a support act to ensure a quick switch to main act and get the audience energy levels up beforehand.

We love to enhance celebrations as well, and can be an alternative kind of wedding band. Our sets can be up to an hour long and really represent joy and excitement.

In short, we are a performance crew of drummers with a lot of skill and awesome tunes. We are hoping to perform more and spread the magic of Unsaeli with our drums, fire and folklore. Get in touch!

Get in Touch

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Or call our name (if you can pronounce it) in the forest at midnight- and some faeries with drums might appear!