Ceilidh band

Bowstring

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About Bowstring

Ceilidh band
Faversham
Public liability insurance of £10 million
We are a 3 or 4-piece barn dance/ceilidh band with an ever expanding and evolving repertoire. We are always happy to play requests.

We are a 4-piece barn dance/ceilidh band with an ever expanding and evolving repertoire. We are always happy to play requests and, if we don't already know it, we'll learn it given a little notice. We can play for dancing and/or a concert mixing tunes with songs. For St Patrick's Day, needless to say, we will present a full programme of well-known songs from the Irish canon including Wild Rover, Whiskey In The Jar, Dirty Old Town etc. I hope to hear from you soon.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Song list

CEILIDH SET LIST 2018
1 a CIRCASSIAN CIRCLE EAVESDROPPER (G)/WHEN SICK IS IT TEA YOU WANT? (D)/ DONNYBROOK FAIR (G)
1 b SNAKES AND LADDERS 3 X 3 X 3
2 a CUMBERLAND REEL} }
2 b Siege Of Ennis } NEWMARKET SET (D/A/AM) 3 X 3 X 3
2 c THE PAWNSHOP }
2 d jack’s alive
3 a HOLMFIRTH SQUARE } CALLIOPE HOUSE (D)/KESH JIG (G)/RAKES OF KILDARE (Am)/THE LEGACY (Em)
3 b 19 ninepins } 3 X 3 X 3 x 3
4 a MY LOVE SHE’S BUT A LASSIE YET } CONNAUGHTMAN’S RAMBLES (D-Bm)/PAY THE RECKONING (G)/
4 b JOLLY ROGER } MY DARLING ASLEEP (D) 3 X 3 X 3
4 C Falling Masonry }
5 a BRIDGE OF ATHLONE }
5 b WAVES OF TORY } COOK IN THE KITCHEN (G)/DUSTY WINDOWSILLS (Am)/
5 c WILLOW TREE } DINGLE REGATTA (G) 3 X 3 X 3
6 CAERPHILLY MARCH BALQUIDHER LASSES (Em)/MARIE’S WEDDING (G)/HIGHLAND LADDIE (G) 3 X 3 X 3
7 TRIP TO THE VILLAGE DIN TARRANTS (Bm)/JOHNNY I DO MISS YOU (D)/MICKY BARRY’S (?) 3 X 3
8 FOULA REEL DA GREENLAND MAN (D-G)/SCHAALDS OF FOULA (G)/christmas day in the morning (d) 3 X 3 X 3
9 MAID OF THE MILL KITCHEN GIRL (A-Am)/FULL RIGGED SHIP (A-Am) 3 X 3
10 LA BASTRINGUE LA BASTRINGUE (G/D/D) 3 x 1
11 WRING OUT THE DISHCLOTH Manche Ouest (A)/ Ouest Bretagne (D) 3 X 3
12 DROPS OF BRANDY HARDIMAN THE FIDDLER (Dmod)/A FIG FOR A KISS (Em)/foxhunters’ (d)/
kid on the mountain (em) 3 X 3 X 3 x 3
13 STOKE GOLDING JIMMY DUFFY’S NO. 1 (G)/JIMMY DUFFY’S NO.2 (G) 3 X 3
14 Six Hand Swing REDWING (G)/JUNE APPLE (A MOD)/WAITING FOR THE FEDERALS (G) 3 X 3 X 3
15 Chancellor’s Farewell CHIEF O’NEILL’S (D)/HOME RULER (D)/FAIRY HORNPIPE (G) 3 X 3 X 3
16 Down The MiddlE spootaskerry (g)/silver spear (d) 3 X 3
sally gardens (g)/brenda stubbards (am)/miss macleod’s (a) 3 x 3 x 3
17 staffordshire knot cooley’s (em)/ sally gardens (g)/castle kelly (am) 3 X 3 X 3
18 cumberland sq 8 jig of slurs (d-G)/athol highlanders (a) 3 x 3
19 waterloo dance scarta glen (g/seamus begley’s (g) 3 x 3
SONGS
CALEDONIA (D)
RIDE ON (Cm)
LET THE MYSTERY BE (F)
GALWAY GIRL (D)
WAGON WHEEL (A)
FIELDS OF ATHENRY (D)
TOGETHER FOREVER (G)
ON SATURDAY NIGHT (G)
WILD ROVER (D)
WHISKEY IN THE JAR (G)
etc. etc. etc.
TUNES
KING OF THE FAIRIES (Em)/FAREWELL TO ERIN (Am)
OUT ON THE OCEAN ((A)/PADDY CLANCY’S (D)
SPOOTASKERRY (G)/HIGH ROAD TO LINTON (A)
HASTE TO THE WEDDING (D)/ SIXPENNY MONEY (D)/MORRISON’S (Em)
ST. ANNE’S (D)/ASH PLANT (Em)/SILVER SPEAR (D)
MOUNTAIN ROAD (D)/COOLEY’S REEL (Em)
AUTUMN SKIES (D)

Prices

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Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£600
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£750

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Mandy S, 8 months ago

Great Band - we loved them

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Jacqui B, 9 months ago

Very good

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Jan T, 2 years ago

They were the best ceilidh band we have ever had - everyone had a great time.

From other customers:

G. B, 2 years ago

Hi Martin Just a quick line to say a huge thank you for a wonderful evenings entertainment last night. Everyone had such a great evening and it was certainly a night to remember with much fun and laughter. Wit thanks Kind regards Georgina

R.J. B, 2 years ago

Event Date 30/09/2017 Location Berkshire Other Venue Emmer Green Primary School Hall Event Type birthday party Event Rating 5/5 Comments The band was absolutely brilliant and made our special celebration such fun. Everyone enjoyed the evening. We would thoroughly recommend them and if we had another ceilidh would book them again. They were on time and very professional in their attitude.