Ceilidh band

Bowstring

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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.
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Ceilidh band
Faversham
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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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)

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

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Teresa D, 4 months ago

Good communication prior to the event via Encore and then directly with Martin from the band. The music was just right (violin, guitar/caller) - skilled musicians - and clear and funny calling instructions to cater to the extremely varied levels of coordination amongst the party guests! All in all Bowstring helped create a great evening of all age fun to mark my birthday. Would highly recommend.

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Sarah C, 7 months ago

Bowstring were great, unfortunately they were late arriving due to traffic, nothing they could have done about that. The music was lovely and I’d use them again and highly recommend them to others. Sure they would adapt to any situation and parties needs.

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Amy B, 9 months ago

Bowstring did a fantastic job for my parents golden wedding party. It was a party with guests from 3-96 years old and they communicated well, were punctual, listened to what we wanted. Everyone really enjoyed it and the music was excellent quality. It was perfect and helped make a night that will be a highlight for my parents, me and my brothers, and our children, forever.

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Mandy S, 1 year ago

Great Band - we loved them

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Adrian P, 1 year ago

Great night, they got everyone up and dancing, well done and thank you Bowstring

G. B, 3 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

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