Catrin O'Neill

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About Catrin O'Neill

Welsh, Celtic and original folk to lift the heart. Toured extensively in the U.K. and Europe. A beautiful voice with plenty of humour!
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Catrin O’Neill grew up by the sea in Aberdyfi, Southern Snowdonia, surrounded by a wealth of traditional Welsh music and culture. Her Grandmother or Nain, was one of the first to introduce her to the magic of traditional folk songs, often sung in the kitchen beside the warm Aga with a cup of tea in hand. It is her humour and ability to tell a story, transporting the audience to places past and present, that really set her aside from other folk singers. She often plays solo but also as a duo or as part of a three piece incorporating harp, fiddle, bouzouki and whistle. Catrin is also the lead singer of Allan yn y Fan, one of Wales best known traditional folk bands and is a member of the 10 mewn Bws collective. She has toured extensively in the U.K. Ireland and Europe and performs in Welsh and English. If your wedding or event has a theme or colour scheme please do let us know as Catrin will be happy to tailor her outfit to fit your requirements, she is also happy to learn requests for your event provided there is enough notice.

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Catrin O'Neill's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Harriet E
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Catrin was amazing so lovely and listened to everything I asked her to do. She was so kind and professional couldn't recommend her enough. Beautiful singing voice!

Reply from Catrin O'Neill
1 year ago

Harriet, thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was so much fun to meet and play for your lovely family and friends. Wishing you and your husband many, many years if joy together.

From other customers:

Dave C
2 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Dovey Inn
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5 out of 5

Hi, We were recently lucky enough to be able to book Catrin to host an open Mic night for us. She had previously hosted evenings at the pub next door and I'd only heard great things. The night was a massive success, as well as organising the performers she performed herself which went down a storm. The customers love her and have talked about it ever since. She arranged performers to come along as well as encouraging other to have a go, which they did. We have another booked in and hopefully many more in the future. A very well organised, fun, eclectic and memorable evening Thank you. Kind regards Dave Dovey Inn.

Dieter B
4 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Sea View Terrace
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5 out of 5

To whom it may concern: I have had the pleasure of booking Catrin O'Neill regularly to perform in my establishment for the past 14 years. She always draws a crowd and continues to be extremely popular with my customers. She performs a wide selection of songs in Welsh and English, some of her upbeat numbers will get the whole pub up and singing together, other more beautiful songs will cause the room to hush whilst people stop to listen. She is always professional, reliable, easy to work with and a pleasure to listen to. Yours sincerely Mr Dieter Botchett The Britannia Inn Aberdyfi Gwynedd Ll350ef

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Catrin O'Neill's Song list

Ar lan y Mor
Dacw ngharaiad
Plwyf Penderyn
Can y Melinydd
Lisa Lan
Dic Penderyn
Calon lan
Bugail Aberdyfi
Dafydd y Gareg wen
Ffarwell i Langyfelach lon
Y gaseg felen
Hwb i'r galon
Tra bo dau
Ar hyd y nos
Hwyangerdd Mair
Os ymadael
Gyrru'r ychen
Suo gan
Hwb I'r Galon
Yn Mhontypridd mae'n nghariad
The Wild rover
The tunnel tigers
The Salt
Brian O'Lyn
Jonny Jump up
The well below
There you are
Whiskey in the Jar
I'll tell me ma
Star of the County Down
Spancil Hill
Step it out Mary
My Lagan love
I am stretched on your grave
The fields of Athenry
Irish rover
Dirty old town
She moved through the fair
Danny boy
Leaving of Liverpool
Matty Groves
Crazy man Michael
South Austrailia
La Balle
Thorn tree
Tyddyn y Gwin

Catrin O'Neill's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£275
Up to 3 hours£300
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

We're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £20 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
Folk, Welsh folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Originals, World music, Acoustic
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Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Instrumental teaching, Accompanist
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