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Professional folk and ceilidh musician with a decade of experience performing at events including Glastonbury festival and UK wide tours.
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My bands Mishra The Drystones I specialise in instrumental Irish and folk/world fusion on low whistle, guitar, and percussion. Nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. As well as playing original music with my bands, I can draw on my network of folk musicians to put together a bespoke ceilidh-dance band to liven up your party, playing infectious folk tunes that get you on your feet

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Folk, Ceilidh, Bluegrass, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Folk rock, World music, Indian music
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Burns night, Cruise, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Church service, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Ableton Live, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Theory teaching, Fluent improviser
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Song list

UK Folk/Contemporary:
Parting Glass
Wild Mountain Thyme
Tam Lyn
The Graf Spey
The Humours of Ballyloughlin
Elizabeth Kelly’s
Black Pats
Banish Misfortune
Whistling Banshee
The Kesh
Rathlin Island
General Taylor
South Australia
Drummond Castle
Road to Errogie
London Lasses
The glass of beer
Tatterjack Walsh
Lark in the Morning
Drowsy Maggie
High Reel
Ramnee Ceilidh
Pressed For Time
Tell me Ma
Wild Rover
American Traditional/Bluegrass:
Angeline the Baker
I’ll Fly Away
Blackest Crow
Salt Creek
Old Joe Clark
John Brown’s Dream
Washington’s March
Arkansas Traveller
Whiskey Before Breakfast
Single Girl
Shady Grove
Ain’t No Grave
Bury Me Beneath the Willow
Train on the Island
Don't stop believing
Galway Girl
Fairytale of New York
Prelude in G major from Bach's Cello Suite
Pachelbel's Canon
Jesu joy of man's desiring
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From Encore customers:

Swati K
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant. He was fabulous, won hearts of many with his amazing performance.

From other customers:

Mike M
4 years ago

Absolutely Superb

Tim M
4 years ago

More servings please!