Traditional Irish folk group

Inis Éire

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About Inis Éire

Traditional Irish folk group
Bedford
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Versatile trio of Irish musicians providing high quality classical, folk, pop and trad performances to suit any ceremony or party!

Inis Éire is a Bedford-based Irish band of three classically trained multi-instrumentalists, blending Irish traditional, acoustic and pop to create their own unique sound. They are formed of Bedford-born sisters Sally and Eve McGrath, whose father is from Belfast, and Dubliner John Henry. Sally and Eve have been playing and singing Irish music together (Eve on fiddle, Sally on whistle, both on vocals) since they were children, and were thrilled to join in with larger groups when they started joining Sally's colleague John (guitar, low whistle, percussion, and vocals) at trad Irish sessions at the Three Cups in Bedford, followed by pub, club, village fete and wedding gigs in and around the area as a trio. They love to see people enjoying their music, singing along and even breaking out those Irish dancing moves! Sally and Eve are also prolific classical singers with extensive experience singing in choral groups, operas, recitals and wedding ceremonies across the country and beyond. Inis Éire would love to create a tailored musical package for any special occasion.

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
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Folk, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk, Pop, Acoustic, Covers
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

For the ceremony (scroll down for the party):
1000 Years - Christina Perri
Amazing Grace - Newton
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria - Schubert
Belle Nuit - Offenbach
Bridge over troubled water - Simon & Garfunkel
Danny Boy - Trad
Flower Duet - Delibes
Grace - Trad
I would that my love - Mendelssohn
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring - Bach
Moon River - Mancini
My Love’s an Arbutus - Trad
My luve is like a red red rose - Robert Burns
Per la Gloria d’adorarvi - Bononcini
Runaway - The Corrs
Scarborough Fair - Trad
She mov’d through the fair - Trad
Somewhere out there (American Tail) - James Horner
The Sunflower (Believe me if all) - Trad
Where’er you walk - Handel
The Wild Swans at Coole - Paul Edwards
For the party:
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
7 Drunken Nights - The Dubliners
A Pair of Brown Eyes - The Pogues
All for me grog - Trad
Auld Lang Syne - Robert Burns
Black Velvet Band - The Dubliners
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
C’est la vie - B*witched
Country Roads - John Denver
Drunken Sailor - Trad
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
Father Ted (My Lovely Horse) Medley - The Divine Comedy
Fields of Athenry - Trad
Finnegan’s Wake - The Dubliners
Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran
The Galway Girl - Steve Earl
I’ll tell me ma - Trad
Leaving of Liverpool - Trad
Linger - The Cranberries
Molly Malone - Trad
My Johnny was a shoemaker - Trad
The Parting Glass - Trad
The Rattlin’ Bog - Trad
Somethin’ Stupid - Sinatra
So Young - The Corrs
Symphony - Clean Bandit
Wake me up - Avici
Whiskey in the jar - Thin Lizzy
Wild Rover - Trad
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?

We strive to make sure the line-up you see is what you get on the night. We do have pre-audititioned 'dep' musicians available in case a band member falls ill or is unavailable. As a professional band our reputation means everything so you can be confident that all of our players are of a very high level.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is as follows: 3 vocals (SAT), guitar, fiddle, tin whistle, percussion. We can also offer 2 classical vocalists (SA) plus backing track or pianist for ceremonies. We’re very versatile - get in touch to personalise!

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 during our breaks. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA before or after our performance, we provide this for an additional fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 hour 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 songs you play from the set list?

Yes! We can discuss this in advance and tailor the set list to you (or you can go with our tried and tested formula and on-the-night instincts!)

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes! We will learn up to 3 new songs for you for free! :-)

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The interactivity and high spirits - you cannot keep your feet still when we are playing!! They also love the mixture of genres from Irish trad to American pop - and moods from sweet to raucous!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

In our first year as a band we have been booked for over 30 gigs at various pubs, clubs, village fetes, hotels, churches, festivals, and wedding venues including Woodland Manor. As classical singers we have performed in churches, operas, the ent shed, Bedford Corn Exchange and countless other national and international venues.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Pogues The Cranberries Steeleye Span The Dubliners U2 Van Morrison The Corrs

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

New Years Eve 2019 at the Harvester

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£450
Available services
Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
Free

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Jon N, 3 days ago

Inis Éire are a great band. John and Eve judged the setting and audience just right, if testimony were needed it was that both my 13 year old son and 91 year old aunt were dancing! They helped make my daughter's 21st birthday truly memorable. Thanks!

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Michelle K, 1 month ago

Thank you to Inis Eire band for a fantastic afternoon/evening of music for my mum's 80th birthday party. She had a great time and i'm soo glad we went ahead with the plans to hold it in the garden, it made it extra special. Great music and very adaptable group of very talented musicians and singers.

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Gail M, 5 months ago

Listened to the fabulous Inis Éire at Putteridge Bury Wedding Fair. Great range of vocals and style of music; from The Proclaimers to John Denver! Treat for our senses and have to admit a little toe tapping; while we were exhibiting at a stand near by! Corporate or Weddings, this Irish band is versatile and will have guests joining in and dancing! :-)

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