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Intricate and heartfelt acoustic folk trio
Acoustic trio
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Lonan are a Yorkshire-based folk trio who perform a mixture of traditional and original material. Bringing together the varied musical backgrounds of Katy Ryder (vocals, flute, whistles), Evan Davies (mandolin, vocals) and Robin Timmis (guitar, fiddle, vocals), they explore a mutual love of folk music, particularly of the British Isles. Combining English, Irish and Scottish ballads, original songs and lively instrumental tunes, Lonan offer an engaging and intimate live performance. The band is made up of accomplished musicians, who are also currently involved in groups such as The Often Herd (Winners of the European band contest – La Roche Bluegrass Festival 2018), Kibitz and Ben Somers String Band.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years
Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Ceilidh
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Lonan's Song list

Traditional Folk Songs:
Spencer the Rover
Home Lads Home
Foster's Mill
Jock Stewart
Crooked Jack
Twa Corbies
Rothwell Debtor's Prison
Banks of Sweet Dundee
The Cuckoo
The Shearing
Farmer's Boy
Beeswing (Richard Thompson)
So Long Marianne (Leonard Cohen)
Swimming Song (Loudan Wainwright)
Wreck of the Dandenong
Some Old Salty (Lal Waterson)
Many other traditional/original songs
Instrumental folk tunes:
Out on the Ocean
The Kesh Jig
Blackthorn Stick
Humours of Glendart
Tripping up the Stairs
Rose in the Heather
Blarney Pilgrim
Merrily Kissed the Quaker
The Butterfly
Cooleys Reel
Drowsy Maggie
Maid Behind the Bar
Banish Misfortune
Soggy's Slip Jig
Calliope House
Da Lounge Bar
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
The Gravel Walks
Cock of the North
Hundred Pipers
Lilting Banshee
The Cliffs of Moher
The Lark in the Morning
Si Beag Si Mor
Toss the Feathers
Off to California
John Ryan's Polka
Miss McLeod's Reel
My Darling Asleep
Mist on the Mountain
Breeches Full of Stitches
Humours of Tulla
Atholl Highlanders
Folk Classics:
Whisky in the Jar
Black Velvet Band
Tell Me Ma
Star of the County Down
Wild Rover
Rocky Road to Dublin
Moon Cheese
Following Orders
King Kanute
Two Days Grace
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our core line up is guitar, mandolin, and flute/Irish whistle, with all three of us doing vocals. However we are all multi-instrumentalists and our line-up can also include violin, viola, Indian harmonium and banjo.

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

We always aim to be flexible and help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings need to change slightly just let as know as soon as you can and we will do our best to accommodate this.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. Please let us know when we are arranging the booking if this is something you'd like.
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Lonan's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Robert H
1 year ago
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4.8 out of 5

Lonan were brilliant and received outstanding feedback from my 90 year old mother. They Evoked lovely memories and got the family taping their toes and dancing to the final song. Would definitely recommend Lonan if you want an authentic Irish band who are excellent musicians and deliver perfect vocals

Reply from Lonan
1 year ago

Thank you so much for having us Rob, we had a lovely time and really glad that your mum and guests enjoyed the music. We loved seeing everyone's dance moves!

Devin K
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Lonan was fantastic from start to finish- they let our guests join in and sing which was a big highlight for them! Thank you so much- would highly recommend!

From other customers:

George S
4 years ago, for a Concert in Leeds
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5 out of 5

They're a brilliant band and are all amazing musicians and singers! Really entertaining, very professional and a lot of variety in their set. Such a good band!!

Caroline B
5 years ago

Saw Lonan at a local pub off the cuff - couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised! The three members had a great rapport (between themselves and the audience) and the singing was beautiful. The crowd couldn't get enough. Brilliant performance and thoroughly enjoyed.

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