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Sussex Folk / Ceilidh band playing traditional music of these islands + other stuff we like. Can be booked as Trio to 6 piece with caller
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Ceilidh, Folk, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Cabaret
We will be able to supply you full PA plus caller ready to deliver 2 x 1 hour dance sets plus a few tunes and songs. Most of our repertoire is Irish or Scottish Tunes
Typical Dances include
Dance Ceilidh Tunes
Hello Haste to the wed/Irish Washerwoman
I want to be near you Aupres de ma blonde
Blaydon Races Blaydon Races
Clopton Bridge Harvest Home/Alexander's hornpipe
Circle Waltz Planxty Fanny Power / Planxty Irwin
Bridge of Athlone Dingle Regatta
Train and Tunnel Ballydesmond Polka/ John Ryan Polka
Cumberland Square My love she's but a lassie yet /Atholl Highlanders
Circassian Circle Mucking of Geordies Byre/Lanigan's Ball
Oxo Reel Oh Susannah/This Land is Your Land
Snow Ball Bedbreaker
Cheltenham Flyer Ships in Full Sail/Rakes of Kildare
Dashing White Sergeant - own Tune
Gay Gordons - Cock of the North / Scotland the Brave
Strip the Willow - Morrisons Jig / Kesh Jig
We also play a wide range of tunes and songs including
Tell me Ma
Fields of Athenry
Juice of the Barley
Star of the County Down
Dublin in the rare old times
Dirty old Town
Battle of Brisbane
Fairy Tale of New York
Modern Folk / Rock
Streets of New York
Grey Funnel LIne
John Wesley Harding
If you gotta go
Sloop John B
Three Drunken Maidens
Black Water Side
Let no man steal your Thyme
My old man's a dustman
Lily the Pink
Stanley and Dora
Ain't no Pleasing you
Bye Bye Love
It doesn't matter any more
Folsom Prison Blues
Come by the hills
The Galway Shawl
McFarlane of the Sprotts of Burnieboosie
Leaving of Liverpool
Kelly the Boy from Killane
Mountains of Mourne
Ye Banks and Braes
The Parting Glass
Lish Young Buy a Broom
This land is your land
Spencer the Rover
Bonny Lass of Fyvie
McGinty's Meal and Ale
The Zoological Gardens
A place called England
The Fair Flower of Northumberland
Rounding the Horn
Shoals of Herring
I'll tell my ma
Bonnie Susie Cleland
Winter is gone
Green fields of France
Lakes of Pontchartrain
Lark in the Morning
Lark in the Clear Air
Neil Gow's Lament
Hardiman the Fiddler
The Bed Breaker
Out on the Ocean
Star above the Garter
Ships in Full Sail
Loch Leven Castle
Battle of Aughrim
Off to California
Boys from Blue Hill
Planxty Fanny Power
Haste to the wedding
Bally desmond Polka
Jeny Lind Polka
John Ryan's Polka
My love she's but a lassie yet
We're in the Slow Lane Now
Blue eyed stranger
Life's been an adventure
Off Piste Numbers
Nobody Knows you when you're down and out
Sweet Georgia Brown
Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
The Lady is a Tramp
San Francisco Bay Blues
Show me the way to go home
Can you perform covers?
Yes - we can do a set that's half Ceilidh Half covers. There is an additional charge for this as we
Do you have different line-up options?
Yes we can perform as a five piece or a trio with or without a caller. If you would like to add other genres such as covers or jazz we can accomodate you but there may be additional charges if extra musicians are involved.
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. We know that catered events often don't run to time and it's our job to work with your other suppliers to deliver a smooth result
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?
Usually an hour
Do you provide a caller?
Yes, our caller Jenny is brilliant with Novice dancers but as a retired infants head, she can be quite strict. Non dancers risk getting a detention. However the band will stick up for miscreants
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
You can request favourites - if we know them we'll play them.
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA) included in your quote?
Can you learn song requests before the event?
If we can we will try and accomodate you . If we have to learn a song specially there will be a small charge
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Enthusiasm and the chance of musical adventures.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Many festivals and open air events throughout sussex. Lots of Weddings, Wiston Steam Fair, Lindfield Festival, Fairwarp Fete.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Show of Hands, Pogues, Dubliners, Steeleye Spann, June Tabor,
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
The Jubilee special edition of come dine with me.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Up to 1 hour||£640|
|Up to 2 hours||£1200|
|Up to 3 hours||£1500|
Additional genre set4 musicians
Sometimes particularly at birthdays or weddings, clients may require an additional set in a different genre to our usual Ceilidh offering. This could be a Jazz set or a Covers set. There is an additional charge for this as we may need to involve additional musicians
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