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About Palavah-O

All the best Irish fiddle and whistle tunes and songs for everyone to sing along to. Fiddle, whistle, accordion, guitar, bodhrán, bass
Acoustic band
London
Public liability insurance of £1 million

We are a 5 piece band from North London who play Irish songs and tunes and love playing each year on St Patrick's Day. We play everyones favourite sing along songs along with jigs, reels, polkas, fiddle and whistle tunes and also have a good repertoire of other songs. We have both male and female singers and we are all multi instrumentalists so there are lots of lush sounds and harmonies going on. Our drummer Paddy is a dab hand on the bodhrán. We play accordian, fiddle, double bass, whistles, ukuleles, guitar and have a 6th member who plays flute for larger gigs. We have our own pa sound system that we normally provide at gigs. We are also able to play outdoors with our battery amps if no power source is available. If there is a particular song you request just let us know and if we have time we are happy to incorporate new material.

Performance details
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
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Traditional English folk, Irish rock, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk
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Event types:
Private event, Charity event, Birthday party, Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event
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Song list

Molly Malone
Old Woman from Wexford
I'll tell Me Ma
Brown Eyed Girl
Road to Lisdoonvanah
Irish Washer Woman
Step it Out Mary
Dirty Old Town
Danny Boy
Gravel Walk
Drowsy Maggie
Whiskey in the Jar
Courtin in the Kitchen
Star of the County Down
Waxies Dargle
Where to you go to my Lovely
Black Velvet Band
Wild Rover
Fields of Athenry
Carrick Fergus
Rare Auld Moutain Dew
Muirsheen Durkin
Raglan Road
Spancil Hill
Do You Want Your Old Lobby Washed Down
Raggle Taggle Gypsies
...as well as jigs, reels, hornpipes, polka's, fiddle and whistle tunes... and a few 80s hits in case that takes your fancy!
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Everyone in the audience seems to enjoy themselves. We have a lot of variety in our music and everyone in the band is a multi instrumentalist.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Prospect of Whitby pub on the Thames, The Wonder pub in Enfield, The Black Horse in Kingston, St Patrick's events, parties, birthday events, weddings, farmers markets and many many more.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Too many to mention

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

Sand Banks Jazz Café, Black Tooth Productions live theatre events.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we are able to also offer accordion and violin, or other smaller options for a smaller budget. We also have regular dep musicians so that we are able to fulfil our commitments if one member of the band isn't available. These are people who play with us regularly and who know and understand our songs and sound of the band.

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

We are pretty easy going, just be in communication with us and we will do our best to get everything running smoothly for you.

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

Yes, no problem. We have songs a plenty for our break or before or after we start, just let us know.

How much time do you need to set up?

Normally about an hour but it all depends on the environment. Sometimes we can be a bit quicker but an hour is nice and relaxing and gives us enough time to get everything right

Can you roam around while you perform?

A few of us can if we are not plugged in to amplification equipment. Violin, accordion and percussion is easy to roam around with but a double bass not so easy...

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

Yes, we are happy to work with you. We have a really large repertoire and we are able to add songs depending on notice period

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

Yes, we include amplification equipment in our quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes as long as we have a bit of notice, we are often asked for requests for a first dance at a wedding or a favourite song

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500

Reviews

From customers:

The T, 4 years ago

Amazing versatile band. All very talented and we loved the music

The T, 4 years ago

Fantastic array of classic songs and tunes. We didn't want them to stop playing