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About Ramona

The #1 duo for Ceilidhs, barn dances, parties and background music any time, anywhere and any venue.
Ceilidh band
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RAMONA is a duo playing and singing for, not only CEILIDHS, but all kinds of events specialising in Irish, Scottish and Americana playing both traditional and contemporary tunes and songs. We have played in various countries, including New Zealand. So distance is no object. So, if you don't want to dance you can listen to Ramona's beautiful voice with Martin adding backing vocals and occasionally taking the lead himself. But it's really all about Ramona. She's the best!! Whether it’s Irish (St.Patrick’s), Scottish (Burns Night/St. Andrew’s) or Americana we offer a full evening’s entertainment of music for dancing or songs for listening or a mixture of both. Suitable For All Ages And Every Occasion. Ramona Egle leads the music with violin or tin whistles ….. …..and Martin Young plays Guitar and is the Caller to teach you the dances. Ramona is also an accomplished harpist available for weddings. Why do we do this? Because we love it! Over the years we have performed for thousands of people from all walks of life and made many, many friends. Their kind praise has sometimes been overwhelming and we appreciate it enormously.

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 while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Fields Of Athenry
Let The Mystery Be (Iris Dement)
Wild Rover
Whiskey In The Jar
Bonnie, Bonnie Banks Of Loch Lomond
Skye Boat Song
Ride On
Roseville Fair
Country Roads (John Denver)
Mull Of Kintyre
Auld Lang Syne
Ae Fond Kiss
Nancy Whisky
Galway Girl (Steve Earle)
Wagon Wheel
Cockles And Mussels
Step It Out Mary
Dirty Old Town
Spancil Hill
Irish Rover
Wild Mountain Thyme
Together Forever (Rab Noakes)
Both Sides The Tweed (Dick Gaughan)
A Man's A Man For All That
Customer questions

Can you perform covers?

We can in the folk genre.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is RAMONA and MARTIN as a duo. There is also the option of a larger band if you require.

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. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £150.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours 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!

Do you provide a caller?

Yes we do! We have a fantastic caller as part of our Ceilidh band so just let us know whether you already have one, or don't need one, so we can adjust our line-up accordingly!

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

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

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is no fee for this.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£325
Up to 2 hours£425
Up to 3 hours£475


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Amy B, 1 year ago

"Bowstring did a fantastic job for my parents golden wedding party. It was a party with guests from 3-96 years old and they communicated well, were punctual, listened to what we wanted. Everyone really enjoyed it and the music was excellent quality. It was perfect and helped make a night that will be a highlight for my parents, me and my brothers, and our children, forever."