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About Rigs & Jeels

Best Irish / Party band in the North West!
Folk band
Public liability insurance of £2 million

We are a three piece Traditional Irish band consisting of fiddle ,banjo and guitar. The fiddle /banjo combination is one of the classics within the Irish genre . This makes us ideally suited for events which require an Irish repertoire. The inclusion of either electric or acoustic guitar gives us additional flexibility. This allows us to also play a wide range of modern and party classics, but still with that underlying Irish feel. Our set list is picked to appeal to people of all ages and musical tastes. Based in North West of England, we play regularly in the Irish bars and Irish centers around the Manchester and Yorkshire areas. In addition to pubs, we cater for weddings, parties and celebrations where our modern and traditional Irish favourites are always well received. We are flexible and adaptable and are always keen to work closely with our clients in terms of set lists and timings to ensure that any occasion goes without a hitch. We have public liability insurance and all our equipment is PAT tested. We hope you feel we are are good fit for your requirements and we look forward to working with you . Check out our other pages for more info

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 can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Traditional Irish folk, Country, Ceilidh, Folk rock, Irish rock, Acoustic, Pop, Covers, Alternative rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Birthday party, Funeral / Memorial service
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Song list

Party songs-
Living on a prayer
Proud Mary
Shot gun
Don't you want me baby
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Lion Man
Waggon Wheel
Country Roads
Don't look back in Anger
Depeche mode...Just can't get enough
Kings of Leon... sex on fire
500 Miles...
Sweet Caroline...
Wake me up...
These Boots were meant for Walking
Living Next Door To Alice
Teenage Kicks...
I fought the law
Caught in a Trap
Sit Down
Maggie May
when you say nothing at all
I'm a believer
Elvis...I Can't help Faling in love with you
Slade Merry Christmas
The Pogues-
Fairytayle of NewYork...
Streams of Whiskey
Sally Mclennanne
The Script Man who can't be moved...
Van Morrison Brown eyed girl...
Roger Whittaker the gambler
Johnny Cash Fulsom Prison Blues
Ring of Fire
Traditional Irish -
Black Velvet Band
Wild Rover
Leaving of Liverpool
Rattling Bog
Star of the county Down
Mcalpine's Fusillers
Come My Little Son
Mary From Dunloe
Whiskey in the jar
Mursheen Durkin
Hills of Connemarra
Tell me Ma
Wild Colonial Boy
Boys from Killybegs
Boys from the County Armagh
When the Boys come Rolling Home
Courting in the Kitchen
Hot Ashfelt
Katie Daly
Kelly The Boy From Kilane
Molly Malone
Patsy Fagin
Botany Bay
Foggy Dew
Modern Irish-
Dirty Old Town
Galway Girl
Hills of Donegal
Craic was Ninety
Fields of Athenry
U2- Still haven't found what I'm looking for...
Saw Doctors-
Green and red of Mayo..
Joyce country ceilidh band...
Ed Sheeran Nancy Mulligan
The Night Pat Murphy Died
Ordinary Man
The Gambler
Burning Ring of Fire
Fulsome Prison Blues
40 Shades of Green
Pretty Little Girl From Omagh
Boat to Liverpool
Trad Irish music inc.
step dancing,
and Ceilidh music.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The combination of Traditional Irish music and modern popular and party classics

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed at most of the Irish pubs and Irish centres around Manchester and Sheffield

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line up is Fiddle, Banjo and Guitar. The use of electric and Accoustic guitar gives us the flexibility required to play both traditional Irish music and also contemporary popular and party classics

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

WE appreciate that circumstances and plans often change due to unforeseen events. We are extremely flexible and adaptable and will work with you to ensure that the event runs as smoothly as possible

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

Yes. Any additional cost will depend on what time the venue closes

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually take around 1.5 hours to set up. We will always work with you and the venue to ensure that set up does not impinge on your event.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes, We are able to wander around if required

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

Yes. We are also amenable to learning special songs given enough time

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

yes. With only three in the band, we can fit into most venues

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are always happy to work with you to see if a special song is feasible for us. The more notice the better


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£340
Up to 2 hours£560
Up to 3 hours£650


From customers:

Andrew (, 2 years ago

"Great band definitely entertain the crowd my stag doo really enjoyed it, Also let me have a cameo with them !👍"

Tina (, 2 years ago

"Top irish theme band playing traditional's and modern rock thrown in"

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