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Shanks' Pony

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About Shanks' Pony

A popular folk group, we perform a mix of Popular folk, Irish classic and modern, and original songs
Function band
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With the addition of a double bass player, Shanks' Pony, the popular Festival and pub band are now a 4 piece. They play a mix of original material and popular party covers. Paul, on Guitar and vocals has a rich history of fronting a variety of popular bands, and his unique singing style and his original material make him a popular choice for festivals "Big Bob" on Cajon is one of the best players out there. His command of the beat, and the way he can manipulate his instrument to provide the sounds of almost a full drum set, have him playing with a number of bands. Rob, on Fiddle, also has a range of styles, playing solo, and with a number of Irish and Folk bands, as well as classical music with a local orchestra. Pete has joined us on double bass. A talented player, we share him with 3 other bands.

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
Folk, Folk rock, Irish rock, Pop, Traditional Irish folk
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

15 Years
And it Stoned Me
Because I Love You
Beggars Bush
Brown Eyed Girl
Buskers Jig/Poachers Moon – Shank’s Pony
Cruising in Sanity – Shank’s Pony
Dirty Old Town
Down in the Tubestation
Drowsy Maggie/Blarney Pilgrim
Far From Home
Fields of Athenry
Final Breath – Shank’s Pony
Fisherman’s Blues
Galway Girl
Get it On
Half the World Away
Haste to the Wedding (Jig)
High St Sellout – Shank’s Pony
I Useta Love Her
I’ll tell Mi Ma
If I Ever Leave This World Alive
Irish Rover
John Ryan’s Polka
Moshpit Waltz – Shank’s Pony
Neva Kissed a Girl – Shank’s Pony
Raggle Taggle Gypsey
Rollercoaster – Shank’s Pony
Rotherham’s Lament – Shank’s Pony
Rover ‘O Joe
Sally Mclenanne
Spancil Hill
Special Brew – Shank’s Pony
Star of the County Down
Streams Of Whiskey
Whiskey in the Jar
Wild as She Grows – Shank’s Pony
Wild Rover
Wind that Shakes the Barley (Reel)


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£480
Up to 2 hours£480
Up to 3 hours£530


From customers:

Email, 2 years ago

After seeing you perform at Ey Up Mi Duc Festival, we just had to have you for our office party. We were not disappointed as you did an amazing job"


We were thrilled with your choice of music. You made the party really lively. Thanks again.