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About The House Devils

Four-piece playing and singing Irish traditional music, Bluegrass. Vocals, guitar, flute, harmonica, uilleann pipes, banjo, bodhran.
Celtic folk band
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WHO ARE THE HOUSE DEVILS? MAT WALKLATE Mat Walklate is an accomplished harmonica and flute player who is as much at home playing Irish traditional music as he is the blues. (He won the British Blues Harmonica Championship when he was only twenty-one). As well as being a master of the harmonica, Mat is also a fine singer and uilleann piper. MATT FAHEY Matt Fahey is a superb singer, one of the best interpreters of traditional song on these shores and a skilled, dynamic guitar player, equally adept at accompanying vocals and instrumental music. JONNY HULME Jonny is one of the best bluegrass banjo players this country has ever produced and he's also a dab hand at playing Irish traditional music as well. His spirited, soulful picking gives a great lift to the music. LASZLO PALKO Laszlo is a brilliant percussionist , equally adept on bodhran, cajon, congas and a host of other instruments. Drawing on a huge range of influences, from Irish traditional music to Brazilian Samba, he conveys an irresistible drive and energy to everything he plays on!

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
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Booked for 25 Encore gigs!
Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Dirty Old Town
I'll Tell Me Ma
The Rare Old Mountain Dew
The Irish Rover
Whiskey In The Jar
Step It Out Mary
Black Is The Colour
I Wish I Was Back Home In Derry
The Wild Rover


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Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£550
Up to 2 hours£600
Up to 3 hours£650


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Sean H, 24 days ago

A fantastic time had by all. The guys had our wedding guests rocking from the minute they turned up.

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Hugo B, 1 month ago

Brilliant performance! All the Irish classics, with a plenty of charisma thrown in too. Everyone at the event really enjoyed it. They were punctual, got right on with it, and made a sound big enough to be heard on the other side of the River Wear! Very much would recommend.

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John C, 1 year ago

The band were fantastic, communication with the was quick and easy, responding to my questions very promptly. They arrived with plenty of time to set up, were really nice and then delivered a fantastic set. Would definitely recommend and will book them again.

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Alex B, 1 year ago

Fantastic great night really great people x Great fun

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From other customers:

Folkandroots.co.uk, 9 years ago

.A classy and well-balanced mix of tunes and songs that boasts accomplished musicianship throughout.

Mrs. B, 4 years ago

A superb band, really made our night!

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