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The House Devils

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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. GRACE KELLY Grace is a bastion of the Manchester Irish music community. She is a phenomenal fiddle and whistle player, being an All-Ireland Champion. JIM RICHARDSON Jim is a superb folk guitarist, renowned for his skilful backing of songs and tunes. He is a graduate of the folk music degree course at The Sage. 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! CALLERS: We work with several experienced, professional ceili/ceilidh callers.

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The House Devils' Reviews

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Ellen W
6 days ago
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5 out of 5

On behalf of myself, my new husband and all of our guests....Thank you very much! Everyone had an amazing time and you managed to get everyone up and dancing! Very professional, excellent humour from the Caller and superb music! I would highly recommend you book The House Devils for any kind of event, especially for a wedding! Thank you ☘️

Jeremy E
28 days ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic!!! Arrived promptly quick set up, lovely individuals, great music and a charismatic caller who helped absolute beginners get to grips with the dances.

Timothy G
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

The band was booked for a Burns night dinner and dance. The band made good use of Ensor to communicate and we got and of the health and safety information we needed including PAT certification and proof of public liability insurance in good time for the event. The band set up was quick and efficient and they needed little assistance from us. The music was very good and the band got a lot of the guests up and dancing, and taught the guests several types of Ceilidh dance, even though many were reluctant. The band help set the tone for a good evening and the feedback we got was very good. We will book the House Devil’sagain.

Matt H
2 months ago
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4.5 out of 5

So many great comments about how good you were. Loads of people loved the dancing. Incredible music and great calling. What a shame that the full session couldn't be fitted in following the slight delay. Still, many thanks for helping to make a memorable evening.

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12 years ago

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

Mrs. B
7 years ago

A superb band, really made our night!

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The House Devils' 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
The Star Of The County Down
I'm A Rover
The Black Velvet Band
Galway Girl
Fulsom Prison Blues
Country Roads
Fisherman's Blues
Ride On
The Galway Shawl
Spancil Hill
Molly Malone
The Leaving Of Liverpool

The House Devils' Prices

Last updated: 2024

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£750
Up to 2 hours£875
Up to 3 hours£1125
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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