Traditional Irish folk group

The House Devils

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Traditional Irish folk group
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Four-piece playing and singing Irish traditional music, Bluegrass. Vocals, guitar, flute, harmonica, uilleann pipes, banjo, bodhran.

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
Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Traditional Irish folk group, Ceilidh band, Bluegrass band, Americana band
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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, 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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Richard B, 13 days ago

The band were great for our wedding reception- I’d really recommend them. I’d only suggest a name change- it didn’t quite go with the event.

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Sheila D, 23 days ago

The guys grasped what the event was about, and made sure that they responded with the right mix of music and chat for the occasion! Everyone commented on their musicianship, and the odd lovely comment that they offered on the family event. What fantastic musicians, singers and all-round good blokes!

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Lauren A, 27 days ago

Lovely guys. Would recommend. Thanks

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Anna N, 5 months ago

We couldn’t recommend the House Devils more. They honestly made our evening so great and our guests had an absolute blast because of them. The atmosphere they created was second to none and we loved every second. Thank you!!

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From other customers:, 7 years ago

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

Mrs. B, 2 years ago

A superb band, really made our night!

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