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The Parcel Of Rogues

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About The Parcel Of Rogues

Folk Rock band playing an eclectic mix of folk, roots, and rock based music.
Folk-rock band
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THE PARCEL OF ROGUES are a 4-piece Folk Rock band playing an eclectic mix of folk, roots, and rock based music. The band consits of professional quality, experienced musicians who are no strangers to the pub, club and festival circuit. The repertoire is widely diverse, from driving foot stompers to slow atmospheric ballads, with a selection of traditional & Irish folk songs, plus a wide range in between! All performed with excellent musicianship, vocal harmonies and peppered with a great deal of fun, they are always well received by their audiences. The band likes to get the audience involved, singing & dancing, and are not a ‘finger in the ear’ type of band by any means! The most frequently heard comments about the band: "What a breath of fresh air these guys are - definitely not the same old, same-old!" THE PARCEL OF ROGUES CEILIDH BAND is a new combination of musicians who have worked together for many years in various other groups. Mel (guitar, mandolin), Huw (guitar), Catherine (flute, whistle), Phil (fiddle), Brian (bass), Stan (drums). Huw Chidgey joined the long established Parcel of Rogues band in 2016 and has added the folk element to a band which has entertained people at venues all over South Wales. Huw & Catherine Handley were together in a duo for 12 years, playing in folk clubs and festivals in the UK & europe. Huw & Mel are also together in the duo, Slipstone. Phil also plays with The Hairpin Bend Band which has included Huw and Mel in the past! Mel, Brian & Stan are also members of the rock rhythm & blues trio, The Crewzers.

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
Encore awards
5th Anniversary
This profile has been live for over 5 years
Folk, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Songlist - not limited to.
Irish songs include:
Dirty Old Town
Wild Rover
Black Velvet Band
Galway Girl
Whiskey In The Jar
Fields Of Athenry
Tell Me Ma
Ride On
I Useta Love Her
Together with other folk rock songs:
Drunken Sailor/Sailor’s Hornpipe
All Around My Hat
Jack Hall
Fisherman’s Blues
Walk Awhile
Mattie Groves
500 Miles
Fog On The Tyne
Lady Eleanor
When I’m Dead and Gone
Part Of The Union
Stuck in the Middle.
And other songs:
Brown Eyed Girl
Bad Moon Risin’
Proud Mary
Mustang Sally
Sweet Home Alabama
Come Together
Purple Rain
Black Magic Woman
Plus a selection of original material.


From customers:

Ian F, 4 years ago

The New Crown Inn, Merthyr Tydfil. Outstanding night in the Crown - cheers Guys!

Teresa E, 4 years ago

Private booking, Aberdare. Everyone had a fabulous night in my mams 80th birthday party & thoroughly enjoyed the band, I will most certainly be recommending you. thank you so much!

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