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amhran irish folk duo cardiff


Irish Folk Duo based in Cardiff

Price from £468
A lively and professional duo performing the very best Irish tunes! With warm wit and the Irish party spirit, Amhran are the perfect choice for any occasion! Previous clients include Cheltenham Race Festival, Robert Smith from The Cure, International Folk Festival in Guernsey, Welsh Rugby Union & more!
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Songs Include:
I’ll tell me Ma
The wild rover
7 drunken nights
Galway Girl
Brown eyed girl
Little old wine drinker
Fields of Athenry
40 shades of Green
Whiskey in the jar
Black velvet band
Back home in Derry
The leaving of Liverpool
Danny boy
Star of the county down
Step it out Mary
The Galway shawl
4 green fields
The Irish rover
Molly Malone
The black velvet band
Raglan road
Erin go bragh
Dublin in the rare old times
Dirty old town
Follow me up to Carlow
Come by the hills
Green fields of France

Instrumental Dance Tune sets include:
The Kerry Polkas
Monaghan Jig
Waves of Tory
Irish washerwoman
King of the fairies
The Finnish Polka
Off to California
Kid on the mountain slipjig
The butterfly slip jig
The soldiers’ joy
The flowers of Edinburgh
The rights of Man
Tripping up the stairs
New mown meadow
Matt Cunningham polka set
Lark in the morning
Blackthorn stick
Clare Jig
Red haired boy
Matt Cunningham set paddle me own canoe
Bucks of oranmore
Blarney pilgrim
Cry of the Celts
Phil the fluters ball
It’s a long way to Tipperary
The Coffin set waltzes
Planxty Irwin set waltzes

Covers From
Van Morrison
Mumford and Sons 
The Cure
Ronan Keating
Johnny Cash
Don Mc Clean
Bob Dylan

Line up:

Default lineup: 2 members

Duo: Guitar/Vocals, Whistles/Accordions.

Amhran are a lively and professional duo featuring acoustic guitar, vocals, accordian and whistles!

Bringing you an authentic Irish feel, the duo's repertoire includes all the best traditional and contemporary folk tunes you'd find in any Irish pub session!

Fun, upbeat and impressively talented, Amhran are perfect for intimate parties with smaller stage areas or budgets. A larger version of the band can be found over at Arty's Party (trio) or The Irish Ceilidh Band (4 piece).

About Amhran
Padraig lalor - Singer/Guitarist
Padraig was born in Belfast. He lived his formative years in the 1970s against the backdrop of the troubles in Northern Ireland. He worked as a freelance journalist in the 1980s; becoming Northern Irish correspondent for the Irish Post, before gaining a Scholarship to Ruskin College Oxford. It was in Oxford he formed the Traditional Irish band Arty's Party and started writing songs in the late 1990s.  A fascination with his country's musical history and a love of the stories that permeate its culture, bring an engaging authenticity to his songs. Capturing the passion and contradiction of the people and places of Belfast has seen Padraig earn the reputation of a modern day Seanachaí. Not surprising perhaps, that he lists both the great Irish Tenor Josef Locke, and Belfast's Kathleen Largey amongst his key musical influences.

Gill O’ Shea- Whistles/Accordion/Melodeon
Gill has an Honours Degree in Music from Cardiff university. She sports an infectious sense of fun. Coupled with a unique whistle style and a genuine affinity towards Irish tunes, she quickly became an audience favourite. An ever present since 2002 she also plays squeeze boxes and was the band’s first female member.

Recent clients have included:
Robert Smith (the Cure)
Eastenders Cast
Orlando Bloom Movie "Romans"
Wales Millennium Centre
Welsh Rugby Union
Cardiff Coal Exchange
Sandown Racecourse
Chepstow Racecourse
E Festival Fos Llas Racecourse
Cheltenham Race Festival
International Folk Festival Guernsey
Rothsay Folk Festival Scotland
Small Nations Festival Wales
Caerphilly Big Cheese Festival
Bonne Nuit Festival Jersey
Caistor Festival Lincoln
Pontardawe Festival Wales
Sesiwn Fawr Festival Wales
Irish Ferries

Please note: For events taking place in Scotland please call for a quote.

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire Amhran from Alive Network

  • 2 x 45 minutes £0
  • 3 x 45 minutes Add £144
  • 3 x 60 minutes Add £288