Botanybay

Hailing from North Wales, Botanybay comprises a quintet of skilled musicians adept at handling a diverse array of instruments. Among us, we wield a total of nine instruments, including guitar, fiddle, uke bass, bodhran, stomp, mandolin, banjo, whistles, and harmonica.

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Set List / Repertoire

Please note these are just a sample of what we play.

Trad tunes:-
My darling asleep - Jig
Timmy Clifford's- Jig
Kesh - Jig
Donnybrook fair - Jig
Morrisons - Jig
Out on the ocean - Jig
The pirates Jig - Jig

King of the fairies - Hornpipe
Off to California - Hornpipe
Captain Pugwash - Hornpipe
The sailors - Hornpipe

Chief O'Neil favourite - Reel
Red haired boy - Reel
Sailors bonnet - Reel
Teatotalers - Reel
The Irish Reel - Reel
The new rigged ship - Reel
Miss McCleods - Reel
Tampon lin - Reel

Inisheer - Slow air
West wind - Slow air
Boulavogue - Slow air
Whistle on the wind - Slow air

Popular songs:-
Whiskey in the jar
Botany Bay
Star of the County Down
The divil is dead
I'll tell me ma
The Ferryman
The Irish Rover
The Wild Rover
The Blarney Roses
Banks of the Roses
The Beggar man
Spancil Hill
Statten Isle
Leaving of Liverpool
The rattling bog
7 drunken nights
Some say the Divil is dead
Dirty old town

Contemporary songs:-
Wagon Wheel - Old crow medicine show
500 miles - Proclaimers
Fishermans blues - Waterboys
Whole of the Moon - Waterboys
Copperhead Road - Steve Earl
Galway girl - Steve Earl
The Irish Pub - Brian Flynn
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
Fairytale of New York - Pogues
Rainy night in Soho - Pogues
Las Vegas in Donnegal - Goats don't shave
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrisson
Country Roads - John Denver
It's the end of the world as we know it - REM
3 little birds ( Don't worry, about a thing) - Bob Marley
Hey Jude ( played as a tune) - Beatles
Back home in Derry - Christy Moore
I use ta love her - The Sawdoctors
N17 - The Sawdoctors

Plus many more

Full Biography

Hailing from North Wales, Botanybay comprises a quintet of skilled musicians adept at handling a diverse array of instruments. Among us, we wield a total of nine instruments, including guitar, fiddle, uke bass, bodhran, stomp, mandolin, banjo, whistles, and harmonica.

Our journey began as a duo in the year 2000, swiftly expanding to a five-piece ensemble within three years. This growth not only broadened our musical horizons but also enabled us to craft a rich and dynamic Celtic sound.

Our repertoire predominantly revolves around Irish and Celtic music, encompassing the traditional tunes of jigs, reels, and hornpipes, alongside beloved classics like "Whiskey in the Jar," "The Irish Rover," "Spancil Hill," and "Rattling Bog." We also infuse elements of contemporary flair with songs such as "Brown Eyed Girl," "Fisherman's Blues," and "Galway Girl." Moreover, we delve into Americana with renditions of tracks like "Wagon Wheel," "Copperhead Road," and "Ring of Fire."

Beyond our musical prowess, two of our members excel as dance callers, allowing us to seamlessly transition into Ceilidh performances when called upon.

Our musical journey has taken us far and wide, performing across the UK, various European ski resorts, the USA, Central America, the Caribbean, and even Greenland. With over 600 gigs under our belt, we've graced numerous private events, including weddings, corporate functions, and wakes. Additionally, we've been featured at esteemed festivals such as the Festival of the Celts, Acoustic Festival of Great Britain, and Hay on Wye Festival, as well as countless beer, food, and country festivals. And let's not forget the countless pubs, bars, and restaurants, both domestic and international, where we've entertained audiences with our spirited performances.

Lineup

Default lineup: 5 members

5-piece band:

Paul - Guitar & Vocals

Jules- Fiddle

Jay - Bass & Uke Bass

Alan - Bodhran, Stomp & Vocals

Rory - Mandolin Banjo, Whistles, Harmonica & Vocals

Performance Times

1 x 60 min then 1 x 90 to 120


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Prices

Price from £1,307 + travel from Denbighshire

Based on 5 members performing

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Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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“No festival in Conwy would be complete without dancing in the streets. This was provided courtesy of Botanybay who played their irresistible brand of acoustic Irish music”

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