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celtica irish / folk band west midlands
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An exciting, fun & flexible trio performing Irish, Celtic, Pop (modern and vintage), rock, a bit of traditional, and a bit of Ceilidh. Filled with party favourites including The Pogues, The Proclaimers, The Dubliners, Dexy's & lots more
5 stars - Celtica are Highly Recommended 22 Customer Reviews

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NEW! Christmas Repertoire!
Fairytale of New York
I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas
Stop The Cavalry
Jingle Bells
Silent Night

Standard Repertoire
Celtic/Irish Pop
Fisherman’s Blues (Waterboys)
Dirty Old Town (Pogues).
Whiskey In The Jar (Thin Lizzy)
Days (Kirsty Macoll)
So Young (The Corrs)
Galway Girl  (Steve Earl).
Fairytale of New York (Shane McGowan/Kirsty McColl)
Come On Eileen (Dexys)
When You Were Sweet 16 (The Fureys)
So Young (The Corrs)
Dreams (The Corrs/Fleetwood Mac)
I Useta’ Love Her (The Saw Doctors)
Breathless (The Corrs)
Hills of Donegal (Goats Don't Shave)
Past The Point of Rescue (Mary Black)
Streams of Whisky (The Pogues)
N17 (Various)
Joyce Country Ceilidh Band (The Saw Doctors)

‘Middle of The Road’ Pop
This is The Life (Amy McDonald)
Mr Rock N Roll (Amy McDonald)
California Dreamin' (Mamas & Papas)
Perfect (Fairground Attraction)
Mary’s Prayer (Danny Wilson)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Medley - Hey Jude (Beatles) / What’s Up (Four Non-Blondes)
Come Up and See Me (Steve Harley/Cockney Rebels)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Daydream Believer (The Monkees)
Build Me Up Buttercup (The Foundations)
Mamma Mia / Take A Chance on Me (Abba)
Manic Monday (The Bangles)
Sex on Fire (Kings of Leon)
Don't Look Back in Anger (Oasis)

Blanket on The Ground (Billie Jo Spears)
Crystal Chandeliers (Billie Jo Spears)
Man I Feel Like A Woman (Shania Twain)

Black Velvet Band
Wild Rover
Irish Rover
Leaving of Liverpool
Fields of Athenry
Wish I was Back Home In Derry
Green Fields of France

A selection of jigs and reels played on fiddle and guitar and/or Uillean pipes and guitar for freestyle dancing

 several Ceilidh dances, with a caller to explain the steps.

Line up:

Default lineup: 3 members

Trio: Aidan – Vocals/Guitar/Uillean Pipes/Banjo, Ruth – Vocals/Fiddle/Harmonica, Emma -Whistle/Bodhran/Vocals + high quality backing tracks where required.

Please note: Celtica do not travel to Central London Congestion Charge Zones.

What Celtica Offer

Celtica is an exciting band full of fun personalities that really appreciate how wonderful it is to make a living from music. And to this end they throw their hearts and souls into ensuring your event will be the most enjoyable possible.

Playing both acoustically and with high-quality backing tracks where required, this band offers live guitar, fiddle, whistle, harmonica and three harmony vocals. The lead man Aidan, is also a respected player of the Uillean pipes, with their haunting tones so reminiscent of Irish music.
The band's offering is hugely varied, covering traditional, celtic pop, mainstream pop and rock plus a bit of traditional, with a carefully-designed set list that includes massive party favourites – everything from 500 Miles (The Proclaimers) to Come On Eileen (Dexys), Fairytale of New York (The Pogues), Dirty Old Town (The Pogues) and lots more.

The Feedback
From weddings, festivals and village halls, through to ships on the high seas, the band has played (and delighted) audiences everywhere.

"We've got a chain of pubs and clubs. Ring them all and tell them I told you to book you!"
Manager, Birmingham Irish Centre.

"Thank you for turning an event into an unforgettable occasion.”
Anne Jarrett, wedding at Alton Castle (texting from her honeymoon!)

"Tremendous. Everybody was talking about you over the entire weekend. And thank you for doing an extra spot when the DJ didn't turn up!"
Maggie Jephcott, Events Co-ordinator, Spice Birmingham

"I cried at the end of the night. Not at how much it had cost me, but how fabulous you'd been. You united guests from Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland. Thank you so much."
D. Buchanan, Isle of Skye

The Band Members
Celtica consists of three vocalists/musicians with a wealth of varied experience.

Aidan, the guitarist/vocalist and piper has a huge amount of experience - from touring with the Dublin Philharmonic orchestra, to supporting The Dubliners, The Fureys and Christy Moore in concert. A phenomenal musician and all-round charming Irish man.

Ruth is the fiddle player and vocalist – her strength is tricky rhythms and fantastic vocal harmonies. She’s not averse to the odd toot on her tin whistle either, especially when it comes to Fairytale of New York!

And finally there’s Emma – with a lilting flute-like voice, and fantastic bodhran, she found celtic music a few years ago and hasn’t looked back. And with her flowing red locks, she's fairly easy on the eye too!
Emma also acts as the caller for any Ceilidh during the evening.

And More….
So combine this wealth of talent together, and you get Celtica. An exciting, fun and flexible party band that will literally have you up and dancing a few songs into the first set. The material covers over five decades – everything from Amy MacDonald through to The Pogues, The Corrs, The Proclaimers, Dexys Midnight Runners and lots more. And for balance, there’s plenty of non-celtic music too – Mammas & Pappas (California Dreaming); Fairground Attraction (Perfect); Fleetwood Mac (Dreams); Abba (Mamma Mia/Take A Chance on Me); The Commitments (Mustang Sally) - and tons more!

So don’t forget – with such a mixed set list – Celtica are not just for St Patrick’s night! They’ve had equal success playing at summer balls, garden parties and lots more. Just specify the event, and they’ll put together a set list that’s perfect for you. It’s what they live (and play) for!

Also available as a male/female duo with all instruments listed above.

** PLEASE NOTE: Celtica are not taking enquiries past 2016 **

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

  • 2 x 45 minutes £0
  • 2 x 45 minutes plus 1 x 30 minutes Add £120
  • 2 x 45 minutes plus 1 x 60 minutes Add £240