Set List / Repertoire
These are just some of the sets of tunes in Connery's repertoire. If you see a favourite tune here, just ask and we'll make sure it gets played!
John Brennan’s / Sweeney’s Buttermilk /Crowley’s
Maid Behind the Bar / Lady Anne Montgomery / Road to Errogie
Maids of Mt Cisco / Paddy goes to Scotland / Sally Gardens
Turtle / Dunmore Lassies / Father Kelly’s
Mulhaire’s / Cameronian / Boy in the Gap
Silver spear / St Anne’s / Hunter’s House
Eddie Kelly’s / Peter Street / Golden Keyboard
Earl’s Chair / Lucy Campbell’s
Fairy Reel / Silver Spire / Tamlin
Mac’s Fancy / Mist Covered Mountain / Geese in the Bog /
Little Fair Canavan’s / Whelan’s Old Sow
Patsy Geary’s / Coleman’s Cross / Out on the Ocean (2x keys)
Paddy’s Trip to London / Cleveland Park / Winnie Heyes
Brendan Tonra’s / When the Cock Crows it is day / Old Joe’s
Rose in the Heather / Aaron’s Key / O’Dea’s / Calliope house / Well for Water
Merrily Kissed the Quaker / Humours of Enistymon / Paddy O’Rafferty
Dashing White Sgt. / Marie’s Wedding / Wind that shakes the Barley / Sportskerry / Willafjord / Wild Irishman
Cock o’ the North / Palm Sunday / Burnt Old Man / Calliope house /Well for Water
Flowers of Edinburgh / Far from Home / Green fields of America
St Bernard’s Waltz / Margaret’s Waltz / Over the Sea to Skye / I belong to Glasgow
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Default lineup: 4 members
4 Piece Band: Guitarist, Flute, Mandolin, Banjo.
Connery specialise in Ceilis for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, folk festivals, PTAs, corporate events and for any other reason you wish, from very large events to small gatherings.
Playing as a four piece ceili band, along with an excellent caller if required, this popular group can give your Ceili an Irish, Scottish or English flavour- depending on what you want! Connery’s callers are very experienced and are there to make your event very enjoyable ensuring all of your guests have lots of fun.
The band comes equipped and ready to play at all types of venue - from small gatherings to very large events. Festivals, pubs, clubs, corporate events, weddings, ceilis, birthdays, anniversaries, folk festivals or PTA do's - you name it and Connery play for it!
Connery have a top-quality self-contained PA speaker system to suit most venues, with electrical equipment safety certificates and public liability insurance. If your special event or venue is too small to accommodate a ceili but you'd still like some traditional Irish or Scottish music, the band can also play unplugged.
Ceili, Cèilidh, Ceilidh or Céilí?
How you spell it rather depends on where you come from, but everyone pronounces it ‘kay-lee.’ It's a gathering for music and dance and a great way to ensure that everyone at your event meets each other in a fun atmosphere. A ceili is particularly suitable for groups of mixed ages and tastes.
Anyone who can walk can take part and no previous experience is necessary because ceili dancing is pretty easy to pick up! The dances are pattern dances and may be done in lines, squares and circles and many are progressive which means that couples change partners regularly during the dance.
Connery’s caller will instruct you in each dance before you do it, ‘call’ the steps and supervise the dance once it starts. Getting the steps absolutely right is neither expected nor demanded, in fact the object is to have fun and lots of it.
Connery will normally split the evening into periods of 45 mins to 60 mins and will perform a tune in between dances if you wish, to allow you to get your breath back! The band are happy to organise the ceili to fit in with your disco, or any other activities you have planned. This your event and Connery want to ensure it runs as smoothly and as successfully as possible and be great fun!
Please Note: Connery are available to perform in Scotland and the South east and South west of England on a price on application basis. For more information, please speak to an Alive Network booking agent.