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Henry Martens Ghost

Established in 1994 Henry Marten’s Ghost has graced festival stages across the UK and Europe. Based in South Wales, they have played more than 2000 gigs at events ranging from weddings, Corporate Functions, and sporting events.

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Set List / Repertoire

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
Grace
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
Carrickfergus
Will you come to the bower
Steal away
Raglan road
Erin go bragh
Dublin in the rare old times
Dirty old town
Will you go lassie go
The mountains of Mourne
Bang on the ear
Follow me up to Carlow
Come by the hills
Cunla
Rainy night in soho
Green fields of France

Instrumental Dance Tune sets include:

The Kerry Polkas
Cooleys
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
Knocknaboul
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

9 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 9
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Thank you for a fantastic night. Wedding receptions cannot be the easiest of...

5 stars - Henry Martens Ghost are Highly Recommended
booked Henry Martens Ghost for their Wedding in Oxfordshire

“Thank you for a fantastic night. Wedding receptions cannot be the easiest of gigs to play but you guys excelled and everybody had a really good time. There was something for everyone whether just listening or dancing. There were people there that did not even know they liked Irish music. They are certainly converted now. Once again many thanks for a great evening Kind Regards, John ”


Hi Clare We've just got back from honeymoon and thought I'd drop you a line ...

5 stars - Henry Martens Ghost are Highly Recommended
booked Henry Martens Ghost for their Wedding in London

“Hi Clare We've just got back from honeymoon and thought I'd drop you a line to feedback on Henry Marten's Ghost. They played two fantastic sets for us and we had guests jigging who I'm sure, didn't think they had it in them. The music did just what we hoped and that was to get everyone up and dancing. A number of our guests asked us how we found them because they thought they were brilliant. The fact that Patrick was from Belfast made it all the more relevant and special because me and my family are all from Belfast. The chat and the banter between songs was pitched perfectly and Patrick was brilliant at encouraging interaction from the dancefloor. There were also a few of my family there who now live in Canada and they very much enjoyed hearing some of the classics, reminding them of home! All in all a perfect band for our wedding and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to have a good old knees-up. Best regards Denise ”


My biggest concern before booking was finding a suitable band at short notice an...

5 stars - Henry Martens Ghost are Highly Recommended
booked Henry Martens Ghost for their event in Gloucestershire

“My biggest concern before booking was finding a suitable band at short notice and it's not easy finding any on other sites so I decided to book after speaking to the very helpful and friendly Rebecca, my entertainment co-ordinator at Alive, and she soon sorted it for me. Henry Marten's Ghost were very professional and friendly.Their performance was outstanding all guests very impressed - 10 out of 10. ”


They played two fantastic sets for us and we had guests jigging who I'm sure, di...

5 stars - Henry Martens Ghost are Highly Recommended
booked Henry Martens Ghost for their Wedding in London

“They played two fantastic sets for us and we had guests jigging who I'm sure, didn't think they had it in them. The music did just what we hoped and that was to get everyone up and dancing. A number of our guests asked us how we found them because they thought they were brilliant. The fact that Patrick was from Belfast made it all the more relevant and special because me and my family are all from Belfast. The chat and the banter between songs was pitched perfectly and Patrick was brilliant at encouraging interaction from the dancefloor. There were also a few of my family there who now live in Canada and they very much enjoyed hearing some of the classics, reminding them of home! All in all a perfect band for our wedding and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to have a good old knees up. Best regards Denise ”


Guys you were fabulous, everyone has said that you were truly fantastic. Thank y...

5 stars - Henry Martens Ghost are Highly Recommended
booked Henry Martens Ghost for their event in London

“Guys you were fabulous, everyone has said that you were truly fantastic. Thank you so much for contributing to a very memorable day. ”

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Prices

Price from £641 + travel from Carmarthen

Based on 4 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • Wales From £641
  • West Midlands From £962
  • South West From £962
  • South East From £1,026
  • East Midlands From £1,090
  • East of England From £1,090
  • North West From £1,090
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,282
  • North East From £1,411
  • Scotland From £1,539
  • Northern Ireland From £2,052
  • Republic of Ireland From £2,052

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Lineup

Default lineup: 4 members

4 Piece Band: Vocals/ Guitar; Whistles/ Melodeon; Drums; Violin. * Trio and Duo also available (please see booking options for more details).

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Highlights
* Irish Music of the highest quality
* Requests considered within the style of the band
* Dancers available

Established in 1994 Henry Marten’s Ghost has graced festival stages across the UK and Europe. They have played more than 2000 gigs at events ranging from weddings, corporate functions and sporting events. They are very entertaining and at a time when Irish roots music is popular they are in constant demand.

Their musicianship is nothing short of spectacular. They have played with the Fureys, the Dubliners and the Wolfetones. So if you like these bands you’ll certainly like Henry Marten’s Ghost!

The band performs in various formats from a 2/3/4 piece up to a seven piece with dancers performing a Riverdance style show. The dancers wear modern costume and dance to live and recorded music. They also teach the audience the steps which are a great way to get them active and participating in a proper party mood.

The standard 3 piece lineup features is Guitar/Vocals, Whistles/melodeon and the drummer plays traditional African and Spanish hand drums called a Djembe & Cajon.

In between sets the band plays Irish CDs or clients can bring their own music to play. For the total Irish wedding experience Henry Marten’s Ghost can provide CD music of your choice or Irish music to see out the night.

Recent clients have included:
The Wales Millennium Centre
The Welsh Rugby Union
The Cardiff Coal Exchange
Sandown Racecourse
Church Farm Holiday Park
Stena
P&O
Coombe Haven Holiday Park
Doniford Holiday Park
Holme Lacy House
Perran Sands Holiday Park
Caistor Festival Lincoln
Pontardawe Festival Wales
Sesiwn Fawr Festival Wales
TV work includes appearances on Cowboys and Indians for S4C
Work for Ulster TV
BBC radio Wales
BBC radio Oxford
European radio

Your Event
Henry Marten's Ghost are happy to consider requests provided they fall within the style of the band. Please ask your agent for details.

What People Have Said
"I would go a long way to see Henry Marten's Ghost"
-The Sunday Telegraph

"Henry Marten's Ghost has an innovative approach to traditional Irish music their song 'thimbleful of the western wind' surges like the foam on the rocks of Galway"
-Buzz Magazine (Ireland)

"An instrumentally talented band, Henry Marten's Ghost is now set to make inroads into the Welsh music scene"
-Glamorgan Gazette

“It would take a great deal of roving indeed to find a group or an album with more energy or more memorable character. Henry Marten's Ghost is good company, whose haunting conversation will keep you High on Spirits many a night”
-Rambles USA

Please note- Travel expenses in your quote include accommodation costs. Please let your agent know if this charge is not required and you may be eligable for a discount.

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