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Rakish Paddy

A lively ceilidh band featuring brilliant musicians and an inspiring caller. Performing traditional Irish, Scottish & Country music, Rakish Paddy will bring a marvellous atmosphere to any party or gathering!

Price from £898 + travel

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- OUR INCLUDED COVID COVER

Secure your 2021 / 2022 booking before the 31st October 2021, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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Set List / Repertoire

Dances
Dashing White sergeant
Gay Gordons Strip the Willow
Eightsome Reel
Cumberland Square Eight
Seige of Ennis
Waves of Tory
Bridge of Athlone
The Rifleman
Circassian Circle
Circle waltz

Songs
Star of the County Down
Rocky Road to Dublin
Caledonia
Welcome Wille Stewart
Fairy Tale of New York
Irish Rover
Moondance
Galway Girl
Leaving of Liverpool
Dirty Old Town
McAlpines Fusiliers
All for Me Grog
Lanigans’ Ball
Streams of Whiskey

Tunes
Fairy Dance
Masons apron
Lark in the morning
Drummond Castle
Flowers of Edinburgh
East Neuk of FifeWind That Shakes the Barley
Foxhunters
Athol Highlanders
Cape Breton
Sonny Brogans
Banish Misfortune
The Kesh
Butterfly set
Tripping Upstairs

17 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 17
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

If you’re looking for some fun and upbeat Irish Music then look no further

5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended
booked Rakish Paddy for their Wedding in Kent September 2021

“Ruth and Rakish Paddy are brilliant. If you’re looking for some fun and upbeat Irish Music then look no further. They performed a fantastic set for us on the beach and it was everything and more that we had imagined. Despite playing early on in the wedding day within no time people were up and dancing and having a brilliant time. Booking and communication was super easy and Ruth was more than happy to have a call with us the week before which was a lovely introduction. Hope to see you play again soon.”


Absolutely brilliant for our wedding reception!

5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended
booked Rakish Paddy for their Wedding in Hertfordshire September 2021

“Rakish Paddy were brilliant at our event. Communication beforehand was excellent. They were very accommodating as we were running late! The music was great and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed it. They even got some of the “non dancers” dancing! Would highly recommend and would definitely book again!!”


The band really were perfect for our event, the music was great and all our gues...

5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended
booked Rakish Paddy for their Wedding in Hertfordshire September 2021

“Thank you so much for playing at our wedding celebration on Saturday evening. Our guests loved it and we had a great time. The band really were perfect for our event and got quite a few of the known non-dancers on their feet. “Rakish Paddy were brilliant at our event. Communication beforehand was excellent. They were very accommodating as we were running late! The music was great and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed it. They even got some of the “non dancers” dancing! Would highly recommend and would definitely book again!!””


Your music was fantastic.

5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended
booked Rakish Paddy for their Wedding in Suffolk August 2021

“Thank you guys all so much for yesterday. Your music was fantastic you judged it all perfectly! Also, your caller was great at trying to keep us all in order (or as much as possible!).”


They can’t come highly recommended enough, had everyone up on their feet and hav...

5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended
booked Rakish Paddy for their event in London July 2021

“We spent a long time looking for the perfect ceilidh band for our wedding – everyone kept telling us ‘you have to make sure you get one with a good caller!’ Choosing Rakish Paddy for the Big Day is one of the best decisions we made – not only did we get that good caller, who had everyone up on their feet and having a whale of a time, but the band also added in musical sections at either end of the set, which brought a real folk feel to our room in Central London! They can’t come highly recommended enough. Not only are they astonishingly good musicians, they’re wonderful people to liaise with, and make the admin side of things a joy. Hope we can dance to your tune again soon, Rakish Paddy!”

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Prices

Price from £898 + travel from London

Based on 4 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • South East From £898
  • East of England From £923

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Lineup

Default lineup: 4 members

4 Piece: Guitar, Fiddle, Bass & caller.

*Larger line-ups & Trio options available (please see booking options).

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Highlights
* Lively Ceilidh band with caller, suitable for all ages & abilities.
* Perform a mixture of Irish, Scottish & Country music.
* Larger line-ups & Trio options available (please see booking options).

Please note: There is an additional charge for St Patrick's Day events. Please see booking options.

Rakish Paddy are a lively ceilidh band, complete with a knowledgeable and inspiring caller, the key to a good evening's dancing.

Formed in 2006 by friends who had played professionally together for several years in various musical combinations, Rakish Paddy features a mixture of guitar, fiddle & bass, with the option of piano, drums, whistle and accordion if you would prefer a larger line-up (please see booking options).

As well as performing Traditional Irish music, they can also include some Scottish and Country music in their set too; with styles ranging from a delicate melody to a storming sound.

Punctual and professional, and bringing a marvellous atmosphere to any party or gathering, Rakish Paddy are the ideal band to play in a variety of settings from dance halls to your garden party, and living rooms to ball rooms.

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