Rakish Paddy

A lively ceilidh band featuring brilliant musicians and an optional 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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Set List / Repertoire

Lively Songs
Follow me up to Carlow
Galway Girl
Johnny Jump Up
Leaving of Liverpool
McAlpine's Fusiliers
Rare Old mountain Dew
Sally MacLennane
Streams of whiskey
The Irish Rover
Whiskey in the Jar
Wild Rover

Medium Paced
Black Velvet Band
Cockles and mussels
Dirty Old Town
Fields of Athenry
Fisherman's Blues
Follow me up to Carlow
Pair of Brown Eyes
Spancill Hill
Star of the County Down
Tell Me Ma and into Sally gardens
The Fields of Athenry

Slowish Songs
Black is the Colour
Foggy Dew
Galway Shawl
Paddys green shamrock shore
Raglan Road
Streets of New York
Sweet Sixteen – key?
Town I love so well

Tunes
Broken Pledge
Donegal lassies- Tar Road to Sligo
Lark in the morning
Mason’s Apron
Morrisons – Out on the Ocean
St Anne’s reel – Drunken Landlady
Star of Munster
Toss the Feathers
Cliffs of Moher
Cooks in the Kitchen- Blarney Pilgrim
Si Bheag Si Mohr
Star of Munster

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Highlights
* Lively Ceilidh band with optional caller, suitable for all ages & abilities.
* Perform a mixture of Irish, Scottish & Country music.
* Larger line-up and caller 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 an optional 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.

Lineup

Default lineup: 3 members

3-Piece: Guitar, Fiddle & Bass

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

Performance Times

2 x 60 minutes sets (within a 3 hour period)


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3 x 40 minutes sets (within a 3 hour period)


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Prices

Price from £898 + travel from London

Based on 3 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • South East From £915
  • East of England From £941

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25 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
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A fantastic band that really lift the spirit

5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended
booked Rakish Paddy for their Wedding in Essex August 2023

“The band created a superb atmosphere on a very wet and miserable day. They lifted the guests to the point where every guest was dancing to their last two songs at 10.45pm. The caller was excellent and very patient which helped most of the guests grasp the fundamental moves. They received rapturous applause at the end of the evening. Much deserved.”


The band was really amazing and the highlight of our wedding evening

5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended
booked Rakish Paddy for their Wedding July 2023

“The band was really amazing and the highlight of our wedding evening celebrations on the 24th June! All of our guests loved the dancing, fun and friendly atmosphere the band created. Many thanks to the caller for helping us navigate the more complicated dances and Ruth for liaising with us prior to the wedding! ” ”


Everyone had great fun and it was a brilliant way to round off the wedding day.

5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended
booked Rakish Paddy for their Wedding June 2023

“Thank you so much for performing at our wedding reception! Everyone had such a fun time, and it was so special to be able to teach the Portuguese about Ceilidh dancing; so many have said how much they loved it. We are incredibly grateful for how well you all coped with the mix of languages and English comprehension you gave us the time needed to translate the instructions and try them out without detracting from overall dancing time. I was also very impressed with your flexibility with the set, pushing back your break by a song when you saw everyone was ready for one more dance, thank you. Overall, everyone had great fun and it was a brilliant way to round off the wedding day. Thank you to you all!”


The band were absolutely fantastic!

5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended
booked Rakish Paddy for their Wedding January 2023

“The band were absolutely fantastic! Loads of energy and character that got everyone dancing from the first song to the last. They had a great repertoire of songs and even gave us an encore. Cannot recommend them highly enough.”


Everyone really enjoyed their music

5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended
booked Rakish Paddy for their event November 2022

“Everyone really enjoyed their music and personality and they brought a lot of light to, what for me, was a most difficult time.”

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