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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!

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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

12 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
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  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Thank you for the fantastic performance at our event

5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended booked Rakish Paddy for their event in East Sussex December 2019

“I would like to thank you for the fantastic performance at our event last Saturday. Every guest absolutely loved Rakish Paddy. They have been doing events at the Owl for the 12 years I have lived there, and they told me this was the best band they have ever had. Really, a top class gig, which is greatly appreciated. I hope we can do another one in the coming year , and would love you to do it .”


We had such a great time, the band were going full steam

5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended booked Rakish Paddy for their Wedding August 2019

“I am writing to say how much we enjoyed your ceilidh for our wedding party on 31st August. We had such a great time, the band were going full steam with the music, the caller was very good and sympathetic (!), and we enjoyed singing some of our favourite songs with you. Thank you very much for providing such a lively and fun show.”


Great fun, caller was funny and kept people engaged.

5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended booked Rakish Paddy for their Wedding in Berkshire May 2019

“I would like to thank Rakish Paddy for putting on a great show and encouraging all our friends and family to dance at our wedding. It was a blast! Caller was funny and kept people engaged. They were very polite, professional and contacted us before to make sure all plans were set so there would be no hiccups.”


Perfect Ceilidh band for lively wedding

5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended booked Rakish Paddy for their Wedding in London September 2018

“Fabulous caller who led a very lively crowd of 150 to have great fun. The musicians were exceptional and the added bonus of the songs (boy can the drummer sing) was wonderful. We had the most fun at our wedding. Thank you so much to Rakish Paddy.”


A huge hit with us and all our guests

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

“Rakish Paddy had the whole wedding party dancing away on the lawn as the sun went down - great vocals and backing instruments and a patient caller to take everyone through the steps! A huge hit with us and all our guests.”

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Prices

Price from £833 + travel from London

Based on 4 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

    • South East From £833
    • East of England From £859

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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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    * 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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