5 stars - The Rovers are Highly Recommended2 Reviews Number of members: 2Derbyshire
The Rovers are a Duo of the finest calibre bringing you the best in traditional and modern Irish music. Masters of feet stomping tunes sure to have the audience out of their seats and waltzing round the dancefloor. You won't be able to resist full chest out singing to classic songs by The Dubliners, The Wolfe Brothers and The Pogues....
5 stars - Connery are Highly Recommended41 Reviews Number of members: 4Cheshire
A professional four piece ceili band, available with an excellent caller if required. Connery will transform your event into a fun and enjoyable Ceili with an Irish, Scottish or English flavour! Ready to play at all types of events, the band have previously entertained at festivals, weddings, birthdays, plus, clubs, PTA nights and more!...
5 stars - The Whiskey Priests are Highly Recommended5 Reviews Number of members: 5Staffordshire
The Whiskey Priests are a good time band bringing you the luck, charm and talent of the Irish! Performing live sets bursting with soul, joy and real musicianship, The Whiskey Priests perform songs from The Dubliners, The Pogues, The Waterboys and tons more!...
5 stars - Gypsy Rogues are Highly Recommended83 Reviews Number of members: 4West Midlands
This fantastic 4 piece Irish & ceilidh band has enjoyed a steady rise to success with a number of radio and TV appearances, two fast-selling self-produced CDs, and a reputation as ‘one of the best Irish bands to come out of Birmingham’....
5 stars - Artys Party are Highly Recommended57 Reviews Number of members: 3Swansea
A lively group of musicians including a Brit Award and Mercury Music Prize nominee. Arty’s Party play Irish singalong standards. You can dance the night away to the ceilidh calling dance tunes such as the Seige of Ennis, the Gay Gordons, Strip the Willow....
5 stars - The Irish Ceilidh Band are Highly Recommended12 Reviews Number of members: 4Vale of Glamorgan
Introducing you to real Irish Ceilidh; guaranteed to get your feet stomping! This high energy 4-piece band features an array of traditional instruments from the fiddle, whistles and the Irish Bodhran! Complete with outstanding musicianship, warm wit and Irish charm, The Irish Ceilidh Band have entertained crowds across the UK!...
5 stars - Accordionist Cailin are Highly Recommended14 Reviews Number of members: 1London
Performing traditional songs from around the world, Accordionist Cailin has an impressive resume of Festival & TV appearances, as well as previous clients including Princess Anne, Sting, Jamie Oliver & Guy Ritchie!...
5 stars - Amhran are Highly Recommended3 Reviews Number of members: 2Cardiff
A lively professional duo performing the very best Irish tunes! With warm wit and Irish party spirit, Amhran are the perfect choice for any occasion! Previous clients include Cheltenham Race Festival, Robert Smith from The Cure, International Folk Festival in Guernsey, Welsh Rugby Union & more!...
5 stars - The Banjo Guy are Highly Recommended7 Reviews Number of members: 1Cornwall
An award winning & highly experienced Banjo player providing fun & unique entertainment! From exciting foot tapping bluegrass to interpretations of Jazz, Blues & Romantic pieces, The Banjo Guy is musically versatile & ready to entertain at any occasion!...
5 stars - Mark Costello are Highly Recommended3 Reviews Number of members: 1Gloucestershire
Whether you’re looking for an energetic performance that’ll get your guests singing and dancing or a chilled background set to chat away to, Mark Costello is a solo singer-guitarist with a wealth of experience in making events amazing! From laid-back tracks to Irish favourites, chart hits from the 00’s or right back to the 50’s, Mark's extensive repertoire holds something for everyone and every occasion!...
5 stars - The Celtic Mandolin Man are Highly Recommended2 Reviews Number of members: 1Suffolk
Taking you on a journey around England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland, The Celtic Mandolin Man performs haunting Celtic aires to lively jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas & more. Previous clients include Sandringham Estate, St Peters Cultural Venue & Rural Pastimes at Euston Park....
5 stars - The Shanty Buoys are Highly Recommended6 Reviews Number of members: 4Suffolk
The Shanty Buoys are a wandering acoustic group home-brewed in rural Suffolk with an unmistakably bold and original harmonic sound covering folk, sea shanties ('The Wellerman'!) and acoustic folk covers of contemporary songs and '90s classics....
5 stars - Almost Dublin are Highly Recommended4 Reviews Number of members: 4Durham
Known for their fun & celebratory feel, Almost Dublin’s live sets deliver lively Irish classics such as Galway Girl, Whiskey In The Jar, Wild Rover & many more iconic tunes from bands like The Pogues, The Dubliners & Flogging Molly to name a few! Over the last 20 years they have unquestionably become one of the most popular Irish music tribute groups in the UK....
5 stars - Mario Lee (Accordionist) are Highly Recommended5 Reviews Number of members: 1Devon
With a wealth of music from around the globe, Mario Lee has entertained audiences with a dazzling display of virtuosity. From Greek to Russian, sing-along to classical, standards to easy listening, why not try a night's entertainment with a difference?...
5 stars - The Buffalo Billies are Highly Recommended11 Reviews Number of members: 2London
Get ready for some toe tappin', hip shakin', whiskey sippin' Country Pop FUN! Mixing country twangs with the best rock and pop hits going, The Buffalo Billies bring you singalongs, hoedowns and the best accents this side of Atlantic City!...
Performing classic Irish tunes alongside fresh renditions of the biggest Rock, Pop and Rock n Roll favourites, Connor Kerr and Friends have a repertoire packed full of hits from The Dubliners, Oasis, The Pogues, Elvis and many more household names! The perfect trio for delivering an upbeat soundtrack to your event, this group will have you singing and clapping along all night!...
5 stars - Lord Strange are Highly Recommended3 Reviews Number of members: 3London
Lord Strange are a striking instrumental folk trio that perform traditional tunes from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Scandinavia, America & more! With a flexible repertoire & a caller also available, Lord Strange are perfect for all types of events!...
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5 stars - Artys Party are Highly Recommended
“Artys party were absolutely brilliant, got everyone up and dancing and we all had a blast. Thank you so much, everyone loved it!”
Adam B booked Artys Party for their Wedding in Shropshire on 9th September 2023
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5 stars - The Irish Ceilidh Band are Highly Recommended
“We hired this band for the evening at our wedding and they were fantastic! Great music, very skilled with their instruments and really got the crowd going. Would recommend to anyon...”
Jessica L booked The Irish Ceilidh Band for their Wedding in West Yorkshire on 12th August 2023
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