Essentially a traditional Irish band, they play an exciting mixture of original material and their own interpretations of traditional Irish tunes. Their set also includes songs from both sides of the Atlantic.
This Ceili band have been entertaining people in and around London since the early 90s. They were first heard in the capital’s thriving Irish pub circuit in venues such as The Swan at Stockwell, The Fiddlers Elbow and Biddy Mulligans as well as in live performances transmitted on BBC Radio.
The spirit of the band has always been, and remains grounded in Traditional Irish Music but there are also influences from other traditions including Scottish and American Bluegrass which are evident in their arrangements and original compositions.
Although they still perform in pubs that have maintained a program of live music they now appear more often in larger venues, performing regularly in The National Theatre, The Royal Festival Hall and Hammersmith Irish Centre. They have, however, remained true to the roots of the music and hold weekly acoustic sessions in North London where anyone who can hold down a tune or belt out a song is welcome to join in with the band on Thursday evenings
There have been a few line up changes since the band’s original incarnation.The current members are.
From Client – gig Sat 21st July 2012
The band were really wonderful, with a great caller who kept us all dancing in jolly order! Thank you so much
Kind regards, Niamh
From Client Ref Sat 1st Nov 2014
I can really recommend The Band for a good ceilidh. They played at my party, kept everyone on the dance floor and also entertained those who were unable to dance. They are extremely professional, excellent musicians and their caller was brilliant, pitching the instructions so that everyone was able to pick up the dances easily. The dances they played were varied and enjoyable and energetic! I’ve had so many cards from friends telling me how brilliant the party was, especially mentioning the band. Thanks again to the Band; I hope I’ll have an occasion when I need them again.
Best wishes, Cynthia