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Act Profile

Ceilidh Taggle

Formed in 1998. Outstanding talent from the North London traditional music scene, can tailor a band to your particular needs - anything from a duo to a six-piece, amplified or acoustic, with or without a caller. All the musicians have been performing, touring and recording many years and two are award-winning performers. They play Irish, Scottish, English and American songs and tunes, and are both sensitive to the occasion and responsive to the mood of the audience. If you wish they could concentrate on one particular style all night e.g. Scottish or Irish. An example of a duo would be guitar/vocals and banjo. Their accordion player can be brought in to enlarge the band. Other instruments such as fiddle, flute, tin-whistle, double bass or snare drum may be added. Speciality instruments such as Scottish or Irish bagpipes, bodhran (Irish drum) or traditional dancers are also available. The most common format for a ceilidh consists of four musicians plus a caller who will teach the dances from scratch - no experience needed! A ceilidh is something really different and ideal for a successful party, as it is a fun way to get families, friends and colleagues to mix and meet and because all age groups become involved.
Clients include Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Robert Smith of The Cure, Guy Ritchie, Jackie Clune
The Baroness McDonagh and Sheila McDonagh MP, National Theatre, National Youth Orchestra and British Airways.
Celebrities we've performed for include: Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Frank Skinner, Clive Anderson, Ian Hislop
Stephen Fry, Alan Davis, Dara O'Briain, Sanjeev Bhaskhar, Meera Syal, Aimi MacDonald, Bert Weedon, Jon Snow, Imelda Staunton
Venues include Return to Camden Town Festival, London NW1, Blenheim Palace, The National Liberal Club
The Royal Festival Hall, Pinewood Studios, and HM Treasury
TV appearences "Next" on Live TV, "Feilte" on TG4, End of shoot parties: "Poirot" & "The Bill"
Film appearences "66" with Helena Bonham Carter and Catherine Tate
Resident Musicians The Crown Moran Hotel, London NW2.

Act Information

Line-up

Guitar/vocals, Banjo, Accordion.

Extra Line-up(s)

Fewer musicians available e.g. duo or caller
Caller available with backing tracks or with the band to explain traditional dances
Additional instruments available e.g. fiddle flute or percussion

Also included

Dynacord Powermate 600 Mixer Amp, two EV speakers and Shure SM58 mics. Floodlights for the band.

Location

South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, Midlands.

Previous Clients

Clients include Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall, Robert Smith of The Cure, Guy Ritchie, Jackie Clune
The Baroness McDonagh and Sheila McDonagh MP, National Theatre, National Youth Orchestra and British Airways.

Testimonials

"Would definitely recommend"
"Excellent. Mick and the band were everything we expected and more (23rd June 2018 Saturday Mayflower Place, Tudor Way, Hertford, SG14 2DL). Easy to work with, professional and, more than anything, flexible. Loved their version of The Bare Necessities that we requested! Would definitely recommend" Forbes Mutch 15th July 2018

"Everyone was dancing"
"Amazing!!! The band was superb. (16th September 2017 Saturday Granta, 14 Newnham Rd, Cambridge CB3 9EX) The songs were performed to the highest standard, and they were FUN. Our guests had an amazing time, and by the end, everyone was dancing. At one point, the band even called a miniature impromptu ceilidh dance: we don't know who initiated this, but it was a fantastic read of the crowd, who adored it. Again, we received so many compliments on the band" Morgan & Scott Shepard 28th Sept 2017

"Such wonderful musicians"
"Hello Mick and all of the band who attended our wedding at Moreteyne Manor on 09/09/2017! (Saturday Woburn Road, Marston Moreteyne, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 0NQ) What an absolutely fantastic interlude of music you gave us - we all absolutely loved it! I'm just so sorry I didn't get the chance to come and thank you personally on the day, it was a bit of a whirlwind - but I have the most beautifully vivid memories of dancing with my uncle in the lounge. Such wonderful musicians and you played a perfect array of songs for us all to enjoy. Paul heard the sea shanty and was very excited, especially when I told him that it was for him. We hope everything went ok for ye too and that you enjoyed the venue. We have had lots of people asking about you so we will be sure to pass on your name and website to them. Thanks for adding a wonderful dose of celtic magic to our special day. Lots of best wishes" Karen and Paul Savage 28th Sept 2017

"You were brilliant"
"The Mayor, Cllr Tony Virgo wanted me to pass on his thanks for your performance at his Burns Supper (10th February 2017 Friday The Stirrups Country House Hotel, Maiden's Green, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6LD). He said you were brilliant and the Scottish dancing was a great success! He's a very very happy Mayor, You may also like to know that we managed to raise over £2000 for Sebastian's Action Trust which is fantastic, Best Wishes" Emma Young Mayor's Office Democratic and Registration Services Corporate Services Bracknell Forest Council 14th February 2017

"Terrific way to get everyone up"
"Dear Mick & Band, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding at Magdalene College (2nd July 2016 Saturday Ramsay Hall, Magdalene College,Cambridge, CB3 0AG). Everyone really enjoyed the ceilidh and it was a terrific way to get everyone up and dancing. We had so many lovely comments from our guests on the music and dancing. Thank you for making it so fun and for making our day so special. Please do pass on our thanks to the other members of the band. Warmest regards" Fiona & Brian O'Donovan 14th Aug 2016

"Fantastic and efficient"
"Hi Mick, A huge thank you to you and the rest of Wraggle Taggle for performing at the Celts Late on Friday (9th October 2015 The Clore foyer, The British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG). We really appreciate you contributing to this special event and you have been fantastic and efficient to work with. The band sounded great and it was lovely to see people enjoying themselves (I managed to pop down briefly!). I will also send on the photos of the event when they reach me too.Great to meet you briefly and thank you all again for performing. All the best" Marisa Smith Acting Events Manager: Adult Programmes, British Museum 12th October 2015

"How wonderful the band was"
"Dear Mick, I didn't get to thank you in person last night at Heatherden Hall Pinewood, (25th July 2015* Saturday, Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, SL0 0NH) it was so hectic trying to get around to talk to guests. I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your amazing performance, we are and were so grateful that you made a wonderful party an amazing party. We had so many compliments on how wonderful the band was and everyone had such an amazing fun evening. I apologise for the overrun and you having to wait around. I do hope all the drinks and food we ordered were ok and the ushers looked after you. You were truly amazing and made the party!!! THANK YOU Best Wishes" Jane Jennet 26th July 2015

"The ceilidh went down like a storm!"
"Hi Mick, Now that we are back from honeymoon we just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for the fantastic ceilidh you ran at our wedding (7th March 2015 Saturday Dodford Manor, Dodford, Northamptonshire, NN7 4SR) and provide some feedback, should it be of use. Firstly, the ceilidh went down like a storm! Everyone we have spoken to since returning from honeymoon has mentioned the ceilidh and stated what tremendous fun it was. Prior to the wedding many of the English si

Highlights

Award-winning performers.
Flexible line-ups.
Caller available to explain the dances.

Repertoire

Repertoire

Main Set
As I Roved Out (Christy)
Auld Lang Syne
Back Home in Derry
Band Played Waltzing MatildaBlack is the Colour
Black Velvet Band
Bold Grenadier
Bonny Ship the Diamond
Both Sides the Tweed
Brown Eyed Girl
Caledonia Clare to Here
Cliffs of Doneen
Cockles & Mussels
Come by the Hills
Danny Boy
Dark Island
Dirty Old Town
Fairytale of New York
Far away in Australia
Fiddlers Green
Fields of Athenry
Fleur of Scotland
Foggy Dew
Galway Girl
Galway Shawl
Hallelujah
I'll Tell My Ma
Irish Rover
Isle of Tears
Jambalaya
Lakes of Ponchartrain
Last thing on my mind
Leaving of Liverpool
Lights of London
McAlpine's Fuseliers
Mountain Dew
Muirsheen Duirkin
My Lovely Rose of Clare
Nancy Spain
Only our Rivers run Free
Ordinary Man
Peggy Gordon
Queen Jane
Ride On
Sean South
Seven Drunken Nights
She Moved Through The Fair
Spancil Hill
Star of the County Down
Sweet Sixteen
Sweet Thames Flow Softly
Tipping it up to Nancy
Town I Love so well
Voyage
Waltzing for Dreamers
Whiskey in the Jar
Whistling Gypsy Rover
The Wild Colonial Boy
Wild Rover
Will you go Lassie Go
Willie McBride
World of Our Own
Rock & Pop
All My Loving
American Pie
Amorillo
Annie's Song
Brown Eyed Girl
Can't buy me love
Country Roads
Dance the Night Away
Fairytale of New York
From Me To You
Galway Girl
Hallelujah
Hey Good Lookin
I just called to say I love you
I'll never find another you
Love is the sweetest thing
Return to Sender
Summer Holiday
Twist & Shout / La Bamba
World of Our Own
Yesterday
Other popular songs we do
American Pie
Amorillo
Banks of the Ohio
Boys from the County Armagh
Bunch of Thyme
City of Chicago
Country Roads
Curragh of Kildare
Dance the Night Away
Do you want your old lobby washed down
Dublin in the Rare Old Times
Follow me up to Carlow
Get Back
Hallelujah
Hey Good Lookin
Hokey Cokey
I'm a Man you don't meet every day
Jolly Beggarman
Limerick you're a lady
Little Drummer
Liverpool Lou
Maggie
Marie's Wedding
Matty Groves
Mull of Kintyre
My own dear Galway Bay
Rattling Bog
Red Rose Cafe
Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
Sam Hall
Slievenamon
Soldiers' Song
Spanish Lady
Take me Home to Mayo
Viva La Quince Brigada
Waltzing Matilda
What shall we do with the drunken sailor?
Where the three counties meet
Willie and Mary
World Turned Upside Down
Songs popular in care centres
Ain't Misbehavin'
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square Annie's Song
Anniversary Waltz
Arriverdeci Roma
As Time Goes By
Blue Moon
Camptown Races / O'Suzannah / Turkey in the Straw
Daisy / Down at the Old Bull & Bush / I belong to Glasgow
Hey Good Lookin'
If you were the only Girl in the World
I just called to say I loved you
I know I'll never find another you
I'll Take you home again Kathleen
I'm getting married in the morning / Roll out the Barrel / My old Man said / Knees up Mother Brown
I'm in the mood for Love
It's a Long Way to Tipperary / Pack up your troubles / Coming Round the Mountain / When the Saints
Leaning on a Lampost
Lilly Marlene
Magic Moments
Maybe it's because / The Bells are Ringing / Lambeth Walk / Side by Side
My Way
On Mother Kelly's Doorstep
Que Sera Sera
Return to Sender
The Rose
Show me the way to go Home
Strangers in The Night
Street Where you Live
Summer Holiday
Tea for Two
That's Amore
Underneath the Arches
We'll Meet Again
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
White Christmas
White Cliffs of Dover
You Are my Sunshine
You Made me Love You
Tunes
Arkansas Traveler
Ashokan Farewell
Athole Highlanders
Banshee
Blackthorne Stick
Blarney Pilgrim
Boys of Bluehill
Calliopie House
Cliffs of Moher
Cock of the North
College Hornpipe (Sailors Hornpipe)
Congress
Cooley's
Cup of tea
Dashing White Sergeant
Dingle Regatta
Donnybrook Fair
Drowsy Maggie
Duke of Perth
Dusty Windowsill
Earl's Chair
Fairy Dance
Farewell To Erin
Flowers of Edinburgh
Golden Keyboard:
Gravel Walks
Hag at The Churn
Haste to the Wedding
High Reel
I'll buy boots for Maggie
I wanna be near you
Irish Washerwoman
Jig of Slurs
Keel Row
Kesh
Kid on the Mountain
King of the Fairies
Lark in the Morning
Maggie in the Wood
Maguire & Patterson's
Maid behind the Bar
Margaret's Waltz
Marie's Wedding
Martin Wynn's No 1 & No 2
Mason's Apron
Merry Blacksmith
Miss McLeods: Morrison's
Mountain Road
Musical priest
My Love is but a Lassie yet
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
Nine Points of Roguery
Off to California
Orange & Blue
Otter's Den
Over the Moor to Maggie
Pinch of Snuff
Planxty Irwin
Rakish Paddy
Rattling Bog
Red Haired Boy/Little Beggarman
Rights of Man
Saddle the Pony
Sailor's Bonnet
Sally Gardens
Scotland the Brave
Sean Ryan's
Si Bheag Si Mhor
Silver Spear
Skye Boat Song
Sligo Maid
Soldiers Joy
Spanish Lady
Spider in the Bog
St Anne's
St Bernard's Waltz
Star of Munster
Statten Island
Swallows Tail
Tam Linn
Tarbolton
Teetotallers
The Rose Tree
Toss the Feathers
Tripping up the Stairs
Trumpet Hornpipe (Captain Pugwash)
Turkey in the Straw: Wise Maid:
Dances
Barn Dance
Big Set
Bridge of Athlone
Circassian Circle
Circle dance
Circle Waltz
Cumberland reel
Cumberland Square Eights
Danish Waltz
Dashing White Sergeant
Gay Gordons
Harvesting Jig
Haymakers jig
Hokey Cokey
I Want to be near you
Longways dances
Sausage roll
Seige of Ennis
Square dance
Strip the Willow
Virginia Reel
Walls of Limerick
Waves of Tory
Plus many more Scottish Irish and Barn Dance selections
And many more!...

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)