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Irish Ways

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Irish Ways

We've been playing together over ten years now. Our set is predominantly Irish, with a little Bluegrass and Country thrown in.


MAT WALKLATE (harmonica, flute, uilleann pipes, vocals)

Mat is an accomplished harmonica and flute player who is as much at home playing Irish traditional music as he is the blues. (He won the British Blues Harmonica Championship when he was only twenty-one.) As well as being a master of the harmonica, he is also a fine singer an uilleann piper.


MATT FAHEY (guitar, vocals)

Matt Fahey is a superb singer, and has been a stalwart of the British folk scene for many years. He is a skilled, dynamic guitar player, equally adept at accompanying vocals and instrumental music. Along with Mat Walklate, he has played at festivals and on tour all over Europe.


JONNY HULME (five-string banjo, vocals)

Jonny is arguably the best bluegrass banjo player in the UK, whose effective and complementary melodic arrangements reveal his roots in both Irish traditional and bluegrass music. He has been a professional musician for the past ten years, and in that time has played with many of the best folk musicians around. His vibrant, hard-hitting style is an essential part of the House Devils' unique sound.

LASZLO PALKO (percussion)

Laszlo has been passionate about percussion since he was thirteen years old. He has become an expert player of the bodhran and cajon, as well as a host of other instruments. A professional teacher for the past seventeen years, he is able to play in almost any style or genre.

Act Information

Line-up

Two vocals, backing vocals, guitar, flute, harmonica, uilleann pipes, banjo, percussion.

Extra Line-up(s)

Available as duo (2 vocals, guitar, flute, harmonica, uilleann pipes). Trio with either banjo or percussion. Ceilidh as trio or four piece with additional caller. We can play a purely instrumental set, or a set of only songs.

Also included

300 W per side PA system. Two spotlights.

Location

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

Previous Clients

Statoil (Norway), Santander, York racecourse, Astra Zeneca, Manchester City Council

Testimonials

Jennifer Mullin, Wedding Event, North Yorkshire
5/5
Really good fun, got all ages up on the dance floor which was great!
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Charlotte Smith, Wedding Event, Gloucestershire
5/5
The band were fantastic, everything went brilliant - the music was wonderful and we would definetly hire them again. They made the day thanks, Charlotte
Paul O'Brien, Private Party Event, Lancashire
5/5
Second time we have booked these guy's, they were equally as fantastic as the first time, would have no problem recommending them to any one. Very talented musicians. Prompt arrival and very agreeable and flexible, many thanks.
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Sonia and Nassau, Wedding Event, Hereford and Worcester
5/5
St Patricks Ceilidh were great! They are talented players, and all of our guests enjoyed the performance during our afternoon drinks reception. We picked this band because they can play the range of instruments we expected from a traditional Irish band, including the bodhran and uilleann pipes. They were helpful and friendly, and incorporated all of our requests. We really appreciated their thoughtfulness, for example, we requested solos from the bodhran player for the arrival of the groom.

Highlights

The best of Irish songs from two excellent singers
Lively, foot-stomping tunes on flute, harmonica, uilleann pipes, banjo etc
We can bring along a caller to organise group dances.

Repertoire

Repertoire

Irish
Trad Wild Rover
Trad The Irish Rover
Trad I'll Tell Me Ma
Trad Star Of The County Down
Trad Step It Out Mary
Trad Galway Shawl
Trad The Holy Ground
Trad Waxies Dargle
Trad As I Roved Out
Trad P Stands For Paddy
Ewan McColl Dirty Old Town
Christy Moore Ride On
Steve Earle Galway Girl
Pete St John The Fields Of Athenry
Bluegrass
Trad Darling Corey
Bill Monroe Old Ebenezer Scrooge
Trad Over The Waterfall Follow The Leader
Jimmy Murphy We Live A Long Time To Get Old
Country
Jonny Cash Folsom Prison Blues

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.)