Since the first celebrated St Patrick’s Day in well… a very long time ago, it has become one of the most anticipated dates in the calendar which people celebrate all over the world by painting their town/city green! Here in the UK we embrace the opportunity for great music, a few too many Guinness’s and much merriment, which all help in the makings of one awesome party!
It is no wonder that Irish and Ceilidh bands are in HUGE demand over the St Patrick’s day period which is held on 17th March each year. Here at Warble the Irish bands we represent tend to get booked around 10-12 months in advance of the day and are often booked not only for St Patrick’s Day itself, but the days surrounding it and will generally perform at more than one event per day.
People who have never seen an Irish or Ceilidh band before should never be put off booking – you will always find that you know some of the tunes and bands like ‘The Celtones‘ also provide rock and pop songs in their repertoire to temper the Irish. Many of the bands like ‘String Ceilidh Band‘ will also provide a ‘caller’ for the ceilidh (or ceili) as an optional extra. This member of the group will show the crowd how to dance along to the music, which creates a great party atmosphere for the day or evening and encourages everyone to participate.
The ‘Wild Murphy’s‘ are another great option for firm St Patrick’s followers and Irish novices alike. They perform well known tracks such as ‘Whiskey In The Jar‘ and ‘American Land’ as well as more traditional Irish tunes. They promise a truly raucous performance of up to nearly two hours of live music with amazing vocals and musicality. Check out this awesome Christmas tune 😀
The bands make for great entertainment at any time of day and come in all kinds of different line ups. So, if you are having an afternoon garden party and don’t quite want people dancing on the tables then have a look into a duo or trio option to play acoustically after or during lunch. On the other hand, if you won’t be happy until people are almost collapsing from dancing then a 4 – 5 piece including caller is the way to go.
So what are you waiting for? Grab a Shamrock and some lucky clover, stick on your dancing shoes and make the next St Patrick’s Day one to remember!
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