Location Cheshire
Starting from £600.00
7 reviews
Location Cheshire
Starting from £600.00
Read 7 reviews

Cormac is a four piece Irish Band, who plays a fantastic and lively range of Traditional and Contemporary Irish Music as well as Celtic Rock and Country Rock and Roll. Made up of professional musicians, they formed one of the liveliest bands in the UK Irish music scene today.

*Cormac generates a vibrant and energetic atmosphere at live performances, guaranteed to have you up on your feet dancing and singing… or, both at the same time*

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Cormac are no strangers to the folk scene and have been playing at pubs, clubs and festivals throughout the UK for the past 4 years. However, the musical pedigree of the individual players goes back much further.  

Joanne has played the flute from the age of 7, has a formal music education and also plays the saxophone and keyboards. Joanne’s favourite instrument is a silver flute on which she can play virtually any style of music ranging from Irish through Country to Rock and Roll!
Ken is a self taught musician who started playing guitar flamenco style at the age of 18 and later graduated to Mandolin, Mandola and Banjo as he became interested in Traditional Irish music. He has played as a session musician with various Irish and Folk bands and has a unique Mandolin style. He plays a Sobell Mandolin, acknowledged to be one of the best instruments around and a Ryder 4 string electric mandolin.
Alan is an accomplished musician who can play a range of instruments from guitar to keyboards. He has played with several bands ranging from Folk Rock to a top flight Ceili band. He currently features on a Deering electric Banjo and Sobell Bouzuki in Cormac. He is a tunesmith and his knowledge of Irish tunes is unsurpassed.
Barrie sings and plays a Loud-One (Louden) Guitar. He is well known and has played on the folk and country scene for many years and acknowledged as having one of the largest and varied song repertoires in the business. 
With BBC radio performances under their belt, Cormac is becoming well known for their particular brand of music. Fully equipped and ready to play at all types of venues small to large, the band also specialise in Ceili’s and have excellent Callers for all types, whether an Irish, Scottish or English flavour!

  • Standard line up: 4 Piece Band- Flute, Mandolin, Banjo, Guitar, Vocal
  • Standard lineup for Irish / Scottish or English Ceili's: as above plus Caller
  • Extra Musicians can be added at extra cost: Fiddle / Melodeon / Squeezebox
  • St. Brendan
  • Lark in the Morning
  • Mountain Dew
  • Murshien Durkin
  • Mc Alpines Fusiliers
  • JCB song
  • Black Velvet Band
  • Seven Drunken Nights
  • I Uset a Luv Her
  • Paddy on the Railway
  • Whisky in the Jar
  • Rarest Flowers
  • Streets of Dublin
  • Rocky Rd to Dublin
  • Nobbys Steamboat
  • Sally McLennane
  • Four Roads
  • Whisky you’re the Devil
  • South Australia
  • Irish Rover
  • Rose of Allendale
  • Fields of Athanry
  • Galway Shawl
  • Galway Girls
  • Donegal Danny
  • Wild Rover
  • Craic was Mighty
  • Shamrock Shore
  • The Maro
  • Liverpool Lou
  • Fairytale of New York
  • Dark Streets of London
  • Red Rose Café
  • Hills of Donegal
  • Back to Tuam
  • FCA
  • Lukeys Boat
  • Thousands are Sailing
  • Streams of Whiskey
  • Grace
  • Jock Stuart
  • Rattlin’ Roarin Willie
  • Nancy Whisky
  • Rose of Allandale
  • Flower o’ Scotland
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Mingalay Boat song
  • Northern Lights of Aberdeen
, Birthday Party, Nottinghamshire

Everyone has a wonderful time. Thanks!

, Other, Sandiway Golf Club, Cheshire

Very easy to book and always kept informed on the night. Cormac were excellent and very happy to fit in with what we requested.

, Birthday Party, Cheshire

Great people, great music, they made our party. Engaged with our guests, learnt our requests, I wouldn't hesitate to book them again!

, Private Party, Staffordshire

Everything went really well on Saturday. The band were fantastic - really lively and everyone commented on how good they were. They were very professional - arriving in plenty of time, getting set up, checking out the running times and playing to time. Would definitely book them again. Booking process was all very easy as well. With thanks and best wishes.

, Private Party, Cheshire

The guys were brilliant, exactly what we were expecting. They had everyone up dancing and were very easy to work with. No problems with shortening their break time in between sets to keep the party going. Fantastic!

, Private Party, Merseyside

The band were fantastic and very understanding when things didn't go to plan. Highly recommended. Thanks so much we had a superb night.

, Other, Staffordshire

We thought that the pre-occasion communication and their flexibility with the music type was excellent. They were punctual and set up efficiently without disrupting our function. Ken seemed to be their main link man and we found him friendly and accommodating. Their overall performance was just what we hoped for and all our guests enjoyed their music singing and dancing - especially the ceilidh dances we did. We are very pleased that we booked them.

  • Newark Festival
  • The Lonsdale Hotel
  • Woodhouse Grove School
  • Fylde Folk Festival
  • Wordsworth Hotel
  • Ramada Jarvis Hotels
  • Haydock Races
  • Ruthin Festival
  • Majestic Hotel, Harrogate
  • Tytherington Club, Macclesfield
  • Barton Grange Hotel
  • Crewe Hall, Crewe
  • Pilkingtons
  • Moathouse Hotels
  • Manchester International Irish Centre
  • Shrigley Hall Hotel
  • Hilton Hotels
  • Peckforton Castle
  • Thistle Hotels
  • Stanneylands Hotel
  • University of Wales, Manchester. Alsager
  • Yates Wine Lodges
  • Broxton Hall Hotel.
  • Last Drop Village Ho.
  • Wrexham BC
  • Ruthin Festival
  • Offa CC
  • Lucid, Manchester
  • Queens Hotel Leeds
  • Haigh Hall
  • Paramount Hotels
  • The Arts Council England
  • Numerous Clubs & Pubs

A Ceili (pronounced ‘kay- lee’) is a gathering for music and dance and is one of the best ways to ensure that the people at your event meet each other in a FUN atmosphere… and no previous experience is necessary. Ceili dancing may involve large or small groups of people and is easy to pick up. The dances are pattern dances and may be done in lines, squares and circles. The caller will instruct you in each dance before you do it, ‘call’ the steps and supervise the dance once it starts. Getting the steps absolutely right is neither expected nor demanded. In fact, the object is to have FUN and lots of it!  

Cormac specialise in Ceili's for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, folk festivals, PTA's, corporate events and any other occasion (or excuse for a party) you can think of! From very large events to very small gatherings the band performs as a 5 piece, utilising one of three excellent callers, to give your event an Irish, Scottish or English flavor.  The callers are all very experienced and there to make your event enjoyable and FUN.

Besides the Ceili sets, Cormac are also able to perform traditional and contemporary Irish music, Celtic rock, Irish country and country!

  • 2 hours playing time, consisting of 3 x 40 mins or 2 x 60 mins.
  • Extra sets available for an extra cost.

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.


Aberdeen £1,200.00 Ayrshire £960.00 Fife £960.00 Stirlingshire £1,080.00 West Lothian £1,080.00

North East

Durham £780.00 Northumberland £780.00 North Yorkshire £720.00 South Yorkshire £720.00 Tyne and Wear £780.00 West Yorkshire £720.00

North West

Cheshire £600.00 Cumbria £720.00 Manchester £600.00 Lancashire £660.00 Merseyside £600.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £840.00 Leicestershire £960.00 Lincolnshire £1,020.00 Northamptonshire £900.00 Nottinghamshire £900.00 Rutland £960.00


Cambridgeshire £720.00 Norfolk £780.00 Suffolk £780.00


Anglesey £660.00 Cardigan £840.00 Brecon £1,020.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £960.00 Herefordshire £960.00 Shropshire £900.00 Staffordshire £720.00 Warwickshire £720.00 Worcestershire £780.00

South East

Bedfordshire £1,200.00
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