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Location Cheshire
Starting from £620
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

  • Highlights
  • Cormac generates a vibrant and energetic atmosphere at live performances, guaranteed to have you up on your feet singing and dancing
  • Made up of professional musicians, they formed one of the liveliest bands in the UK Irish music scene today
  • Experienced and professional musicians with a true passion for music

Brilliant, exactly what we were expecting. They had everyone up dancing.

Ashleigh Lynch, Cheshire

They were punctual and set up efficiently without disrupting our function.

Ellen Wain, Staffordshire


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!



By Cormac




Jigs, Reels and Songs

  • 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

  • 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

7 Reviews

Top reviews

Melanie Sharp

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Nottinghamshire

Everyone has a wonderful time. Thanks!

Antony Wildman

Event: Other
Location: 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.

Marie Fortune

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Cheshire

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

Debbie Mynott

Event: Private Party
Location: 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.

Ashleigh Lynch - Sunrise Senior Living

Event: Private Party
Location: 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!

Chris Platt

Event: Private Party
Location: 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.

Ellen Wain

Event: Other
Location: 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.


    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    • Cambridgeshire £744
    • Norfolk £806
    • Suffolk £806
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £868
    • Leicestershire £992
    • Lincolnshire £1,054
    • Northamptonshire £930
    • Nottinghamshire £930
    • Rutland £992
    North East
    • Durham £806
    • North Yorkshire £744
    • Northumberland £806
    • South Yorkshire £744
    • Tyne and Wear £806
    • West Yorkshire £744
    North West
    • Cheshire £620
    • Cumbria £744
    • Lancashire £682
    • Manchester £620
    • Merseyside £620
    • Aberdeen £1,240
    • Ayrshire £992
    • Fife £992
    • Stirlingshire £1,116
    • West Lothian £1,116
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £1,240
    • Anglesey £682
    • Brecon £1,054
    • Cardigan £868
    West Midlands
    • Gloucestershire £992
    • Herefordshire £992
    • Shropshire £930
    • Staffordshire £744
    • Warwickshire £744
    • Worcestershire £806

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