Blag play a lively mix of Celtic and World music, from Irish Ballads and Scottish Jigs to Flamenco and Gypsy Jazz. They perform regularly in Britain and in festivals throughout Europe. All the musicians in the group have trained at music college, made records and have performed on both television and radio, including being featured in Loose Ends on Radio 4.
Blag are based in London. The band regularly plays Balls, Weddings, Parties and Corporate Events. Blag also play Barn Dances and Ceilidhs with a dance caller to teach the steps.
David Morgan played acoustic guitar with Golage, in Brighton, which later formed Stomp an extremely successful percussion, performance group that have toured the world, playing on Broadway in New York and the Royal Festival Hall in London. His vast range of techniques, from bluegrass fingerpicking to a driving syncopated Irish rhythm style gives a rich harmony to Blag’s repertoire.
Michael Pinsky started playing the fiddle at six. He has played in folk groups in Scotland from the age of 11 who’s members have become players in leading Scottish bands such a Capercaille and Shoogleniffty and with leading jazz players such a Courtney Pine in the Grand Union Orchestra. His ability to play both folk and jazz creates a unique fiddle style.
Ade Harris was a member of the influential punk group Peter and the Test Tube Babies. His playing provides the power-house behind the Blag sound.
Blag have a repertoire of over fifty songs, including Irish jigs, reels and ballads, other Celtic tunes, Latin American songs, pop covers, flamenco, Eastern European dance tunes, bluegrass, stomp, blues, jazz and swing standards.
Irish and Scottish Classics Wild Rover Danny Boy Rocky Road to Dublin Whisky in the Jar Dirty Old Town Auld Lang Syne Barn Dance tunes Dashing White Sergeant Masons Apron Drops of Brandy Irish Merry Making Athol Highlanders St PatricksMorrisons Jig Deil among the Tailors
Latin and Bluegrass Oye como va Bolero Sweet Georgia Brown Devil Went Down to Georgia Dueling banjos
Pop Hits Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight Robbie Williams – Millennium Van Morrison – Moondance Van Morrison – Sweet Thing Oasis – Wonderwall The Doors – People are Strange Thin Lizzy – Whisky in the Jar The Waterboys – Fisherman's Blues The Pogues – Dirty Old Town