We are a quirky folk band that delivers a mixture of traditional Irish and Scottish Tunes and a wide range of songs mainly traditional plus what we call off-piste numbers like my old man's a dustman, lily the pink, rave on /bye bye love etc.
Repertoire is generally quite versatile extending into some soft rock at one side and American Songbook on the other. If you think we would suit we would be delighted to play for you.
Our line up includes vocal/mandolin/guitar (Alan), whistles/oboe (Martin), double bass (Karn), keyboard ('Professor' Roland Batty), violin (Rhiannon) We can perform as a trio, four piece or five piece with or with out caller so as to accommodate different budgets or musical / venue requirements. Band comes as a 5 piece Whistles / Vocal + mandolin and guitar / double bass / keys / violin
Repertoire is mainly Irish, Scottish and English Tunes and songs by the Pogues, Steve Earle, The Wolf Tones, the Dubliners plus a few old favourites like Lily the Pink, My Old Man's a Dustman, Rave On/Bye Bye Love and Folsom Prison Blues and maybe even the odd jazz standard.
Some of our current favourites include Ashokan Farewell /Streets of New York /Irish Rover Neil Gow's Lament /Galway Girl /White Cockade Durham Rangers /Caledonia /Lish Young Buy-a-Broom Parnell's March /Come by the Hills/Leaving of Liverpool Lark in the Clear Air /CarrickFergus /Wild Rover Lark in the Morning /McFarlane of the Sprotts /Fiddlers Green Hardiman the fiddler /Galway Shawl /Munster Cloak Foxhunters Jig /Grey funnel Line /The Parting Glass
We had such an enjoyable time on 10th February and a lot of the joy was due to the life enhancing music of Newick Folk. So many people have said to us that they would like to take up country dancing after this. Quite a lot of people commented on the last song. We have never heard anybody sing it better! We really could not have been more pleased with how it all went.
We were able to book this band for St Patrick's weekend and the whole process ran very smoothly. Very quick to respond to email queries and the set was tailored to our Irish theme which we so appreciated. The guys were very easy going, organised and supportive of our fundraising cause too. Would definitely recommend as a jolly evening was had by all, Thank You :-)
This is just an email to say thank you so much for playing at my 21st. You and the rest of your band were absolutely amazing. You were all polite and everyone enjoyed your music. The caller was great. It's the best music for a ceilidh that I've been too. My family and friends were amazed at how well you all played and loved the songs in between (and so did i). Thank you all for a lovely evening and i hope you enjoyed yourselves too and grabbed enough food and drinks during the breaks.