Between Friends


This is the act's lowest available price for a local performance by their smallest line-up. It does not include any travel costs.

Please note that many acts charge higher rates for events taking place on Fridays and Saturdays in summer.

Occasionally, a rate lower than the listed price may be obtainable on selected dates. This will be advertised in the act's "about" section.

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Between Friends’ huge song list includes modern artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and The Pogues, as well as traditional Irish folk classics. The band combine fiddle, banjo, acoustic guitar, caller and vocals to create a rich tapestry of sound.

They’ve been playing together for more than a decade and in that time have played at a huge number of ceilidhs, barn dances, Irish celebrations and weddings across the Midlands and beyond.

Between Friends were absolutely amazing. They really joined in the fun and made our day truly special with the first dance that they learnt especially for us! Michael, Wedding at Gayton Village Hall, Staffordshire

Between Friends are equally at home playing for small parties as they are huge festival stages, and are able to adjust their volume for any venue. This makes them suitable for relaxed background music, or they can turn up the energy for a party set. Whether it's a wedding or a festival, a barn dance or a beer tent, Between Friends won't disappoint!

Between Friends are always open to playing song requests.

Between Friends are currently offering rates which may be lower than their advertised "from" price, for midweek events (Sunday to Thursday) – please get in touch for more information.

Performance info

Line-up Female vocals/caller, male vocals, fiddle, banjo, acoustic guitar, mandolin
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Song requests
Add £0
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Remove banjo player
Deduct £185
For smaller venues or more intimate events
Extra performances
Add £30 per musician per half hour
Extend the band's sets by up to one hour


Across The Great Divide – The Band
As Tears Go By – The Rolling Stones
Better Dig Two – The Band Perry
California Dreaming – Mammas And Papas
City Of New Orleans – Arlo Guthrie
Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners
Country Roads – John Denver
Devil Went Down To Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band
Dixie Chicks – Travelin Soldier
Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
Edward Red – Tail Ring
Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues
Fisherman’s Blues – The Waterboys
Five Hundred Miles – The Proclaimers
Fotheringay – Fairport Convention
Fox On The Run – Zac Brown Band
Galway Girl – Steve Earle
Golden Leaves – Passenger
Green Fields Of France – Eric Bogle
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
Hiring Fair – Ralph Mctell
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
If I Die Young – The Band Perry
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Kacey Musgraves – Follow Your Arrow
Kacey Musgraves – Merry Go Round
Landslide – Stevie Nicks
Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
Oh Mama – Aoife And The Boys
Rainy Night In Soho – The Pogues
Romeo And Juliet – Dire Straits
The Boxer – Simon And Garfunkel
The Road – Levellers
The Rose – Bette Midler
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker
When You Say Nothing – Ronan Keating/Alison Krauss And Union Station
White Dress – Sandy Denny
Whiter Shade Of Pale – Procol Harum
You Raise Me Up – Westlife


Black Velvet Band
Danny Boy
Dirty Old Town
Dirty Old Town
Fairytale Of New York
Fields Of Athenry
Galway Girl
Green Fields Of France
Irish Rover
Leaving Of Liverpool
Molly Malone
Peggy Gordon
Raglan Road
Rainy Night In Soho
Seven Drunken Nights
Song For Ireland
Star Of The County Down
Tell Me Ma
When You Were Sweet Sixteen
Whiskey In The Jar
Wild Rover

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Thank you so much for doing such an excellent job of keeping us entertained and dancing away the other night. A great time was had by all. All the best for the future.”

George, Private Party, Cambridgeshire, June 2019

“The musicians and caller were brilliant and involved everybody in the dancing! It was great fun and a perfect choice of music and dances for our special occasion! Thank you for sharing our happiness! Lots of Love and best wishes.”

Steve, Wedding, Nottingham, May 2019

“Thank you so very much for the amazing music and dancing. Please pass our thanks to your band members. We had an amazing day. Just about to board the plane ready for a relaxing honeymoon. Thanks again.”

Robert, Wedding, Leicestershire, May 2019

“A highly enjoyable evening with brilliant musicians. Members all loved it and we hope to book you again.”

Jim, Social Club Event, Warwickshire, March 2019

“Many thanks for playing for us on Saturday, you were all fantastic! Our guests really appreciated the band. You pulled out all the right tunes and at the right moments!”

Ken, Private Event, London, March 2019

“Sorry for the delay writing this, time got the better of me.. I just want to thank you again for the ceilidh the other day. Everyone's been super complimentary about you and it was brilliant that you could be a part of our day. We planning to do this again very soon! Thank you!”

Sarah, Club Night, Kent, February 2019

“The booking process was quick and detailed. The band got the party off to a great start and the second session had the crowd on their feet. Final 45 minutes was party time. My friends have claimed that this was the best country hoedown ever! Thank you Between Friends.”

Gary, 60th Cowboy Fancy Dress, Cambridgeshire, October 2018

“Thank you so much for providing a truly unforgettable evening for our wedding!”

Paul, Wedding in Nottinghamshire, July 2018

“The act was over and above all expectations. They brought our usually sedate gathering to life. We all had a great evening because of their participation. They were a joy. Many thanks to them all.”

Jennifer, Private Event, July 2018

“The band were great. Many guests commented on how much fun they had. Vicki was a great caller and there were lots of sore feet by the end of the night!”

Rachel, 40th Birthday Party at Manchester Rugby Club, January 2018

“I just want to thank you for coming to play for my Dad's birthday last weekend. We were all thoroughly entertained and my Dad wants to do the whole thing again next year!”

Alisdair, Private Party, Notts, July 2017

“Between Friends were absolutely amazing. They really joined in the fun and made our day truly special with the first dance that they learnt especially for us.”

Michael, Wedding at Gayton Village Hall, Staffordshire, July 2017

“Between Friends were absolutely excellent. The instrumentalists were great as was the singing. My party guests were really impressed as were others in the centre that came and stood outside the room to listen to the music. We all had a great fun filled time and will certainly book them again!”

Sue, Birthday Party at The Postmill in Alfreton, July 2017

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