O'Reallys Ceilidh Band

from£1,535

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Not sure whether to book a ceilidh band or a pop party band? You needn’t worry, as The O'Reallys can do both! A popular choice for weddings and cross-generational events, the band typically follow up their ceilidh sets with one or two sets of well-known rock and pop songs from the 1950s to the present day. Ceilidh caller included!

Book within 7 days of your enquiry and get a FREE 1 x 60 minute afternoon acoustic jazz/folk set from 3pm (worth £185)

The band's female singer is also an experienced ceilidh caller and will guide guests through the steps of well-known ceilidh dances such as Dashing White Sergeant, Gay Gordons, Circassian Circle and Strip the Willow. These dances are ideal for parties and weddings and are a great way to break the ice and for people to get to know each other.

A band that gets me dancing has to be good! O'Reallys are totally addictive – a habit I recommend everyone getting hooked on! Diane-Louise Jordan, TV Presenter

The O'Reallys Ceilidh Band have played for The Royal Family, BP, BT and Lloyds TSB. They have also played at The Ritz Ballroom, The Savoy Hotel, The Hurlingham Club, The Dorchester Hotel, The Lanesborough, The Park Lane Hotel, The Lansdowne Club, The Natural History Museum, The Landmark Hotel, The Gherkin and many more.

Members of the band have played with Joss Stone, Ms. Dynamite, Heather Small, Beverley Knight, Des’ree, Alexandra Burke, Candi Staton, Mavis Staples and Lemar.

The O'Reallys offer a trio line-up for smaller events, as well an acoustic folk or jazz trio for afternoon entertainment. They can also expand to a 10-piece line-up including an additional female vocalist, 3 horn players and a keys player.

It's clear the band love what they do (especially playing the ceilidh dances), and will make sure you do too!

Performance info

Line-up Female vocal/caller; male guitar/vocal; fiddle; bass; drums
Performance duration 3 x 50 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included)

Booking options

Add female vocalist
Add £225
For shared lead vocals, harmonies and a varied repertoire
Add brass
Add £225
Three brass players available for extra impact
Add keyboards
Add £225
Piano and synths for a bigger sound
Acoustic folk/jazz background music
Add £185
Live lounge style sets by the band's acoustic trio, ideal for drinks receptions or meals (female vocals/caller; guitar/male vocal; fiddle)

Ceilidh

Brown Jug Polka
Circassian Circle
Dashing White Sargeant
Gay Gordons
Heel and Toe Polka
Strip the Willow

Rock

Alright Now – Free
Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
Summer of 69 – Brian Adams
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

Country

I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash

Irish

Black Velvet Band – The Dubliners
City of Chicago – Christy Moore
Clare to Here – The Fureys
Danny Boy – The Pogues
Dirty Old Town – The Pogues
Fields of Athenry – The Dubliners
Galway Girl – Mundy/Steve Earle
I'll Tell Me Ma – Clancy Brothers
Leaving of Liverpool – The Pogues
Molly Malone – The Dubliners
Rainy Night in Soho – The Pogues
Ride On – Christy Moore
She Moved Through the Fair – Van Morrison
Spancil Hill – Christy Moore/Shane MacGowan
Star of the County Down – The Pogues
Step It Out Mary – The High Kings
The Auld Triangle – The Pogues
The Foggy Dew – The Wolfe Tones
The Irish Rover – The Pogues
The Rover – The Clancy Brothers
Those Were the Days – Liam Clancy
Whiskey in the Jar – The Dubliners

Latin

Besame Mucho – Dean Martin
I’ve Seen That Face Before – Grace Jones
Lambada – Kaoma
Mambo Italiano – Dean Martin
Mas Que Nada – Sergio Mendes
Quando Quando – Pat Boone
Sway – Dean Martin
That’s Amore – Dean Martin
Volare – Dean Martin

Singalong

American Pie – Don MaClean
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Five hundred miles – The Proclaimers
Hi Ho Silver Lining – Jeff Beck
La Bamba / Twist and Shout – Ritchie Valens
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
New York New York – Frank Sinatra
Stuck in the Middle – Gerry Rafferty
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond

Chill Out

Ain’t Sunshine – Bill Withers
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding
Feel Like Making Love – Roberta Flack
Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy
From This Moment On – Shania Twain
Get Here – Oleta Adams
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack
Perfect Day – Lou Reed

Reggae

No woman No Cry – Bob Marley

00's

American Boy – Estelle
Can’t Stop the Feelin’ – Justin Timberlake
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Crazy – Gnarls Barclay
Crazy in Love – Beyonce
Domino – Jessie J
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Havana – Camilla Cabello
I'm Yours – Jason Mraz
Lady Marmalade – Labelle
Locked Out of Heaven – Bruno Mars
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Price Tag – Jessie J
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Rehab – Amy Winehouse
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Runaway Baby – Bruno Mars
Sax – Fleur East
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Something Just Like This – Coldplay
Take You Mama Out – Scissors Sisters
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Wake Me Up – Avicii
When you Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss
You Got the Love – Florence and the Machine

90's

All I Wanna Do – Sheryl Crow
Angels – Robbie Williams
I Just Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2 The Chimes version
Let Me Entertain You – Robbie Williams
Shackles – Mary Mary
Sing It Back – Moloko
You Do Something to Me – Paul Weller
You’re Still The One – Shania Twain
Your Body is a Wonderland – John Meyer

80's

Addicted to Love – Robert Palmer
Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Black Velvet – Alannah Miles
Careless Whisper – George Michael
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Free – Yomanda
Groove is in the Heart – Deee Lite
Groovy Kind of Love – Phil Collins
Heart of Glass – Blondie
Hot Hot Hot – Arrow
I Can’t Stand The Rain – Tina Turner
I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
Is She Really Going Out With Him – Joe Jackson
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love – Madness
Kiss – Prince
Livin’ On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
Love Shack – B52s
Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
Nine to Five – Dolly Parton
Nobody does It Better – Carly Simon
Perfect – Fairground Attraction
Simply the Best – Tina Turner
Sisters are Doing it For Themselves – Eurythmics
Sweet Love – Anita Baker
Tainted Love – Gloria jones
The Power of Love – Huey Lewis
The Time of My Life – Jennifer Warnes
Upside Down – Diana Ross
Uptown Girl – Billy Joel
Venus – Bananarama
Walk of Life – Dire Straits
You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates
You Might Need Somebody – Randy Crawford

70's

As – Stevie Wonder
Blame it on the Boogie – Jackson 5
Boogie Nights – Heatwave
Car Wash – Rose Royce
Dancing Queen – Abba
Give it Up – K.C & the Sunshine Band
Good Times – Chic
He’s The Greatest Dancer – Sister Sledge
Honky Tonk Woman – Rolling Stones
I Feel Good – James Brown
I Want You Back – Jackson 5
I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
Le Freak – Chic
Lean On Me – Bill Withers
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Living for the City – Stevie Wonder
Long Train Runnin’ – Doobie Brothers
Lost In Music – Sister Sledge
Love is in the Air – John Paul Young
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Miss You – Rolling Stones
Moondance – Van Morrison
Play that Funky Music – – Cherry
September – Earth Wind & Fire
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Something Stupid – Frank Sinatra
Stayin’ Alive • – Bee Gees
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Suspicious Minds – Candi Staton/Elvis
Walkin’ On Sunshine – Katrina and the Waves
Waterloo – Abba
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
We Have all the Time in The World – Louis Armstrong
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You Are The Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones
You to Me are Everything – The Real Thing
Young Hearts Run Free – Candi Staton

60's

Build Me up Buttercup – The Foundations
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
Dancing in the Street – Martha Reeves
Gimme Some Lovin’ – Spencer Davis
Higher and Higher – Jackie Wilson
I Heard it thru the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I Just Wanna Make Love to You – Etta James
I Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
My Guy – Mary Wells
Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Shout – Lulu
Son of a Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me – John Lennon / Ben E. King
The Look of Love • – Dusty Springfield
Walk On By – Dionne Warwick
With a Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles

50's

Everyday – Buddy Holly
I Guess it Doesn’t Matter Anymore – Buddy Holly
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Oh Boy – Buddy Holly
Peggy Sue – Buddy Holly
Rave On – Buddy Holly
That’ll Be The Day – Buddy Holly
You Never Can Tell – Chuck Berry

40's

Is You Is, or Is You Ain't – Louis Jordan

Australian

Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil
Downunder – Men At Work
Khe Sahn – Cold Chisel
You're the Voice – John Farnham

Demo tracks

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.

“Just a quick note to say a huge thank you to you and your band for last night. We all had the most brilliant time and the ceilidh dancing was a great success. Many thanks and I hope I get to hear you all play again in the future.”

Anya, Wedding, London, August 2019

“The agency were a pleasure to work with. The band were absolutely fantastic. They had an incredibly diverse repertoire, they really created an atmosphere, and sounded brilliant. I'd book them again in a heartbeat.”

Sam & Bassma, Wedding, Core Clapton in London, September 2018

“Absolutely incredible! Extremely patient, kind and easy to work with, and we’re NOT an easy bunch. Your energy matched ours, and you played some incredible music. We could not have been happier with you guys. Thanks for putting up with us! A final comment of admiration - you’re such a great mix of people and sounds. I love that you have a strong male AND female vocalist. You play such an eclectic mix of music. You have an incredible ceilidh caller, and you’re just such nice people. We are so very grateful, Thank you!”

Mary & Simon, Private Event in Clapham, September 2018

“We just wanted to send a huge thank you for providing such fantastic music and entertainment on Sunday night! You were incredible. We have had countless positive comments from everyone and it the entertainment really made our night. Thank you so much!”

Sarah, Much Hadham Playgroup Ball, July 2018

“Just wanted to drop a note to say a big thank you to O'Reallys Ceilidh Band for making our party a success. Everyone has said how great the music was. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did (although you were working) and I will not hesitate to recommend you. I wish you every success and hope to work with you again in the not too distant future.”

Claire, Corporate Event, London, April 2018

“A band that gets me dancing has to be good! O'Reallys are totally addictive! A habit I recommend everyone getting hooked on!”

Diane-Louise Jordan, TV Presenter

“Thank you all so much for being part of our wedding reception on Saturday. The music was just perfect and it was so incredible to see the dance floor packed all night long! Our first dance was magical and you made it a moment we will never forget.”

Jonny & Mary, Wedding, East Sussex, October 2017

“I just wanted to send a massive thank you to all of your wonderful band, you were fabulous and the ceilidh calling was great too - you really made our night! We've received endless compliments about how great you were and one person mentioned how they couldn't believe how much variety you could play. That was lovely to hear as it's part of the reason I picked your band!”

Nicola, Wedding, London, September 2017

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