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The Black Velvet Band


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The Black Velvet Band have been entertaining audiences for 25 years with their brand of popular Irish music, traditional songs and tunes but with the sound to get you up on your feet dancing. Universities or pubs, weddings or wakes.

The band bring along a caller who will guide you through the dances and get guests all pointing in the same direction. If you have never been to a ceilidh before, don't worry, the band dance and play to suit both new and experienced dancers.

The band were co-founded by Phil, who plays guitar and is the bands lead singer. His repertoire is influenced by some of the great Irish bands such as the Clancy Brothers, the Dubliners and the Wolfetones, and the singing of the legendary Irish ballad singers such as Paddy Reilly, Tommy Byrne and Ronnie Drew.

You where fantastic!! Highly recommended if you want a fantastic Irish band for your special occasion. Ann-Marie, Private function, December 2018

Sam joined the band in 2013 and bought an exciting blend of songs and instrumentation to the band, she plays fiddle, guitar, whistles and bodhran as well as some great songs.

Father and daughter, Samantha can be seen around the pubs too, singing country and rock classics as well as her own songs too and is a very talented songwriter in her own right.

Steve plays mandolin and banjo and leads the bands polkas, jigs and reels, and lends a tuneful addition to the songs too.

Sean joined the band in 2015 replacing Brendan as a driving force in the accompaniment of our songs, he plays with real energy and loves adding his voice to the choruses too.

Performance info

Performance duration 2 x 45 minute sets
Interval music Included
Lighting Included

Booking options

Add additional caller
Add £150
To help guide you through the dances and get guests pointing in the same direction.
Add 30 minute set
Add £155
For a more varied repertoire.

Example set list

All for mi Grog
Belfast Mill
Black Velvet Band
Black Velvet Band
Bold O'Donohue
Bucket of Mountain Dew
Courtin' in the kitchen
Danny Boy
Dicey Riley
Fields of Athenry
Galway Girl
God Save Ireland
Grren and Red of Mayo
Gypsy Rover
Hills of Connemara
I'll Tell mi Ma
Johnosn's Motor Car
Leaving of Liverpool
Little Beggarman
On the One Road
Rattlin' Bog
Seven Drunken Nights
Step it Out Mary
The Irish Rover
Town I Loved so Well
Wagon Wheel
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.

“This merry band played wonderful music and called our friends and relatives to dance on Saturday night just gone. Everyone had a brilliant time from my 2 year old nephew to an 80 year old friend. There were reels and spins, clapping and laughing, right hand stars and dosey does. Excellent night , would thoroughly recommend for a family party!!”

Angela, Private party, April 2019

“Would like to say a massive thank you to The Black Velvet Band for an absolutely amazing night you where fantastic!! Highly recommended if you want a fantastic Irish band for your special occasion.”

Ann-Marie, Private function, December 2018

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