The Coisir Ceilidh Band

from£645

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

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Whether it’s St Patrick’s, St Andrew’s, St George’s Day or Americana, The Coisir Ceilidh Band offer an enjoyable evening of music for dancing, songs for listening or a mixture of both.

They’ve performed their broad repertoire of traditional Irish, Scottish, English and Americana for audiences throughout the South East and beyond, at private functions, barn dances, ceilidhs, indoor concerts and outdoor festivals.

The band's frontman juggles an assortment of instruments including the bouzouki, mandolin, button accordion, mouth organ and vocals and is a powerhouse of a musician who can make a duo into a band and a band into something really special.

Within no time at all they had our guests, whether young or old, up dancing and generally making fools of themselves which everyone thought was hilarious! Mr. H. of Kent, Wedding

The frontman was also a former member of The Oyster Band and Gas Mark Five, his role in the band Fiddler's Dram and their 1979 hit single “Day Trip To Bangor” recently earned him a place on the TV programme "Never Mind The Buzzcocks"!

Their resident Caller (Cittern, Guitar, Vocals) has worked as a solo folk singer and with duos and bands in clubs, concert halls (Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall, QE Conference Centre, Snape Maltings) and at festivals (Sidmouth, Cheltenham, Chorley, Upton-upon-Severn, Towersey, Broadstairs).

He has also worked abroad in Canada, New Zealand and Europe. Chris (Concertina, Mandolin, Guitar, Vocals) has recorded for the Ladies in Lavender feature film with Maggie Smith & Judi Dench, performed on the TV Big Breakfast with Ant & Dec and made numerous other TV and radio appearances.

Performance info

Line-up Male & female vocals; melodeon; mandolin; bouzouki; guitar; mouth organ; violin; whistles; celtic harp; concertina; cittern; caller
Interval music Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Add musician
Add £220
Upgrade to 4-piece band

Tunes

A Fig For A Kiss
Calliope House
Connaughtman’s Rambles
Cooley’s Reel
Flowers Of Edinburgh
Fox Hunter’s Jig
Hardiman The Fiddler
Kesh Jig
Kid On The Mountain
Lark In The Morning
Marie’s Wedding
Miss Macleod’s Reel
Mountain Road
My Darling Asleep
Out On The Ocean
Scotland The Brave
Spootaskerry
Tails
The Rose Tree

Songs

Black Is The Colour
Black Velvet Band
Caledonia (Dougie MacLean)
Carrickfergus
Dirty Old Town
Fields Of Athenry
Galway Girl (Steve Earle)
Galway Shawl
I'll Tell Me Ma
Irish Rover
Molly Malone
On Saturday Night (Lyle Lovett)
Spancil Hill
St Brendan’s Voyage
Together Forever (Rab Noakes)
Whisky 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.

10

“Fantastic service by the agency. They made contact and it was great discussing our event, ideas, and vision. Many many thanks for your flexibility and making yourselves at home whilst we were busy with the ceremonials. Great humour and patience with multicultural guests who had never Ceilidh’d before. A really delightful lighthearted waltz into the night of our wedding garden party! Best wishes, M & M.”

10

“We were very pleased with the Coisir Ceilidh Band. They did all we asked of them and all our guests were quite impressed by their performance and material.”

10

“I just wanted the opportunity to say thank you to the band, they were fabulous! I always dreamed of my wedding day with a wonderful 5-piece irish band, and they truly made my dreams come true The band were very helpful, listened to everything I asked for and did what was asked of them and more. Many of my guests had heard Irish music before and not liked it, but upon hearing the band they've changed their views and said how wonderfully entertaining, lively and fun the music that the band played was. They also played some beautiful songs that are very sentimental to myself and family, which was just lovely. I will definitely use you again and will recommend you to many parties, functions or family get togethers. Again, thank you to the band! You made my wedding day perfect!”

10

“We hired Coisir to play and entertain at a themed Irish Night earlier this year held at our village hall. We found them professional, versatile, and accommodating to fit in with the programme that we had organised. We can highly recommend them to other organisations that wish to hire a group that is eager to please and professional in their efforts to do this.”

10

“Just to let you know I have had an overwhelmingly positive feedback from last Friday night! So many people have said what a wonderful evening they had - it was so fantastic to have an event like that in the heart of our community and we just loved the music and the dancing. Thank you all so much!”

10

“Just to let you know how much we enjoyed the evening at Langley on 12 September. It was a lovely evening and we have had lots of messages saying how much people enjoyed themselves. Thank you very much for your time and energy, it was much appreciated and we shall certainly recommend you.”

10

“I am delighted to let you have my feedback on the Coisir Ceilidh Band. You answered all of the questions we had with speed and efficiency and were so much more helpful than others we contacted. The booking process was very straight forward and we were thoroughly pleased with the outcome. Coisir were just brilliant, so enthusiastic! So many people after our wedding commented that they had really enjoyed the dancing and music - it was a great way for all ages and abilities to get up and dance (or at least attempt too!) I would not hesitate in recommending them. Many thanks for all of your assistance.”

10

“Just to let you know how much we enjoyed the evening at Langley. It was a lovely evening and we have had lots of messages saying how much people enjoyed themselves. Thank you very much for your time and energy, it was much appreciated and we shall certainly recommend you.”

10

“The Coisir Ceilidh Band proved a great hit at our wedding. Within no time at all they had our guests, whether young or old, up dancing and generally making fools of themselves which everyone thought was hilarious. The band were a pleasant group of individuals who, between dances, showed their abilities on a wide range of instruments. So impressed were some of our guests that they were keen to get the group's details so that they could hire them as well. They helped round off the day's proceedings on a high note, sending people away happy. We were so pleased that we opted for a ceilidh band instead of the usual disco - it brought the evening to life!”


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