The Mixers Ceilidh Band

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The Mixers are one of Manchester’s most vibrant and lively Irish bands and specialise in ceilidhs for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, folk festivals, PTAs and corporate events, large or small.

Playing as a 5-piece band, they use one of three excellent callers, Michael, Francis or Bill, to give your ceilidh an Irish, Scottish or English flavour – depending on what you want! The callers are all very experienced and are there to make your event very enjoyable and for you to have fun.

You managed to get more people on the dance floor on Saturday than anyone else in the last three years put together so well done! Donna H, Party, Yorkshire

Their caller will instruct you in each dance before you do it, call the steps and supervise the dance once it starts. Getting the steps absolutely right is neither expected nor demanded – in fact, the object is to have FUN and lots of it!

Popular dances include: The Big Set Mixer, Bridge of Athlone, The Oxo Reel, La Rouse, The Circassian Circle, Rebecca’s Roundabout, Cottagers Jig, Nottingham Swing, Cumberland Square 8, Strip the Willow, Dashing White Sergeant, The Gay Gordons, Eightsome reel, St Bernards Waltz, Canadian Barn Dance, Pride of Erin Walz.

The band will normally split the evening into periods of 45 mins to 60 mins and will perform a song or a tune in between dances as necessary, to allow you to get your breath back! They are happy to organise the ceilidh to fit in with your disco, or any other activities you have planned.

Performance info

Line-up Vocals/guitar; flute; mandolin; banjo
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)

Booking options

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For the ultimate ceilidh dancing experience

St. Brendan
Lark in the Morning
Mountain Dew
Murshien Durkin
Mc Alpines Fusiliers
JCB song
Black Velvet Band
Seven Drunken Nights
Paddy on the Railway
Whisky in the Jar
Rarest Flowers
Streets of Dublin
Rocky Rd to Dublin
Nobbys Steamboat
Sally McLennane
I Useta Luv Her
Four Roads
Whisky you’re the Devil
South Australia
Irish Rover
Rose of Allendale
Fields of Athanry
Galway Shawl
Galway Girls
Donegal Danny
Wild Rover
Craic was Mighty in Isle of Man
Shamrock Shore
The Maro
Liverpool Lou
Fairytale of New York
Dark Streets of London
Red Rose Café
Hills of Donegal
Back to Tuam
FCA
Lukeys Boat
Thousands are Sailing
Streams of Whiskey
Grace
Jock Stuart
Rattlin’ Roarin Willie
Nancy Whisky
Rose of Allandale
Flower o’ Scotland
Wild Mountain Thyme
Mingalay Boat song
Northern Lights of Aberdeen
O Boy
Peggy Sue
Bye Bye Love
Always on my Mind
Lucille,The Gambler
Walk The Line
Guess It Doesn't Matter Anymore
Foulsom Prison Blues
Ring of Fire

Other tunes

Ms Sullivan’s
Calliope Ho
Going To The Well For Water
Scottish
Kerry Slide
Scattery Island
Fairy Reel
Silver Spire
Tamlyn
Silver Spear
Merry Blacksmith
Sportskerry
Parnell’s March
Yellow Wattle
Eddy Kelly
Peter St
Golden Keyboard
Rose In Heather
Aaron’s Key
O Dea's
Macs Fancy
Mist Covered Mountain
Geese In Bog
Cottage In The Grove
Sean Ryan’s
Walter Sammonds
Concertina Reel
Wild Irishman
Lark In The Morning
Jig Of Slurrs
Athol Highlanders
Foxhunters
Another Jig Will Do
Sally Lennons Set
Sailing Into Walpole Marsh
Wheels Of World
Julia Delaney
Ill Buy Boots For Maggie
O Connors
Johnny I Do Miss You
Tom Busby's
James Byrne’s
Four Posts Of The Bed
Simons Jig
Liverpool Jig
Copperplate Old/New (Reels)
Tuesday Afternoon
Twelve Pins
Kesh Jig
Behind The Haystack
Jig
Blarney Pilgrim
Close To Floor
Girls Of Bainbridge
Jig
Reel
Boil The Breakfast Early
Margaret’s Waltz
Cathleen O Heirs
Paddy O Rafferty's
Humours Of Clonmult
Rev Brothers Jig
Congress Reel
Reel
Eel In The Sink
Mullingar Races
Maids Of Mt Kisko
Paddy Goes To Glasgow
Sweeney’s Buttermilk
Monahan Twig
Boil The Breakfast Early
Jenny’s Wedding
Toss The Feathers
Blast Of Wind
Far From Home
Green Fields Of America
Staten Island
Morpeth Rant
High Road To Linton
Dashing White Sergeant/ Maries Wedding/ Wind That Shakes The Barley
Sportskerry
Willafjord
Irish Washerwoman
Athol Highlanders
Jig Of Slurs
Highland Laddie
Barren Rocks Of Aden
Terribus
Scotland The Brave
St Bernards Waltz
Margarets Waltz
Over The Sea To Skye
I Belong To Glasgow
Flowers Of Edinburgh
Convenience Reel
Maids Of Mt Cisco

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.

“The band were fun and lively, they were definitely the crowd pleaser and added an edge to our party and an air of excitement. The dancing and happy music went on for two hours, they were very professional, interacted with our guests and generally made our party a fantastic evening. As well as being incredibly friendly they're also very talented musicians who clearly love what they do.”

Vicky, Engagement Party in Manchester, June 2016

“We booked The Mixers for our entertainment at our wedding in May. They were terrific, the booking was really easy to do online and timings and content were all sorted before the day so everyone knew in advance what the itinerary was. On the day the band were prompt and really friendly. Nothing was too much trouble and all the guests had a fabulous time both trying the dance steps and just sitting and enjoying the great music. I would thoroughly recommend the band to anyone thinking of having live entertainment for a celebration.”

Elieen & Patrick, Wedding in Staffordshire, May 2015

“Just a quick email to once again say thank you for your services at our wedding reception last night. Myself and my wife were delighted and we really had a good night- thank you. Given the somewhat limited space we had to work with I think you and your team managed to fill the floor with a good bunch of enthusiastic participants and it definately helped make our wedding day. Thank you once again and merry Christmas and happy new year to you and the members of the band. Kind regards and festive best wishes, Nigel and Sarah”

Nigel & Sarah, Wedding in Lancashire, December 2013

“Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you so much for your services at our Winter Ball, it was really amazing and everyone really enjoyed themselves. Here are a couple of comments from our participants who attended: Apologies for the delay, but better late than never. Just wanna say thanks for getting everything with the ball organised. We had an awesome night. Not really sure who else organised it and who I need to thank, but I know you were involved so thought would drop you a quick email. If you let me know who else I can pass on my regards as well. Roll on the next one!”

Naomi, Winter Ball in Cheshire, December 2013

“Everyone I've spoken to thinks you're fantastic and I'd certainly use you again and recommend you to others. Your music, calling and general banter was second to none. As I said on Saturday, we can be a bit slow at getting started and I think for the novices it was a bit daunting but once up and you're hooked! You managed to get more people on the dance floor on Saturday than anyone else in the last three years put together so well done! Hope to see you again next year!!”

Donna, Party in Yorkshire, October 2009

“Angie & Dave have just got back from their honeymoon and we saw them this weekend. They had a brilliant wedding and really enjoyed the ceili dancing - we even got a bit of it on video! They both send their many thanks to you, especially as so many other guests also said how much they enjoyed the whole experiece, particularly as they didn't know they could dance! We trust that you all had enough to eat and drink on the night and many thanks again.”

Wedding Organiser, Wedding in Wales, August 2009

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