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The O'Marleys

Music

Overview

  • Celtic folk band
  • Excellent repertoire of traditional Scots and Irish songs played in their own style
  • Perform as a trio as standard

Location

The O'Marleys are based in Exeter, but play all over Devon and Cornwall, recent bookings have been for Burns night, St Patricks night, various Festivals and weddings. in the South West.

Standard Set Times

  • Two 45 minute sets with a 15 minute break

About this Act

The O'Marleys are a three piece Celtic folk band with a superb repertoire of traditional and not so traditional tunes. The band take traditional Irish and Scottish music and add jazz reggae and rock twists that create new vibrant and exciting versions that get an audience on their feet and singing along.

In the rhythm section there is the wild and enigmatic Bodhran playing of James King, complimented with his gravel voice and percussion. On the top line is premier fiddle player Mackenzie (AKA Mac) Moulton who plunges from Irish set dances into the jazz style of Stephan Grappelli with surprising ease. At the centre of the band is 12 string guitarist, John Fitzsimons. His playing is a startling combination of cross rhythms/ jazz chords and counter melodies that produce completely original arrangements of the songs. With a background on the London music scene he brings many diverse influences to the band.

As all three members of the band sing, creating rich vocal patterns and harmonies and the band are as at home raising the roof at weddings, parties, festival or any other type gathering where you want something completely different from the norm.

 

Set List

Rocky Road to Dublin
The Banshee
Liverpool
Trip to Exeter
Swallow Tail Jig
Spencil Hill
Jock Stuart
Michael Boru's March
Marie's Wedding
Star of The County Down
Clare to Here
Tell Me Ma (Manic O'Marleys style)
Paddy Works on The Railway.
Blarney Roses
Hundred Pipers
Cock of the North
Skye Boat Song
For We're No Awa' ta Bide Awa'
Scotland The Brave
Donald Where's Your Troosers?
Auld Lang Syne
On The Bonny Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond
My Home
John Ryans
Drowsy Maggie

Lineup

  • Trio: Mackenzie Moulton - Fiddle, electronic bagpipes, Scottish small pipes, mandolin, banjo, Vocal, John Fitzsimmons - 6 & 12 string guitar & Vocal and James King - Bodhran & Vocal

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