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The Wee Bag Band

Overview

  • 5 piece Irish/celtic band
  • Although primarily an Irish music band, there are Scottish and Bluegrass threads throughout.
  • Audience participation is expected
  • Ceilidh option is available with addition of caller

Location

Although based in Denbigh and primarily play in North Wales and Cheshire area they can often be found playing at different venues throughout the UK and Europe.

Standard Set Times

  • Typically the band plays 2 sets. The 1st for 50/60 mins followed bay a 20/30 min break followed by a 2nd set of about 80/90 mins. But if peeps are still up and throwing the furniture around then they'll keep playing...!!!

About this Act

The band consists of 5 eejits that bring trad, popular and modern toe tappin' diddly, diddly Irish music & songs to pubs, clubs, dos and festivals to North Wales, Cheshire, Infinity & beyond.......

Whilst the band are primarily an Irish music band they can also perform at ceilidhs with the addition of one of their many callers.

Set List

Traditional:-

Jigs:-
The Star of the County Down
Follow me up to Carlow
The Blarney Roses
The Rare Auld Times
The Wild Rover
The Irish Rover
Statten Isle
The Ferryman
Botany Bay
Waxies Dargle
Whiskey in the Jar
Spancil Hill
The Green Fields of France
The Fields of Athenry
The Auld Triangle
The Spanish Lady
The Leaving of Liverpool
The Town of Ballybay
The Beggar Man
The Divil is Dead
Farewell to Nova Scotia
I'll Tell Me Ma
The Mountain Dew
Black Velvet Band
Cliffs of Dooneen
Go Lassie Go
Fiddlers Green
Red Rose Cafe
Old Maid in the Garrett
Danny Boy
And the band played Waltzing Matilda
Skibbereen

Contemporary:-
The Green & Red of Mayo - Saw Doctors
N17 - Saw Doctors
I Useta Love Her - Saw Doctors
Clare Island - Saw Doctors
Vincent Black Lightening - Richard Thompson
Mr. Dreamseller - Lindisfarne
I'm my own GrandPa - Ray Stevens
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Ride On - Christy Moore
Black is the Colour - Christy Moore
Back home in Derry - Christy Moore
Past the Point of Rescue - Hal Ketchum
Johnny don't Go - Jimmy McCarthy
Dirty old Town - Ewan McColl
A Fairy Tale of New York - The Pogues
Aisling - The Pogues
You couldn't have come at a better time - Luca Bloome
The Galway Girl - Steve Earl
Keep on the Sunny Side - The Carter Family
Belfast Child - Simple Minds
Good Riddance (The Time of your Life) - Greenday
Las Vegas in Donegal - Goats don't Shave
Little Lion Boy - Mumford & Sons
500 miles - The Proclaimers
Fishermans Blues - Water Boys
Bang on the Ears - Water Boys
My Darlin' Asleep
Tripping up the stairs
Donneybrook Fair
Timmy Cliffords
Trippers jig
Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
Morrison's Jig
The Kesh Jig
The bush on the hill
The Battering Ram
Out on the Ocean
The Kilfenora Sexy Jig
Irish Washerwoman
Cock O' the North
Lark in the morning
Old hag you have killed me
The Lark in the Strand
Phuis Fluich
The Dog in the Bush

Reels:-
Angeline the Baker
Miss McLeod's Reel
The Irish Reel
The New Rigged Ship
The Sailors Bonnet
Whiskey for Breakfast
The Gravel Walks
The Temperance Reel
The Whirley Reel
The Red Haired Boy
Dick Gossip
Hey Jude (Yep, played as a reel..!)
Drowsy Maggie
Music for a found harmonium
Tam Lin
The Masons Apron

Slip Jigs:-
Rocky Road to Dublin

Hornpipes:-
The Sailors Hornpipe
The Fisherman's Hornpipe
Chief O'Neil's Favourite
Off to California
King of the Fairies
Captain Pugwash
The Galtee Hunt
Boys of the Blue Hill
Harvest Home

Slow Airs:-
Sí Bheag, Sí Mhór
Ashokan Farewell
West Wind
Roisin Dhu
The Lonesome Boatman
Boulavogue
Inisheer
The Foggy Dew
Fanny Power
Mna na hEireann
Ar Eireann Ni Neasfainn Ce Hi
Planxty Irwin
The Irish Boy
Whistle on the Wind

Something Different:-
Zorba the Greek
Cotton Eye Joe
Kalinka
Pachelbel's canon in D
Some Hungarian thingamy that Jules plays on fiddle

Lineup

  • This 5 piece band peforms with a variety of instruments:-
    Paul (Guitar, Bodhran & Vocals)
    Mark (Bass)
    Alan (Bodhran & Percussion)
    Jules (Fiddle)
    Rory (Mandolin, Banjo, Whistles, Harmonicas & Vocals)

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