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Wraggle Taggle

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Overview

  • 4-6 piece ceilidh band
  • Vastly experienced members
  • Caller available
  • Duo option available

Location

The band are based in London and will travel approximately 100 miles radius.

Standard Set Times

  • 3 x 45 minutes
  • 2 x 1 hour

About this Act

A professional and talented traditional Ceilidh band with many years' experience specialising in traditional music for pubs and clubs, and at schools and colleges, festivals, weddings, parties and corporate functions. All the musicians have been performing, touring and recording for many years and two are award-winning performers.

The band are flexible enough as regards personnel, instrumentation and musical style to be able to tailor a band to your specific requirements, and go out as anything from a duo to a six-piece, amplified or acoustic, with or without a caller. All bands are punctual, smart and sober, but still good fun!

An example of a duo would be guitar/vocals together with a banjo player. An accordion player can be brought in to enlarge the band. Other instruments such as fiddle, flute, tin-whistle, double bass or snare drum may also be added. Speciality instruments such as Scottish or Irish bagpipes, bodhran (Irish drum) or traditional dancers are also available by arrangement (subject to availability & musical considerations).

The most common format for a ceilidh consists of four musicians plus a caller who will teach the dances from scratch - no experience needed! A ceilidh is something really different and ideal for a successful party, as it is a fun way to get families, friends and colleagues to mix and meet and because all age groups become involved. The faster dances are an energetic work out, and we also play in a more relaxed romantic mood.

Wraggle Taggle play traditional Irish, Scottish, English and American songs and tunes with innovation, flair and vitality. Musical influences include; The Chieftains, Planxty, The Bothy Band, Altan, Ally Bain, Boys of the Lough, Jimmy Shand, The Pogues, Van Morrison, The Dubliners and Christy Moore and the many talented friends they have met over the years in the vibrant traditional music scene. The band are both sensitive to the occasion and responsive to the mood of the audience. If required to they can concentrate on one particular style e.g. Scottish or Irish throughout the performance.

 

Testimonials

What an absolutely fantastic interlude of music you gave us - we all absolutely loved it! I'm just so sorry I didn't get the chance to come and thank you personally on the day, it was a bit of a whirlwind - but I have the most beautifully vivid memories of dancing with my uncle in the lounge. Such wonderful musicians and you played a perfect array of songs for us all to enjoy. Paul heard the sea shanty and was very excited, especially when I told him that it was for him. We hope everything went ok for ye too and that you enjoyed the venue. We have had lots of people asking about you so we will be sure to pass on your name and website to them. Thanks for adding a wonderful dose of celtic magic to our special day. Lots of best wishes" Karen and Paul, Sept 2017

I could have danced to this fabulous group of musicians all evening. They are such a talented group of music makers. I will definitely be booking them for a party of mine in the future. Thanks guys! Tracy, Sept 2017

Set List

As I Roved Out
Auld Lang Syne
Back Home in Derry
Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Black is the Colour
Black Velvet
Band Bold
Grenadier Bonny
Ship the Diamond
Both Sides the Tweed
Brown Eyed Girl
Caledonia
Clare to Here
Cliffs of Doneen
Cockles & Mussels
Come by the Hills
Danny Boy
Dark Island
Dirty Old Town
Fairytale of New York
Far away in Australia
Fiddlers Green
Fields of Athenry
Fleur of Scotland
Foggy Dew
Galway Girl
Galway Shawl
Hallelujah
I'll Tell My Ma
Irish Rover
Isle of Tears
Jambalaya
Lakes of Ponchartrain
Last thing on my mind
Leaving of Liverpool
Lights of London
McAlpine's Fuseliers
Mountain Dew
Muirsheen Duirkin
My Lovely
Rose of Clare
Nancy Spain
Only our Rivers run Free
Ordinary Man
Peggy Gordon
Queen Jane
Ride On Sean
South Seven
Drunken Nights
She Moved Through The Fair
Spancil Hill
Star of the County Down
Sweet Sixteen
Sweet Thames Flow
Softly Tipping it up to
Nancy Town I Love so well
Voyage
Waltzing for Dreamers
Whiskey in the Jar
Whistling
Gypsy Rover
The Wild Colonial Boy
Wild Rover
Will you go Lassie Go
Willie McBride
World of Our Own

Lineup

  • 2/3/4/5/6 or more musicians with or without caller

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