Category Archives: Irish

Irish Tribute Bands: Colleens Fancy

Irish tribute act Colleens Fancy sing all the well known Irish ballads that you might expect to hear in a Dublin pub. This lively duo have toured extensively throughout Ireland and won the Galway International Busking Competition three years in a row and the Swinford Street Festival twice.

Kevin was born in Hull and is of Irish descent, he sings and plays the Bodrhan (Irish Drum). He has many years experience performing in pubs, clubs and festivals both at home and overseas.

John was born in Leeds and is of Irish and Scottish descent. He is a singer in his own right and his main instrument is the guitar but he can also play the piano, mandolin and banjo. Colleens Fancy are completely flexible when it comes to their performance, being able to play anything up to 2 hours of crowd pleasing, foot tapping Irish music.

So, if you want something a little bit different why not let this excellent Irish duo entertain you and your guests with their own blend of lively Irish songs.

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Irish Tribute Bands: The Wild Irish

The Wild Irish are an outstanding Irish tribute band and have been thrilling audiences everywhere with their exciting presentation of traditional and contemporary Irish music. The band feature the legendary fiddle playing skills of Donegal’s Brian Patton and the fine singing voice and driving guitar work of Peter Kelly. To extend their versatility a third member was added to the line up, Simon Hayward on bass guitar.

Simon’s background includes delta blues, country, rock, folk, sixties and of course Irish music. He is a true believer in keeping music live and is also an accomplished songwriter. One of his songs “White Lady” received international airplay on many radio stations including Radio 2.

Over the years Brian and Peter have gained a reputation as an act that can entertain at the highest levels of the music industry and have produced a show that will suit audiences of most ages. They have performed with some of the greats of Irish music including Paddy Reilly and The Fureys and the Davey Arthur Band.

The Wild Irish is the perfect choice for those occasions when something special is required. Wedding guests will find themselves rocking and reeling to a wide range of music from Foster and Allen right through to the Pogues and the Saw Doctors.

“Some fearsome fiddling and great guitar work made you want a pint of Guinness and a jig, it is hard to imagine them ever being out of work, foot-tapping fun and good with it” – The Stage

“Their well planned programme ranged from raunchy Irish classics like the Raggle Taggle Gypsies to The Fureys gentle ballad Sweet Sixteen. Despite it being midday, toes were tapping and hands were clapping, such was the energy and excitement this marvelous act created, a hard act to follow” – Private Showcase

“An electrifying night” – Tamworth Herald

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