Traditional Irish Music Band
in Bournemouth, Dorset

This site is currently under construction.

Hello all you 8sharpers out there, we are still here working away in the background. Rachel and I, wish Matt best wishes in furthering his musical career with Platform 4, Winchester Theatre Group.

Wonderful news, Rachel and I want to extend out delight and welcome Alex Percy extraordinary musician to the band and look forward to the new chapter of 8Sharp.

Further news, Rachel and I have recorded a 10 track CD of wonderful Irish music which will be on the website soon and other platforms also.


Welcome to the website of 8-sharp, a traditional Irish and Celtic music band based in Bournemouth, Dorset.

We are available for performing concerts, barn dances or ceilidhs at pubs, festivals, weddings, wakes or parties in Dorset, Hampshire, and Wiltshire including Poole, Wimborne, Ringwood, Salisbury, Southampton, and Weymouth.

We perform a range of Celtic music (both songs and tunes) from Irish and Scottish repertoire as well as Welsh and Cape Breton tunes. The band is mainly fiddles and guitar. The music can be fast and exciting - great for stomping your feet - or slow and relaxing - great for chilling between the stomping! We can provide our own PA for your event.

We play with passion and always have a great time. Our enthusiasm is infectious and guarantees a good time for all.

To contact us phone Éamonn on 07412 052511 or 01202 304382 or email us at info@8sharp.co.uk.

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