We are a band mainly playing music and singing songs from Ireland although we also have a repertoire of other Celtic and non-Celtic tunes and songs. We usually perform as a trio but may be joined by other musicians now and again. We are able to supply our own sound system and equipment as needed.
Éamonn (aka Ed) is our singer and guitarist. Born in Dublin, he has been singing Irish songs since he was a nipper. Éamonn drives the rhythm of the tunes with the powerful but sweet sound of his beautiful Fylde Alchemist guitar. He also delves into the classical world, taking classical singing lessons and has been known to sing an aria or two. During the day, Éamonn's an osteopath.
Rachel's played violin for many years and is classically trained. She's played all sorts of music including jazz, but loves Scottish music in particular. Rachel's a fast learner and can learn tunes in a flash! During the day Rachel is a teacher in Bournemouth and teaches violin.
Matt has played the violin since the age of 10, playing classical violin to a high standard being accepted into the Purcell School of Music. He detoured from his classical training to live in County Clare where he learned the nuances of traditional fiddle playing. Matt teaches fiddle and also works as a recording artist from his home studio.
Having worked with several different Dorset-based ceilidh bands over the past fifteen years, Julian is probably one of the most experienced and versatile dance callers on the local scene. Able to adjust his range of dances to suit all ages, abilities and occasions, his genuine love of sharing this most social of art forms with others shines through with an energy and enthusiasm that is simply irresistible. Prepare to have fun - big fun!
When we provide ceilidh services, we utilise some of the best callers available who can teach and guide you through the steps of the dances so you can have lots of fun jumping along to the music.