Waxies Jig - Folk Band

Guaranteed to get your toes tapping and feet dancing, this young energetic folk band specialise in traditional Irish, English, Celtic and Eastern European folk music.

The band are life long friends and have been playing the music they love together since 2010. With beautiful harmonies and a range of instruments from the accordion and fiddle to the mandolin and banjo, they know exactly how to get people dancing and singing along with their fun and lively sets!

Alternatively if you are looking for a more relaxing performance, they are more than happy to play an acoustic set of chilled folk songs perfect for creating a low-key and relaxing atmosphere at your event.

The band have played festivals, weddings, funerals, parties, a good few pubs and clubs around the UK and Europe. The band are highly flexible, professional and willing to cater to any of your requirements. They can play sets of solely Irish, Celtic music, instrumental, sung or mixed to suit your requirements. The band are also highly experienced in delivering Ceilidhs with a caller should you wish to have a more formal dance event.

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Waxies Jig - Folk Band Repertoire

Irish

  • Paddy on the railway
  • Holy Ground
  • Auld Triangle
  • Cooley's Reel
  • Irish Rover 
  • Kesh Jig
  • Mursheen Durkin
  • Out on the ocean
  • Waxies dargle
  • The cliffs of moher
  • My darling Asleep
  • Toss the feathers
  • Scatter the mud
  • Old hag at the kiln
  • Drowsy Maggie
  • Fields of Athenry
  • Danny Boy
  • Dennis Murphy's Polka
  • The Butterfly
  • Morrisons Jig
  • Dennis Murphy's and Peg Ryan's Polkas
  • Maid behind the bar

English

  • Cuckoo's Nest
  • Byker Hill
  • Tipsy Parson
  • Dido Bednigo
  • Greenland whale fisheries
  • Three Score and Ten
  • Gentleman Soldier

Scottish

  • Lochleven castle
  • Mason's apron
  • Tam Lin
  • Two Sisters

Cornish

  • An awhesyth
  • Delyow Syvy
  • Tregajorran
  • Newlyn fishermen's reel

Russian and Eastern European

  • Dark Eyes
  • Kalinka
  • Moscow Nights
  • Ale Brider
  • Hava Nagila
  • Honga
  • Odessa Bulgarish
  • Hej Sokoly
  • Petyoruska

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This Act's Average Star Rating

We just wanted to drop you a little note to say thank you for playing at our wedding. we and our guests loved the music and it was great to see even the sternest of Aunties jigging away! We’ll look out for upcoming gigs and hope to see you perform soon.

Marina and Charlie x, Lewes, East Sussex

This hard working five-piece band is already hugely experienced for ones so young and it’s not hard to see why. Their repertoire extends well beyond the usual Irish pub crowd-pleasers into some of the more obscure corners of the English and Scottish traditions - including the Cornish - not to mention a sprinkling of Balkan and Klezmer. Brighton's most authentic folk band.

Stewart Reed, Brighton Folk Club

Wanted to say thanks again for playing at our family gathering! Everyone really enjoyed themselves, my Grandad was chuffed to hear all of the old classics from home and the children loved having a dance! Hearing you play really made for a special day, hope to see you again soon!

Amanda and David , Cheam, Surrey

They were absolutely brilliant at our 40th. Not only were they lively and fun with a good repertoire but the vocals and music were excellent. Everyone enjoyed their sets whether dancing or listening. They were fantastic and I'd recommend them to anyone. I need to come up with an excuse for another party so I can rebook them!!

Vicky Taylor, Shropshire

The band came to play at my wedding in Poland in early September. They delivered on so many levels - apart from my wife saying 'yes' they were the highlight of the day! They got everyone dancing and ensured the evening was an awesome party! The Polish guests in particular absolutely loved it as it was something new for them - and the English and Irish guests all said that it was a fantastic reception and all commented on well the band played. Not only are they excellent musicians with an extensive knowledge of Irish and European Folk Music, they are a lovely group of people as well! I would recommend them for any party of function - they were awesome and I look forward to seeing them again soon!

Barry Lalanne, Poland

Can I just say the whole experience from choosing, booking and enjoying the band was an extremely positive experience. They were brilliant, polite, punctual and the music was great. They communicated well beforehand so I felt entirely confident in them understanding what we wanted. They were great musicians and we would definitely like to book them again one day. I would absolutely recommend them to friends with no hesitation

Kate Brocklehurst, Buckinghamshire

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