The Sweets of May - Ceilidh Band

They perform energetic reels, jigs, hornpipes, beautiful airs and other tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, and some from Europe.

They provide quality music for weddings, gigs, festivals, private or public ceilidhs, parties, corporate entertainments and any other kind of function. They can also play a selection of additional complimentary songs and intermittment tracks should rests between dances be required.

The full line-up consists of 5 musicians playing violin, flute/guitar, mandolin/guitar, bass, drums/bodhran (Irish hand drum). In addition, for dances they can also provide their own highly experienced caller to guide everyone easily through their steps.

They can work to suit any venue large or small, with either drums or bodhran as appropriate. They can also provide a full PA system, and various recorded background interval music if required.

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The Sweets of May - Ceilidh Band Repertoire

Ceilidh Dance Tunes

  • Lannigan's Ball
  • Morrisons Jig
  • Staten Island
  • From the New Country
  • Mrs McLeod's Reel
  • Fairy Dance
  • Blackthorn Stick
  • Merry Blacksmiths
  • Rakes of Kildare
  • Drummond Castle
  • Horses' Brawl
  • Midnight on the Water
  • The Rose Tree
  • Sweets of May
  • Blarney Pilgrim
  • Mooncoin Jig
  • Dashing White Sergeant
  • Maggie in the Woods
  • Galopede
  • Bear Dance
  • Gloucestershire Miner
  • Trip to the Cottage
  • Rocky Road to Dublin
  • William Taylors

Other Tunes

  • Blackleg Miner (song - Steeleye)
  • Ponte de San Paio
  • The Hiring Fair (song - Fairport)
  • Miss Lyall
  • Wild Mountain Thyme (song - trad.)
  • Timour the Tartar
  • Fiona Macaskill of Breakish
  • Star of the County Down

The Sweets of May - Ceilidh Band Feedback

This Act's Average Star Rating

Many thanks indeed to you and your band for helping to make our reception such an enjoyable event! We had a great time and the Ceilidh was just what we wanted.

Kevin and Julie,

Just a quick note to thank you for the excellent night on Saturday we really enjoyed the evening as did all our friends we have had so many positive texts and emails from people saying that that hadn't had so much fun in a long time. Made the birthday celebrations all the better!

Jenette,

Thank you so much for playing at our Ceilidh on Saturday - we had such a wonderful evening - and there were lots of compliments for the band! Lots of my friends (many who had never been to a ceilidh before - and vowed they wouldn't dance!) are now saying they can't wait for another dance to happen!!! Thank you for travelling all that way, and for all you patience in the organisational process!! Hope to see you again!

Caroline,

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