Ive decided that im going to have a little bit of music for the day after and am finding it impossible to get a trad band that actually sing the good old Ballad songs like the Fureys, Dubliners, Luke Kelly etc...some of them are just diddly I music ...do any of yous have any contacts out there??? All i want is 3/4 people with guitar,fiddle,banjo whatever
for what part of the country Mims?
Sorry Fota Island, Cork is where the reception is !!!!!
- they might be a bit too "trad" for you but you never know. They're based in Cork.
I'll see what I can dig up for you for the ballad type groups around here. There's loads that gig around the pubs - it's just trying to find contact details for them is the problem. The Fota Island might be able to suggest some ballad groups that play in Cobh - worth asking them anyway. I'll have a dig through my contact list and see who's in there!
Hi Mims - check out
- they definitely do ballads
might also be worth dropping the Lobby a quick e mail http://www.lobby.ie/index.htm
- they organise a lot of ballad/folk music around the city so they might help you out with some info
I know a guy that sings from Cobh so I'll give him a shout and see if he knows any ballad groups around the place. actually there might be one in UCC - I'll check that out for you now
Another Cork crowd
they organise loads of sessions/concerts around the city so worth having a look at them.
If I find anything else that might be of use to you I'll post it up!
here's the UCC Trad society
He's very nice. They're from ashbourne though but almost certain they travel. I got them for €1900 with a dj.
I've a band who do a bit of everything. Im an Irish dancer so wanted a bit of trad too. They are Gerry Browne and Blue
I did have an e mail address and contact number for Murt but I can't put my hands on it. They play in Clancy's in Cork City so they should be able to give you a number for them or you can contact them via http://www.jhennessy.net/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=483
just remembered another crowd - Amadans & Bodhrans. they played at Ronan O'Gara's wedding and do a lot of gigging around Cork city. here's their Bebo page
Does anyone have a contact number for Amadans and Bodhrans?
Did you hear of the Gold Band some of them play with the band "Natural Gas"
I have a contact no for them if you like