What does a typical Irish solo act consist of?

What does a typical Irish music duo consist of?

How much does it cost?

Can your Irish solo and duo acts play traditional Irish music and songs AND disco type songs and rock music, Oasis, U2, etc?

I may also need Irish dancers and or an Irish disco, can you help?

How long does an act play for?

Which areas does your agency cover and do your acts travel?

Do acts supply their own PA system?

Can I go and hear them perform before I book them?

Do your acts play their instruments live or do they use backing tracks?

My party is a happy event so I don’t want a lot of sad and dreary songs played, nor too many traditional jigs and reels, can you make sure they keep it lively and happy?

Do the acts play requested songs on the night?

Is an Irish solo or duo act suited for Irish wedding music entertainment?

I need someone to sing at a funeral, can you help?

Can I choose the selection of songs played on the night?

I will have lots of non Irish guests at my party so I don’t want to offend anyone with any Rebel songs, can you make sure this isn’t an issue?

Do you take bookings at short notice?

I run an Irish venue abroad can you supply me with an Irish act?

How do the musicians dress when performing?

How is my booking confirmed and paid for?

How do I make a booking enquiry?

Do you charge me an extra fee for arranging the booking?

I need to discuss this with you, how do I go about that?

Where can I find your terms and conditions?



What does a typical Irish solo act consist of?

Our Irish Solo acts consist of a guitar-vocalist with a selection of Irish songs of all kinds, eras and genres. That often includes many of the classics such as 'The Fields of Athenry, 'Leaving of Liverpool', 'Dirty old Town', 'Galway Girl', etc. He'll usually include a selection of songs recorded by acts such as, The Dubliners, Christy Moore, Pogues, Wolfe Tones, etc. Also, our acts will also perform as standard, a selection of country and or contemporary numbers where requested.

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What does a typical Irish music duo consist of?

Always a guitar-vocalist along with a melody instrumentalist such as an Irish Fiddler, Banjo player, Accordionist or Piper/Flute/Tin whistle player. They'll usually play popular, lively Irish songs of all types, old and new, to suit all tastes. It's standard that acts will also include a selection of country and contemporary covers.

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How much does it cost?

Typical fees can be found here.

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Can your Irish solo and duo acts play traditional Irish music and songs AND disco type songs and rock music, Oasis, U2, etc?

Although that's probably unlikely, some of our acts have a wider selection of pop and contemporary covers than others. If that's your preference, get in touch and we'll be happy to make some suggestions on which of our acts might suit your needs.

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I may also need Irish dancers and or an Irish disco, can you help?

Absolutely. See the relevant sections of ouyr website for more information. We can also supply a PA for hire if required.

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How long does an act play for?

A standard booking is for 2 hours including one fifteen minute break. This can be longer depending on the needs of the booker for an additional cost. On St Patrick's day and New years eve it's usually for 3 x 45 minute sets during a 3 hour period.

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Which areas does your agency cover and do your acts travel?

We send acts anywhere and everywhere. They're based in various parts of the country and we've sent acts to venues throughout the UK and abroad. We work on the basis of 'distance is no object'.

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Do acts supply their own PA system?

Yes. Our acts provide all of their own sound equipment. In some cases where a venue already has an in house sound pa system, they will use this provided it's all arranged and agreed beforehand. We also provide pa hire where required.

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Can I go and hear them perform before I book them?

If it's possible we'll organise that for you, but it depends on how far ahead the date of your function is. If it's very soon then probably not. The simplest and quickest way to hear some of our acts is via their samplers in our acts section.

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Do your acts play their instruments live or do they use backing tracks?

Because Irish music is essentially an acoustically based, the use of 'Karaoke' type backing tracks is unusual. With pop orientated Irish acts, at functions such as weddings, they are occasionally used (but only sparingly) to compliment the act, rather than to substitute real live music.

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My party is a happy event so I don’t want a lot of sad and dreary songs played, nor too many traditional jigs and reels, can you make sure they keep it lively and happy?

Yes, of course. Although many popular and classic Irish songs are sad and slow, they need to be played sparingly along with all the lively songs for parties such as 'Whisky in the Jar', 'The Irish Rover', 'Galway Girl', etc. Traditional music is also something that works better with a crowd when played sparingly. Our acts are all used to playing to a crowd and are aware of this issue, therefore arrange their sets accordingly.

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Do the acts play requested songs on the night?

You can find most of our acts song-lists on our their respective samplers page. If it's essential that a specific song is played on the night, it's best to let us know at the time of booking and we'll organise (where possible) for the act to perform it for you.

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Is an Irish solo or duo act suited for Irish wedding music entertainment?

A Solo performer is probably not quite sufficient for a wedding, simply because a wedding crowd is usually very diverse, needing a wide range of musical material that would be better suited to a duo or a band. To find out more information on what we can do to help you with your Wedding, visit out Irish weddings page.

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I need someone to sing at a funeral, can you help?

Yes, we can supply a singer with an instrument to sing any song of your choice at the service and or the graveside. If you need to book someone soon, please call us on 020 8111 1916. Or fill out our enquiry form or callback form, we'll call you back right away.

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Can I choose the selection of songs played on the night?

Yes, it’s a good idea and normal procedure for the act to consult the booker on an appropriate playlist for the night. Your choice would need to be based on the acts song-list. They will sometimes learn a specific song or two for the event if requested in plenty of time beforehand.

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I will have lots of non Irish guests at my party so I don’t want to offend anyone with any Rebel songs, can you make sure this isn’t an issue?

As a matter of course, rebel songs are not played at any functions or gigs by our acts, unless the booker has specifically asked for them, so rest assured that won’t be a problem!

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Do you take bookings at short notice?

Yes, we can often arrange to get an act for you within 24 hours of a booking or even on the same day! We do of course prefer more notice but if you have an urgent enquiry call us right away on 020 8111 1916.

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I run an Irish venue abroad can you supply me with an Irish act?

We can supply Irish performers to travel anywhere, including cruises, provided the terms and conditions are suitable. The most feasible set up is where an Irish music bar can provide accommodation and an in house PA system with a realistic fee.

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How do the musicians dress when performing?

It depends on the event. Smart dress or casual is the norm. If it's a 'dressy' occasion, let us know at the time of booking and we'll ask the act will dress appropriately.

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How is my booking confirmed and paid for?

Full details on the booking and payment process can be found here.

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How do I make a booking enquiry?

Just call us on 020 8111 1916, complete our enquiry form or our callback form. Either way we promise to respond to your enquiry promptly!

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Do you charge me an extra fee for arranging the booking?

No. In the vast majority of cases our commission is included within the bands fee.

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I need to discuss this with you, how do I go about that?

Yes, we'd be glad to. Use our callback form, or call us on 020 8111 1916.

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Where can I find your terms and conditions?

Just follow this link!

All of our bands are fully self contained with their own pa system, transport, public liability insurance, pat tested equipment AND a professional attitude!

What about vat?

Vat does not apply in the vast majority of cases. This is because very few acts are over the vat threshold that incurs vat liability. In the very rare case that this does not apply, we will tell you at the time of booking.

  • Your quoted fee will be inclusive of any additional travel costs incurred by the act, where applicable.
  • The agency fee is also included in the quoted total.
  • There are NO hidden extras, add ons, or surprises!

Are the acts insured?

Conditional to any act working via our agency is that they have full public liablilty insurance. A copy of an acts PLI certificate is available to bookers upon request via PDF. All acts are also obliged to have their equipment PAT tested and certified.

For our clients peace of mind, all bookings are subject to written contract. The full details of your booking, playing times, the fee and any specific requirements will be included. Our terms and conditions can be found here.


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