Cut The Mustard (with caller)

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Cut The Mustard serves up a brilliant selected mixture of traditional Irish songs and dance-tunes.  The band comes complete with a specialist ceilidh-caller who will explain, demonstrate and the dancing. Don’t worry if you’ve never danced before. The caller will start with simple dances that every can join in with.

“These wonderfully contagious Irish jigs, polkas, hornpipes, marches, slipjigs and reels will get everyone up on their feet!”

Cut The Mustard will add their own individual touch your favourite Irish songs. You will be presented with tunes and dances from across the UK, along with all those traditional Irish songs you know and love! Think ‘Whiskey In The Jar’, ‘Dirty Old Town’, ‘Spanish Lady’, ‘Wild Rover’ and ‘Sally Gardens’. Wherever they play, the band carries a good-quality PA system designed to reproduce an excellent sound in venues of any size.

With well over three decades of performance experience on the festival and folk-club circuit under their belts, these talented guys certainly have the musical skills, stagecraft and entertainment knowhow to build a great atmosphere and create a splendid party. Whether it’s a barndance, a wedding celebration or a family birthday party, a Scottish evening or an Irish ceilidh, you’re certain to have a great night with Cut The Mustard.

  • Upbeat ceilidh band, with all the Irish favourites
  • Specialist dance-caller to help with the dancing
  • Fully-equipped with a PA system for venues of all sizes




Traditional Dance-Tunes

When playing for organised ceilidh-dancing, Cut The Mustard play an attractive selection of tunes, mostly from Ireland, Scotland and England.

Traditional Irish Songs

  • Black Velvet Band
  • Carrickfergus
  • Danny Boy
  • Dirty Old Town
  • Fairytale Of New York
  • Fields Of Athenry
  • Follow Me Up To Carlow
  • Green Fields Of France
  • Lakes Of Pontchartrain
  • Muirshin Durkin
  • Ride On
  • Sally Gardens
  • Seven Drunken Nights
  • Spanish Lady
  • Star Of The County Down
  • The Belle Of Belfast City
  • The Irish Rover
  • Town I Loved So Well
  • Whiskey In The Jar
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Wild Rover
  • ….and plenty more….


  1. Craig’s Party

    Everyone enjoyed themselves and the mix of dance, music and song was exactly right. You make a lovely sound and work hard to give everyone a good time.

  2. Stephanie

    Even the most reluctant of dancers were persuaded to the dance floor!