Mat Walklate’s Men (with caller)

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Mat Walklate’s Ceilidh Band performs a mix of jigs and reels and brings along a ceilidh band caller who comes down onto the dance floor to organise the dancing.

 “Energetic jigs, hornpipes, polkas and reels will create a proper Celtic ceilidh!”

Mat Walklate himself is a champion whistle and flute player. Guitar or keyboard provide the rhythm with Mat on flute for small events.
A choice of fiddle, melodeon, bodhran, keyboards or drums can be added to the band for larger functions. For a ceilidh or barn dance, the band also brings an experienced dance-caller with them to explain and demonstrate the steps and moves for each dance, showing you and your guests exactly what to do and how to do it.

With a superb PA system reproducing great sound in any venue, you’ll be sure of some excellent ‘craic’ with Mat Walklate’s Ceilidh Band.

Mat Walklate’s Ceilidh Band present their irresistible mixture of traditional Celtic songs and dance-tunes, perfect for a Ceilidh.

  • Toe-tapping traditional ceilidh music
  • Flexible line-up, can include a specialist dance-caller
  • Fully-equipped with a PA system




Traditional Songs

  • Arthur McBride
  • As I Roved Out
  • Black Velvet Band
  • Carrickfergus
  • Dirty Old Town
  • Fields Of Athenry
  • Green Fields Of France
  • Lakes Of Pontchartrain
  • Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
  • Ride On
  • Sally Gardens
  • Sally MacLenane
  • Sam Hall
  • Seven Drunken Nights
  • Star Of The County Down
  • Step It Up, Mary
  • The Belle Of Belfast City
  • The Irish Rover
  • The Rare Old Mountain Dew
  • The Rocky Road To Dublin
  • The Wild Rover
  • Town I Loved So well
  • Whiskey In The Jar
  • ….and plenty more….

Traditional Dance-Tunes

A bottomless reservoir of jigs, reels, polkas, hornpipes, slipjigs and other dances from the incomparably rich Gaelic tradition of The British Isles.