Mat Walklate's Irish Band

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Mat Walklate’s Men perform the well known Irish songs that everyone knows and loves. They are indeed one of the best-known and deservedly most popular Irish bands in Manchester!

“Take talented musicians and traditional songs and tunes, then throw in a touch of the Blarney for a rousing Celtic party…”

Listen out for punchy guitar or mandola lines, with interweaving whistle, harmonica or flute, all securely underpinned by double-bass. Listen to Seamus’s powerful versions of all your favourite traditional Irish songs.

For larger events and larger audiences, a larger band might well be preferable, so Mat often augments the band in stages to include a versatile choice of fiddle, keyboards, melodeon, bodhran and drums in addition to the core line-up described above. With an excellent PA system producing a crystal-clear sound in any venue, you’re guaranteed a real Irish party night with Mat Walklate’s Men.

  • Traditional Irish ceili mix of favourite songs and tunes
  • Flexible line-up depending on the size of your event
  • Award winning musicians




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….