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….

Reviews (3)

  • 5 out of 5

    Sarah Howard's Family Party

    January 29, 2015 - 9:01 am

    I just thought I would drop you a quick email to say how fantastic the band were on Saturday. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the songs, the jigs and reels and the dancing thoroughly. Please pass my thanks on to Mat and the band!

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  • 5 out of 5

    Patricias Mum's Wedding

    June 17, 2014 - 5:44 pm

    I recently booked a duo from the band to play at my mum’s wedding in Bolton. They were brilliant. I would recommend this group to anyone who wishes to make their wedding a special event and really liven up the evening. Don’t bother with a DJ, what a waste of money. There were only 40 people at the evening reception, but Shamus and Danny really livened up the group and got them up singing and dancing. I only wish I had another event up and coming, so I could book them again.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Nadia's Birthday Celebration

    January 29, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    I would like to thank Mat Walklate’s Men for a fantastic evening, they were brilliant! A really warm and charming bunch of guys! Definitely be using them again, a great night was had by everyone due to a lively set which created a good atmosphere.

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