About Brand of Fire (with caller)

If you're looking for an exceptional folk band that performs the very best of the Gaelic and Celtic tradition, look no further than Brand of Fire. Tried and tested down the generations, a traditional Irish ceilidh has got to be one of the best all-inclusive ways of organising a family party!

“Evocative folksongs and tunes from the Celtic tradition combine to create an upbeat mix that everyone will enjoy...”

As in other cultures, the traditional folk music of the British Isles has an endearing, heart-warming character, and the songs retell the stories of the past. Brand of Fire offers you their top-quality delivery of Celtic music for group dancing such as jigs, polkas, hornpipes and reels. These versatile musicians present a sizzling synthesis of exciting dance-tunes, mixed in with original interpretations of all your favourite Irish songs.

Listen out for chunky guitar, mouthwatering melodeon and feisty fiddle, tightly knitted together to create a head-turning sound - with vocals to match. A profusion of well-known Scottish and Irish songs and melodies populate Brand of Fire’s repertoire, interspersed with a smattering of tunes drawn from parallel English, Welsh and French sources – so all in all, it’s a full-on Gaelic fusion that will have everyone up on their feet.

The band comes equipped with a crystal-clear PA system to produce an excellent sound in venues of any size. So prepare to get in a tangle as Brand of Fire bring you the very best in Celtic traditional songs and dances. Within minutes, all ages will be laughing and joking together!

  • A mix of endearing folksongs and high-energy jigs and reels
  • Versatile three-piece line-up
  • Fully-equipped with a top-quality PA system

Repertoire

Sample Repertoire

  • Blackleg Miner
  • Lileth
  • McAlpine’s Fusiliers
  • Rocky Road To Dublin
  • Whiskey In The Jar
  • Black Velvet Band
  • Dirty Old Town
  • Wild Rover
  • Star Of The County Down
  • Fields Of Athenry
  • Lakes Of Pontchartrain
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Town I Loved So Well
  • Flowers Of Sweet Strabane
  • Paddy Works On The Railway
  • Bold Fenian Men
  • I Courted A Wee Girl
  • Londonderry Air (Danny Boy)
  • Sally Gardens
  • Arthur McBride
  • Follow Me Up To Carlow
  • The Irish Rover
  • I’ll Tell Me Ma
  • Spanish Lady
  • Muirshin Durkin
  • ....and plenty more....
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Reviews

We had a great time with Brand of Fire at our Civil Partnership party. They were fun and considerate from the word go – turning up on time and very professional. They entertained everyone, young and old generating an irresistible sound. Paul Weir taught us how to do the steps and we had a ball trying to remember the moves – much laughter all round. This talented traditional band are an asset to any celebration and a million times better than the usual disco which is usually too loud and you’ve heard the music a million times before anyway. Ours was an unforgettable evening.

Paul & David: August 2010
Thanks very much for a great show on Wednesday. Everyone thought you guys were great.

Joe: September 2010
Firstly, I must thank you again for the fantastic performance you all gave at our wedding - Charlie and I are now formally converts to ceilidh! And of course, you know you've done a good job of getting everyone in the party spirt when, approaching midnight, as you packed away your kit, the mother of the groom could be heard to say "what a fantastic way to start the evening!"

Jennifer & Charlie: January 2009
 
 
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