About Mapaluna

Versatile, always eminently flexible in their approach to music-making, these guys will be equally at home entertaining guests at a Hungarian gypsy wedding, busking outside a Parisian boulevard café or performing in a ballad-lounge in Dublin. Leaping melodies from the agile fiddle of Richard Heacock combine with chunky rhythms, harmony and texture from Becky Price's accordion to create the trademark Mapaluna sound.

“Add lively jigs and reels to your celebration event with Mapaluna!”

This infectious instrumental blend is all enhanced with a good dose of gypsy fire and more than a soupçon of evocative Parisian charm - it's a heart-warming mix!  A wealth of popular Irish, Scottish and English jigs and reels galore, all derived from the time-honoured traditional sources, populate Mapaluna’s repertoire, not to mention the hornpipes, hopsteps, strathspeys, slipjigs, polkas, waltzes and sundry other dance-tunes.

For a ceilidh or barndance, Mapaluna will bring along a seasoned ‘caller’ who comes down onto the dancefloor to explain and demonstrate the steps and moves for each new dance. No previous ceilidh dancing experience is necessary, so absolutely everybody can easily join in the fun.

The band always travels fully-equipped with a top-of-the-range PA system, which is adaptable to deliver superb sound-quality in venues of all types and sizes. So now - let your hair down, kick off your high heels and get ready for an excellent evening of traditional family entertainment.

Organised dancing or otherwise, Mapaluna presents you with a brilliant session of infectious ceilidh party magic. Let the mayhem commence!

  • Rip-roaring traditional ceilidh dance-tunes
  • Can bring along a seasoned dance-caller
  • Fully-equipped with a high-quality PA system


Jigs, reels, hopsteps, slipjigs, polkas and waltzes - an infectious blend, enhanced with European gypsy fire and a soupçon of Parisian charm.

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Just wanted to say a big thank you to all for providing us with constant music through our garden party, you set the perfect tone for the event and we had a fantastic time.

Kim & Jane: May 2013
Just a quick note to say how grateful we were to you for stepping in at the last minute. You were beyond our expectations and everybody said how good the music was.

Audrey: November 2012
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