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Emerald Celtic Rock Band


It's always a mistake to try and out talk an Irishman, so in their own words, here is some background on Emerald, the legendary Irish band that blends Celtic rock, traditional Irish and contemporary tunes.

Emerald Irish band

"Where else do you find a band like Emerald? With our roots in Irish music we have tailored our act to the needs of our audience blending traditional Irish tunes with contemporary Irish songs and adding an exciting range of well loved rock favourites from the 1950's through to the present day.

All four band members take vocal leads and contribute cool harmonies. Andy's driving bass with John'€™s dynamic drumming provide a rock solid foundation for Jane'€™s amazing keyboard skills and the incredible guitar talents of Stevie who also plays a mean mandolin. We will take you back to ould Ireland, twang your heartstrings, get your feet tapping, then we'€™ll rock the socks off you and send you home feeling really mellow. Try us, we guarantee you a brilliant evening!

We play pubs and clubs, weddings, corporate events, festivals,etc. You name it we can do it. We have many years collective experience in folk, rock, jazz and blues all over the U.K. and in Europe. As a four piece band we are one of the most dynamic and capable bands on the circuit today. We happily do an€˜ Irish Night,€™ but if that is not your scene we'€™ll give you an evening of top quality music with a great deal of friendship and fun."

Emerald Irish band

The band finish with the line, "We are here to please you!" That's good enough for us here at Hireaband, and having heard them in full swing, we think they'll please you plenty.

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This is a snapshot of some of the tunes we currently play. We add new songs every week. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.THE IRISH ROVER
2.THE BLACK VELVET BAND
3.THE FIELDS OF ATHENRY
4.TELL ME MA
5.SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS
6.TOSS THE FEATHERS
7.HARVEST HOME / BEGGARMAN (JIG)
8.THE WILD ROVER
9.THE LEAVING OF LIVERPOOL
10.THE WILD COLONIAL BOY
11.COCKLES AND MUSSELS
12.WHISKEY ON A SUNDAY
13.AS I ROVED OUT
14.WHISKEY IN THE JAR
15.BROWN EYED GIRL - VAN MORRISON
16.I USETA LUVER ,25 QUID, N 17. - SAW DOCTORS
17.THE GREEN AND RED OF MAYO - SAW DOCTORS
18.THE JOYCE COUNTRY CEILIDH BAND - SAW DOCTORS
19.STREAMS OF WHISKEY, SALLY MACLENANNE - POGUES
20.FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK - POGUES
21.IF I SHOULD FALL FROM GRACE WITH GOD - POGUES
22.DIRTY OLD TOWN - EMERALD
23.GALWAY GIRL - STEVE EARLE
24.HILLS OF DONEGAL - GOATS DON'T SHAVE
25.WHISKEY IN THE JAR - THIN LIZZY
26.EVERYBODY HURTS - CORRS / R.E.M.
27.WHAT CAN I DO, RUNAWAY - C0RRS
28.STILL HAVEN'T FOUND, WITH OR WITHOUT YOU - U2
29.MUSTANG SALLY - COMMITMENTS
30.WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL - RONAN KEATING
31.FISHERMAN'S BLUES - WATERBOYS
32.WILD MOUNTAIN THYME - THE SILENCERS
33.WAKE ME UP - AVICII
34.SOUL SISTER - TRAIN
35.FOR THE FIRST TIME - THE SCRIPT
36.CHASING CARS - SNOW PATROL
37.SEX ON FIRE - KINGS OF LEON
38.THIS IS THE LIFE, CALEDONIA - AMY MC DONALD
39.WHISTLE FOR THE CHOIR, CHELSEA DAGGER - THE FRATELLIS
40.FOLSOM PRISON BLUES - JOHNNY CASH
41.500 MILES - PROCLAIMERS
42.I'LL BE YOUR BABY TONIGHT - BOB DYLAN
43.BEAUTIFUL DAY - LEVELLERS
44.WALK OF LIFE - DIRE STRAITS
45.YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND - CAROLE KING
46.MAGGIE MAY - ROD STEWART
47.LOCH LOMOND - RUNRIG
48.HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE - GEORGIA SATELLITES
49.STUCK IN THE MIDDLE - STEALERS WHEEL
50.ABOUT YOU NOW - SUGABABES / SAWDOX
51.THE ROYAL MILE - GERRY RAFFERTY
52.I SAW HER STANDING THERE - THE BEATLES

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Emerald Celtic Rock Band

I have been a fan of ‘Emerald’ for nearly 15 years. They are simply one of the best bands on the entertainment circuit and I have booked them for a variety of occasions. My love for their music started in a Student Union Bar when they raised the roof with a fantastic mix of Irish and Celtic rock classics. Audience participation, great humour and quality music made the band very popular indeed. Since then I have booked them for birthday parties, charity events and my own wedding. My wife and I were adamant that we simply had to have them for our wedding reception and they did us proud. Planning for the wedding we knew we needed a group we could rely on. Andy liaised with the venue to ensure everything ran smoothly and the evening was a great success. One of the most memorable experiences has been my school’s annual ‘Party in the Playground’. It is somewhat unusual for a primary school to have an Irish/Celtic Rock Band in its playground but I would certainly recommend it! I had no idea that the event would be so successful, attracting visitors each year from local villages, towns and even a couple from Ireland! Emerald have played for three consecutive years at the event and are loved by staff, parents and children alike. Watching hundreds of people singing and dancing together is a wonderful sight. Musically Emerald are superb. During a set, the vocals are shared amongst all band members which gives a dynamic that many other bands fail to offer. Their wide range of instruments provides fantastic live music which you cannot help but move along to! I always highly recommend Emerald and I am looking forward to the next Party in the Playground!

Emerald Celtic Rock Band

Emerald Celtic Rock Band. What a fantastic evening - the band was absolutely brilliant! Everyone is still talking about it, how much they enjoyed the music and dancing. A very likeable group of musicians who have a lovely way and manner about them with great interaction. Our guests spanned all ages from teens to eighties and Emerald rocked them all. Thank you so very much.

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