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Irish

Rollercoaster are often booked for events that require an element of Irish music – traditional and non-traditional.  From the haunting sounds of Riverdance, to the gentle waltzing of Molly Malone… from the fiery vigor of Whiskey In The Jar, to the stirring, anthemic sounds of The Fields Of Athenry.  Our fiddle players have grown up playing Celtic fiddle – it’s fair to say it’s in their blood.  As a band, Rollercoaster cut their teeth in the Irish pubs across London.  There’s nothing better than a solid reel or jig to bring a crowd together – and raise the roof at the end of the night.

The setlists vary for different events – even for the full on Irish events, we will blend in a few non traditional songs, though keep them fiddle driven…  However, with most events, a wedding where half the guests are Irish, then we will blend the Irish songs in where appropriate.  It gives everyone a chance to dance and enjoy the night!

Below is a sample setlist, taken from Kempton Park Racecourse, Irish Day:

  • WHERE THE STREETS HAVE NO NAME
  • TOSS THE FEATHERS
  • TELL MY MA
  • BEAUTIFUL DAY
  • SWEET HOME ALABAMA
  • BLACK VELVET BAND
  • WHISKEY IN THE JAR
  • FLEUR DE MANDAGORE
  • BROWN EYED GIRL
  • COUNTRY ROAD
  • DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA
  • SIT DOWN
  • VERTIGO
  • MOLLY MALONE
  • TIME OF YOUR LIFE
  • MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW
  • GALWAY GIRL
  • DIRTY OLD TOWN
  • SEX ON FIRE (CELTIC INTRO)
  • I WOULD WALK 500 MILES
  • FIELDS OF ATHENRYE
  • FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK
  • IRISH ROVER

St Patricks Rollercoaster Guinness

Rollercoaster – the perfect soundtrack to a pint of Guinness

 

Céilidh

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We are able to provide for a Ceilidh element to your event – our fiddler Jason Dickenson is a caller for a popular Ceilidh band – but we require advance notice, as we may need to book in a separate fiddle player (in effect making it a 5 piece band). The dances included in the Ceilidh section of the set are Blackthorn Stick, Dashing White Sargeant & The Gay Gordons.

You can see an example of a Ceilidh in the pictures below – Jason calling, the band playing along to a pre-recorded fiddle sequence (occasionally Jason joins in to create great fiddle melodies, harmonies etc)
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