Paddy’s Whiskers play footstompin’ Irish, Celtic and American music in a contemporary and upbeat style. We are proud to provide great barn dances and ceilidhs at weddings and parties across Devon, Somerset, Cornwall and the South West.
We work with the best callers from the area and our light hearted attitude combined with our infectiously dancy and driving music ensures that everybody has a great time.
Paddy’s Whiskers play fiddle, banjo, mandola, mandolin, guitar, cajon, border bagpipes, whistles and bass (although not all at the same time!). Different sized line ups are available to suit different venues, events and budgets – from the full four piece band plus caller to a duo (Re-Jig) plus caller.
Andrew, from the band is also a DJ, so we can provide a disco or DJ set for after the dance if you want the party to continue later into the night. He has a wide range of music from the usual hits and disco favourites through to more unusual world music, funky folk, electro-swing and gypsy beats. He’s happy to take playlists and always seeks to play music that suits clients’ tastes.
Why not visit our special website dedicated to barn dances and ceilidhs in Devon, Cornwall and across the South West?
For tales from the road…check out our cool ceilidh blog.
To book Paddy’s Whiskers or Re-Jig to play at a barn dance or ceilidh ring Andrew or Jules on 01803 520798 or email us.
Here’s some video from The Big Barn Dance – a ceilidh that Paddy’s Whiskers played to over 500 people at Occombe Farm, Devon in 2015..
Here’s a recent video clip of us playing a wedding barn dance in Moretonhampstead, Devon…one of the smallest rooms we’ve ever played in, but great fun. Thanks to Richard Scarsbrook for the excellent film work. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And here are a few photos of our dances: