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Irish Ceilidh Band

A lively Band for Weddings, Birthday Parties, Festivals and Corporate Events. The line-up is flexible we can work as a duo, 3 piece or 4 piece band.


Popular Traditional Irish Band, Henry Marten's Ghost.A lively Band for Weddings, Birthday Parties, Festivals and Corporate Events.If you like Traditional Irish Music then you will love Henry Marten's Ghost.

Our set list includes Irish Songs, Ballads, Reels, Jigs, Polkas and Waltzes.Whether you're in the mood for rollicking reels or rocking Irish classics, ballads to make you weep, an Irish Hooley or just tunes to keep you dancing all night...you'll be sure to find it in Henry Marten's Ghost. One of the best Irish bands in the business!  Highlights Fronted by Belfast singer songwriter Padraig Lalor, HMG deliver an authentic Irish sound with an eclectic mix of traditional, contemporary & original songs.

The bands key ingredients of outstanding musicianship, warm wit & uniquely Irish party spirit are the perfect recipe to infuse any special occasion with the authentic flavours of the Craic. Line up to accommodate everything from large Festivals/Corporate Events, to Weddings & private party's and more intimate settings such as Home/Parlour Parties.  

Customer Comments:

Henry Marten's Ghost played my wedding recently and they were really impressive. Their music consisted of the Irish standards that every body knew and they had us all singing along to the wild rover and Molly Malone. A great band, book them, you won't be disappointed.
Mary Hammersley

We booked Henry Marten's Ghost to play at our daughters 21st Birthday party recently and they were a tremendous success. Everybody really loved their music, they were a lot of fun and really got the party going. The band were charming and highly professional. They arrived on time to set up and entertained the guests both as they arrived and throughout the evening. Everyone at the party both young people and older guests really loved their playing and the range of tunes was fantastic. I would highly recommend this band. They brought warmth and character to the evening. This was definitely money well spent!
Tracy Gardiner 21st Birthday Party

Dear Patrick Words cannot express how wonderful you were, at the celebration we had for my mum's passing, at Greenwoods recently. So many relatives asked whether you actually knew mum, as you had made it so personal, they were, as you could probably tell, really enjoying themselves! I could not have wished for a more fitting tribute to my mum, just sad that you couldn't meet her as she would have been your biggest fan that night! With sincere thanks, Angela Gander xx

We just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you so much to you and the rest of Henry Marten's Ghost for playing a fantastic gig at our wedding last month! We had an absolutely amazing time, and you guys were the perfect end to the perfect day. We hope you had as much fun as we did, everyone thought you were brilliant. Thank you too, for the wonderful collection of CD's. It's a lovely reminder of the day. Rachael Bevans

Key Facts

In Business Since 1994
Will travel Internationally
Member of PRS and MCPS
Public Liability Insurance Yes
Risk Assessment Yes
Previous CRB/DBS Check Yes
Equipment PAT Certified Yes
Band Size 2, 3, 4
Line-up vocals/guitar Whistles/Melodion Fiddle Percussion
Male Vocals Yes
Own PA Yes
Repertoire Description Molly Malone, Whiskey in the jar Fields of Athenry, I'll tell me ma Green fields of France, Back home in Derry The Irish rover, the wild rover, Brown eyed girl, little old wine drinker, Dirty old town,
Christmas songs No
Previous Clients The Wales Millennium Centre The Welsh Rugby Union The Cardiff Coal Exchange Sandown Racecourse Chepstow Racecourse E Festival Fos Llas Racecourse Cheltenham Race Festival International Folk Festival Guernsey

Area Served


Henry Marten's Ghost recently played my husband’s 40th birthday party. They turned up early and had the stage ready well in advance of our arrival at the venue. Padraig put my mind at ease with his in-depth experience of doing these types of events. The music was excellent and the interaction between the band and our guests was exceptional and very witty. Overall a great party and a really fun filled night of great music and craic. I will be booking them again”.

Lata Notaro, Somerset

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Irish Ceilidh Band
    • Irish Ceilidh Band


    padraig lalor

    Tel: 07917007849
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