The Packhorse Ceilidh Band
Wakes, Weddings & Divorces
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The Music is mainly traditional dance tunes from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.  We also play a selection of music from the Bourbonnais area of central France, played on the traditional instruments of the region, the Grande Cornemuse (French Bagpipe) and Vieille a Roux (Hurdy Gurdy).  We add some ‘Old Time’ music from the Appalachian Mountains and a touch of 1920s Jazz.

A sample of the music can be heard on the Bands latest CD ‘Wakes, Weddings and Divorces’ available

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Sound files can be heard by clicking on the link to the Packhorse band myspace site Here


Radio Microphones

The band and caller use radio mic’s to allow us to mingle with the guests and to be heard at a reasonable volume. It is always important for us not to be too loud.
We can also provide background music at parties or weddings, acoustic or amplified, during a meal or while guests are arriving.