Brighton, East Sussex
From: £500
Verified bookings: 25
Reviews: 12
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Shenanigan are a Sussex based traditional folk party band, known for warm & friendly live stage shows.
Having both Irish and Scottish members we cover authentically cover Irish or Scottish songs as well as instrumental jigs and reels.
If you would like a Barn Dance/Ceilidh at your function we can provide this complete with Caller & Musicians. The Band play traditional as well as modern instruments for a selection of fast & slow Country Dances.
The full line up is a quartet but we also play as duos or trios if this line up suits the event.

£10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance

12 Reviews


May 11, 2019

"Dear Simon,

I just wanted to say a great big THANK YOU for last Saturday night's Barn Dance. I had such a lovely time & all my friends & family have been enthusing about the evening too. The band/ caller were really, really good and we all had a such a fun time. So much so that the 3 hours flew by!

Kind regards


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Sean O'Doherty

April 15, 2019

Shenanigan were absolutely amazing & made sure we gave our dad the send off he deserved... Would definitely hire again!!

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Beatrice Hubert-Price

April 6, 2019

Shenanigan was the perfect band for my 50th party. They were very good at bringing people to the dance floor and at keeping people entertained. I, and my friends, had such a lovely evening laughing and dancing. Thanks to Simon, David and co for a fantastic evening. Béa

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James O'Sullivan

Oct. 27, 2018

Excellent ceilidh band and hassle free to deal with. We hired Shenanigan for our wedding, they were really good at getting everyone involved and all had a great time. We also took the option of the DJ package so we could play our own music between sets. They added to making it a thoroughly enjoyable day for everyone and I couldn't recommend them highly enough.


Maddi Cullen

Nov. 18, 2018

"By Maddi C
on 20th November 2018

What a fantastic duo, David and Simon were amazing
The music and singing was just what was needed.

david was great, found out about my mum and added it into the evening.
They played all the traditional Irish songs that we remembered our Dad singing, brought a lump to our throats

We are all so very happy and grateful.
And most of all you made our mothers 90th birthday so very special and all the family and friends Thank you so much
a really terrific service, which we shall definitely use again

The Cullen family"


West Hove Golf Club

Nov. 2, 2018

"Morning Simon

On behalf of everybody at the do on Friday a big thank you for the night.
Hope the sandwiches were OK ?..

Tony Peters."

  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    SHENANIGAN are a Celtic & Party Band specialising in Irish or Scottish songs, tunes and ceilidh.
  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
    Shenanigan feature musicians from Ireland, Scotland and England making a spicy Celtic mix. We can provide both Irish and Scottish entertainment with authenticity.
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    We entertain at Weddings, Parties and Functions, both indoor and out door.
  • How can event planners pay for your services?
    We are interested in either direct bookings or from event planners
  • How long do you play for?
    We are flexible regarding sets. The average would be two hour long sets with a break between. Starting with two hours of ceilidh followed by our own disco is very popular. All events are different and we are open too discussion regarding timings
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    Shenanigan have a top of the range PA system that can also be used for DJing When providing the DJ part of an evening we have a high quality sound system with an input that can run from any headphone socket, tablet, phone, iPad etc. Generally it’s much better if customers provide their own playlist which enables them to have total control over the music that is played at functions and weddings
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Public Liability Insurance of £10.000,000 All equipment is fully PAT tested
  • How much space do you require?
    Every event is different and we have happily played large stages to small rooms. the best parties can be the squashed ones!
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    With notice our band can play most music
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    Normally we play two sets of 60 minutes with one break of 20 minutes. This is flexible and sometimes three sets are required, or a longer break while a couple cuts a cake. Every event is individual and we will do our best to cater for this.

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