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For that genuine Irish sound, book the best Irish music for Weddings, Birthday Parties, Irish wakes, Festivals and Corporate Events.

An outstanding group of musicians Henry Marten's Ghost includes a Brit Award and Mercury Music Prize nominee. Whatever your age, and wherever you are from, you are warmly invited to an unforgettable Irish party.

If you like traditional Irish songs then you will love our set list which, includes the Fields of Athenry, the Wild Rover, Galway girl, the Irish Rover, Whiskey in the jar, Black velvet band, Seven drunken nights, plus many Ballads, reels, jigs, polkas, and waltzes.

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We specialise in these genres:

  • Lively irish band
  • Irish party band
  • Irish folk music
  • Irish folk band
  • Irish wedding music
  • Irish /celtic music
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We play these instruments:

  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Accordion melodion fiddle whistles
  • Guitar
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We are happy to perform at these events:

  • Wedding
  • Corporate Event
  • Festival
  • VIP Event
  • Engagement Party
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We are based in Cardiff, United Kingdom.


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  • Price from £ 1,180

    • Travel
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)

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    Set List
    Irish Classics
    Whiskey in the jar
    Dirty old town
    40 Shades of green
    I’ll tell me Ma
    Star of the county down
    Raglan road
    Dublin in the rare old times
    Step it out Mary
    The Galway shawl
    Black velvet band
    Back home in Derry
    The leaving of Liverpool
    Come by the hills
    Sing Alongs
    The Wild rover
    Danny boy
    7 drunken nights
    Galway Girl

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5 Reviews

Booked Henry Marten's Ghost for a Wedding

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 CDs. It's a lovely reminder of the day. 

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Booked Henry Marten's Ghost for a Wedding

Without a doubt the best Irish band I have ever heard! I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for something amazing, full of atmosphere and outstanding enjoyable music. We hired Henry Marten's Ghost for our wedding and would definitely hire them again. With a mixture of knee-slapping, fun jigging, Irish music which everyone can enjoy. You can't miss out on these guys. The diverse collection of songs which they play draws everyone's attention throughout the set and the enthusiasm which the band brings is incredible, the whole room was fascinated and amazed by them, and everyone was dancing. The music aside, the band and Padraig were extremely accommodating with any of our ideas or request throughout our wedding process, the music and presentation were exactly as we wanted on our big day and everything ran very smoothly, the team are very professional and will always do anything to help. Thinking of holding another party, just so we can hear them again! Thanks for everything.

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Dear Padraig 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.

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Booked Henry Marten's Ghost for a Birthday Party

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 was 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!

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Booked Henry Marten's Ghost for a Birthday Party

Henry Marten's Ghost played my wedding recently and they were really impressive. Their music consisted of the Irish standards that everybody 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.

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