The Barley Mows - Traditional Irish & Covers Band

This lively upbeat band can appeal to all tastes - they play at pubs, clubs and festivals all over Ireland as well as lots and lots of weddings!

The price listed here is for daytime bookings, drinks receptions or after wedding parties - if you want the full band for your evening entertainment at a wedding the price is going to be between £1100 and £1500 depending on band size and distance.

They can offer everything from solo piper to traditional session group (duo, trio, quartet, quintet) or full lively wedding band with lighting, large PA system and DJ.
The line up of the group is vocal, guitar, pipes, whistles, fiddle, bass, drums.

The band plays songs by of Van Morrison, Dire Straits, The Pogues, Saw Doctors, Rod Stewart, Runrig, Waterboys and much more and can also perform lively upbeat instrumentals that are sure to keep people in the party mood.

No fillers here folks, just feet on the floor and nights being made. To quote one experience, "The Craic was contagious".

They have performed in New York, France, Germany and at festivals all over Ireland and can take care of your wedding entertainment all day. The group can provide music an easy listening session group suited for a drinks reception, service music in the form of instrumentals or song, a live 6 piece group and a DJ - all using the same musicians to keep costs down.

They can provide music for your wedding service, whether it is a traditional church wedding or a civil ceremony and can perform hymns, love songs or instrumentals.

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The Barley Mows - Traditional Irish & Covers Band Repertoire

Wedding Favourites

  • Down by the Sally Gardens
  • Red Wine and Roses
  • Blowers Daughter
  • Planxty Irwin
  • Pacabel's Cannon
  • She Moves Through the Fair
  • Si Beag Si Mohr
  • Sweet 16

Other Songs

  • Galway Girl
  • Bad Moon Rising
  • Fisherman’s Blues
  • Rare Old Mountain Dew
  • Country Roads
  • 500 Miles
  • Twist Again
  • Steve's Last Ramble
  • Ordinary Man
  • Clash of the Ash
  • Proud Mary
  • Star of the County Down
  • The Gambler
  • I’ll tell me Ma
  • Crazy Love
  • Usta Love Her
  • Black is the Colour
  • Never Mind the Strangers
  • Me and Bobby Magee
  • Green and Red of Mayo
  • Ferrymen
  • Blue Suede Shoes
  • Sweet 16
  • Rock Around the Clock
  • Caledonia
  • Fields of Athenrye
  • Blowing in the Wind
  • Green fields of France
  • Holy Ground
  • Spanish Lady
  • Irish Rover
  • Seven Drunken Nights
  • Hills of Connemara
  • Leaving of Liverpool
  • Streets of London
  • Old Lobby
  • Tara Hill
  • Galway Shawl
  • Black Velvet Band
  • Fields of Gold
  • McAlpines Fusiliers
  • Have I Told You Lately
  • Donegal Danny
  • When You Say Nothing At All
  • If Tomorrow Never Comes
  • My Town
  • Roaring Barmaid Set (Instrumental)
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love
  • Belleau Wood
  • Sally McLananne
  • Rhythm of my Heart
  • Tommy K
  • Let me go
  • ‘Backey Reels (instrumental)
  • Streams of Whiskey
  • Maggie May
  • Las Vegas in the Hills of Donegal
  • Muirsheen Duirkin/Catch Me If You Can
  • Wasn’t it a Party
  • Wake me up
  • Nancy Spain
  • The Battle(Instrumental)
  • Your so Bad
  • Fairy Tale of New York
  • Drunkin Piper(Instrumental)
  • Wagon Wheel
  • Ride On
  • Auld Lang Sang(Instrumental)
  • Brown Eyed Girl
  • Loch Lomand
  • Speed and the Sound
  • Whiskey in the Jar
  • Joyce Country Ceilidh Band
  • Table Top Piping(Instrumental)
  • Dirty Old Town
  • Past the Point of Rescue
  • Oh La La
  • Wild Mountain Thyme
  • Curragh of Kildare
  • Raggle Taggle Gypsy

The band are happy to learn special requests

The Barley Mows - Traditional Irish & Covers Band Feedback

The band were absolutely perfect and made our dream day!! Great music and our guests loved them!!

Rachel Duncan, Ghan House Carlingford, Wedding (December 2022)

We would just like to say how amazed we were with the band. They were absolutely amazing and made out wedding one of the best. All our guests danced all night even 2 girls with broken legs. I cant recommend them enough and I just wish we could do it all over with them. Top lads #pureamazing

Maria McCafferty, Manor House Country Hotel, Fermanagh, Wedding (September 2021)

Excellent music, created a lovely atmosphere and a great vibe. Lovely people!

Ben Gow, , Wedding (August 2021)

The best band we could have hoped for and a really lovely group of people, they really made our wedding so fun! We asked for them to DJ as well and that was fantastic, he played all the right songs. Can't recommend them enough, we'll definitely be going to see them play sometime soon. Thank you so much guys!

Jeni Gilmore, , none (September 2019)

Everything went very well. They were punctual and very friendly. The band played a mix of Irish songs and everyone enjoyed it

Olivia Leone, Dublin, Corporate Event (July 2019)

we were delighted with the band really set the scene excellent!

Fiona Harvey, , Wedding (July 2018)

The group was absolutely fantastic throughout the whole process. They gave us stellar recommendations for the mass and the reception music via email well in advance and then showed up and played absolutely wonderfully throughout. I can't tell you how many people came up to me and asked about the band afterwards - they made a great impression on everyone and really helped make our wedding day special. Thank you so much to all of you for your hard work and beautiful music!

Colin M., , Wedding (March 2018)

Was the best day of our lives. You boys rocked the joint and alot of cds are required for postage to Australia.

Mr and Mrs Kirk, Ballydugan Mill, (July, 2017)

You guys were unreal! Dance floor was full from start to finish! Couldn't recommend you more!Knew the first night we heard u guys we wanted u for our wedding, but u honestly blew us away! Thank u all sooo much! I've lost track of how many people commented on the amazing band..From the church to the piper to the band that night.. 10/10! Roll on our next party in December

Fiona and Adam Pickett, Limepark Cottages, wedding (June, 2017)

I would just like to thank all the band for a fantastic evening at our wedding on Monday. The number of people who have said to me about how good you guys were and how impressed they were is unreal! Although we ran over a bit with the photos, and we unfortunately didn't get to enjoy the full set, the way you had all the kids up dancing while photos were happening really went down well! Thank you so much for being so accommodating and understanding and making our day that bit more special! A lot of people said that the wished you just stayed on instead of getting a DJ!! Haha

Matthew and Hazel, Greenvale Hotel, Cookstown, wedding (July, 2017)

I booked the band on the internet, I had never seen them live but liked the videos I'd seen on youtube, best decision I ever made. The church music was beautiful, and when the band started playing the floor was jammed for the whole night what a great band, lots of my guests said it was one of the best weddings they had been to and I do think a lot of that was down to the quality of the entertainment. Thanks for making my wedding the best day of my life.

Andrea & Colin, Sheraton Hotel, Athlone

Had a great night at our wedding. Music was great. Thanks guys.

Roisin and Paddy, Portnoo, Donegal

Was the best day of our lives. You boys rocked the joint and a lot of cds are required for postage to Australia.

Jonny and Lisa Kirk, Ballydungan Mill, DownPatrick

Just wanted to say thank you so much for the entertainment at Lynn and George's wedding. Have had so many people saying it was the best wedding they've been to - even the elderly relatives who normally go home early really enjoyed the music and the craic. So thanks again for making a brilliant day even more special - (and getting me extra kudos as wedding planner)

Mr Campbell, An Granian Hotel, Donegal

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so fantastic. So many of our guests have commented on how fantastic the music was all day. We'll definitely be recommending you! Thanks!

Andrew and Jill Rodgers, La Mon House Hotel, Belfast

The band spent our whole wedding day with us and the music was outstanding and truly set the scene for a fabulous day. They played beautiful acoustic church music, kept the guests entertained whilst we had our pictures taken and kept us up dancing until all hours! All the guests commented on how great the music was. We are so grateful as we know it was such a long day for you with it being in Killarney, if we ever have an anniversary party we will be booking you again!

Catherine and Philip Haigh,

Best show I have been at in a long time. Well presented, entertaining and brilliant Music

Brian McCart (Chairman of Gig 'n the Bann Festival),

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