The Whistlers - Irish Band

This traditional Irish band was formed when Brendan was asked to sing at Carmel Paton's (nee Behan) 80th birthday party. He drafted in his nephew Steve on guitar. Being the nephew of his name sake the famous author and rabble rouser Brendan Behan and folk musician and song writer Dominic Behan, the choice of music was inevitably Irish to the core.

Since then the band has continued to play, inviting various musicians to join the loose line-up. Trying to bring the chaotic, fun atmosphere of a Dublin house party to the pubs and festivals they play. Promoting the rich heritage of Irish folk and rebel music handed down to them.  

Traditional Irish Folk songs from the front by the nephew of the Borstal Boy himself. Members of the Behan Clan plus several of their 1st and 2nd generation Irish disparate scoundrels proudly present to you


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The Whistlers - Irish Band Repertoire

Irish Folk and Rebel Songs 

  • Mountain Dew
  • Foggy Dew
  • Finigan's Wake
  • Irish Rover
  • Wild Rover
  • She Moved through the Fair
  • Black Velvet Band
  • Whisky in the Jar
  • Dirty Old Town
  • Crooked Jack
  • Liverpool Lou
  • McAlpine's Fusiliers
  • Come out Ye Black and Tans
  • Black is the Colour
  • Rocky Road to Dublin
  • Down By the Glen Side
  • Rare Old Times
  • Seven Drunken Nights
  • I'll Tell Me Ma
  • Galway Girl
  • Fields Of Athenry
  • Leaving of Liverpool 

and many, many more.....

The Whistlers - Irish Band Feedback

The band had no idea what to expect when they turned up at our festival party in August. They soon got it and seemed to love every moment, Steve even ended up sitting around the fire with his acoustic guitar. Their interaction with the audience was brilliant and people responded. Lyric sheets were handed out and we all gave an enthusiastic rendition of The Fields of Athenry. Top band, would definitely recommend them.

Martin, (September 2019)

Brilliant band! Got the crowd going with all the Irish favourites :)

Angela O'connell, (September 2018)

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