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Shenanigans Celtic Dance Band
One of the more feisty Celtic bands around. Presented as a 4 piece band they are highly suited to festivals, conference after dinner entertainment, pubs and clubs, corporate and outdoor events or private functions.
Based Wellington, New Zealand
Available internationally.
For bookings contact:
Talent On Line by email or phone Samantha on  
 +64 9 636 1469

The very talented quartet John, Justin, Maurice and Jane bring you some of the best live entertainment you're ever likely to see. Blending traditional Irish instrumentation with contemporary songs, this talented quartet bring something quite unique and very special to the New Zealand music scene.

You may have seen them on TV ONE's Good Morning show!

As well as reconstructing traditional Irish/Celtic tunes that have been around for generations, Shenanigans also enjoy taking well known contemporary classics and Irishing them up, which makes for a very entertaining experience. Audiences are encouraged to get involved in the performance with plenty of crowd participation. Where else would you hear the likes of the Muppet Show and Monty Python used whenever a string is broken in a live performance?

These four fine musicians blend the haunting sounds of Celtic whistles and mandolins with lush keyboard backing, soaring vocals and solid drumming to drag your guests on to the dance floor.

Their musical careers span many moons over many countries and the amalgamation results in a feisty collection of songs to keep you entertained for hours.

Don't wait until St Patrick's Day to book this band. They're great fun at any time of year.

Song List Sampler


Arthur McBride - Trad
Angel of Harlem - U2
Back Home in Derry - Trad
Black & Tans - Trad
Botany Bay - Trad
Black Velvet Band - Irish Rovers
Boys of the Old Brigade - Trad
Bold O'Donaghue - Trad
Black is the Colour - Christy Moore
Blister in the Sun - Pogues
Danny Boy - trad
Drunken Sailor Medley - Trad
Dirty Old Town - Pogues
Dark Streets of London - Pogues
Fairytale of New York - Pogues
Fall From Grace with God - Pogues
Fields of Athenry - Trad
Fisherman’s Blues - Waterboys
Fox on the Run - Hamilton County Bluegrass
Go Lassie Go - Trad
Green Fields of France - Christy Moore
Gypsy Rover - Trad
Gravel Walk / Devils Dream / Farewell to Ireland (medley - Trad)
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
I Used to Lover Her - Saw Doctors
I Will Follow - U2
Jessie James - Trad
Johnny Tarr - Saw Doctors
Leaving of Liverpool - Pogues
Maggie May - Trad
Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
Mary Mac - Trad
Maire's Wedding - Trad
Molly Malone -Trad
Ordinary Man - Christy Moore
Orange and the Green - Trad
Paddy Public Enemy No 1 - Pogues
Presentation Border - Saw Doctors
Raggle Taggle Gypsy - Trad
Ride On - Christy Moore
Rose of Tralee - Trad
Sally MacLennan - Pogues
Sean South of Garryowen - Trad
Step it Out Mary - Trad
Streams of Whiskey - Trad
Space Celidh - Natalie McMaster
Sunny Side of the Street - Pogues
South Australia - Trad
Star of the County Down - Trad
Tell Me Ma - Trad
The Irish Rover - Trad
Valparaiso - Irish Rovers
Waxie's Dargle /Weilla Wailla - Trad
Whiskey in the Jar - Trad
Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
Five Hundred Miles - The Proclaimers
Six Months in a Leaky Boat - Split Enz
My Mistake - Split Enz
Band on the Run - Paul McCartney
Better be Home Soon - Split Enz
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Don’t Go - Hothouse Flowers
Dead Flowers - Mick Jagger
Gone - John Hiatt
Here Comes the Sun - John Lennon
Hey Hey - Trad
Substitute - The Who
Alberta - Trad
Squeezebox - The Who
I Want to be Sedated - The Ramones
I'm on Fire - Bruce Springsteen
Jackie Wilson Said - Van Morrison
Khe Shan - Cold Chisel
Nobody Knows You - Trad
Last Kiss - Saw Doctors
Light my Fire - Doors
Loyal - Dave Dobbyn
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard - Paul Simon
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Whaling - Dave Dobbyn
Wasn't That a Party - Saw Doctors
The Gambler - Kenny Rogers
Forever Tuesday Morning - The Mockers
Old Dan Tucker - Trad
Eire Canal - Trad
John Henry - Trad
Folsom Prison Blues / Orange Blossom Special - Johnny Cash
Thank God I’m a Country Boy - John Denver
She’s Electric - Oasis
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
Van Morrison
Let me Entertain You - Robbie Williams


For bookings contact:
Talent On Line by email or phone Samantha on  
 +64 9 636 1469