Wraggle Taggle can tailor a band to suit your event from a duo to 6-piece with caller.

They play Irish, Scottish, American and English songs and tunes and are both sensitive to the occasion and responsive to the mood of the audience.

Wraggle Taggle are the best. The reason is simple; superb talent from the vibrant North London traditional music scene. Mick Bailey, bandleader and founder of Wraggle Taggle carefully selected the band members for outstanding talent on their individual instruments and as a bunch of good friends. All the musicians have been performing, touring and recording for many years and two are award-winning performers.


Musical influences include The Chieftains, Planxty, The Bothy Band, Altan, Ally Bain, Boys of the Lough, Jimmy Shand, The Pogues, Van Morrison, The Dubliners, Christy Moore and the many talented musical friends they have met over the years.

They go out as anything from a duo to a six-piece, amplified or acoustic, with or without a caller. A suitably talented deputy will be substituted if any of the main band members aren’t available.

Clients include:
Granada Hotels, University of London, Royal College of Music, Church of Scotland, Belgravia, Tate Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Artillery, British Airways, Victoria & Albert Museum, Gleneagles Hotel, O’Neills Irish Theme Pubs, The Hurlingham Club, Porchester Hall, & many many weddings!

Celebrities they have entertained include:
Mick Jagger, Robert Smith (The Cure), Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Zoe Ball, Frank Skinner, Clive Anderson, Ian Hislop, Stephen Fry, Alan Davis, Dara O’Briain, Sanjeev Bhaskhar, Meera Syal, Aimi MacDonald, Bert Weedon, Jon Snow, and Imelda Staunton.

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Performance options

2pc or 3pc

Smaller bands

5pc and 6pc

Larger bands wit or without caller

Set list / Repertoire

Auld Lang Syne
Back Home in Derry
Black is the Colour
Black Velvet Band
Both Sides the Tweed
Brown Eyed Girl
Clare to Here
Cliffs of Doneen
Cockles & Mussels
Come by the Hills
Danny Boy
Dirty Old Town
Fairytale of New York
Fields of Athenry
Fleur of Scotland
Foggy Dew
Galway Shawl
I’ll Tell My Ma
Irish Rover
Isle of Tears
Last thing on my mind
Leaving of Liverpool
McAlpine’s Fuseliers
Mountain Dew
Muirsheen Duirkin
My Lovely Rose of Clare
My own dear Galway Bay
Nancy Spain
Only our Rivers run Free
Ordinary Man
Peggy Gordon
Ride On
Sean South
Seven Drunken Nights
Spancil Hill
Star of the County Down
Sweet Sixteen
Sweet Thames Flow Softly
Town I Love so well
Waltzing for Dreamers
Welcoming Paddy Home
Whiskey in the Jar
Wild Colonial Boy
Wild Rover
Will you go Lassie Go
Willie McBride
World of Our Own

Arkansas Traveller
Ashokan Farewell
Athol Highlanders
Boys of Bluehill
Bucks of Oranmore
Calliopie House
Drowsy Maggie
Drunken Piper
Duke of Perth
Dusty Windowsill
Earl’s Chair
Fairy Dance
Farewell To Erin
Gravel Walks
Haste to the Wedding
High Reel
Irish Washerwoman
Jig of Slurs
Keel Row
Kid on the Mountain
Laird of Drumblair
Lark in the Morning
Maggie in the Wood
Maguire & Pattersons
Maid behind the Bar
Margarets Waltz
Marie’s Wedding
Mason’s Apron
Miss McLeods
My Love is but a Lassie yet
My Love is Like a red Red Rose
Off to California
Orange & Blue
Over the Moor to Maggie
Pinch of Snuff
Planxty Irwin
Sailors Hornpipe
Sally Gardens
Scotland the Brave
Sean Ryan’s
Si Bheag Si Mhor
Silver Spear
Skye Boat Song
Star of Munster
Tennessee Waltz
Trumpet Hornpipe (Captain Pugwash)
Turkey in the Straw
Wise Maid

Barn Dance
Big Set
Circassian Circle
Circle Waltz
Cumberland Square Eights
Danish Waltz
Dashing White Sergeant
Gay Gordons
Hokey Cokey.
I Want to be near you
Seige of Ennis
Strip the Willow
Virginia Reel