The Parish Céilí Band

The Parish Ceili Band was formed at the beginning of 2019 and named after the Parish Bar in Wembley where many of the original members, a collection of musicians from across London who met on the vibrant session scene, regularly played. They went on to win the All-Britain fleadh that year, defeating the reigning champions who had previously held the title for 13 years, and becoming the first London band to win since the Auld Triangle Ceili Band in 2003. A huge achievement for the band in their debut year. ‘The Parish’, as they are fondly known, have become very popular amongst the set dancing community, playing Ceilis across London, including at IMDL’s annual Festival ‘Return to London Town’ – they also featured as part of the Lord Mayor of London’s St Patrick’s Day Festival digital celebrations in 2021.

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