Since their formation in 2006, Triskel have gained a reputation as one of the leading Celtic bands in the south of England, with a vast repertoire of tunes and songs all with original instrumental arrangements.
The group is led by Mal Simms, who plays guitar, bodhran, whistle and sings. The other members of the five-piece line-up (as on their demo tracks and in the photo) are Tim (fiddle/mandolin), Alex (fiddle/guitar/melodeon), Sarah (flute/whistle/guitar) and Val (concertina, bouzouki, whistle and vocals).
For dancing at weddings and parties, our recommended line-up is four musicians with one of them also acting as the band’s caller, who is skilled at guiding even the least experienced of your guests through English, Scottish and Irish dances. Unless otherwise stated we will quote for this four-piece line-up.
The band’s repertoire ranges from wild Irish jigs to plaintive Scottish airs, from rousing choruses and shanties to moving ballads and popular English folk tunes. They have played at numerous weddings and private functions, at venues ranging from village halls to country house hotels. Our CD also features some of the band’s non-dancing tunes – very welcome when your guests need a well-earned rest!
The band normally play for about two hours. Triskel provides its own full PA system and if requested can also play CDs through their PA system during breaks.
Price from: £565
What People Say:
Alison Cleland - wedding reception - Isle of Wight - October 2010
"Triskel were brilliant! Thank you"
Sharon Eckford - wedding reception - Southampton - May 2010
"Please would you pass on our thanks to Triskel for our Saturday event the band were great - everyone complimented them, the caller, albeit diminutive, was ace at disciplining everyone and keeping people in order and we had a fabulous party – thank you"
Heather Schroeder - party - Middlesex - January 2009
"Please pass on my thanks to the band - so many people have said how brilliant they were, and the number of people they got up dancing is a testament to this. They were super!"
Jennie Meadway - wedding reception - Sussex - August 2008
"Things were running very late so they only got 1 hour to play but we had about 90 people on the dance floor for the 1st dance and everyone had a great time"
Wallis Lord - wedding reception - Cambridge - September 2007
"The band were very discreet about setting up - did not interrupt our reception even though venue was relatively small! Thank you"
Kate Evans - wedding reception - London - August 2007
"Absolutely fantastic! The band were so friendly and helpful. They helped make our party a fantastic success."
Louise George - birthday party - Essex - May 2007
Whiskey in The Jar
Black Velvet Band
Go To Sea No More
As I Roved Out
Step It Out
Ye Jacobites By Name
Bonnie Ship The Diamond
The Curragh Of Kildare
The Penny Wager
I Will Go
Home Boys Home
I am Stretched On Your Grave
The Factory Girl
The Blue Cockade
The Jolly Beggerman
Wraggle Taggle Gypsies