Saturday, 7 January 2017

Happy New Year - The Hairpin Bend in 2017

From late summer 2016, playing at a beautiful wedding reception in a field in deepest Monmouthshire.

** Happy New Year from The Hairpin Bend! **

2016 was an interesting year for the band with Eleanor (fiddle) on maternity leave from January, and Huw (Guitar) deciding to retire from the band at the end of the year. Thank you Huw, we had good craic.

However, we still managed to play some fantastic gigs, including entertaining the punters at Chepstow Racecourse, lending some atmosphere to several fun private parties and playing at some great pubs across the region. We were also honoured to be a part of some beautiful wedding celebrations.

We are now available to book in 2017, and will be boosting our band numbers with various other seasoned traditional musicians from across South Wales who have kindly lent us their talents over the past 12 months!

Get in touch with us to discuss booking us for your event.
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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

South Wales Ceilidh Band - The Hairpin Bend

We had a fantastic time last weekend performing for a private Ceilidh in South Wales, thanks to Mic our caller and to everyone who danced so well! We couldn't have played for nicer people!


"We have just had the most fantastic night ever! Why? We hired the Hairpin Bend, after contacting them 2 months ago, liaising with them up until last Saturday when they performed. They were incredibly professional, polite and helpful. The standard of playing and singing is second to none! We had a caller called Mic and he was just amazing, funny and very patient! This band is special. I listened online to other bands but the Hairpin Bend were the best as far as I was concerned. We had 120+ of all ages jigging and having the utmost fun. A truly memorable evening that will stay with us for a very long time. Thanks to each and every member of The Hairpin Bend! Thank you guys you are very talented musicians." 

Get in touch with us if you are looking for a South Wales Ceilidh band!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

South Wales Irish Band for Christmas Parties

After a short break at the end of 2013 we have performed at a number of weddings and events this year.

We're now gearing up for our Christmas party season so get in touch if you would like to book an Irish band for a party or ceilidh in South Wales.

Here are some picture of three of the band playing for the wedding of our fiddle player in June :)

 And the crowd goes wild!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Cardiff Irish Band: The Hairpin Bend

We played a fantastic Irish music gig in Cardiff last night at The Cricketers in Pontcanna - we were booked to mark the start of the Six Nations as the Ireland/Wales game kicked off the next day.

There was dancing from the beginning of the night (very rare!) a drunk Irishman took a turn on the mic and our set ended right on cue with a dramatic pint glass smashing - the perfect evening.

Thanks a million if you came to see us - hope to see you again for the next Six Nations!

We're available to play for parties, pub gigs, wakes, folk festivals, street parties and corporate events all across South Wales from Cardiff to the Valleys, Monmouthshire, Newport and indeed anywhere that needs a touch of Irish musical magic!
Find out how to book us.