I play Irish and Scottish jigs, reels, and waltzes, sing traditional Newfoundland, and play and sing Irish St. Patrick day favorites. A lot of Newfoundland music has Celtic roots so many Newfie songs can be played in the traditional Irish format. I’m abailable to play in Rhode Island, central & eastern Massachusetts, and southern New Hampshire.
We had a wonderful evening with Al, who played at our Wedding After Party. It was such a nice treat to have him there to play for us and accompany some of us who attempted to do a jig or two. His music was the perfect ending to our special Celtic Wedding Day. Al, Thank you so very much! Emily & Steve
We had a small “socially distanced” 50th anniversary party and Al’s music made it really special - authentic music played some song a long songs as well as instrumental. Great to work with, affordable and fun.
Al was a fun addition to our party - he was punctual and easy to communicate with and everyone really liked his music!
Punctual, played great!!!!
He was a pleasure to listen to.
Easy to work with; flexible; great music
Appropriate for all ages. Very enjoyable.
Everyone so happy with Al Mackay. Thank you!
Price Range: $50 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
We sing and play traditional Newfoundland music. But because they are rooted in irish/scotish traditions, many can be played as jigs and reels without us singing. That enables us to play in Newfie mode or Celtic mode. If that's how one would say that. Plus we add in Irish and Scottish jigs, reels, waltzes, and hornpipes.
I play and sing traditional Newfoundland folk songs. Plus Irish jigs, reels, and polkas, and a few Scottish waltzes. A lot of Newfoundland music has Celtic roots so the music can played as sets of jigs and reels. Then add in many popular Irish and Scottish jigs, reels, and waltzes.
"I heard many of the Newfoundland songs at home being played on the button accordion while I was growing up in Rhode Island". I am taking these songs I heard around the house and bringing them back to life. Formerly the Ambrose Wise Band ((link hidden))
Past Booked Events
|May 15, 2021 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|June 13, 2020 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|March 20, 2020 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||PICA Dinner, Providence, RI|
|March 07, 2020 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||House Party|
|November 24, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Birthday Party|
|July 13, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|March 17, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Cultural Event|
|September 29, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Festival|
|June 25, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|March 17, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|March 17, 2018 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|March 02, 2018 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Fundraiser|
|December 15, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Christmas music PICA, Providence RI|
|November 18, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Empty Soup Bowl Fund Raiser|
|March 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Seekonk, MA|
|September 27, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||New Bedford Working Waterfront Festival|
Road to the Isle, I'se the B'y, Feller from Fortune, Lukey's Boat, Mussels in the Corner, Great Big Sea Hove in Long Beach, Kelligrew's Soiree, Jack was Every Inch a Sailor, Now I'm Sixty Four, Cliffs of Baccalieu, Squid Jiggin; Ground, The Star of Logy Bay, Kesh Jig, Bally Desmond Polka, Haste to the Wedding. and others.
Some also can be played as Jigs and Reels. Jig: Feller from Fortune, Kelligrew's Soiree, I'se the B'y, The Star of Logy Bay. Reel: Road to the Isle, Great Big Sea Hove in Lon Beach, Mussels in the Corner, Jack was every Inch a Sailor.
small sound system, two vocal mikes, one instrument mike, one direct box.