Seldom Sober performs songs and fiddle tunes from Ireland, Europe, and beyond to the delight of audiences. They can also mix in some pop music combined with Irish tunes for variety. The band consists of two seasoned musicians (fiddle/vocals and guitar/vocals) trained by the best Irish musicians in Boston and New York. Additional musicians may be added for an extra fee. Seldom Sober has over 10 years of experience together with all sorts of gigs from weddings to parties to pubs to festivals. For weddings, they can do pre-ceremony music, processionals/recessionals, cocktail hours, or receptions. They have quiet background music, rowdy drinking songs, and lots of choices in between.
We wanted to include something to celebrate my English/Irish heritage at our wedding reception last weekend, and Seldom Sober was perfect! Our friends and family loved it, and my little two year old cousin was dancing the whole time. A delightful addition to our special day, we’ve heard nothing but excellent feedback from our guests. Would happily book again!
Response from Seldom Sober:
Thanks, Rebecca! We loved being a part of your special day and are glad that you and your guests were pleased. Congratulations, and thanks for including us!
Seldom Sober played for my wedding reception and they were amazing!! The experience has been great from before booking to the end of the reception. They went out of their way to make sure everything was how I wanted it, including downloading special songs I wanted played. They're friendly, sounded amazing, and everyone at the wedding loved them. They even took special requests. :) I just hope I get to hear them play again sometime when I can just sit and listen!
Response from Seldom Sober:
This wedding was one of our favorites. We always try our best to get to know the couple and figure out what they want. These lovely people wanted mostly drinking songs, so we started with that, switched to Scottish songs when we found out that some Scots were in the audience, and then played pop songs so people could do some dancing. We like to get to know the guests and feel part of the celebration. We've done several weddings across three states, from pre-ceremony music to processional and recessional music to cocktail hours to receptions.
Price Range: $220 and up
Gig Length: 45 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
We are very flexible and easy to work with. We can tailor the entire experience to the needs of the client.
Seldom Sober is Savannah's most experienced and longest tenured Irish band. Seldom Sober was formed in 2007 and has been delighting audiences in Savannah and the Lowcountry ever since.
Colleen hails from the New York area and has been in Savannah since 2006. A
superb Irish fiddler, Colleen brings years of professional experience and an
extensive catalog of tunes to the group.
Michael is a native New Englander who moved to Savannah from Plymouth, MA in
2005. Michael played professionally in the Boston and eastern New England area
starting in 1995. Michael sings and plays guitar for Seldom Sober, though he
also plays banjo, English concertina, and other instruments.
Seldom Sober has opened for Derek Warfield & The Young Wolfe Tones and has
appeared at such events/venues as Tara Feis, Gaels of Music at the Emma Kelly
Theater in Statesboro, Kevin Barry's Pub, River Street, Sun City SC, Sea Pines
Country Club, Murphy's Law Irish Pub, Katie O'Donald's Pub, Fia Rua Pub, Molly
MacPherson's Pub, and several private events. Colleen and Michael also perform
as part of the Savannah Ceili Band. See the SCB page on this site for more
Seldom Sober is readily available for private parties and weddings. They have played wedding cocktail hours, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and parts of ceremonies.
Seldom Sober released its debut CD "At Home" in March of 2010.
Additional Booking Notes
We can provide a sound system, but no stage lighting. We generally just need access to a three pronged plug outlet.
Past Booked Events
|September 22, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|February 11, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Concert|
|March 18, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Reception|
We can do the pub standards like Whiskey in the Jar and The Wild Rover as well as less rowdy songs like The Ferryman and The Ballad of St. Anne's Reel. We have quiet songs, folk rock songs, and even some pop/rock songs. Our instrumental tunes range from rowdy reels to gentle airs and waltzes. We can tailor our set to the needs of the situation and customer. We perform over 100 songs and dozens of fiddle tunes.
Influences & Inspiration
The Clancy Brothers, The Wolfe Tones, Eileen Ivers, Schooner Fare, Cherish the Ladies.
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