The Bastard Sons of Ned Giblin are at the core, a trio of professional musicians who love Irish music. Formed by former members of Brehon Law, headed up by Ned Giblin, these lads have embraced the laws Ned laid down by keeping the spirit light hearted, the Guinness flowing and ever inviting guest artists to join them on stage, making each show unique and inclusive.
The trio includes Brad Rehn on drums, Paul Castellanos on vocals, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo and Justin Helland on vocals, guitar, tin flute and mandolin. Often joined by former band mate Len Crowley on Bodhran and other guests.
This band is ideal for pubs, wineries, breweries, weddings, private parties and festivals.
Price Range: $450-$14000
Gig Length: 20 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Expect great, quality musicianship accompanied by lighthearted on stage banter and audience participation (clapping, singing along).
With the spark ignited over a couple of pints, The Bastard Sons of Ned Giblin was born out of the ashes of the popular San Diego band, Brehon Law, headed up by musician and local pub owner, Ned Giblin who moved back home to Ireland in 2012.
Former band mates Paul Castellanos on vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and Brad Rehn on drums, are joined by Berklee trained newcomer Just Helland on vocals, guitar, mandolin and tin flute. Often joined by fellow, former bandmate Len Crowley and special guests making each performance unique and inclusive.
All the bastard sons have bloodlines linked to Ireland, Scotland and/or England and a great love and genuine appreciation for their music and heritage.
Their song list includes many of the Irish classic artists such as: The Dubliners, The Waterboys, Christy Moore and Van Morrison along with Scottish and English favorites such as Calendonia and Mull of Kintyre and a few modern hits.
They embrace the laws set down by Ned to; keep the heart light, the Guinness flowing, the gig professional and the concept that all are welcome, ensuring a night of great music and a good time had by all.
Additional Booking Notes
The Bastards Sons have all the technical equipment needed for performance indoors or outdoors. Please let us know if you already have a setup. Otherwise, no worries, we've got it covered.
All for Me Grog
Black Velvet Band
Bonnie Ship The Diamond
Calum's Road/Independence Trail
Dirty Old Town
Fields of Athenrye
Girl with Galway Eyes
Go Lassie Go - Wild Mountain Thyme
Haste to the Wedding
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
If I Ever Leave This World Alive
Irish Classic - Dandelion Wine
Kitty the Rose of Kilrea/Kesh Jig
Letter From America
Maid in the Calico Dress
Mary’s Wedding/Living in a World Without Her
Mull of Kintyre
Rainy Nite in Soho
Rose of Allendale
Star of the County Down
Tell Me Ma
The Northern Lights
The Orange and The Green
Three Jolly Rogues of Lynn
Whiskey in the Jar
|Paul Castellanos||vocals, guitar, mandolin, fiddle and banjo|
|Justin Helland||vocals, guitar, mandolin and tin flute|
|Anna Stacia Roberts||Fiddler|
Influences & Inspiration
Christy Moore, The Waterboys, Bob Dylan, The Dubliners, Van Morrison, Dougie Maclean, Flogging Molly, Paul McCartney, Irish Rovers, Ned Giblin and more.
We have our own sound system if needed, but require lighting.
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