Mixing our own wylde concepts with traditional tunes & songs from centuries past.
We play music found across the pond & folk songs that have trickled down through our own traditions here closer to home, & bring them to you with our own special blend of humor & harmony.
Cehlena & Paul have written originals that we play & share to the enjoyment of our following. Our newest member, Nick brings his smooth pipes both vocally & on wind instruments along with his own sense of humor which makes him a perfect fit for our humble troupe! Recently we've been asked to cover some newer songs, so we've added some "nostalgic favorites". It's all about what our audience wants and how we can spread joy!
We hired Wylde Meade to play for our residents at Irish theme dinner party back in March. They were fantastic! All our residents and staff enjoyed Wylde Meade. Easy to work with and great entertainers. Definitely will try to have them out in the future.
Response from Wylde Meade:
Thank you so much for the awesome review! We really enjoyed performing at your place!!! 😘
We hired Wylde Meade to play at our aunt and uncle’s wedding anniversary party and they were fantastic! They brought so much to the party!!! They were not only great musicians, but better yet, great, warm, lovely people that everyone enjoyed meeting.
Response from Wylde Meade:
We had such a wonderful time at Peggy's party for her aunt and uncle! What a marvelous family and group of people!! Even better many of them sang along and made requests! And we played in the lovely breeze coming off the gulf at a fantastic party! We couldn't ask for a better gig! Thanks so much to them for having us out!!!
Price Range: $150 - $300 per set
Gig Length: 90 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Expect to have fun! You'll hear songs from Celtic cultures, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and others, along with Folk music, most of which had Celtic roots. We include tunes from all over the world and frequently interlace them with the songs. Sometimes we will mash-up two songs or a tune and a song. Expect to hear a lot of harmony mixed in. You will find our own special twist on the traditional. Most of all you'll notice our own camaraderie and the rapport we keep with each other while engaging the audience. We perform because we love the music and we want to share it with others!
WYLDE MEADE MEMBERS AND BIO
Houston based Singer/Songwriters playing Originals, Folk & Traditional music as well as covering Nostalgic Favorites! 𝆕𝆕 Humor, Harmony and Style! Paul Cooper, Cehlena Solus, and Nick!
Cehlena got her humble beginnings at the age of three singing in choir. Throughout her childhood and even as a young adult she was immersed in dance of all types from around the world giving her an all encompassing love of music from all cultures. She had the lead role in many high school musicals from The Fantastiks to The Rainmaker and dabbled in piano, recorder and guitar. Her music career was put on hold while she sang many a lullaby to her children and shared her love of music and dance with them. Once her voice was heard around the Celtic music scene in Houston, Cehlena Solus began receiving invitations to sing with various groups and individuals. Her talent for rhythm soon had fellow musicians and great friends putting percussion instruments in her hands. She now sings and plays bodhran, tambourine, Celtic harp and recorder around the Houston Metropolitan area at every given opportunity.
Paul has played for over ten years with the three-man acoustic group, Across the Water, whose musical resume includes five CDs, three performances at England’s Chester Folk Festival and numerous sold-out gigs at Anderson Fair and other Houston venues. In addition to the U.S. and England, he has played in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Canada. Paul’s principal instruments are fiddle, guitar, mandolin, balalaika and Irish bouzouki. He credits his development as a singer to lots of hours singing with church choirs, as well as the Houston Symphony Chorus.
Nick first learned to love traditional music while working with the choir of First Methodist Church in Austin, Texas. Since moving to Houston, he and his motley menagerie of instruments (woodwinds, percussion, and strings) have been drafted into the service of several other talented musicians.
Additional Booking Notes
Our preference is intimate parties where we perform acoustically, however we will do full set up if requested. We have the capability of bringing our own mics, speakers, amps, and cables. Just let us know your preference and requirements!
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 26, 2021 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Make the Yuletide Merry!|
Past Booked Events
|October 30, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Happy Halloween with The Sisters of Song|
|October 02, 2021 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Wylde Meade is BACK|
|September 18, 2021 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Equinox Celebration|
|June 05, 2021 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||By Reservation Only!|
|May 01, 2021 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||May Day at Midtown!|
|April 24, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wylde Meade Goes A-Reveling!|
|November 28, 2020 • 4:15pm - 8:30pm||Giving Thanks with The Sisters and Wylde Meade|
|March 15, 2020 • 4:00pm - 8:30pm||St Paddy's Extravaganza|
|March 14, 2020 • 11:30am - 12:30pm||St Patricks Celebration|
|February 01, 2020 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Wylde Wench Reunion|
|December 07, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Celtic & Early Winter Holiday Music|
|November 17, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Celebrate Seasonal Splendor|
|November 02, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Day of the Dead Celebration|
|October 05, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Celtic Night @ EQ Heights|
|September 07, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Celtic Night|
|August 24, 2019 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Coffee & Wylde Meade|
|July 21, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Set Sail with Wylde Meade at EQ Heights|
|June 08, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Sunset on the Patio Bean's Cafe|
|May 19, 2019 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Bayou Bend Family Day Musical Traditions|
|April 13, 2019 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Wylde Meade at Houston Highland Games|
|March 17, 2019 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Live @ Bean's Cafe for St Patrick's Day|
|March 13, 2019 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Cultural Event|
|February 16, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Bringing the Love to EQ Heights|
|December 26, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Boxing Day @ EQ Heights|
|December 15, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||A Victorian Holiday at EQ Heights|
|December 14, 2018 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm||Airstream Rally Bellville|
|November 25, 2018 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Bayou Bend Holiday Market|
|November 24, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Holly Hall Retirement Community|
|November 23, 2018 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Bayou Bend Holiday Market|
|November 17, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||EQ Heights Thankful for You!|
|November 17, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:20pm||ArtCrawlHouston 2018|
|October 26, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||A Hauntingly Great Experience! EQ Heights|
|October 19, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Let's Do Lunch at The Filling Stop|
|August 31, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Anniversary Party|
Oh so many!
The Reach (US 1981 ASCAP)
Pique la Baleine (Fr 19c)
Dacw 'Nghariad [Welsh folk song]
Man’s A Man (1795 Robert Burns)
Aye Waukin O (Robert Burns)
Bayou Town Shanty (Our own Paul Cooper 2018) /Adieu Nancy (1700’s UK)
Young Hunting / (aka Love Henry/Earl Richard/Proud Girl) (Scot 1776) / Loch Lomond (Scot 1841)
Lancelot the Shadow Knight (Paul Cooper 2020)
Meaningless (Our own Cehlena Solus)
Fair and tender ladies (c 1760 London & Scotland) /Miss Rowan Davies (Scot 1984 ASCAP)
Outlandish Knight (<1827 Eng)
California Dreamin’ (1963 ASCAP)
Peggy Gordon (Canada 1820)
Flowers On The Wall (1966 ASCAP)
Girl from the North Country (Bob Dylan 1963 US ASCAP)
Raglan Road (1946 Ire)
She Chose The Cat (Cehlena Solus)
Smuggler (1822 Scot)
Three Fishers (Eng 1851)
Twa Magicians (1828 Scot)
Who Am I To Say (US 1978 ASCAP)
Auchindoun (c1800 Scot)
Blue Cockade (1794 Ire/Eng/Scot)
Westlin Winds (Robert Burns 1783)
Lambs on the Green Hills (1663-1673 Scot/Eng)
Ox Driving Song (1878 Wales)
Parting Glass (melody 1782, some lyrics c1600)
AND MANY, MANY MORE...