McPEAKE are folk royalty born in Belfast! They make toes tap and people sing at the top of their voices throughout the world and they are proud to entertain visitors to their own city!
McPEAKE – born and bred in Belfast and known throughout the world for their music!
The McPeake family has been whispered as ‘folk-royalty’. Their beloved song ‘Wild Mountain Thyme / Will Ye Go Lassie Go’ has been on the lips of music lovers across the globe. This hauntingly beautiful folk anthem has been covered by music superstars such as Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart and Bob Dylan, to name a few.
McPEAKE mix heart-pumping instrumentals and heart-stirring lyrics with innovative use of traditional instruments alongside contemporary song writing; creating a new perspective on an old genre.
Francis McPeake I, penned ‘Wild Mountain Thyme;’ Francis McPeake II influenced Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan etc.; Francis McPeake III taught John Lennon the Uilleann Pipes; and now the latest generation have formed McPEAKE who recently appeared in the EMMY award-winning PBS Special, Music of Ireland.
McPEAKE will not only bring musical pedigree to an event, they are excited and passionate to provide the very best experience of Irish Music to every event and gathering.
Types of Performance Available:
- Upbeat Irish Traditional Music Session (acoustic or amplified)
- Lively McPEAKE Band performance – mixing lively instrumentals and vocal items
- Lively McPEAKE Band performance with Irish Dancers – mixing lively instrumentals, dancing and vocal items
- A vibrant and engaging Ceili Experience – no dancing experience necessary! Sample the fun and exhilaration of an Irish Ceili with live musicians and captivating ceili caller/instructor
- Solo instrumentalists of all types.
- Bespoke performances available upon request.