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Ballyhooley

Traditional Celtic music
performed by Ballyhooley
is the perfect complement
for your party or corporate event.
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About Ballyhooley

Who is Ballyhooley?

Ballyhooley the place is a small Irish town in county Cork, and by all accounts it is a fine locale. It should be, with a name that means "party town " in Irish Gaelic.

Ballyhooley the band is a dynamic Vancouver-based group of musicians in love with the Irish musical tradition. The band members delight in creative arrangements representing the many moods of Irish music which is variously raucous, stirring and hauntingly melodic. The members of Ballyhooley met in local sessions around Vancouver, where a tiny but passionate Irish music community thrives half a world away from Ireland.

Gigs

Ballyhooley plays every Tuesday evening at The Irish Heather from 7:30 to 10:30. Come and enjoy a pint and some traditional music in Vancouver's best Irish pub. Need a map or directions? Check our schedule below for more dates.

Date Event Venue / Location
Every Tuesday Traditional tunes and songs 7:30 - 10:30 The Irish Heather in Gastown

Past Gigs (click to show/hide)

Date Event Venue / Location
March 11, 2016 CelticFest - performing with Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir St. Andrew's Wesley Church, Vancouver
March 17, 2016 St. Paddy's Day at The Irish Heather in Gastown Vancouver
March 19, 2016 O'Donovan's Ceilidh Pitt Meadows
January 23, 2016 VPD Pipe Band - Robbie Burns Supper 2016 Vancouver
July 25, 2015 Private Function Vancouver
June 12, 2015 Private Function Vancouver
March 21, 2015 O'Donovan's Ceilidh Pitt Meadows
March 17, 2015 St. Paddy's at The Irish Heather Vancouver
March 14, 2015 Private Function Vancouver
March 22, 2014 O'Donovan's Ceilidh Pitt Meadows
October 12, 2013 Private Function Surrey
March 23, 2013 O'Donovan's Ceilidh Pitt Meadows
March 21, 2013 Grand Villa Casino Burnaby
March 20, 2013 Starlight Casino New Westminster
March 17, 2013 Rogue Folk Club w/Archie Fisher at St James Hall 3214 West 10th Ave - Vancouver
March 16, 2013 Private Function Vancouver
December 9, 2012 11th Annual Danny Burns Memorial “Feed the Hungry Benefit” at The Wolf and Hound 3617 West Broadway - Vancouver
November 16, 2012 Unplugged at the Crossroads Coffeehouse The Gathering Place, Port Coquitlam
August 25, 2012 Private Function Coquitlam
August 18, 2012 Private Function Vancouver
June 24, 2012 Private Function Loon Lake, BC
Mar 31, 2012 O'Donovan's Ceilidh Pitt Meadows
December 11, 2011 10th Annual Danny Burns Memorial “Feed the Hungry Benefit”
at The Wolf and Hound
3617 West Broadway - Vancouver
August 13, 2011 Private Function Langley
June 10, 2011 Private Function Vancouver
May 12, 2011 Furaha! Joy! Fundraiser WISE Hall, Vancouver
April 30, 2011 Kerrisdale Carnival Days (12-4pm) Kerrisdale, Vancouver
Mar 26, 2011 O'Donovan's Ceilidh Pitt Meadows
Mar 5, 2011 Private Function Vancouver
Feb 19, 2011 Private Function Vancouver
Dec 12, 2010 9th Annual Danny Burns Memorial “Feed the Hungry Benefit” at The Wolf and Hound Vancouver
Nov 19, 2010 Private Function Vancouver
Nov 14, 2010 Private Function White Rock
October 29, 2010 Unplugged at the Crossroads Coffeehouse The Gathering Place, Port Coquitlam
Sep 18, 2010 Private Function Downtown Vancouver
August 22, 2010 Private Function Richmond
May 29, 2010 Private House Party East Vancouver
May 22, 2010 Private Function Fort Langley
May 18, 2010 Jericho Folk Club Jericho Sailing Centre, Vancouver
April 24, 2010 Private Function Gastown
April 17, 2010 Private Function Downtown Vancouver
March 27, 2010 O'Donovan's Ceilidh Pitt Meadows
March 15, 2010 Live on CBC Radio One
“On The Coast”
CBC Radio One
March 15, 2010 St. Paddy's Day at The Irish Heather 217 Carrall Street - Vancouver
March 14, 2010 Sunday Coffee Concert Series Terry Fox Theatre - Port Coquitlam
Dec 6, 2009 8th Annual Danny Burns Memorial “Feed the Hungry Benefit” at The Wolf and Hound 3617 West Broadway, Vancouver
November 23, 2009 Private Function Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Vancouver
Oct 3, 2009
Gala Reception for Declan Kelly, Irish Ambassador To Canada The Arbutus Club - Vancouver
March 17, 2009 St. Patrick's Day (and night!) at The Irish Heather 217 Carrall Street - Vancouver
March 15, 2009 Official CelticFest Parade Breakfast at Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant 670 Smithe St. at Granville - Vancouver
March 14, 2009 Music Stage - Celtic Village at CelticFest Vancouver Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza - Vancouver
Dec 14, 2008 7th Annual Danny Burns Memorial “Feed the Hungry Benefit” at The Wolf and Hound 3617 West Broadway - Vancouver
Oct 25, 2008 Celtic Traditions 3754 West 10th Ave - Vancouver
Oct 9, 2008 The New Irish Heather 212 Carrall Street - Vancouver
Oct 7, 2008 (5:00-8:00pm) Terminal City Club Vancouver, BC
Oct 5, 2008 CIBC Run For The Cure Vancouver, BC
Aug 13, 2008 Twilight Concert Series in Pioneer Park Agassiz, BC
July 31, 2008 Private Function Vancouver
June 24, 2008 Jericho Folk Club Jericho Sailing Centre - Vancouver
June 15, 2008 Private Function Vancouver
May 3, 2008 Private Function Vancouver
Feb 21, 2008 Ballyhooley at Dublin Crossing Dublin Crossing - Langley
August 12, 2007 Private Function Vancouver
July 22, 2007 Private Function Vancouver
July 9, 2007 Private Function North Vancouver
Jun 16, 2007 33rd Annual North Shore Folkfest Centennial Theatre - North Vancouver
Mar 29, 2007 Ballyhooley at a great Irish pub Dublin Crossing - Langley
Mar 24, 2007 Private Function West Vancouver
Mar 17, 2007 St. Patricks Day with Ballyhooley Mahony & Sons Public House - Vancouver
Mar 15, 2007 Ballyhooley performing at CelticFest Vancouver The Roxy - Downtown Vancouver
Feb 22, 2007 Ceili's Downtown Ceili's - 670 Smithe Street, Downtown Vancouver
Feb 20, 2007 Private Function The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Feb 10, 2007 Private Function Stanley Park, Vancouver
Dec 10, 2006 5th Annual Danny Burns Memorial "Feed the Hungry" Benefit Concert The Wolf & Hound - Vancouver
Nov 25, 2006 Ballyhooley in Concert Celtic Traditions in Vancouver
Nov 18, 2006 Night of the Celts St. David of Wales, 2475 Franklin, Vancouver
July 16, 2006 Private Function Vancouver
July 15, 2006 Private Function Vancouver
July 1, 2006 Private Function Burnaby, BC
April 27, 2006 Private Function Coast Plaza Hotel
March 25, 2006 Private Function Aberthau - Vancouver
March 18, 2006 Ballyhooley St. Patrick's Weekend Party! Limerick Junction - Vancouver
March 17, 2006 Ballyhooley St. Patrick's Show Fairview Pub - Vancouver
March 17, 2006 The Morning News on Global TV Doolin's Pub - Vancouver
March 16, 2006 Private Function Pan-Pacific Hotel - Vancouver
January 9, 2006 Private Function North Vancouver
December 11, 2005 4th Annual Danny Burns Memorial "Feed the Hungry" Benefit Concert The Wolf & Hound - Vancouver
July 26, 2005 Jericho Folk Club Jericho Sailing Centre - Vancouver
June 18, 2005 Private Function Shebeen Whiskey House - Vancouver
March 19, 2005 St. Patrick's Celebration Celtic Woollens - Vancouver

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Audio (click to download MP3)

The Foxhunters Reel Set  /   The Frost Is All Over  /   Drops Of Brandy Set

Video (click to launch video player)

Tailor's Thimble Set   /  The Rights Of Man Set   /   Raglan Road   /  
Patrick Was A Gentleman   /  The Crawl

Contact Ballyhooley

Ballyhooley is available for festivals, corporate events, weddings, and house parties in and around Vancouver, BC, Canada. For booking information, please