McBride is a 3-piece band comprised of a fiddle player, guitarist and bassist. The group’s founder has been playing in a wide range of venues since the 70’s, and has been adding to his repertoire of well known ballads ever since. Now performing with some new blood, his performance is stronger than ever.

Areas covered:

Special occasions covered (2hr gig):
21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, Ballad event, Wedding


Years performing: More than 10 years

Type of music played: Ballads

Sample song list:
Christy Moore/Planxty
The Dubliners/Luke Kelly
Mick Hanly
The Fureys
Liam Clancy
Mary Black
Paddy Reilly
Paul Brady
Stockton’s Wing
Kris Kristofferson
Johnny Cash
Glen Campbell
Simon and Garfunkel
Dougie MacLean
Ralph McTell

Interact with crowd: Yes

Venue list:
The Arlington Hotel
Croke Park
Silver Dollar City – Branson, Missourri
All of Temple Bar
Parnell Mooney
Frasers, O’Connell St.
Waterside Hotel
West County Hotel- Clare
Various GAA clubs in Dublin
Knightsbrook Hotel – Dunboyne
The Keadeen Hotel – Newbridge
Powerscourt Hotel – Wicklow
and more…

Venues last 6 mths.:
Hartstown House
Clonsilla Inn
Pereguine’s GAA club
Towers, Ballymun
Finbarr GAA club


Instruments played: Acoustic guitar, fiddle, bass

Tracks: No

Acoustic gig: Yes

Sound equipment:
Yes –
2 speakers, mixing desk, 3 mics, 2 speaker stands, 3 mic stands, 1 monitor.

Lighting equipment:

Break/Interval music: Yes


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