Mules & Men are an original and contemporary 4-piece folk band based in Dublin. Featuring 5 string banjo, mandolin, double bass, flat picked guitar and 4-part harmonies, they play a broad style of music, incorporating bluegrass, country, blues, western swing and Irish traditional tunes. Instrumental prowess and powerful vocal arrangements are encapsulated in energetic performances, designed to get the audience going and feeling good. The original songs and tunes are crafted with respect to the folk tradition, but in a modern way, while also reflecting the different musical backgrounds of the band’s members.
All members have extensive live and recording experience.
Type of music played: Original, folk, bluegrass, country, western swing
Sample song list:
Doc Watson, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Gillian Welsh, The Dillards, Bill Monroe, The Dubliners, etc.
Interact with crowd: Yes
Previous venues played:
Electric Picnic, La Roche Bluegrass Festival, Kilkenny Roots, Enniscorthy Roots, Dunmore East Bluegrass Festiveal, Omagh Folk fest, Dunfanaghy Folk festival, many more
Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Double Bass
Acoustic gig: Yes
Yes, full P.A.
No, but can borrow.
Break/Interval music: Yes