Govannen

Govannen - one of the best Celtic music bands in the UK, blending jigs & reels with traditional & contemporary Irish songs.

Albums -
Ranging from atmospheric Celtic chill-out music to live pub recordings, Govannen have sold over 10,000 albums worldwide. Two of their albums have won awards in the USA.

Ceilidhs & Barn Dances - Govannen are the perfect choice for ceilidhs and barn dances for weddings, functions and parties where the emphasis is on fun.

"Govannen play with passion, artistry and an easy going good humour, each in good measure for a night to remember" - Time Out


Govannen -
Dan Britton - vocals, guitar, bodhran
Chris Conway - keyboards, Irish whistles, vocals
Neil Rabjohn - cajon drum, dance caller, vocals
Adele McMahon and/or Roger Wilson - violin



Concerts
Ceilidhs & Barn Dances
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Albums
click on covers for info and to hear soundclips
studio songs and tunes
live songs & tunes
Xmas instrumental
Govannen The Endless Road
Govannen Celtic Christmas
studio instrumental - the elements series
Govannen - Celtic Air

other albums that feature Govannen


bridget mcmahaon cd celtic woman

Live Dates
January 2018
 
5th Fri
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Govannen - Nag's Head, Harby, Leicestershire
concert
6th Sat
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Govannen - private party, Musician, Leicester
private party
12th Fri
-
Govannen - private party, Old Dalby Brewery, Leicestershire
private party
13th Sat
-
Govannen - Husband's Bosworth Village Hall, Leicestershire
concert
26th Fri
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Govannen - Burns Night, Carington Arms, Ashby Folville, Leicestershire
concert
27th Sat
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Govannen trio - Burns Night, East Bridgeford Hill
concert
February 2018
 
1st Thu
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Chris Conway & Dan Britton + Steve Parker - The Donkey, Leicester
chris & dan
10th Sat
-
Govannen - private party, Leicester
private party
28th Wed
-
Bob Cheevers + Chris Conway & Dan Britton - The Musician, Leicester
chris & dan
March 2018
 
10th Sat
-
Govannen - Eastwell Village Hall, Leicestershire
concert
16th Fri
-
Govannen - The Grange, Asfordby Hill, Melton Mowbray
concert/dinner
17th Sat
-
Govannen - Old Dalby Village Hall, Leics
concert
18th Sun
4-6pm
Govannen - The Boat, Melton Mowbray
concert
23rd Fri
-
Govannen - Royal Oak, Great Dalby, Leics
concert
24th Sat
-
Govannen - private party, Melton Mowbray, Leics
private party
30th Fri
-
Govannen - The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham
concert
April 2018
 
7th Sat
-
Govannen - private party, Newark
private party
14th Sat
-
Govannen - private party, Melton Mowbray
private party
20th Fri
-
Govannen - Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital Barn Dance & supper, Countesthorpe Village Hall
barn dance
28th Sat
-
Govannen - private party
private party
May 2018
 
5th Sat
pm
Govannen - private party, Peterborough
private party
12th Sat
-
Govannen - private party, Rearsby
private party
16th Weds
-
Govannen - private party,
private party
27th Sun
-
Chris Conway & Dan Britton- Highclere Country Fair, Highclere Castle, nr Newbury, Berkshire
chris & dan
June 2018
 
2nd Sat
tbc
Govannen - Gin & Ale Night, East Bridgeford Hill
concert
8th Wed
-
Chris Conway & Dan Britton- Kettering Library
chris & dan
9th Sat
-
Govannen - Fleckney Village Hall
private party
23rd Sat
-
Govannen - private party,
private party
24th Sun
pm
Govannen - Owthorpe Village Hall, Notts
concert
July 2018
 
1st Sun
3pm
Govannen - Tea With A Twist, Launde Abbey
concert
7th Sat
-
Govannen - private party, Corby
private party
8th Sun
tbc
Govannen - private party, Braybrooke
private party
13th Fri
-
Chris Conway & Dan Britton - Cottage Concert, Old Community Centre, Old, Northants.
chris & dan
28th Sat
-
Govannen - private party, Leicester
private party
August 2018
 
3rd Fri
-
Govannen - private party, Loughborough
private party
8th Wed
-
Govannen - private party,
private party
11th Sat
pm
Chris Conway & Dan Britton - Acoustic Gardens, Belgrave Hall, Leicester
chris & dan
11th Sat
eve
Govannen - private party,
private party
19th Sun
-
Govannen - private party,
private party
26th Sun
-
Govannen - The Sugar Loaf, Ab Kettleby
concert
       
September 2018
 
14th Fri
-
Govannen - Kibworth Bowling Club, Kibworth Beauchamp, Leics
concert
22nd Sat
2pm
Govannen - Melton Beer Festival, Cattlemarket, Melton Mowbray
concert
29th Sat
-
Chris Conway & Dan Britton + Ruth Notman - Alstonefield Village Hall, Staffordshire
chris & dan
       
October 2018
 
4th Thu
-
Govannen - private party, Eydon
private party
5th Fri
-
Govannen - The Nag's Head, Harby, Leics
concert
7th Sun
-
Govannen - Don Paddy's, Uppingham
concert
19th Fri
-
Govannen - Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital Barn Dance & supper, Countesthorpe Village Hall
barn dance
20th Sat
-
Govannen - private party
private party
       
November 2018
 
6th Tues
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Sally Barker + Chris Conway & Dan Britton - The Stables, Wavendon
chris & dan
11th Sun
pm
Govannen -Kettering Library
ceilidh
24th Sat
-
Chris Conway & Dan Britton - The Guildhall, Leicester
chris & dan
       
       
December 2018
 
15th Sat
-
Govannen - Xmas Concert, Burton Lazars Village Hall
concert
       

January 2019
 
12th Sat
-
Govannen - Husband's Bosworth Village Hall, Leicestershire
concert
17th Thu
-
Govannen - private party, Dodmoor House
private party
February 2019
 
March 2019
 
16th Sat
-
Govannen - private party, Eye Kettleby Lakes
private party
April 2019
 
13th Sat
-
Govannen - private party,
private party
May 2019
 
31st Fri
-
Govannen - private party, The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham
private party
   
       

for Chris Conway's gigs go here - for Dan Britton's gigs go here

Govannen News
20th March 2017
govannen annual st patrick's vlog 2017
video





24th November 2016
chris conway & dan Britton - safe harbour - new release
Chris Conway & Dan Britton Safe Harbour



Studio album by singer songwriters & multi-instrumentalists Chris Conway & Dan Britton - their first duo studio album in 15 years! Despite being very busy with Celtic band Govannen, Chris & Dan had never stopped playing concerts of their own songs in a duo, often augmented by Neil Rabjohn's percussion. But they never had the time to go back to the studio.

Sometime around the start of 2016, Dan had recorded a couple of songs with Chris about his family history which were put out on Youtube. Then they started to really enjoy the duo concerts. Somewhere along the line they decided to write some news songs, combine them with songs from their solo albums that were firm favourites in their live set, and record them. This they did here and there throughout 2016, with Chris adding more to the ones Dan had originally recorded. Govannen chums Neil, Adele & Roger all made guest appearances. Then suddenly it was done.
Hear and read about and buy the album on the Safe Harbour Page



15th November 2016
govannen xmas bash - book now!
Govannen @ Xmas Bash 2015

Saturday 10th December
Kirby Bellars Village Hall - near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
7.30pm
Tickets £7.50 (reserve now and pay on the door)
Text 07947 329762 or email kirbytwins@hotmail.co.uk

**Bring your own refreshments - no bar or soft drinks available**

Come and join us for a wonderful evening of traditional and original Celtic music, including tunes and songs from Govannen's most recent albums, Celtic Christmas, The Endless Road and Celtic Air.



23rd June 2016
celtic air is released on cd
Govannen - Celtic Air
Govannen's Celtic Air album is finally available on CD after having been available as a download for several months.
We have a few copies available from the website page via the Paypal button for £9 in post and packing anywhere.

So finally the 4 Elements are completed, which started 12 years ago when we started recording Healing Waters in 2004, then Celtic Fire came in 2007, then Celtic Earth in 2012, now Celtic Air in 2016.
Govannen 4 Elements

11th April 2016
govannen - celtic air - sampler promo video
video

 

8th April 2016
celtic air - cover art - downloads
Govannen - Celtic Air

This is the cover art for Govannen's forthcoming album for Paradise Music, Celtic Air. It should be available for download very soon, the CD will be a month or so...

Celtic Air is available to download/stream from these places...
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com

Govannen - Celtic Air
Spotify

 

1st February 2016
roger wilson on tv
Jericho tv
Roger Wilson appeared in some episodes of the period ITV drama Jericho, playing violin in a group and also had a walk on scene.



Ceilidhs & Barn Dances
Govannen ceilidh

Ceilidhs

Govannen also can provide Ceilidh Dances with our expert dance caller Neil Rabjohn for weddings, functions and parties. The focus on our ceilidhs is fun and informality - dance experience is not necessary and Neil will clearly guide you through the steps.

...and when you've had enough Ceilidh dancing...
As a break from the Ceilidh dancing or as a great way to round the evening off, Govannen can play a range of popular songs for everyone to have a bop.


Testimonials
Govannen  at The Musician


Wow!! What a party on Saturday!  I loved every minute!  The band were brilliant!!! - so many praising comments from my guests! - Thank you SO much for treating me so specially and for your enthusiasm, creating a fab and fun atmosphere!  Can't wait to do it again! Love and thanks to you. - Diane, Tilsworth

"Thank you so much – I had such a great time.  Everyone loved you – the mix of music was perfect
. Thank you all so much for a really memorable evening" - Donna, Bedfordshire

"Just wanted to say a really huge thank you to Govannen for the live music at our party.
It was a fantastic night - everyone throroughly enjoyed themsleves and the band contributed immensley to the atmosphere and fun we all had. They were brilliant in every way. Discreet setting up, flexible in their timing and responsive to the moods and tastes of our guests. I received so many positive comments about the night and most mentioned how impressed they were with the quality of the musicians. There was a splattering of Irish among the guests too, who enjoyed every minute! The band played some great choices of music and certainly got everyone up on the dance floor, which is what I had hoped for."
- Sally and Andy, Rutland

"We just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the rest of Govannen for helping to make our wedding day so special. Everybody loved the band and the music/dancing was everything we wanted and more" - Jo & Dan, Rutland.

"We are back from honeymoon now and I just wanted to thank you for making our wedding so special. We have had so many people tell us how great they thought you were" - Emma, Leicestershire

"I wanted to get in touch and say thank you again for the fantastic music & service you provided during our wedding .... was really pleased at how much everyone enjoyed the music, and the dancing - we have had lots of positive feedback. John deserves a medal I think for managing to whip everyone into (some sort! of) shape. We had a lovely day, but you definitely made our evening."
Heather & Tim, Bedfordshire


Links
Bookings

Dan Britton
Chris Conway
Chris Conway & Dan Britton page
Oblong Music
Paradise Music

For bookings please email us with date, time, place and the type of event - eg ceilidh, concert, wedding, etc...

Booked us and would like a Govannen blank A4 poster? - download it here

You can also contact us through our agents -
DGMusic Agency
Bandsandmusicians agency
Counties Folk Agency



Videos


use playlist to see more videos
 


Photos



A Year In Photos
Govannen - at Thornton Community Centre - and with guest Uiliean piper Michael Coughlan at Barnsdale Hall Hotel - December - 2017
Govannen @ Thornton Community Cente . Govannen + special guest
Govannen Leics Wildlife Hospital Barn Dancel - The Big Circle - October 2017
Govannen - Leicest Hospital Barn Dance

Govannen @ Melton Beer Festival - the traditional hasty meal photo - September 2017
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Govannen @ Bradgate Folk & Acoustic Picnic - Bradgate Park - August 2017 - photos thanks to Mark Kent
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Govannen @ Don Paddy's, Uppingham - August 2017
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Govannen out and about- Great Easton, White Lion Whissendine, Meriden- July 2017
Govannen @ Great Easton . Govannen @ Great Easton . Govannen -  White Lion, Whissendine . Govannen Meriden Wedding ceilidh

Govannen - Tea With A Twist - Launde Abbey - July 2017 - photos by G
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Govannen out and about @ The Royal Horseshoes Waltham, Caldecott Barn Dance, Thurlby wedding ceilidh, Owthorpe Village, Sileby birthday ceilidh - June 2017

Govannen @ The Royal Horseshoes . Govannen @ Caldecott . Govannen @ Caldecott . Govannen @ Owthorpe Village Hall . Govannen @ Owthorpe Village Hall . Govannen @ Thurlby .

Govannen - Leics Animal Hospital Barn Dance, Countesthrope - May 2017
Govannen - Leics Animal Hospotal Barn Dance

Govannen @ a rainy Kelmarsh Country Fair - April 2017 - thanks to Michael Buxton for the photos
Govannen @ Kelmarsh Country Fair . Chris Conway - Govannen @ Kelmarsh Country Fair . Chris Conway - Govannen @ Kelmarsh Country Fair

Govannen out and about photos & video
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Husbands Bosworth Village Hall, St Patrick's night @ The Grange Asfordby Hill, The Noel Arms, Melton Mowbray & Rothley Court - March 2017
Husbands Bosworth Village Hall .Govannen @ The Grange - St Patricks 2017 .
Govannen @ The Noels Arms,
.Govannen @ The Noels Arms, .Govannen @ Rothley Court


Govannen @ Countesthrope Village Hall Leics, Dodmoor House Northants, & The Boat Pub Melton Mowbray - February 2017
Govannen - at Countesthorpe Village Hall.Govannen - at Dodmoor House .Govannen - at The Boat, Melton Mowbray

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