It's time for another fly on the wall video diary of Govannen's St Patrick's Weekend
20th August 2018
new govannen album released!
Govannen have been busy and recorded their 9 album - "As I Roved Out".
The album is a similar format to The Endless Road - original and traditional songs and tunes - but with a hint of the production sound of the instrumental albums on the Paradise Music label. For the first time fiddle player Adele sings a song on an album!
Read more about the album and order the CD here. It is currently downloadable and streamable on Bandcamp
iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc to follow soon
Hear As I Roved Out here
15th August 2018
govannen albums on oblong label soon for digital release
For various reasons we never uploaded our albums on my Oblong label to download/streaming services. Well we're starting to do that now with The Water is Wide & Sniff The Pony BUT
1. It's not economic for us to buy licenses for the cover songs....
2. ...but in our vaults I found other unused trad tracks from the same concerts to replace them with.
3. So that the internet wont think these are new albums I have changed the titles to "Live 2006 - The Water Is Wide" & "Live 2008 - Sniff The Pony."
4. We've altered the covers and the albums on Bandcamp to reflect this.
5. We have quite a few Sniff The Pony CDs left so they will have the original track line-up.
6. On The Endless Road, we have taken out a license for Galway Girl to be able to include that on streams & downloads on the main services - not for Bandcamp though.
A faff but I think this is the best way to keep these parts of our live history online.
19th March 2018
govannen st patrick's weekend vlog 2018
Ceilidhs & Barn Dances
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.
Wedding 14th September 2019
So sorry it’s taken me SO LONG to write to you to say a huge thank you.
Having done a fair few ceilidhs, we really wanted to make sure we picked a charismatic band and caller- you guys nailed it. So many of our guests who don’t usually dance were up on the floor, and the photos are brilliant! I only wish we’d had a bigger dance floor for everyone. - Victoria & Aled
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
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,