Public House Ceili Band     CD still available  

Public House Ceili Band

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Public House Ceili Band presents straight-ahead traditional Irish dance music. After years of playing together every week at the local Irish music session at Mickey's Tavern in Madison, Wisconsin, these four musicians took their act on the road. They played from 1996 through 2007 for outdoor festivals (especially the Milwaukee Irish Fest), indoor concerts – and above all for dances around the upper Midwest. Their extensive repertoire and mastery of style and technique generate a high-energy rhythm that elevates ceili dances and set dances to a genuine experience of craic. From Milwaukee to Madison to Moline, their jigs, reels, slides, polkas, and hornpipes have moved the feet of the Midwest's finest Irish dancers.

Dance to our CD! Our album, Go Figure, is still available for sale right here. If you're interested in the first CD of music for set dancing ever to be recorded in North America, chock-full of mighty dance music for the Caledonian, the Plain, the Connemara, and the Sliabh Luachra sets, click here!

Browse our repertoire of music for traditional sets and ceili dances.


  • August 18 and 19, 2007, Milwaukee, IL: GRAND FINALE - the last and final appearance of Public House Ceili Band! Milwaukee Irish Fest, Sprecher Dance Pavilion, Saturday 6:45 pm (sets) and Sunday 3 pm (ceili).

band members

Click a name to read biographies about each musician.

Dan Cobb    tenor banjo
      Dave Delgado    whistle, flute
Bob Newton    octave mandolin  
Alan Ng    fiddle

You can also browse our archive of past announcements.

recommended links

© Copyright 1999-2008 page design, content, and maintenance by Alan Ng. Band photo taken by Phil Rubenzer at a set dance in Madison, Wisconsin on Oct. 21, 2000. This site uses CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), which means browsers Netscape 4+, Opera 3.5+, Internet Explorer 3+ display it best – but I keep it readable even for Lynx! Between Dec. 10, 1999 and July 24, 2003, there were 6,320 visitors. Created December 7, 1999, the last update was: September 22, 2008.

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