The Shire is an all-Italian Irish traditional and Celtic music band, their repertoire is made up of jigs, reel, polkas, hornpipes, airs and songs, going from more infectious moments to those more solemn and intimate, it adapts very well to church ceremonies to wild night parties. In over 15 years of experience in Irish weddings in Italy we became quite expert of how entertain the clients and how satisfy their request and help them to organize the musical part of the best day of their life.
We’re the favorite choice for The Irish Club of Rome, The Irish Embassy in Italy and the Irish College, we played Irish music during the third time during the Six Nations in Rome and we also played for the former president Mary McAleese
The line-up is usually composed by five people a guitar player and singer, a flute player, a fiddler, a button accordion, with help of a bodhran player in necessary other instruments may include banjo, concertina and harp.
As students of Irish Traditional Music, we attended, and we still joyful attend whenever possible, many festival amongst them the Willie Clancy Festival, Joe Mooney Summer School, San Benedetto Folk Fest, Caceres International Folk Festival, and studied with high level artists like Liz Carrol, Martin Hayes, Gerry O’Connor, Paul O’Shaughnessy, Martin Dowling, Christine Dowling, Mary Mulrine, Breandan O’Hare, Eoghan O’Brien, John Doyle, Frank Kilkelly etc…


During this wonderful 15 years The Shire played here and there:


Italia/Irlanda Peroni Third Time, Irish Rainbow (Rome), Spring Beer Festival, Montelago Celtic Night, Casperia Folk Festival, Festa della Contea (Mentana), Celtic Corner (Subiaco), Fairylands (Guidonia), Nuova Consonanza, Bustofolk (Busto Arsizio), Musica nelle Aie (Faenza), Eire! Irlanda in Festa (Bondeno – FE), Viterbo Estate 2006, Notti Animate sulle Terrazze di Castel Sant’Angelo (Roma), Festa Scozzese (Fontechiari – FR),  Festival Mundi (Roma), Wallace Celtic Festival (Chieti), Magie d’Estate (Santo Stefano di Sessanio – AQ), Hobbiton (varie edizioni), Evasioni Romane, Roma Città Natale d’Europa, Irish Rainbow (Rome), Festival della Birra Bretone Lancelot, Makenoise-Irlanda in Festa (Roma).


Abbey Theatre, The Golden Pot, The Highlander, Shamrock, Il Puledro Impennato, La Contea, La Corriera Stravagante, Il giardino di Adone, Roadhouse, Straripa, Box 103, Crossing, Lord Lichfield,  Scholar’s Lounge, Finnegan’s, Cork’s Inn, The Albert, St. Patrick , Make Noise, Black Duke, L’asino che vola, Gerbillo Furioso, Druid’s Rock, O’Connor, Druid’s Den, O’Connor’s (Capitan Cosmo), Morgana, Falls Road, The Note.

Towns of Italy:

Subiaco (RM),  Guidonia (RM) , Soriano (VT) , Sutri (VT) , Tagliacozzo (AQ), Arcinazzo (RM), Castel Madama (RM), S. Oreste (RM), Marano Equo (RM), Latina, Palombara Sabina (RM), Torvajanica (Pomezia, RM), Fiuggi (FR), Ferentino (FR), Grottaferrata (RM), Trevignano Romano (RM), Sant’Angelo Romano (RM), Riofreddo (RM), Arsoli (RM), Caserta (NA), Cepagatti (PE), Guardiagrele (PE), Udine, Portogruaro.