The Ceili

appearing at

Seamus O'Donnells

Bristol, Bristol

20:30 - 23:00

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The Ceili




The Ceili have been playing at Seamus O'Donnells for over 8 Years, and have become there House Band playing on the 1st Thurs of every month and pulling crowds from all around.

The Ceili are a Bristol born & bred three-piece band playing a lively mix of traditional Irish/Celtic acoustic music, bluegrass and folky arrangements of popular tunes.

"Once again, The Ceili will be entertaining with their mix of traditional Irish and Celtic acoustic music. As always they will be mixing it up with some creative, folky arrangements of more well-known tunes (no doubt the rather random inclusion of 'Zorba's Syrtaki' will have everyone on the dance floor attempting the Greek dance again). The Ceili are not just great musicians, the frontman's dry wit and observational humour makes for a night of all-round entertainment. Expect some laughs, some foot-stomping, hand-clapping, cheer-along songs and of course, be ready to join in with the choruses! It's great to see a whole room come alive, smiling, singing and dancing, and when The Ceili come to Mardons with favourites like 'Irish Rover', 'Duelling Banjos' and 'Tell Me Ma', that's generally what happens." Gig preview June 2015 by Jamie Long, Entertainment Manager, Mardons Social Club, Radstock.

Seamus O'Donnells

Venue Type

Irish Pub


Fifteen years ago, you couldn’t move for Irish-themed pubs in Bristol or, come to think of it, any other city. It was a short-lived novelty and many of the pubs have reverted back to their original state (or been transformed into another sort of theme bar), but Seamus O’Donnell’s was one of Bristol’s first and it has survived a decade- and-a-half of fads and fashions.

We continue to retain our Irish theme. A small, one-room bar with a red ceiling, dark wood tables and dark green stools, the walls are plastered with gold advertising mirrors and Irish street signs. Shelves are lined with old whiskey bottles, jugs, flagons, board games and even an old fiddle. Seamus O’Donnell’s is reassuringly and unashamedly old-fashioned, a place for people who appreciate and enjoy their drink and conversation, rather than go out purely to be seen or shout to be heard over loud music.

Needless to say, Guinness is our biggest sellers, and there are two pumps each for the original and “cold” varieties - even the Irish who visit tell us that it's taste is the closest anywhere to that of home. Apart from the black stuff, we stock a variety of Irish Whiskies and, for those with an even stronger constitution, Irish Moonshine 'Poteen' – the 70 percent ABV triple distilled spirit – which is so strong that it is limited to one shot per customer - you can't get this in any other bar in Bristol! Traditionally made from either potatoes or grain, the production of Poteen was outlawed in 1661, and remained illegal until the late 1990s.

A popular watering hole for office workers and St Nicholas Market shoppers at lunchtime and then a younger crowd in the evening, Seamus O’donnells is a refreshing reminder of what a pub should be, if you are new to the area or a regular visitor, you will always get céad míle fáilte (a hundred thousand welcomes).

13 Nicholas Street,




BS1 1UE.

01179 251 283

Child FriendlyDog FriendlyBarCask AleLive Sports on TV

Free Admission

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