THE SPIRIT OF THE REELS

The story of the Famous Liverpool Céilí Band

RAY ROONEY

About the book

THE Spirit of the Reels relives the times and triumphs of The Famous Liverpool Cíelí Band. Following this traditional Irish band from their Liverpool origins, to their All-Ireland victories in the 1960s and their remarkable tour of the States. Bringing to life the humourous exploits of these outstanding musicians in a fascinating history of traditional Irish music and the social change they lived through. 

“This is a story of music, mirth, magic and memories which is unique and inspiring in its substance and in its telling. This celebrated ensemble encapsulated the story of Ireland – her history, culture, quest for independence, emigration and tenacity of character. They were a torch of hope and pride and a barometer of potential and achievement.”

Dr. Labhrás Ó Murchú, Ardstiúrthóir CCÉ