Swinging the Lead

The Antidote to Boy Bands

These just some of Swinging the Lead's current repertoire! Tell us any you'd like us to include!

You can see from the list below how wide are our musical influences. They have all been recorded by a number of different artists, some many times over. When we play any of these, we play our own arrangements so you can expect an original and lively interpretation of the music. Think of folk music played with the exuberance and freedom of jazz! This allows our performances to be fresh and dynamic. Like Lonnie Donnegan, we never play the same arrangement twice! So be prepared to be surprised and delighted!

Sitting On Top Of The World

You Aint Going Nowhere

Never Can Tell

Saturday Rolling Around

Galway Girl

The Cuckoo

Drifting Through

Urban Hillbilly

Peat Fire Flame

Teach Your Children Well

Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms

Together Forever

Born At The Right Time

New York Girls

Pay Me My Money Down

Buckets Of Rain

Folsom Prison Blues

Dirty Old Town

Banbury Fair

Brown Eyed Girl

My Oklahoma Home

Fishermans Blues

Down South In New Orleans


John Henry

Goodbye Booze

Black Velvet Band

Rakes of Mallow

Irish Rover

Wild Rover

Leaving Of Liverpool

Jesse James

Lady be Good

Harvest Home

Black Bear

Soldiers Joy

Blue Moon of Kentucky

Gasoline Alley

Walter Vinson / Lonnie Chapman

Bob Dylan

Chuck Berry

Richard Thompson

Steve Earle

Traditional New England


Bushbury Mountain Daredevils

Scottish Traditional

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Traditional Blue Grass



Traditional American Sailing Tune

Georgia Sea Islands (trad USA)

Bob Dylan

Johnnie Cash

Ewen McColl


Van Morrison

Bill & Sis Cunningham

The Waterboys

Bobby Charles

Hank Williams and Moon Mullican

Traditional American Tall Tale








George Gershwin




Bill Munroe

Rod Stewart