Slàinte play Irish, Scottish and American folk music, mixed in with country, blues and rock as well as their own original song compositions. The singer and guitarist in the band is the Scottish singer/songwriter Billy Jones. He has been living and working in Sweden since the since the early 1990’s but already had a long career in Scotland behind him. The core group consists of Billy Jones and fiddle player Jonas Liljeström. Depending on the venue their duo line-up can and has been augmented with other musicians playing mandolin, banjo, accordion, drums and bass.
Slàinte have played literally thousands of gigs in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. On the way, they have established themselves as one of the most popular bands in The Dubliner and other establishments in Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Stockholm and Malmö. They have also done several highly successful shows at the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe. Billy has also released a considerable number of records (vinyl and cd) under his own name. This band is perfectly suited to shows in clubs, pubs, company parties and wedding and birthday parties as well as libraries, art centres and festival stages.