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Accordionist Cailin

Accordionist based in London

Price from £227
Performing traditional songs from around the world, Accordionist Cailin has an impressive resume of Festival & TV appearances, as well as previous clients including Princess Anne, Sting, Jamie Oliver & Guy Ritchie!
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Irish
The Galway Rambler (reel)
Pinch of Snuff (reel)
The Sligo Maid (reel)
Plains of Boyle (hornpipe)
Rockin’ the Boat (jig)
Haste to the Wedding (jig)
JB’s Reel
Mna na hEireann (slow air)
Carolan’s Concerto
Magic Slipper, Johnny Leary’s (polkas)
The Star Above the Garter, Dingle Regatta (slides)
The Coolin (air)
Molly Malone (waltz)
The Marino Waltz

Scottish
Scotland the Brave (march)
Miss McLeod’s (reel)
Sailor’s Hornpipe
Atholl Highlanders (jig)
Highland Strathspey Set (strathspey)
Margaret’s Waltz
Highland Laddie (highland fling)
Ay Fond Kiss (air)
Little Cascade (reel)
My Love is like a Red Red Rose

French
La Mer
Under the Bridges of Paris
La Vie en Rose
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
Lusignac
The Last Time I Saw Paris
Pigalle
Fleur de Paris
No Regrets
Chanson D’Amour
I Love Paris
Under Paris Skies
Breton Wedding March
Nurse’s Waltz
Bourre
Le Poule Huppe

Italian
Carmela
O Sole Mio
Ah Mari
That’s Amore
Funiculi Funicula
Marechiare
Mamma
Mambo Italiano
Come Prima
Carnival of Venice
Musica Proibita
C’est a Capri

Eastern European/Russian
Tantz Tantz Yiddelekh
Macedonian Horo
Serdtse
Dark Eyes
Khosid Wedding Dances
Bandura Waltz
Shifting Sands
Kozachok
Moscow Nights

Viennese/Austrian
The Blue Danube (Strauss)
Vienna Blood Waltz (Strauss)
Kiss Waltz (Strauss)
Edelweiss
The Trout (Schubert)
White Horse Inn (Operetta)

Argentinian, South American
Libertango
Winter in Buenos Aires (Invierno Porteno)
El Choclo (tango)
JPP’s Tango
Girl from Ipanema
Black Orpheus
El Mercado Testaccio (Chile)
La Partida (Venezuelan)
El Cabure Tango
One Note Samba

Welsh
Mfanwy
Dafydd y Garreg Wen (David of the White Rock)
Y Deryn Pur (The Gentle Dove)
Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night)
Calon Lan (Oh Pure Heart)
The Ash Grove
Ar Lan y Mor (Beside the Sea)

World/General/Film
Tune for a Found Harmonium (Penguin Cafe Orchestra)
La Valse D’Amelie (Amelie Soundtrack)
Amsterdam (Jacques Brel)
Concierto de Aranjuez (Joaquin Rodrigo)
Black Orpheus (Brazil)
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
Moonlight Serenade (Glen Miller)
Can-Can (French)
The Godfather Waltz
From Russia with Love (James Bond)
Goodbye Eddy Street (American Folk)
Never Going Back Again (Fleetwood Mac)
Le Petit Cheval Rouge (French-Canadian)

Songs (with accompanying vocalist/guitarist)
Flower of Scotland
Auld Lang Syne
Will you go Lassie go
Fields of Athenry
In Dublin’s Fair City
Galway Girl
Carrickfergus
Star of the County Down
Hills of Donegal
Fisherman’s Blues
Mack the Knife
Ring of Fire
I Walk the Line
Rainy Night in Soho
Blackbird
Norwegian Wood
Dirty Old Town
Babylon
You are my Sunshine
Bright Side of the Road
Moondance
Brown-Eyed Girl plus many more..

Ceili/Ceilidh/Barndance Repertoire
Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sargant
Circassian Circle
Siege of Ennis
Strip The Willow
Haymakers Jig
Walls of Limerick
Virginia Reel
Canadian Barndance
St. Bernard’s Waltz
The Waves of Tory
Waltzes

  • Previous clients include Irish President Mary McAleese, Princess Anne, Guy Ritchie & Sting!
  • Festival & TV appearances including Glastonbury & USA's The Late Late Show, as well as performing alongside Jools Holland, The Proclaimers & more! 
  • Also available as a Duo, Trio, Quartet & Quintet (please see booking options).

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Accordionist.

*Duo/Trio/Quartet/Quintet also available (please see booking options).

Highlights
* Previous clients include Irish President Mary McAleese, Princess Anne, Guy Ritchie & Sting!
* Festival & TV appearances including Glastonbury & USA's The Late Late Show, as well as performing alongside Jools Holland, The Proclaimers & more! 
* Also available as a Duo, Trio, Quartet & Quintet (please see booking options).

"…intriguing tapestry…beautiful harmony and cosmopolitan taste." - Irish Times

Originally from Ireland, Accordionist Cailin performs a varied repertoire including traditional Celtic, Irish, Scottish, French, Italian, Eastern European, Russian and South American songs.

Born in the highly musical area of Sliabh Luachra in Co. Kerry, she took her first piano accordion lesson at the age of 5 and had won two All-Ireland titles by the age of 18.

"Cailin is one of the best at coaxing genuine sounds from the stomach Steinway, a sterling musician.” - Irish Voice New York

Career highlights include:
- Performing for Irish President Mary McAleese and the Latvian President at Dublin Castle and for Princess Anne at the Guildhall and at Kensington Palace.
- Being one of 14 handpicked instrumentalists and singers chosen to participate in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall’s first “Irish Sea Sessions” which also featured Dublin’s luminary singer songwriter Damien Dempsey.
- Festival appearances including Glastonbury, Celtic Colours Canada, Celtic Connections Glasgow, HebCelt, Wickham, Milwaukee USA, Lorient Interceltique Brittany, Orkney, Copenhagen, Tonder Denmark, Highlands and Islands, Lovebox, Tate Modern, Wychwood, Return to Camden, From the Heart Barbican, Wimborne, Blas, Moseley, Devizes, Towersey and Trowbridge Festivals.
- Sharing festival billings with Jools Holland, The Chieftains, Maire Ni Bhraonain (Clannad), The Proclaimers, Luka Bloom, Brian Kennedy, Paul Brady, Mary Coughlan and many more.
- Featuring on numerous TV programmes, BBC Alba’s “Horo Geallaidh”, UTV’s “Kelly Show”, RTE’s “The Late Late Show”, “Mary Kennedy Show” and “The High Reel”, TG4's “Ionad Cois Locha” and “Sult”, the latter a collaborative project with Donal Lunny (Bothy Band, Moving Hearts).
- Her albums being aired on RTE Radio, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, Lyric FM, as well as countless regional BBC and radio stations throughout the USA.
- She is also in demand as a studio musician having recorded on albums with Wolfstone, Maire Breatnach, Mark Nevin (Fairground Attraction) and Russian legend Boris Grebenshikov.

In addition to public performances, Cailin has entertained at countless corporate and private events over the last decade. Amongst her many clients are Sting, Jamie Oliver, Antonio Carluccio, Guy Ritchie and Thandie Newton.

Cailin can also perform as a Duo, Trio, Quartet or Quintet - with combinations of Guitar, Violin, Banjo, Percussion & Bass! (please see booking options)

Choose any of the following booking options when you hire Accordionist Cailin from Alive Network

  • Duo Add £216

    Accordion & Guitar. Please note additional travel expenses may be incurred.

  • Duo Add £216

    Accordion & Violin. Please note additional travel expenses may be incurred.

  • Trio Add £432

    Accordion, Guitar & Violin. Please note additional travel expenses may be incurred.

  • Quartet Add £648

    Accordion, Guitar, Violin & Bass. Please note additional travel expenses may be incurred.

  • Quartet Add £648

    Accordion, Guitar, Violin & Percussion. Please note additional travel expenses may be incurred.

  • Quintet Add £864

    Accordion, Guitar, Violin, Percussion & Banjo. Please note travel expenses may be incurred.

Choose one of the following performance options when you hire Accordionist Cailin from Alive Network

  • 2 x 45 minutes £0