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The Celtic Folkers

A Celtic music band from Cornwall, who play a powerful mix of Cornish, Irish and Scottish folk music. With a scintillating blend of high energy folk songs, rousing sea shanties and buoyant instrumental arrangements, The Celtic Folkers can be sure to get any crowd going.

Price from £616 + travel

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Secure your 2021 / 2022 booking before the 28th February 2021, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against a new date.

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Set List / Repertoire

Whiskey in the Jar
Dirty Old Town
I’ll tell me Ma
The Craic was 90
The Wild Rover
When the Boys come Rolling Home
Fiddlers Green
The Fox
Leaving of Liverpool
Farewell to Carlingford
The Night Visiting Song
The Mary Ellen Carter
The Holy Ground
Home Boys Home
Star of the County Down
The Irish Rover
St Brendan’s fair Ilse
The Spanish Lady
Molly Malone
Donegal Danny
Seven Drunken Nights
Rare old Mountain Dew
Johnny Miner
Caledonia
The Mermaid
Sloop John B
South Australia
Strike the Bell
Galway Girl
All for me Grog
Go to Sea No More
The Net Hauling Song
A Roving
Paddy on the Railway
Black Velvet Band
Harry’s song for Cornwall
Tin and Copper Boys
Little Eyes
Lamorna
The Bold Grenadier
Folsom Prison Blues
Country Roads
Cornwall My Home
Building up and Tearing England Down
Rambling Rover

Tunes
The Ship in full Sail
Bohola Jig
Irishmans’ heart to the Ladies
Fermoye Lassies
Ms Monaghan’s
The Main Behind the Bar
Father Kelly’s
Reconciliation reel
Jackie Colemans’
The Lilting Fisherman
Brian O’lynn’s
Jimmy Wards’ Jig
Peter Streete’s
The Masons’ Apron
The Sally Gardens
Cooley’s reel
Spootiskerry
St Anne’s Reel
Men of the West
Paddy’s return
The Cornish Express
The Newlyn Reel
Strike the Gay Harp
Merrily Kiss the Quaker
Lark in the Morning
Out on the Ocean
Father O’Flynn’s

4 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 4
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Really fun and really got the party started

5 stars - The Celtic Folkers are Highly Recommended booked The Celtic Folkers for their Wedding in Cornwall

“Really easy to communicate with, put us at ease and a fuss-free set up. Tom was happy to start playing without us having a first dance as we wanted and we all had great fun singing along and dancing, thank you for playing Cornwall My Home as a special request.”


Very Memorable day!

5 stars - The Celtic Folkers are Highly Recommended booked The Celtic Folkers for their Wedding

“Thank you so much for playing our wedding on 1st June. Zoe was amazing at getting everyone on their feet for the ceilidh - so much fun! You guys played some awesome Cornish music and made our day that bit more special. Cannot recommend you enough, thanks for making it the best day of our lives! Thanks for the card too, very kind of you! Josh & Chloe Turner :)”


Best night Ever, Thanks guys!

5 stars - The Celtic Folkers are Highly Recommended booked The Celtic Folkers for their event

“The Celtic Folkers came all the way to Birmingham from Cornwall and made a very special birthday event for my partner’s amazing Dad, THE MOST AMAZING NIGHT POSSIBLE! Thank you , we’re still playing their music now! Just fantastic, can’t wait to see them again and dance like mad! (10 / 10)”


Beer and Mussel festival!

5 stars - The Celtic Folkers are Highly Recommended booked The Celtic Folkers for their event

“We love you guys! Best band in all of Cornwall hands down! Thanks for coming to the Beer and Mussel's Festival! (10 / 10)”

Prices

Price from £616 + travel from Cornwall

Based on 3 members performing 2 x 50 minute evening sets

  • South West From £616
  • Wales From £898
  • West Midlands From £1,066
  • South East From £1,089
  • North West From £1,141
  • East Midlands From £1,142
  • North East From £1,154
  • Scotland From £1,219

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Performance Times

2 x 50 minute sets (Evening)


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2 x 50 minute sets (Daytime)


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Lineup

Default lineup: 3 members

Trio: Vocals, Accordion, Tenor Banjo, Bouzouki & Stomp Box

Four Piece: Vocals, Accordion, Tenor Banjo, 5 String Banjo, Bouzouki & Stomp Box. 

Additionally, a caller is available upon request

Please note that due to international touring / session commitments, this artist does not use a fixed line up of members. Whilst the majority of members featured in the promotional materials should match those who perform at your event, this cannot be guaranteed. All members used by the band are of equal quality and changes in members should in no way effect the standard or content of the performance.

Full Biography

BIOGRAPHY 

Since their formation in 2012, The group have built on a shared love of traditional Celtic music and unique personal experience to create a signature sound that is becoming rapidly recognisable across the Cornish and Celtic folk scene.

Often described as difficult to pigeon hole, the group seamlessly transcends the boundaries between traditional genres and styles, with those most notable being Cornish music, Irish trad and nautical songs and shanties. Combine with that a subtle hint of bluegrass, a driving beat and a strong passion for Cornwall and Cornish history, and the result is an infectious energy that appeals to audiences of multiple generations and enthusiasts of almost every genre.

The group consists of members Tom, Calum, Kevin and Jamie. Tom and Calum have both had successful careers at sea in the Merchant Navy, with Calum still actively serving. Kevin comes from an industrial background and so has a strong affinity to working class songs and Cornwalls rich industrial heritage, whilst Jamie’s proud Cornish and Irish ancestry has created a passionate and unique playing style.

Throughout the band, a vast array of instruments can be played, however those featuring most regularly include the piano accordion, bouzouki, tenor banjo and 5 string banjo, each played in an individually precise and impressive manor. This acoustic approach is rooted deep in the DNA of The Stowes, however the group are not afraid to experiment and regularly merge a stomp box or bass guitar into the mix, providing substantial depth and drive. Strong lead vocals and layered harmonies integrate exquisitely to complete a powerful yet authentic listener experience.

LATEST RELEASE

The groups latest and second studio album ‘Four Sheets to the Wind’ was released in the latter stages of 2020 and highlights a clear ambition to experiment and develop their sound, whilst at the same time remaining true to the Cornish and Celtic origins on which it was built. It is also the first time the group have published original material, which stands proudly alongside select cover songs and reworkings of traditional classics.

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Whilst the band operate as a four piece wherever possible, Calum's work at sea means that sometimes this option isn't available. In this case we can operate competently as a trio. We also have our own experienced caller Zoe, who joins us for ceilidh events. 

The Stowes are the perfect addition to any party and are available for festivals, weddings, ceilidhs, corporate events and pretty much any other excuse for a get together!

The band carry full PL insurance and all electrical equipment is PAT tested. 

Whatever the occasion, The Celtic Folkers can be relied upon to deliver a thorough and professional performance of foot-stomping Celtic music that will be sure to create a fun and lively atmosphere for your guests to engage and participate in! 

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