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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 £898 + travel

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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 May 2019

“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 £898 + travel from Cornwall

Based on 2 members performing 2 x 50 minute evening sets

  • Wales From £898
  • South West From £1,000
  • West Midlands From £1,077
  • South East From £1,116
  • East Midlands From £1,154
  • North East From £1,154
  • Scotland From £1,219
  • North West From £1,231

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Performance Times

2 x 50 minute sets (Evening)


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3 x 50 minute sets (Evening)


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2 x 50 minute sets (Daytime)


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3 x 50 minute sets (Daytime)


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Lineup

Default lineup: 2 members

Trio: Vocals, Accordion, Bouzouki & Stomp Box

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

The Celtic Folkers are a Celtic Music band from Cornwall, who play a powerful mix of Cornish, Irish and Scottish folk music. Armed with traditional acoustic instruments, they can deliver a driving, energetic performance whilst retaining the traditional sound and feel of 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.

The duo of Tom and Kevin have been performing together since 2012, but it has only been in the last 3 years that the band has gained traction, with 2018 being the first year that all members have been able to commit on a full-time basis. Tom served for over 10 years in the Merchant Navy and that combined with the duo growing up in the port of Padstow has shaped a sound with a strong maritime and Cornish identity.

With a full-bodied combination of Piano Accordion, Bouzouki and stomp box, the Celtic Folkers are on a mission to re-invent Cornish music and present it to the world. The band also have a regular banjo player who features from time to time and may be available upon request.

The Celtic Folkers can be booked to perform at festivals, private functions and weddings, and can also perform at your dance or Ceilidh, supplying a caller if required. Or for that authentic trad folk feel, we can be booked to play acoustically.

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