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Celtic influenced music available for private parties, public events, ceilidhs & festivals. We played Bromyard Folk Festival in 2019 & 21.
Folk band
Chipping Campden
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Gentle airs, fiery jigs and reels from the celtic nations and beyond. We are a 4 piece band comprising fiddle, whistle, guitar and bodhran (including caller). We are available for public gigs, background music, weddings, events, parties, ceilidhs and festivals. Based in the North Cotswolds; Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Oxfordshire are all within easy reach. We formed in 2016 although have been playing music together informally for many years prior to this. Our aim is for everyone to have lots of fun whether listening or dancing to our music. We can create a bigger band sound with added bass/fiddle if this would suit your event. Find out more about us at Brimstonefolk

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This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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Event types:
Wedding, Burns night, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party
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Song list

Circassian Circle,
Virginnia Reel,
Dashing White Sergeant,
Strip the Willow,
Swedish Masquarade,
Canadian Barn Dance,
Kendal Ghyll,
Gay Gordans,
Thread the Needle,
Cumberland Reel,
Bridge of Athlone
Eightsome Reel
Memories of Father Angus set
Lark in the Morning
Bally Desmond set
Kerry Polkas
Highway to Limerick/Musical Priest/High Finlay's Legacy
Ye Jacobites
Rivers Run
Willie Taylor
Green Green
Shady Grove
The Lark
Banks of the Nile
Wild Mountain Thyme
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, our usual line up is fiddle, guitar, bodhran and whistle, for ceilidhs we play as a three piece (fiddle, guitar and bodhran) plus caller. We can include bass and/or an extra acoustic guitar plus extra fiddle, there would be an extra cost for this but we find that these instruments can lift the sound further and create a big band sound.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We aim to be flexible and understand that for weddings, timings can move.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

We can't provide a DJ service but we can stream music through our PA between sets and before we start playing. We have worked well with DJs in the past who often set up behind us. Because we can clear away very quickly there is usually very little lag between a ceilidh finishing and a disco starting.

How much time do you need to set up?

We can set up our PA within 30 minutes but we prefer to arrive about 45-60 minutes before we start (depending on how far the venue is from the unloading point) so we can sound check prior to starting. If we are playing acoustically we need just 2 chairs and can be set up within 15 minutes of arrival.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes, absolutely, we play acoustically and love being roaming musicians interacting with the audience.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

We are very happy to discuss the dances we call/play and can plan to add a dance to our repertoire if we are given sufficient notice.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes, PA is included but we don't supply lighting. We require at least 2 plug sockets preferably either side of the stage, we bring our own extension leads.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

This will depend on the song, - please do ask as we have learnt songs as requested in the past but can't guarantee this.


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From customers:

5 years ago

Many thanks for playing at our wedding August 26th. Fantastic band, good times were had. You made it very special.

St O
5 years ago

We’ve had a great response from people! We will definitely keep you in mind for future events.