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Caracana - Celtic Folk Fusion
CARACANA at Mazey Day, Penzance 2017
CARACANA are a Cornish Nos Lowen Ceilidh Folk Band based in Cornwall. We play music from Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany
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Public liability insurance of £10 million
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Saved the day!
1, MORVORAN Mazurka
2, NANCEVALLEN Waltz
3, WHAT DO I KNOW? Jowster 4
4, TRONDERPOLSKA Oll A Dro
5, DESCENT Jowster 4
6, MARTYN GEOFFREYS / TANSYS GOLOWAN Cabm Pemp
7, THE MERMAID Cornische
8, THE SAINTS' WAY Oll A Dro
9, MIXKOVALS Waltz
10, KLESMER DANCES Hedley
11, MAZURKA LIMOUSIN / TO MIRTH INCLINED Mazurka
12, O CABALO AZUL Circassian
13, EWON AN MOR / KUPPARI EEVA Ros Vean
14, MHAIRI'S WEDDING Ros Vean
From our CD, .... Now The Summer Is Over ....
15, DANCE OF DELIGHT / DANCE OF DISPLEASURE / DANCE,
16, NEW YORK GIRLS Jowster 4
17, NEIDGES AWARRA / COR ELOW Cabm Pemp.
18, BREANEK / NOW THE SUMMER IS OVER / TREGEAGLE'S
19, WORSE THINGS HAPPEN Oll A Dro
From our CD, .... The Banks Of The Fowey ....
20, BLAVSIT / ELYN HOWLEK Grapevine Serpent
21, NAMELESS Oll A Dro
22, THE MERMAID Cornische
23, MERRY BLACKSMITH / WHISKEY BEFORE BREAKFAST
24, FOUR SEASONS Hand In Hand
25, BUXUS SEMPERVIRENS / FLITTER DANCE Serpent
26, BOURREES Bourrees
27, AMBEE DA GEETS / OLD ADAM / SIMH'OUNA Jowster 4
28, THE BANKS OF THE FOWEY Waltz
29, NIGHT TIDE Waltz
30, OFF TO CALIFORNIA / RIGHTS OF MAN / KING OF THE
FAIRIES Hand in Hand
31, KERFUNKIN JIG / PORTHLYSTRY Hand in Hand
32, CORNISH GIRLS Ros Vean
33, PARSON'S FAREWELL / HORSES' BRAWL / THEME
VANNITAISE Jowster 4
34, HEXHAM REEL / FINNISH SCHOTTISCHE Oll A Dro
35, PARTING GLASS
36, AVENYSCHOTTISCHE Schottische
37, QUAY FAIR / CAMPBELL'S FAREWELL TO RED GAP
38, TREGAJORRAN FURRY / TELL ME MA Tregajorran Furry
39, CLIFFS AT THE LIZARD / DELKYO SYVY Hedley
40, MARGARET'S WALTZ / COUNTY DOWN Jowster 3
41, THREE DRUNKEN MAIDENS Hand in Hand
42, ARKANSAS TRAVELLER / PIG ANKLE RAG Cabm Deaw
Can you perform covers?
Not really! We can perform some popular songs such as Mhairi's Wedding, County Down and Tell Me Ma, but most of our material is original or traditional Celtic Folk.
Do you have different line-up options?
We have a fixed line-up of four: Fiddle, clarinet, guitar and double bass (we all sing too!) although we do sometimes perform as a trio. However, we can add to our number by having a couple of dance leaders (instructors) on the dance floor.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer to play music from a playlist on an iPod for free, with no problem.
How much time do you need to set up?
We usually set up about 1.5 to 2 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!
Do you provide a caller?
We don't have a caller as part of our natural line-up, but we can provide one on request. However, we do have dance leaders who can show the way, so usually a caller is not necessary.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA) included in your quote?
Our PA system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum space of 12ft by 8ft to perform and we do need to plug into (usually mains) power.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Our originality, gorgeous harmonies and cheerful enthusiasm!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Numerous stages at the 'Festival Interceltique de L'Orient', Brittany, Salle de Bignan, Brittany, Princess Pavillions, Falmouth, The Eden Project, St Austell, St Michael's Mount, Ponsmere Hotel, Perranporth, Atlantic Hotel, Newquay, The Headland Hotel, Newquay, Seiner's Arms, Newquay, plus numerous other outdoor venues, festivals parties and tipi's!
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
I would say that we have been most inspired by (rather than influenced); The Incredible String Band, Dry The River, Joni Mitchell, Dalla, Groupa, Phillip Henry/Hannah Martin and the great collective of folk artists across the Celtic Nations.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
It's a toss up between supporting The Incredible String Band at The Eden Project and representing Cornwall at the 'Festival Interceltique de L'Orient' in Brittany - you choose!
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
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|Up to 2 hours||£650|
|Up to 3 hours||£700|
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