Ceilidh band

CARACANA

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About CARACANA

Ceilidh band
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CARACANA are a Cornish Nos Lowen Ceilidh Folk Band based in Cornwall. We play music from Cornwall, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Brittany

CARACANA are an uplifting established popular Nos Lowen or Cornish Ceilidh Folk Group playing music from their native land of Cornwall as well as Ireland, Scotland, Wales & Brittany & beyond. CARACANA have become a sought after Ceilidh Band on the Cornish Folk scene. They have also represented Cornwall at the Interceltic Lorient Music Festival in France. We cover Barn Dances, Wedding Receptions, Birthday & Anniversary Parties as well as Nos Lowen & Ceilidh Folk Festivals & Events. We cover all of Cornwall, Devon, & the South West Region. The line up is Double Bass, Fiddles, Clarinet, Guitar all with Vocals & Percussion. We provide our own PA System, plus we can provide Lead Dancers to demonstrate the Dances if reqd.

Performance details
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
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, Country
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

CARACANA PLAYLIST
TUNE Dance
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, DANCE! Hedley
16, NEW YORK GIRLS Jowster 4
17, NEIDGES AWARRA / COR ELOW Cabm Pemp
18, BREANEK / NOW THE SUMMER IS OVER / TREGEAGLE'S WALTZ Waltz
19, WORSE THINGS HAPPEN Oll A Dro
From our CD, .... The Banks Of The Fowey ....
20, BLAVSIT / ELYN HOWLEK Grapevine Serpent
21, DESCENT Oll A Dro
22, NAMELESS Oll A Dro
23, THE MERMAID Cornische
24, MERRY BLACKSMITH / WHISKEY BEFORE BREAKFAST Serpent
25, FOUR SEASONS Hand In Hand
26, BUXUS SEMPERVIRENS / FLITTER DANCE Serpent
27, BOURREES Bourrees
28, AMBEE DA GEETS / OLD ADAM / SIMH'OUNA Jowster 4
29, THE BANKS OF THE FOWEY Waltz
More Repertoire...
30, NIGHT TIDE Waltz
31, OFF TO CALIFORNIA / RIGHTS OF MAN / KING OF THE FAIRIES Hand in Hand
32, KERFUNKIN JIG / PORTHLYSTRY Hand in Hand
33, CORNISH GIRLS Ros Vean
34, PARSON'S FAREWELL / HORSES' BRAWL / THEME VANNITAISE Jowster 4
35, HEXHAM REEL / FINNISH SCHOTTISCHE Oll A Dro
36, PARTING GLASS
37, AVENYSCHOTTISCHE Schottische
38, QUAY FAIR / CAMPBELL'S FAREWELL TO RED GAP Ros Vean
39, TREGAJORRAN FURRY / TELL ME MA Tregajorran Furry
40, CLIFFS AT THE LIZARD / DELKYO SYVY Hedley
41, MARGARET'S WALTZ / COUNTY DOWN Jowster
42, THREE DRUNKEN MAIDENS Hand in Hand
43, ARKANSAS TRAVELLER / PIG ANKLE RAG Cabm Deaw
Customer questions

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!

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£650
Up to 2 hours£650
Up to 3 hours£650

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Sheila W, 3 months ago

This group was very professional but also very friendly and helpful. They provided the entertainment exactly as asked and it was enjoyed by all. The music was played at an acceptable level, not too loud or too quiet. The guiding dancers were patient with inexperienced novices and helped us to participate quite well, even the children. We would recommend Caracana as an additional entertainment to a disco.

From other customers:

Web, 4 years ago

Charity Auction, Charlestown 13th Nov 2015. I just wanted to say a huge Thank You to you and your Band once again for playing on Friday night for our Ch arity Auction. You were great.So many people have come up to tell us how much they enjoyed listening to you.

Web, 4 years ago

Wedding Party, Deveral, 24th May 2015. A great Band makes a great Party and you lot were wonderful ..!!

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