Camine are twin sisters Ramona and Zinta
Egle. Their music originates from Ireland,
Scotland and beyond and moves imaginatively
from high energy jigs and reels to sublime
harmony singing. Evocative and entrancing
Acoustic music at its best.
Camine have toured in Europe, New Zealand and
the UK. They have performed at a string of festivals
and appeared both on television and radio.
Being experienced entertainers, their broad
repertoire ranges from traditional through to
Romantic, passionate and exciting, Camine are
the perfect choice for any event. Look forward to
all this plus their own quirky humour and charm!
“Kent’s best female folk duo”
Ramona and Zinta, now living in Kent, were born and raised in East Yorkshire. Being twins,
they found themselves singing together from a very early age. It is their singing that,
perhaps above all, marks them apart: unique harmony arrangements; intuitive dynamics
and an outstanding natural talent for phrasing word and melody, be it contemporary or
traditional, is what makes Ramona and Zinta’s singing a rare gift. Elements of their family
roots interweave effortlessly through the material, roots from Ireland and Eastern Europe.
As if that wasn’t enough, between them Ramona and Zinta have mastered a wide array of
instruments and play Irish whistles, fiddle, guitar and harp.
Camine have built a loyal following and a reputation for spell-binding performances, playing
at prestigious venues including: The Mean Fiddler & Weavers; The Mick Jagger Centre; The
Winter Gardens and Trinity Theatre.
It is in live performance where Camine come into their own, with a close-knit attunement
to each other and an ability to create a great rapport with their audience aided by good
humour and charm, mastery and mischief. Vast experience means Camine are at ease
playing for a wide range of events including: festivals, family parties or celebrity events and
family occasions such as Birthdays, Anniversaries and Weddings.
On their musical travels they have received accolades from eminent music legends such
as: Herbie Flowers and Mike Scott and been invited to perform their own arrangement of a
Laurie Anderson song to an audience including Laurie and Brian Eno.
Their set includes original material and also original arrangements, which put a
contemporary spin on songs and tunes from The Waterboys, Michael McGoldrick,
Christy Moore, Mary Black, Sinead O’Connor, Alison Krauss, Eric Bogle, Gillian Welch, The
Corrs, Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny, and John Doyle.
Additionally, for an even more extensive line-up, Zinta and Ramona
regularly perform with a range of high calibre multi-instrumentalists.
The ideal combination can be arranged to suit your occasion.
Why should I choose Camine for my event?
We have a distinctive sound; being twins we have been playing music together and performing
from a very early age, with an emphasis on melody and harmony which is both unique and very
accessible for the audience. We love interacting with the audience and keeping an element of
spontaneity to create a fun, memorable event.
Why are you called ‘Camine’ and where does the name come from?
We heard a wonderful Celtic whistle tune called Camine about a beautiful valley and thought it
would make a great band name – it has a feminine sound which suits the female identity of the
band. It’s Gaelic and also Spanish: Camino de Santiago is one famous journey!.
How many of you are in the band and what instruments do you play?
Camine are usually a duo:
Ramona – vocals, fiddle, Irish whistles, mandolin
Zinta – vocals, acoustic guitar
However, we regularly perform with a range of high calibre multi-instrumentalists in various
combinations and can extend to: trio, 4 or 5 piece band to suit your occasion and budget.
What if people aren’t into folk music? The guests invited range from children
and teenagers through to elderly relatives, will the music appeal to them?
We have lots of experience playing for a huge variety of occasions and we really enjoy engaging
with the audience and building a great rapport. Our set has a real mix of styles, songs and
instrumentals and we are good at picking up the vibe and tailoring our set to suit the situation and
people we are playing for; our job is to entertain!
How long do you play for?
We will work to the client’s schedule within reason. Normally 2 X 60 min sets or 3 X 40 min sets.
How long do you need to set up?
Usually we allow 1 hour to set up. Sometimes we arrive earlier if we are traveling a long distance or
there are special requirements.
Do you provide PA?
Yes we have a compact but powerful HK Lucas PA system which is great for up to small halls.
Do you provide lights?
Only if specified when booking.
Do you play with backing tracks?
No, the show is totally live. We can play CDs between sets if background music is required.
Do you provide a disco?
We do not provide a disco but can play CDs between sets at no extra charge.ued
Do you require a stage and if so how big?
Camine can play on or off stage but do require a minimum playing area of 9ft x 5ft. We use a very
compact yet powerful HK LUCAS PA system which saves a lot of space.
Can you play outdoors?
Yes, but we require coverage for ourselves and our equipment in case of showers – even a gazebo
will suffice as shelter from both rain and sun, and also gives a focal point to the stage area for a
We require suitable electric cables running to the stage area, so it’s a good idea to arrange this with
the venue in advance. It is also possible to play acoustically for intimate settings and events with
restrictions on sound levels.
Do you do barn dances?
Camine are a performance based band, however Camine can also become a barn dance or ceilidh
band with a caller and are available for enquiries.
Do you require feeding?
Thats would be great! Hot meal prefered or buffet. Vegetarian, fish or seafood only. No meat please.
Tech spec – For sound engineers at festival venues:
Ramona - 1 vocal microphone, violin DI, Mandolin DI
Zinta - 1 vocal microphone, 2 x guitar DI
Do you have PAT testing?
Yes, our equipment is annually PAT Tested and certificated.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes, through the musicians union:
Ramona - MU £10,000,000
Zinta - MU £10,000,000
Do you offer costumed / themed events?
Yes, we have a victorian costumed set and also a medieval set.
We also taylor our music for specific seasonal events such as Christmas, New years eve, St Patricks
day and Burns night. Got an idea in mind? Lets talk.