Traditional English folk group
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Traditional English folk group
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Cantlos are a song and instrumental duo specialising in the traditional songs and music of the British Isles and Ireland.
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
Christmas, Early music, Renaissance, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Medieval music
Just as the Tide Was a-Flowing
The Fields of Athenry
Wild Mountain Thyme
The Water is Wide
Adieu, Sweet Lovely Nancy (dulcimer)
Serving Girl's Holiday (dulcimer)
The Shores of Avalon
The Ploughboy Lads
Bread and Roses
Down in Yon Forest (cittern)
The Skye Boat Song
Ye Banks and Braes
Little Red Bird
How Can Ye Gang, Lassie?
Balance the Straw/William and Nancy (melodeon)
The Boar's Head Carol (cittern)
Martin Said to His Man (cittern)
Softly Come Morning
Tempus Adest Floridum (cittern)
Blessed Be That Maid Marie
The Moon of Beltane
Dancing at Whitsun
The Raggle-Taggle Gypsies
The Sweet Nightingale
Do you have different line-up options?
Yes - it can just be me (James McCafferty) as a solo guitar/vocalist or we can provide duo, trio or quartet formats using a bewilderingly diverse range of stringed instruments, woodwind and percussion!
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We're very flexible on timing changes, as long as the gig length is roughly the same as we've agreed.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Background music easily provided between live sets if required!
How much time do you need to set up?
Usually between 30 - 45 minutes, depending on how many instruments we'll be using.
Can you roam around while you perform?
We occasionally provide "travelling minstrel" sets without amplification.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
You can certainly pick songs from our list - and we like our audiences to join in some of the old favourites with us.
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?
All equipment is included in the quote.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
If we have enough time to rehearse a special song, we'll always do our best to include it for you.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
We really like to engage with our audiences, so we like to talk to them about the music we're playing and the instruments we're using, rather than just playing song after song without much in between!
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
We've performed at lots of stunning stately homes and historic buildings all over the UK, but I guess the most iconic must be the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London!
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Up to 1 hour||£300|
|Up to 2 hours||£350|
|Up to 3 hours||£450|
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