Ceilidh band

Emmanuel College Folk Band

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About Emmanuel College Folk Band

Ceilidh band
Cambridge
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Emmanuel Folk band play folk music from across the world. We have our own caller for ceilidhs, but also play klezmer and other styles.

Emma Folk Band began as an informal group sharing tunes we enjoyed. As new members have joined, we have explored new styles, and have responded to commisions to build a fun and varied repertoire. In 2017, we performed at several May Balls including Jesus College May Ball, where we played on the main stage (after the headliner, Clean Bandit). On the back of this success, we have been invited to perform at many other balls this year, both for ceilidhs and for world folk sets. We have even been putting together a sixties themed set to follow the theme of Emmanuel College June Event, and played a mix of klezmer and ceilidh sets at several parties. Between the group, we play - guitar, violin, accordion, piano, clarinet, saxophone, flute, double bass, electric bass, pennywhistle, bodhran and spoons.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
Musicianship
Genres:
Ceilidh, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Klezmer, Jewish music
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Event types:
Burns night, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Johnathan L, 1 year ago

Thanks to Emma Folk Band my family and I will always cherish my husband’s 75th birthday celebration made especially memorable by them giving him a private surprise performance, playing all his most liked folk songs and giving a super rendition of his favourite rock n roll song 'Johnny B Goode'. The band made a truly wonderful day for him, giving and feeling a happiness we will always remember.

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Susannah L, 1 year ago

I can safely say that Emma folk band ceilidhs are the best kind of ceilidhs! Whether you’re a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, their ceilidhs are so much fun. They feature a great mixture of dances, from ceilidh classics to some funky new ones, from fast-paced to not so fast-paced and from relatively simple to slightly more complex! Regardless, the vibe is always really friendly and relaxed and all the dances are demonstrated beforehand, so anyone can give them a go. The band are so talented and as well as dancing to them you can also listen to them play during the much-needed rest breaks! Entertaining and energetic, I would 100% recommend them!

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