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Hilltop Ceilidh Band
Erin is a talented, professional and energetic young musician and ceilidh caller looking for work anywhere in the UK
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Ceillidh, Medieval music, Folk, Ceilidh, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Early music, Irish rock, Renaissance, Scottish music, Christmas
Dancer, Instrumental teaching, Fluent improviser, Arranger, Composer
Ceilidh Dances (including but not limited to):
Cumberland Square Eight
Bridge of Athlone
Heel and Toe Polka
Strip the Willow
Dashing White Sargent
Sweets of May
Canadian Barn Dance
Thady You Gander
Grenoside Processional Dance
The Black Nag
AND MANY MORE!
English Traditional Tunes - *Requests welcome!*
Irish Traditional Tunes - *Requests welcome!*
Scottish Traditional Tunes - *Requests welcome!*
Welsh Traditional Tunes - *Requests welcome!*
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I will always do my best to be flexible and ensure your event runs as well as it possibly can. If timings change slightly, let me know in good time and we'll work things around!
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Yes! Background/atmospheric music can be provided between sets (during sets) with no extra charge. If an iPod/DJ set is required after the performance has ended, this comes at an extra charge of £100 for a maximum of two hours recorded music. If you'd like more time, this can be arranged at time of booking.
How much time do you need to set up?
Approximately 1 hour - 1.5 hours to set up a full PA, including band. If it is just myself and backing tracks, this can be cut down to about 30 - 45 mins.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Everything that is on my list is a piece/dance I would normally use so yes. If for any reason this is not possible, I will happily discuss alternatives with you to ensure you get what works best for event!
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes. I have my own instruments, microphone, leads and stands. If a PA is provided, I can plug straight in! I can also play/call with no amplification if needed. In some instances, I would need to hire a PA system which may result in a slight price increase.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Requests are always welcome as long as they are made at least 3 weeks in advance of your event. This gives musicians/callers time to learn and become familiar with pieces/dances. If for any reason, this is not possible, I will happily discuss alternatives with you and find what would best suit your event.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I am a very energetic and fun caller. I also dislike overly lengthy walk-throughs of dances as this eats away at dancing time! I also try to make learning a new skill exciting and fun; if you're not enjoying what you're doing, why do it at all?!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Festivals - Beverly Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week, Faversham Hop Festival, Rochester Sweeps Festival, IVFDF (Inter Varsity Folk Dance Festival), Folk East, Sandwich Folk Festival I have also performed in many (extremely) different venues ranging from fields full of cows, to stately homes and castles.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Any artists from the Revivalist era (1960s-70s) - Bothy Band, Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span et al. Contemporary and Traditional Folk Artists - Seth Lakeman, Nancy Kerr, Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy, Brian Finnegan, Mary Bergin et al. Other Genres - The Levellers, Dreadzone, Flogging Molly, The Cranberries, Alt-J, The Smiths, Billie Holiday et al.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Playing For Change Festival - Ibiza (Charity gig for 'Playing For Change Foundation' which is an international organisation providing music lessons to disadvantaged and impoverished children)
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£50|
|Up to 1 hour||£160|
|Up to 2 hours||£220|
|Up to 3 hours||£300|
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