Fairgreen Ceilidh Band
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About Fairgreen Ceilidh Band
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Great dances & Great Tunes ~ 5 piece fiddles/mandolin/banjo/wind/bass/guitar/vocals~ from rip-roaring frenetic fun to graceful slow & easy.
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
Folk, Ceilidh, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk
Here's a selection of some dances we do;
Orcadian Strip the Willow,
French-Canadian Big Circle
The Gay Gordons
Bridge of Athlone
Three Around Three
Norfolk Long Dance
Highland Barn Dance
The Waves of Tory,
Seige of Ennis
Grand Chain Set
Goathland Square 8
The Flying Scotsman
Cumberland Square Eight (the dance with the 'basket' move in!).
Stoke Golding Country Dance
Dashing White Sergeant
Can you perform covers?
Folk songs, tunes by people like Waterboys. Instrumentals by request such as Lord of The Rings, Harry Potter, For the Dancing & The Dreaming.
Do you have different line-up options?
Ceilidh with 2,3,4 or 5 musicians - all include a caller
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We're flexible and are open to discuss changes.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Yes we can play your playlist through our quality PA from a device between sets. The PA is also available for hire after the set - for example for a disco until midnight using your own playlist. Our lighting is also available.
How much time do you need to set up?
60 to 90 minutes.
Do you provide a caller?
The caller is a musician in the band.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
We're happy to include particular dances, for example Strip the Willow. Most people are very happy with our selection of dances - although we have a basic set in mind we tailor this to the needs of the dancers on the night so the event flows nicely, everyone, young & old, gets involved.
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA) included in your quote?
Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
We would definitely consider learning a song if we thought we could do a good job. This might entail a small charge for extra rehearsal time.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Clients love the fact that all their guests, especially the ones who've never been to a ceilidh, had such a fun time.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Many historic buildings - brilliant for ceilidhs.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Dave Swarbrick, Albion band, Altan, De Dannan, Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, Feast of Fiddlers, Eliza Carthy, Fairport Convention, The Committee Band
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Battersea Arts Centre.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Up to 1 hour||£480|
|Up to 2 hours||£550|
|Up to 3 hours||£625|
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