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About Folkus

Vibrant fresh folk for all occasions.
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Folk band
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We are passionate about playing and arranging folk music. We can cater for a range of occasions, including background music for events, music to get people dancing and atmospheric folk covers. We also have a ceilidh set up complete with three piece band and caller.

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Folkus' Reviews

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Dane H
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Folkus were one of the highlights of our wedding. Their set fit perfectly with the beginning of our reception as music whilst people had drinks and canapes. It was wonderful and a few guests started dancing unexpectedly. Only regret not having them on for longer. Thanks Zofia and Tom

Ellie R
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Folkus were an absolute pleasure to have at our wedding. They arrived on time and without issues, remained communicative throughout the day and offered up advice on where and when to play during the day to keep things running smoothly. I had plenty of guests approach me saying how lovely the pair were, and even got a few people moving before the dancefloor opened! The music was gorgeous, and played impeccably - I can't recommend them enough! Thank you very much for making our day special :)

Frank B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Folkus played our wedding, both whilst we signed our marriage certificate and for our drinks reception. Fantastic music, great communication beforehand, would highly recommend. I could listen to them play all day and night.

Siobhan S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

We had folkus play at our wedding reception drinks and they were excellent, everyone loved the music and would highly recommend

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Fiona A
4 years ago, for a Burns night in Upper Beeding
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5 out of 5

What a lovely refreshing folk duo! Great musicianship, really enjoyable to listen to. Violin and guitar- wonderful varied folk music- foot tapping!! Excellent communication throughout- very reliable and friendly. Exactly what we were looking for- guests loved it too- thank you so much !

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Folkus' Song list

We perform a range of folk inspired instrumental pieces drawing upon both traditional and modern styles.
Frank's Reel
Calliope meets Frank
MacLeod's Farewell
Morning Nightcap
Thursday Night in the Calley
Rolling Waves
Billy's Reel
Huggin and Munnin
The North Star
Sean Ryan's Jig
Wee Micheal's March
The Lobster
Minute 5
Maggie's Set
Byzantine Reel
Dot the Dragon
Have a listen to our Spotify Playlist of our favourite tunes to get an idea of the musical influences we draw from:

Folkus' Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£1000
Customer questions

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Fretless Ten Strings and a Goat Skin Cara Dillon Blazin' Fiddles

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we can perform as a duo or trio. We are also available as a ceilidh band with 3 musicians and a caller.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We understand that sometimes timings have to be altered so let us know in advance and we will do our best to make any necessary changes.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

We are open to discuss particular pieces you would like us to play and will try our best to adapt our performance to suit your individual needs. We play both upbeat and more relaxed/background music.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA system is included in your quote. The amount of space we need is dependent on the kind of setup you need: eg. a fully acoustic setup uses less space.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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