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Cajun and Appalachian lively tunes from an experienced foot stomping 4 piece band.
Americana band
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Lafayette is an energetic and energizing four piece band specialising in tunes from the East of America, namely Cajun, Acadian (East Canada) and the Appalachian Mountains. The band has already attracted a strong local following for its masterly and soulful rendition of a variety of foot stomping and occasionally spine shivering songs. The line up includes fiddle, accordion, banjo and guitar/stomp box. 3 of us are vocalists. We have performed at the Falmouth beer festival, the Princess pavilion in Falmouth as well as many public and private events including weddings.

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Lafayette's Reviews

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Esther S
3 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in The
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5 out of 5

I was lucky enough to make it along to the Sworfish Inn in Newlyn last week for a gig by Cornish Cajun folksters Lafayette. What a great night! Really upbeat music that's impossible not to dance to. Can't wait to see them again!

Clare J
3 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in The
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5 out of 5

I saw Lafayette at the Swordfish Inn Newlyn last Friday and had such a great evening. Cajun music was a new experience for me and I loved it, new rhythms and new sounds got everyone tapping feet and clapping hands and dancing. Really positive and uplifting music. I'm looking forward to their next gig!

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Lafayette's Song list

My darling Corey
Mexico one step
Mon vieux wagon
Raleigh and Spencer
Gospel plow
Been all around this world
Au chant de l’alouette
Red rocking chair
The storms are on the ocean
I went down to Georgia
J'ai été au bal
I wish my baby was born
Johnny peut pas danser
Little Sadie
Bayou noir
La danse du Mardi Gras
Cold frosty morning
Allons à Lafayette
Parlez nous à boire
Les veuves de la coulée
Train on the island
16 tons
Bury me beneath willow
Old yellow dog
‘Tit galop
Jolie Blonde
The girl I left behind me
Quelle étoile
Port Arthur Blues
Lake Arthur stomp
Old Molly Hare
Bosco stomp
J'ai vu le loup
Les haricots sont pas salés
Charlie Barnett Lowe’s tune
T'en as eu
Blue Moon/Sam’s big rooster
St James' infirmary
Shady Grove
Rain please go away
Bayou Ponpon

Lafayette's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Drinks reception5 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner5 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 1 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 1 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Very lively heart warming tunes. Our audience usually finds it difficult not to dance to them.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Many pubs and festival around Cornwall, all listed on our website.

Do you have different line-up options?

Lafayette can be booked also be booked as 3 piece band (fiddle, banjo, guitar) with a fee reduction.

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

We can be flexible and will accommodate to most needs as much as possible.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, we usually do but can change the music if required.

How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes, definitely, this is meant to be a lively set!

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

Yes, please do. We always thrive on feedback and suggestions.

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

Yes for the PA. We do not have any specific lighting as it is an informal setting.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes, we love to add songs to our set.
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Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Concert, Birthday party
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