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About Rufus Return
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Rufus Return are a Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band on the 'rock ceilidh' side of the spectrum. Line up of Guitar, Drums, Violin, Accordion & caller.
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, Traditional English folk, Irish rock, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk
Various traditional tunes from all over the world along with some original compositions. We can also throw in some Traditional Irish songs:
Tell Me Ma
Black Velvet Band
Streams of Whiskey
Dirty Old Town
Fields of Athenry
Among many, many others.
Ouch. There goes my Banjo String
Mr Kelly Welly
Don't Piss In My Pocket and Tell Me It's Raining
He Likes To Play The Drums
Sayonara Mr Craig!
The Floundering Bismark
He's Got a Vibroslap
Cumberland Square Eight
All The Rage
Banks of the Allen
Can you perform covers?
Yes we can. We are able to include a number of covers from the likes of Pogues / Dubliners etc.
Do you have different line-up options?
Our preferred line up is Accordion, Violin, Guitar, Drums & Caller but we can go out with less musicians for a cheaper price
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We are flexible and play each booking by ear to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change just let us know.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like to plug a devise in with a playlist via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we can provide this for an additional charge.
How much time do you need to set up?
We will arrive around an hour before start unless requested otherwise to set up ad sound check. As soon as the PA is set up, we can plug a devise in with your playlist or our own to help set the atmosphere and get people ready for the live usic.
Do you provide a caller?
Yes a Caller is included within our quoted fee.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
Of course you can
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA) included in your quote?
Yes we will supply PA and some lighting.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
We can if you give us enough notice.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
We're lively and really enjoy what we do and that comes across in our performance.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Lots and lots from a marquee in the garden to local pubs to village halls to festivals
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Wolfstone / Oyster Band
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Folk Festivals such as Sidmouth, Towersey, Chippenham
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Up to 1 hour||£450|
|Up to 2 hours||£550|
|Up to 3 hours||£600|
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