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Fiddle player with ‘Ceilidh's Comet’ Barn Dance Band & also 'FiddleBack' Folk/Pop Duo/Trio
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Samantha Jane, Plays with Ceilidhs Comet Barn Dance Band, and as a regular gigging duo with Ollie Back as FiddleBack She teaches violin from her home in Somerset. Occasional gigs with Keith Ovenden and Mustang Sally. She toured for four years with UK FolkRockRoots band State of Undress and has performed gigs with The Desi Friel Band (incl Stu Pickering & Maartin Allcock - Fairport/Tull/Bad Shepherds); also Findhorn's very magical songwriter & harpist Iona Leigh; as part of a horse-drawn traveling stage with Showman Dave Sanger and Morag of the Marsh ~ folk singer & storyteller extraordinaire. First playing country style with Somerset's Gareth Austin; and touring a summer of cowgirl jazz with The Senile Delinquents. Touring and recording original songs with Wayne Whitedog. Sam has also appeared on stage with The Magic Brothers (Daevid Allen -Gong, Mark Robson -Kangaroo Moon, Graham Clark -Gong) and Boo Hewerdine.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk, Folk rock, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Christmas, Easy listening, Light music
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Popular Songs with the duo and some folk -
Babylon – David Gray
Bongo Bong – Manu Chow
Run – Snow Patrol
Free Falling – Tom Petty
Tell My Ma – Trad
Cooley Reel/Drowsey Maggie - Fiddle Tunes
Good People – Jack Johnson
Raggle Taggle Gypsy – Trad
New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N' Roses
After the Battle of Aughrim - Fiddle Tune
Candy - Paolo Nutini
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
One Love – Bob Marley
Winter Winds - Mumford & Son
Nightswimming - REM
Chemical Workers Song - Ron Angel
Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
Half A World Away – Oasis
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley/Ray Lamontagne
Don’t Think Twice - Bob Dylan
Wagon Wheel – Old Crow Medicine Show
The Butterfly - Fiddle Tune
The Fisherman Blues – The Waterboys
This Is The Life – Amy Macdonald
Jolene – Dolly Parton
King Of The Fairies - Fiddle Tune
House Of The Rising Sun – The Animals
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Banish Misfortune/Blarney Pilgrim - Fiddle Tunes
House Carpenter – Trad
The Islands – Fairport Convention
Beautiful Day – Levellers
Masters of War - Bob Dylan
One Day Like This - Elbow


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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£450


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Blake S, 2 years ago

With a name like Fiddleback, you might be able to tell that they provide a healthy balance of folk and rock covers played to their own arrangement.... ....I can confirm this to be true, and they do it with such a great amount of vallour and harmonious content. ❤️💚 After playing over 50 shows last year, they are well versed in providing top notch entertainment for a whole evening...wherever, and whenever. Go see them play, or in fact even better....BOOK THEM! Totes amaze!

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Nick D, 2 years ago

A great live act with a repertoire of well known covers. My wife and I had a fantastic time when we saw them. Highly recommended, book them!

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