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ABOUT US

The Stowes are a Celtic Music trio from Cornwall, who play a powerful mix of Cornish, Irish and Scottish folk music. Armed with traditional acoustic instruments, they can deliver a driving, energetic performance whilst retaining the traditional sound and feel of folk music. With a scintillating blend of high energy folk songs, rousing sea shanties and buoyant instrumental arrangements, The Stowes can be sure to get any crowd going.

The trio of Calum, Tom and Kevin have been performing together since 2012, but it has only been in the last 3 years that the band has gained traction, with 2018 being the first year that all members have been able to commit on a full-time basis. Both Calum and Tom have served for over 10 years in the Merchant Navy and that combined with the trio growing up in the port of Padstow has shaped a sound with a strong maritime and Cornish identity.

With a full-bodied combination of Piano Accordion, Bouzouki, 5 string banjo and Stomp Box, The Stowes are on a mission to re-invent Cornish Celtic music and present it to the world.

The Stowes can be booked to perform at festivals, private functions, public events and weddings, and can also perform at your dance or Ceilidh, supplying a caller if required. Or for that authentic trad folk feel, we can be booked to play acoustically.

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We specialise in these genres:

  • Irish trad
  • Traditional folk music
  • Cornish music
  • Accordion
  • Irish /celtic music
  • Celtic
  • Folk/blues
  • Ceilidh barn dance
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We play these instruments:

  • Banjo
  • Bouzouki
  • Percussion
  • Accordion
  • Vocals
  • Guitar
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We are happy to perform at these events:

  • Wedding
  • Birthday Party
  • Social / Sports Club Event
  • Fundraiser / Charity Event
  • Venue / Pub / Club Event
  • Private Party
  • Corporate Event
  • Hotel / Restaurant Event
  • Festival
  • College / University Event
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AVAILABILITY

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Location

We are based in Padstow, United Kingdom.

Travel

Willing to travel nationwide.

Travel may increase the final quote.

PRICING OPTIONS

  • Price from £ 531
    The Stowes
    Trio

    Includes:
    • PA
    • PAT Tested
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)
    • Basic Lighting

    Additional Info:

    Standard sets are 2 x 50 minutes with a 20 minute break. Longer performances can be negotiated.

    An additional whistle player can be supplied for an additional fee.

    A ceilidh option is possible as we have our own caller to teach the dances.

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

We will require a power source for our PA and an area of approx. 4x2 metres.

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LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC

3 Set Lists

Sample Set List - Irish songs
01
Trad
Whiskey in the jar
02
Trad
Donegal Danny
03
Trad
Paddy on the Railway
04
Trad
The Wild Rover
05
Trad
I'll tell me Ma
06
Trad
The Craic was 90
07
Trad
Fields of Athenry
08
Trad
Black Velvet Band
09
Trad
Leaving of Liverpool
10
Trad
Fiddlers Green
Sample set list - Cornish Songs
01
Trad
Tin and Copper Boys
02
Harry Glasson
Harry's Song for Cornwall
03
Harry Glasson
Men of Cornwall
04
Trad
Lamorna
05
Trad
Little Eyes
06
Trad
The Fox
07
Harry Glasson
Cornwall My Home
Sample set list - Instrumental tunes
01
Masons Apron - reel
02
Fermoye Lassies - reel
03
Maid Behind the Bar - reel
04
Ship in full sail set - jigs
05
Spootiskerry - reel
06
Lilting Fisherman set - jigs
07
Father Kelly's set - reels
08
The Mountain Road - reel
09
The Cornish Express - reels
10
The Newlyn Reel

REVIEWS

2 Reviews

Booked The Stowes for a Festival
5.0  

We love you guys! Best band in all of Cornwall hands down! Thanks for coming to the Beer and Mussel's Festival!

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Booked The Stowes for a Birthday Party
5.0  

The Stowes came all the way to Birmingham from Cornwall and made a very special birthday event for my partner’s amazing Dad, THE MOST AMAZING NIGHT POSSIBLE! Thank you , we’re still playing their music now! Just fantastic, can’t wait to see them again and dance like mad!

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Summary

Overall score
5.0
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