for some unusual roots music for your party? We can provide a
We can provide background music, music for your ceremony (including processional and recessional) and of course music for your reception. Please feel free to E-mail us or phone us at 510-848-5018 with any questions you may have. Below are a few samples of ceremony music we can provide. We are also open to learning special requests for wedding ceremonies.
This beautiful love song is one we have performed at many weddings.
Inspired by a folk tune from Finland. Here it is played on two guitars; we can also play it using violin and guitar.
We often play the Reel De Courville as a recessional, because it is such a lively, happy tune with roots from Ireland, Scotland, France, Louisiana, the Appalachians and Canada.
Liven up your party by filling up the dance floor! We specialize in acoustic grassroots dance music: Cajun-Zydeco, jug band blues, Fiddle and banjo music with a caller who can teach all the dances (even to completely non-experienced dancers, including children), Jewish folk dances for your wedding or bar/bat mitzvah. Guests of all ages love to dance and it is a wonderful way to bring together the generations.
Cajun and Zydeco, Bluegrass and old-time mountain music, rhythm and blues, 1920's hillbilly ragtime, Klezmer, Country and Folk music, Irish jigs & reels. We can create a custom mix especially for your event. If you would like us to include repertoire that reflects your family's ethnic heritage, please inquire; we play tunes that come from many traditions: Greek, Mexican, Hawaiian, Italian, Puerto Rican, etc. We can provide a sound system; but we also specialize in playing acoustic music without any sound system, perfect for situations where amplified music is not permitted, or where there is no electricity available.
1. Date and approximate time of your event
2. Type of event. Is it a party, a corporate event, a wedding, birthday celebration , graduation, bar/bas mitzvah, or something else?
3. What is the location of the event? Indoors or outdoors? Private residence or rented hall? Is amplified sound permitted?
4. How many people will be attending?
5. What is the entertainment budget?
6. What style of music are you interested in? (we can't guarantee that we can combine everything into one package, but we'll try!!) Choose from Cajun-Zydeco, Bluegrass/oldtime country, hillbilly jazz, other folk music (Irish, folk, blues, etc), Klezmer, or something else (it never hurts to ask!)
7. Would you like dance music for your event, or background music, or both?
From Gitty and David:
From Laura and Craig :
We want to thank you for a wonderful celebration you helped to create last month in Palo Alto. Our friends and families were delighted to dance to and hear your lively and invigorating music. And it meant so much to us to have "California Stars" as our first dance and to share it with everyone. We will never forget that moment...thanks for creating it, and for your incredible and patient flexibility, up to and including the day of the wedding!
From Sarah and Ole:
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