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Charmas

Celtic Band from Santa Cruz, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$350 - $2000 per event
Our 5-piece Celtic band (also available as a trio or 6-piece band) can rock your dance party, add elegance to your wedding reception, rekindle fond memories at your loved one's memorial service, or just inspire your friends to raise their pints and sing until they fall over smiling.
Charmas performs for private parties, modern dance clubs, festivals, traditional music concerts, pub and winery shows, weddings, memorial services, and charity events. The band's instrumentation includes lead and harmony vocals, fiddle, Celtic wooden flute, low whistle, pennywhistle, guitar, standup or electric bass, acoustic and electric guitar, kit drums and/or bodhran hand drum. Solo or with the band, Great Highland Bagpipes (or quieter Scottish "session" pipes) can be added to any band show (see Gigmaster listing for bagpiper Elise MacGregor Ferrell.), as well as a solo vocalist for special moments at weddings and memorial services.
Charmas' repertoire features well-loved Irish and Scottish ballads, traditional and modern comedy songs, sea chanteys, crowd-pleasing American cover songs, modern Celtic rock covers, original rock/pop/comedy songs, and mixed-style instrumental sets of our own design.
The band is reliable, professional, easy to reach by e-mail while planning your event, and usually books its gigs from 2-months up to 1-year in advance.
If you don't already see your favorite songs on our repertoire list, we are happy to take requests (please inquire for details).
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests

Celebration

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My church booked Charmas for an Irish Sing-Along evening. We found them to be absolutely professional, yet flexible enough to let our own signers come up and sing on the mics. A superb band with a great sound, very easy to work with. I'd recommend them to anyone.

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Charmas’s Response:

Thank you very much, Tom. Our success was made easier by you knowing exactly what your singers wanted to hear, and also by you giving us your list of requests nearly two months in advance. We hope your enthusiasm for singing sea chanteys will inspire you to visit the Balaclutha and Bay Area Irish song sessions... Best Wishes, Elise MacGregor Ferrell and Charmas

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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They were great! Could not have been more pleased. They were very flexible and accommodating with our activities during the party. They were able to engage with everyone and their positive energy was felt throughout the time with us. Lots of positive feedback from all of our partygoers (128!) and would use them again without hesitation. Thank you !

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Charmas’s Response:

Thank you, Sheila! Charmas had a great time with all your people. And I must say, if a third of that many enthusiastic guests come to my 90th birthday party (and I can still sing for them, to boot), I will feel as lucky as you and your "birthday boy" must be feeling.

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Saint Patrick's Day Party

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Best Irish Band ever!!!! Charmas performed at our church's St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance and they were fantastic!! They are incredibly talented and fun! They had a great selection of music and interacted with the audience and encouraged participation during the night. Elise was very communicative and helpful in planning our evening. She was pleasure to work with! I HIGHLY recommend them for any event...our guests are still raving about them! Thank you Elise and Charmas for making our night great!! Hope to see you next year!

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Charmas’s Response:

Thank you for your kind words, Andrea! It was especially fun to play for your group because so many know their Irish music and could sing along with us. (We couldn't always hear them, but we could see their lips moving :) We are looking forward to seeing you again. Warm Wishes, Charmas

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2017
Mar
18
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Castro Valley, CA
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Oct
22
Celebration
Mountain View, CA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Oct
2
Birthday Party (Adult)
Menlo Park, CA
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Aug
20
Wedding Ceremony
Capitola, CA
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Jun
26
Private Party
Santa Cruz, CA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Jun
25
Wedding Reception
Woodside, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
May
14
Birthday Party (Adult)
Woodside, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
500 Miles
The Proclaimers
ABC Chantey
trad
Abel Brown the Sailor
trad
All A Woman Needs
Mick O'Broain Charmas
And It Stoned Me
Van Morrison
Annan Waters
trad
Ballad of St. Anne's Reel
trad
Banks of the Sweet Dundee
trad
Barrett's Privateers
Stan Rogers
Be My Party Girl
Elise M Ferrell Charmas
Celtic Band
Irish Band
Classic Rock Band
Acoustic Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Show Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Charmas will also travel to Soquel, Capitola, Aptos, Scotts Valley, Felton, Mount Hermon, Ben Lomond, Brookdale, Holy City, Redwood Estates, Freedom, Los Gatos, Watsonville, Boulder Creek, Davenport, San Jose, Coyote, Saratoga, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Moss Landing, New Almaden, Castroville, Cupertino, Gilroy, Aromas, San Martin, Santa Clara, Marina, Pescadero.
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