Cormorant's Fancy

Celtic Band from Baltimore, MD - Will travel up to 425 miles
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Venues and reviewers call Cormorant's Fancy "spellbinding," "with a knack for gorgeous arrangements." We play Harrisburg, Gettysburg, Lancaster, Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburgh and more, to 425 miles, festivals to fairs, weddings to workshops, parlors to pubs, schools to retirement villages, eateries to estates, museums to jams, corporate events to keynotes, worship to wakes.

What will you find at a Cormorant's Fancy show?
You'll enjoy lots of clapping, toe-tapping and singing along.
You'll laugh out loud, and perhaps feel a tear in your eye.
You won't be surprised at spontaneous dancing in open spaces.
You'll feel the audience hang on every word of an unaccompanied ballad and hear them cheer for a rousing anthem.
You'll smile at children and the young-a-heart invited to join the band as guest percussionists on a set of jigs and reels.
You'll see Meg transformed from a lovelorn lass, to an Irish patriot in high fervor, to a grief-stricken sweetheart, and back.
You'll simply have a fantastic time!

Our range from tenderly passionate love songs to growling soul-stirrers, and from captivating a cappella to swirling instrumentals, propels audiences into the living Celtic tradition. Our compelling cross-generational lineup unites past, present and future, so that when we stir the crowd from the festival stage, grace a wedding, lead the pub in song, accompany dancers, present at school, or fascinate with a keynote, our music rings true. We've been called the “most energetic” Celtic band, yet we do it with finesse!

Cormorant's Fancy tailors every show to its venue, such as high-energy St. Paddy's parties, other all-Irish celebrations, authentic all-Scottish programs and Burns Suppers, fun sing-alongs, romantic wedding sets, lively tunes for dancers and ceilidhs, laid-back restaurant sets, pumped-up pub shows, engaging school and children's presentations, lovely Celtic Christmas programs, happy New Year's events (Hogmany), and Celtic worship services! Add to this endless combinations of the band's styles. We have a full array of workshops too, presented in engaging and supportive styles. We're generous and encouraging teachers. Authenticity and originality are perfect partners in everything we do!

Because our band members have many talents besides spritely and gorgeous Celtic music, Cormorant's Fancy with our sister band, Dearest Home, offer many options to make your wedding as unique as you are, including these services, styles and themes:
Organist/Pianist
Violinist/Fiddler
Soprano Soloist
Alto Soloist
Irish, Scottish, and/or other Celtic music
Old Timey, Appalachian, and/or Civil War Era music
Classical music
Sacred music
Clergy Officiant
Ceremony Planning
Themed Weddings include, Celtic Theme, Civil War Era Theme (in period costume), Classic Theme, Eclectic Theme, and more!

We truly love it when our audiences sing along, clap along, and dance along! That's why you'll recognize familiar chorus songs and the infectious beats of jigs and reels. And that's why we provide sing-along sheets, and even rhythm instruments so that the young and young-at-heart join in on percussion.

At the same time, we absolutely love the depth and breadth of Irish, Scottish, and all Celtic traditional music! We constantly search for the very best songs and tunes, music we know you will love! Only the rare band matches our vocal capabilities or spirited and nuanced playing! Every member of Cormorant's Fancy is a singer and a multi-instrumentalist! Each brings creativity that gives us "a knack for gorgeous arrangements." We're much more than just the typical Irish band.

We get to know our venues to present shows and/or workshops that perfectly fit their needs. We delight in working with all ages, and comfortable in many settings!

Celtic music is in our blood, our heritage in Ireland's County Down, Clan Donald of the Scottish Isles, Wales, Cornwall, and Celtic Canada. We love to visit our ancestral homes!

Since our 2003 beginning, Cormorant's Fancy has performed for concert series, festivals, historical events, libraries, park events, coffee houses, weddings, banquets, workshop events, private parties, and worship services. We're Music, Gettysburg! concert series favorites! Festivals include Heart of the Arts Festival, Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, and Adams County Irish Festival. We entertain for yearly Burns events. Margaret, Stephen and Beth recently played at festivals in Scotland and England. We're the house band at the Historic Fairfield Inn, and frequent performers at Fitzgerald's Shamrock Restaurant.

The Great Cormorant is a black fishing bird native to Ireland and Great Britain. "Cormorant's Fancy" reflects how the bird's name might entitle one of Chuck's fiddle tunes.

Cormorant's Fancy: brazenly trad
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We hired Cormorant's Fancy for our family reunion and listened their CD before hiring them. They were excellent! The live performance was every bit as good as the CD! The 5 musicians were very professional and came in early to setup and made sure the sound levels were perfect. Our family enjoyed the sing along sheets and some of our guests were inspired to dance! We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and highly recommend them!

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Cormorant's Fancy’s Response:

Thank you very much for hiring Cormorant's Fancy. It was a privilege to work with you. And thank you very much for reviewing us. Your reunion was a wonderful occasion and we are glad you included us in it! We hope that our paths cross again! Beth Folkemer Cormorant's Fancy

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2017
Aug
26
Family Reunion
Farmington, PA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Sep
2
Wedding-Private Event
Huntingdon, PA
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Sep
2
Wedding, Private Event
Huntingdon, PA
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Oct
8
Wedding, Private Event
Gettysburg, PA
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Nov
11
Civil War Conference, private event, with Dearest Home
Shepherdstown, WV
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Dec
1
Hauser Estate Winery Store
Gettysburg, PA
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Aug
6
Music, Gettysburg!
Gettysburg, PA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Jul
15
Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital
Gettysburg, PA
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Jul
4
4th of July Blast
York, PA
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2017
Jun
28
Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital
Gettysburg, PA
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Jun
28
Songs and Stories of a Civil War Hospital
Gettysburg, PA
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Jun
24
Family Reunion
Arlington, VA
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
P Stands for Paddy/Julia Delaney
traditional Irish
Follow Me Up to Carlow
traditional Irish
The Greenwood Laddie
tradtional Irish
The Star of the County Down
traditional Irish
My Luve Is Like a Red Red Rose
traditional Scottish (Robert Burns)
The Wild Rover
traditional Irish
Do You Love an Apple
traditional Irish
A Nation Once Again
traditional Irish
Paddy Lay Back
traditional Sea Chantey
The Irish Rover
The Irish Rovers
Celtic Band
Irish Band
Acoustic Band
Concert Band
World Music Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
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
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Please note Cormorant's Fancy will also travel to Glen Burnie, Linthicum Heights, Riderwood, Towson, Brooklandville, Elkridge, Hanover, Chase, Ellicott City, Fort Howard, Garrison, Harmans, Lutherville Timonium, Stevenson, Glen Arm, Pasadena, Perry Hall, Randallstown, Severn, Cockeysville Hunt Valley, Columbia, Long Green, White Marsh, Fort George G Meade, Jessup, Millersville, Owings Mills, Woodstock, Annapolis Junction, Phoenix.
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