Listen to a medley of our music on SoundCloud


"A Nos Lowen is a Cornish 'happy night'. A cross between a Jewish Wedding, Catalan Sardana

and a Breton Fest Noz. A bit of a hooley, lots of dancing and loads of fun"


Caracana are an uplifting Nos Lowen or Cornish Ceilidh folk band, with music deriving from their native land of Cornwall, as well as Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Sweden, Brittany, Galicia, Eastern Europe and tunes from their own compositions.


The spirit of Caracana is reflected in their name, which means ‘the love of music’ in the Cornish language. The group was first formed twenty years ago, and their heartfelt music has been enjoyed by audiences throughout Cornwall. They have also represented Cornwall at the Interceltic Lorient Festival in France and have been the support act for the much loved 60s folk group, The Incredible String Band, at The Eden Project.
Well known for playing a diverse range of folk, Caracana have become a sought after Ceilidh Band on the Cornish folk scene. Their music covers a wide range of genres and their close harmony singing is a delight to experience.
Meet Caracana!


Pema Wainwright - (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Vocals & Percussion) - As a founding member of the band, Pema brings a youthful energy with her quirky percussion and mesmerising clarinet.

Frank Pickering - (Fiddle, Guitar & Vocals) - A singer/songwriter who embraced the Cornish revival, joining Caracana when he moved to Cornwall.

Alastair Russell - (Guitar & Vocals) - With the band for over a decade, Alastair's driving rhythm is the metronome to Caracana's unique sound.

Anita Wells-Cock - (Double-Bass & Vocals) - A rare talent, performing in a number of bands throughout the county, we are lucky to have Anita on board and she is well loved by all.

Plus talented guest musicians and dancers.

Caracana love to perform for Cornish Ceilidhs (Nos Lowens), however, they are also delighted to play for weddings, parties, festivals and special events. Whether you want to get up and dance or you prefer a more intimate and personal experience, Caracana will have something for you in their diverse repertoire.



Contact Caracana today to talk about event bookings, we'd love to hear from you!


Below you will find our CDs that are currently available to purchase



Our second album

The banks of the Fowey 


Track List:


1 Blavsit - Elyn Howlek
2 Descent 
3 Nameless
4 The Mermaid
5 Merry Blacksmith - Whiskey Before Breakfast
6 Four Seasons
7 Buxus Sempervirens- Flitter Dance
8 Burning Blazing
9 O Cabalo Azul
10 The banks of the Fowey
11 Mixkovals
12 Quand Tu N'es Pas La
13 Bourrees
14 Watching the Wheat
15 Ambee Da Geets - Old Adam the Poacher - Simh'ouna


To buy 'The banks of the Fowey' please email

us with your order and address, we will then

send you a Paypal invoice.


Price: £13.50

+ Shipping & handling

(UK £4.50, EU £8.50, Outside of EU £10.50)



Also available




Now the summer is over

Track List:
1 Morvoran
2 Worse Things Happen
3 Dance of Delight/Dance of Displeasure/Dance! Dance!
4 New York Girls
5 Neidges Awarra/Cor Elow
6 Breanek/Now the summer is over/Tregeagle's Waltz


To buy 'Now the Summer is Over' please email

us with your order and address, we will then

send you a Paypal invoice.


Price: £9.50

+ Shipping & Handling

(UK £4.50, EU £8.50, Outside of EU £10.50)



Buy both CDs for only £20

+ shipping & handling

(UK £4.50, EU £8.50, Outside of EU £10.50)




Our music can also be heard on Spotify and iTunes

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