Well known on the Cornish folk scene, the vast majority of Caracana's gigs come through word of mouth and repeat customers!
What we can offer...
A great time! Most gigs come to us through word of mouth. This is advertising you can't buy, and it's a reputation we're proud to have built up!
Music for weddings, parties, festivals and corporate gatherings. Whatever the function, contact us and we'll talk about how we can bring something special to your event.
We're an extremely professional and reliable band who take our performance very seriously, we're always punctual and will give you a stand up show from the heart!
What you will receive on the day of your event...
At least three professional musicians for an average of two hours playing time. Additional time can be arranged if necessary. We will play a set of traditional tunes from our extensive folk repertoire and will tailor the music according to your needs.
As an added bonus we bring along two experienced dancers to instruct all those wishing to learn the traditional folk dances that accompany our tunes. This is a unique opportunity to really get involved and experience the thrill of the music. Of course if you do not wish to dance, then simply enjoy the atmosphere of the performance.
You can also take us home with you. The banks of the Fowey, our second album, and Now the summer is over, our latest CD, are both available to be purchased directly from the band at every gig.
As a band, Caracana strive to make people happy, we perform for all kinds of events from weddings to Ceilidhs, Nos Lowens to festivals! We love every minute and so named our first album 'For The Love Of It'. We also have material on two compilation CDs named 'Music from a Cornish World' and 'LETS AID'.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us!
~ Testimonials ~
31st December 2019
"We had an absolute ball - thanks so much, you were marvellous!!"
"Your music was wonderful! Really uplifting, just fantastic!"
"Really nice set, you've got some lovely arrangements."
Party, St. Blazey
13th July 2019
"You were exactly what we wanted"
"Thank you all. This group was very professional but also very friendly and helpful. They provided the entertainment exactly as asked and it was enjoyed by all. The music was played at an acceptable level, not too loud or too quiet. The guiding dancers were patient with inexperienced novices and helped us to participate quite well, even the children."
Mazey Day, Penzance
29th June 2019
I just want to say a huge thank you to Caracana for helping to make the Folk Stage on Mazey Day such a success! Please pass on my thanks to everybody. Your performance was excellent and we hope you will consider doing it all again next year!
Wedding, St. Agnes
11th May 2019
"Thanks for the music, you guys are awesome!"
"We were looking for a folk band and we came across you, and we all knew that you'd be perfect!"
Mazey Day, Penzance
23rd June 2018
"I would like to say a HUGE thank you for your performance on Mazey Day! Having you there contributed to a wonderful day of music, dance and song!"
Garden Party, Wadebridge
30th May 2018
"Thanks for today, you lot are always wonderful!"
12th May 2018
"You lot were great! A real band playing real music on real instruments!"
Charity Event, Camelford
19th November 2017
"I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and the band for last night – for beautiful music and determined cheerfulness in a potentially difficult situation, and your generosity in donating Cds for the raffle tickets and so on. "
Charity Auction, Charlestown
13th November 2015
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your band once again for playing on Friday night for our charity auction. You were great. So many people have come up to tell us how much they enjoyed listening to you."
Wedding Party, Deveral
24th May 2015
"A great band makes a great party and you lot were wonderful!"
9th August 2014
"Your music was splendid and I cannot imagine a better evening."
1st August 2014
"Had a fairly good sense of you from YouTube and that, but live, you just blew us out the water! Absolutely fantastic!"
13th October 2013
"I just wanted to say thank you soooo much for playing on our wedding day, it was so fitting and so much appreciated by all ! xx We had a fantastic day, thanks once again, I couldn't have asked for better x Liz xx "
Breizh-Kernow Festival, Brandivy, France
"....the traditional tunes delighted the audience, which became so large that the chapel could not accommodate all the spectators"
'Cornwall Connected', BBC Radio Cornwall
3rd February 2013
[Caracana create] "Such interesting harmonies", Rachel Scofield
Private Party, Falmouth
4th January 2013
"Thank you for your great music at my party yesterday! We all danced our feet off :-) "
L.E.T.S. Camp, Cornwall
23rd June, 2012
“You guys were perfect - lovely and uplifting, getting more energetic and playing us nicely into our crazy evening/night shenanigans!”
Quay Fair Day, Cornwall
24th June, 2012
"Thank you SO MUCH for Caracana’s performance on Quay Fair Day; it really made the festival and I heard lots of good comments and requests for information about you"
Post CD Launch
"You do write some beautiful songs"
"What a wonderful evening on the banks of the Fowey, more please!"
Melting Pot Cafe, Cornwall
25th January, 2012
"Thank you Caracana for playing amazingly at the Melting Pot Cafe's 5th Birthday Party at the weekend, we had a hoot! I am so glad to be hearing so much of your music of late, I wish you all the best with the forthcoming album and hope it sells millions!
All the best, Brendan"