Ar Faoued

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Price from: £200
Pricing is dependent on distance travelled & size of band (duo, trio or 4-piece). If the venue is 25+ miles from Chesterfield, a £20 surcharge is levied The price for a trio from £250 The price for the full 4-piece band from £300 These prices assume playing for up to 90 minutes with one or two breaks

Ar Faoued is an acoustic music band (we have our own PA) featuring violin, guitar, Irish bouzouki, viola, percussion & vocals. We play a mix of original songs/tunes traditional songs/tunes & covers of songs by the likes of Paul Simon, U2, Elbow, Show of Hands, Jethro Tull, James Taylor, Damien Rice, The Waterboys & others.

We can play as a duo, a trio or a 4 piece band.

We have played at a number of festivals around Yorkshire & the East Midlands & have supported renowned stars of the folk scene, most recently Sally Barker's band & Bernard Wrigley.

4 Reviews

Vic Wood

9 Aug 2017

Great to see you guys at the Vernon, Spondon last night. Very impressed with both the songwriting and the performance.


Sarah Ratcliffe

13 Jan 2018

Was a lovely evening. Fabulous music and good banter. We really need to make more of an effort to escape the kids in the coming year. It can be my new year's resolution.


Tina Shirt - Mansfield Folk Club

29 Jan 2018

"Good crowd in last night and they weren't disappointed

Only one word describes Ar Faoued ......EXCELLENT

To encore with The Galway Farmers was PURE GENIUS"


David Bateson - Chesterfield Folk Club

13 Feb 2015

"Well-loved local musicians Paul Chisnell, Ady Hall and Rob Jourdain opened the evening with a pastoral suite of songs. They sounded both contemporary and yet channelled elements of Pentangle and other late Sixties and early Seventies sounds. The blend of gentle guitar and bouzouki and wonderfully melodic violin and viola provided the perfect setting for Paul’s beautifully warm vocals and his own rhythmic drumming.

Swallows, penned by Ady, had some gorgeous harmonies and U2’s Still Don’t Know...

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  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    Highly respected & popular acoustic band playing a mix of original, traditional & cover songs & tunes featuring guitars, violin,bouzouki, & percussion
  • What are the highlights of your career?
    Playing as support to such acts as Sally Barker, Bernard Wrigley, Vin Garbutt, Martin Eliza Carthy & playing on stage with Judy Dunlop & counting her a friend (not a Facebook one). Playing with & helping Daniel Duke get his CD produced & counting him a friend too. Supporting Enda Kenny at the Library Theatre.
  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
    A wide range of influences & good original songs
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    Folk clubs, Music festivals, weddings, celebrations (birthdays/anniversaries) pubs & small venues
  • Who are your previous clients?
    Festivals: Leeds Waterfront; Tuxford; Retford; Littleborough; Whitwell; Lichfield Festival of Folk Folk Clubs (Guests & Featured artists); Chesterfield; Mansfield; Crookes; Nether Edge; Cross Folk; Banner Cross Folk weddings - various anniversary celebrations - various
  • How can event planners pay for your services?
    cash, cheque
  • How long do you play for?
    Normally up to 90 minutes. Longer if required
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    We have our own PA which is good for an audience up to 150 people
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    We have PLI
  • How much space do you require?
    Room for up to 4 people side by side. The PA doesn't take up much space. For the full band say a space 4 metres x 3 metres
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    Let us know beforehand & we'll let you know
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    Up to you. Normally in 90 minutes we'd take 1 or 2 breaks between 15 & 30 minutes

Set List/Services

Cover songs/tunes include:

Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair, Mrs Robinson

U2 - I still haven't found what I'm looking for

Elbow - One Day like This

Show of Hands - Galway Farmer

RunRig - E...

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