Services From Kingsfolk
For an exciting Ceilidh experience with the full band.
Kingsfolk has been providing quality music for ceilidhs and barn dances for more than 12 years. Our typical line-up includes accordion, violin, drums and bass, and we have a busy diary of events which include weddings, birthday parties and fundraising events. The traditional folk tunes we play are described as full-on and vibrant. It is just the kind of sound to liven up a party and get people onto the dance floor.
Pete• Dec. 7, 2019
The band were brilliant and had everyone up on their feet. They were very helpful and professional. I would definitely recommend them.
Carina Edwards• April 6, 2019
"An excellent band who made our anniversary party absolutely awesome. They were very professional but also had a great sense of humour and really encouraged everyone to get into the spirit of things.
Miss HEB John• March 2, 2019
What a great night! Kingsfolk made my birthday so special. Pre-event communications with Simon were detailed timely and professional. I had a small venue and Kingsfolk were very accommodating, adapting dances and even visiting the venue beforehand to ensure smooth running on the night. On the night Simon, Jocelyn and Andy arrived early to set up their equipment and looked very smart in the Kingsfolk colours. Andy adapted the dances so well to suit the space and was able to command quite a lively crowd! Jocelyn's beautiful singing was a great addition between dances. I would highly recommend Kingsfolk. All are consummate professionals who provided high quality music and dancing so that a great night was had by all.
Eileen Cook• Feb. 29, 2020
Thank you so much for Saturday. Everyone had a fantastic time and we have had lots of comments about how much fun the Ceilidh was. Please pass our thanks onto the rest of the band." Community event at Selsdon Hall
Sam Yeates• Jan. 24, 2020
Hi Simon, It really was a brilliant night. I had so many excellent comments about the band, you really did set off the night, so thank you. I will be adding your details to our records for the night so next year’s committee can book. Thank you for sending the invoice for the car park, I have now paid this into your account. All the best and thanks again. Sam Burns Night Supper and Ceilidh for the Inner Temple Students at the Institute of Directors.
Clare Welby• Jan. 18, 2020
Good Morning Simon Once again a very big thank you to yourself and the rest of the band for another wonderful evening on Saturday. I hugely appreciate how easy you make it for me in terms of the organisation and set-up, and as always it was fab to see everyone enjoying themselves so much after all the hard work that goes in to the evening. I thought you would like to see the email below, plus of course I will send the photos over once I receive them. Best wishes Clare Ps. I’ll let you know next year’s date as soon as I have it! Burns Night supper and ceilidh at Brighton College
What are the highlights of your career?
We've done too many memorable events to pick a favourite . We enjoy meeting a wide range of people, and love seeing our friends again at return bookings.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
Our enthusiasm and flexibility!
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Parties, wedding receptions, Parents' Association events, charity fundraisers, seasonal events such as Burns Night Ceilidhs and St. Patrick's evenings, church and school social functions, and corporate events.
Who are your previous clients?
Many private parties and receptions. Examples include Children of Rwanda Charity, Scout and Guide Association, Wellington College, Brighton College, and Royal Russell School.
How can event planners pay for your services?
Payment is by BACS into an on-line bank account. (Cheques are accepted if that is preferred.) 10% deposit is required with the booking form and the remainder is required 7 days prior to the function date.
How long do you play for?
Typical events last for 3 hours. Two sets of one and a quarter hours with a 30 minute break in between for refreshments. We are flexible about timings and will always try to fit in with the requirements of the client.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
All PA equipment and lighting is provided by the band.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Public Liability Insurance, up to £5million, is provided by the Musicians Insurance Company. All the band's electrical equipment is PAT tested annually.
How much space do you require?
A stage space of 10 square metres is (i.e. 5 x 2 metres) is suitable, but we can usually adapt to the space available at the venue.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
We are happy to consider requests, provided they are in the same genre as our repertoire. We would require at least 2 weeks' notice to prepare an unknown piece.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
One break of about 30 minutes in the middle of the evening is good, but we will adapt to changing circumstances.
Our repertoire includes a wide variety of folk music.
As well as playing for dances we can also provide instrumental and vocal background music.
Examples of some of our repertoire -
Scottish: The Dashing White Sergeant, Loch Lomond
Irish: The Wild Rover, She Moved Through The Fair
American: Buffalo Girls, Turkey in the Straw
... and many more!