The Stowes

Padstow, Cornwall
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The Stowes are a Celtic Music duo from Cornwall, who play a powerful mix of Cornish, Irish and Scottish folk music. Armed with traditional acoustic instruments, they can deliver a driving, energetic performance whilst retaining the traditional sound and feel of folk music. With a scintillating blend of high energy folk songs, rousing sea shanties and buoyant instrumental arrangements, The Stowes can be sure to get any crowd going.

The duo of Tom and Kevin have been performing together since 2012, but it has only been in the last 3 years that the band has gained traction, with 2018 being the first year that both members have been able to commit on a full-time basis. Tom served for over 10 years in the Merchant Navy and that combined with the duo growing up in the port of Padstow has shaped a sound with a strong maritime and Cornish identity.

With a full-bodied combination of Piano Accordion, Bouzouki, 5 string banjo and Stomp Box, The Stowes are on a mission to re-invent Cornish Celtic music and present it to the world.

The Stowes can be booked to perform at festivals, private functions, public performances and weddings, and can also perform at your dance or Ceilidh, supplying a caller if required. Or for that authentic trad folk feel, we can be booked to play acoustically.

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Foot Stomping Celtic Music Duo

A slim-lined version of the popular folk band The Stowes. Providing the same foot-stomping traditional music but in a more mellow setting. Instruments include Piano Accordion, Bouzouki, Stomp Box and vocals. Full Bose PA system and lighting if required. Full PL insurance. Standard set lengths are 2 sets of approx 50 minutes.
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Foot Stomping Celtic Music With 3 Piece Folk Band

Foot stomping Celtic music to sing and dance your troubles away to! An eclectic mix of traditional songs, instrumental tunes and originals perfect for all occasions, performed by an easy-going but highly experienced set of musicians. Music specialities include Cornish and Irish music. The instrument line up consists of Piano Accordion, Bouzouki, Banjo, Stomp Box and Vocals. Standard set lengths are 2 sets of approx 50 minutes. Full Bose sound system and lights if required. Full PL insurance and PAT tested equipment. Don't settle for an evening of standard pop covers but instead blow your friends, family and clients away with some foot-stomping folk!
From: £450 per event


  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:

    Foot Stomping Celtic Music

  • What are the highlights of your career?

    Representing Cornwall at the Maine Celtic Festival in the US.

  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?

    We are able to reinvent Cornish and Traditional Music and present it in the mainstream.

  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    Festivals, Birthdays, Weddings, Corporate events and Cultural events.

  • Who are your previous clients?

    Bcause, RNLI, Numerous hotels and festivals

  • How can event planners pay for your services?

    By Cash, Cheque or Bank Transfer

  • How long do you play for?

    2 x 50 minute sets are standard

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?


  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?


  • How much space do you require?

    Approx. 4 x 2 metres.

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    We do our best to accommodate requests however not everything is possible on our selection of instruments.

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    Standard is 1 break of 20 minutes.

  • Do you provide a ceilidh option?

    Yes, we have our own dedicated caller who comes with to teach the ceilidh dances.

Set List/Services

Whiskey in the Jar
Dirty Old Town
I’ll tell me Ma
The Craic was 90
The Wild Rover
When the Boys come Rolling Home
Fiddlers Green
The Fox
Leaving of Liverpool
Farewell to Carlingford
The Night Visiting Song
The Mary Ellen Carter
The Holy Ground
Home Boys Home
Star of the County Down
The Irish Rover
St Brendan’s fair Ilse
The Spanish Lady
Molly Malone
Donegal Danny
Seven Drunken Nights
Rare old Mountain Dew
Johnny Miner
The Mermaid
Sloop John B
South Australia
Strike the Bell
Galway Girl
All for me Grog
Go to Sea No More
The Net Hauling Song
A Roving
Paddy on the Railway
Black Velvet Band
Harry’s song for Cornwall
Tin and Copper Boys
Little Eyes
The Bold Grenadier
Folsom Prison Blues
Country Roads
Cornwall My Home
Building up and Tearing England Down
Rambling Rover

The Ship in full Sail
Bohola Jig
Irishmans’ heart to the Ladies
Fermoye Lassies
Ms Monaghan’s
The Main Behind the Bar
Father Kelly’s
Reconciliation reel
Jackie Colemans’
The Lilting Fisherman
Brian O’lynn’s
Jimmy Wards’ Jig
Peter Streete’s
The Masons’ Apron
The Sally Gardens
Cooley’s reel
St Anne’s Reel
Men of the West
Paddy’s return
The Cornish Express
The Newlyn Reel
Strike the Gay Harp
Merrily Kiss the Quaker
Lark in the Morning
Out on the Ocean
Father O’Flynn’s