Charmas

Celtic Band from Santa Cruz, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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36 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2015
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$350 - $2000 per event
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About
Our 5-piece Celtic band (also available as a trio or 6-piece band) can rock your dance party, add elegance to your wedding reception, rekindle fond memories at your loved one's memorial service, or just inspire your friends to raise their pints and sing until they fall over smiling.
Charmas performs for private parties, modern dance clubs, festivals, traditional music concerts, pub and winery shows, weddings, memorial services, and charity events. The band's instrumentation includes lead and harmony vocals, fiddle, Celtic wooden flute, low whistle, pennywhistle, guitar, standup or electric bass, acoustic and electric guitar, kit drums and/or bodhran hand drum. Solo or with the band, Great Highland Bagpipes (or quieter Scottish "session" pipes) can be added to any band show (see Gigmaster listing for bagpiper Elise MacGregor Ferrell.), as well as a solo vocalist for special moments at weddings and memorial services.
Charmas' repertoire features well-loved Irish and Scottish ballads, traditional and modern comedy songs, sea chanteys, crowd-pleasing American cover songs, modern Celtic rock covers, original rock/pop/comedy songs, and mixed-style instrumental sets of our own design.
The band is reliable, professional, easy to reach by e-mail while planning your event, and usually books its gigs from 2-months up to 1-year in advance.
If you don't already see your favorite songs on our repertoire list, we are happy to take requests (please inquire for details).
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Birthday Party (Adult)

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The guys were great. Really loved what they did, especially the three part harmonies. We know a few of the same people, so that was a nice coincidence. Great job by Charmas - would fully recommend to anyone looking for a top notch Celtic crew. Cheers!

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Charmas’s Response:

Many thanks, Niall. The guys said they greatly enjoyed your family, and the whole evening. I will enjoy meeting in person you some day, if our paths cross again... Best Wishes, Elise and Charmas

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Corporate Function

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We hired the Charmas for a corporate function and everything went to plan, the guests enjoyed the music and they had some great songs throughout their sets. Thanks again.

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Charmas’s Response:

Thank you, Bekah, You are a great event coordinator. I hope we'll get to work with you again some time in the future, and I hope your guests will encourage lots of first-timers to fly over to Ireland and have the real experience. Best Wishes, Elise and Charmas

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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We had a birthday party at our home of about 60 people and this group made the party! All age groups attended -even my 22 year old sons (twins) thought they were awesome. Very special touch to this special event and were very easy to deal with. Follow up and talent with their music is why I gave them a 5!

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Charmas’s Response:

Thank you very much, Deanna. We enjoyed all of you, and your goofy songs! At the end, we each tried one of those chocolate covered strawberries, and wow! It's a good thing we didn't know about them sooner ;) Best Wishes from both of us, Elise and Mike

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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The Charmas were the highlight of this special birthday party. Their music, joy of playing and their willingness to have our guests join in, made my husband's 70th birthday party so much more memorable. They lay seized to our ears and captured our hearts. We hope to have them back. Lauren Doherty, Fremont, CA

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Charmas’s Response:

Thank you for your kind words, Lauren. You were a model hostess - not only exceptionally attentive to your guests (and to us!), but also able to remain completely relaxed while keeping your party right on schedule. Bob is a most lucky husband, and we'll be happy to come play for you again any time. Now, what I want to know is...when the suitor next door proposed, did she say yes?? Best Wishes, Elise

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Perfect day and the music was a big part of it.

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Charmas’s Response:

Thank you very much, Tom. It was obvious from looking at Barbara how much she appreciated the celebration you put together for her. FYI, I'm not sure where you live, but if you're local - Aaron, Phil and I are hosting a "chantey sing" at Rosie McCann's this Thursday. 7:00 arrival (I'm sure the singing will be in full swing by 7:30.) It's an acapella singalong (not a show put on by our band), and all will be welcome to lead any chantey(s) they know, and if you don't know any you'll be able to join in anyway because the songs have choruses that are easy to learn on the fly. Great fun if you want to join us... Best Wishes, Elise

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Fantastic experience. Thank you so much for accomadating our needs.

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Charmas’s Response:

Thank you very much, Keir! Please make sure your aunt sends me the recording or printed lyrics to her poem about your mom, and I will follow through with seeing if it would make a good song for our band (even maybe with her singing it, who knows?) Best Wishes, Elise and Charmas

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Private Party

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This really is a phenomenal Celtic band. They know their material well, and got SO many people to sing along with them! Such nice, polite, and professional entertainers. I would absolutely recommend them to someone else, as I'm also going to steal them away again in the future!

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Charmas’s Response:

Many thanks, Billy. We are basking in your kind words. It was a real treat for us to play and sing, not only for, but also with, people who knew so much traditional music and could enthusiastically sing along with us. We will greatly look forward to joining you again. Best Wishes, Charmas

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Great...sorry guys couldn't say Thanks earlier.... it was amazing. I contacted charms just a few days before my husbands birthday . They learned my husband's favorite songs and were awesome. It was the highlight of the party and will remember it forever. Thanks for your efforts and making our evening memorable.

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Charmas’s Response:

Many thanks, Kanupriya. You were a lovely hostess in your beautiful dress, and your husband's disbelieving expression when we appeared at the door showed that you have mastered the art of surprise! We're looking forward to seeing you again next year. Best Wishes, Charmas

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Celebration

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My church booked Charmas for an Irish Sing-Along evening. We found them to be absolutely professional, yet flexible enough to let our own signers come up and sing on the mics. A superb band with a great sound, very easy to work with. I'd recommend them to anyone.

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Charmas’s Response:

Thank you very much, Tom. Our success was made easier by you knowing exactly what your singers wanted to hear, and also by you giving us your list of requests nearly two months in advance. We hope your enthusiasm for singing sea chanteys will inspire you to visit the Balaclutha and Bay Area Irish song sessions... Best Wishes, Elise MacGregor Ferrell and Charmas

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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They were great! Could not have been more pleased. They were very flexible and accommodating with our activities during the party. They were able to engage with everyone and their positive energy was felt throughout the time with us. Lots of positive feedback from all of our partygoers (128!) and would use them again without hesitation. Thank you !

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Charmas’s Response:

Thank you, Sheila! Charmas had a great time with all your people. And I must say, if a third of that many enthusiastic guests come to my 90th birthday party (and I can still sing for them, to boot), I will feel as lucky as you and your "birthday boy" must be feeling.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
Jan
24
Corporate Function
San Jose, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Aug
1
Corporate Function
San Ramon, CA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Jul
20
Birthday Party (Adult)
Monterey, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Mar
15
Community Event
Monterey, CA
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Mar
14
Corporate Function
San Francisco, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jan
13
Birthday Party (Adult)
Stanford, CA
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2018
Nov
15
Corporate Function
San Jose, CA
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Sep
22
Birthday Party (Adult)
Los Gatos, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Sep
15
Birthday Party (Adult)
Boulder Creek, CA
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Sep
7
Memorial Service
Alamo, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Jun
9
Graduation Party
San Jose, CA
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Jun
2
Community Event
San Jose, CA
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
2018
Mar
18
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Castro Valley, CA
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
AM JAZZ Autumn Leaves
jazz standard
AM JAZZ They Can't Take That Away From Me
Frank Sinatra
AM ROCK (SKA) The Bolshevik Song
Mick O'Broain Charmas
AM ROCK Best Friend's Girl
The Cars
AM ROCK Big Jilm
Ween
AM ROCK Birthday Song
The Beatles
AM ROCK Business Time
Flight of the Conchords
AM ROCK California King
Elise MacGregor Ferrell Charmas
AM ROCK Chain of Fools
Aretha Franklin
AM ROCK Crazy
Cee Lo Green
AM ROCK Dancin Fool
Frank Zappa
AM ROCK Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
Rod Stewart
AM ROCK Firefly
Riz Amanuddin Charmas
AM ROCK Franklin's Tower
The Grateful Dead
AM ROCK Galway to Graceland
Richard Thompson
AM ROCK Girl from the North Country
Bob Dylan
AM ROCK Gut Feeling
Devo
AM ROCK I Saw Her Standing There
The Beatles
AM ROCK I Scare Myself
Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks
AM ROCK La Bamba
Richie Valens
AM ROCK Little By Little
BB King
AM ROCK Lovesong
The Cure
AM ROCK Lovestruck
Riz Amanuddin Charmas
AM ROCK Man Smart Woman Smarter
Harry Belafonte
AM ROCK Mercury Rising
Riz Amanuddin Charmas
AM ROCK My Girl
Smokey Robinson
AM ROCK Norwegian Wood
The Beatles
AM ROCK Ocean Sky Dreaming
Riz Amanuddin Charmas
AM ROCK Peaceful Easy Feeling
The Eagles
AM ROCK Poor Ditching Boy
Richard Thompson
AM ROCK Salt of the Earth
Keith Richards
AM ROCK Secret Agent Man
Johnny Rivers
AM ROCK Sex Machine
James Brown
AM ROCK Shama Lama Ding Dong
Mark Davis (Otis Day and the Nights)
AM ROCK Ship of Fools
The Grateful Dead
AM ROCK Short Skirt Long Jacket
Cake
AM ROCK Simple Man
Lynard Skynard
AM ROCK Something for the Ladies
Flight of the Conchords
AM ROCK Sugar Sugar
The Archies
AM ROCK Surf Set
Dick Dale, Ventures, Chantays, Surfaris
AM ROCK Tequila
Daniel Flores
AM ROCK The Young Ones
Cliff Richard
AM ROCK The Distance
Cake
AM ROCK Under the Boardwalk
The Drifters
AM ROCK Vincent Black Lightning
Richard Thompson
AM ROCK Wind Beneath My Wings
Bette Midler
AM ROCK You Wreck Me
Tom Petty
AM/CELT ROCK And It Stoned Me
Van Morrison
AM/CELT ROCK Be My Party Girl
Elise M Ferrell Charmas
AM/CELT ROCK Brains Skull Attack
Jim Powell Charmas
AM/CELT ROCK Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
AM/CELT ROCK Come On Eileen
Dexys Midnight Runners
AM/CELT ROCK Fisherman's Blues
The Waterboys
AM/CELT ROCK Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
Van Morrison
AM/CELT ROCK Into the Mystic
Van Morrison
AM/CELT ROCK Moondance
Van Morrison
AM/CELT ROCK The Garland
Elise M Ferrell Charmas
AM/CELT ROCK Then I Met You
The Proclaimers
AM/CELT ROCK Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
AM/CELT ROCK Wild Night
Van Morrison
CELTIC ROCK 500 Miles
The Proclaimers
CELTIC ROCK Gallant Poacher
John Doyle
CELTIC ROCK If I Should Fall From the Grace of God
The Pogues
CELTIC ROCK The Sickbed of Chuchulainn
The Pogues
COUNTRY She Thinks I Still Care
George Jones
FOLK ROCK Canol Road
Stan Rogers
FOLK ROCK The Widowmaker
The Navigators
FOLK ROCK Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Gordon Lightfoot
IRISH Black Velvet Band
trad
IRISH Bloody Well Dead
trad
IRISH Danny Boy
trad
IRISH Dirty Old Town
trad
IRISH Dublin in the Rare Old Times
IRISH Fiddler's Green
IRISH Fields of Athenrye
IRISH Finnegan's Wake
trad
IRISH Four Green Fields
trad
IRISH Galway Bay
Arthur Colohan
IRISH Gentlemen Soldier
trad
IRISH Green Grow The Rushes O'
traditional
IRISH Holy Ground
trad
IRISH Leavin' of Liverpool
trad
IRISH Little Beggarman (Red Haired Boy)
trad
IRISH Mickey Dam
IRISH Molly Malone
IRISH Nancy Whiskey
traditional
IRISH Newry Highwayman
Solas
IRISH Old Woman of Wexford
traditional
IRISH Paddy in the Barrel (The Sick Note)
IRISH Rocky Road to Dublin
trad
IRISH Roddy McCorley
trad
IRISH Seven Drunken Nights
trad
IRISH Smuggle the Tin
trad
IRISH Spancill Hill
trad
IRISH Star of the County Down
trad
IRISH Step It Out Mary
IRISH Tell Me Ma
trad
IRISH The Auld Triangle
trad
IRISH The Irish Rover
trad
IRISH Tunnel Tigers
IRISH Turalu Ralual
IRISH When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
IRISH Whiskey in the Jar
trad
IRISH Wild Colonial Boy
IRISH Wild Rover
trad
SCOTTISH Annan Waters
trad
SCOTTISH Bedlam Boys
trad
SCOTTISH Green Grow the Rushes O'
trad/Robert Burns
SCOTTISH Highland Games
Elise M Ferrell Charmas
SCOTTISH Mingulay Boat Song
trad
SCOTTISH Raglan Road (Dawning of the Day)
SCOTTISH The Ploughman
trad
SCOTTISH Willie's Gone Awa
trad
VAR FOLK ABC Chantey
trad
VAR FOLK Ballad of St. Anne's Reel
trad
VAR FOLK Barrett's Privateers
Stan Rogers
VAR FOLK Blow the Man Down
trad
VAR FOLK Bully In the Alley
trad
VAR FOLK Captain Kidd
VAR FOLK Crossing the Bar
COUNTRY Don't Pet the Dog
VAR FOLK Fairytale of New York
The Pogues
VAR FOLK Fathom the Bowl
trad
VAR FOLK Foggy Dew
VAR FOLK How Long Will I Love You?
VAR FOLK I Can Hew
trad
VAR FOLK I Wandered By A Brookside
VAR FOLK I Wish My Love Was a Red Red Rose
trad
VAR FOLK Isle Au Haut
Gordon Bok
VAR FOLK Jock Stuart
Archie Fisher
VAR FOLK Jolly Roving Tar
trad
VAR FOLK Last Rose of Summer
VAR FOLK Lukey's Boat Song
trad
VAR FOLK Mary Ellen Carter
Stan Rogers
VAR FOLK Mount and Go
trad
VAR FOLK My Brother Sylvest
VAR FOLK Once I Loved
trad
VAR FOLK Roll the Woodpile Down
trad
VAR FOLK Sasha
traditional
VAR FOLK South Australia
traditional
VAR FOLK Spanish Ladies
trad
VAR FOLK Sugar in the Hold
trad
VAR FOLK The Dreaming Tree
Elise M Ferrell Charmas
VAR FOLK The Golden Vanity
traditional
VAR FOLK The Lily
trad
VAR FOLK The Main Royal Yard
trad
VAR FOLK The Mermaid
traditional
VAR FOLK The Parting Glass
trad
VAR FOLK Two Magicians
trad
VAR FOLK What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor?
trad
VAR FOLK Whiskey and Beer
VAR FOLK Whiskey Before Breakfast
trad
VAR FOLK Who's the Fool Now?
VAR FOLK Yangtze River
trad
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Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Charmas will also travel to Soquel, Capitola, Aptos, Scotts Valley, Felton, Mount Hermon, Ben Lomond, Brookdale, Holy City, Redwood Estates, Freedom, Los Gatos, Watsonville, Boulder Creek, Davenport, San Jose, Coyote, Saratoga, Campbell, Morgan Hill, Moss Landing, New Almaden, Castroville, Cupertino, Gilroy, Aromas, San Martin, Santa Clara, Marina, Pescadero.
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