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Cormorant's Fancy - Voted in Top 20 Celtic Bands

Celtic Band from York, PA - Will travel up to 225 miles
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Cormorant's Fancy voted in top 20 Celtic bands of 2017, international Irish and Celtic Music Podcast! Venues and reviewers call Cormorant's Fancy "spellbinding," "with a knack for gorgeous arrangements." From tenderly passionate love songs to growling soul-rousers, and from captivating a cappella to swirling instrumentals, the band propels audiences into the living Celtic tradition. Our compelling cross-generational lineup unites past, present, and future, so that when we stir the crowd from the festival stage, grace a wedding, lead the pub in song, accompanying dancers, present at school, or fascinate with a keynote, our music rings true. We've been called the “most energetic” Celtic band, yet we do it with finesse!

We play Harrisburg, Gettysburg, York, Lancaster, Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburgh, NY, VA, WV, OH, and more, to 350 miles, festivals to fairs, weddings to workshops, parlors to pubs, schools to retirement villages, eateries to estates, museums to jams, corporate events to keynotes, worship to wakes. We absolutely love the depth and breadth of Irish, Scottish, and all Celtic traditional music! We constantly search for the very best songs and tunes, the music we know you will love! Only the rare band matches our vocal capabilities or spirited and nuanced playing! Every member of Cormorant's Fancy is a singer and a multi-instrumentalist! Each brings creativity that gives us "a knack for gorgeous arrangements." We're much more than just the typical Irish band.

What will you find at a Cormorant's Fancy show?
You'll enjoy lots of clapping, toe-tapping and singing along.
You'll laugh out loud, and perhaps feel a tear in your eye.
You won't be surprised at spontaneous dancing in open spaces.
You'll feel the audience hang on every word of an unaccompanied ballad and hear them cheer for a rousing anthem.
You'll smile at children and the young-at-heart join the band as guest percussionists
You'll see Meg transformed from a lovelorn lass to an Irish patriot in high fervor, to a grief-stricken sweetheart, and back.
You'll simply have a fantastic time!

Cormorant's Fancy tailors every show to its venue, such as high-energy St. Paddy's parties, other all-Irish celebrations, authentic all-Scottish shows and Burns Suppers, fun sing-alongs, lovely wedding sets, lively tunes for dancers and ceilidhs, laid-back restaurant sets, pumped-up pub shows, engaging school and children's presentations, gorgeous Celtic Christmas programs, happy New Year's events (Hogmanay), and Celtic worship services! Add endless combinations of the band's styles! Engaging and supportive teachers, we present a full array of workshops too. Authenticity and originality are perfect partners in everything we do!

Because our band members have many talents besides playing Celtic music, Cormorant's Fancy, along with our sister band, Dearest Home, offers many options to make your wedding as unique as you are, including these services, styles, and themes:
Organist/Pianist
Violinist/Fiddler
Soprano Soloist
Alto Soloist
Irish, Scottish, and/or other Celtic music
Old Timey, Appalachian, and/or Civil War Era music
Classical music
Sacred music
Clergy Officiant
Ceremony Planning
Themed Weddings include Celtic (Irish, Scottish), Civil War Era (in period costume), Classic, Eclectic, and more!

We truly love it when our audiences sing along, clap along, and dance along! That's why you'll recognize familiar chorus songs and the infectious beats of jigs and reels. And that's why we provide sing-along sheets, and even rhythm instruments so that the young and young-at-heart join in on percussion.

We get to know our venues to present shows and/or workshops that perfectly fit their needs. We delight in working with all ages and are comfortable in many settings!

Celtic music is in our blood, our heritage in Ireland's County Down, Clan Donald of the Scottish Isles, Wales, Cornwall, and Celtic Canada. We love to visit our ancestral homes!

Since our 2003 beginning, Cormorant's Fancy has performed for concert series, festivals, historical events, libraries, park events, coffee houses, weddings, banquets, workshop events, private parties, and worship services. We're Music, Gettysburg! concert series favorites! Festivals include Heart of the Arts Festival, Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, and Adams County Irish Festival. We entertain for yearly Burns events. Margaret, Stephen, and Beth recently played at festivals in Scotland and England. We're the Historic Fairfield Inn's house band and frequent performers at Fitzgerald's Shamrock Restaurant.

The Great Cormorant is a black fishing bird native to Ireland and Great Britain. "Cormorant's Fancy" reflects how its name might entitle one of Ryan's fiddle tunes.

Cormorant's Fancy: brazenly trad
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They were absolutely wonderful! We had a great private party at our home and the music was absolutely perfect. We look forward to hiring them again!

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Cormorants Fancy were amazing. They are so talented and really made the party great. They accommodated every request and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. They are really great

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Cormorant's Fancy - Voted in Top 20 Celtic Bands’s Response:

Thank you, Sean, for your review and kind words! We very much enjoyed playing for your wife’s party and getting to meet your family and friends! We had a great time at the Dubliner! Thank you for booking us!

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Cormorant's Fancy - Voted in Top 20 Celtic Bands’s Response:

Dear Stephen, It was our pleasure to play for the wonderful staff and clientele at Aronimink Golf Club! Thank you for your hospitality. We especially enjoyed it when club members sang and danced along. We look forward to performing for you again! Please let us know when you are working on plans for your next Irish celebration. Thanks again. Warm regards, Beth Cormorant's Fancy

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2020
Jul
4
Jacobus 4th of July Blast
Jacobus, PA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2020
Aug
23
Music, Gettysburg!
Gettysburg, PA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2020
Jun
20
Rocky gap State Park
Flintstone, MD
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2020
Jun
20
Rocky gap State Park
Flintstone, MD
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2020
May
23
Battlefield Bed and Breakfast
Gettysburg, PA
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2020
Mar
28
Homewood Frederick
Frederick, MD
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2020
Mar
27
Knob Hall Winery
Gettysburg, PA
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2020
Mar
17
Radisson Conference Center
Camp Hill, PA
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2020
Mar
15
Community Event
Avondale, PA
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2020
Mar
14
Aronomink Golf Club
Newtown Square, PA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2020
Mar
14
Celebration
Havertown, PA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Mar
13
Market Cross Pub and Brewery
Carlisle, PA
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
2020
Mar
8
Union Lutheran Church
York, PA
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2020
Mar
7
Thaddeus Stevens Society
Gettysburg, PA
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The High Road to Linton
Traditional Scottish Reel
The Auld Man's Mare's Deid
Traditional Scottish strathspey
The Boyne Water
Traditional Irish-American reel
Black Velvet Band
Traditional Irish song
The Auld Brig O' Ayr
Traditional Scottish strathspey
The New Brig O' Ayr
Traditional Scottish ree.
Whiskey in the Jar
Irish song
The Breakdown
Traditional Scottish reel
The Irish Rover
The Irish Rovers
All That Is
Garnet Rogers
P Stands for Paddy/Julia Delaney
traditional Irish song and reel
Follow Me Up to Carlow
traditional Irish
The Greenwood Laddie
tradtional Irish
The Star of the County Down
traditional Irish
My Luve Is Like a Red Red Rose
traditional Scottish (Robert Burns)
The Wild Rover
traditional Irish song
Do You Love an Apple
traditional Irish
A Nation Once Again
traditional Irish
Paddy Lay Back
traditional Sea Chantey
A Man's a Man for A' That
traditional Scottish (Robert Burns)
The Black Velvet Band
traditional Irish
The Braes O' Killiecrankie
traditional Scottish (Robert Burns)
Inis Oirr
Thomas Walsh
Red Is the Rose
traditional Irish
The Musical Priest
traditional Irish reel
Down By the Salley Gardens
traditional Irish
Arthur McBride
traditional Irish
The Light Dragoon
traditional Scottish
O Danny Boy
traditional Irish
Calton Weaver (Nancy Whisky)
traditional Scottish
Malcolm Ferguson
traditional Scottish air
I Am a Maid that Sleeps in Love
traditional Irish
Morrison's Jig
traditional Irish
The Birken Tree/Highland Boat Song
traditional Scottish
Give Me Your Hand
traditional Irish
Arran Boat Song
traditional Scottish
Off to California
traditional Irish hornpipe
The Rights of Man
traditional Irish hornpipe
Haste to the Wedding
traditional Scottish
My Home
traditional Scottish waltz
South Wind
traditional Irish waltz
The Rakes of Kildare
traditional Irish reel
Drowsy Maggie
traditional Irish reel
Munster Buttermilk
traditional Irish jig
Sí Beag Sí Mhór
traditional Irish (Turloch O' Carolan)
Siúil a Rún
traditional Irish
Man of the House
traditional Irish reel
The Angus Reel
traditional Scottish reel
Killarney Boys of Pleasure
traditional Irish reel
The Flowers of Edinburgh
traditional Scottish/Irish country dance and reel
The Gift of Love
traditional British Isles tune
The Kesh Jig
traditional Irish
Merrily Kissed the Quaker
traditional Irish jig
Ye Jacobites By Name
traditional Scottish (Robert Burns)
The Ash Grove
traditional Welsh Song (and hymn)
Who'll Be King but Charlie
traditional Scottish
Bank of Turf
traditional Irish jig
Mug of Brown Ale
traditional Irish jig
The White Cockade
traditional Scots measure
The Banks O' Doon (Ye Banks and Braes)
traditional Scottish (Robert Burns)
Fanny Poer
traditional Irish air (Turloch O'Carolan)
Scotland the Brave
traditional Scottish march
The Rich Lady of Belfast
traditional Irish-American
The Bonny Wee Window
traditional Scottish-American
The Atholl Highlanders
traditional Scottish march
Song of the Books
traditional Irish air
J. F. MacKenzie
traditional Scottish Strathspey
The New Brig O' Ayr
traditional Scottish reel
Bonnie Laddie Ye Gang By Me
traditional Scottish
Slane
traditional Irish air (and hymn Be Thou My Vision)
Drive Dull Care Away
traditional Canadian Maritimes
New Year's Day
traditional Scottish jig
Christmas Eve
traditional Irish reel
The Wren's Polka
traditional Irish polka
The Wren's Nest
traditional Irish jig
Da Cauld Nights O' Winter
traditional Scottish reel
Love Came Down at Christmas
traditional Irish carol
Child In the Manger (Bunessan
traditional Scottish carol
That Night in Bethlehem
traditional Irish carol
The Wexford Carol
traditional Irish
Baloo Lammy
traditional Scottish Carol
Aberyswyth
traditional Welsh Carol
The Mummer's Jig
traditional Irish
All through the Night
traditional Welsh Carol
The Cherry Tree Carol
traditional British Isles and American Carol
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music of the Celtic nations
The Parting Glass
traditional Irish
Celtic Band
Irish Band
Acoustic Band
Concert Band
World Music Band
Folk Band
Wedding Band
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Please note Cormorant's Fancy - Voted in Top 20 Celtic Bands will also travel to Emigsville, Manchester, Mount Wolf, Windsor, Dallastown, East Prospect, Marietta, Maytown, Red Lion, Wrightsville, York New Salem, Bainbridge, Craley, Columbia, Jacobus, Dover, Loganville, Mount Joy, Rheems, Seven Valleys.
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