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Hailing from Victoria, BC in Canada, Clanna Morna brings their take on the Celtic Traditional genre to the west coast. Their sound is rooted in the traditional Irish, Scottish and English music that many love, and features carefully crafted arrangements, rhythmic spirited energy and captivating storytelling. Comprised of an ensemble of multi-instrumentalists, their excellent musicianship and attention to detail create a unique sound. Members of Clanna Morna have been arranging and performing traditional Celtic and original music for over a decade in other projects, sharing their melodic arrangements and stories both internationally and locally.
From start to finish, Clanna Morna has been a delight to work with. Our Irish wedding was held June of this year and I contacted them after I found them on the Irish times website. Communication was excellent prior to the event, price was very reasonable and they showed up on time with all equipment required. Their instruments and presentation was very professional and they were all very personable and friendly. I was looking for and Irish music performance for our wedding and I got so much more! This band provided exceptional traditional folk music as well as brief history on the songs about to be played during the performance which really added a unique element to the concert and kept it interesting for the audience. I very much appreciated the brief history lessons a lot - very interesting. This band is spectacular - they play a combination of ballads and upbeat tunes to delight their listeners. They have a variety of traditional instruments and their vocals are very good. If you are looking for a professional Celtic folk music band in the Victoria BC area, look no further than Clanna Morna. You will not be disappointed.
I booked Clanna Morna for my wedding in Penticton and was blown away that they were willing to drive all the way out for it. I had seen Knacker's Yard several times at Irish Times in Victoria so I knew they would be awesome as they have some of the same members. I love Irish music but I was a little worried that maybe it wouldn't be upbeat enough for a wedding dance if not executed properly but my worries were gone 1 minute into their first song when everyone couldn't help dancing. It was a really rad party because of this band, and they were also the coolest and super kind, my guests couldn't say enough great things about them. They told a little story at the start of most songs which got everyone even more into it as well. Clanna Morna brings the Craic!!
Price Range: $400-$2000
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
An insightful and characterful celtic journey through the music of Ireland, Scotland and England in the traditional styles of those nations. Ranging from rousing instrumentals to calming ballads, sets of music can be catered to your vision.
Hailing from the stolen territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ nations (Victoria, BC in Canada), Clanna Morna brings their take on the Celtic Traditional genre to the west coast. Their sound is rooted in the traditional Irish, Scottish and English music that many love, and features carefully crafted arrangements, rhythmic spirited energy and captivating storytelling. Comprised of an ensemble of multi-instrumentalists, their excellent musicianship and attention to detail create a unique sound. Members of Clanna Morna have been arranging and performing traditional Celtic and original music for over a decade in other projects, sharing their melodic arrangements and stories both internationally and locally.
The band is comprised of Cody Baresich (mandolins, Irish bouzouki, tin whistle, percussion, vocals), Mark Leigh (accordion, tin whistles, vocals), Finn Letourneau (fiddle, banjo, vocals), and Syver Pendlebury (guitar, vocals). With the combination of traditional instruments featuring strong melodic leads, rhythmic guitar accompaniment and foot percussion, the band covers a wide swath of musical ground. From high-energy instrumentals to slow ballads, drinking songs to sea shanties, Clanna Morna explores different aspects of folk. The band pays tribute to and takes inspiration from legendary predecessors including The Dubliners, The Pogues, the Bothy Band, Planxty, The Clancy Brothers, and The Wolfe Tones.
Additional Booking Notes
We are entirely self contained; only requiring one regular electrical connection (15a) and a 10' x 20' area, sheltered from weather if outdoors. All sound equipment and operation is included in our prices. Directed lighting is advised for the performance area.
Factory Smoke, Cooley's Reel, Wind that Shakes the Barley
Greenland Whale Fisheries
Black Velvet Band
Kid on the Mountain
Pair Of Brown Eyes
Merrily Kiss the Quaker
Fields of Athenry
Dirty Old Town
Leaving of Liverpool
The Merry Ploughboy
Six Penny Money, Banish Misfortune, Whelan’s Frolics
Black and Tans
All For Me Grog
Farewell To Nova Scotia
Doherty’s(Arthur Darley’s) Jig, Foxhunter’s Slipjig
Poor Paddy On The Railway
The Patriot Game
Banasea’s Green Glade, Mominsko Horo
Whiskey In The Jar
Tamlin’s reel, Julia Delaney’s reel
As I Roved Out
My Lagan Love
Streams of Whiskey
Farewell To Ireland
Bonnie Ship the Diamond
Rocky Road to Dublin
Fermoy Lasses, Sporting Paddy
Seven Drunken Nights
Old Bush, Gravel Walks
Martin Wynne’s, The LongfordTinker
Join the British Army
Butterfly Jig, Kesh Jig, Swallowtail Jig
|Finn Letourneau||Fiddle, banjo, vocals|
|Syver Pendlebury||Guitar, vocals|
|Mark Leigh||Accordion, tin whistles, vocals|
|Cody Baresich||Mandolins, bazouki, tin whistle, foot percussion, vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
The Dubliners, Planxty, The Bothy Band, The Pogues, The Wolf Tones, The Clancy Brothers and many more
Stage 10'd x 20'w; sheltered if outdoors. One 15a 120v electrical circuit.