Bluegrass, Gospel, Irish, Old-Time, Western Music & Family Friendly Entertainment…
Based out of the Missouri Ozarks, the Farnum Family performs in the Branson area and around the country. For many years, their blend of traditional music and family entertainment has delighted audiences wherever they go - from duet to featuring all the family!
Shows suitable for corporate events, church functions, Bluegrass & Irish festivals, RV parks, historic & community theaters, school assemblies, wedding receptions, even funerals. For over 10 years, the Farnum Family has performed at Silver Dollar City for annual festivals, and have received awards & recognition in regional instrumental & band contests.
I hired this band for a very big event in Texas. They did a fantastic job entertaining! The crowd loved them. They were very professional in every way. I highly recommend this family!
Response from Farnum Family Music:
Thanks, Kathie! We thoroughly enjoyed the event and were especially honored to share the occasion and the stage with you & your family.
What to Expect
Our family will provide your audience a family-friendly package of music & entertainment that can be appreciated by all ages.
For appropriate venues, we can even play for, call and teach folks period contra dance!
Bluegrass, Gospel, Old-Time & Western Music…
Based out of the Missouri Ozarks, the Farnum Family performs in the Branson area and around the country. A touring family band for many years, they have taken their energetic blend of music, entertainment and homespun family humor all the way from Cody, Wyoming to the Texas Rio Grande Valley, as well as throughout Missouri and much of the Midwest! Meet the Farnum Family…
Daniel (25), and our oldest son, is moving in other directions… and courting a young lady! As a result, his younger sister, Maggie is doing a great job filling his shoes on the upright bass. He joins us now only for special occasions & events.
Benjamin (23) keeps rhythm on his Martin D-15 guitar and flat-picks some exciting and intricate instrumentals. His expertise on the mandolin earned him 1st place at the 2015 American Heritage Music Festival (AHMF) in Grove, Oklahoma. He also sings lead and harmony.
Hannah (20) not only sings great harmony vocals, but can also belt out a strong lead in the family quartet. Her fiddling includes bluegrass, traditional Irish and Texas-style tunes. Placing in several regional contests, she has earned local recognition. In 2012 she brought home 3rd place honors from the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas… and a beautiful hand-crafted Gama Elite Romanian violin!
Nathaniel (18) is often featured singing dynamic bluegrass and gospel leads. Highlighted on the resonator guitar, he took 1st in the 2015 AHMF Dobro Contest. He’s also an energetic percussionist playing Bodhran on our Irish tunes.
Maggie (14) plays fiddle, and has also placed in local contests. Her twin fiddle tunes with big sister Hannah earned them 3rd in the AHMF Twin Fiddle division, and are a popular part of the Farnum Family show. She enjoys singing solo and in trio with Hannah and Mom. Now filling in for Daniel, she plays the upright bass and occasional cello. Maggie also sells Lilla Rose hair accessories.
Matthew (12) is working on the mandolin and joins us on stage for special gospel tunes and novelty numbers like Ragtime Cowboy Joe and Pecos Bill.
Norm (Dad) is the bandleader and brunt of many banjo jokes. He sings lead and harmony vocals and rarely does a performance pass that he doesn’t croon his most requested Home Grown Tomatoes. He manages bookings, and shares driving and running sound with the boys. Not to be outdone by his children, he placed 1st in the 2013 AHMF Banjo Contest.
Trish (Mom) plays piano in the band and adds the unique sound of the pennywhistle to our Irish tunes. She also sings harmony & lead, and does a graceful job emceeing much of the show. She is also the producer of this family band!
The Farnum Family often appears at churches, festivals, RV parks, and many other family oriented venues – the many Bluegrass & BBQ Festivals at Silver Dollar City being amongst their favorites – and are once again scheduled to perform for the National Craft & Cowboy Festival this fall! As a band and individually they have received both instrumental awards and vocal recognition. Please contact the Farnum Family to book your group or special event. Give ‘em a call, y’all!
Approved & recognized as Professional Touring Performers by the Missouri Arts Council and Mid-America Arts Alliance
Additional Booking Notes
We typically provide & run our own digital sound system, and can run sound for your special event. We are also comfortable using many provided house system configurations. Please inquire.
This is just a sampling of some of the sets we can put together. We will often cater our music to the occasion.
1. I Don’t Care
2. Sea of Life
3. The Fox
4. Just a Road
5. Ashoken Farewell
6. Pecos Bill
7. Continental Suit
8. Living Prayer
9. Solid Rock
1. Act Naturally
2. Forever Young
3. Three Wooden Crosses
4. Joy, Joy, Joy
5. Roly Poly
6. Homegrown Tomatoes
7. Echo of the Ozarks
8. Palm of Your Hand
9. Be Thou My Vision
1. Gold Rush
2. Uncle Pen
3. King of the Road
5. What a Friend
6. Ragtime Cowboy Joe
7. Running Gun
8. In His Hands
9. Solid Rock
1. Life Be a Light
2. Sunny Side of the Street
3. Irish Set
4. Joy, Joy, Joy
6. Guitar Song
7. I Know Why
8. Ride the Train
9. Orange Blossom Special
We have over 300 songs that we can choose from, including Bluegrass, Cowboy, Gospel, Irish, Old-time, Train & seasonal tunes... or let us know if you have a special event or request.
|Norm (Dad) Farnum||Banjo / Vocals|
|Trish (Mom) Farnum||Piano / Pennywhistle / Vocals|
|Daniel Farnum||Upright Bass / Bones / Vocals|
|Benjamin Farnum||Guitar / Mandolin / Vocals|
|Hannah Farnum||Fiddle / Vocals|
|Nathaniel Farnum||Bodhran / Resophonic Guitar / Vocals|
|Maggie Farnum||Fiddle / Upright Bass / Cello / Vocals|
|Matthew Farnum||Mandolin / Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Various bluegrass, Irish and other family bands, plus Sons of the Pioneers, Riders in the Sky, Marty Robbins, and other artists too numerous to list.
Please provide adequate stage or performance space.
16' wide x 8' deep
120 volt outlet