Camus live at Saffron Hall, 2022

Camus (named after a village in County Galway) is a traditional folk band based in Cambridge, UK. We’ve played together for many years, at clubs, festivals, ceilidhs and concerts. Recently re-formed as a four-piece, we have national championships in Northumbrian piping (solo and duet) and tune composition among our recent successes. We play an exciting mix of traditions, with influences from Northumbria, Ireland and Shetland, a dash of bluegrass and Galician, and our own tunes and songs.

(L-R) Andrew Burn (melodeons, vocals, Northumbrian small pipes); David Somerville (keyboard, Northumbrian small pipes); Greg Smith (fiddle, viola); Brian Cleary (guitar, vocals, gazouki).

“The instrumental range reflects a highly accomplished group of musicians … The songs and tunes have lovely, dynamic arrangements. This is poised and sophisticated stuff.” Folk London

“Get out there and listen to this stuff! Camus are a lively traditional band whose jigs and reels instrumentals close Friday night with a bang.” Get to the Front magazine (review of St Neots Folk Festival)

“Camus gave us a fantastic evening’s entertainment and we saw the passion for their music. It was so obvious they enjoy playing together – doing what they know and love. Their range made the set great entertainment, interlacing folk standards with their own songs.” Jacqueline and Alastair Douglas, Weston Colville Reading Room

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A track from Time and Again, originally from our Then and Now album: The Deserter from Kent, featuring Andrew on vocals and guitar; Brian on bouzouki; Greg on fiddle; David on bass.

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