Camus (named after a village in County Galway) is a traditional folk band based in Cambridge, UK, featuring fiddle, melodeon, guitar/bouzouki, keyboard and Northumbrian small pipes. They have national championships in Northumbrian piping (solo and duet) and tune composition among recent successes. They play an exciting mix of traditions, with influences from Northumberland, Ireland and Shetland, a dash of bluegrass and Galician, and their 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, bouzouki).
“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 (read full review)
“Their opening tune set established a high standard of musicianship, and we were treated to performances of an impressively wide range of songs and tunes, some toe-tapping, some reflective. Highly recommended!” Marion Treby, Cambridge Folk Club (read full review)
“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
Out on the Spree
Our new album is now out on Bandcamp as digital download and physical CD.
Check out this trailer, with extracts from sample tracks.
Time and Again
Get our recent EP Time and Again on:
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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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