Celtic Confusion are a Dorset based Irish band, formed by classical violinist Gill Collins and talented guitarist John Reeks, who met in 2004 whilst playing at various Irish music festivals in the south west of England.
They are joined by Richard Wirdnam (vocals/accordian) and Cat Lake (bodhran/drums). Richard is a highly experienced and well known musician and composer in his own right. Cat Lake, an expert frame drummer and percussionist, has taught students to play the Bodhran and founded a global forum on Yahoo! Groups in 2001. The on-line community can now also be found on Facebook.
Our aim is to enhance your occasion and for you to go home smiling!
Celtic Confusion play a mix of irish and scottish tunes, Jigs, Reels, Polkas, Hornpipes – and Waltzes. We are a lively bunch of musicians who thoroughly enjoy playing music for people who want to have fun. We have experience of playing at weddings, barn dances, ceilidhs, shows, fayres and pub gigs. We play intimate bookings as well as large venues such as beer festivals.
We play dance music, interspersed with slow airs to suit each occasion. We can play centre stage or else as background music. We can play as a 2, 3 or 4-piece band, varying the line-up of musicians to suit your function. We bring in our own dance caller if required to host a barn dance.
We are members of the Musician’s Union.
Pictures on this page courtesy of Nathan Amos Photography