“It is impossible to watch Stroma play and not enjoy every second”
Function client, 2019
STROMA is a folk band from London specialising in exciting ceilidhs and dynamic tunes.
Stroma’s events feature traditional and new folk music from the Scottish, Irish and English traditions, presented on acoustic instruments with a striking contemporary edge. The band features students and alumni of some of the most well-respected music schools in the UK, and they are highly skilled musicians across folk, acoustic, world and classical genres. With fiery fiddle, driving guitar/bouzouki and rhythmic bodhrán amongst many other instruments, Stroma’s vibrant and energetic live performances have already earned them a strong reputation across London and beyond. Their first post-lockdown London ceilidh sold out well in advance, setting a precedent the band are eager to continue into 2022 and beyond!
Between them, the members of Stroma have performed at many of the UK’s biggest folk festivals as well as making appearances at the BBC Proms, London 2012 closing ceremonies, NaTrad Awards, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall and many other iconic venues.
Bringing together this wealth of experience and multitude of influences, combined with a shared passion for folk and traditional music, Stroma are definitely ones to watch.
Stroma are specialists in providing ceilidhs for a range of events from weddings to office parties. Our energetic traditional folk music and friendly “caller” (dance instructor) will guide you and your guests through an exciting social evening of dancing.
Our events cater for guests of all ages and experiences – our caller will talk through all the dances and give you the opportunity to walk through the moves before the band joins in.
As well as ceilidhs we can also provide music events – from background music for functions to public gigs. Our band features experienced traditional musicians, who have appeared with various acclaimed bands on the folk circuit. Please click here for further information on our ceilidh options.
MEET THE BAND
Photos © Rowan Collinson 2021
Our regular band features…
CAITLIN HEATHCOTE – caller, clarsach, vocals
BRÍONA MANNION – fiddle
FINN COLLINSON – guitar, whistles, vocals
JORDAN MURRAY – bodhrán, dulcimer, percussion
We also collaborate with a large number of guest musicians who are able to perform alongside, or cover for, the regular band members.