New young Ely and Cambridge based ceilidh band

Passerida are a new, young Ely and Cambridge based ceilidh band comprising of Tim Sparrow (Frog on a Bike Ceilidh Band) Stephanie Martin and Paul Martin (Fluidic Folk & Cambridge University Ceilidh Band).

Having known each other for years from our collective time in both the Cambridge University Ceilidh Band and Granta Blue Morris, Passerida were initially born out of the need to put a scratch band together for a ceilidh at Northampton Ceilidhs in 2015. Since then we have played together on a number of occasions, before deciding it was about time we formed the band as a going concern in early 2020.

Our repertoire is drawn mainly from the English tradition, with some self penned tunes by Stephanie Martin, but we still throw in a good deal of Scottish and Irish tunes just to keep things rounded.

Each of us brings considerable experience in both playing for and dancing ceilidhs. With our driving rhythm and expert callers on hand, we guarantee to make your event a perfect success!

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Passerida would love to play at your event and we have packages suitable for all occasions and budgets. Drop us a message below to get things rolling and we’ll send you a no obligation quote. Please check your email spam/junk folder regularly in case our message ends up there – we aim to answer all enquiries within a day or so.

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