Gigs in 2010

Samba Celtica play at a wide variety of events in Cornwall and the South West (and further afield): from carnivals, parades and festivals to parties, weddings and club nights. If you’d like to enquire about having our fabulous samba band at your event please see the hire us page for some more info - look forward to hearing from you!

  • Strictly Steppas, Falmouth rugby club

    Sat 30th Jan 2010

    Strictly Steppas at Falmouth rugby club: a night dedicated to good vibes, bass culture and partying. See this poster for details. Tickets £4 advance from Level skateshop, Falmouth and Quintessentials, Truro; £4 before 10pm on the door and £6 after

  • Have a Heart for Haiti, Penzance

    Sat 13th Feb 2010

    6 hours of non-stop live music, over 250 local Cornish musicians, 10am-4pm, top of Market Jew Street in Penzance, raising funds for Shelterbox. Don't miss it!

  • Porthleven Food Festival

    Sat 24th Apr 2010

    1pm static performance on Breageside; then leading the fancy dress procession at 2pm from the playing field to the Lime Kiln Stage; followed by a performance on the Lime Kiln Stage at 2.40pm.
    See for more info!

  • Cornwall Music Academy opening, Hayle

    Sat 1st May 2010

    This will be a great event (10 - 4pm) with free music lessons, stalls, bouncy castle and lots more.

  • May Day, St Ives

    Mon 3rd May 2010

    May day celebrations in St Ives: taking part in the May day parade from the Guildhall and then static performance on St Ives harbour. St Ives May day is a lovely celebration of spring with traditional Maypole dancing and a May King and Queen. This gig will be with guest leader Mark (thanks Mark!)

  • Strictly Steppas, Falmouth rugby club

    Fri 28th May 2010

    Another Karnival event, awesome! Tickets from Level in Falmouth and a limited number available on the door - get there early! We're playing at about 12.45 am.

  • Wedding reception, Pendennis Castle

    Wed 2nd Jun 2010

    02 June 2010

    Private booking. Band to arrive by 8pm please! We're playing two slots later in the evening.

  • St Ives Food and Drink Festival

    Sat 19th Jun 2010

    We will be playing outside the Guildhall, Street-an-pol, St Ives from 11.30am - 12.15pm. We will then be taking part in a parade from the Guildhall to West Pier via Fore Street, leaving the Guildhall at 1pm. The first ever St Ives Food and Drink festival is looking like it's going to be a great event - the festival goes on over the week preceding this weekend and then the weekend is full of cookery demos, lovely food and drink stalls and other entertainment. More info about the festival here:

  • Mazey Day, Penzance

    Sat 26th Jun 2010

    Golowan! 11.30am: Short performance at top of Causeway Head, followed by procession to Chapel Street. As soon as we arrive in Chapel Street we will be playing a static performance there for a little while.
    3pm: Procession from st John's Hall

  • Mevagissey Carnival

    Sat 3rd Jul 2010

    7pm: Band to meet at the Recreation ground - car parking passes will be available at the rehearsal on July 1st.

    7.30pm: Carnival procession leaves the recreation ground and goes down through Mevagissey, round the harbour and back up to the recreation ground.

    Last year we played a static spot on the harbour after the carnival, we'll see what happens this year!

  • RNAS Culdrose Summer Ball

    Sat 10th Jul 2010

    Private booking.

  • Helstonbury

    Fri 16th Jul 2010

    At the blue anchor, thanks to guest leader Mark!

  • Wadebridge Carnival

    Sat 24th Jul 2010

    5.30pm: Band bus leaves from Camborne

    6.30pm: Band to meet at the main car park in Wadebridge (on foot - there is street car parking only but most of you should be coming on the coach!)

    7pm: Carnival procession

  • Padstow Carnival

    Sat 7th Aug 2010

    4-4.15pm: Band to meet at William's Yard in Camborne
    4.30pm: Band bus leaves
    5.30pm: Meet in Padstow with anyone not on the bus
    6pm: Judging
    6.30pm: Carnival procession starts. As usual the route goes down through town to the harbour. We will be stopping at the bandstand toward the end of the route to continue playing there for a while.

  • Portreath Harbour Funday

    Sun 22nd Aug 2010

    We'll be playing just before 12pm and then doing another set a little later in the afternoon

  • RNAS Culdrose BBQ

    Sat 4th Sep 2010

    Private booking.

  • Wedding reception, Bude

    Sat 11th Sep 2010

    Private booking. 5pm: Band to meet on the lawn in front of the Castle restaurant. Band will be playing on the lawn.

  • Brazilian night at Miss Peapods, Penryn

    Fri 29th Oct 2010

    A small group of us will be playing samba at the lovely Miss Peapods in Penryn for a Brazilian night there. This will be a great evening with samba, capoeira, and Brazilian food - we'll be playing sometime after 10pm, don't miss it! Tickets are £4 on the door and if you'd like to book a table for food, please call and book in advance - more information on Miss Peapod's website

  • Halloween bash at Gaslights Bar, Redruth

    Sat 30th Oct 2010

    Samba Celtica are supporting Weazeldust for their Halloween bash at Gaslights - fancy dress is a definite requirement! The whole band will be there so expect lots of noise, lots of silly outfits and lots of dancing opportunities. Free entry, no tickets required! See you there!

  • Helston Christmas Lights

    Fri 26th Nov 2010

    We'll be playing in Helston for the Christmas lights switch on and late night shopping. This is a lovely evening in Helston with lots of music, market stalls and shops open late - it's always really busy. We are playing from 6.30pm and will be starting somewhere outside WH Smiths, then processing down the main street to the stage where we'll perform another set. Awesome!

  • Mevagissey Christmas Lights

    Sat 4th Dec 2010

    We'll be playing in Mevagissey for the switch-on of the Christmas lights! We'll be playing during the afternoon and then in the early evening we'll be leading the lovely lantern parade down to the harbour, where we'll continue with a performance (undercover if raining). Band to meet at 1.30pm at Helston School as the coach will be leaving at 1.45pm prompt!

  • New Year's Eve in St Ives

    Fri 31st Dec 2010

    This has become something of a Samba Celtica tradition. The band will be playing around the streets of St Ives on New Year's Eve. You'll be able to spot us as we'll be the ones in fancy dress. Or if that's not enough, we'll be the ones playing samba really loudly in the middle of the largest dancing crowd you can find. Can't wait! See you there!