Gigs in 2012

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!

  • St Pirans Day Redruth

    Sat 3rd Mar 2012

    We are again playing in Redruth for the opening of the St Piran's Day celebrations: 10.45am in Tatie Court, Fore Street, Redruth. We played for the first time there last year and had great fun so we're really looking forward to joining in with the day again.

    Band to meet at 10.30 by the welly dogs please.

  • Newquay Airport

    Sun 25th Mar 2012

    We are playing samba on the runway of Newquay Airport - what a brilliant gig location! Cornwall Air Ambulance have organised a 4K/10K run along the length of the runway, through their helicopter hangar, over the helipad and finishing up with a pint and a pasty. Samba Celtica will be rallying the troops and adding some noisy fun to the event! Can't wait! Band members: more details TBC

  • Porthleven Food Festival

    Sat 21st Apr 2012

    We will be playing at Porthleven food festival again this year, which we're delighted about - it is an absolutely brilliant day out with loads going on and lots of delicious food and drink - see www.porthlevenfoodfestival.co.uk for more info! See you there!

  • Strictly Steppas, Falmouth rugby club

    Sat 28th Apr 2012

    We're so happy to announce that we will be playing at another Karnival event at the rugby club in Falmouth! We've played at a couple of these nights before and they have been awesome. We'll be playing two sets either side of the headline DJ for the night. More details TBC soon.

  • St Ives May Day

    Mon 7th May 2012

    We'll be taking part again in the May day celebrations in St Ives. Samba Celtica will be playing on St Ives harbour at about 12pm and will also be in the parade which leaves from the Guildhall at 1pm, going from there around the harbour with stops for Maypole dancing. St Ives May day is a lovely celebration of spring with traditional Maypole dancing and a May King and Queen, so do come along!

  • Bikin' for boobies, Land's End

    Mon 7th May 2012

    Samba Celtica will again this year be kicking off proceedings for a big welcome party at Land's End organised by breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel! - who have organised "Bikin' for Boobies". We loved playing here last year with great line-up including Newton Faulkner, so think is going to be another brilliant event. We're delighted to be taking part! More details TBC.

  • Olympic torch welcoming celebrations

    Sat 19th May 2012

    Samba Celtica will be helping to welcome the Olympic Torch to Helston with some samba today! We'll be greeting the torch on the road near the Old Cattle Market at just after 10am. Band, please ensure you are there by 9am! It'll be a great morning out with lots of other entertainment going on - see you there!

  • The Queen's Jubilee Celebrations in Helston

    Sat 2nd Jun 2012

    We are delighted to be taking part in Helston's Jubilee celebrations on Saturday June 2nd, adding some samba to their street party and procession! We'll be playing at the top of Meneage street from about 4.45pm and then we'll be leading a group down Meneage street and Coinagehall street to the boating lake, where we'll play for a short while before more entertainment commences! Should be a royally good one - fingers crossed for sunshine - see you there!

  • Private wedding

    Sat 16th Jun 2012

    We'll be playing samba for a wedding at Mount Wise Eco park today, which we are really excited about! Congratulations to the bride and groom! More details will be available for band members in the members area of the website.

  • Mazey day, Golowan

    Sat 23rd Jun 2012

    Mazey Day in Penzance for Golowan is an awesome day and we're really looking forward to playing here again as usual. More details TBC

  • Wadebridge Carnival

    Sat 28th Jul 2012

    We'll be playing samba at the lovely Wadebridge carnival at the end of July again this year - brilliant! We have had a great time there for the last few years. The carnival starts at 7pm and the parade goes around the town. More info will be available for band members shortly.

  • Padstow Carnival

    Sat 4th Aug 2012

    We're playing again this year at Padstow carnival, hurray! This was a lovely gig last year and we're really pleased to be taking part once again. We will be playing samba in the carnival procession which sets off from the top of the hill at 6.30pm. The parade ends up on the harbour, where we will be playing another set on the bandstand. Please could band members meet at 5pm at the fire station carpark as usual.

  • Private Wedding near Okehampton

    Sat 18th Aug 2012

    We're playing for a double wedding near Okehampton today which will be really lovely! One couple getting married is good enough - but two - and samba - well, how great is that! Congrats to the brides and grooms! More details will be available for band members in the members area of the website.

  • Chagford Carnival

    Sat 25th Aug 2012
  • Cornish Pasty Festival

    Sat 22nd Sep 2012

    We're opening proceedings on the Saturday of Redruth's first Cornish Pasty Festival. We'll be playing at 10am to start things off noisily, and there's lots going on all day.

  • Redruth Fireworks night

    Sat 3rd Nov 2012

    We'll be warming the crowd up with some samba before the fireworks at the St Rumons club in Redruth this evening, which we're really looking forward to! We are playing from about 7.45pm for 30-40 minutes before the fireworks commence at about 8.35. It'll be a great night, see you there!

  • Penzance Fireworks night

    Mon 5th Nov 2012

    The Rotary club in Penzance organise a fantastic fireworks display at the Magpies Football Ground in Penzance on November 5th. We played there last year and are really looking forward to warming the crowd up again before the fireworks start this year! More details TBC

  • Stithians Lantern Parade

    Fri 30th Nov 2012

    We are joining the procession again this year for Stithians Lantern Parade, which we're really looking forward to. This is an event that's been getting bigger every year with children of all ages taking part! As before, we're meeting at 6.30 for a start time of 7pm for the lantern procession. A lovely start to the festive season!

  • St Ives Santa Parade

    Thu 6th Dec 2012

    We are going to be meeting Father Christmas in St Ives on Thursday 6th December and taking him for a short walk around the town - a lovely start to Christmas! The parade will be starting from outside the Sloop on the Wharf at 6.15pm.

  • Private wedding in St Ives

    Mon 31st Dec 2012

    Prior to our usual New Year's Eve shenanigans we'll be playing for a lovely wedding party, walking the bride and groom and their guests through the streets of St Ives - really looking forward to this one! Band: more info at rehearsals but we'll be playing from 5pm, so there'll be plenty of time to relax (and drink some mulled wine!) before meeting up again later on for the usual New Year's Eve street partying.

  • New Year's Eve in St Ives

    Mon 31st Dec 2012

    We will be ending the year in the usual spectacular fashion by playing samba around the streets and harbour of St Ives for New Year's Eve. Hurray!