Gypsy Reel

Gypsy Reel's next UK tour: May 1st -13th 2008

Contact Joyce Scaife

0114 2366966


UK line-up

Claudine, the band's highly-regarded song-writer, was a founder member, along with Triona Ni Dhomnaill (ex-Bothy Band) of the sensational 'Touchstone'. Claudine developed her driving banjo style with tuition from Charlie Piggot when living in Ireland. She joined Gypsy Reel in 1988 to record for Canadian national radio at the Lunenberg festival in Nova Scotia. The Boston Globe says: 'Claudine can really cook on mandolin and especially on flat picked tenor banjo, and her lead and harmony vocals were a highlight.' Claudine Langille
Camille Parker
Camille's rhythmic mandolin style and powerful vocals adapt easily to tunes and songs ranging from traditional ballads to up-tempo contemporary material. Singing from the heart in both English and Spanish, she has captivated audiences on three continents. Her talents have recently taken her in the direction of writing original material for Gypsy Reel - spot the unique rhythms and melodies.
Graham's musical pedigree began in England as the fiddler with the popular Midlands band 'Bodger's Mate' with whom he recorded an album before joining Camille to form 'Los Viajeros' (The Travellers) and becoming a member of the Ecuador National Orchestra. Graham is adept at all fiddle styles, from haunting gypsy violin to zydeco, with a special flair for improvisation. Graham Parker
Jon Scaife
String player Jon Scaife first joined up with Graham to record with 'Bodger's Mate'. His amazing guitar accompaniments have had audiences gasping in Britain and the USA. Renowned principally for his guitar style he also plays fiddle, cittern and bass. His work with Gypsy Reel gives full expression to his subtle and unique accompaniments. His original style is a fusion of influences derived from the traditions of Britain, Ireland and North America with hints of his experiences as a jazz bassist and dance band fiddle player.