Camine are twin sisters Ramona and Zinta Egle. Their music originates from Ireland, Scotland and beyond and moves imaginatively from high energy jigs and reels to sublime harmony singing. Their album Live is selling like hotcakes!
Camine have toured in Europe, New Zealand and the UK. They have performed at a string of festivals and appeared both on television and radio. Being experienced entertainers, their broad repertoire ranges from traditional through to contemporary songs. Romantic, passionate and exciting, Camine are the perfect choice for any event.
Look forward to all this plus their own quirky humour and charm!
“Great vocals and I love the fiddle style” — Mike Scott, The Waterboys
“They went on and totally entranced the audience” — Herbie Flowers
“Beautiful acoustic driven Celtic music” — Karen Morton, Celtic Hearts, Splash Radio
“Gorgeous girls, thank you so much for the birthday bash, you were fab!” — Michele Knight, Astrologer for ITV’s This Morning
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The “Live” album features the twin sisters' mesmerising harmonies, underpinned by beautiful dynamic-rich arrangements on low whistle, harp, fiddle, guitar and stick bass. The instrumentals combine the passion and flavours of Irish, Eastern European and Gypsy music. The album delivers original pieces and inventively reworked versions of songs by a diverse range of gifted song-smiths including: Gillian Welch, John Doyle, Mike Scott, Sandy Denny and Suzanne Vega.
Beautiful acoustic driven Celtic music...Karen Morton - Celtic Hearts, Splash Radio
Shortly after the release of the album, Camine received an email from a curious Mike Scott (WATERBOY’S) - wanting to hear what they had done with ‘Fisherman’s Blues’. He gave their version of his song and the whole album a thumbs up, here’s what he wrote:
the CD arrived safely this morning - thanks. I've had a listen and I like the FB version. Great vocals and I love the fiddle style. That's a terrific moment at the end when you do the same wavery thing with fid and voice at the same time. The rest of the stuff sounds just as good.
Good luck and thanks again for sending the CD!Mike Scott - Waterboys
Camine are twin sisters Ramona and Zinta Egle, their live show features exquisite vocal harmonies, multi-instrumental dexterity (fiddle, Irish whistles, mandolin and guitar) combining the flavours of Irish and Eastern European music with influences from jazz, pop and contemporary acoustic music.
*Camine have toured in Europe, New Zealand and the UK with a string of festivals. Plus, television and radio play from Europe to Japan*
Zinta and Ramona, now living in Kent, were born and raised in East Yorkshire. Being twins, they found themselves singing together from a very early age. It is their singing that, perhaps above all, marks them apart: unique harmony arrangements; intuitive dynamics and an outstanding natural talent for phrasing word and melody, be it contemporary or traditional, is what makes Ramona and Zinta's singing a rare gift. Elements of their family roots interweave effortlessly through the material, roots from Eastern Europe and Ireland. As if that wasn't enough, between them Ramona and Zinta have mastered a wide array of instruments and play outstanding whistle, fiddle, guitar and harp.
Camine have built a loyal following and a reputation for spell-binding performances, playing at prestigious venues including: The Mean Fiddler & Weavers; The Mick Jagger Centre; The Winter Gardens and Trinity Theatre… It is in live performance where Camine come into their own, with a close-knit attunement to each other and an ability to create a great rapport with their audience aided by good humour and charm, mastery and mischief. Vast experience means Camine are at ease playing for a wide range of events including: festivals; family parties or celebrity events.
On their musical travels they have received accolades from eminent music legends such as: Herbie Flowers and Mike Scott and been invited to perform their own arrangement of a Laurie Anderson song to an audience including Laurie and Brian Eno.
Their set includes original material and also original arrangements, which put a contemporary spin on songs and tunes from The Waterboys, Michael McGoldrick, Christy Moore, Mary Black, Sinead O’Connor, Alison Krauss, Eric Bogle, Gillian Welch, The Corrs, Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny, and John Doyle (to name but a few).
Additionally, for an even more extensive line-up, Zinta and Ramona regularly perform with a range of high calibre multi-instrumentalists. The ideal combination can be arranged to suit your occasion.
Jig of Slurs / Bill Wards
The Gold Ring
Calliope / Kesh Jig
The History Man
Spootiskerry / High Road to Linton
Haste to the Wedding / Sixpenny Money / Morrison’s
The Maple Leaf / Green Groves of Erin / Baluga
Jug of Punch / Paddy Fahy’s / The Woman I Never Forgot
Mountain Road / Cooley’s
Maries Wedding / Horses Brawl
John Ryan’s Polka / Dennis Murphy’s
Rocky Road to Dublin / Kid on the Mountain
The Hungry Rock
Floating to Skerry / Pipe on the Hob / Lark in the Morning
The Lonesome Boatman
Kitchen Girls / Full Rigged Ships
The Rights of Man
Jacky Tar /The Peacock’s Feather / Castle Kelly
King of the Fairies / Farewell to Erin
St Anne’s Reel / the Ash plant / Silver Spear
Lilting Banshee / Killavil jig / Cliffs of Moher
Julia Delaney’s / Ships are Sailing
New Market Polkas / Ballydesmond Polka
Cinnamon & Caramel
The Littlest Birds
Cinnamon & Caramel
Part of the Process
Bitter the Parting
Tell Me What You See In Me
Banks of the Nile
Too Close to the Wind
Song to the Siren
Next Market Day
Slow Shuffle Dry Shuffle
Killing the Blues
Black is the Colour
Fields Of Athenry
Leaving of Liverpool
Black Velvet Band
Song for Ireland
Dirty Old Town
Whisky in The Jar
Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (U2)
Runaway (The Corrs)
Wild Mountain Thyme
Plus many, many more...
We have a distinctive sound; being twins we have been playing music together and performing from a very early age, with an emphasis on melody and harmony which is both unique and very accessible for the audience. We love interacting with the audience and keeping an element of spontaneity to create a fun, memorable event.
We heard a wonderful Celtic whistle tune called Camine about a beautiful valley and thought it would make a great band name – it has a feminine sound which suits the female identity of the band. It’s Gaelic and also Spanish.
Camine are usually a duo:
Ramona – vocals, fiddle, Irish whistles, mandolin
Zinta – vocals, acoustic guitar
However, we regularly perform with a range of high calibre multi-instrumentalists in various combinations and can extend to: trio, 4 or 5 piece band to suit your occasion.
We have lots of experience playing for a huge variety of occasions and we really enjoy engaging with the audience and building a great rapport. Our set has a real mix of styles, songs and instrumentals and we are good at picking up the vibe and tailoring our set to suit the situation and people we are playing for; our job is to entertain!
We will work to the client’s schedule within reason. Normally 2 X 60 min sets or 3 X 40 min sets.
Usually we allow 1 hour to set up. Sometimes we arrive earlier if we are traveling a long distance or there are special requirements.
Yes we have a compact but powerful HK Lucas PA system which is great for up to small halls.
Only if specified when booking.
No, the show is totally live. We can play CDs between sets if background music is required.
We do not provide a disco but can play CDs between sets at no extra charge.
Camine can play on or off stage but do require a minimum playing area of 9ft x 5ft. We use a very compact yet powerful HK LUCAS PA system which saves a lot of space.
Yes, but we require some coverage for ourselves and our equipment in case of showers – even a gazebo will suffice as shelter from both rain and sun, and also gives a focal point…to the stage area…a festival feel!
We require suitable electric cables running to the stage area, so it’s a good idea to arrange this with the venue in advance. It is also possible to play acoustically for intimate settings and events with restrictions on sound levels.
Camine are a performance based band, however Camine can also become a barn dance or ceilidh band with an extended line-up including a caller and are available for enquiries.
Thats would be great! Hot meal prefered or buffet. Vegetarian, fish or seafood only. No meat please.
Ramona - 1 vocal microphone, violin DI, Mandolin DI
Zinta - 1 vocal microphone, guitar DI
Yes, our equipment is annually PAT Tested and certificated.
Yes, through the musicians union:
Ramona - MU £10,000,000
Zinta - MU £10,000,000
Yes, we have a victorian costumed set and also a medieval set. We also taylor our music for specific seasonal events such as Christmas, New years eve, St Patricks day and Burns night. Got an idea in mind? Lets talk.
Add a dash of Dickens to your festive celebrations! Bedecked in eye-catching Victorian caroller costumes, the Camine sisters perform a rich songbook of popular Victorian Christmas carols, uplifting tunes & timeless wassails arranged with strong vocal harmonies, Celtic harp, guitar and fiddle. Ideal for private parties, corporate events, shopping centres, street events, Christmas fayres and switching on the lights. Costume optional. See more on the Victorian Christmas Carollers page.
Celebrate Hogmanay in true traditional style with songs, strathspeys, schottisches, jigs and reels galore; not to mention Auld Land Syne, The Parting Glass and a whole host of popular songs. Camine can be booked as a duo / trio / 4 piece band. For a ceilidh led by an experienced caller bring on the bigger line-up with Bowstring Ceilidh Band.
The perfect choice for cultural centres, pubs, clubs, restaurants & parties with an extensive repertoire of traditional and favourite Irish songs and tunes. Highly experienced musicians, authentic instruments; from duo through to 5 piece band. Very popular so book early to avoid disappointment.
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