The cafe orchestra mix gypsy, swing, trad and classical music with the main performer, award winning fiddler Patrick Collins. The Café Orchestra are an Irish Band with an International attitude.Purveyors of fine ambience,and with a reputation for being one of the best live acts in Ireland,nobody can resist their eclectic and entertaining
mix of musical styles. The following list of events should give you some idea of there achievements to date:
• Contributed to the soundtrack and appeared in the Film “Michael Collins”,Directed by Neil Jordan”.
• Contributed to the soundtrack and appeared in the Film “Agnus Brown”,Directed by Angelica Huston.
• Performed at the World Premier of “In the Name of the Father” “The Lion King”, “The Boxer”,“Frankie Starlight”, “The Butcher Boy”and the Star Wars movie “The Phantom Menace”—and The Veronica Guerin Movie –they were the guests of the Italian Film Board and performed at The Cannes Film Festival last year .
Gypsy Café Orchestra are a trio comprising of Violin, Piano and Guitar, with the option of Double Bass also available. Guaranteed to generate a sophisticated and upbeat mood for your event, accomplished pianist arranger and producer Cian Boylan is at the keys, Patrick Collins on Violin, and Frank Kilkelly on guitar, the music is classic swing from the thirties through to today, excelent for drinks receptions, background music for dinner, or any situation where you require unobtrusive but quality music to convey a mood of celebration
• Nominated in the Best Irish Album category @ The I.R.M.A. awards in 1997.
• Television and Radio performances on all the top rated shows.
• Contributed a track for “The Yellow Man” cartoon by Irish Artist Pauline Bewick.
• Collaboration with Shane McGowan of The Pogues,on the best selling Yeats Tribute Album “Now and In Time To Be”.
• Performances at the Cork Jazz Festival,The Wexford Opera Festival, The Bergin Roots Festival,The Belfast Folk Festival,The National Concert Hall,Slane Castle,The Royal Hospital Kilmainham,Powerscourt.
• Those entertained by Café Orchestra include;Maureen O’Hara,Martin Scorsese,Gregory Peck,Alison Doody,Cate Blanchett,Noel Pearson, Jim Shiridan,Colm Farrell,U.2.,Neil Jordan,Brad Pitt,Meryl Streep,Tom Courtney,Daniel Day Lewis, and John Rocha to name but a few.
• Café Orchestra wrote the signature tune for R.T.E.presenter Carrie Crowley’s radio show “The Right Side”.
• Café Orchestra have released four critically acclaimed C.D.’s.
• They are; “TRES CAFÉ”, “AFTERHOURS”, “TOPAZ” and “FEELGOOD
Flowers of the forrest – Cumparsita Azolla 2000 – Minor Swing. Deni Chere – Bourrasque Lady B,Good. – Swing 42. Por Una Cabasa – Jealousy. Finish Waltz – Under Paris Skies. I cant Give you anything but Love – Marias Waltz. Le Vie en Rose – Poubelle Cousine. Dark Eyes – Sweet Georgie Brown. Lonley Ballerina – Maranzella. El Choloco – Leiberslide. Sweet Sue – Honeysuckle Rose. Godfather theme – Set of Waltzes: Aniv/Bridges of Paris Dr.Zhavago.theme – Aint Misbehavin, Nouage – Set of Irish jigs & Reels. Girl from Ipipema – Isle of inishfree. Cullen – Sally Gardens. Black orphius – Manoir de mer Reive. Cheek to Cheek – Autumn Leaves. All of me – Stormy Weather. Douse Ambience – Abrahams Blessing. Beseme Moucho – La Paloma As time goes by – Yellow man Tango. Shadow of your smile – In a sentamental mood. Blue Drag – Try a little tenderness. Satin Doll. – Blue monk. Body & soul – Angel Eyes. Lullaby of Birdland – Misty. Budy can you spare a dime – My foolish Heart Lil darling – Sorento. Sur le Ciel – Catari Spanish Eyes – If you go away. Macushla – Leibertango.