Toques do Caramulo

Toques do Caramulo

 Águeda, Aveiro, PRT

A concert that gathers the traditional rough sound with the colours of new music, in a great performance full of energy and interaction with the public. Dynamic and free new arrangements revitalize the forgotten music from the Mountains of Caramulo.


Toques do Caramulo is the name of one of the best live acts in the Portuguese folk. The six-member band connects the rough and original sound from central Portugal with contagious, fresh and modern arrangements. In doing so, they contribute their know-how as musicians for the renewal of partially forgotten songs - sometimes ironically interpreted, but always accompanied by great respect for the origin and traditions of the people from the Caramulo mountains, who are describing the beauty of their homeland in their songs. The result of this creative mix is sensitive artworks: wistful, but also cheeky and, of course, danceable!
But not only musical ability brings the audience on the move - Toques do Caramulo particularly impresses by a stunning stage presence, especially by the front man LuĂ­s Fernandes. His energy and his lust for playing are the main reasons for the great success of this unusual band. The audience experiences a jolly show, involving young and old. The result is more than a concert. In the end, people may notice with bafflement, that they were part of a collective performance created by band and audience.
For the atmospheric musical background a variety of instruments are responsible: accordion, flute, violin, acoustic guitar, double bass and different drums for the rhythmic accompaniment. With the Toques you are dancing, singing, playing and laughing. Lots of fun, embedded in thrilling music. A touch of Caramulo!


Atiraste, Atirei

Written By: Tradicional,arrangments by Luís Fernandes, arrangments by Luís Fernandes

Atiraste, Atirei

Que passarinho é aquele
'Stá na margem do centeio
É tão lindo a brincar
O Passarinho alheio

Atiraste, Atirei
À pomba que anda na eira
Ó Ladrão que a mataste
Era a minha companheira

Era a minha companheira
Quando eu ia a passear
Ó ladrão que a mataste
Não a cheguei a matar

Que passarinho é aquele
Que no ar faz ameaço
Com o bico pede um beijo
Com as asas um abraço


Toques do Caramulo Ao Vivo! [d'Orfeu, 2007]
Retoques [d'Euridice, 2011]
Especial Interfolk [Interfolk, 2012]

Set List

E um Ar Que Lhe Da
O Pedras Desta Calcada
Olha Para a Agua
Duas Libras
Fala-me Rosa
Ai Que Riso
Ja Vou Chegando a Serra
Senhoras do Livramento
O Lugar de Macieira
O Dalia, o Linda Idalia
Real Caninha
Atiraste, Atirei
O Brio das Raparigas