Stu Bougen/Celtic Fare

This act is no longer performing, but check out our range of current acts at our sister site Christchurch Entertainment Bureau

(Accordion and Vocals)

Celtic – Colonial – French

Stu’s been a professional musician for over 25 years. Having a versatile and broad repertoire, his expressive songs, humour and skillfully performed melodies appeal to all ages and walks of life.

Stu Bougen’s Celtic Fare Duo/Trio also available.

Stu can perform as a ‘Wandering Minstrel’ or with full P.A. system, depending on the occassion.

Proven experience in the field of entertainment

Irish Theme           Barn Dances           French                   Concerts

Conferences and Promotions – Festivals and Fetes – Hotels and Clubs
Weddings & Private Functions – Restaurants and Wineries
Schools – Touring – Accordion Tuition

What’s On Offer

Irish Theme

A special blend of Celtic style songs and music.

Traditional ballads to foot tapping tunes.

Great for fundraising or just that special event.

Solo through to 3 piece band Celtic Fare available.

Ceilidh (Kay-Lee)

Fundraising or just for fun. Barn Dances and Irish/Scottish songs from

NZ’s colourful past. Two left feet? No worries, full instruction is given.

Suitable for all ages. Solo through to 3 piece band Celtic Fare.


A taste of France and the Continent. Whether it be reliving that romantic

night in Paris, a new champagne promotion or subtle continental ambience.

Complete with beret and striped shirt of course.


A Showcase of Stu’s talents and /or theme event.

Scottish – Irish – French – Australian – New Zealand……..

Audience participation encouraged.

Guest artist(s) option available.


“Stu has been entertaining groups of overseas travelers for us for many years. His warm manner, deft touch with people and, of course, musicianship, always ensure that the evening goes off with a bang!”
– Tony Crocker,
Educational Travel, Centre for Continuing Education, University of Canterbury

“Excellent professional entertainer whose performances at this club are enthusiastically received”
– Warren McFerin, Kaiapoi Club, 2005

‘”Celtic Fare’ provided great entertainment for our medieval evening at the Great Hall. They were flexible and friendly and tailored their performance to suit our needs. It was a great evening! “

– Tine Thygesen, Event Coordinator Motor Trade Association, Annual Conference 2004 in Christchurch.

“A fantastic night of music, dancing and fun at the Tai Tapu Celtic Ball. A huge success.”
Kersten Seales, Tai Tapu School PTA, 2005

“The toe-tapping music was great, enhancing an exceptionally enjoyable evening for all the conference participants. The animated participation by everyone is testimony to the welcoming and entertaining manner of Stu Bougen’s band and caller. Thoroughly enjoyable evening for all.”

Rachel Hannah, Conference Committee 05, NZ Assoc of Mathematics