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“Let Me In is a stunning musical achievement”

“We loved your performance and cannot wait to welcome you back. Your music was perfect for our demographic as well. Cheers!”
- Conrad Venti
Venti's Cafe + Basement Bar • Downtown Salem Venti's Cafe + Taphouse • South Salem
Salem, Oregon

“Constant Billy has performed for the Willamette Heritage Center (WHC) for our last two signature events. They are easy to work with, excellent communicators, timely with all the information we requested of them, and most of all super fun to listen to! The attendees at our events have enjoyed their enthusiasm and music. We are fortunate to have found Emily & Bill and are looking forward to working with them for more of our events!”
- Michelle Cordova, Executive Director
Willamette Heritage Center
Salem, Oregon

“.. I paired that last song with Salem Celtic Americana band Constant Billy: “The Ballad of Johnny Collier” from ”Let Me In”. Lots of traditional-sounding Celtic-type tunes on this record, and a couple of other things that are Americana-based. It’s a good record! Gonna play more from it.”
- Marc Albert “Americana Alley” radio show on KMUZ Salem
88.5 and 100.7 FM, and online at

“We absolutely loved having Constant Billy perform at The Oregon Garden's Holiday Bazaar. Bill and Emily are a lovely couple! They were punctual, they interacted with the audience while performing, and they sounded great. I heard nothing but good things about them from our attendees.”
-Jaden Meisenheimer, Events
Oregon Garden Foundation |
879 W. Main Street | P.O. Box 155 | Silverton, OR 97381

“You guys were awesome! Thank you so much for playing with us, you're welcome back anytime!”
- Marysa Howard, Marketing Director
Bentley's Coffee
Salem, Oregon

“Constant Billy performed for our fundraising event and we were delighted with the energy, professionalism and quick turnaround from song to song. They set up quickly and made use of the provided equipment to make it work well. The couple’s positive energy helped energize our event and we would gladly have them back again.”
- Terry Scott, Executive Director
B-17 Alliance Foundation
Salem, Oregon

”Constant Billy is a pleasure to work with. Skilled musicians Emily and Bill are courteous and professional. They have good communication with the venue, come prepared, start and finish on time, and are safety-conscious. Their show is fun, as is their interaction with the audience. We look forward to having them back!”
- Karen Freeman, President
Lord & Schryver Conservancy/Gaiety Hollow
Salem, Oregon.

”A new day has dawned. There's a new band in the neighborhood, Constant Billy. Featuring artists formerly of Furagh Larq and Nobody's Reel, this group brings to the stage an incredible, eclectic repertoire of intricate harmonies, fine instrumentals and stuff you just don't hear every day.”

Constant Billy is a vibrant, talented and exciting group, well worth seeing in a live performance.”
-Tom Schwerdt, Celtic Core program, KEOS Radio 89.1FM

”Constant Billy is wide open enough to mingle some European gypsy-jazzy Hot Club of Paris sounds with Rock riffs a la The Ventures or Buddy Holly… still, (Constant Billy) has stopped off long enough for tradition in songs like Rattlin’ Roarin’ Willie, about the eternal fiddler’s dilemma of having to decide between selling the fiddle and having drinks, and keeping the instrument and going thirsty.”
-Winnie Czulinski, Drone On! The High History of Celtic Music

”Let Me In, the long awaited CD by Constant Billy is finally here! And worth the wait. 15 great tracks and about 45 minutes of wonderful music. The songs while traditional are not the ones usually seen on Celtic albums. The CD showcases the incredible voice of Emily Standish, a powerful voice that conveys purity, wistfulness and beauty. My personal favorite is "Calon Lan" (The Shining Heart) which never fails to move me; it is sung in both Welsh and English. Bill's good humor and mellow baritone round out the selections. The cover art is a long shadow of Bill & Emily -appropriate since folk music coming down to us through the ages "casts a long shadow" as do Emily & Bill! And now the rest of the world can enjoy their music through this CD.”

Constant Billy wowed the crowd at the 3rd Annual Gathering of the Celts. Emily's voice is always compelling and Bill is very "constant" and talented in keeping the audience entertained. Bill's song about a songwriter's nightmare, a runaway creation, was a big hit and got a lot of laughs. Bill makes the story behind the song come alive in everything he sings. Their harmony together is a joy to listen to.”
-Dianna Shipman, Coordinator, GATHERING OF THE CELTS

“Maybe the old Witch of the Westmereland never had it so good…Constant Billy took that traditional Archie Fisher song, usually performed with a kind of slow majesty. ‘We picked up the tempo, put a swing beat behind it, and lightened the whole thing up a little’ says CB vocalist/strings-player Bill Galbraith. Pop, classical, a cappella vocals and more flavour the sound of Constant Billy (the ironic name of a Morris Dance and song). They’re a flexible bunch. Lead vocalist Emily Standish, musically bred to symphonies and theatres, fills in with tin whistle, recorder and Bodhran.”

”Constant Billy's Let Me In is a stunning musical achievement. By turns humorous, poignant, romantic, and rife with merriment, the Celtic treasures of this collection charm and entertain the listener with unforgettable power and musicianship. For many years, my wife and I have followed contemporary ensembles which keep the Celtic musical tradition startlingly alive, and none can match the freshness, vitality, and artistry of Constant Billy.”
- Larry D. Thomas, Poet Laureate of Texas