Let us introduce you to the romantic sound of the Dulcimer, an ancient instrument that has been
played for about 1,500 years. Damian uses the Hammer style, producing a sound that evokes the sound of bells, unobtrusively filling the space with a sound that is relaxing and atmospheric.
His current wedding repertoire includes many Celtic songs and tunes that are full of romance,
such as “She moves through the fair”, and “Ned of the Hill” Classics such as Pachelbel’s “Canon in D major” and modern favourites such as “The Heart will go on” and “Friday I’m in love” can also be included.
Ideas to consider for your ceremony:
Welcoming music: As people are coming in to the wedding ceremony and settling down, Damian can play a selection of tunes on the dulcimer, jigs and reels as well as atmospheric pieces such as his own composition “Raintrickle”.
The Ceremony: You may like to have a piece played unobtrusively at a special point in the ceremony under spoken words, or a romantic song instead of a reading or poem.
Signing the Register: You may like to have some music played whilst the Bride and Groom
Procession: Damian could play a rousing tune, or the classic “Canon in D Major” as the couple leave the Ceremony.
Celtic themed weddings: These are becoming more and more popular. Damian is happy to wear an Irish Saffrom Kilt.
Handfastings: These ceremonies are being considered by many people and the Dulcimer fits in beautifully. It is easy to transport and set up in a woodland grove.
Costs: These would need to be finalised but as a guide, a minimum fee of £100 for up to two hours at the ceremony and reception, plus travel at 45 pence per mile. Each hour thereafter would be £40.
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Ned of the Hill
Swing goes higher
Eleanor Plunkett/Si Bheg