The Celtic harp is easily portable and can be moved to various locations in accordance with the events of your day. It is suitable for either large or intimate gatherings and can be played outdoors, with the option of amplification when required.
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Pachelbel's Canon in D
Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride) – Wagner
La Sola Grazia – Renaissance Italian
Pastorale – Marcel Grandjany
Flower Duet (From Lakmé by Leo Délibes)
Presto – Jean Chrétien Bach
Parthenia- Savourna Stevenson
Déirín Dé – Èamonn Ó Gallchobhair
Menuet – Johann Heinrich Buttstedt
O’ Carolan’s Concerto
Princess Royal (Miss Mac Dermot)
O’ Carolan’s Welcome
O’ Carolan’s Air
O’ Carolan’s Farewell To Music
Brian Boru’s March
She Moves Through The Fair (With vocals)
The Foggy Dew
A Trip To Sligo
Harp Of Gold
Fields Of Gold (With or without vocals)
The Dark Island
Skye Boat Song
Black is the Colour (With or without vocals)
plus more modern pieces requested by previous happy clients...
River Flows in you - Yiruma
The Rose - Bette Midler (With vocals)
Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland
My Cup It Runneth Over - Tom Jones
My Heart Will Go On - Theme from Titanic
I am a full time professional musician and I frequently travel across the UK. I generally drive to and from a booking on the same day, only charging fuel costs in addition to the music fee if required. If the event is at such a distance that it necessitates overnight accommodation I include a bit extra for B&B. I also sometimes perform abroad.
I arrive at the venue a minimum of an hour before the event to allow plenty of time to find out where I’m playing and to set up and tune up.
I play Celtic harp, which has a very personal, romantic, intimate tone. Made by Pilgrim Harps who are well established, high quality harp makers whom I recommend to my students when they are choosing a new harp. I play a mixture of classical and Celtic music and some renaissance pieces.
They sound very similar but the main difference is that orchestral harps have foot pedals for changing key, whereas Celtic harps have semi-tone levers. I have a lever on every string which means I can play in any key and often change key whilst playing. Celtic harps are very portable as they are smaller than orchestral harps. This can be very useful at weddings if required to move to different locations during the course of the day.
I often play acoustically, especially for wedding ceremonies, but I also can use high quality, compact amplification equipment for larger outdoor events or during the drinks reception or meal when required.
Yes, my equipment is annually PAT Tested and certificated. I am a member of the MU with full Public Liability Insurance - £10,000,000.
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Hear clips of Ramona playing celtic harp from her CD on the listening page
Ramona can also offer various options for the evening entertainment; co-ordinating your music throughout the day and evening into one cohesive music package.
Ramona sings and plays fiddle and whistle in various professional bands. Whether you are looking for subtle background music, lively jigs and reels or a ceilidh / barndance with a caller, Ramona can advise you and make all the arrangements required to continue the Celtic flavour and flow of your special event.
Experienced at organising events; Ramona is also a member of the Musicians Union and has full Public Liability Insurance and high quality PA equipment which is PAT tested.
Hi Ramona, I am delighted to let you have my feedback on the Ceilidh Band. You were brilliant from the minute we made the first enquiry. You answered all of the questions we had with speed and efficiency and were so much more helpful than the others we contacted. The booking process was very straight forward and we were thoroughly pleased with the outcome. The band were just brilliant, so enthusiastic! So many people after our wedding commented that they had really enjoyed the dancing and music - it was a great way for all ages and abilities to get up and dance (or at least attempt too!) I would not hesitate in recommending them. Many thanks for all of your assistance.Julie, Norwich„
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For more info about evening entertainment go to the barndance ceilidh band page