Classical music for wedding ceremonies

LAURA MCFADDEN - CELLIST - PROVIDING YOUR SOUNDTRACK

 
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WELL HELLO THERE

MUSIC FOR ANY OCCASION

Let me tell you a little bit about myself.


I have been playing cello since I was the ripe age of 7.  I studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and Queen's University, Belfast, whilst playing with local event ensembles and teaching cello in local schools.


In 2012, I up sticks and relocated to sunny Perth, Western Australia. Here, I played with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra, Perth Symphony Orchestra, Fremantle Chamber Orchestra and the West Australian Philharmonic Orchestra, performing with many highly acclaimed musicians, including Olivia Newton John, John Farnham, Tony Hedley and Rudoph Koelman. I also performed with many local event ensembles, such as Dolce Ensembles, Sweethearts Music, Heavenstrings and Les Trois Amies, the latter of which I was a core member. I also performed in my own ensembles: Mill Point Quartet and Cut Common Duo. I have since moved back to Ireland, where I frequently perform with the Ulster Orchestra and RTE orchestras, as well as other Belfast-based event ensembles including The Ulster Quartet, Aria String Quartet, Arco String Quartet, Ionian String Quartet and The Cellists Ensemble. I have recorded on several records for local artists including Malojian, Arborist, Ryan Vail, Ciara O'Neill, Mandy Bingham, Amy Montgomery, Jess McAllister, Sam Wickens, Robocobra Quartet, Phil Kieran, ROE and the Wood Burning Savages, and work regularly with producers such as Declan Legge (Jealous of the Birds) and Declan Gaffney (U2).  

But enough about me, how are you?

 

YOU'RE GETTING MARRIED!

CONGRATULATIONS!

How exciting! You must be under a lot of stress. Well, let me help you tick the music off the list of things-to-do. I am able to provide pre-ceremony music at your venue, music throughout your ceremony, whether it be religious or civil, as well as during pre-dinner drinks. I can provide advice on when to have music played during your ceremony and will happily suggest appropriate pieces. However, if you have 'your song' in mind, all you need do is let me know and I will have it ready to melt your heart.

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BUSINESS DRINKS

TIP: A STRONG HANDSHAKE SPEAKS VOLUMES

Out for a drink with your colleagues? No problem. Some light background music is just the ticket to lighten the mood and help you forget about work. I have a wide selection of beautiful pieces that will soften the atmosphere, help you and your workmates relax and enjoy your night out.

EVERYTHING ELSE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! MERRY CHRISTMAS! SHHHH, IT'S A SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT ....

Whatever you might be looking music for, I can help. Solo cello is such a wonderful way to add something extra to the occasion you are planning. With such a vast range of repertoire and styles, together we can find just the right soundtrack for you.

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REPERTOIRE

HAVE A LOOK AT THE PIECES AVAILABLE. IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING SPECIAL IN MIND, JUST LET ME KNOW!*

Classical:

Bach: Cello Suites 1-3

Bach: Air

Bach: Arioso

Bach: Jesu Joy

Bach : Marche

Bach: Menuet in G

Boccherini: Minuet in A

Delibes: Flower Duet

Elgar: Salut D'amour

Franck: Panis Anglicus

Gluck: Andante

Handel: Queen of Sheba

Handel: Arie from Xerxes

Lottie: Aria

Marie: La Cinquantaine

Massenet: Meditation

Mendelssohn: Bridal March

Mouret: Rondeau

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Pachelbel: Canon in D

Saint-Saens: The Swan

Schumann: Lento

Trad: Greensleeves

Trad: Oh Danny Boy

Vivaldi: Spring, Autumn and Winter from the Four Seasons

Wagner: Bridal Chorus


Popular:

All of Me - John Legend

All You Need is Love - The Beatles

Angel - Sarah McLoughlin

Angels - Robbie Williams

Ashoken Farewell - Trad

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri

At Last - Etta James

A whole New World from Aladdin

Beautiful Day - U2

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel

Burn for you - John Farnham

Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John

Can't help Falling in Love - Elvis

Chapel of Love - Dixie Cups

Crazy Little Thing called Love - Queen

Danny Boy - Trad

Eternal Flame - The Bangles

Everlong - Foo Fighters

Everything I Do - Bryan Adams

Fields of gold - Sting

Friday I'm in Love - The Cure

From this Moment On - Shania Twain

Gabriels Oboe 

Glasgow Love Theme from Love Actually

Greensleeves

Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

Harry Potter Theme

Heaven - Brian Adams

Here comes the sun - The Beatles

If you're not the one - Daniel Bedingfield

I just called to say I love you - Stevie Wonder

It must be love - Madness

Love Story - Taylor Swift

L-O-V-E - Nat King Cole

Make you Feel my Love - Adele

Marry you - Bruno Mars

Moondance - Van Morrison

Moon River

Mr. Blue Sky - ELO

One Day Like This - Elbow

Runaway - Corrs

She - Elvis Costello

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Songbird - Christine McVie

The Prayer - Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli

Viva La Vida - Coldplay 

You Raise Me Up - Secret Garden

A selection of hymns are also available


*The above pieces are an example of the solo cello pieces I have available. Please email for a more extensive ensemble repertoire list. I am also able to arrange and perform other songs of your choice, as long as they are arrangeable and playable. Any additional songs requested and performed that are in need of arranging will be subject to an additional small charge. See pricing for details.

 
 



PRICE LIST*

All prices are for solo cello.
*A 100 euro/pound, non-refundable booking fee is included in the prices stated below.
Certain venues may be subject to an additional travel charge. Get in touch for your personalised quote. 
Additional song requests for solo cello are free of charge. Songs requested that are not stated in the repertoire list will be subject to a 20 euro/pound additional charge per piece (Duo or larger ensemble only).

1 HOUR

250

An hour booking is perfect for civil ceremonies, drinks receptions, corporate functions and more. Short and sweet, it is the perfect addition to your civil ceremony and adds a touch of class for your event.

1.5 HOURS

300

This is an excellent length of time if you are having a church wedding. It allows time for pre-ceremony entertainment and music throughout the entirety of your ceremony. This also works for post ceremony/pre-dinner drinks or afternoon lunch with the ladies.

2 HOURS

350

The perfect length of time for your party. Whether it be a birthday, retirement or engagement soiree, 2 hours is lovely length of time to cover everything on the jukebox. (Happy birthday can be played free of charge)

 

CONTACT

Give me a call 10am - 3pm Mon - Sat


Or email me any time

If you would prefer a string duo, trio or the traditional string quartet, additional instrumentalists can be arranged for your special day subject to availability.


Please do not hesitate to get in touch and I’ll be happy to help with any questions you might have. I look forward to hearing from you.


Laura

+353838249215 / +447481287452

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