Carolan - Celtic Harp & Violin

Carolan - Celtic Harp & Violin

Who are we ?

We are a duo of Celtic harp and violin, and our inspiration is moody and evocative Celtic music from around the British Isles.

In playing our settings of this timeless music we try to capture something of the elusive Celtic spirit, and create a strong sense of mood and character for the listener.  The music may be gentle and romantic, or wistful and nostalgic, sometimes very intense, other times more lilting and tender ... but always compelling. 

Lively jigs, reels and marches feature in our large repertoire too, along with music drawn from films and musicals and a growing selection of popular contemporary numbers. 

In fact the possibilities are endless, because if a favourite tune is not in our repertoire already we are happy to create a duo setting especially for you.  For special occasions - such as a wedding or anniversary - it’s a lovely way to add a really personal touch!

Our Style -

Our style might best be described as a 'crossover' between the conventions of traditional and classical music.  It is unique, and is enjoyed by a wide range of audiences because it combines carefully structured settings with strong emotional appeal.  This effect is heightened by the rich, warm blend of sound of our two instruments.

Playing for Concerts and Private Functions -

We are an experienced professional duo, and have presented many concerts in and around London.  We have also appeared as guest artists with other musicians.

Our unique performance style and excellent presentation make Carolan the perfect choice for providing music for any special occasion.

Ideally suited for gatherings of up to 100 people, choose Carolan if you are considering live music for a wedding, reception, dinner, or garden party.  Settings formal and informal, indoors or outdoors (weather permitting !)

With sufficient notice, Carolan is able to travel anywhere in the country for concerts and private bookings.  So, if you are seeking something just a little bit different to add the finishing touch to an occasion or special event, don't hesitate to make contact - wherever you are.

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