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Celtic Twist

Music

Overview

  • Acoustic Harp and Guitar
  • Wide repertoire of traditional Scottish/Irish music, classical, modern classics and even the odd original composition
  • Play as an acoustic duo either instrumental on with vocals

Location

The duo is based in South Ayrshire, Scotland and frequently play in South, North and East Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Standard Set Times

  • Anywhere between 1 hour and 2 hours

About this Act

Scottish Harp and Guitar Duo Celtic Twist have a great sound, perfect for wedding ceremonies and for any private function where you are looking for something refined and elegant to create an ambiance no one will forget. The romantic sounds of the Scottish harp blend and dovetail with the guitar in this unique-sounding combination.

Philippa (harp) and Dave (guitar) have an extensive repertoire. They arrange Scottish and Irish traditional music, popular pieces from the classical repertoire, more modern classics and they also write a lot of their own music. Performing acoustically, they create a beautifully relaxing and subtle atmosphere for any occasion.

They are happy to talk with you regarding your wedding ceremony soundtrack, give advice when requested and listen to your suggestions and requests. They are very popular for wedding ceremonies, but are often asked to play for a small reception as well.

As regards the ceremony, Phil and Dave will perform for 20 mins prior to the arrival of the bride, to entertain guests while they wait. They will then play for the arrival and entrance of the bride, the signing of the register and the exit of the bride and groom.

Phil and Dave both sing and are happy to do so if requested. If however you prefer an entirely instrumental performance that is fine.

Set List

O'Carolan's Concerto - T. O'Carolan
Canon - J. Pachelbel
J.S. Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
The Flower of the Quern - J. Scott Skinner
Ae Fond Kiss- R.Burns
A Red Red Rose - R.Burns
Annie Laurie - R.Burns
The Fairy Queen -T. O'Carolan
A Thousand Years from Twilight
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - from Wizard of Oz
Moon River - Henry Mancini
Laguna Sunrise - Black Sabbath
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Caledonia - Dougie Maclean
500 Miles I'm Gonna Be - The Proclaimers
Black is the Colour - Scottish Traditional
The Singing Bird - Irish Traditional
The Athol Highlanders/The Hundred Pipers-Scottish Traditional
Come By the Hills - Scottish Traditional
Seascapes - Holland and Palmley
The Water is Wide - Scottish Traditional
Bonnie Doon - Robbie Burns
Brian Boru's March - Irish Traditional
Inisheer/The Blackbird - Irish Traditional
The Wild Geese - Irish Traditional
Mrs Jamieson's Favorite - Scottish Traditional

Lineup

  • Duo comprising Philippa on Scottish Harp/vocals
    and Dave on Guitar/ Vocals

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