Folk Solos And Duos: Northampton, Northamptonshire - for your Event

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The LA Folk Duo in Northampton, Northamptonshire
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£590 - £830
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They offer a duo of harp with uilleann pipes, flute and whistles - an unusual combination which makes for a head-turning alliance. Their music is foot-tapping and infectious, with a force and life to it. Together they offer a refreshingly modern approach, developing their own sound that is fun, lively and expressive. A favourite for parties in Northampton..

The Duo have already won prizes for their duo act (e.g. The Herschel Irish Young Musician of the Year competition in 2002) and together they create a performance that is tight ... more


BWB Medieval Duo in Northampton, Northamptonshire
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£410 - £500
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If you're looking for something a little different for your wedding reception, then the BWB Duo can provide music, colour, dancing and humour to ensure that your special day goes with a swing. They can play appropriate background music during the ceremony, whilst your reception will be enhanced by the musicians who will stroll around the room singing songs and playing tunes whilst your guests enjoy their meals. A regular performer in Northampton..

BWB can also be booked, along with a caller and either a Piper, Fiddler or Accor ... more


The AC Duo in Northampton, Northamptonshire
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£320 - £580
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This young talented duo consists of acoustic/electric violin and piano. They have performed at venues throughout the country including the Albert Hall and Symphony Hall and have supported famous entertainers such as Barry Manilow and Chris de Burgh.

The duo provide a unique and distinctive musical touch to any special occasion. An attractive option for dinners and events inNorthampton..


Harpist & Vocalist - Jonathan in Northampton, Northamptonshire
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£270 - £430
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Jonathan's evocative harp playing can supply that extra vital ingredient at quiet times during weddings and other more formal occasions.

Jonathan has a unique voice which he complements using a variety of instruments: celtic harp, piano accordion, guitar, reed organ and penny whistle. Whether a charity event in Northampton, or a wedding - well worth considering..

Jonathan spent four years on a remote island community on Canada's West Coast, developing his singing voice and learning the various musical instruments he had collected. Jonathan found himself drawn to th ... more


The YK Historical Music Duo in Northampton, Northamptonshire
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£420 - £750
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In this Duo, harpist Elizabeth is joined by Richard to play for both folk events and authentic historical themed events, for which we can play in costume if requested. Richard is a multi-instrumentalist, from hammered dulcimer to bagpipes (from reproduction Early English bagpipes to Northumbrian smallpipes),
hurdy gurdy, shawm, recorders, wire strung harp and more, and also a range of squeeze boxes from piano accordion to English and Anglo concertinas, and melodeon. A favourite for parties in Northampton.. As well as playing harp, ... more


Country & Western Singer Dave in Northampton, Northamptonshire
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£230 - £620
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Dave sings Country & Western and Wendy works in the background setting up any requests and Dave's song lists. They cover a lot of country songs and also a range from the 50's 60's 70's. They perform mostly for parties that want country music and also garden parties. You can have an evening of all sorts of music from Dave & Wendy and then if you wish a disco as they also have a selection of line dance music. A regular performer in Northampton.. If given notice they can set up special music to add in to the evening.


The ST Duo in Northampton, Northamptonshire
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£280 - £340
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This group present a unique musical tribute to perhaps the greatest collection of love poetry in the English language : William Shakespeare's sonnets. The band consists of two members who provide guitar and vocal accompaniment and a third and most important member, William Shakespeare, the lyricist. An attractive option for dinners and events inNorthampton.. The Trio have set a large collection of the 154 sonnets to music, performing them as songs. They describe their sound as mediaeval pastoral folk meets country blues meets William Shakespeare. A com ... more

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About Northampton

Northampton began life as a Saxon village. It was called Hamm tun, which means the village by the well-watered meadow. Later it was called North Hamm tun, probably to distinguish it from Southampton. The name Northampton first appears in 914. When they occupied Eastern England in the late 9th century the Danes turned the Northampton into a stronghold called a burh. They dug a ditch around the settlement and erected an earth rampart with a wooden palisade on top. Northampton was not just a stronghold it was also a place of trade where craftsmen worked and where goods were bought and sold at a market.

Despite the fact that it was a fortified settlement Northampton was captured and burned by the Danes in 1010. However Northampton soon recovered from this disaster and by the time of the Domesday Book (1086) it probably had a population of about 1,500. That seems tiny to us but settlements were very small in those days. Northampton grew in size in the 12th and 13th centuries and may have reached a population of 2,500 or 3,000 by 1300. Early in the 12th century the first Earl of Northampton built the church of the sepulchre when he returned home from the crusades. no evidence that shoemaking was a major industry in Northampton till much later.

This was supposed to be a copy of a church in Jerusalem. He also fortified Northampton by building stone walls around it. The earl also built a castle to safeguard the town. Northampton gained its first charter in 1189. (A charter was a document granting the townspeople certain rights). Richard I gave the charter in return for money. In 1215 Northampton was given its first mayor. In Northampton there was a market. By the early 13th century it was held in the present Market Place. There were also fairs. A fair was like a market but it was held only once a year for a few days and it would attract buyers and sellers from all over the Midlands. The main industry in Northampton was the manufacture of wool. It was woven and dyed in Northampton. The importance of the wool industry is shown by street names such Mercers Row (a mercer was a dealer in fine cloth), The Drapery and Woolmonger Street. The first shoemaker was mentioned in the early 13th century but there were shoemakers in all medieval towns.

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All Female String Quartets: Northampton, NorthamptonshireCovers Bands: Northampton, NorthamptonshireJazz Trios: Northampton, Northamptonshire
American Barn Dance Bands: Northampton, NorthamptonshireEnglish Barn Dance Bands: Northampton, NorthamptonshireLive Ceremony Music-Weddings: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Bands for New Year & Christmas: Northampton, NorthamptonshireFunction Bands: Northampton, NorthamptonshireParty Bands: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Barn Dance Bands: Northampton, NorthamptonshireHarps: Northampton, NorthamptonshirePop Bands: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Ceili and Barn Dances: Northampton, NorthamptonshireHire Local Live Bands: Northampton, NorthamptonshireScottish Ceilidh Bands: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Ceilidh Bands: Northampton, NorthamptonshireIrish Ceilidh Bands: Northampton, NorthamptonshireString Quartets: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Classical Duos: Northampton, NorthamptonshireJazz Bands: Northampton, NorthamptonshireWedding Ceremony Songs: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Classical Guitarists: Northampton, NorthamptonshireJazz Duos: Northampton, NorthamptonshireWedding Entertainers: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Classical Music For Weddings: Northampton, NorthamptonshireJazz Guitarists: Northampton, NorthamptonshireWedding Music Bands: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Classical Pianists: Northampton, NorthamptonshireJazz Pianists: Northampton, NorthamptonshireWedding Songs: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Classical Singers: Northampton, NorthamptonshireJazz Quartets: Northampton, NorthamptonshireWedding String Quartets: Northampton, Northamptonshire
Classical Solos Duos And Trios: Northampton, NorthamptonshireJazz Solos And Duos: Northampton, NorthamptonshireWind Ensembles: Northampton, Northamptonshire

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