Reidun is available for weddings, as a solo harpist, with uilleann piper/singer Barry Lynch, or with Guitarist Paul de Grae as the duo Amala, or in a group setting of 3 or more musicians. She is based near Killarney, Co. Kerry and travels nationwide. A harpist with over 25 years of professional experience, Reidun plays for church ceremonies and civil/humanist weddings alike, and can also be booked for drinks receptions, to perform during the meal or the next day. If you book both ceremony & drinks reception, you’ll get a discount for the package!

Please feel free to contact Reidun if you have any specific wishes or questions (see contact form below).

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The big walnut harp fits perfectly into these elegant surroundings!

Duo with Uilleann Piper/Singer Barry Lynch:

Both musicians are available for both civil and religious wedding ceremonies, as well as drinks receptions, as a duo or accompanied by one or two more musicians.

Listen to Barry singing here:

The Uilleann Pipes (Irish bagpipes) are very suitable for a wedding ceremony, especially the Entrance and Recessional.

As for the drinks reception part, the duo can offer a wide range of Irish traditional dance tunes, lively songs, slow tunes, and even song requests.

Barry plays Uilleann Pipes, Mandolin, Banjo, Low & Tin Whistles, Harmonica, and knows a wide range of Songs.

Please to not hesitate to get in contact if you are thinking about a particular song to be performed on your special day. Barry’s repertoire is vast and a list of his songs would be too long to fit onto this website!

The duo gets good feedback wherever they play, such as this review from a young couple:

“We got married on Friday 6th September. We asked Reidun and Barry to play at our drinks reception in the Killarney Oaks. They were just what we were looking for from start to finish they were professional and organised. We would highly recommend them. We would 100% book them again. 10/10 first class. Lawrence & Jennifer.”

From “Weddingsonline”: “Reidun is a wonderfully talented harpist. Booking her was made easier by being able to check out her repertoire on her website and YouTube. Even during the various lockdowns and changing restrictions she was so easy to contact and communicate with. On the day itself, even the snow and icy roads didn’t stop her. I think harp music is particularly nice with the smaller weddings but we chose to add Barry to accompany the harp. He is talented on many instruments. He also sang the Psalm for us. Great duo. Apart from the music, Reidun’s smile was very reassuring as I could see her throughout the ceremony while our friends and family sat behind us. Highly recommend!!31st Dec 2020, Eimear & Con

Barry Lynch on Uilleann Pipes
More about the duo harp & pipes:

Trio with Barry Lynch & Brendan O’Sullivan:

Duo “Amala” with Paul de Grae (guitar):

Harp & Guitar Music from Ireland & Elsewhere

Amala is a Kerry-based duo with Reidun Schlesinger on harp and Paul de Grae on guitar.

Amala plays music from several centuries, in original arrangements. The core of Amala’s repertoire is Irish: traditional Irish tunes, and music from the Irish harp repertoire; the duo also plays tunes from various continental European countries, Renaissance and early classical pieces, some jazz, and our own (rather jazz-tinged) compositions. Feel free to check out Amala’s website:

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Outdoor performances:

Reidun is available for outdoor performances – weather permitting! This small Irish harp is very easy to transport and can be carried to the “wildest” places in nature, e.g. onto a cliff…

As for outdoor performances: I usually don’t play outdoors in the winter (between Mid-October & Mid-March). If we’re lucky and it’s dry and above 15 degrees centigrade I’m happy to play outdoors though! I’d need to be sheltered from the wind, if there is on the day, because wind interferes with the strings. As for temperature/dampness: the speed of the tunes will be affected by cold weather conditions. If it is cold and damp, my fingers will be stiff and the harp, usually kept at room temperature, will get out of tune. If it’s raining, an alternative location must be provided.

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