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).
Check out Reidun’s Youtube Playlist:
Check out Reidun’s Solo Harp Repertoire:
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:
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.”
Trio with Barry Lynch & Brendan O’Sullivan:
Duo “Amala” with Paul de Grae (guitar):
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: http://www.amala.ie
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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