Humanist wedding ceremony

Music for a humanist wedding ceremony in the Scottish Borders We had a beautiful day down at the stunning Dryburgh Abbey providing music for a lovely humanist wedding ceremony. The celebrant was Fiona Thomas  and the weather was fabulous, allowing for an outside ceremony in the grounds of the Abbey. Humanist weddings are very personal and we try to reflect this…

How loud?

How loud at Houston House How loud can you play? is often a question we are asked. The simple answer is as loud as you like within reason. For wedding ceremonies and drink receptions we tend to be acoustic and can easily lead hymns for up to 120 people if required. For larger weddings the duo is still fine for…

Culzean Castle Wedding

Wedding in the west at Culzean Castle SEMusic was off on a road trip this weekend to Culzean Castle. Sue was working with Meredith Mccrindle for this wedding and the duo was augmented to a trio by adding violinist Paul Wood. Sometimes we are asked to play as a trio or even a quartet, especially if there are lots of guests.…

Wedding at Fenton Tower

East Lothian Wedding at Fenton Tower Off to East Lothian for a wedding ceremony and drinks reception at Fenton Tower. Fenton Tower is a wedding venue where we can only use clarsach, as the spiral staircase and low doorways make it impossible to fit the concert harp in. Charlotte created some wonderful arrangements of the pieces the bride and groom…

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Baroque to Rabbie In addition to playing in the duo and teaching, I also freelance as a flautist. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe provides opportunities to work with a range of performers at all ages and stages of their careers. Tradition is that on the eve of the Edinburgh International Festival, Ludus Baroque performs the wonderful Bach B…

Wedding Ceremonies

Weddings, Weddings, Weddings It’s been a busy couple of weeks … Started off with a trip to Aberdeen for Sue and Charlotte on behalf of Freak Music, to play for a wedding ceremony. We were asked to play modern music so we used concert harp which filled the venue with sound. Many brides worry about the volume of these instruments…

Royal Yacht Britannia

Royal Yacht Britannia – Golden Wedding Had a wonderful evening playing on board The Royal Yacht Britannia last night as the regular harpist Iain Hood was playing harp somewhere else in Edinburgh. It was an honour to be part of a lovely couple’s golden wedding celebrations, and a very happy and nostalgic evening was had by all. Using pedal harp…