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Maggie Sansone's Celtic & Renaissance Ensemble

Celtic Duo from Washington, DC - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$500 - $2500 per event
Maggie's Celtic and Renaissance Ensemble creates a magical tapestry of sound for your wedding, reception or special event. One on America's best known hammered dulcimer performers and recording artists, Maggie's ensemble has earned wide praise for performances for many special occasions including weddings, receptions, costumed themed events and concerts. Maggie has appeared at America's Kennedy Center stages (both the Concert hall and the Millennium Stage, toured the USA and performs at Celtic and Renaissance festivals. She is owner of the award winning Celtic record label Maggie's Music, and has been featured on CBS-TV "Sunday Morning and frequently heard on National Public Radio. Fiona Ritchie, NPR host of The Thistle & Shamrock said "Maggie's music is a gathering place of much acoustic and inspired Celtic music in the USA."

The music features Celtic and Renaissance music as well as early american music and themes performed solo and in duos and various ensembles with Maggie Sansone on hammered dulcimer who is joined by Celtic harp and more depending on your budget, the music works beautifully as a duo or trio or can be expanded to a larger ensemble for larger events.

Instruments added are: classical guitar, flute, recorder, fiddle, guitar, cello. Maggie's Music will provide their trademark sound that combines sparkling sounds, the elegance and beauty of a chamber music ensemble and a joyous energy that will put a smile on your face. The instruments create lush and richly textured layers of sound and is drawn from traditional Celtic music (jigs and reels, airs and waltzes from Ireland and Scotland); Early music (Renaissance & Baroque music such as Bach's Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Pachabel's Canon in D), familiar hymns. (Popular tunes can be added upon request). Special music presentations and highlights can be added to your event: music for children with Maggie's "Rover dance-The dancing Irish Puppets"; sing-a longs of traditional Irish songs for informal gatherings; special educational presentations for senior citizens and groups. Maggie's ensemble can perform in period costume for special theme weddings such as Renaissance, Scottish (wearing of kilt) Colonial- Civil war reenactments and Early American attire. Create your own "river-dance" excitement for your parties...with added vocalist and Irish step dancers!

The Washington Post said, "Maggie's music is a transporting experience with a rich assortment of melancholy refrains and sparkling reels and jigs ingeniously arranged and brimming with rhythmic vitality and with themes that range from Celtic mythology to medieval to contemporary."

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"The most wonderful accompaniment of music for our wedding, your music echoing through the castle made it come alive and transported our guests to another time.." Wedding client, Baltimore, Maryland

"Great melodies that provide the perfect soundtrack to even the most trying days.!" Wedding Client, Virginia
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Numerous people were interested in knowing who was playing at the wedding. Everyone was quite impressed with the music and thought it was just right for the English Garden theme of the wedding.

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The Celtic music added just the right touch to the outdoor, country setting and matched the tone of the wedding. We were very pleased.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2017
Jan
8
Rams Head On Stage
Annapolis, MD
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2016
Dec
1
Celtic Holiday Concert Baldwins Station
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2016
Dec
1
Celtic Holiday Concert Baldwins Station
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2016
Dec
1
Celtic Holiday Concert Baldwins Station
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2014
May
10
Creative Alliance at The Patterson
Baltimore, MD
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2014
May
4
Sheep & Wool Festival
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2014
May
3
The 40th Annual Sheep & Wool Festival
West Friendship, MD
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Irish Jigs and reels
Traditional Celtic
Irish and Scottish Wedding March
Traditional
Goddesses-An English Country Dance tune
Trad.England
Simple Gifts
Shaker Hymn
Greensleeves-What Child is This
Traditional English
Amazing Grace
Traditional Scotland
Edelweiss
The Sound of Music
Jesu
Joy of Man's Desiring
Minuet in G
J.S.Bach
Irish airs
Turlough O’Carolan
Acoustic Duo
Celtic Duo
Irish Duo
Acoustic Trio
Celtic Trio
Irish Trio
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Please note Maggie Sansone's Celtic & Renaissance Ensemble will also travel to Mount Rainier, Brentwood, Hyattsville, Bladensburg, Arlington, Capital Heights, Capitol Heights, Takoma Park, Adelphi Chillum, Cheverly, College Park, New Carrollton, Riverdale, Suitland, Alexandria, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, District Heights, Oxon Hill, Silver Spring, Temple Hills, Falls Church, Greenbelt, Lanham, Beltsville, Glen Echo, Kensington, Mc Lean, Southern Md Facility, Upper Marlboro.
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