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Dana Starkell

Classical Guitar from Davenport, IA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$200 - $2000 per event
**WINNER OF "TOP NATIONAL GUITARIST" ON GIGMASTERS**
Dana Starkell received Gigmasters Best of 2012 ~ 2014 awards as a solo classical guitarist. Dana performs at a wide range of events including wedding ceremonies, receptions, cocktail hours, corporate, and other private functions. You will appreciate his prompt and professional service. Dana has a great passion for music, extensive performing experience, and a large repertoire of elegant and romantic classical guitar music to compliment your event, large or small. Dana is a dedicated musician who is based in the Midwest and performs throughout the United States.

Dana began his solo career while undertaking a Guinness world record 12,000 mile canoe trip from Canada to Brazil. (Soon to be a major film based on the best selling adventure book "Paddle To The Amazon".) During a break from the voyage, Dana was befriended by Philip Keiler -- a student of famed New York guitarist, Alice Artz. This friendship led to Dana's first formal concert at The University of West Indies in Port of Spain, Trinidad and followed by an informal performance in Belem, Brazil. After returning from South America, Dana won the Senior Classical Guitar category of the Canadian held Manitoba Music Festival. More recently, Dana has attended master classes held by world renowned classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, and taken lessons from John Sutherland, David Brandon, and Norbert Kraft. Dana's six recordings include three CD set of Renaissance, Spanish, and Baroque classical guitar masterpieces - Bach, Vivaldi, De Visée, Tárrega, Sanz, Satie.

Book Dana today for your special event and receive an autographed CD!
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100+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!
2011 - Top Guitarist

Wedding Ceremony

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With 3 days notice, I contracted with Dana to provide music for a very small chapel wedding to surprise the bride and groom. Dana's website was an enormous help, allowing me to listen to the pieces before we selected the music. Dana did a great job. We were delighted with his professional, unobtrusive service. Most importantly, the music was positively lovely and truly added to the special day. The guests commented on how much they loved the music. We wished he didn't have to stop and that we could have taken him along to play for the rest of the evening! I highly recommend Dana for a wedding and think he'd be great for a full night of musical entertainment.

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Bridal Shower

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Dana played at my future daughter in law's shower in Chicago. He was great.!! Our guests (and myself) loved his music. He was punctual, highly professional and accommodating. I would definitely invite him back for future parties.

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Celebration

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Dana was perfect for our wedding shower. I received many compliments on his performance. He tried to provide soft and enjoyable sounds to allow the crowd to socialize thru the event. Thanks again Dana.

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PAST EVENTS
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2016
Sep
10
Vander Veer Conservatory
Davenport, IA
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2016
Sep
10
German American Heritage Center
Davenport, IA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Sep
17
Prarie Oak Lodge
Marion, IA
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2016
Oct
1
Glen Oaks Country Club
West Des Moines, IA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Oct
28
Duluth Convention Center
Duluth, MN
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2016
Jul
3
Wedding
Princeton, IL
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Jun
25
Wedding
Galena, IL
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Jun
18
Celebration
Cedar Rapids, IA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Jun
11
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Galesburg, IL
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2016
Jun
11
Wedding Ceremony
Galesburg, IL
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2016
May
24
Des Moines Marriott
Des Moines, IA
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Autographed CD
 
WEDDING-Traditional
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WEDDING-Contemporary
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Here Comes The Bride
Richard Wagner
A Time For Us
Romeo and Juliet
Wedding March
Felix Mendelssohn
All You Need Is Love
The Beatles
Canon in D (Pachelbel's Canon)
Johann Pachelbel
And I Love Her
The Beatles
Ave Maria
Johann Sebastian Bach
Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles
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Classical Acoustic Guitar
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Celebrations
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Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fund Raisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Please note Dana Starkell will also travel to Pleasant Valley, Rock Island, Bettendorf, Moline, Mc Causland, Eldridge, Buffalo, Blue Grass, East Moline, Hampton, Milan, Montpelier, Walcott, Andalusia, Silvis, Carbon Cliff, Coal Valley, Dixon, Donahue, Long Grove, Barstow, Le Claire, Rapids City, Taylor Ridge, Stockton, Colona, Princeton, Port Byron, Durant, New Liberty.
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