Dearbhail Finnegan and Robin Slater – Harp and Flute Duo

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Nobber, Co. Meath

Nobber, Co. Meath

Dearbhail Finnegan

087 6186305

Mrs2be Wedding Musicians of the Year

We are delighted to announce that we won the “Best Wedding Musicians of the Year” in the Mrs2Be Brides Choice Awards 2015.

Thank you so much to all our brides who nominated us and supported us. It has been a fantastic journey that would not be possible without them.

We look forward to making all our future couples just as happy in the coming year. From both of us a big ‘ Thank You!”

Nothing sets the mood or expresses emotion quite like music. The delicate sound of the flute and harp provide exquisite music, giving an elegant touch creating the perfect atmosphere for you and your guests on your wedding day.

To ensure your planning is stress-free, we offer unlimited consultation by phone, email or in-person.

Unsure of what to select? We offer recommendations based on your preferences, or we can choose music for you. If your requested selection is not in our repertoire, we’ll track it down or custom arrange it especially for you, if possible, all at no extra charge.

Post ceremony we can provide background music for your cocktail hour or reception.

Check our availability for your special day and receive a custom price quote.

Sound samples of our music can be heard at www.dearbhailfinnegan.com

Biography:

Dearbhail Finnegan was brought up in a wonderful family steeped in traditional Irish music, in the village of Nobber, Co. Meath, Ireland, the birthplace of Turlough O’Carolan. Since 1996 she has combined a busy solo performance career as well as being director of the Meath Harp Academy, a centre for learning Irish harp which has a student base of forty harpers. Dearbhail has released five recordings and more recently was chosen to record a track on “Masters of the Irish Harp” CD. She has also published a book of Irish Harp arrangements.Highlights include performing for President Bill Clinton in the Whitehouse, Washington D.C. during the 50th anniversary of NATO, seniorities at The House of Commons, London and President Barrack Obama during his visit to Ireland in 2011.

Robin Slater has appeared in the USA performances of Sound of Angels, Can’t Stop Dancing, Feet of Fire, Fiery Fiddles and When Irish Eyes are Smiling. Robin’s television credits include three Royal Variety Shows performing for Her Majesty The Queen, A Night of a 100 Stars for HRH Princess Anne, The Lawrence Oliver Awards, The Evening Standard Awards, Live! at the Piccadilly Theatre, Live at the London Palladium and The South-bank Show, and was a double for the late Kenny Everett.

While performing in the West End, Robin met Dearbhail, the romance included all things Irish and in time Robin and Dearbhail were married and settled permanently in Ireland. Robin developed and interest in Irish traditional music and mastered both the Silver Flute and the Bodhran. Today they perform worldwide and the combination is ‘Magical!’.

Combining exquisite sound and exceptional talent, Dearbhail & Robin offer many years of performance experience.

Dearbhail and Robin collaborated to create many shows for the International Festival ‘World-Fest’ in Branson, Missouri. From 2012-15 they headlined their own show where they were a huge success amongst the clientele of Silver Dollar City.

Robin and Dearbhail continue to perform worldwide as Harp and Silver Flute Duo. On occasions have played for Ireland’s past President Mary McAleese. They have appeared in Italy, Brazil, UK, Israel, USA, Zurich, Switzerland & Australia by appointment of the Irish Embassy.

In 2013 they recorded their first duo album entitled Enchanted, and traveled extensively throughout Europe & USA. A new album Soft Whispers was recorded in 2015, inspired after a visit to the Holy Land.

The versatility of their music makes them the perfect choice for any occasion.

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 9 reviews
Wedding Date: 25/10/2013

"A massive thanks for helping to make our wedding day the amazing day that it was, we really really appreciate all time and effort you put into playing the gorgeous music that you played at our reception.

So many people came up to us afterwards to ask about you and compliment your playing. It was so lovely to have you there.

We will definitely recommend you for future events.

Mel & Dave (Comerford)

Thank you so much for fantastic duet you performed at our wedding in Westport on july 23rd. So many of our guests said you were brilliant, thanks for creating the perfect atmosphere.

Thank you for your wonderful music and professionalism on our wedding day. It truly added to make our day very special.

Thank you so much for your beautiful music at our wedding in The Glebe House on 10/8/2012. We couldn't of wished for better from you both. People are still talking about it.

Thank you both so much for an amazing performance at our ceremony. You were extraordinary & people were talking about your beautiful music months after. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

The combination of flute and harp for our ceremony was a talking point throughout the day, thanks again for your wonderful music and your professionalism on a truly memorable day.

I am so happy you were part of our special day, I was watching the video back and remembered how beautiful your music was, it was exactly what was pictured and hoped for, thank you so much.

We had Dearbhail Finnegan & Robin play at our wedding. They are a harp & flute duo and they were amazing! They are from kells, Meath and travelled to mayo. They cost €450 but were worth that & more....
Music: Dearbhail Finnegan & Robin (Harp & flute) Absolutely amazing amazing amazing

Ceremony:
I walked down the aisle to palchelbal's canon in d played on the harp and flute so beautifully by Dearbhail Finnegan and Robin Slater.
The ceremony music was just magical. So warm and calming. Really cannot praise them enough. It could not have been better.
Reception:
On to Langton's and we had Dearbhail and Robin with harp and flute here again to carry on with the music and again it was so lovely, really made the atmosphere so nice and relaxed.

The ceremony music was just magical. So warm and calming. Really cannot praise them enough. It could not have been better.

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