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Dales Duo

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The Dales Duo is a violin duet based in Derbyshire who provide the perfect musical accompaniment for weddings, functions and special events.

The Dales Duo is a violin duet based in the Derbyshire Dales. The Duo is comprised of Verity Hill and Peter Rastall, who will provide the perfect musical accompaniment for your wedding, function, party or special occasion. Both musicians have a wide range of musical experience and expertise having played the violin and viola from a young age. Verity and Peter are alumni of the Peak District String Orchestra and Derbyshire County Youth Orchestra and have played in chamber quartets for a number of years. Verity was a member of Pro Corda - an organisation which is recognised as the UK’s centre of excellence for ensemble training from the age of ten. She has also won music scholarships for Sheffield High School Sixth Form and for Reading University. Whilst at Reading University, Verity led the viola section of The University of Reading Symphony Orchestra and led the resident quartet at the University which performed at many weddings, functions and special occasions. Peter has played violin since an early age, and has played in multiple orchestras including the Bangor University Symphony, Bangor Early Music Ensemble and the prestigious Sheffield Symphony. Peter is also a proficient pianist and enjoys playing many styles of music, his particular favourite being baroque. The Dales Duo work to your requirements, performing a range of classical and baroque music as well as more modern repertoire such as Disney covers, film music and popular songs. Some examples are: Pachelbel's Canon, The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Greenselves, Ode to Joy, Hornpipe in D, Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Beauty and the Beast and A Thousand Years, as well as many more. We can also play special requests and music from a range of different periods of time, cultures and genres. Our duet can perform almost anywhere, both inside and outside (weather dependant) and we offer affordability compared to string quartets, due to there being two musicians. We have the capacity to perform as a violin duet, or a violin and viola duet and we can expand to form a quartet if needed. Please contact Verity or Peter for further information and prices.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Classical, Baroque, Early music, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Christmas, Folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Pop, Covers, Top 40
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event
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Song list

Folk Songs
Amazing Grace - Traditional
Scarborough Fair - English Folk Song
Skye Boat Song - Traditional Scottish
Film Music Songs
The Lonely Goatherd from the Sound of Music - Richard Rogers
My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music - Richard Rodgers
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins - Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman
Chim Chim Cher-ee from Mary Poppins - Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman
Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat from The Aristocats - Al Rinker
Tale As Old As Time from Beauty and the Beast - Alan Menken
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty - Pyotr Tchaikovsky
The Addams Family - arranged by Peter Rastall
The Heart Asks Pleasure First: The Promise/The Sacrifice from The Piano.
Can You Feel The Love Tonight? - The Lion King
Pop Music Songs
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
ABBA - I have a Dream - Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus
ABBA - Mamma Mia! - Benny Andersson
Spice Girls - Stop! - Victoria Adams, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Andy Watkins & Paul Wilson
You Were Always On My Mind - Elvis Presley
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
Hallelujah - Lenard Cohen
All Of Me - John Legend
Happy Birthday - Mildred Hill and Patty Hill


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Abi A, 7 months ago

We booked Dales Duo for our wedding after knowing Verity for nearly 20 years and oh my life they were perfect! Great background music for our reception drinks and even did a personal request of learning The Adams family theme tune for us when we entered for the wedding breakfast! Everyone at our wedding commented on how good these two are! They all loved them. They had everyone bopping along to their well known tunes! Would never hesitate to recommend them, they were perfect! Thank you both so much, lots of love, The new Mr and Mrs Adams!

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Bethan B, 1 year ago

Dales Duo Violin Duet are a must for your wedding! Amazingly talented duo playing beautiful classical music and up-to-date with a classical touch. I was lucky enough to listen to and meet them at the weekend xxx

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