Daniel Glavin

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South East London based clarinet and saxophone player and educator. Director of Sandfyre Music - a musical collective.
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Daniel is an Irish clarinet and saxophone player based in South East London. Daniel attained a Bachelors in Music at the Cork School of Music in 2008, a Licentiate Diploma in Education from Trinity College London in 2009 and moved to the UK in 2010 to study with David Campbell in Canterbury and later graduated his Masters in Music with an award for ‘Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to the Department’ in 2012. Since then Daniel founded and performs regularly with Sandfyre Music, a collective of London and Kent based musicians that perform in a wide range of different styles including chamber orchestra, jazz band, brass band, Irish folk band and German oompah. Daniel is also a founder member of the award winning Orbi Playa big band. Daniel has appeared on ITV, BBC and RTE (Irish national broadcaster), and performed at the World Association of Wind Ensembles, Canterbury Festival, Chelsea Flower Festival, Goodwood Revival, Cork Jazz Festival, Boomtown Fair and for corporate clients such as Trainline, Axa, Tower of London, MotorSport Vision UK and Ferrari Ireland. Alongside his playing commitments Daniel is a woodwind tutor and works for the Royal Greenwich Music Hub and Kent Music.

Daniel's Reviews

From customers:

Carole, L

Excellent. Danny and the band were very entertaining and accommodating. They even stayed on for an extra 1.5 hours to entertain the guests. I would highly recommend them for anyone looking for an Irish /folk band for an event. Thank you very much! 5/5

Charlie, C
8 years ago

Hey Danny, On behalf of my whole team and all of our older neighbours, I just wanted to say a huge, huge thank you to you all for such an amazing performance on Sunday! The feedback was glowing and everyone said it was wonderful to be able to relax and enjoy such brilliant live music (very different to an afternoon at home in front of the TV, which is a horrible reality for many of the people at our party). You have no idea how special you made our birthday!

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Daniel's Song list

Daniel plays in a wide range of settings so naturally has a very varied song list
As a solo sax or with jazz quartet-
Afro Blue
Ain’t misbehaving
All of me
Angel eyes
Black coffee
Blue Bossa
Body and soul
Don’t get around much any more
Easy to love
Fly me to the moon
Georgia on my mind
Have you met miss jones
In a sentimental mood
Love for sale
Pop jazz covers -
Smells like teen spirit
Unchain my heart
You’ve got a friend in me
Cruella de Vil
Black hole Sun
All Star
Fly like an eagle
I wanna be like you
Daniel regularly work as a horn section with function bands

Daniel's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£300
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Generally it is not a problem and we can accommodate small changes easily.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional fee

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't listed in the set list there is still a chance we know it so please ask us about any special requests. We can often learn one or two new songs for an event without an extra fee
Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Fanfare, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Irish rock, Ceillidh, Rockabilly, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Marching, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Funk rock, Funk, Motown, R&B, Vintage, Soul, Rock 'n' Roll, Bavarian oompah, Afrobeat, Bollywood, German music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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