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Dominic Henderson

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About Dominic

I am a folk musician specialising in the uilleann pipes, low whistles and voice - I gig all around the UK and overseas.
Uilleann Pipes
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Dominic is an Uilleann piper and multi-instrumentalist from North London hailing from mixed backgrounds of music, from Folk and Celtic to Classical and Jazz. His repertoire includes traditional pieces of music, to his own arrangements of contemporary songs on the pipes and low whistles; he can also learn nearly anything you want on his chosen instruments for your event! Expirienced with running workshops at schools and folk festivals, to performing in groups and as a solo musician in formal ceremonies and corporate events, Dominic's musical ability is matched by his flexibility and creative input with whatever job he approaches. Whilst spending the majority of his musical career working with other artists, Dominic is now building a reputation for himself as one of the best pipers in London and the UK folk scene.

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Traditional church music, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz fusion, Originals, Light music, Easy listening, Covers, Balkan, Scottish music, World music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Producer, Composer, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Animateur
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Song list

*IRISH AIRS*
Danny Boy (Trad. Irish)
Aisling Ghael (Trad. Irish)
She Moved Through the Fair (Trad. Irish)
Women of Ireland / Mná na hÉireann (Trad. Irish)
I am asleep / Táimse 'im Chodladh (Trad. Irish)
Cliffs of Dooneen (Trad. Irish)
The Sun in the Stream (Enya and Liam O’Flynn)
Sally Gardens / The Maid of Mourne Shore (Trad. Irish)
Carrickfergus (Trad. Irish)
The Lonesome Boatman (Trad. Irish)
Port na bPúcaí (Trad. Irish)
Midnight Walker (Davy Spillane)
By the River of Gems (Seamus Ennis)
Caoineadh Cú Chulainn (Bill Whelan & Davy Spillane)
Si Bheag Si Mhor (Turlough O'Carolan)
The Morning Thrush (James Ennis)
Give me your Hand / Tabhair dom do Lámh (Rory Dall O'Cahan)
My Lagan Love / The Belfast Maid (Trad. Irish)
On Raglan Road / The Dawning of the Day (Trad. Irish)
The Lord of Mayo (Trad. Irish)
The Coolin (Trad. Irish)
Planxty Irwin (Turlough O'Carolan)
The Wounded Hussar (Trad. Irish)
Limerick Lament (Trad. Irish)
Boolavogue (Patrick Joseph McCall)
May Morning Dew (Trad. Irish)
Daire’s Dream (Davy Spillane)
Red is the Rose (Trad. Irish)
*SCOTTISH MELODIES*
Flowers of the Forest (Trad. Scottish)
Flower of Scotland (Roy Williamson)
Jewels of the Ocean (Allan MacDonald)
The Parting Glass (Trad. Scottish)
Leaving St. Kilda (Pipe Major W. Ross)
The Bonnie Banks o’ Loch Lomond (Trad. Scots)
Mairi's Wedding (Trad. Scottish March)
*SONGS ADAPTED FOR UILLEANN PIPES & LOW WHISTLE*
January Snows / The Snow It Melts the Soonest (Trad. English)
Amazing Grace (unknown)
The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood (Words by Richard Fariña)
Braveheart Theme (James Horner)
Titanic Theme / My Heart Will Go On (James Horner)
Sound of The Shire, from The Lord of the Rings (Howard Shore)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
With Or Without You (U2)
The Sound of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel)
Customer questions

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

I always like to make sure I'm as flexible as possible for your event. If timings change for any reason, just let me know as soon as possible and I will be happy to accomodate where I can.

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

Absolutely! I have a small PA system and will be able to use either my or your device to play a playlist of your choice. All for an additional cost of £50.

How much time do you need to set up?

In reality my set up time is around 10-15 minutes, but I always advise that I get into the venue and start tuning up about an hour before my start time - for the most peace of mind!

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

My set list is a collection of the songs I perform at all my solo performances, however if there is something you want me to play that isn't on my list, do get in touch and I can learn up to three additional pieces of your choice.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring all my own instruments and even my own seating! If needed I will bring a PA system that is fully PAT tested too.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely! Included in my hire fee is learning up to three songs of your choice on the uilleann pipes or low whistle.

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)£200
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£425
Up to 3 hours£550
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, entrance music, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£375
NEW!Virtual services
Zoom bomb
I'll jump into your Zoom call and surprise your friends and colleagues with a unique song!
£100
Digital music party
I'll host an hour's entertainment for your virtual party. Includes a 'guess that tune' quiz, personalised songs for your team and other interactive music games! Guaranteed belly laughs!
£200

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£50

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Eoin F, 4 months ago

I have to say that Dominic was amazing. He was punctual, professional and his performance was perfection. I will hopefully be looking to book Dom for another performance at some event in the future. Dominic is a top man and was so respectful at my wife’s funeral. If you like the Irish pipes Dominic is the man for you. Thank you so much.

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Gary L, 2 years ago

Fantastic stuff lads! Thank you so much for playing at my birthday party at the Apollo Theatre. It was a perfect mix of Irish songs and contemporary songs. Especially loved the Dire Straits one! Many many thanks! Gary x

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Sarah D, 2 years ago

Hi Joe, Well what can I say it was such a beautiful day. The lads added that magical touch to our day! They were very talented, professional and friendly. And the music they played was enchanting. Loved every minute of it! Thanks so much we would highly recommend these guys! Xxx

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