Uilleann Pipes

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.
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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. After releasing two albums with his Neo-Folk trio, "TEYR", Dominic is now building a reputation for himself as one of the best pipers in London and the UK folk scene.

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Dominic's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Isabella P
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Although Dominic was unable to do our wedding due to a bereavement he found someone else to do our wedding who was absolutely brilliant as well. Thank you Dominic and sending you our best wishes.

Hilda W
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Dominic is a great guy and fabulous piper. Everyone had a great time and Dominic’s personality was a bonus and he was a hit with everyone. Hilda and Martin

Bernadette C
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Honestly it was lovely to be able to find someone so talented and professional to give my nan such a lovely send off. Even though weather was not on our side Dominic did such a fantastic job. Keeping in touch with us all the way through. I couldnt of wished for anything better. Thank you so much for everything. Highly recommend this musician to anyone you really wont be disappointed.

Paddy S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Dominic was absolutely brilliant. Played the best stuff with real character and got the party started at our wedding, and a very nice guy with it!

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Gary L
5 years ago, for a Birthday party in Shaftesbury Ave
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5 out of 5

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

Sarah D
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Henley-on-Thames RG9
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5 out of 5

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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Dominic's Song list

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)
Sliabh na mBan / Mountain of the Women (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)
Here's a Health to the Company (Trad. Irish/Scottish)
The Dear Irish Boy (Trad. Irish)
Róisín Dubh (Trad. Irish)
Chief O'Neill's Favourite (Trad. Irish dance)
Dark Slender Boy (Trad.)
The Wheel's of the World (Trad.)
Trip to Athlone (Trad.)
Carolan's Welcome (Turlogh Carolan)
Lady Gethin (Turlogh Carolan)
King of the Pipers (Trad.)
The Foggy Dew
Grace (Frank and Séan O'Meara)
The Mountain Road (Trad.)
Toss the Feathers (Trad.)
Brian Boru's March
The Rose Of Tralee
Weila Waile
The Galway Shawl
Oro Sé Do Bheatha' Bhaile
Ride On (Christy Moore)
Dirty Old Town (Ewan MacColl)
Rainy Night in Soho (Shane MacGowan)
The Black Velvet Band
The Wild Rover
The Irish Rover
I'm A Rover
Rocky Road to Dublin
The Kesh
The Swaggering Jig
The Blarney Pilgrim
Cockles And Mussels
Fields of Athenry
Cliffs of Moher
Connaught Man's Rambles
Donnybrook Fair
Lannigan's Ball
Lilting Banshee
Mug of Brown Ale
My Darling Asleep
Out on the Ocean
Ship in Full Sail
Shores of Lough Gowna
Sixpenny Money
Tar Road to Sligo
The Queen of Rushes
Boys of Ballysodare
Bucks of Oranmore
Christmas Eve
Concertina Reel
Faral O'Gara
Farewell to Connaught
Farewell to Ireland
Humours of Ballyconnell
Humours of Tulla
Killarney Boys of Pleasure
Lady Anne Montgomery
Longford Collector
Musical Priest
Old Bush
Over Moor to Maggie
Pigeon on the Gate
Pinch of Snuff
Rakish Paddy
Sailor's Bonnet
Saint Anne's Reel
Sally Gardens Reel
Ships are Sailing
Silver Spear
Sligo Maid
Star of Munster
The Pipe on the Hob
Kerry Polka
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)
The Gay Gordons
The Dashing White Sargent
Callum's Road
The High Drive
Jock Broon's 70th
Atholl Highlanders
Scotland the Brave
Hector the Hero
Lock Lomond
When the Battle is Over
Skye Boat Song
January Snows / The Snow It Melts the Soonest (Trad. English)
Amazing Grace (unknown)
The Quiet Joys of Brotherhood
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)
Joy of Living (Ewan MacColl)

Dominic'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)£200
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£500
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Having the uilleann pipes at any event is unique and memorable - virtually every job I do I receive wonderful remarks about how beautiful and spell binging this instrument sounds from the guests at the event.

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 for an additional cost of £100.

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.
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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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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