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About Duncan

Classical guitarist available for concert bookings, public or private engagements and tuition.

After completing a music degree at Cardiff University and studying classical guitar under Professor John Mills at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, I have been active as a performer, composer and teacher. I have given solo recitals across Wales in prestigious venues such as St. David's Cathedral and Kidwelly Castle, and collaborated with fellow guitarist Russell Lloyd in performing a mixture of traditional formal repertoire and classical guitar arrangements of modern popular songs. I compose my own songs in folk/pop/acoustic roots genres and perform these regularly in gigs with the acoustic duo 'TangleJack', comprising of myself as lead guitarist and backing vocalist, with John-Paul Davies on lead vocals and rhythm guitar. I also fulfil the role of lead guitarist in the rock covers band "Natural Uplift". For events such as weddings I can therefore offer a complete musical package for your day; classical guitar for the ceremony and daytime music, followed by either the acoustic duo or full band (as required) for evening entertainment.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I own a PA system
Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Renaissance, Film / TV music, Classical crossover
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

Variations on a Theme of Mozart - Sor
Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Tarrega
Valse Criolo - Lauro
Leyenda - Albeniz
Sarabande - J.S. Bach
Gavotte-Bouree-Gigue - Handel
Capricho Arabe - Tarrega
Ave Maria - Schubert
Una Limonsa Por El Amor de Dios – Barrios
Etude no. 1 - Villa-Lobos
Preludes 2 &4 - Villa-Lobos
Capriccio - Giuliani
I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders, arr. D. Leigh
Kiss From a Rose - Seal
Romanza - trad.


From customers:

Kate D, 5 years ago

I can’t imagine our wedding day without Duncan’s beautiful musical contribution. Duncan made some of the most important moments of our day even more memorable through his stunning guitar playing. Duncan was very friendly and approachable when we contacted him. We discussed the type of music we wanted and the moments of the ceremony that we wanted him to accompany. Duncan made some excellent suggestions and was happy to learn new music to fit with our ideas. In the ceremony the signing went on for longer than we expected. Thankfully, Duncan came to the rescue and filled in with more music from his wide repertoire. His playing was so beautiful that the congregation even gave him an impromptu round of applause when he finished. We are very grateful to Duncan for helping to make our day so special. We would highly recommend him for a wedding or any event that needs classical guitar music.

Aaron G, 9 years ago

We were lucky enough to be able to book Duncan to play classical guitar during our wedding ceremony. Not only is he the best exponent of classical guitar I have seen perform, but he also liaised brilliantly with the other musicians, speakers and venue management on the day. Duncan is extremely professional and a simply outstanding musician, we can't recommend highly enough.