Fionnuala Donnelly Schmidt
Full refund if your event can’t go ahead due to Covid
Reduced up-front deposit
Free date changes
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Yorkshire Cellist - Castle Howard - Christmas Opening
Yorkshire Cellist - Fionnuala Donnelly - Bach - Cello Suite No.1 iii-Courante
Yorkshire Cellist - Christmas Musical Singing
Cellist living in South Yorkshire, used to playing solo gigs or with quartets/small ensembles. Can play a range of styles.
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Public liability insurance of £10 million
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Christmas, Traditional church music, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Acoustic, Covers
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
Pachelbel - Canon in D Major
Ed Sheeron - Thinking out loud
Bruno Mars - Marry You
David Grey - This Years Love
Elbow - One Day like this
Ellie Goulding - Your Song
Eva Cassidy - Over the rainbow
Adele - Make you feel my love
Megan Trainor - All about that bass
John Legend - All of me
Coldplay - A sky full of stars
Ian Axel - Say Something
Sam Smith - Stay with me
Disney (Harry Potter) Hedwigs Theme
Disney (Frozen) Do you wanna build a snowman?
Disney (Frozen) Let it go
Disney (Frozen) For the first time in forever
Disney (Frozen) In Summer
Star Wars - Cantina Band
James Bond Movies - James Bond Theme
Lord of the Rings - In Dreams
Bach - Cello Suite No 1 in G
Beatles - When I'm 64
Beatles - Yesterday
Beatles - Lady Madonna
Disney - (Lady and the Tramp) He's a Tramp
Do you have different line-up options?
No, it is just me, however I can be flexible if you would like me to play alongside/with another group e.g Organ / Singers
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
I will book out the day for your wedding, so timing changes will not be a problem.
How much time do you need to set up?
Not long. I need a place where I can store my Cello case (usually reception will have somewhere) and a chair. I take about 15-20 minutes to tune up and check levels if am using a backing track.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
I am open to suggestions and will try and play your favourite song. I will also try and appeal to the room, so if there are lots of kiddies, I will throw some disney in. If there are more older generations, I will throw some Beatles and jazz numbers in.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, all I need is a chair.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Yes, within reason.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
They love the fact that I can source songs that they have requested. They love that I produce a wonderful sound but take up very little space. They like that I am flexible to playing indoors and out.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Churches, hotels, private houses.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Bach, Beethoven, Jacqueline du Pre, Tchaikovsky,
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Garden Party for a very influential person in York,
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
My fixed fee for a ceremony only is £250. This means that no matter how late you are or what ever delays might occur, I will not charge more. I will be present half an hour before the service is due to start and will stay until all the guests have left.
My fixed fee for the drinks reception again is only £250. Again, I will be present before guests arrive at the venue and will stay until they are called into the Wedding Breakfast.
WeddingCeremony & Drinks Reception
If you would like to have me play for both ceremony and drinks reception, then my package deal is £450. I play solo cello but would use a backing track for more popular/modern pieces
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
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