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About Leannán

Receiving rave reviews and attracting a loyal following right from the start, Leannan has appeared on BBC Leicestershire radio among others.
Acoustic duo
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ROMANTIC, INTIMATE, ECLECTIC, HEARTFELT, GENTLE, ACOUSTIC. Leannán is an accomplished acoustic duo, weaving intimate tales of enduring love, loss and life, into a gentle tapestry of stories to nourish the soul. Greater than the sum of their parts, Leannán take songs that inspire them and well-crafted original compositions to impart a powerful musical intimacy. The name Leannán, derived from the Gaelic word for beloved or lovers, is well chosen for the real-life couple Amy Gray and Stephen Jones, who definitely wear their heart on their musical sleeve. Their chemistry is palpable as they take listeners on a melodic journey through a range of eclectic genres. Inspired by a blend of singer songwriter, folk, Americana and country, Leannán perfectly balances interwoven vocal harmonies with mesmerising acoustic guitar to create their own magical story that will leave you wanting more. Created in a year of lockdown and enforced separation, Leannán allowed a new couple separated by circumstance to reach out to one another. Initially a way of nurturing a new relationship, it quickly grew in to a real musical appreciation. Our debut album, Reverie, which was originally created just for family and friends, stands as a defiant unwillingness to let physical distance create emotional distance. At the other side of lockdown, Leannán has used the space wisely. Writing original songs; recording a new album and single; appearing on BBC Radio Leicester and a string of other stations locally and further afield; and working as gigging musicians throughout the Midlands, performing in pubs, cafés, festivals, weddings and events, Leannán has been building on decades of musical experience to develop something truly special. Leannán has developed a reputation for delivering high-quality, intimate performances designed to draw the audience in, building great relationships with venues, and enjoying well-received performances wherever we play.

Leannán 's Reviews

From customers:

Callum W
3 years ago

I attended Leannán’s recent gig at Café Ventoux in Tugby, Leicestershire where they entertained their audience with a mix of ballads and uptempo songs. The duo certainly seemed to be a draw for the cafe, with walkers stopping in to take a look at what was going on and it seemed to be doing a roaring trade with tables inside and outside filled. The vocals of singers Amy & Steve blended beautifully as they performed a perfect mix of well known, lesser known and original songs - there really was something for everyone. Needless to say their album has been downloaded and was the soundtrack for the journey home.

Mary J
3 years ago

We went to see Leannan at café Ventoux. They were brilliant absolutely mesmerising 😊. Steve's original songs were beautiful and emotional and of these extraordinary times. When Amy sang Somewhere Over the Rainbow I felt as if I'd never heard it before - beyond beautiful. If you get a chance to see them, you won't regret it.

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Leannán 's Song list

• A Life That’s Good - the Cast of Nashville
• A Thousand years - Christina Perri
• Always on my mind - Elvis
• Amy’s Song - Leannán
• Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
• Black is the colour - Christy Moore
• Blaze of Glory - Bon Jovi
• Blues run the game - Jackson C. Frank
• Broken Strings - James Morrison ft. Nelly Furtado
• California Dreamin’ - The Mamas & The Papas
• Can’t help falling in love - Elvis
• Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran
• Crazy - Seal
• Dancing Queen - ABBA
• Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Elton John and George Michael
• Emmylou - First Aid Kit
• Eternal Flame - the Bangles
• Everything Has Changed - Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran
• Fire and Rain - James Taylor
• Fisherman’s Blues - Waterboys
• Footloose
• Fotheringay - Sandy Denny
• Free Fallin’ - Tom Petty
• Freedom - George Michael
• Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
• Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
• Hand in my Pocket - Alanis Morissette
• Here comes the sun - the Beetles
• Heroes - David Bowie
• Highwayman - the Highwaymen
• Ho Hey - the Lumineers
• Homeward bound - Simon and Garfunkel
• Hope Lane - Leannán
• Hotel California - the Eagles
• I Heard it Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
• If I Ain’t Got You - Alicia Keys
• Ironic - Alanis Morossette
• Islands in the Stream - Dolly Parton and
Kenny Rogers
• It’s My Life - Bon Jovi
• Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
• Jolene - Dolly Parton
• Jonny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
• Journey of Life - Leannán
• Karma Chameleon - the Culture Club
• Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
• Lean on Me - Bill Withers
• Like a Prayer - Madonna
• Make you feel my love - Bob Dylan
• Million Reasons - Lady Gaga
• Mr. Brightside - the Killers
• Mr Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
• Mrs Robinson - Simon and Garfunkel
• Nancy Spain - Christy Moore
• Need you now - Lady A
• Nothing more - the Alternate Routes
• Old man - Neil Young
• Over the rainbow - Eva Cassidy
• Purple Rain - Prince
• Ride On - Christy Moore
• Rhythm and Rhyme - Leannán
• Rewrite the Stars - the Greatest Showman
• Shallow - Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
• Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
• Stitches - Shawn Mendes
• Superstition - Stevie Wonder
• Suzanne - Leonard Cohen
• Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver
• Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
• The Ballad of Black Tom - Leannán
• The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
• The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
• The Edge of Glory - Lady Gaga
• The Forever Queen - Leannán
• The One I Love - REM
• Times like these - Foo Fighters
• Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
• Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn
• Weather with you - Crowded House
• Well Bellow the Valley - Christy Moore
• What’s up? - 4 Non Blondes
• When creation was young - Joy Williams
• When you came along - Cast of Nashville
• When you love someone - James TW
• When You’re Gone - Bryan Adams and Melanie C
• You can close your eyes - James Taylor
• You do Something to me - Paul Weller
• Zombie - the Cranberries
* Silent Night
* The January Man
* Fairytale of New York
* Santa Baby
* Merry Christmas Everybody
* 2000 Miles
* Merry Christmas

Leannán 's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£375
Up to 2 hours£625
Up to 3 hours£875
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients repeatedly compliment our seamless harmonies, our professionalism and the intimate, romantic atmosphere we create during our performances. We pride ourselves in working to ensure that our clients have the best time and that the music is one thing they do not have to worry about at their big event.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed at a variety of venues around the Midlands and beyond, including church weddings, tipi weddings, outdoor and indoor festivals, pubs, cafes and community centres.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

It’s impossible to pick only a few influential artists in this beautiful, diverse world of music! Steve was raised on traditional Irish folk, but also loves the 80s, Brit Pop and power ballad-rock. Whilst Amy had classical music training, was a choral scholar at Cambridge, but also loves 70s folk revival, singer songwriters and Motown! We’re rather eclectic!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

One of the main stages (Willow Walk Stage) at the Wimborne Minster Folk Festival.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: 2 vocals and 1 guitar

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

We will always try our best to be flexible and help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event, just let us know.

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

We can provide an iPod service directly before and between our sets, if required.

How much time do you need to set up?

We would ideally like 1 hour to set up and soundcheck prior to starting our set. As soon as our soundcheck is completed, we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere, if required.

Can you roam around while you perform?

We are set up in such a way that we do not roam around when we perform.

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

We always strive to work with our clients so they can choose which songs they would like to have included in the set list. We also check which songs might be “trigger-songs” that clients may wish to exclude too. Ultimately, we work to ensure you have a set that meets your needs.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting is included within our quote. We usually require a minimum of 10ft x 6ft performance space.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn’t included in our set list, there may still be a chance that we already know it. If there is a special song you’d like us to learn, we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for the service to take account rehearsal time etc.
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