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I'm a fulltime musician/composer/arranger and run trios, quartets, a chamber choir, a ceili band. I've a portable digital piano and PA gear.
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I've been working fulltime freelance as a musician for 20 years mainly in the areas of classical, contemporary, swing, Irish trad, folk and musical theatre. I'm a multi instrumentalist and also run groups including various trios and quartets, a small professional choir and a ceili band. I also work as a composer and arranger.

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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Arranger, Orchestrator, Transcription, Composer, Songwriter, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Repetiteur, Accompanist
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4.9 out of 5
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From Encore customers:

Craig D
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

A lovely surprise for my bride. I only wish I’d booked her for longer. Really easy to arrange and very helpful throughout the planning process for me. Thank you!

Sharon R
6 months ago
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5 out of 5


Donal M
1 year ago
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4.8 out of 5

Excellent performance , thank you .

Joanna S
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Loreto provided the music for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception for our wedding back in May. We were very specific in what we wanted Loreto to play for us and were worried as some of the music for the ceremony was lesser known pieces from films we loved. We had absolutely no need to worry as Loreto was amazing and played exactly what we wanted. I’ll never forget hearing the harp begin to play as I went to walk up the aisle and how happy I was that it was perfect and exactly what we had imagined. Thank you so much Loreto our ceremony was the most important part of our day and your music helped in making it absolutely perfect.

From other customers:

Anne R
5 years ago

Loreto's harp playing was so beautiful, we were almost in tears. She was so pleasant to deal with and accomodating about the music we wanted for our wedding.

Jenna S
5 years ago

Many thanks to Loreto for the beautiful harp music at my art exhibition, it really set exactly the right tone. So many people commented on it and also on the range of music that you played. I didn't know Coldplay could be played on a harp!

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