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About The McGrath Sisters

Sally & Eve McGrath, Bedford-born sisters, are classically trained singers who regularly perform in choirs, concerts, ceremonies & parties!
Classical duo
Bedford
Public liability insurance of £20 million
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Eve McGrath studied Music at Birmingham before taking up a Choral Scholarship at St-Martin-in-the-Fields. She now sings soprano in several professional choirs in London, as well as St Paul’s Church Choir, Cantamus Chamber Choir, and Inis Eire Irish Band.. She performed as the Queen of the Night in BYO’s 2014 production of The Magic Flute. She is also a violinist and Irish fiddle player. Sally McGrath sang in Trinity Hall Chapel Choir while studying Natural Sciences at Cambridge. After 7 years in London she recently moved back to Bedford where she teaches Science and sings alto in St Paul’s Church Choir, Cantamus Chamber Choir, and Inis Eire Irish Band. She is also a bassoonist and tin whistle player. Sally and Eve are prolific solo and duetting artists, having performed at multiple recitals, charity concerts, wedding ceremonies, care home entertainment and lots more. They are very versatile, specialising in classical music and folk/pop covers but also dabbling heavily in Disney, jazz and musical theatre!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
We own a PA system
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Country, Folk rock, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage
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Event types:
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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Song list

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Sherwin
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All That Jazz - John Kander and Fred Ebb
Amazing Grace - Newton
An Die Musik - Schubert
Angels Ever Bright And Fair - Handel
A Prayer For Harvest - Dyson
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria - Schubert
Belle Nuit - Offenbach
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Can't Help Lovin Dat Man - Kern
Caro Mio Ben - Giordani
Danny Boy - Trad
Did You Not Hear My Lady - Handel
Elegy On The Death Of Queen Mary - Purcell
Endless Pleasure - Handel
Evening Prayer - E Humperdinck
Fair House Of Joy - Quilter
Flower Duet - Delibes
Green Fire - E J Moeran
Greeting - Mendelssohn
He Shall Feed His Flock - Handel
I Attempt From Love's Sickness To Fly - Purcell
I Would That My Love - Mendelssohn
If Beauty Be A Treasure - Edwards
If Music Be The Food Of Love - Purcell
If My Tears Be Unavailing - J S Bach
Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring - Bach
L'Amour Est Un Oiseau Rebelle (Habanero from Carmen) - G Bizet
Liebst Du Um Schonheit - Clara Schumann
Love's Philosophy - Quilter
Maybe This Time - John Kander and Fred Ebb
Moon River - Mancini
My Love’s An Arbutus - Trad.
My Luve Is Like A Red Red Rose - Robert Burns
Nell - Faure
Nessun Dorma - Puccini
Notre Amour - Faure
O Zittre Nicht - Mozart
O Ravishing Delight - Arne
O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings To Zion - Handel
Panis Angelicus - Franck
Part Of Your World - Alan Menken
Per La Gloria d’Adorarvi - Bononcini
Pur Dicesti - Lotti
Queen Of The Night Aria - Mozart
Return, O God of Hosts - Handel
Rule Britannia - Thomas Arne
Runaway - The Corrs
Scarborough Fair - Trad
She Mov’d Through The Fair - Trad
Silent Noon - Vaughan Williams
Something Stupid - C Carson Parks
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Harold Arlen
Sound The Trumpet - Purcell
Stabat Mater - G Pergolesi
Summertime - Gershwin
Symphony - Clean Bandit
The Sunflower (Believe Me If All) - Trad
The Wild Swans At Coole - Paul Edwards
Waft Her, Angels, To The Skies - Handel
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Where'er You Walk - Handel
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We can sing solo, duet accompanied by backing track or a piano player, or as an Irish trio with guitarist (Inis Eire Irish Band - profile also on Encore)

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

We always try our best to be flexible to 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?

Absolutely, we provide this as standard during any breaks - if you want it for longer before/after just let us know and we can give you a quote.

How much time do you need to set up?

Up to 1 hour if full PA system and lights, much less if performing acoustically.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes if acoustic!

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

Absolutely - the programme is totally flexible and the song list is by no means exhaustive, especially if we have a pianist!

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

Yes

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely, our song list is by no means exhaustive, especially if we have a pianist - and always very happy to learn new songs! If extensive unfamiliar repertoire we will have to factor in rehearsal times into costs.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

As sisters, our voices blend together perfectly!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Many churches / cathedrals in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Birmingham area and London; festivals, weddings, proms, charity gigs

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

Eve performed as Mozart's Queen of the Night in the Bedfordshire Youth Opera!

Prices

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Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£600
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Ian S, 1 year ago

Eve and Sally’s voice blended beautifully in a well-chosen and varied programme. Particularly memorable was their singing of the Mendelssohn duet.

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Pam B, 2 years ago

The singing sisters came to entertain our residents and were absolutely amazing; they had a repertoire of classical and pop music as well as old folk songs that our residents love, music stimulates the brain and we have residents with Dementia who could not string a sentence together but can sing all the words to these traditional songs. It is heart warming to watch emotions unlock in these residents and memories unfold. Sally and Eve certainly captured that. The residents were engaged through the whole performance and did not want them to stop. I have had constant requests from the residents who have capacity to bring them back for more!

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