Virginia and Florence Astley
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About Virginia and Florence
We are a flute and harp duo available to play for special occasions and events. Florence also performs as a solo harpist.
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I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Medieval music, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk
Arranger, Songwriter, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Music therapy
Canon in D Pachelbel
Ave Maria - Bach Gounod version
Sonata in E flat major - Bach
Dance of the Blessed Spirits - Gluck
Rondo - Bochsa
Salut d'Amour - Elgar
Lullaby - Brahms
Ground Bass in F with variations - Purcell
Spring, Autumn and Winter (The Four Seasons) - Vivaldi
Suite in B minor - Bach
The Swan - Saint Saens
Lakme (from The Flower Duet) - Delibes
Harp Concerto - Handel
Nocturne - Glinka
Variations on a Theme of Mozart - Glinka
Serenade Mélancolique - Hasselmans
Soupir and Offrande - Tournier
Au Bord du Ruisseau - Renie
Watching The Wheat - John Thomas
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen
All the Things You Are - Jerome Kern
Strangers in the Night - Bert Kaempfert
Linden Lee - Vaughan Williams
Banks of Allen Water - Traditional
Banks of Green Willow - Traditional
Mwyfanwy - Traditional
Greensleeves - Traditional
David of the White Rock - Traditional
Calon Lan - Traditional
Danny Boy - Traditional
Down by the Valley Gardens - Traditional
Carrickfergus - Traditional
Over the Sea to Skye - Traditional
Tunes from Thomas Hardy's father's and grandfather's songbooks
Selection of WW1 music and songs
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.
How much time do you need to set up?
We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.
Is the transport of your harp included in your quote?
Definitely - We include all travel costs, including the transport of harp, in the quotes.
Do you need any equipment provided to play outdoors?
None at all - our instruments are played acoustically so don't need any equipment. If it is raining then we will need cover or perform indoors as our instruments are valuable and could be damaged.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
We can discuss set lists and the kind of music you like and perform specific pieces of your choice within the list.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance 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 this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
The gentle relaxed atmosphere our music creates. People say we are professional, calm and friendly.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Sherborne Abbey, Athelhampton House, Montacute House, Barrington Court, Forde Abbey, Max Gate, Kestle Barton, Various festivals including Beaminster, Port Eliot, Sea Change, Dorchester, Bridport, Sevenoaks and Wordsworth Literary festivals
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Too many to mention. But good music of all genres.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Difficult to answer this as all our performances are important to us.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£180|
|Up to 1 hour||£280|
|Up to 2 hours||£350|
|Up to 3 hours||£420|
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