Celtic Strings - harp & fiddle
Location: Baulkham Hills / Wollongong, Sydney
Country: Australia

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Celtic Strings

An amazing combination of two exceptional & highly respected multi-instrumentalists.

Alison Boyd provides soothing harp music creating a peaceful atmosphere, perfect for weddings and intimate functions.

Originally from Belfast, she is a very accomplished harpist and multi-instrumentalist.

Lindsay Martin plays an 1890’s French violin, a Davey Stuart Mandolin and Martin D28 Guitar. He has worked as an accompanist for several well known artists in live performance and in the studio, and has also worked as a session musician.

He is highly regarded in the Australian folk scene, and sought after for his natural artistic ability.

As individuals & together Alison & Lindsay have many years of experience in playing for all sorts of functions & events.

At weddings they can play soothing harp & fiddle music for that truly Irish / Celtic sound.

They can also perform as wandering minstrels mingling with your guests while they relax between the ceremony & reception. They can change their instrumentation to include, whistle, flute, accordion, mandolin, guitar or bodhran.

We also can provide a full band 3-6 piece for your event, depending on your needs & budget.

Song List

This is by no means a full list but it will give you a good idea of what we can do.


  • Arran Boat
  • Briget O'Malley
  • Carolan's Dream
  • Carolan's welcome
  • Carolans ramble to Cashel
  • Carrickfergus
  • Clergy's Lamentation
  • Danny boy
  • Dark Island, the
  • Fanny Power
  • Green Fields of Gaothdobhair
  • Green glens of Antrim
  • Hills of Glenorchy
  • Lady Marian (Clannad)
  • Mary from Dungloe
  • Morfa'r Frenhines (the Queen's Marsh)
  • My little Welsh Home
  • My love is like a red, red rose
  • Only our rivers run free
  • Planxty Irwin
  • Rosbif Waltz
  • Saely Kelly
  • Shearin's no for you, the
  • Si bheag, si mor
  • Six Ribbons
  • Slane


  • (ancient Celtic hymn tunes)
  • Slane
  • Clonmacnoise
  • Moville


  • Canon - Pachelbel
  • Jupiter from the Planet Suite - Holst
  • Largo - from the New World – Dvorak

Modern songs

  • Many modern songs can be adapted …..
  • We have had brides walk down the aisle to:-
  • Alleluia - Leonard Cohen
  • The Voyage - Christy Moore
  • Bright Blue Rose - Mary Black
  • November Rain - Guns'n roses
  • Ain't no sunshine
  • My heart will go on - Celine Dion
  • You're beautiful - James Blunt
  • Edelweiss
  • Have I told you lately - Van Morrison
  • Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
  • Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton
  • Only time - Enya
  • Even when I'm sleeping - Leonardo's Bride
  • Erin Shore - The Corrs
  • Runaway - The Corrs
  • Fields of gold - Sting / Eva Cassidy
  • Nothing else matters - Metallica
  • I don't want to miss a thing - Aerosmith
  • Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
  • The Rose - Bette Midler

(some of these arrangements do require harp + guitar)

We also can provide a full band 3-6 piece for your event.

For a large venue PA (and lights if necessary) needs to be provided.

We require 2 DIs for instruments (this is for harp and fiddle, we may need more DIs if extra instruments are required.)

2 vocal mics on boom stands

2 chairs without arms.

For smaller gigs eg. small weddings we can either play acoustically or bring a small amp. In this instance we require a power board to wherever we are playing.

For larger venues a private and secure change room is required, a toilet is not acceptable.

We require parking close to the venue as we are carrying instruments and equipment.

Meals and refreshments are always appreciated, and definitely required if we have to be there for longer than 2 hours.

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