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The Girl With The Red Piano is a professional pianist based out of Bangor, Co Down in Northern Ireland, specialising in weddings and other special celebrations. Lead pianist Alyson McDowell is a classically-trained pianist with over 20 years’ experience who performs creative and contemporary arrangements at special events. She is dedicated to providing professional and enjoyable musical entertainment to every event that she attends. She strives to make her clients’ big day unforgettable by providing remarkable music and personalised soundtracks for their wedding.

Services Offered

The Girl With The Red Piano is well-versed in a range of music styles from all styles of music, from vintage pop and chart hits to classic rock to and even movie theme songs. Alyson’s eclectic repertoire features some of the most beautiful music ever written and her relaxed, romantic style suits everything from intimate ceremonies and garden parties to cocktail receptions and wedding banquets.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music

What is included in the wedding package?

I offer bespoke solo piano music for wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and wedding banquets

How far in advance should I contact you?

Most couples tend to book 1-2 years ahead but I also receive last minute enquiries! I only commit to one wedding per day, so the earlier you book, the more chance your date is still available

What style of music do you offer?

Latest hits

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My repertoire features songs from almost every genre and era, and appeals to all age groups. Please feel free to browse my popular playlists and listen to some of my most requested songs!

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

I love helping couples create a unique soundtrack for their special day and I’m always excited to receive new requests! No fee for new requests as this is all part of my personalised service

What's your experience?

I’m a classically-trained pianist with over 20 years’ experience performing throughout the north and south of Ireland

Do you have your own equipment?


Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?


Can you travel?


Is there a charge for travelling?


Do you cover more than one wedding a day?


Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?


What is the length of time of the act?

Varies depending on each contract

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

I normally start preparing ceremony music approx 12 weeks in advance, but I prefer to have song choices confirmed before then if possible, so I can create any special arrangements of songs if needed

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Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?


How do you charge extra time?

No additional fees

What are the forms of payment?

I accept payment by cheque, bank transfer, debit/credit card, PayPal or Paym. I offer secure payments via my website, and always encourage couples to use their preferred payment method
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High Street BT20 5BB Bangor (Co Down)

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