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Yorkshire Cellist - Fionnuala Donnelly provides music for wedding ceremonies and drinks receptions whether they be civil or religious. For over 20 years, she has entertained guests at romantic celebrations, champagne receptions, birthdays, garden parties, national trust and charity events and exhibitions. She mostly works at locations in Yorkshire, but traveling further and performing at distant venues can be arranged per discussion.

Services offered

Fionnuala will a perform a solo show for both your ceremony and/or drinks reception. For a set price, Fionnuala will arrive ahead of your guests arrival and play until your guests are moved on. From Ed Sheeran, to Bach or songs from Frozen, her song sheet consists of a mixture of classical, folk, pop and disney, some being performed with backing tracks. Fionnuala does accept special requests (this may incur a small arrangement fee)

Fionnuala can provide quotes for:

  • Ceremony only
  • Drinks reception only
  • Ceremony and Drinks reception combined
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Entertainment

What is included in the wedding package?

Fionnuala is one of Yorkshire’s finest soloists, providing music for weddings (both ceremony and reception), and live music and entertainment for business and corporate events in Yorkshire

How far in advance should I contact you?

Preferably 6 - 12 months but I will take short notice inquiries pending availability

What style of music do you offer?

Classical
Jazz
Rock
Pop
Folk
Other

Type of musical group:

Solo

Size of group:

Soloist

Repertoire:

Fionnuala is Classically trained, however her musical repertoire includes a mix of styles including more popular chart such as Adele or Ed Sherron as well as classical, folk, disney, movie and rock

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

Yes, but I will advise you if I do not feel it is possible or appropriate

What's your experience?

Fionnuala has played the Cello for over 20 years and has entertained guests at many Weddings, Charity Events and Exhibitions

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

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

No

Can you travel?

Yes, most of Yorkshire

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, depending on location. Please enquire

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

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

Alone

What is the length of time of the act?

Dependent on the occasion. Most Wedding Ceremonies last up to an hour. Champagne receptions will last as long as it takes for the photographer to take the photos of the couple. Allow 2 hours

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

Dependent on the occasion and music requested

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

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

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

My fixed fee packages mean that you do not need to worry if things over run a little

What are the forms of payment?

Cash, cheque or direct bank transfer
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100% Recommended by couples
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Andrew V. Sent on 12/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful music and a great repertoire

Fionnuala was fabulous throughout the whole process of our wedding. Not only in helping with the music side of things but giving us support and tips along the way too. These little touches are hugely helpful in planning when it all can feel a little overwhelming!
Muscially, everything was perfect, and our guests all really enjoyed it- we had several really impressed comments on the breadth of music played. Not only that be Fionnuala accommodated our perfect choice of exit (recessional) music which really made our day, as well as making the end of the ceremony a real celebration.
If you need a wonderful musician, and person, at your wedding, you need look no further!
Lauren
Lauren A. Sent on 23/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Yorkshire Cellist

We had the Yorkshire Cellist to play at our wedding service on 16/07/22 and she is professional, talented and very well presented would highly recommend if you’re looking for something different and romantic.
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Julian M. Sent on 14/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful addition to our wedding day

Having the Yorkshire Cellist perform at our wedding was marvellous. She has a fantastic repertoire which covers all bases. She is very talented and incredibly professional. I would highly recommend her services.
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Rebecca S. Sent on 16/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, perfect cellist

We can not recommend the Yorkshire cellist enough. Fionnuala was amazing from start to finish. She set the most beautiful and perfect tone for the day. Having the cello playing during our ceremony made it feel more personal as we had chosen the songs and more fun, which is exactly what we wanted. The weather on our day was lovely too and fionnuala joined us on the terrace to continue playing. It made for the most memorable, lovely atmosphere. Thank you again 🥰
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Clare R. Sent on 30/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect. Unique. Beautiful.

The Yorkshire Cellist really made my ceremony and drinks reception so special. All my guests commented on how lovely it was to hear her play. The kids absolutely loved having a sing and a dance too ❤️ Nothing was too much. Fionnuala went over and above for us. Great communication, easy and simple to arrange.
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Diane P. Sent on 26/06/2017
5 out of 5 rating
The Yorkshire Cellist provided the music I required at the wedding ceremony, I was especially impressed with her ability to source the music and learn a specific piece that meant so much to me.
All of our guests said that they enjoyed the music she played.
I would definitely recommend her.
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