What kind of music do you provide?

 

We are willing to play any music that you want. Typically we play classicalCeltic and FolkChristian, and a few selections of more popular music. We do arrange music as well, but there will be an additional charge.

What types of events do you do?

 

We are very flexible when it comes to events. Typical events we have played for are holiday parties, weddings, church services, receptions, among many other venues. We have even played for private romantic dinners!

How much do you charge?

 

Our prices vary depending on the event. Please contact us for more information.

Can I request a song that is not on your repertoire list?

 

Of course! We are always open to your ideas on new songs we can play. You can even suggest the instrumentation. However, additional charges will apply if we need to arrange a piece.

What kind of instruments do you play?

 

As stated in the "About Us" section, both of us play numerous instruments. Our main instruments are the viola and the cello, but we often bring the guitar, the penny whistles, and the mandolin to add interest to our performances, especially when we are playing Celtic and Folk music. Please tell us what you would like, and we will do our best to accommodate your wishes!

How do the musicians dress?

 

We typically dress formally in all black, but we are more than happy to dress in any appropriate way you would like.

Will ClearJoy Music play outdoors?

 

Yes, we can play outdoors, but we do request to be in a sheltered area away from the elements. We need to be able to protect our instruments.

What do you require for an event?

 

We provide most of our own supplies, but we would like to have two arm-less chairs with straight backs. And we would like to have an area that is at a minimum eight feet by eight feet. 

Do I need to select the music for my event?

 

It is completely up to you. You can choose any of the pieces on our repertoire list or you can select other pieces. If you do not have any preference or you do not know what to choose, we will be more than happy to choose appropriate music for your event.

Do we need to meet in person?

 

It is not necessary, but if you would be more comfortable to meet in person and talk things over, then we would be happy to schedule a time.

Will you be willing to play with other musicians?

 

We are more than willing to play with other musicians. If that is the case, we would ask that we could rehearse before the event to solidify the piece. An additional fee would apply for the additional rehearsal.

What payment method do you prefer?

 

We accept cash or checks.

For my wedding, do you need to come to the rehearsal?

 

This is completely up to you. We can come and run through our pieces if that makes you more comfortable. We can also have one of us come to the rehearsal to work out the details and answer any questions. Please note that an additional fee would apply if you requested our presence at the rehearsal.

What do I need to know about timing for the wedding music?

 

We have played for numerous weddings. We are comfortable with the timing, so you do not need to worry about it. We typically play for about twenty minutes for prelude before the ceremony begins (you can select all or some of this music if you would like). You do not need to time your entrances with the music, all we need is a signal that the processional is about to start and we also need to know how many people are processing. From there we can do all the timing. During the ceremony, we ask that you talk to your officiant about what he or she thinks about music selection. Typically music is played after scripture and during the lighting of the unity candle. Sometimes there is a place for special music as well. For the recessional we usually play one piece for the wedding party and two pieces for the leaving of the congregation. Again, you can choose these pieces, or we can find appropriate pieces for the recessional.

My wedding and reception are at two different locations, will you play for both?

 

We can definitely play for both your wedding and your reception. We will, however, charge for the travel time between the locations. Please contact us with any other questions.

Have any questions that are not answered here?

 

Please Contact Us! We are more than happy to answer any question that you may have. We hope to hear from you soon!

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