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ABOUT ME

Dante Ferrara provides high quality music and entertainment on several instruments. In Tudor costume he creates an wonderful atmosphere for any setting, either strolling or static, subtly mixing and mingling with guests to give them a memorable experience. He is recommended at numerous venues nationwide for dinners, weddings and special events.

Professional since 1984, Dante has performed and recorded worldwide. Please visit his website to see and hear the instruments and read more about the services provided. Dante will be delighted to discuss your requirements.

If you like your musicians to have humour, charm, elegance and above all quality and professionalism, then look no further.

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I specialise in these genres:

  • Wedding entertainment
  • Classical
  • Strolling
  • Medieval
  • Tudor
  • Historical period music
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I play these instruments:

  • Hurdy gurdy
  • Lute
  • English bagpipes
  • Cittern
  • Colascione
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I am happy to perform at these events:

  • VIP Event
  • Wedding
  • Festival
  • Private Party
  • Other
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AVAILABILITY

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Location

I am based in Lincoln, United Kingdom.

Travel

Willing to travel nationwide.

Travel may increase the final quote.

PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

  • Price from £ 260
    Dante Ferrara
    Solo

    Includes:
    • Public Liability Insurance (PLI)

    Additional Info:

    I play up to a five-hour gig (with sensible breaks). Each event is priced according to distance and whether an overnight stay is necessary. I cover the country, I am not expensive but a conversation with the enquirer is essential to establish the correct fee.

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LISTEN TO MY MUSIC

5 Set Lists

Lute tunes (some)
01
Richard Allison (c.1590)
Almaine
02
John Dowland (1563–1626)
Mistris Nicholls Almand
03
John Dowland (1563–1626)
Sir John Smith’s Almain
04
John Dowland (1563–1626)
Round Battle Galliard
05
Santino Garsi da Parma (c.1585)
Gagliarda
06
Robert Johnson (c.1608)
Almaine
07
John Johnson (c.1590)
Johnson’s Jewell
Cittern tunes (some)
01
Sebatian Vreedman (1574)
La Moretta
02
Cesare Negri (1602)
Gloria d’Amore
03
Shakespeare (c.1605)
Sigh no more ladies & Tomorrow is St. Valentine’s Day
04
Anthony Holborne (c.1601)
Almaine & Quadro Pavan
05
Thoinot Arbeau (1589)
Belle qui tiens ma vie
06
Anon. (Ghent MS. c.1620)
Branle Commun
Colascione
01
Giorgio Mainerio (1578)
Ungaresca & Schiarazula marazula
02
Thoinot Arbeau (1589)
Les bouffons & Branle d’Ecosse
03
Girolamo Kapsberger (1640)
Colascione
04
anon. Sephardic (c.1490)
Morena me llaman & La comida de mañana
English Bagpipes
01
John Playford (1651)
Sellenger’s Round
02
anon. Italian
Canario; Basela un tratto; La volta
03
Thoinot Arbeau (1589)
Two bransles
04
anon. Provençal (c.1560)
Quand li bergè
05
Tielman Susato (1551)
Ronde
06
de Scellery (1671)
Minuet
Hurdy-gurdy tunes (some)
01
John Playford (1651)
Argeers; Nonesuch; Kemp’s Jig; Trip to Paris; Half Hannikin; Siege of Buda; Miller of Dee; Lillibulero
02
Michael Praetorius (1610)
Bourrée & Two Ballets
03
Thoinot Arbeau (1589)
Bransle des Sabots; Bransle de l’Official; Bransle des Chevaux; Bransle de Poitou
04
Giorgio Mainerio (1578)
Ballo francese & Ballo inglese
05
anon. Provençal (c.1560)
Lou pouvre Satan

REVIEWS

1 Review

Booked Dante Ferrara: Lute, hurdy-gurdy and more for a Wedding
5.0  

Completely and utterly brilliant! Dante set the scene and added to the atmosphere of this old, quirky and historical setting we had for our son and daughter-in-law's wedding in June 2017. From the minute we booked him, Dante was reassuringly professional and did everything he could to make the day the success it was. His performance goes beyond his clear talent – his charm and wit merely added to the overall enjoyment felt by all our guests. They truly did not stop talking about how fabulous he was. Different costumes, different instruments all kept the interest from beginning to end. Truly Dante we can not thank you enough....

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Summary

Overall score
5.0
Punctuality
Standard
Professionalism