Tune Selection - Receptions
Since playing at their own wedding, in 1978, Greenblatt & Seay have played for countless ceremonies and receptions.
Often they help set the mood by starting off with uplifting hammered dulcimer tunes while guests arrive and get seated.
When it’s time to seat the family Debby and David can switch to violin and guitar. To change the flavor during the ceremony they can play a variety of other instruments, i.e. harmonica, recorder, pennywhistle, nyckelharpa, and even musical saw for specific songs.
After the recessional Debby and David can pick up the tempo by playing a variety of styles depending on your taste. Besides Classical, Old-time Fiddle, and Renaissance styles, Debby and David also play music from many cultures, such as Irish, Jewish, Swedish, etc.
Other options available for weddings are Deborah Greenblatt playing solo violin and The Greenblatt String Trio for a thicker, more elegant sound.
Brief audio samples are available to help you make tune selections. These sample tunes are presented in the order of activities at a wedding, i.e., candle lighting, seating of the family, bridesmaids, bride, recessional, etc.
Click for Greenblatt & Seay Duo audio samples
You may also find inspiration for tune selections from the Greenblatt String Trio sample wedding tunes page. Our duo can play most of these so check them out for further ideas.
Click for Greenblatt String Trio audio samples.
Contact Debby to discuss other tune possibilities for your wedding.
Greenblatt & Seay can create an upbeat mood as your guests arrive at the wedding reception and start to mingle.
During a meal their music can provide a festive atmosphere. Since all instruments are acoustic there is no need for a sound system so guests need not try to talk over the blare of loud speakers. Greenblatt & Seay can play two or three tunes in one location, then move to another location and play two or three more tunes, then move again, etc., until they have covered the whole room a few times.
To keep things interesting instruments can include violin/fiddle, guitar, nyckelharpa, hammered dulcimer, harmonica, recorder and pennywhistle.
After the meal Greenblatt & Seay can even put on a lively show complete with singing and audience participation.
Also available for wedding receptions is The Greenblatt String Trio.
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