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Declan Daniel


Declan Daniel is a Glasgow based musician with a stunning talent for making music beautifully. Whether performing as a singer guitarist or on the harp, there is no finer musician in the country and no better way to add class and that elusive wow factor to your event.

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Declan, who comes from musical family, started playing music professionally at the age of 14. For a number of years he played, as a full time member in the Belfast Harp Orchestra, from which he retired to complete his A levels. Having also played in a local folk band he quickly learned to play the mandolin, 5-string banjo and guitar and developed skills on all of them.

After completing his A level music, he decided to continue his musical career by coming to Glasgow to study in the Applied Music course in Strathclyde University with his harp which he completed in 2004 with a 2-1 honours degree.

He played solo and with groups during that time and began to develop a voice and guitar style which allowed him to branch out from the folk world. He has performed in many session situations for recording, and live broadcasts in both TV and radio. He has played for both the Pope and the Queen on their visits to Glasgow.

Now with 10 years experience as a solo performer and having played at some of the most prestigious venues and events in the UK, Declan is one of the most sought after musicians in the country. You'd think that talent and reputation at this level would mean Declan may be a little stand-offish but you couldn't be more wrong. He's still the same easy going young man that loves to play for any audience and is as down to earth and grounded as he was when he first came to Glasgow.

You'll also be pleasantly surprised at how inexpensive it can be to hire a talent of this standard. Declan is a full time professional musician, this is how he pays his mortgage so you can expect realistic charges and superb value for money. Instant quotes are based on a maximum performance time of 2 hours.  If you need more or less time, let us know as this will affect his fee.

Hire Declan to play harp at your ceremony and then to perform during your drinks reception. Or impress your corporate clients by adding Declan to your forthcoming event. You'll prove you have two things; good taste and the pleasure of your guests in mind.

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This is a snapshot of some of the tunes we currently play. We add new songs every week. To listen to our demos click/tap the “Tracks” tab
1.(I've Had) The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley
2.(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
3.A Hard Day's Night (1999 Remastered Version) - Peter Sellers
4.All Right Now (Live) - Paul Rodgers
5.All You Need Is Love - The Beatles Lyrics
6.American Pie - Don McLean
7.Annie's Song - John Denver Lyrics
8.Baby, Now That I've Found You - Alison Krauss Lyrics
9.Babylon - David Gray Lyrics
10.Bad Moon Rising (Live In Berlin) - Creedence Clearwater Revival
11.Bad, Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce
12.Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty Lyrics
13.Better together - Jack Johnson Lyrics
14.Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
15.Blowin' in the Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary
16.Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley Lyrics
17.Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
18.Breakfast In America - Supertramp
19.Bridge over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
20.Broken Stones - Paul Weller
21.Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
22.Caledonia
23.California Dreamin` - The Mama´s And The Papa`s
24.Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
25.Call Me The Breeze - JJ Cale
26.Can't Buy Me Love - The Fab Four
27.Candy - Paolo Nutini
28.Cat's In The Cradle - Harry Chapin
29.Cocaine - Eric Clapton
30.Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen Lyrics
31.Daughters - John Mayer
32.Daydream Believer - The Monkees
33.Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (Alt. Take) - The Kinks
34.Desperado - Eagles
35.Dignity - Deacon Blue
36.Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
37.Don't Let Me Down - The Beatles Lyrics
38.Don't Look Back In Anger (Remastered) - Oasis
39.Drift Away - Uncle Kracker
40.Don't Think Twice, It's All Right - Billy Paul
41.Easy - Lionel Richie Lyrics
42.Every Breath You Take (Remastered 2003) - The Police
43.Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (Remastered 2003) - The Police
44.Father & Son (Yusuf's Cafe / Live) - Cat Stevens
45.Fields Of Gold - Sting
46.Fisherman's Blues (2006 Remaster) - The Waterboys
47.Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
48.Forever In Blue Jeans - Neil Diamond Lyrics
49.Free Fallin' - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Lyrics
50.Friends, Lovers or Nothing - John Mayer
51.Gentle On My Mind - Glen Campbell
52.Give A Little Bit - Supertramp
53.Golden slumber - Beatles
54.Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) - Green Day
55.Grandma's Hands - Bill Withers
56.Half The World Away (Live, Tokyo Hotel Room) - Oasis
57.Grease is the word - Frankie Valli
58.Handbags And Gladrags - Stereophonics
59.Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
60.Heart Of Gold - Neil Young Lyrics
61.Here Comes The Sun (Live) (2004 Digital Remaster) - George Harrison
62.Hey Jude - The Beatles Lyrics
63.High and dry - Radiohead
64.Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles Lyrics
65.Hope I Don't Fall In Love With You - Tom Waits Lyrics
66.Hotel California - Eagles
67.Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
68.How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
69.How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Marvin Gaye
70.Hurt - Johnny Cash
71.I Don't Wanna Talk About It - Indigo Girls
72.I Got A Women - Ray Charles
73.I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues - Elton John
74.I Shot The Sheriff - Eric Clapton
75.I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2 Lyrics
76.I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) - Lucy Woodward Lyrics
77.I Want To Hold Your Hand (Anthology 1 Version) - The Beatles
78.I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
79.I Will - The Beatles Lyrics
80.I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Nina Simone Lyrics
81.I wish that I knew what I know I know now - Faces
82.I'm A Believer - Smash Mouth
83.I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
84.I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
85.Imagine - John Lennon Lyrics
86.In My Mind I'm Going to California
87.Ironic (Acoustic Version) - Alanis Morissette
88.Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder Lyrics
89.It Must Be Love (From The Tall Guy) - Madness
90.It's Now or Never - Elvis Presley
91.It's Only Natural - Crowded House
92.Jenny Don't Be Hasty - Paolo Nutini
93.John Martyn – Don't Want To Know - John Martyn
94.Jolene - Dolly Parton Lyrics
95.King Of The Road (St. Loius) - Dean Martin
96.Lady Madonna - The Beatles Lyrics
97.Last Request - Paolo Nutini
98.Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
99.Layla - Eric Clapton
100.Leaving on a Jet Plane - John Denver
101.Let it be - Beatles
102.Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
103.Losing My Religion (Live) - R.E.M.
104.Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley Lyrics
105.Love Really Hurts Without You - Billy Ocean
106.Love's Been Good To Me - Frank Sinatra
107.Lucille - Beverly brothers
108.Maggie May - Rod Stewart 
109.Make You Feel My Love - Adele
110.Maneater - Hall & Oates Lyrics
111.Man in the Mirror (2012 Remaster) - Michael Jackson
112.May You Never (Demo Version) - John Martyn
113.Message In A Bottle (Remastered 2003) - The Police
114.More Than Words (A Capella With Congas) - Extreme
115.Mr. Blue Sky - Electric Light Orchestra
116.Mr. Bojangles - Neil Diamond Lyrics
117.Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett Lyrics
118.My Brother Jake - Free Lyrics
119.My Girl (Live At The Roostertail's Upper Deck/1966) - The Temptations
120.My Stupid Mouth - John Mayer
121.No Diggity (feat. Dr. Dre & Queen Pen) - Blackstreet
122.Nothing Ever Happens - Del Amitri
123.No Surprises - Radiohead
124.Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The Beatles Lyrics
125.One Hand In My Pocket (2015 Remastered) - Alanis Morissette
126.Only Wanna Be With You - Hootie & The Blowfish
127.Ooh La La - Faces
128.Ordinary man
129.Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
130.Penny Lane (Take 6 / Instrumental) - The Beatles
131.Paint It, Black - Ciara
132.Perfect - Ed Sheeran
133.Piano Man - Billy Joel
134.Pinball Wizard (Live In Canada / 1969) - The Who
135.Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry
136.Pineapple Head - Crowded House
137.Raglan Road - Van Morrison
138.Rhinestone Cowboy - Glen Campbell
139.Road Trippin' - Red Hot Chili Peppers
140.Rockin' In The Free World - Neil Young Lyrics
141.Run - Leona Lewis
142.Save Me A Place - Fleetwood Mac Lyrics
143.Shape Of My Heart - Sting
144.She's Always a Woman - Billy Joel
145.Sit Down - James Lyrics
146.Sitting, Waiting, Wishing - Jack Johnson
147.Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson Lyrics
148.Something - The Beatles Lyrics
149.Something Like Olivia - John Mayer
150.Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
151.Songbird - Eva Cassidy
152.Spooky - Dusty Springfield
153.Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
154.Stand By Me (2010 - Remaster) - John Lennon
155.Starman (Johnnie Walker - Lunchtime Show, Recorded 22.5.72) [2000 Remastered Version] David Bowie
156.Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead
157.Streets of New York
158.Streets of London
159.Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel
160.Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
161.Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
162.Sweet Caroline (Live At The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles/1972) - Neil Diamond
163.Take It Easy - Eagles
164.Tears in heaven - Eric Clapton
165.Teenage Kicks (2016 Remastered) - The Undertones
166.That's The Way - Led Zeppelin
167.The Band Played Waltzing Matilda - The Pogues
168.The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
169.The Drug Don't Work - The Verve Lyrics
170.The First Cut Is The Deepest - Sheryl Crow
171.The Gambler - Kenny Rogers Lyrics
172.The Galway Girl - Steve Earle
173.The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
174.The Joker - Steve Miller Band
175.The Way You Make Me Feel (2012 Remaster) - Michael Jackson
176.Ticket To Ride (Remastered) - The Beatles
177.The Weight - The Band
178.To Love Somebody - Bee Gees
179.Under the bridge
180.Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
181.Valerie (Live At BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, London / 2007) - Amy Winehouse
182.Wagon Wheel (feat. Lady Antebellum) - Darius Rucker
183.Waterfall (Demo Remastered) - The Stone Roses
184.Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
185.Weather With You - Crowded House
186.When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
187.Where Are You Going? - Dave Matthews Band Lyrics
188.Who Says - John Mayer Lyrics
189.Why Georgia - John Mayer
190.Wild Wood - Paul Weller
191.Witchitaw lineman
192.With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles Lyrics
193.With Or Without You (Live) - U2
194.Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
195.You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones -
196.You Know I'm No Good - Amy Winehouse 
197.You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
198.Your Song - Elton John

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Declan Daniel

Hireaband were just brilliant in helping us book Declan. It was a little late in the day as we had been let down by another performer. I chatted to Gaye Young on email and managed to book Declan within the day. This was fantastic service.

Declan is a brilliant musician. He went above and beyond to provide bespoke music for our wedding ceremony and this was very much appreciated. He's clearly a busy guy and manged to work with us at short notice to deliver something that was beyond our expectations.

Declan Daniel

Declan was brilliant, really talented. Everyone commented on him. So sorry he didn't get the recognition he deserved as the singing waiters kicked in and took over. Thank you so much in helping make our day so special.

Declan Daniel

As ever, my enquiry was dealt with by Hireaband quickly and the booking process completed efficiently.
Declan is a delight to work with - he understand the corporate market can be a little less discerning of performance but gives total quality every time.

Declan Daniel

Really positive feedback from our guests, just sorry we didn't get to hear more of Declan as we were to busy with photographs.

Declan Daniel

A great choice of a very talented musician. Guitar and vocals followed by the Harp. Tourists on the beach stopped to film Declan and all the guests commented on his performance. would highly recommend.

Declan Daniel

Declan was fantastic, he kept our guests more than entertained while we were having our pictures taken, many of our guests complimented our choice of entertainment. He played the harp and also the guitar and sang, what a talent. We highly recommend Declan.

Declan Daniel

Just a quick message to let you know that Declan has been amazing throughout, very helpful in offering song choices etc., and down to earth and courteous during all conversations. His performances on the day, both on the harp, and singing and playing guitar were outstanding, as I always knew they would be. Thanks ever so much!

Declan Daniel

Quite simply, he was excellent.

Declan Daniel

Hi. We would like to record our appreciation to Declan Daniel for the music he played at our wedding reception last Saturday. Many of the guests commented on the quality of his playing and there is no doubt that Declan's music added a very special ingredient to our special day. Please pass on our thanks and best wishes for his musical career. Many thanks also for a very efficient service. Best wishes

Declan Daniel

We had a great day, very much helped by great performances from both Declan and Star Club. We met with Declan before the wedding and he helped us to choose some great music for the ceremony, which gave it a particularly personal feel. Star Club were excellent for the entire evening; such a huge range of great songs that got everyone up dancing. Sweet guitar too :-) Thanks also to all the staff at Hire-a-Band for their help. We will be recommending you to anyone looking to book acts for any occasion. Many thanks.

Declan Daniel

Declan played so beautifully during our ceremony and drinks reception - it was exactly what we were looking for and he was so helpful before helping me to choose the music etc. Massive thank you!

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