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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.A Million Love songs
2.Aime
3.Alberta
4.aAl night long
5.Ants Marching
6.Ashes to ashes
7.Babylon
8.baker street
9.Better together
10.Billy Jean
11.Black bird
12.Blame it on the boogie
13.Blueberry hill
14.Bridge over troubled water
15.Brown eyed girl
16.Burn on down
17.California Dreamin
18.Californication
19.Candy
20.Cannonball
21.Carolina On My Mind
22.Carzy World
23.Champagne Supernova
24.Changes
25.Cocaine
26.Come Together
27.Crash
28.Crazy Little Thing Called Love
29.Daughters
30.Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
31.Desperado
32.Dignity
33.Don't Stop
34.Don't Think Twice
35.Don't Look Back In Anger
36.Don't Want To Talk About It
37.Down And Out
38.Dream Catch Me
39.Drift Away
40.Drops of Jupiter
41.Every Breath You Take
42.Feeling Good
43.Fields of Gold
44.Fishermans Blues
45.Folsome Prison
46.Friends Lovers or Nothing
47.Funkey Music
48.Gentle On My Mind
49.Get By With A Little Help
50.Good Riddance
51.Halleluha
52.Handbags And Gladrags
53.Hard Days Night
54.Heart of Gold
55.Hey Jud
56.High 7 Dry
57.Hotel California
58.House Of The Rising Sun
59.How Sweet It Is To Be Loved
60.Hurt
61.I Guess That's Why They Call It
62.I HopeThat I Don't Fall In Love With You
63.I Still Havn't Found What I'm Looking For
64.I Want You Back
65.I Will
66.I'm A Believer
67.It's Not Unusual
68.Jenny Don't Be Hasty
69.Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine
70.King Of The Road
71.King Of The Swingers
72.Lady Madonna
73.Lakes of Ponchartrain
74.Last Request
75.Lay Down Sally
76.Layla
77.Leaving On A Jet Plane
78.Let It Be
79.Life In The Fast Lane
80.Living On A Prayer
81.Long Train Running
82.Love And Marriage
83.Love Soon
84.Maggie May
85.Man In The Mirror
86.Message In A Bottle
87.Moondance
88.More Than Words
89.Mrs Robinson
90.My Stupid Mouth
91.Never Too Late
92.No Surprises
93.No Woman No Cry
94.Nothing Ever Happens
95.Ob-La-Di
96.Otherside
97.Over The Hill
98.Pencil Full Of Lead
99.Pinball Wizard
100.Revolution
101.Rhinestone Cowboy
102.Rocking In The Free World
103.Run
104.Sail Away
105.Saints And Sinners
106.San Francisco Bay
107.Saturday Night At The Movies
108.Shape Of My Heart
109.Sit Down
110.Sitting Waiting Wishing
111.Slow Cheetah
112.Smooth Criminal
113.Somewhere Only We Know
114.Songbird
115.Son of A Preacher Man
116.Southern Man
117.Sparkled
118.Spooky
119.Stairway To Heaven
120.Stand By Me
121.Starman
122.Starry Starry Man
123.Street Sprit
124.Sunny Afternoon
125.Sunshine Of My Life
126.Sweet Caroline
127.Take It Easy
128.Teenage Kicks
129.Tell Her This
130.That's Life
131.That's The Way
132.The Boxer
133.The Drugs Don't Work
134.The First Cut Is The Deepest
135.The Joker
136.The Way You Make Me Feel
137.The Weight
138.Time Of Your Life
139.Under The Boardwalk
140.Under The Bridge
141.Valerie
142.Walk The Line
143.Walking On The Moon
144.Waterfall
145.When You Say Nothing At All
146.Where Are You Going
147.Wild Horses
148.Wild Wood
149.Wild World
150.Wish You Were Here
151.With Or Without You
152.Wonderwall
153.Yesterday
154.You Can't Always Get What You Want
155.You Know I'm No Good
156.Your Song
157.You've Got A Friend
158.Thinking Out Loud

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Quite simply, he was excellent.

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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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