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Dante Ferrara - Lute player and more...

Professional Elizabethan minstrel Dante Ferrara is a multi-instrumentalist and singer. Perfect for themed events nationwide playing lute, hudy gurdy and much more...


Recommended by numerous venues nationwide, I am a professional Elizabethan Minstrel - since 1984. My website will show you the beautiful instruments I use, the quality costumes I wear and provide descriptions of the services I offer.

For weddings: a package of music and entertainment for the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast.
For conferences and dinners: music on arrival and strolling background entertainment.
For gatherings up to 80: dinner concerts and entertainment.

I play the lute, hurdy gurdy, English bagpipes, cittern and colascione, as well as singing.

Daytime or evening, seven days a week. Yes, this is my real job and yes, I cover the country!

If you use an agent for your live music, it is likely that they will already know me. Just ask for me. I am perfect for any historic location nationwide, in particular for themed events (Tudor, medieval, Venetian, Civil War, Restoration)

I can send you sample CDs with a full information pack if desired and answer any questions - please email me via my website.

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

Key Facts

In Business Since 1984
Member of Musicians' Union, Lute Society
Awards Unique wedding musician of the year - Media Online Today
Public Liability Insurance Yes
Price Guide from £250
VAT Registered
Line-up Dante Ferrara: lute, hurdy gurdy, cittern, colascione, English bagpipes, orpharion
Repertoire Description Popular songs and music for Tudor, Medieval, Venetian, Restoration themed events
Previous Clients BBC, Channel 4, Hever Castle, Warwick Castle, Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Elton John.
Special Offer January sales: ten tunes for the price of eight!

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“I hired Dante to perform at my wedding a few years ago and I can not speak highly enough of his work. He really helped make the day one to remember! Everybody spoke highly of him and he did a fantastic job of entertaining the guests throughout the day and also during dinner. I would recommend Dante as an extremely charismatic and fun addition to any event.”

Tim Sheed, Essex

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Dante Ferrara - Lute player and more...
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