Handfastings

The Grinnigogs have played for many Handfastings over the years. Thier unique music played on Hurdy-Gurdy, Bagpipes, Hammer Dulcimer and percussion add tremendous atmosphere, sense of occasion and magic to any Handfasting or partnership blessing.

The term Handfasting is a historical term for “betrothal” or “wedding”. In the Early Modern history of Scotland (16th and 17th centuries), especially in the Hebrides, the term could also refer to a temporary marriage. Handfastings are now widely used by modern pagans as an alternative to a church or civil wedding.

Some pictures of Philip and Hilary’s Handfasting held in an Orchard in Hull.

We can play whilst as a part of the ceremony, as your guests feast. We also offer a bespoke music service if you have some special musical requests, supply additional entertainment and call for dancing or even provide a full on medieval rave band in the form of Celtarabia 

‘We cannot thankyou you all enough for yesterday. You were truly amazing we loved the music, dancing and tarot readings. My son is still talking non stop about the magic tricks you taught him. It was all, just fantastic. Thankyou so much xx’ Catherine James

To find out more call Quentin on 07877434739

 

 

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