Kelsh Trio FAQs
Do you use amplification?
No, our instruments carry very well even in larger spaces. So you can preserve and enjoy the sound of acoustic live music without amplification.
What are your rates for an event?
Please use the Contact form or call 603-770-6285 with details about your event so we can give you an accurate quote for your event. Please include the following and we will contact you as soon as possible with a quote:
What does your fee for the ceremony include?
Our fee includes 30 minutes of prelude music while your guests are entering and waiting for the ceremony to begin; processionals for the mothers, bridal party and bride; any meditations you may want played during the ceremony; recessional; and postlude music for as your guests are exiting the ceremony site.
How do we go about booking you for our event?
We will send you a contract which we request you to sign and send back to us with a 50% deposit. This will ensure your reservation with us. The remainder of the balance is due 2 weeks before your event.
Do I have to choose every song you are going to play for the ceremony and cocktail hour?
We ask you to choose specific songs beforehand for ceremony processionals, meditations, and recessionals. We can help you with this process and give you suggestions if you like. While you are welcome to give us a list of some of your favorite songs you would like us to play for everything else, often it is easier for you to request types of music for the prelude and postlude such as “upbeat classical” or “meditative” etc...rather than listing each one individually.
When will you arrive for the ceremony?
Generally, we arrive about 30 minutes before prelude music begins. This is to make sure we discuss ceremony queues with your wedding planner and/or officiant, set up, and are ready to play.
Can you help me choose music for my wedding?
Yes, we will be happy to work with you to help you create the perfect mood for your wedding.
Will you play outdoors?
Yes, but we need protection from direct sunlight, precipitation of any kind, and strong winds. While no bride wants to admit it's a possibility, we always advise you make allowances for the fact it may rain and to have a tent or gazebo or some kind of covering for our group to play under in case it rains. Our instruments are very valuable and will be damaged if subjected to any precipitation or even long periods of direct sunlight. Also, for those late in the season weddings, please keep in mind that if the temperature is too cold we cannot play outdoors.
What will you wear?
We will dress in concert black attire unless instructed to do otherwise.
I have hired a singer or asked a friend to sing at my wedding, can you accompany her/him?
Yes, but there may be an extra fee if we have to purchase new music and arrange it for our group. We can arrange a short rehearsal before the ceremony to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Will we meet in person beforehand?
Usually there is no need to meet in person beforehand. The contract can be sorted out by mail, and all the details of planning and choosing music can be discussed over phone or email.
Will you play at the wedding rehearsal?
There is no need for us to play at your rehearsal. Generally, we have found the only rehearsing that may need to be done is if you would like us to accompany a singer for a special song. This can be arranged for right before the ceremony.
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