Wedding Violinist, David Delaney – Bio
Originally from Waterford city, Ireland, David Delaney has quickly established himself as one of the most versatile and in-demand wedding violinist and event musicians in South Africa. Coming from a highly musical family (his father, Ben, is the lead vocalist of the well-known Irish folk band, Drops of Brandy), he was immersed in Irish music for as long as he remembers. Having started on the Irish penny-whistle at the age of seven, he graduated up to the more difficult violin, specializing in Celtic and French-Canadian fiddle music.
He did not follow the conventional wedding violinist path, completing his Honours Degree in Business Studies and German, followed by a Masters Degree (M.Sc. Hons) in Interactive Media. In 2010, he located to Australia and toured as lead soloist for the hugely successful “Rhythms of Ireland” Irish dance show throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland. What was initially a stopover in Johannesburg turned into a permanent love affair for the country! Delaney now performs throughout the country as a highly sought after wedding violinist and event musician, both as a solo artist and with various, well known musical groups from Gauteng.
Established and Sought After, Wedding Violinist in South Africa
In a short space of time, David has been involved in many facets of the SA music industry, from performing with Sonja Herholdt, playing onstage in the stage version of Arthur Millar’s “The Crucible”, to recording on the soundtrack for the recent South African movie, “Babalas”. He has recently released a full studio album, with the popular folk duo, “Beukes and Delaney”, whose compositions can be heard on radio stations across the country. David is available as a wedding violinist throughout South Africa.
David Delaney possesses a spellbinding ability to push his instruments to the limit, giving the violin and flute new avenues of expression, while complimenting his bands steady core and vocals, with beautiful harmonies and iconic motifs.
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