Damien Hagan - Classical Guitarist

After more than 20 years dedicated study and performance on the guitar, this Cornwall classical guitarist is an accomplished solo musician who has the ability to play in many styles and for any occasion. As a stylish and non-intrusive accompaniment to a dinner event, or providing the perfect musical backdrop for a wedding ceremony, he will tailor his performance to meet your needs and to make your event truly memorable. 

Will learn any song or piece of music (often for specific points during a wedding)

He uses a high quality 60 watt classical guitar amp, reproducing an authentic sound, which can be clearly heard by up to 400 guests but without being intrusive, and also has a battery powered amplifier when required.

Much in demand and an experienced performer, he has built a reputation as an accomplished and professional player at weddings and corporate events throughout the south west. As well as many satisfied wedding clients, other recent clients include the Cornish conservative club, The Royal Liverpool regiment and the prestigious Budock Vean Hotel in Falmouth where he is resident guitarist.

He will work with clients to provide a lively set, a more romantic classical based set, a large selection of popular classics, or a mixture of all of these. He is very flexible, will perform requests, and will learn any particular piece of music - often for the Bride’s arrival or during the signing of the register at wedding ceremonies.

He started playing guitar at aged 14, going on to perform his own material in an acoustic duo where he gained valuable experience playing and singing around the London folk clubs. He became fascinated with the classical and flamenco style and, inspired by the maestro Segovia, devoted many years to studying the technique. After taking encouragement and advice from the renowned Spanish guitar centre in London, he became resident guitarist at Piaf restaurant in Wimbledon village. A move to Cornwall followed, where he began successfully performing at weddings and corporate events. Drawing on his vast experience, he also gives private tuition on the guitar. 

Corporate clients include:
Atlantic Hotel Newquay
Budock Vean Hotel Falmouth
Royal Liverpool regiment
Piaf restaurant London
St Austell performing arts library
Driftwood gallery Truro
Falmouth arts centre
Royal Cornwall Show

 

 

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Damien Hagan - Classical Guitarist Repertoire

Popular

  • Better Together - Jack Johnson
  • One Day Like This - Elbow
  • The Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice 
  • Power Of Love - Victoria Alpin
  • Till The End - Blur 
  • Clocks - Coldplay
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen 
  • Yesterday - Beatles
  • Michelle - Beatles
  • Hey Jude - Beatles
  • Here Comes The Sun - Beatles
  • And I Love Her - Beatles
  • Till There Was You - Beatles
  • Don't Stop Me Now - Queen
  • Speak Softly Love - Theme From The Godfather
  • Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velázquez
  • Theme From The Third Man - Anton Karas  
  • Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis
  • Suspicious Minds - Elvis
  • Always On My Mind - Elvis
  • Fields Of Gold - Eva  Cassidy
  • Candle In The Wind - Elton John
  • Thank You For The Music - ABBA
  • Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
  • That's Amore - Dean Martin
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
  • My Cherie Amour - Stevie Wonder
  • More Than Words - Accept
  • Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • Close To You - Carpenters
  • We've Only Just Begun - Carpenters
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
  • Romeo And Juliet - Dire Straits

Classical/Latin

  • Cavatina - Stanley Myers
  • Romance - Anon
  • Clair De Lune - Debussy
  • Tico Tico - Zequinha De Abreu
  • Tango In Skai - Roland Dyens
  • Milonga - Piazzola
  • Sarabande Fom 1st Cello Suite - Bach 
  • Sarabande From Lute Site - Bach
  • Prelude BWV 999 - Bach 
  • Cello Prelude BWV 1007 - Bach                      
  • Sarabande From 1st Cello Suite - Bach
  • Sarabande From Lute Suite No 1 - Bach                                      
  • Sonata In Em - Scarlatti
  • Balletto - Weiss
  • Aria Con Variazioni Detta - Frescabaldi
  • Minuet From Suite La Platti - JP Rameau
  • Capricho Catalan - Albeniz
  • Torre Bermeja - Albeniz
  • Minuet In La - Sor
  • Study 7 Opus 31 No 21 - Sor
  • Study 8 Opus 31 No 1 - Sor
  • Study 16 Opus 6 No 1 - Sor
  • Study 17 Opus No 11 - Sor
  • El Noi De La Mare - Miguel Llobet
  • Soleares - Turina
  • Adelita - Tarrega
  • Lagrima - Tarrega
  • Las Dos Hermanitas - Tarrega
  • Danza Espanola No 5 - Granados
  • Opus 28 No 7 - Chopin
  • Gymnopedie No 1 - Satie
  • Sonatina 1st Movement - Torroba
  • Choros No 1 - Villa Lobos
  • Prelude No 3 - Villa Lobos
  • Sons De Carillhoes - Permnambuco
  • Se Ela Perguntar - Reis
  • Xoda Da Baiana - Reis
  • Valse Criollo No 3 - Lauro

Flamenco

  • Farruca
  • Malaguena
  • Bulerias
  • Sevillianos
  • Tangos
  • Rumba

Damien Hagan - Classical Guitarist Feedback

This Act's Average Star Rating

Incredibly talented and so obligiging. I kept changing my song requests and order and he just sorted everting out. Very calm person too which is exactly what you need. He just cracked on figured out how to get to and park at the venue (which isn’t easy) and played beautifully .Everyone was so pleased we picked classical/Spanish guitar. It just has a depth and gentleness for a wedding. I really would recommend above the usual string quartet. He was also very professional and incredibly punctual. He played at the church and headed straight to the venue in port Isaac hall. I’m inspired to get back into classical guitar again.

Andrea Walmisley,

What a fabulous set! All my guests loved the varied guitar music that Damien provided, particularly his arrangement of "Albatross" which was our special song request. Sincere thanks to Damien for his contribution to our celebration.

Jonathon Bolton,

Damien, your music was beautiful. The whole evening was enhanced with your skilful playing. It was a wonderful surprise for my husband and you pitched the mood perfectly to suit our small gathering. We all loved it. Thank you so much.

Sarah Osborne,

What a special treat to have you playing during my birthday celebrations on Saturday. It couldn't have been better! Great performance, thank you very much.

Peter Eaglestone,

I am writing to thank you on behalf of the committee and members of West Cornwall Ladies Luncheon Club for entertaining us so very well during lunch last week. It was a lovely selection of music which everyone enjoyed – thank you for playing so beautifully Elizabeth 09/06/2016

Elizabeth, Cornwall

Damien was just perfect: he was immensely professional, helpful and a joy to listen to. Damien played throughout our wedding ceremony and our reception. He adapted his playing to suit both (very different) moments and environments. We had many glowing remarks from our guests about the music and I am so so pleased that we found him and chose him for our wedding.

Jen and Chris,

We were both very moved by Damien's performance of "Better Together" which he played for the bride's arrival. We received so much positive feedback from our guests for all the fabulous guitar music he performed during the wedding breakfast. A really great guitarist.

Amy and Will,

A beautiful day, a wonderful ceremony and reception, all to the sounds of your brilliant guitar playing. Thank you so much for your contribution

Robin and David,

Thank you Damien for learning and playing so beautifully all 3 pieces from the Derbyshire suite during our wedding ceremony. Your playing was brilliant, and it really exceeded our expectations.

Kate and Simon,

We just wanted to say how much my wife and myself enjoyed your wide repertoire of guitar music that you played during the Christmas day lunch at the Budock Vean hotel. You really succeeded in making the occasion a very special one. Thank you.

Denis and Peggy, Budock Vean Hotel (29-December-2017)

Thank you very much for your fantastic musical contribution to the hotel this year

, Budock Vean Hotel, Falmouth (2010)

Hello Geoff, yes everything was just fab! He plays an extensive variety of beautiful Spanish music and just at the right 'level' I hope the smell of garlic was not too much but a great night was had by all. Spot on!

, Newquay Golf Club

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