Castlebay is a band of musicians entertaining events in Round Pond, Maine. This talented duo performs acoustic pieces that establish a romantic atmosphere for events. Julia specializes in the Celtic harp, creating delicate sounds that are the perfect soundtrack to any occasion. She is accompanied by Fred, a multi-talented instrumentalist who plays Irish flute, violin, viola, and more.
Castlebay offers couples service that is specialized to meet their big day’s needs. Julia and Fred can read from a manuscript of music but prefer to play from memory This allows them to adapt their music to the event as it progresses. They are available for all stages of the wedding including ceremony, reception, and rehearsal. The duo is available to travel for wedding days.
Team of Castlebay
Harp, vocals, co-owner
Julia Lane, singer, songwriter, and folklorist, has been playing the Celtic harp since 1989. Self-taught, she rapidly became a skilled and exciting player, winning the Senior Professional division at the New Hampshire Scottish Games Harp Competition in 1990 and 1991 and the International Folk Harp Competition at Stonehill College in 1992. She has performed as a member of Castlebay since its founding in 1987, appearing at festivals, in concerts and for innumerable private events.
Strings, flute, vocals, co-owner
Fred is a multi-instrumentalist and singer, also a founding member of Castlebay. He plays the 12-string guitar, classical guitar, viola, violin, and Irish flute. In playing music for weddings he often switches instruments to provide a change texture of sounds. Since 1987 he has performed with Julia at festivals, concerts, and many private events all along the eastern seaboard, Ireland, the UK, and Kosovo.