Hi, I’m Jim McGaw. I live in Savannah, Georgia, one of the most beautiful cities on the east coast. I have enjoyed playing the hammer dulcimer (and other instruments) all around the southeast for more than 40 years. During that time in addition to playing this unique instrument for period reenactments and special events I have been playing for wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners and receptions. I admit that because of the joy and warmth experienced in planning for and taking part in weddings these are my favorite events.
The hammer dulcimer, the direct forerunner of the modern piano, is a trapezoid shaped instrument played with small mallets producing a sound which compares to a cross between guitar and grand harp. In addition to being unusually visually attractive, the sound of the instrument is pleasantly appealing and perfectly suited for an acoustic setting. Because of its broad dynamic characteristics it can be played loudly enough to be heard in large rooms and church environments or augmented electronically.
I take great pride in preparing and planning for the weddings in which I play. I work with the bride and groom and their families to ensure that their special moment is perfect and that my part in it gives the greatest enjoyment for all present with the least stress possible. I would like very much to discuss your wedding plans with you at any time. Please give me a call or notify me and let’s get started on your special day.
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He even attended our rehearsal, so we were able to practice walking in to the music and work out the timing of what would be playing as everyone entered. He really went above and beyond and I can not say enough how glad we were that we decided to ask him to be part of our wedding day - one of the best decisions we made throughout the whole planning process.
Thank you Jim for helping our day be even more special.
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We highly endorse Jim McGaw for a lovely addition to your wedding ceremony! He has played professionally for years and has a wealth of experience. His music, whether it be hammered dulcimer or guitar is an excellent addition to complement your Savannah wedding! Cyndy and Rudy LoMonaco Gazebo Weddings of Savannah