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Stu Janis

Hudson, Minnesota View map
Rating 5.0 out of 5
15 reviews
$300 Most Popular Price

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$300 Most Popular Price

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Stu Janis, a hammered dulcimer player based in Hudson, Wisconsin, performs distinctive music for weddings and events as a solo musician or as part of the Greenwood Tree duo. Stu’s specialty is music of the British Isles, but he is happy to include classical favorites or learn new pieces. Stu can also incorporate other unusual instruments. When performing solo, Stu's hammered dulcimer's clear bell-like tones are soothing and relaxing. With Greenwood Tree, Bill Cagley’s guitar complements the dulcimer with a rich resonance that's perfect for weddings. This magical music provides an elegant ambience for an unforgettable wedding celebration.

Experience

Stu began playing hammered dulcimer in 1983 and has helped couples marry since 1985. He performs solo and as part of the Greenwood Tree duo, Eisner’s Klezmorim, and Neptune’s Keep. He also has accompanied many area choirs on innovative arrangements for choir and hammered dulcimer by Malcolm Dalglish or Diane Laura Rains. Stu’s repertoire of unusual and memorable instruments includes:

  • Hammered dulcimer
  • Anglo concertina
  • Handpan
  • Bowed psaltery

Services Offered

As a soloist or part of the Greenwood Tree duo, Stu plays music of the British Isles (Ireland, England, Scotland) along with classical music, such as Pachelbel’s “Canon in D,” Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” Handel’s “Alla Hornpipe,” and Vivaldi’s “Spring.” He is available for ceremonies, cocktail hours, dinners, and receptions. If the occasion calls for folk dancing, Stu and Greenwood Tree can add a fiddler and a dance caller. Other services include:

  • Learn new songs
  • Microphones
  • Music during breaks
  • Rehearsal dinner music
  • Sample performances
  • Sound/PA system
  • Vocals




Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$300

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$300

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Learn New Songs

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3

What instruments does your group play?

Guitar
Piano

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System

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    Michael Married on 07/06/2018
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    We loved the unique sound that Stu provided for our wedding ceremony. We wouldn't recommend anybody else! Thanks again Stu!
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    Bridget Married on 10/21/2017
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    We wanted to thank you both for playing at our wedding this fall. We had numerous compliments for the wonderful music they played, we highly recommend them!

    Stu Janis's reply:

    Thank you for the review - we enjoyed being part of your wedding. The venue was delightful, and it was great to see people get up and dance at the reception!
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    Sara Married on 07/14/2017
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    Bill and Stu were incredibly helpful and professional throughout my wedding planning phase and the actual ceremony. They even prepared a new song at my request, which they performed during the ceremony! Stu was very communicative in the months leading up to the ceremony, and he offered his professional suggestions when it came to the musical arrangement. Their sound is very beautiful and unique, which adds a memorable layer to any ceremony. Overall it was wonderful working with Greenwood Tree.

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Book ceremony music and we'll waive the $50 sound system fee if you also hire us for the cocktail hour or dinner.

Not valid with other discounts.

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Hudson Hudson, Minnesota, 54016
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