Donald MacLennan is a violinist/vocalist based out of Dartmouth Nova Scotia who specializes in wedding day music of multiple genres and settings. Whether as a soloist or with accompanists he'll help turn your wedding day into an unforgettable musical journey for you and your guests.
Be it during the ceremony, the cocktail hour or the reception party, Donald's relaxed style and professional demeanour will add much to the atmosphere. He will help curate music for the celebration, accomodate special requests/favorites and offers consultations for a unique playlist that is different and special for each newlywed couple.
How he works
Donald performs in a wide range of styles including pop, jazz, swing, classical, folk, bluegrass, old time, klezmer and celtic. From traditional to classical melodies, he can adapt music to his repertoire and truly adds that special touch to your amazing day!
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5 Reviews for Donald MacLennan - Violinist/Vocalist
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Erin M. · Married on 31/08/2018
The perfect addition to our day!
Donald is an exceptional musician and an engaging performer. He provided beautiful accompaniment for our wedding service, and more upbeat music for our cocktail hour. There's something special about having live music at a wedding, and we could not have chosen better than Donald. Thank you for helping to make it such an unforgettable day!Sent on 06/08/2019
Mary · Married on 06/06/2020
Got married on a hill during a pandemic!
Donald was amazing! Played the songs we wanted better than I could have imagined. We had the best day and the music really made it feel like a wedding! He was super easy to work with, even with all the restrictions and complications of getting married during a pandemic. Would totally recommend Donald to anyone and everyone! He was the best! :DSent on 13/06/2020
Anastasia · Married on 17/08/2019
Couldn’t ask for a better musician!
I was so lucky to have Donald play at our wedding!Sent on 01/09/2019
It was a last minute arrangement and I was sure I wouldn’t find anyone with such short notice, especially after I’ve contacted 4-5 other musicians that couldn’t make it that day or for whom it would be too far of a drive from Halifax.
Donald responded with a friendly « I’ll make it work »! He was so easy and pleasant to communicate with, gave me different options for repertoire and accommodated all my requests. I was also surprised that he knew multiple Russian songs, which he beautifully played to acknowledge my background and my side of the family. He plays numerous genres from folk to classical to jazz and swing, his arrangements are very tasteful and appropriate for the occasion! We had our ceremony at an old Nova Scotian church, and Donald’s talented playing really completed the style of our ceremony and gave it a very special, sincere and intimate feel!
Donald is not only a very professional and talented violinist and singer, but also a wonderful person who will make your experience so easy and nice!
Thank you, Donald, for making our day even more special and beautiful with your music!
Ben · Married on 20/07/2017
Donald MacLennan is such an incredible musician! He did a superb job of setting a vibe and adding to our special day. He's got a superb singing voice. Between gypsy-jazz and manouche and a few contemporary classics, he satisfied us and all of our guests.Sent on 27/07/2017
Cheryl M. · Married on 30/08/2014
We were married in the summer of 2014 in a casual, outdoor ceremony on Blackett's Lake in Cape Breton. We were fortunate to have Donald play violin as our guests arrived, as we walked down the "aisle", and during cocktails as guests socialized before dinner. I had seen Donald play numerous times in various bands over the years, and was thrilled when he was available to play our wedding. We had no specific musical requests, and knowing Donald's fluid style allowed me be to be super comfortable letting him just go with it, and playing whatever he felt worked in the moment. He is superb at reading a crowd, and filled the afternoon and evening with upbeat, lively tunes, that were a step beyond your regular traditional Cape Breton fiddle jigs and reels. Donald provided a truly unique soundtrack to our day. My only regret was that he was in high demand that night and couldn't stay into the wee hours!Sent on 18/06/2017
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