Mike Dunn & Janet Muse
A violin / piano duo, Mike Dunn and Janet Muse are equally comfortable in the worlds of folk and classical music. Mike and Janet have performed together for the past several years, and each has extensive experience playing for weddings, dances, and other special events.
Mike is a classically trained violinist and violist, and performed for many years in the central Virginia area with the innovative chamber group, the Sugar Ridge Quartet. This included several appearances at First Night Virginia. He is also an experienced Scottish fiddle player, and has competed on a national level.
Janet began studying classical piano at the age of five. She has been a choir and solo accompanist, church organist, orchestra violinist, and accordionist for Morris teams. She has also played in contra dance bands over the past 25 years, including the nationally known group, Caledonia.
Sample Repertoire: ~Listen to the underlines pieces~
Largo (from Winter) Vivaldi
Canon in D Pachelbel
Wedding March / Trumpet March Mendelssohn / Clarke
Rondeau (“Masterpiece Theater” theme) Jean Joseph Mouret
Trumpet Voluntary John Stanley
Ashokan Farewell Jay Ungar
Star of the County Down Traditional
Glen of Thickets / Bonnie at Morn Traditional Scottish Tunes
The Piper on the Hill Dave Wiesler
Songs of the Harpist O’Carolan
Captain O’Kain / O’Carolan / Bill Wellington
Richard & Tara’s Wedding
Alta Sierra Waltz Larry Ungar
Mason’s Apron Traditional Irish
Rakes of Clonmel Traditional Irish
Maiden Lane Traditional English
Knole Park Traditional English
Childgrove Traditional English