THE GOLD RING DUO is an instrumental act consisting of Chris Knowles and Ben Walker, playing Celtic harp and flute, and other instruments.
We specialise in performing traditional Celtic instrumental background music for weddings, receptions, parties, corporate functions and other events. We are also available for concerts, recitals, folk festivals and clubs.
Our repertoire contains a large number of Irish tunes, but also many Welsh and Scottish and other pieces, the proportions of which can be adjusted to suit our clients' wishes. We are available for bookings throughout the UK and beyond.
Chris plays Celtic harp, and also Irish bouzouki; Ben plays flute, bass flute, uilleann (Irish) pipes, whistle and cittern.
The Celtic harp is a very suitable and atmospheric instrument for background music at such events. Combined with the flute and cittern the effect is quite magical. We can play for your wedding ceremony, reception, or both.
Chris has worked as a professional musician for over 19 years, specialising in traditional Celtic music, and this has included very many performances at weddings and other events.
Ben Walker is an excellent flute player, uilleann piper, and whistle player, and is also very accomplished on many other instruments including cittern and bass flute.
As a duo we have played for various events including Folk festivals, concerts, folk clubs, corporate events, art gallery exhibitions, and weddings in many varied venues including country hotels, manor houses and castles etc.