North Carolina composer and musician Donna Marie has a wealth of experience as a performer and recording artist with numerous solo and ensemble projects. She plays the concert harp, Celtic harp, and the hammered dulcimer, performing a range of styles including Classical, Celtic, New Age, and World music as both a soloist and with musical ensemble groups. Many of her tracks also feature the Classical guitar, flute, and violin. You will enjoy Donna's more traditional pieces, as well as her New Age variations of these elegant Classic themes.
Donna Marie's specialty is the hammered dulcimer, a percussive stringed instrument used for World and Classical music. Its sound fits into many Ethnic categories and is particularly used for Celtic music within the US. It has a very distinctive, ringing sound ranging from bright and lively to ethereal and mystical.
Beautiful, well-known Italian aria from Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi. Performed by sweet soprano, harp and acoustic bass. Sung in Italian, this beautiful melody is also a quintessential Italian song bringing images of a warm afternoon on the Italian Riviera! Licensable in US only, until 2040. Female Vocals, European, Italy, Giacomo Puccini
Lively Celtic jig beginning with solo bodhran and gradually adding instruments. Hammered dulcimer performs the melody with a strong ringing sound, Celtic harp, guitar and bass are added as the energy continues to build. Instrumental, European, Scotland
A haunting air named for a beautiful part of Ireland played with low penny whistle (think Riverdance) and Celtic harp. Beautiful for storytelling, underscore or background. Instrumental, European, Ireland
A gentle instrumental with harp and background strings. A great underscore, background or theme with a traditional Celtic melody. Melodious theme for a film score. You can hear a few birds in the background occasionally. Would also make an elegant background for a corporate, Instrumental, European, Ireland
short version of this lively Celtic jig. Full song, Kesh Jig, also available. Starts with bodhran followed by hammered dulcimer playing the theme for a quick Celtic feel. Instrumental, European, Scotland
Lively traditional Italian song in instrumental format with violin, harp, mandolin, hammered dulcimer and strings. Neopolitan song later used for some pop versions but this is a traditional Italian song. Lovely, energetic violin lead with multiple instruments to add energy. 3 sections, Instrumental, European, Italy
The well known Neopolitan song with female vocal and all acoustic instruments. Sung in Italian with alto voice accompanied by harp and hammered dulcimer for a slightly different sound. The song conveys thoughts of the beautiful Mediterranean country and true love! Female Vocals, European, Italy
A Celtic tune frequently used as a hymn performed with hammered dulcimer. Beautiful quiet melody to suggest hope in times of trouble. Begins with sounds of a rainstorm which fade away throughout the improvised introduction to a familiar, peaceful melody. Instrumental, European, Ireland
Beautiful Celtic ballad. You can imagine the story of the love between the soldier and lady. A great background for a story or video project. Celtic harp, hammered dulcimer accompanying strings and oboe give a gentle but dramatic presentation of a story. Instrumental, European, Ireland
Two lively pieces from the Italian Renaissance period. These dances were written for lute and are performed with classical guitar and hammered dulcimer. Think of a bright spring afternoon in an Italian garden! Rich sound of the classical guitar combines with the bring ring of hammered dulcimer. Instrumental, European, Italy
Underscore for a minor mode Celtic melody with harp, hammered dulcimer and strings. Lovely, gentle feeling for a background or soundtrack. The full song, Grenadier and the Lady also available. Instrumental, European, Ireland
A gentle, instrumental version of this familiar Irish song with intro and interlude for variety. Great for quiet listening, background, underscore or commercial projects. Instrumental, European, Ireland
Scottish fiddle, hammered dulcimer and bodhran will get you moving in this rhythmic instrumental march. Add some determination to your project or have an unusual rintone! Instrumental, European, Scotland
Bright traditional Italian song with slightly different instrumentation using hammered dulcimer and harp. Female Italian vocals in upbeat, non-classical style. Picture a sunny day sailing in the bay of Naples! Female Vocals, European, Italy