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Ceremony Music in Hudson, Minnesota,
(651) 402-3252

About Us


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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.


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


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    Frequently Asked Questions about Ceremonymusic

    What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

    $ 300.00

    What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

    $ 300.00

    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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