Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more

Farnham, Surrey
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When requesting an 'Instant Quote' please choose REQUIRED PERFORMANCE LENGTH (in hrs - under 'EXTRAS' section) - or quote will be invalid! Many Thanks! :)

Also: Your quote may be too high or too low if using 'Instant Quote' because the system does not show expenses other than 'Travel' expenses which usually implies fuel, wear & tear. So, any other expenses that may be relevant to your booking e.g BnB Accommodation, Motorway / London Zone Tolls, Flights, Driving time for long distance bookings etc, are added to main fee. Also, the instant quote system cannot factor in higher fees for certain dates such as St. Patrick’s Day (week), Christmas Eve / Day, New Years Eve. Please enquire re: requirements for outdoor performances. Apologies if photos provided look distorted / stretched, issue with PopTop system.

If your enquiry is for a Funeral, Wake, Care / Residential Home, please get in touch because I may possibly be able to negotiate on the fee for you. The PopTop system cannot take these venues / event types into account for quote.

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REPERTOIRE LIST ATTACHED

"STUNNING INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE TO PROFESSIONAL BACKING TRACKS - JUST LIKE HAVING A BAND, BUT WITHOUT THE SINGER - LYRICS MELODY PLAYED ON VARIOUS MELODY INSTRUMENTS!"

WHAT CAN I OFFER?!

Unique instrumental versions of songs - plus fantastic melodies and tunes: Massive repertoire!

Rock, Pop, Folk, Rock n Roll, Irish, Scottish, ‘Celtic', Country, Classical, Medieval-Folk-Fantasy ...
something for everyone!

Stunning Silver/Black Electric Violin, wooden acoustic Violin / Fiddle, Flute, ‘Celtic’ Whistles, Recorders … to Pro Backing Tracks.

Top quality sound - BOSE PA systems. Elegant, unobtrusive high quality Bose L1 1S B1 PA system - or smaller BOSE S1 Pro PA speaker (can be used where there is no mains power).

SUITABLE FOR:

Weddings (ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, early evening before main band / DJ) Corporate events, St Patrick's Day, Burns Night, Restaurants, Birthday Parties, LARP events, ’Middle Earth Tavern’ themes, Medieval Banquets, Private Dining, Openings / Receptions, Proposals, Funerals / Wakes, 1st Communions, Christmas, Care / Residential Homes etc

If you book 'x' hours, you get a full 'x' hours! - not 'x' x 45 mins
Very few acts offer such a variety of music genres! ...
+ Can perform on several different instruments
Suitable for a huge variety of event types
You have the option of a custom / bespoke set list
Highly flexible to fit with your requirements
Equally able to provide ‘chilled' background music or ‘upbeat’ lively party music
Artist has never been rated less than 10/10 *

TYPICAL SETS? ... You can request by MUSIC GENRE, or by TYPE OF SET

IRISH / SCOTTISH / FOLK music, IRISH MUSICIANS & BANDS ... both older and contemporary : Huge repertoire from / as covered by

The Dubliners, The Fureys, The Pogues, Christy Moore, The Cranberries, U2, The Waterboys, The Saw Doctors, Van Morrison, The Corrs, Aslan, Kodaline, The Script, Thin Lizzy, Snow Patrol... and more - plus of course, Irish and Scottish old / traditional song melodies and Trad tunes – Jigs / Reels / Waltzes etc

'CONTEMPORARY' music perhaps a 1980's to present day set - or - a 1950's - 1970's set?

1980's - PRESENT SET:

might contain music from Adele, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Amy Winehouse, Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, The Killers, Oasis, Snow Patrol, Bon Jovi, U2, The Cranberries, The Script, Pharrell Williams, R.E.M, The Verve, George Michael, Blondie, Fine Young Cannibals, Guns n Roses, Sting, Elton John, Celine Dion, Christina Perri, Rod Stewart, Billy Idol, Plain White T's, Nirvana, Vance Joy, Eagle Eye Cherry...

1950's - 1970's SET:

might contain music from The Beatles, Elvis, Chuck Berry, Abba, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, John Denver, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, Elton John, Patsy Cline, Nat King Cole, Righteous Bros, Don Gibson, The Commodores, Peggy Lee, The Everly Bros, The Rolling Stones, Blondie, The Doors, The Animals, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tina Turner, Procol Harum...

'HISTORICAL' music & MEDIEVAL - FOLK - FANTASY Sets - “Middle Earth” to 18th Century Music

Music both for lived performed sets and for non-performed breaks (pre-recorded music played through PA). Might suit themed events “Middle Earth Tavern”, LARP / ComCon events, “Medieval Banquets” etc. Includes music ‘of the time’, 'on the style of’, and ‘of relevant themes’.
This can include music from centuries past and music of that style - also covers of music from / in the style of: Game of Thrones, Hobbit / Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Vikings, Harry Potter, Outlander, The Princess Bride, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 7/9/10, Dark Cloud, Monster Hunter 3, World of Warcraft, Chrono Cross, Xenogears etc. Over-all, sets have a “Folk” feel and for the backing tracks, the focus is on old musical instruments such as Lutes, Viols, Harp, Recorders, Shawms, Hurdy Gurdy and similar etc.

“A CELTIC & MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS" -

Christmas Songs, Carols and Christmas suitable Music. All sorts of music suitable for the Christmas season in a ‘Celtic’ / Folk / ‘late Medieval / early Baroque’ musical style - including contemporary songs! Backing tracks used have musical instruments that suit the overall effect - Harps, Flutes, Fiddles, Whistles, Lutes, Viols, Recorders, Hurdy Gurdy etc

You might prefer to request a set not by music genres or decades but for example: "DRINKS RECEPTION" type Set, or "PARTY / LIVELY and UPBEAT" Set, or “CHILLED, RELAXED” Set

BACKING TRACKS:

Pro quality backing tracks are used for the performances - most of these, custom made or custom edited. These include standard 'band' versions like the original band, in addition to beautiful, unusual versions of well known songs / melodies. Some of the well known songs / music from the charts etc have a 'celtic' / folk 'flavour' due to the instrumentation / arrangement of the backing. Backing tracks used have been carefully chosen and the Irish / Scottish / 'Celtic' music usually features instruments such as harp, uilleann pipes, highland bagpipes, accordion, whistle, guitar, piano, bodhrán etc

VIDEO & AUDIO examples / REPERTOIRE LIST

Temporary video / audio uploaded until I get the new media finished and ready. This will include many more examples of the more contemporary Irish music but also a lot more of the mainstream Rock / Pop etc. For now, the given video and audio can give an idea of my performance and the provided current Repertoire List gives an idea of the huge range of music available. Songs are listed individually but Irish/Scottish Traditional Dance tunes are not because there are so many of them, and because most people would not be aware of the names of the tunes in any case.

ABOUT ME

I am a highly experienced multi-instrumentalist who, for various acts, performs on Fiddle (Violin), Flutes (simple system and Boehm system flutes), Whistle, Piano, Recorders ... and sometimes a wee bit of Backing Vocals or Guitar too! I moved over to GB from Ireland, where I was privileged to play in sessions alongside many of the very best in Irish music.

Performances have included a wide variety of functions / venues including 5* Hotels; both in Britain and abroad. I featured along with my current Duo partner on BBC Radio, TV and in Play Magazine. I can be heard performing [Fiddle, Flute and lowest vocals] on Gaudete (16th century Christmas carol) with Fiona’s Legend. This recording is on the BBC national Christmas playlist, was 'Record of the Week' on 3 BBC Regional Radio Stations and was also featured on BBC TV. It is available on YouTube, along with other videos including myself and/or my Duo partner.

I regularly perform for Weddings, Birthdays, Irish Events, Funerals / Wakes, Private Dinners, Garden Parties etc. The Fiddles used are electro-acoustic and an electric fiddle. Both are 5 string instruments (additionally have the low C string of the Viola). I use a variety of pedals / effects - one of which enables me, when suitable, to sound like a 'Cello too! :)

Currently working on some new Duo material with a professional internationally experienced singer who has sung all over the world e.g. the Royal Palace of Abu Dhabi, and was a lead singer Riverdance and Lord of The Dance. Fiona was previously reviewed by Classic FM as an ‘exceptional young talent’ and has sung live on national TV & radio (BBC One, ITV, Fox TV in the USA, RTE in Ireland, BBC Scotland, Classic FM, Lyric FM Ireland, BBC Radio (2 and 4). She has performed for many top Corporate clients at 5* venues, including the Savoy Hotel, London and the Guinness Brewery, Dublin.

FEES:

Difficult to state a 'from' price due to being a highly versatile act, suitable act for all sorts of events, ... from

1 favourite song for a marriage proposal ... to ...

pre-wedding guest arrival + ceremony + drinks reception + wedding breakfast meal... to ...

corporate and community events etc ...

restaurants ...

private parties ...

funerals (including at graveside) and wakes ...

care / residential homes

Daytime or Evening... Weekday or Weekend...

'OPTIONAL ADD-ONS': (pls enquire)

Adding Flute / 'Celtic' Whistles to the performance as well as Fiddle (Violin)
Client wishes to be fully involved in choosing all their own music / set planning
'Special Requests' for as yet unknown music
Client request for costume to be worn for themed events etc

Quotes will include basic Fee for the above, Fuel and PopTop fees to me.
Additional expenses might be necessary as relevant:
e.g overnight B&B, Motorway / Tunnel Tolls, London Congestion Zone, London Ultra Emissions Zone, Parking, Driving time for long distance bookings after first 2 hours, Flights, backing track purchase for special requests etc.

23 Reviews
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Ryan

May 25, 2019

Would like to thank Josie for performing at our wedding, she was everything I could have wanted and more! Her music was beautifully played and she mixed it up with Irish, modern and old and it couldn’t have been more perfect. Our guests would agree, Thank you also for our wedding card! Love Stacie and Ryan xxx

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Paul Wallace

March 17, 2019

Josie was fantastic from start to finish. The communication in advance of the event and regular updates were perfect, and the setup of the sound system was brilliant. Josie ticked all our boxes for our St Patricks day celebrations and we have received great feedback across the board at how cool it was to have modern day songs, with a traditional twist.

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Claire Donelan

March 14, 2019

Josie performed for us for a corporate St Patrick's Day celebration event. She was brilliant; thoroughly professional and detail focused in the run up, and went down a storm on the night. She was keen to get the music balance right and we had a mix of traditional Irish music with more contempoary rock and pop. Highly recommend!

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Rosemary Williams

March 2, 2019

A highly talented musician, having studied for two music degrees. Her performance of both Irish and other music on both Fiddle and Flute was superb and greatly appreciated by all at our large lunchtime event for over 100 guests within a marquee. She had had to travel quite some distance and was very obliging when I asked her to travel the evening before. Excellent, and a very good find.

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Claire Bayly

Jan. 25, 2019

"""We decided to have Josie entertain our guests with her fiddle for our annual Burns Night celebration. Her attention to detail was impressive regarding the music selection, timings of the performance and interaction with our speaker, and despite the venue's restrictions, Josie played a brilliant set of Scottish folk music. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and would indeed employ her again for another event if required."

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Jenna Burke

June 1, 2019

Josie was amazing!!!
She provided all genres of music and requests and played beautifully....
All of our guests commented on how amazing she sounded..
Would highly recommend Josie to anybody in need of a highly skilled musician and would 100% use Josie in future...
thanks for making our day extra special Josie!!
Hopefully see you again in the future xx

Services From Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more

Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more
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Medieval-Folk-Fantasy - 'Middle Earth Tavern', 'Banquets', LARPing etc. Pro Backing Tracks & fab Bose PA (B)

* pls select PERFORMANCE LENGTH in 'Extras' or quote will be invalid Inspired by Late Medieval, Renaissance, Middle Earth. ‘Folk’ style rather than 'Royal Court'. Think "Medieval Tavern", "Banquet", "LARP-ing”. Incl music from fantasy Films / TV / Books / Gaming - Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Vikings, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Witcher, Princess Bride, Outlander, Skyrim, Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter, World of Warcraft Violin, Flute, Recorders, 'Celtic' Whistles to pro backing tracks, fab Bose PA sound. Some purely instrumental, some with lush vocals I improvise over. 'Period' instruments in backing tracks - harp, lute, viol, recorder, hurdy gurdy, hand drums e.g audio clips from backing tracks give idea of sort of music I will perform to for your themed event. Most is entirely instrumental but some will be improvised over lush vocals. Live recordings from event sets to be up uploaded asap. SoundCloud link on request Can perform in costume! :)
From: £75 per event
Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more
(23)

Medieval-Folk-Fantasy - 'Middle Earth Tavern', 'Banquets', LARPing etc. Pro Backing Tracks & fab Bose PA (S)

* pls select PERFORMANCE LENGTH in 'Extras' or quote will be invalid Inspired by Late Medieval, Renaissance, Middle Earth. ‘Folk’ style rather than 'Royal Court'. Think "Medieval Tavern", "Banquet", "LARP-ing”. Incl music from fantasy Films / TV / Books / Gaming - Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Hobbit, Vikings, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Witcher, Princess Bride, Outlander, Skyrim, Final Fantasy, Monster Hunter, World of Warcraft Violin, Flute, Recorders, 'Celtic' Whistles to pro backing tracks, fab Bose PA sound. Some purely instrumental, some with lush vocals I improvise over. 'Period' instruments in backing tracks - harp, lute, viol, recorder, hurdy gurdy, hand drums e.g audio clips from backing tracks give idea of sort of music I will perform to for your themed event. Most is entirely instrumental but some will be improvised over lush vocals. Live recordings from event sets to be up uploaded asap. SoundCloud link on request Can perform in costume! :)
From: £75 per event
Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more
(23)

Rock, Pop, Folk & Country. Pro Backing Tracks, fab Bose PA (B)

* pls select PERFORMANCE LENGTH in 'Extras' or quote will be invalid Stunning Covers of Songs & Instrumentals Fiddle / Violin (Electric & Acoustic), Flute, 'Celtic' Whistles Pro Backing Tracks Fab Bose PA sound Huge choice of music - many genres Irish (Traditional, Folk, Rock/Pop, Country etc) Scottish Folk Rock & Pop (mainstream / classic and modern) Country Classical Medieval-Folk-Fantasy (fantasy films/tv/gaming) AUDIO / VIDEO: PLS see my PROFILE for MORE AUDIO incl IRISH / SCOTTISH Also for proper description of all music / services available - incl e.g’s of bands / artists / songs covered; currently can only enter bare minimum of info into this field. SoundCloud link on request Extensive repertoire list attached to quote along with info on: What your quote includes * Outdoor bookings T&Cs etc * NOTE Quote may be too high or low. PopTop displays performance fee for you but cannot take account of any expenses other than fuel. All other expenses will be added to requote
From: £75 per event
Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more
(23)

100% Irish! Traditional Folk Rock Pop Country. Pro Backing Tracks & fab Bose PA (S)

* pls select PERFORMANCE LENGTH in 'Extras' or quote will be invalid Solo Instrumentals & Covers of Songs Fiddle / Violin (Electric & Acoustic), Flute, 'Celtic' Whistles Pro Backing Tracks Fab Bose PA systems Huge choice of music many music genres! Irish (Traditional, Folk, Rock/Pop, Country etc) Scottish Folk Rock & Pop (mainstream / classic + modern) Country Classical Medieval-Folk-Fantasy (fantasy films/tv/gaming) AUDIO / VIDEO: PLS see my PROFILE for MORE AUDIO incl MORE IRISH Also for proper description of all music / services available - incl. e.g’s of bands / artists / songs covered; currently can only enter bare minimum of info into this field. SoundCloud link on request Extensive repertoire list attached to quote along with info on: What your quote includes * Outdoor bookings T&Cs etc * NOTE! Quote may be too high or low. PopTop displays performance fee for you but cannot take account of any expenses other than fuel. All other expenses will be added to requote
From: £75 per event
Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more
(23)

Irish Songs, Melodies & Tunes - Irish / 'Celtic' Traditional & Folk. Acoustic - No Backing Tracks or PA system (S)

* pls select PERFORMANCE LENGTH in 'Extras' or quote will be invalid Fantastic Covers of Songs & Instrumentals Fiddle / Violin - 5 string, like a Fiddle & Viola in one Usually performed through small battery powered Bose speaker - depending on venue / environment [improves overall sound / projection - dispersion etc Volume can easily be kept low to ‘background’ level Great variety of Irish / Scottish / ‘Celtic’ / Folk music Acoustic bookings Repertoire List attached Can send full list for performances with backing tracks / full PA for AUDIO / VIDEO: pls see my profile (awaiting updated media) - also for proper description of all music / services available - including e.g’s of bands / artists / songs covered; currently can only enter bare minimum of info into this field. SoundCloud link on request * NOTE! Quote may be too high or low. PopTop displays performance fee for you but cannot take account of any expenses other than fuel. All other expenses will be added to requote
From: £50 per event
Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more
(23)

Rock, Pop, Folk & Country. Pro Backing Tracks, fab Bose PA (S)

* pls select PERFORMANCE LENGTH in 'Extras' or quote will be invalid Stunning Covers of Songs & Instrumentals Fiddle / Violin (Electric & Acoustic), Flute, 'Celtic' Whistles Pro Backing Tracks Fab Bose PA sound Huge choice of music - many genres Irish (Traditional, Folk, Rock/Pop, Country etc) Scottish Folk Rock & Pop (mainstream / classic and modern) Country Classical Medieval-Folk-Fantasy (fantasy films/tv/gaming) AUDIO / VIDEO: PLS see my PROFILE for MORE AUDIO incl IRISH / SCOTTISH Also for proper description of all music / services available - incl e.g’s of bands / artists / songs covered; currently can only enter bare minimum of info into this field. SoundCloud link on request Extensive repertoire list attached to quote along with info on: What your quote includes * Outdoor bookings T&Cs etc * NOTE Quote may be too high or low. PopTop displays performance fee for you but cannot take account of any expenses other than fuel. All other expenses will be added to requote
From: £75 per event
Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more
(23)

100% Scottish for Burns NIght etc. Traditional, Folk, Folk-Rock. Pro Backing Tracks & fab Bose PA (S)

* pls select PERFORMANCE LENGTH in 'Extras' or quote will be invalid 100% Scottish! Beautiful Instrumentals & Covers of Songs Traditional, Folk & a wee bit of more modern Scottish music Fiddle / Violin (5 string - like Fiddle & Viola in one) Fantastic Pro Backing Tracks [Bagpipes, Accordion, Ceilidh band sound etc] Fab Bose PA sound Attached Repertoire list suitable for Scottish events gives names of songs / popular melodies; Trad tunes / sets are not individually named AUDIO / VIDEO: SoundCloud link on request Pls see my profile for Irish / ‘Celtic’ music. Will be uploading more of my Scottish repertoire asap Also see profile for proper description of all music / services available - including e.g’s of bands / artists / songs covered; currently can only enter bare minimum of info into this field. * NOTE! Quote may be too high or low. PopTop displays performance fee for you but cannot take account of any expenses other than fuel. All other expenses will be added to requote
From: £75 per event
Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more
(23)

100% Irish! Traditional Folk Rock Pop Country. Pro Backing Tracks & fab Bose PA (B)

* pls select PERFORMANCE LENGTH in 'Extras' or quote will be invalid Solo Instrumentals & Covers of Songs Fiddle / Violin (Electric & Acoustic), Flute, 'Celtic' Whistles Pro Backing Tracks Fab Bose PA systems Huge choice of music many music genres! Irish (Traditional, Folk, Rock/Pop, Country etc) Scottish Folk Rock & Pop (mainstream / classic + modern) Country Classical Medieval-Folk-Fantasy (fantasy films/tv/gaming) AUDIO / VIDEO: PLS see my PROFILE for MORE AUDIO incl MORE IRISH Also for proper description of all music / services available - incl. e.g’s of bands / artists / songs covered; currently can only enter bare minimum of info into this field. SoundCloud link on request Extensive repertoire list attached to quote along with info on: What your quote includes * Outdoor bookings T&Cs etc * NOTE! Quote may be too high or low. PopTop displays performance fee for you but cannot take account of any expenses other than fuel. All other expenses will be added to requote
From: £75 per event
Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more
(23)

Rock, Pop, Irish, Folk, Country, Classical, Medieval-Folk-Fantasy. Pro Backing Tracks & fab Bose PA (B)

* pls select PERFORMANCE LENGTH in 'Extras' or quote will be invalid Stunning Instrumentals & Covers of Songs Fiddle / Violin (Electric & Acoustic), Flute, 'Celtic' Whistles Pro Backing Tracks Fab Bose PA sound Huge choice of music, many genres Irish (Traditional, Folk, Rock/Pop, Country etc) Scottish Folk Rock & Pop (mainstream / classic and modern) Country Classical Medieval-Folk-Fantasy (fantasy films/tv/gaming) AUDIO / VIDEO: PLS see my PROFILE for MORE AUDIO incl MORE IRISH Also for proper description of all music / services available - including e.g’s of bands / artists / songs covered; currently can only enter bare minimum of info into this field. SoundCloud link on request Extensive repertoire list attached to quote along with info on: What your quote includes * Outdoor bookings T&Cs etc * NOTE Quote may be too high or low. PopTop displays performance fee for you but cannot take account of any expenses other than fuel. All other expenses will be added to requote
From: £75 per event
Josie - Electric & Acoustic Fiddle (Violin), Flute: Rock, Pop, Folk, Irish & more
(23)

Rock, Pop, Irish, Folk, Country, Classical, Medieval-Folk-Fantasy. Pro Backing Tracks & fab Bose PA (S)

* pls select PERFORMANCE LENGTH in 'Extras' or quote will be invalid Stunning Instrumentals & Covers of Songs Fiddle / Violin (Electric & Acoustic), Flute, 'Celtic' Whistles Pro Backing Tracks Fab Bose PA sound Huge choice of music, many genres Irish (Traditional, Folk, Rock/Pop, Country etc) Scottish Folk Rock & Pop (mainstream / classic and modern) Country Classical Medieval-Folk-Fantasy (fantasy films/tv/gaming) AUDIO / VIDEO: PLS see my PROFILE for MORE AUDIO incl MORE IRISH Also for proper description of all music / services available - including e.g’s of bands / artists / songs covered; currently can only enter bare minimum of info into this field. SoundCloud link on request Extensive repertoire list attached to quote along with info on: What your quote includes * Outdoor bookings T&Cs etc * NOTE Quote may be too high or low. PopTop displays performance fee for you but cannot take account of any expenses other than fuel. All other expenses will be added to requote
From: £75 per event
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FAQ
  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    Stunning instrumental versions of songs, melodies / traditional tunes to backing tracks - the overall sound of a band but with vocalist replaced with fiddle, or for a small additional fee, with flute or whistle as well
  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
    Huge variety of music genres. Massive choice of Irish, Scottish, 'Celtic', Folk yet with plenty of other music - Rock, Pop, Country, Rock n Roll, Classial, music in the style of late Medieval / early Baroque Folk, music from / in the style of Fantasy films / games ... something for everyone
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    Drinks Receptions, Corporate Events, Weddings (ceremony, drinks reception, during wedding breakfast meal, early evening 'lull' after meal and before main band/DJ), St. Patrick's Day, Burns Night, Community Events, Sports Club events, Funerals / Wakes, Parties, Baby Showers, Gallery Openings, Proposals, Holy Communions, Restaurants, Meals and Parties in Private Residencies - highly diverse repertoire and sound, suitable for all sorts of settings / events
  • Who are your previous clients?
    Clients / Performance Venues include: Gleeds Property & Construction Consultancy, Oxford University, JWT Advertising Agency Kensington, The Porch House - Stow On The Wold (Englands Oldest Inn!), Hanbury Manor - Ware, Leez Priory nr Chelmsford, Nutfield Priory - Redhill, Bentley's Oyster Bar - Picadilly, Essex Golf Club - Chingford ... 5* Hotels to Golf Clubs and idyllic Walled Gardens, all sorts of venues / clients ... Private Dinners to Weddings and Birthday Parties to Baby Showers … suitable for wide range of occasions
  • How can event planners pay for your services?
    Deposit is payable via PopTop. Balance can be paid via internet banking - as long as funds are cleared by night before event, or, balance payment can be in cash in a sealed envelope - payable on arrival after setting up (not after event is over)
  • How long do you play for?
    Depends upon event. Anything from 30 minutes for a Proposal right through to 4 or 5 hours or more. For Weddings, available for i) Guest Arrival + Ceremony ii) Drinks Reception iii) Wedding Breakfast Meal iv) Early evening "lull" before main Band / DJ v) potentially, to improvise on Electric Violin alongside Band / DJ (with their agreement!)
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    Main PA system used is the fantastic, elegant and unobtrusive BOSE L1 1S B1, with Digital mixer, effects pedals etc. Alternative: For outdoors and other situations where power is unavailable, a smaller Bose S1 Pro PA speaker can be used that is battery operated! the rest of the equipment can also be run on batteries. Lighting: Small but effective lighting unit used as/when appropriate. Provides a changing 'colour wash' behind me but not enough for the whole room / venue
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Yes, all relevant electrical equipment is PAT tested annually. Public Liability Insurance current and renewed annually. Public Liability Insurance provided through professional membership of ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians). Both certs are available to view upon request
  • How much space do you require?
    A absolute minimum of 9 square foot equivalent (and for the BOSE L1 1S, a minimum ceiling clearance height of 6 foot 3 inches due to it's tall tower 'line array design). For outdoor bookings a gazebo / marquee with 3 sides available if needed, is also a requirement (same size requirements) due to health/safety and insurance reasons. Enquire for further info on this if required
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    You will see that there is a really extensive repertoire list. If you have a special request that I do not already perform, I can probably do this for you - however, I would need to research, find / purchase / edit a suitable backing track for the song, and learn it. Therefore, much depends upon availability of a suitable backing track and whether enough notice is given (which will depend upon how busy I am so notice needed might change from time to time). This is an optional add-on of +£50 to cover all the time this takes to research and prepare.
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    Small breaks of 10 minutes are sometimes, but not always taken, to get a drink or use the bathroom facilities. Depends upon length of booking etc. It is usually only once per booking if it is needed. Background music via iPod can be provided through PA during any break. If you book, say, 2 or 3 hours, you get 2 or 3 FULL hours, not divided into 45 min slots with breaks as many bands / artists offer. Unless of course, you wish me to take breaks!
  • Can you perform outdoors?
    Often, yes, no problem. However, for outdoor bookings a gazebo / marquee with 3 sides available if needed, is a requirement due to health/safety and insurance reasons. Even light drizzle and normal summer sunlight can be damaging to electrical equipment / expensive musical instruments. If rain starts, it would not be possible to move everything before extensive damage occurs / possibility of electrical equipment becoming unsafe. Also, being outdoors makes it extremely hard to see / properly use the iPad / backing track app, another reason cover is needed. So. this is not negotiable. The cover provided needs to be absolute minimum of 9 square foot and a minimum ceiling clearance height of 6 foot 3 inches.
  • Are all musical instruments used for all bookings?
    Basic quote is for Fiddle (Violin) only. A small additional fee of +£30 is payable for addition of Flute and Whistle due to extra equipment needed and additional set up / sound check
  • Do you only perform for Irish events?
    No, all sorts. I have a huge repertoire of Irish, Scottish and 'Celtic' music but also have plenty of music from other genres ranging from the 1950's through to recent - including music from movies, tv etc (see main profile description for details). There is also some very old music that far pre-dates the 20th century - think "Medieval Tavern", "Medieval Banquet" - music from the time / in the style of / & also suitable style music from Fantasy Films / Games. "Celtic & Medieval" Christmas set also available.
  • Can you perform in the afternoons for Care Homes / Residential Homes?
    Absolutely! I have a Masters Degree in Music Therapy and am a trained facilitator in the use of the Creative Arts in Dementia Care - so this is a setting I am happy to perform in.
  • What time would you arrive?
    I usually aim to arrive 2 - 2.5 hours prior to start time to allow plenty of time to assess performance area, sort out any issues (such as lack of power sockets - does happen!), unload, move vehicle if necessary, set up, sound check, eat and/or get changed if necessary (due to time of day / weather / type of event / venue) etc. Please ensure access to venue and performance area minimum 2 hours prior
  • What sort of Irish music do you perform?
    All sorts - a mixture of old and contemporary Irish music, and music that is not Irish but popular with Irish people (based on personal experience and requests history!) e.g … Cranberries, U2, Waterboys, Saw Doctors, Pogues, Van Morrison, Corrs, Thin Lizzy, Christy Moore, Enya, Cara Dillon, Sinéad O’Connor, Brian Kennedy, Mary Black, Goats Don't Shave, Aslan, Kodaline, The Script, Snow Patrol etc - and music / songs covered by: The Fureys, The Dubliners, Foster & Allen etc. PLUS - Old / Traditional song melodies / dance Tunes (jigs / reels) ALSO - e.g Johnny Cash, Garth Brooks, Nathan Carter, Steve Earle, Kenny Rogers, Bob Dylan, Oasis, Killers, Mumford & Sons.
  • Can you perform just Rock and Pop?
    Absolutely! Rock sets will typically be a mixture of Rock styles from different decades. Pop is chosen that will fit in well with the rest.
  • Can you perform all Scottish music?
    Yes, I can offer a 100% Scottish set e.g. for a Burns Night event. Old / traditional song melodies and traditional dance music (jigs, reels, strathspeys, waltzes etc). Backing tracks include instruments such as Piano Accordion, Highland and Border Pipes etc.
  • Can you perform for my themed wedding / event?
    Potentially yes! Example: for recent bookings... 1) an "Outlander" themed ceremony with music from the 18th century Scottish Jacobite era TV show "Outlander". 2) "Medieval Tavern" themed music for during Wedding Breakfast meal - includes music from late Medieval / early Baroque and music "in the style of" in the Folk genre, plus music from Fantasy Films / Games where the music in the backing tracks uses instruments that fit with this theme.


Set List/Services

REPERTOIRE:

IRISH, SCOTTISH, FOLK (older & contemporary), ROCK, COUNTRY, POP & more

‘MEDIEVAL-FOLK-FANTASY’ - ‘Historical’ music & music from Fantasy Films/TV/Games

TRADITIONAL DANCE MUSIC TUNES (not listed individually)
e.g. Reels, Jigs, Waltzes, Mazurkas, Hornpipes, Polkas, Strathspeys etc
various: from Ireland & Scotland

INSTRUMENTAL VERSIONS OF SONGS

** REPERTOIRE LIST **

TRADITIONAL DANCE MUSIC TUNES - Wide Selection (not listed individually)

e.g. Reels, Jigs, Waltzes, Mazurkas, Hornpipes, Polkas, Strathspeys etc
various: from Ireland & Scotland

COVERS OF SONGS (Instrumental)

500 Miles (I’m Gonna Be) (The Proclaimers)
Ae Fond Kiss
All I Want (Kodaline)
Always (Bon Jovi)
Always On My Mind (W.Nelson, Elvis)
A Man’s A Man for A’ That
Amhrán na bhFiann (Soldier’s Song) Irish National Anthem
An Chúilfhionn / The Coolin
And I Love Her (Beatles)
An Irish Harvest Day
Annie’s Song (Denver)
Arthur McBride
Ashokan Farewell
As I Roved Out / The Night Visit
A Thousand Years (C. Perri)
Auld Lang Syne
Autumn Leaves
A Woman's Heart (McEvoy / Black)
Baby Jane (R. Stewart)
Back Home in Derry
Back To Black (A. Winehouse & gentle acoustic vsns)
Bad Moon Rising / Hello Mary Lou / Never Ending Song of Love (medley)
Báidín Fheilimí
Bang On The Ear (Waterboys)
Banks of Red Roses
Bear & the Maiden Fair, The (Game of Thrones S3)
Bed of Roses (Bon Jovi)
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve)
Black Is The Colour
Blanket On The Ground
Blueberry Hill
Blue Eyes (Elton John)
Blue Suede Shoes
Bonnie Lass of Bon Accord
Braveheart theme
Breakeven / Falling to Pieces (The Script)
Breathless (The Corrs)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon / Garfunkel)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Bunch of Thyme
Caledonia
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Carrickfergus
Castle on the Hill (E. Sheeran & gentle acoustic vsns)
Cavatina
Cití na gCumann
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Cliffs Of Dooneen
Cooley’s Reel (slow)
Country Roads (Denver)
Crazy (P. Cline)
Crazy World (Aslan)
Da Slockit Light
Dancing Queen (Abba)
Danny Boy
Dark Island
Daydream Believer (slow Piano vsn)
Desperado (Piano vsn)
Destination Donegal
Devil in Disguise (Elvis)
Dirty Old Town (Pogues)
Don’t Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Down by the Glenside
Dreams (Cranberries)
Drugs Don’t Work, The
Dublin in the Rare Old Times
Dumbarton Drums
Easy (Commodores)
Ellis Island / Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears
Every Beat of my Heart (R. Stewart)
Everything I Do - I Do It For You (B. Adams)
Fairytale of New York (Pogues / McColl)
Faith (G. Michael)
Falling Slowly (G. Hansard)
Farewell To Fiunary (Soraidh Slàn Le Fionnairidh)
Ferryman, The
Fever
Fields Of Athenry
Fields of Gold (Sting & E. Cassidy)
First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Stereophonics & J. Cash)
Fisherman’s Blues (Waterboys)
Flower of Magherally
Flower of Scotland
Flower of Scotland / A Gordon for Me / These Are My Mountains / Westering Home
Fly Me To The Moon
Folsom Prison Blues (J. Cash)
Friends In Low Places (G. Brooks)
Haste Ye Back (set of waltzes)
From Clare to Here
Foggy Dew
Galway Bay
Galway Girl (Earle / Mundy)
Galway Girl (E. Sheeran)
Galway Shawl
Gambler, The (K. Rogers)
Girl from Ipanema (A. Winehouse)
Ghost Riders In The Sky
Glencoe (Massacre of)
Gleanntáinn Ghlas’ Ghaoth Dobhair / Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore
Grace (Folk & Rod Stewart vsns)
Green and Red of Mayo
Green Fields Of France / Willie McBride
Green Glens Of Antrim
Hallelujah (L. Cohen)
Happy (P. Williams & lighter vsns)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)
Heart of Glass (Blondie)
Hector The Hero
Hello (Adele)
Here Comes The Sun (Beatles)
Hey, Good Lookin’ (H. Williams)
Hey, Soul Sister (Train)
Hey there, Delilah (Plain White T’s)
Highland Cathedral
Highland Wedding (March)
His Latest Flame (Elvis)
Home To Donegal / The Lights Of London
Homes Of Donegal
House of the Rising Sun (Animals)
Human (Killers)
I Can’t Get You Off My Mind (H. Williams)
I Can’t Help it - if I’m Still in Love with You (H. Williams)
I Fall To Pieces (P. Cline)
I’ll Be There for You (Bon Jovi)
I’ll Tell Me Ma
Imagine (J Lennon)
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) (The Proclaimers)
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry (H. Williams / Elvis)
Inis Oírr (Inisheer)
In These Arms (Bon Jovi)
Irish Rover
Isle Of Inishfree
It Ain’t Me Babe (Bob Dylan)
I Useta Lover (Saw Doctors)
I Walk the Line (J. Cash)
I Will Wait (Mumford & Sons)
Jailhouse Rock (Elvis)
Jock O’Hazeldean
John O’Dreams
King Of The Road (The Proclaimers & R. Miller vsns)
La Bamba
Last Rose Of Summer
Las Vegas - In The Hills Of Donegal (Goats Don’t Shave)
Leaving of Liverpool / Donegal Danny
Light My Fire - gentle acoustic vsn (The Doors)
Linger (Cranberries)
Livin' On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Lochanside
Loch Lomond (Runrig)
Loch Lomond / You Take The High Road / Red Is The Rose
Lonesome Boatman
Lord of the Dance
Losing My Religion (R.E.M)
Love Story (Taylor Swift)
Maid Of Culmore
Maggie (Nora)
Mairi’s Wedding
Make You Feel My Love (Adele)
Mamma Mia / Waterloo (Abba)
Man Who Can’t Be Moved, The (The Script)
Margaret’s Waltz
Maria (Blondie)
Marino Waltz
Mary From Dungloe
(Massacre of) Glencoe
May It Be (Enya)
Mist Covered Mountains of Home
Molly Malone / Cockles & Mussels
Moondance (Van Morrison)
Moon River
Mountains Of Mourne
Mr Brightside (Killers)
Mull of Kintyre (Wings)
Munster Cloak
My Heart Will Go On ‘Titanic’ (C. Dion)
My Lagan Love
My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose
N17 (Saw Doctors)
Nancy Spain (Christy Moore)
Never Say Goodbye (Bon Jovi)
No awa’ tae bide awa’
Norwegian Wood (Beatles)
Nothing Compares 2 U (Prince / S. O'Connor)
O’Carolan’s Concerto
O'Carolan's Welcome
Oíche Chiúin / Silent Night (Enya)
Only Our Rivers Run Free
Over the Rainbow (E. Cassidy vsn)
Paddy’s Green Shamrock Shore / Gleanntáinn Ghlas’ Ghaoth Dobhair
Parting Glass, The
Past The Point of Rescue (M. Black)
Planxty Irwin / The South Wind
Planxty Maurice O’Connor
Pretty Little Girl from Omagh
Queen of Sheba, Arrival of the -
[Celtic / Classical / Contemporary fusion]
Raggle Taggle Gypsy
Raglan Road / Dawning Of The Day
Red Cortina (Saw Doctors)
Red Haired Mary
Red is the Rose / Loch Lomond
Red Rose Café
The Resting Chair
Ride On (Christy Moore)
Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Riptide (Vance Joy)
Rock & Roll Music
Rocky Road To Dublin
Rolling In The Deep (Adele)
Rose Of Tralee
Rowan Tree
Runaway (The Corrs)
Sally Gardens
Sally MacLennane (The Pogues)
Save Tonight (Eagle Eye Cherry)
Scarborough Fair (Simon & Garfunkel)
Scotland The Brave
Scots Wha Hae
Sea of Heartbreak (Don Gibson / J. Cash)
Sex on Fire (Kings of Leon)
Shape of You (E. Sheeran & gentle acoustic vsns)
She (Costello / Aznavour)
She Moved Through The Fair
Shoe The Donkey
Sí Bheag Sí Mhor
Skibbereen
Skye Boat Song / Back Home to Skye (e.g in ‘Outlander')
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
Smile (Chaplin)
So Young (The Corrs)
Someone Like You / Hello / Set Fire to the Rain / Rolling in the Deep
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Song For Ireland (M. Black)
Sonny’s Dream - Sonny, Don’t Go Away (C. Moore, M. Black)
Spancil Hill
Spinning Wheel
Stairway to Heaven - gentle Harp version (Led Zeppelin)
Star of The Co. Down
Step It Out Mary
Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (U2)
Stolen Kiss / Lord of the Dance
Summertime (E. Fitzgerald, B. Holliday)
Sunday Girl (Blondie)
Suspicious Minds (Fine Young Cannibals, Elvis)
Sweet Child O’ Mine (Sheryl Crow & Guns n Roses)
Tabhair dom do Lámh / Give Me Your Hand
Tainted Love (Imelda May)
Take It Easy, (Eagles)
Teddy O’Neill
Tennessee Waltz (Anne Murray vsn)
Titanic: Trad tunes from party scene
Titanic: Theme (My Heart Will Go On)
That’s Alright Mama (Elvis)
The One (Kodaline)
Thinking Out Loud (E. Sheeran)
This Land Is Your Land
Tommy Bhetty’s Waltz
Toss The Feathers (The Corrs)
Town I Loved So Well
Trasna na dTonnta / Westering Home
Unchained Melody (Righteous Bros)
Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
Use Somebody (Kings of Leon / Pixie Lott)
Valerie (A. Winehouse & gentle acoustic vsns)
Wagon Wheel (D. Rucker, N. Carter)
Walk the Line (Johnny Cash)
Wanted, Dead or Alive (Bon Jovi)
Water Is Wide
Waterloo (Abba)
Wedding Song (J. Rogers)
We Found Love (Rhianna, gentle acoustic vsn)
What A Wonderful World (L. Armstrong)
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
When You Say Nothing At All
When You Were Sweet 16
Whiskey In The Jar (Folk, Thin Lizzy, C. Moore vsns)
Wild Mountain Thyme / Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go
Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum)
White Wedding (Billy Idol)
Whole of the Moon (Waterboys)
Will Ye No’ Come Back Again?
Wind Beneath My Wings
With Or Without You (U2)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
Ye Banks and Braes
Yesterday (Beatles)
You Raise Me Up (Secret Garden, B. Kennedy)
Your Cheatin’ Heart (H. Williams)

’HISTORICAL’ MUSIC - MEDIEVAL / LATE RENAISSANCE - EARLY BAROQUE &
‘MEDIEVAL-FOLK-FANTASY’ MUSIC from FANTASY FILMS / TV / GAMING

Music ‘of the time’, ’in the style of’, and ‘relevant themes’
Can include music from centuries past or e.g in the style of ...
Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Skyrim etc. Themes of Dragons, Princesses, Castles, Knights etc.

Backing tracks with old musical instruments such as Lutes, Viols, Shawms, Harp etc

Wide variety of Early / Historical Folk / Dance music - PLUS!
(examples from longer list)

A Place to Call Home (Final Fantasy IX)
Bard’s Song, The (Blind Guardian - folk versions)
Bear & the Maiden Fair, The (Game of Thrones S3)
Black Sails (main theme)
Bonds of Sea & Fire (Xenogears)
Braveheart theme
Cleyra Settlement (Final Fantasy IX)
Concerning Hobbits (Fellowship of the Ring)
Dragonborn Comes (Skyrim)
Fairy Tail (main theme)
Hedwigs Theme (Harry Potter)
He's a Pirate (Pirates of Caribbean)
Hunters Mark, The (Monster Hunter 3)
If I Had a Heart (Vikings)
In The Hall of the Mountain King (Folk-Fantasy style)
I See Fire (The Hobbit)
Kaer Morhen (The Witcher 3 - game)
May It Be (Enya)
Misty Mountains (The Hobbit)
Outlander (music from)
Place I’ll Return to Someday, The (Final Fantasy IX)
Rains of Castamere (Game of Thrones)
Rose of May (Final Fantasy IX)
Skye Boat Song / Back Home to Skye (e.g in ‘Outlander')
Skyrim Tavern song
Storybook Love (from 'Princess Bride')
Three Ravens / Twa Corbies
Temple of the Moon (World of Warcraft)
Village Festival, The (Dark Cloud)
Wolven Storm, The / Priscilla’s Song (The Witcher 3 - game)
You’re Not Alone (Final Fantasy IX)

CHRISTMAS SONGS / CAROLS / NEW YEAR

Various: with Celtic / Medieval / Contemporary styles

CLASSICAL & RELIGIOUS

Ag Críost An Síol
Air On The G String (Bach)
Amazing Grace (incl. Drum & Pipe style or Uilleann Pipes versions)
Air in F from Water Music (Handel)
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod & Schubert versions)
Be Not Afraid
Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
Bring Flowers of the Fairest
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Dance of the Blessed Spirits (Gluck)
Dona Nobis Pacem
Finlandia (theme, Sibelius)
Four Seasons (Vivaldi) themes from Spring and Winter
Going Home
Greensleeves
Habanera (Bizet)
How Great Thou Art
I Watch The Sunrise
I Saw Three Ships
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Jesus, Remember Me
Largo from Winter (Vivaldi)
On Eagle’s Wings
Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace
Morning Has Broken
Queen of Sheba (Arrival of the) - [Celtic / Classical / Contemporary fusion]
Romance D’Amour / Romanza D’Amour
Veni Emmanuel
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
When I Survey The Wonderous Cross
You Raise Me Up

There is a selection of light, older ‘Celtic’, Folk, and Jazz music that fits in well with some
western Classical music as above. Additionally, some of the available backing tracks for
contemporary songs have only guitar or piano, and a light feel, so are also a suitable
accompaniment to Fiddle (Violin) and Flute, blending in well with the above.

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