You can hire musicians and classical musicians for those occasions when other bands are inappropriate or when you just want to add a touch of class to your function or event. Classical music is great as background music for corporate events, wedding meals and other private parties.
List of String Musicians, Pianists, Fiddlers and Guitarists for Hire
We have a range of top quality musicians to suit every occasion. Add a touch of class and atmosphere to your function or event with a gentle Harp, Pianist, Jazz Group, String Quartet or a foot stomping Dixieland Jazz band. Music is great as background music for corporate events, weddings dinners and private parties.
STRING MUSICIANS: Allestri, Harpbeat, Ian Hood, String Mania, Talisker, Apollo String Quartet, Cairn String Quartet, Cheyenne Brown, Cheyenne Brown and Seylan Baxter, Rachel Hair, Rachel Hair Trio, Declan Hegarty, Erskine String Quartet.
PIANISTS: Andy Alston, Eric Lovat, Campbell Considine, Graham Cordiner, Jennie Sawdon Pianist/Singer, Jonas Cedervall, Emma Hale Pianist/Singer, Pamela McLennan Pianist/Singer, John Rankin, Euan Stevenson Pianist
KEYBOARD PLAYERS: John Kennedy- Keyboard and Sax.
FIDDLERS: Karen Hunter, Pete Clark, Simone Welsh
GUITARISTS: Keith Murray, Martyn Rapley
The Allestri String Quartet was formed in 2005 and is based in Scotland. The members of the quartet have played individually with many of the British symphony orchestras including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. As well as providing beautiful music for your religious or civil wedding ceremony the quartet can also play background music during your champagne reception and wedding meal.
Available for: All types of parties, functions, receptions and weddings. Click to learn more, listen to Allestri samples and find out how to hire the band >
Harpbeat: A superb Scottish trio of Clarsach (Celtic Harp), Flute and Fiddle playing popular Scottish and Traditional tunes. Harpbeat is a truly excellent blend of classical music with traditional Scottish.
Available for: All types of parties, functions, receptions and weddings. Click to learn more, listen to HarpBeat samples >
Ian Hood is one of the foremost concert harp and clarsach (celtic harp) players in Scotland. He is also a member of Harpbeat, featured above.
He has worked as resident Harper in the Balmoral Hotel-Edinburgh for five years and Cameron’s restaurant - Glasgow Hilton for three years and is first choice for Glasgow City Chambers.
Available for: All types of parties, functions, receptions and weddings. Click to learn more, listen to Ian Hood samples and hire Ian >
String Mania is the UK's hottest String Quartet. With a stunning line up of award winning musicians, String Mania guarantees you a unique, exciting event. The highlight of String Mania's act is a dazzling 15 minute floor show with great music, choreography, and, most importantly, attitude. Performing to audiences from fifty to fifty thousand, String Mania also provide background music, if required, either in conjunction with the show or by itself.
Available for: All types of parties, functions, receptions and weddings. Click to learn more, listen to String Mania samples and find out how to hire the band >
Talisker String Trio/Quartet: A classically trained group of musicians, Talisker are recognised as one of the finest and best known string trios/quartets currently playing in Scotland. A superb mix of violin, cello and viola this highly talented trio play a programme of light classics and standards with some Scottish if required. Talisker always aim to please and will tailor their repertoire to suit the occasion.
Available for: All types of parties, functions, receptions and weddings. Click to learn more, listen to Talisker string trio samples and hire them >
The Apollo String Quartet is the premier professional string ensemble working in Scotland today. However they are more than just a string quartet. They understand how important your event is to you. Whether you are planning the wedding of a lifetime or hosting a corporate event. They will tailor a package to suit your specific bespoke requirements and ensure that your event runs absolutely perfectly. Apollo String Quartet is completely dedicated to making your event individual and special.
Available for: All types of parties, functions, receptions and weddings. Click to listen to the Apollo String Quartet Samples and hire these musicians >
Cairn String Quartet are professional and highly experienced Scottish string players bringing classical music into the 21st century with a uniquely vibrant and contemporary flair. The Cairn String Quartet are a Glasgow and Edinburgh based collection of professional, freelance musicians who regularly perform throughout Scotland, the UK, and Ireland. They may also be be seen enjoying a bus(king)-man’s holiday on Buchanan Street!
Available for: All types of parties, functions, receptions and weddings. Click to learn more about the Cairn String Quartet >
Cheyenne Brown has been performing Celtic music around the world for over ten years, specialising particularly in Scottish music. She has performed in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, France, throughout the United States as far as Alaska, and across the UK. Cheyenne performs with a variety of bands. Her duo with cello has proved exceedingly popular for folk festivals throughout Europe as well as weddings and corporate events in the UK.
Available for: All types of parties, functions, receptions and weddings. Click to listen to Cheyenne's music samples and to make a booking >
Cheyenne Brown and Seylan Baxter Scottish Harp, Cello and Song: The combination of Cheyenne Brown's exuberant and sensitive harp playing, Seylan Baxter's mellow, natural singing and her creatively atmospheric cello playing forms rich and varied musical textures with a distinctive style. Whether in slow airs, jigs and reels or traditional songs Cheyenne and Seylan bring precision and empathy to their quirky, innovative arrangements
Available for: All types of parties, functions, receptions and weddings. Click to listen to Cheyenne and Seylan's music samples and to make a booking >
Harpist extraordinaire the utterly superb Rachel Hair hails from the Highland village of Ullapool and is a harpist-composer whose sparky,mischievous personality shines throughout her music. Rachel is a huge talent and is recognised as one of the worlds finest harp players.
“Original, confident and inspired” Taplas
She is available for Weddings, Corporate, Private Parties Receptions and Concerts. Click to learn more, listen to Rachel Hair samples and hire Rachel >
The sublime Rachel Hair Trio plays a blend of Scottish, folksy melodies with loads of personality and panache.
Available for Weddings, Corporate, Private Parties Receptions and Concerts. Click to learn more and listen to Rachel Hair Trio samples >
Declan Hegarty - Harpist: An absolute master of the Clarsach (small Scottish Harp), Declan is in demand not just for his musical ability but for the slick delivery of beautiful music played with style and panache.
Perfect for adding a touch of class to your wedding or event in an elegant way, speak to us about hiring Declan Hegarty.
Available for: All types of parties, functions, receptions and weddings. Click to listen to Declan's samples and contact us to book him >
Erskine String Quartet: A dynamic and exciting string group playing a wide range of music from Classical to Jazz and from Folk to Pop This group provides live music for all events including weddings, corporate or private functions, receptions, parties, ceremonies, concerts, festivals and more. They create the perfect atmosphere for your event whether you require quality background music or something more centre-stage.
Available for: All types of parties, functions, receptions and weddings. Click for more info and and samples of the Erskine String Quartet >
Andy Alston is a talented and versatile pianist. He has played on stages all around the world as a member of the chart topping Scottish band Del Amitri. His solo piano performances have been heard at many prestigious functions and corporate events. His repertoire is wide ranging covering classic songs from the Jazz and Blues era and Show tunes to modern popular songs. He is happy to take requests, but to be guaranteed that they will be played this is best arranged in advance
Available for: All types of parties, corporates work, functions, receptions and weddings. Click to learn more, listen to Andy Alston samples and book Andy for your function >
Eric Lovat is a talented pianist whose influences and playing style has evolved from listening to and performing classical piano through popular music, blues and jazz standards. His performances are easy on the ear and based on melodic lines and inventive chord voicings, ideal for background piano at receptions, corporate dinners, hotels and seasonal events. Eric has played at numerous venues including the Gleneagles Hotel, The Hilton, Òran Mór, Xscape, and Strathclyde University.
Available for: All types of parties, corporate dinners, functions, receptions and weddings. Click to learn more, listen to Piano Man samples and hire Eric Lovat >
Campbell Considine is a crooner in the style of the big band greats. Hire this cool, sophisticated singer and hot pianist for cocktails parties, private and corporate events, weddings, receptions or easy listening through dinner.
Available for: All types of parties, functions, corporate work, cocktail parties, receptions and weddings. Click for samples and more info on hiring Campbell Considine for your Function >
Graham Cordiner is a highly talented and experienced classically trained pianist who over the years has performed with some of Scotland’s top bands. Graham has a repertoire that ranges from Jazz, swing, standards to pop and classical. The consummate professional Graham is at ease with easy listening background music for cocktail parties, weddings, restaurants and corporate events. Graham has worked at most of the top venues in Scotland including Gleneagles, Cameron House, Hilton Hotels, Radisson Hotels, Thistle Hotels, etc.
Available for: All types of parties, functions, corporate work, cocktail parties, receptions and weddings. Click to contact us about hiring Graham Cordiner for your Function >
Jennie Sawdon Singer/Pianist began her musical career in the classical world. She is both a trained opera singer and an excellent pianist. She studied at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Barbara Robotham, where she won the Elsie Thurston, John Wray and Kate Snape prizes for singing. She now performs throughout the country accompanying herself on piano, and with the Rough Hill Band (a 6-piece soul-based cover band).
Available for: All types of parties, cabaret, weddings, corporate work and functions. Click for more info and listen to samples of Jennie Sawdon >
Jonas Cedervall was brought up in a musical home, and in 1988 he graduated from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with a Master of Fine Arts degree. He has worked as a full-time musician ever since, and has over 20 years of experience playing a broad range of musical styles. As well as being a pianist, Jonas is also an accomplished organist. In 2008, Jonas moved to Glasgow and married Aileen, an accordionist. Together they form the ceilidh band, “The Cedervall Two-Step”. Covers all of Scotland and the North of England
Available for: All types of parties, cabaret, weddings, corporate work and functions. Click to learn more, listen to Jonas Cedervall Samples and hire Jonas >
Emma Hale is a beautiful and talented young pianist, singer and songwriter and is fast becoming one of Scotland's most up and coming young solo artists. In this day and age of synthetic music and backing tracks it is a refreshing change to experience the sound of Emma performing live at the piano. A top class pianist with a very distinctive soulful singing voice, Emma delights her audiences by performing many of the world's unforgettable classics along with some of her own material.
Available for: All types of parties, functions, shows and theatre work. Click for more info and to listen to samples of Emma Hale >
Pamela McLennan is a talented pianist with a varied repertoire including classical, jazz, pop, ragtime and easy listening. Pam works as a solo pianist and as a vocalist/pianist, depending on what her clients require.
Available for: All types of parties, functions, corporate, cocktail parties, and weddings. Click for more info and to listen to samples of Pamela McLennan
Pianist John Rankin is a talented pianist and vocalist. He is a versatile performer who can adapt whatever the circumstances and give you a night of entertainment you’ll never forget. John is a fully self-contained performer who is happy to use your own piano if you have one, or will provide a digital piano and PA system if it’s needed.
He has over 30 years of playing experience under his belt. He has sung for about the same length of time, and has a soulful voice that has matured over years of gigging.
Available for: All types of parties, functions, corporate, cocktail parties, and weddings. Click for more info and to listen to samples of John Rankin >
Pianist Euan Stevensoncombines classical technique with mastery of the jazz piano tradition. In the corporate arena, Euan has performed at world class hotels including The Oberoi in Mumbai and Reid's Palace in Madeira. Closer to home, Euan's tasteful playing has created the perfect ambiance at parties and receptions at venues such as Skibo Castle, Gleneagles, The Balmoral, 1 Devonshire Gardens and Holyrood Palace.
Available for: All types of parties, functions, corporate, cocktail parties, and weddings. Click for more info and to listen to samples of Euan Stevenson >
John Kennedy is a musician of the very highest quality and is well known for his performances in popular bands and as a self-contained solo performer on saxophones, flute and clarinet. A highly versatile musician John will play a range of different musical styles from classical, swing, easy listening to rock and popular music and will adapt both the nature and mood of his performance to suit any occasion. John Kennedy also performs with popular duo’s Shelley Blue and Bluesette and the well known dance band Moondance.
Available for: All types of events, weddings, private parties, corporate events, pubs, clubs and dances. Click to listen to samples of John Kennedy >
Karen Hunter is, without doubt, Scotland’s leading violin entertainer. Her appearances have woven a spell over audiences in her native Scotland as well as throughout Europe and in America. Her range of music extends from traditional Scottish fiddle to Classical, as well as everything in between. As well as pursuing a busy stage, cabaret and conference schedule in Great Britain, she has made a number of television appearances including BBC, Scottish Television and Grampian Television.
Available for: All types of events, radio, TV, stage, cabaret, private parties and corporate work. Click to learn more, listen to Karen Hunter samples and hire Karen >
Pete Clark is a highly talented musician and Scottish Fiddle player who divides his time between teaching and performing. He is a fiddle tutor on the Scottish Music degree course at the RSAMD (Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama) in Glasgow and teaches a weekly fiddle class at the famous Taybank music pub in Dunkeld. Aside from and teaching and performing, Pete directs the Neil Gow Festival which is held in March every year in Dunkeld & Birnam.
Available for: All types of events, weddings, corporate events, parties and ceilidhs. Click to learn more and listen to Pete Clark Scottish fiddling samples >
Simone Welsh is an international singer and violinist, who has a reputation for her fresh approach to traditional Scottish music. From Burns to Judy Garland, her performances effortlessly bring together traditional classics with contemporary counterparts. In the last decade she has toured extensively throughout the world, having the pleasure to play for a host of luminaries including both the British and Spanish royal families, sporting legends Pele and George Best and Hollywood royalty Tom Hanks.
Available for: All types of corporate events, cabaret, private parties and theatre work. Click to listen to Simone's samples and contact us to book her >
Keith Murray is an accomplished guitarist in many styles, from Classical and Spanish to Jazz and Pop classics, Keith will choose a selection of music from his wide ranging repertoire to tailor the performance to your requirements. Whether you are looking for a sophisticated low-key atmosphere or a more upbeat and lively affair, rest assured that all your needs will be met.
Available for: All types of parties, cabaret, weddings, corporate work and functions. Click to learn more, listen to Keith Murray Samples and book Keith for your event >
Martyn Rapley - Professional Singer and Guitarist: Martyn has been playing guitar for 21 years and has 17 years teaching experience. He has been singing and performing as a solo act for 10 years. He has also worked in many different bands. He is now playing venues, private functions, parties, weddings etc throughout the UK and continues to teach in Glasgow. Martyn also plays classical and flamenco guitar styles, which are very popular at weddings and corporate functions.
Available for: All types of parties, cabaret, weddings, corporate work and private functions. Click to listen to Martyn's samples and contact us to book him >