Anna Hughes

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About Anna

Violinist, oboist and singer based in Newcastle, I specialise in traditional and classical musics.
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Coming from a classically trained background, Anna is studyied folk and traditional music at Newcastle University, with a year of training at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki. Anna is actively touring and working as a performer in the UK. A founding member of contemporary folk quartet, Balter, she also collaborates with other outfits, such as Benjamin Fitzgerald (Neo-classical) and Isobel Hughes (Spoken word).

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Classical, Baroque, Early music, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Folk, Ceillidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, World music, Polka, Scottish music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Anna's Song list

Any traditional music requests: (Celtic) Irish, Scottish, Scandinavian, English
Canon in D
Wedding March
Classical requests: Any piece by request titles
Marry you – Bruno Mars
Blue Moon – Elvis Presley
Dirty old town – The Pogues
Budapest – George Ezra
Die a happy man – Thomas Rhett
Ex’s & oh’s – Elle King
Fight song – Rachel Platten
Hello – Adele
Let it go – James Bay
Love yourself – Justin Bieber
One call away – Charlie Puth
Pillowtalk – Zayn
Stitches – Shwan Mendes
Writing’s on the wall – Sam Smith
Breakeven – The Script
The Climb – Miley Cyrus
Fallin’ for you – Colbie Caillat
Fireflies – Owl City
Halo – Beyonce
If I were a boy – Beyonce
Hey, soul sister – Train
I gotta feeling – The Black Eyes Peas
I’m yours – Jason Mraz
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Need you now – Lady Antebellum
Poker face – Lady Gaga
Danny Boy
Many more songs in my repertoire - will take requests.
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Solo musician on profile - also have other line-up options: Female folk song duo (guitar, concertina, fiddle, voices) 4-piece folk band (accordion, 2 x fiddle, mandolin Guitar accompaniment available

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I will often book out a whole day for events/concerts to allow for contingency - I will try my best to work with you and ensure that your event runs efficiently. Just keep in touch!

How much time do you need to set up?

This depends on the line up - minimum 20mins but I will extend this if you want a slightly bigger line-up.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Of course! The list is there as a guide, but I will always work with a client on making sure the music is appropriate and meets your needs/taste.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. I bring my own instrument to play acoustically. In some cases I will need amplification, but we can discuss surrounding options.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I can - there may be additional fees due to extra rehearsal time. This all depends on how much time in advance the booking is made.

Anna's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£165
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£320
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Anna's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Paul W
2 years ago
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5 out of 5


Emma W
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Anna, was excellent. She played beautifully as our guests were arriving. Would highly recommend Anna and will booked her again.

From other customers:

7 years ago

beautiful music. Do go and see... **** from us.

7 years ago

A hauntingly beautiful live score that sent shivers down my spine! ... highly recommend seeing this.”