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Claire Burns

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About Claire Burns

I’m a professionally trained singer, skilled in many different genres but enjoy acoustic/folky material most. I also play guitar and ukulele
Los Dolses
Public liability insurance of £10 million

I trained as a musician and singer back home in Northern Ireland and was working as an actor and musician in London. I’m really passionate about music and always have been since I was small, some of my major influences are Fleetwood Mac, The Staves and Nick Mulvey. I’ve done lots of different types of gigs including functions, theatre and backing singing. I hope I can help you find what you’re looking for :)

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Acoustic, Traditional church music, Classical, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Folk, Folk rock, Irish rock, Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Motown, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Classic rock, Indie, Rock 'n' Roll
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Lyricist, Songwriter, Actor, Perfect pitch, Singing teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

Irish Folk:
Erin Gra Mo Chroi
Homes of Donegal
Sally Gardens
I’ll tell me ma
Molly Malone
Pretty Young Maid
Danny Boy
Star of the County Down
If I were a Blackbird
Mary from Dungloe
My Lagan Love
Raglan Road
She moved through the fair
Whiskey in the Jar
The Wild Rover
Give me your hand/Tabhair dom do lámh
The fields of Athenry
Dirty old Town
Lady of Knock
Other Folk/ Acoustic
Leaving on a Jet Plane
Strong enough- Cheryl Crow
Landslide- Stevie Nicks
Travelling Soldier- Dixie Chicks
Both sides now- Joni Mitchell
Big Yellow taxi- Joni Mitchell
Fields of Gold- Eva Cassidy
Somewhere over the Rainbow- Eva Cassidy
Sound of silence- Simon & Garfunkel
Scarbourough Fair- Simon & Garfunkel
Folsom Prison Blues- Johnny Cash
Hurt- Johnny Cash
Times a wastin- Johnny Cash
House of the rising Sun- Johnny Cash
Peace Train- Cat Stevens
Wild World- Cat Stevens
Father & Son- Cat Stevens
Amazing Grace- Odetta
American Pie- Don McLean
Mr Bojangles- Jerry Walker
Hallelujah- Leonard Cohen
Bridge over troubled water- Simon and Garfunkel
Ain’t no sunshine
More than Words
Listen to the music- Doobie Brothers
Hotel California- The eagles
Can’t help falling in love- Elvis
Sweet Home Alabama- Lynyrd Skynner
I’m a believer- The monkees
500 miles
Blue suede shoes
Walking in Memphis
Brown eyed girl
Sweet Caroline
California Dreamin- Mamas and Papas
Mrs Robinson- Simon and Garfunkel
Maggie May- Rod Stewart
She’s leaving Home- The Beatles
Hey Jude- The Beatles
Cannonball- Damien Rice
Wonderwall- Oasis
ANYTHING from Fleetwood Mac!
Contemporary/ Modern/ Pop:
Mercy- Duffy
Thinking of you- Katy Perry
I will never let you down- Rita Ora
We found Love- Rihanna
Strong- London Grammar
Rehab- Amy Winehouse
Love is a losing game- Amy Winehouse
Back to Black- Amy Winehouse
Valerie- Amy Winehouse
Candy- Paolo Nuitini
These Streets- Paolo Nuitini
New Shoes- Paolo Nuitini
Hey Soul Sister- Train
Drops of Jupiter- Train
I’m yours- Jason Mraz
Rolling in the deep- Adele
Someone like you- Adele
This Love- Maroon 5
She will be loved- Maroon 5
Blurred Lines- Robin Thicke
Radioactive- Imagine Dragons
Let Her Go- Passenger
Royals- Lorde
Babylon- David Gray
Sexual Healing- Marvin Gaye
Set Fire To The Rain- Adele
Toxic- Britney Spears
Hit Me Baby One More Time- Britney Spears
Iris- Goo Goo Dolls
Slide- Goo Goo Dolls
Can’t fight the moonlight- Leann Rimes
The one I love- REM
Zombie- Cranberries
Eternal Flame- The Bangles
Banana Pancakes- Jack Johnson
With or without you- U2
Your body is a wonderland- John Mayer
Breakfast at Tiffany’s- Deep Blue Something
Hey Soul Sister- Train
About a girl- Nirvana
Cosmic Dancer- T. rex
Hot Love- T. rex
Sex on Fire- Kings of Leon
The Bucket- Kings of Leon
By the way- Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Learn to fly- Foo Fighters
Thousand Years- Christina Perri
ANYTHING by Coldplay!
ANYTHING by the Staves!
Musical Theatre:
The Phantom of the Opera
Jesus Christ Superstar
There’s something about Jamie
Joseph and the technicolour dreamcoat
Les Miserables
Sweeney Todd
Into the Woods
West Side Story
The Sound of music
Amazing Grace
Ave Maria
Rock of ages
This little light of mine
The lord is my shepherd
Abide with me
Nearer my god to thee
All things bright and beautiful
How great thou art
Be thou my vision
Give me joy in my heart
Customer questions

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

I’m very flexible with times as long as I’m told in advance so that I am prepared enough to make any necessary arrangements.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I can provide a Spotify playlist on my phone and plug it into my small cube amp. This may be more suitable for smaller gigs as opposed to big weddings or parties.

How much time do you need to set up?

1-1.5 hours should be enough time for me to set up and have a look at the space I’ll be performing in.

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

Of course. Every gig is different and I am absolutely open to catering for your specific needs and am very flexible to adapting to whatever style you wish. I’m also happy to learn new material if it’s not on my set list already.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I have my own instrument and a small PA system, for anything bigger I’m happy to use whatever other equipment is provided by the venue.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely, in fact this is something that I really enjoy. I love being introduced to new pieces and am a very quick learner so just tell me what you’d like to hear and I’ll give it a go.


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)£50
Up to 1 hour£120
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£250
Reception Background Music
A range of different genres of acoustic music to really set a relaxed and chilled out mood for your guests to chat and mingle to.
Party/Private Event
2 hours of live gig music, can be upbeat and poppy or more ballady and slow depending on the type of event.
Corporate Events
Happy to perform for up to 3 hours, music of your choice accompanied or unaccompanied depending on if you’d like another musician or backing tracks or if standard acoustic guitar is sufficient.


From customers:

Amy M, 2 years ago

We saw Claire’s gig at the gosforth civic hall and were completely blown away, such a beautiful voice and captivating performer. Amazing skill on the guitar too!