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Claire Goldie

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With over 20 years experience, you’ll have beautiful and exceptional music for your wedding or function.
Violinist
Highbridge

Wedding-violinist Wedding and Events Violinist in Somerset With over 20 years experience, you’ll have beautiful and exceptional music for your wedding or function. With a large range of genres, such as classical, film, musical and pop – you can be sure to have the perfect music for your event. Covering events, functions & weddings in Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Somerset and across the South West. Biography I started playing the violin at age 8 and from the very first lesson I knew this was what I wanted to do. My love of the violin and hard work in the ensuing years allowed me to win many awards and gain a scholarship at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. After graduation I quickly started playing with professional orchestras, and have worked with a range of artists and played in amazing venues including the Royal Albert Hall. I have worked for many different clients and accompanied well known artists in the South West. I am passionate about composing and have a love for blending musical genres to create new and exciting sounds.

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Claire's Reviews

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Colin M
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Ilfracombe
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5 out of 5

Claire and Jerry were invited to play at our Wedding in Devon in September and it was an absolute pleasure to have them on our special day. While we were happy to only have Claire on the Violin were very glad that Jerry was also available and the composition of the 2 made all the difference to the vibe of the event. Our guests loved having them play and their automatic choice of songs were on points with the feeling of the room. They were more than happy to learn our (somewhat unconventional) requests of music which added to the personal touch that is important with a wedding. Their professional, skillful and friendly service was a talking point for the day and we only wish that we could have had them there for longer. Could not rate them highly enough. Thank you Claire and Jerry :) - Love Colin and Cassie Malkin

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Linda B
5 years ago

Claire was amazing and transformed our wedding into a truly magical day! The amount of compliments we received were astounding!

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Claire's Song list

Christmas Songs
All I want for Christmas
Away in A Manger
Deck the Halls
Frosty the Snowman
Happy Christmas (War is Over)
Hark the Herald
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
I’ll be Home for Christmas
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Jingle Bells
Jingle Bell Rock
Joy To The World
Last Christmas
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Santa Baby
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Silent Night
The First Noel
The Little Drummer Boy
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Twelve (12) Days of Christmas
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow
Oh Christmas Tree
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Film, TV & Musicals
Game of Thrones(Ramin Djawadi)
A million dreams(Benj Pasek & Justin Paul)
Beauty and the beast(Alan Menken)
Amazing grace(John Newton)
Can you feel the love tonight(Elton John)
Summertime(Gershwin)
Moon River(Mancini / Mercer)
Send in the Clowns(A Little Night Music)
Let It Go(Frozen)
Nobody Does it Better(James Bond)
Somewhere(Westside Story)
Kissing You(Romeo & Juliet )
Memory(Cats)
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina(Evita)
Pie Jesu(Requiem)
Defying Gravity(Wicked)
For Good(Wicked)
A Whole New World(Aladdin)
When You Wish Upon A Star(Pinocchio)
I See the Light(Tangled)
Folk Songs
Blackberry Blossom(American)
Dusty Miller(American)
East Tennessee Blues(American)
Little Sadie(American)
De’il among the Tailors(Ceildh)
Mrs. McLeod’s Reel(Ceildh)
Staten Island(Ceildh)
The Flower of the Quern(Ceildh)
Timour the Tartar(Ceildh)
Glwysen(Celtic)
Muinera: The Bridge of Saint Paul(Celtic)
Song of the Ghetto(Gypsy)
The four corners of my handkerchief(Gypsy)
The silver leaves of the poplar tree(Gypsy)
The Bridal(Jigs, Reels & Hornpipes)
Carolan’s Air(Jigs, Reels & Hornpipes)
Drowsy Maggie(Jigs, Reels & Hornpipes)
Red-Haired Boy(Jigs, Reels & Hornpipes)
Dance! Dance!(Klezmer)
Freylechs from Warsaw(Klezmer)
Paragon Rag(Ragtime)
On the Balcony(Sevdah)
El choclo(Tango)La Cumparsita(Tango)
Auld Lang Syne(Other)
Tenpenny Bit(Other)
Salmon tails(Other)
Irish Washerwoman(Other)
Haste to the wedding(Other)
Danny Boy(Other)
King of the Faeries(Other)
Classical Songs
Air on a g string(Bach)
Jesu son of mans desiring(Bach)
Minuet in A(Boccherini)
Arioso(Bach)
Ave Maria(Bach/Gounod)
Sheep May Safely Graze(Bach)
Ode To Joy(Beethoven)
Wachet Auf(Bach)
Prelude from Te Deum(Charpentier)
Trumpet Voluntary(Clarke)
Chanson du matin(Elgar)
Pavane(Faure)
Panis Angelicus(Cesar Franck)
Hornpipe(Handel)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba(Handel)
Selections from the Water Music – Air, Bourree, Hornpipe 1, Hornpipe 2(Handel)
Pop & Older
Can’t take my eyes off of you(Andy Williams)
Bridge over troubled waters(Simon and Garfunkel)
She’s always a woman(Billy Joel)
Is this love(Bob Marley)
Can’t stop the feeling(Justin Timberlake)
Freak(Chic Le Freak)
Rather be(Clean Bandit)
Viva la vida(Coldplay)
Get lucky(Daft Punk)
September(Earth, Wind & Fire)
Fisherman’s blues(Waterboys)
Game of thrones(Ramin Djawadi)
Somebody that I used to know(GOTYE)
Hallelujah(Jeff Buckley)
High and Dry(Radiohead)
Love me like you do(Ellie Goulding)
It must be love(Madness)
Teardrop(Massive Attack)
I’ve got you under my skin(Michael Buble)
Better together(Jack Johnson)
Big yellow taxi(Joni Mitchell)
Blackbird(The Beatles)
Can’t help falling in love with you(Elvis Presley)
Creep(Radiohead)
Despacito(Luis Fonsi)
Drops of jupiter(Train)
Fast car(Tracey Chapman)
Happy(Pharrell Williams)
Hey there Delil(Plain White Ts)
Love Story(Taylor Swift)
A million dreams(Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)
A thousand years(Christina Perri)
All of me(John Legend)
Amazing grace(John Newton)
Beauty and the Beast(Alan Menken)
Can you feel the love tonight(Elton John)
Musicianship
Genres:
Easy listening, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Electronic, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Ceilidh, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Gypsy jazz, Experimental, Pop, Acoustic, Funk, Disco, Covers, Karaoke, Tribute, Soul, Classic rock, Scottish music, Tango, Spanish music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Concert, Recording session, Private event, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Perfect pitch, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser
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