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Duncan Leigh

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About Duncan

Classical guitarist available for concert bookings, public or private engagements and tuition.

I obtained a music degree from Cardiff University and studied guitar under Professor John Mills at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. I am a published composer and am regularly active as a performer, composer and teacher. I have given guitar recitals across Wales in prestigious venues such as St. David's Cathedral and Kidwelly Castle. In addition to performing as a soloist, I also play in ensembles; in an instrumental duo with fellow classical guitarist Russell Lloyd, and the acoustic folk/rock duo 'TangleJack' with John-Paul Davies. For events such as weddings I can therefore offer an broad musical package for your day; classical guitar for the ceremony and afternoon entertainment, or the acoustic duo in the event that you prefer vocal music. TangleJack can also offer evening entertainment at weddings where a loud or raucous band is not required, i.e. no drums :-)

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I own a PA system
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Renaissance, Film / TV music, Classical crossover
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

Anfonaf Angel - R. Arwyn
Cavatina - Stanley Myers
I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Kiss From a Rose - Seal
Andante in C ("Tales From The Riverbank" theme) - Giuliani
Ave Maria - Schubert
Bouree - J.S. Bach
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Capriccio - Giuliani
Gavotte-Bouree-Gigue - Handel
Pastorale - Carcassi
Rondo - Sor
Sarabande - J.S. Bach
Variations on a Theme of Mozart - Sor
Waltz in C - Carcassi
Waltz in E Minor - Carulli
Adelita - Tarrega
Asturias/Leyenda - Albeniz
Capricho Arabe - Tarrega
Etude no. 1 - Villa-Lobos
La Catedral - Barrios
Preludes 2 &4 - Villa-Lobos
Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Tarrega
Romanza - trad.
Una Limonsa Por El Amor de Dios – Barrios
Valse Criolo - Lauro
Customer questions

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

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


How much time do you need to set up?

I endeavour to set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.

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

I am happy to discuss the set list and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. I bring my own electroacoustic classical guitar, and mini PA system and amplifier.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there is a special song or piece you'd like me to learn I would be happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £25 for this service to take into account time spent transcribing, arranging and practising the new material.


From customers:

Kate D, 6 years ago

I can’t imagine our wedding day without Duncan’s beautiful musical contribution. Duncan made some of the most important moments of our day even more memorable through his stunning guitar playing. Duncan was very friendly and approachable when we contacted him. We discussed the type of music we wanted and the moments of the ceremony that we wanted him to accompany. Duncan made some excellent suggestions and was happy to learn new music to fit with our ideas. In the ceremony the signing went on for longer than we expected. Thankfully, Duncan came to the rescue and filled in with more music from his wide repertoire. His playing was so beautiful that the congregation even gave him an impromptu round of applause when he finished. We are very grateful to Duncan for helping to make our day so special. We would highly recommend him for a wedding or any event that needs classical guitar music.

Aaron G, 10 years ago

We were lucky enough to be able to book Duncan to play classical guitar during our wedding ceremony. Not only is he the best exponent of classical guitar I have seen perform, but he also liaised brilliantly with the other musicians, speakers and venue management on the day. Duncan is extremely professional and a simply outstanding musician, we can't recommend highly enough.