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Dylan McCaig

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Available for weddings, funerals and concerts as an organist, early keyboardist, accompanist and conductor.
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Banbury
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Dylan is a graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where he studied for a BMus(Hons) degree in Organ Performance, in addition to his studies in choral conducting and early music. He is also a prizewinning teacher, after recently completing his PGCE with QTS specialising in Secondary Education Music from Birmingham City University in July 2022. Dylan began his musical training at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral where he was a Head Chorister and subsequently, Junior Organ Scholar. He was appointed Organ Scholar of St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham during his studies at RBC and later became Senior Organ Scholar of Liverpool Cathedral upon graduating. His passion for early music has created opportunities for him to work with EMAE, ELM and organise large scale projects with his recently formed baroque ensemble, the Calder Consort at various UK Cathedrals. In April 2024, the Calder Consort will be performing at Liverpool Cathedral in a two day residential visit, featuring concerts and workshops for secondary school vocalists with an interest in early music. He has an ARCO diploma from the Royal College of Organists and was also harpsichordist for the prize winning baroque trio ‘Les Broderies,’ with the ensemble winning the Corton-Hyde Early Music Prize at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in 2022. Dylan currently holds the position of Teacher of Music and Head of Pankhurst House at The Warriner School, where he has helped shape the Music Department culture, securing a new electronic organ from the Royal College of Organists, initiated the UK’s first state school baroque ensemble ‘Warriner Baroque’ and set up the school’s Senior Choir. In his Head of House role, Dylan focuses on establishing house culture and organising in-school projects. Finally, Dylan has held the role of Director of Music at St Mary’s Church, Banbury since March 2023 and expanded the choir and its age demographic to include pupils from local secondary schools. In addition, he has organised music education events (Banbury Organ Day and the Banbury Early Music Festival), managed budgets effectively and securing funding for choir members, specifically new cassocks and RSCM awards. Most recently, Dylan has been made a recipient of the Silver Award for ‘Outstanding New Teacher of the Year’ in the Pearson National Teaching Awards (often referred to as the Oscars of Teaching) and will compete for the Gold Award in late 2024.

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Dylan's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Jessica M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Dylan did a super job playing the organ in our little parish church for my son’s Christening service

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Monica L
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

his music was soooo beautiful and can't wait to work with him next time!

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Anju G
5 years ago, for a Funeral / Memorial service in St Helens
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5 out of 5

Dylan has accompanied me singing on numerous occasions including weddings, funerals and concerts. Not only does he always perform to an exceptionally high standard, he is also an incredibly reliable musician to work with.

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Jack B
6 years ago, for a Concert in Lichfield
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5 out of 5

Dylan is a fantastic all-round musician. He is a very natural and intuitive musician, paying great attention to all details of whatever he is working on. Dylan was previously the accompanist of a choir that I was Director of, and his following and accompaniment was utterly brilliant. Always listening, always attentive to the choir's supportive needs and phrasing. He is a brilliant keyboard player, and a well-versed conductor as well; a very versatile musician easily capable of any role given to him.

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2 April 2019

I worked with Dylan for my major project which was on 22nd March 2019 and called ‘A Night In Turkey’. He was the conductor for my choir that consisted of 12 students from the Royal Birmingham Conservatiore. Dylan was very passionate to do well with the choir. He was always punctual to rehearsals and was eager to bring out the best in the choir even when there were moments of frustration from choir members. He communicated well with myself if their were any issues within choir or rehearsal and tried his best to encourage the choir members to work hard. The music was mildly challenging turkish folk songs and considering Dylan had never worked with this sort of material before he did his upmost to always be enthusiastic about it. Overall Dylan performed extremely well on the night and was a great conductor to work with.

8 September 2017

I performed along side Dylan in a recital featuring largely organ music at the Liverpool Metroplitan Cathedral last weekend and Dylan played to a very high standard but also played highly stylistic and emotive. Dylan is a very approachable and accommodating musician, who I would highly recommend!

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£240
Up to 3 hours£300
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Church service, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Virtual event, Recording session
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Arranger, Fluent improviser, Perfect pitch, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker, Music therapy, Accompanist, Animateur
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