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Dylan McCaig

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Organist
Liverpool/Birmingham
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Available for Weddings, Funerals and Private Functions. Also available to accompany Choirs and other Musicians in concert and in exams.

Dylan McCaig was born in Liverpool and studies Organ on a scholarship at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. At an early age, he became a chorister at the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, winning multiple awards including his RSCM Gold Award and the appointment of Head Chorister in his final year. After leaving the choir, Dylan then developed his love for the Organ by becoming Junior Organ Scholar and worked alongside Assistant Director of Music, James Luxton with the Girls Choir and newly formed, Youth Choir. Before beginning his studies at RBC, he also achieved Grade 8 Piano and Organ with Distinction. Dylan is currently in his third year, studying Organ with Daniel Moult, Henry Fairs and Professor David Saint and Conducting skills with Paul Spicer and Daniel Galbreath. Since studying at the conservatoire, Dylan has developed a love for Conducting as well as Early Music, taking part in multiple concerts throughout the year and is currently working towards his ARCO and LTCL. Since September 2017, Dylan has held the position of Organ Scholar at St. Chad’s Cathedral Birmingham, where he has the opportunity to accompany and conduct the Cathedral Choir. He also plays an active part of the St Chad’s Cathedral Choral Outreach Team and leads/accompanies rehearsals for the Cathedral Junior Choir. Recent performances have included playing at Birmingham Town Hall and Birmingham Cathedral. As well as performing in departmental events over the years, he has played for internationally renowned organists, Nathan J.Laube, Kimberly Marshall, Martin Schmeding and Pieter Van Dijk. The RBC Organ Department has given Dylan the opportunity to play on historic instruments in Alkmaar, Amsterdam and France as well as giving him the opportunity to take part in competitions such as the Dame Gillian Weir Messiaen Prize.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
Musicianship
Genres:
Contemporary Christian, Christmas, Traditional church music, Military, Classical, Baroque, Fanfare, Medieval music, Renaissance, Early music, Contemporary classical, Opera, Classical crossover
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Fluent improviser, Perfect pitch, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Singing teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker, Music therapy
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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)£59
Up to 1 hour£169
Up to 2 hours£229
Up to 3 hours£299

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Anju G, 10 months ago

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, 1 year ago

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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Elizabeth Leaver
2nd April 2019
Elizabeth Leaver

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.

Jocelyn Orrell
8th September 2017
Jocelyn Orrell

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!