Emma Clarke

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I am a classically trained violinist and pianist with 15 + years of performance experience. I am also an experienced folk & ceilidh fiddler

Hello, I'm a classically trained violinist, pianist and clarinettist. I've previously played violin with the Norfolk Symphony orchestra, University of Sheffield and Sussex orchestras. In more recent years, I have a wide range of experience playing as a solo violinist and pianist at wedding ceremonies, parties, receptions and social events in the U.K. and abroad. I am passionate about music and currently teach. I am also a regular accompanist. In addition to the classical side, I'm also an experienced folk fiddler. For the past 6 years I've played with an Irish function band, gigging across London and the South East. I'm also a confient mandolin and tenor banjo player. I regularly gig as a fiddler for ceilidhs. I’d love to play at your event and to tailor the experience to your special day.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Classical, Folk, Christmas, Ceillidh, Bluegrass, Irish rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk
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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, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

I can play solo violin/piano or can also provide a self- recorded piano backing track, which I can play along to.

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

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

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes is ideal, although I can set up more quickly if necessary for a wedding ceremony (for example at a registry office).

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

I’m always happy to chat before your event, if you have specific ideas about which music would make your day unique.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I can play acoustically or plugged in. I have my own portable electric piano and amp. The amp also has the capacity to play background music during short breaks.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.


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Lucy R, 11 months ago

Hey Emma thankyou so so much for playing for our Christmas party on Sunday, you were amazing and everyone said how wonderful you played... have an amazing Christmas and at our next event hopefully you can play again!

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Claire P, 1 year ago

Emma played at our wedding ceremony and was fantastic. She played our favourite songs beautifully which made such a difference to our day and lead to a few years of joy being shed. We couldn't recommend her enough.

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