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Emma Clarke

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I would love to play at your event. As an experienced classical & folk performer I’m happy to tailor my repertoire to make your day unique.
Violinist
Seaford
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Hello, I’d love to play at your event and am always happy to discuss ways to tailor the music to suit your requirements in order to make your day unique. I'm a classically trained violinist, pianist and clarinettist. I’m also an experienced folk fiddler. 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 also gig regularly with a flautist. We specialise in both classical music and Irish tunes. 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
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Folk, Christmas, Ceillidh, Bluegrass, Irish rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Pop, Acoustic, Covers
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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, Accompanist
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Song list

Classical repertoire: (violin and piano)
Pachelbel’s Canon
Queen of Sheba
Ronda alla Turca
Pavane
The wedding March
Te Deum
Ave Maria
Trumpet Voluntary
Jupiter
Bolero
Watchet auf
Sheep may safely graze
Jesu joy of man’s desiring
I giorni
Comptine d’une autre été
Moonlight sonata
Irish repertoire:
The dark island
Si bheag si mhor
She moves through the fair
Jig of slurs - Athol highlanders
Kesh jig - Morrison’s
Margaret’s waltz
Emma’s Waltz
Planxty Irwin
Pig’s foot-whiskey for breakfast
Ballydesmond polkas
Dennis Murphys and John Ryan’s
Dirty old town
Music for a found harmonium
Many other jigs, reels, polka’s and airs
Pop repertoire:
Both sides now
Make you feel my love
Chasing pavements
One day like this
Fly me to the moon
Wonderful world
At last
Over the rainbow
Thinking out loud
Bella’s lullaby
Paradise
La vie en rose
Can’t help falling in love
Love me like you do
Hallelujah
Somewhere only we know
Riptide
Make you feel my love
Best day of my life
Power of love
Circle of life
God only knows
Dream a little dream of me
Greatest day
All of me
Marry me
Bohemian Rhapsody
From this moment on
Wonderful tonight
You’re beautiful
I will always love you
Have I told you lately that I love you
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. I also regularly gig with a flautist - we have a full classical and Irish repertoire.

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.

Prices

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

Packages
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£250
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£250

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Lucy R, 1 year 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, 2 years 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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