Erin Mcgonigle

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Erin is a versatile instrumentalist looking for work at weddings, community events etc

Erin is a BMus Hons graduate from The University of Edinburgh and plays violin and piano. Her focus is mainly classical violin although plays in ceilidh bands and has practice in folk sessions in local pubs of Glasgow and Edinburgh. She also plays with Tinderbox Orchestra, a fusion jazz orchestra based in Edinburgh so is no stranger to all things pop / jazz / blues!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform while walking around a venue
Traditional church music, Christmas, Classical, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Pop, Funk, Covers, Soul, Balkan, Polka, Scottish music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

Bad Romance
Higher and Higher
Oh Happy Day
Pachabels Canon
Bach Arioso
Bach -Gounod, Ave Maria
Ashokan Farewell
Bach Air on the G String
Jesu Joy of mans desire
All you need is love
I get by with a little help from my friends
Marie’s wedding
I’m Yours, Jason Mraz
Someone Like You, Adele
Elgar, Salut D’Amour
Vivaldi, Largo
Ode to joy
Panis Angelicus, Franck
All of me, John legend
Beneath your beautiful
Stand by me
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Humble stay
At last
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

The line-up is as follows: Violin ( occasional harp / guitar).

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

I will endeavour to be flexible with your changed timings as this is an important event for you. Please let me know within two weeks of the event if there are time changes.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually take 30 minutes to set up as I am an acoustic player there is not much PA set up needed.

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

The set list is there as a guide and between us I believe we can choose the perfect piece for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes definitely, I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I will endeavour to learn any requested pieces, however there is a time limit on this so would advise 2 weeks notice of any changes to a set list.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The intimate nature of solo violin being played. I aim to capture a sense of romance and happiness throughout my set.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have played at Galgorm Castle Resort and Spa, Belfast, Kirknewton Stables, Edinburgh, The Playfair Library, Edinburgh, McEwan Hall, Edinburgh.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I am mostly influenced by romantic artists such as Brahms . However, I do look into world music for inspiration when it comes to improvising and playing at community events.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Opening drinks reception for the Edinburgh International Festival 2019


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)£100
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£250


From customers:

Kelly J, 3 years ago

Erin got in contact and was extremely professional from the start asking for the type of music we liked, favouritr songs and negotiating a price to fit our budget. We were pretty laid back with the music to be played before and after the ceremony but had one specific song that we wanted to be played as I walked down the aisle. Within a few hours, Erin had learnt the song and sent a recording over. We were so impressed by their enthusiasm and talent and we weren't disappointed on the day

Alice S, 3 years ago

Erin played beautifully as I walked down the aisle on my wedding day. The guests loved it also and I had many comments on how lovely she sounded. A perfect part of our special day.

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