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Reduced up-front deposit
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Sonata Seconda - Dario CASTELLO.m4v
Boybriker Nign/Tsiveles Bulgar (London Klezmer Quartet)
VIVALDI 'Variations on La Folia', RV63
I play baroque, classical and klezmer violin & various folk fiddle styles and lead/call for dancing.
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Public liability insurance of £10 million
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Folk, Klezmer, Balkan, Jewish music, Baroque, Early music
Arranger, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
Examples of tunes I can play for you:
Bei Mir Bistu Sheyn
Simantov u Mazltov
Khosn Kale Mazeltov
Shers, Zhoks, Freylekhs, Bulgars
Whiskey in the Jar
Cliffs of Moher
Reels & Jigs
Flowers of Edinburgh
Wild Mountain Time
Skye Boat Song
Dashing White Sergeant
Scotland the Brave
Cock o' the North
Dirty Old Town
Green Grow the Rushes
Speed the Plough
Lullaby of Birdland
You Are My Sunshine
It Had to be You
Eine Kleine Nakhtmusik
Sheep May Safely Graze
Mendelssohn Wedding March
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Energy, traditional sound, authenticity.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Many venues of all sizes all over the world. In the UK, venues range from the Royal Festival Hall and Kings Place to parties, weddings, bar mitzvahs, funerals, pubs, clubs and arts centres.
Do you have different line-up options?
Yes, I can sometimes book more musicians, depending on your needs.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Given sufficient notice, I can be flexible. However, time changes of more than an hour either way may prove problematic.
How much time do you need to set up?
If using sound equipment, 1 hour before arrival of guests or doors opening. If acoustic, no extra time.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have a great time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
If a melody isn't included in my list there may still be a chance I already know it. Additionally, I offer to arrange and learn up to 3 special songs or tunes outside my normal repertoire. There is a fee of £30 per tune for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£200|
|Up to 1 hour||£300|
|Up to 2 hours||£475|
|Up to 3 hours||£625|