James Delarre

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Folk violinist at the forefront of the folk music scene, toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe and the US
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As a fiddle player he is in high demand and has worked with some of the country’s top musicians and groups including, Eliza Carthy, Bombay Bicycle Club, Jim Moray, Jim Causley, Saul Rose, appearances with Bellowhead and Jools Holland as well as work as a musician on Tv and film. His filmography includes Peaky Blinders, Far from the Madding Crowd, Tulip Fever and My Cousin Rachel, to name but a few. Steeped in traditional music from an early age, the tunes pour out of his finger tips filling the air with a rich tapestry of emotion. The flow and natural swagger of the melodies have room to breathe, enticing the listener to tap a foot or wipe a tear away. His voice speaks through the violin creating a perfect accompaniment for the songs he sings with a raw natural sound.

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James' Reviews

From customers:

Elinor R
3 years ago, for a Wedding in Lynford Rd
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5 out of 5

‘Thank you for playing a beautiful piece of music whilst we walked down the aisle, you set the perfect tone for a perfect day’

Marjorie R
2 years ago

“I was very pleased with the band and everyone loved the music and dancing. The band were fun and professional. They managed the time very well even though we started a bit late due to still munching the hog roast, It really made our wedding day complete to see everyone charging around and having fun. Perfect!”

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James' Song list

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Traditional English folk tunes and songs
Traditional Irish folk tunes
Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Wedding March Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Jesu Joy of Man - Johann Sebastian Bach
Ava Maria - Franz Schubert
Meditation from Thais - Jules Massenet
Salut D’Amour - Edward Elgar
Air on a G string - Bach
Spring Vivaldis four seasons
Amazing grace
“Clair de Lune” - Claude Debussy
Air from “Water Music Suite” - Georg Friedrich Handel
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Swan Carnival of the Animals - Camile Saint-Saens
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Georg Friedrich Handel
Pavane - Gabriel Faure
Panis Angelicus - César Franck
Trumpet Tuner - Henry Purcell
Bridal Chorus - Richard Wagner
Trumpet Voluntary - Jeremiah Clarke
You Raise me up
Thousand Years
Thinking out loud
Kiss from a Rose
Can’t Help Falling in Love
I’m Yours
All I want is You
At Last
The First Day of My Life
Your Song
In My Life
Stand By Me
Marry You
Coming Home
Kiss the Girl
Wedding Song
Young and Beautiful

James' Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£187.50
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£312.50
Up to 3 hours£437.50
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I play with heart and feeling, clients always comment on the fluency of my performances

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Far too many to name, all over the UK, Europe and the US

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

I’m happy to accommodate a change in timings to ensure your day runs smoothly

How much time do you need to set up?

If PA is required I will need 40mins to setup otherwise I can be ready within 20mins

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I Will bring everything required for me to perform

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Of course feel free to ask before booking
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Classical, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Birthday party, Church service, Funeral / Memorial service
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching
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