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Joe is a violinist, Scottish fiddler and violist who performs and teaches around the north-east of Scotland.
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Joe Hibbs is a 30 year old violinist. fiddler and violist who regularly plays in orchestras and other ensembles throughout the North-East of Scotland. More frequently, Joe plays with locally acclaimed Reel of Fortune Ceilidh Band, who play at many events throughout the year from wedding receptions to student balls and corporate functions. Joe has recently played more solo engagements by providing Scottish fiddle music for wedding ceremonies, University graduations and other functions. Joe is also able to arrange small chamber groups such as duos, trios and quartets which are ideal for adding the finishing touch to any event.

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Classical, Folk, Baroque, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Folk rock, Ceillidh
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Customer questions

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

These things happen! I'm happy to negotiate on timings in the run up to the event and on the day itself.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?


How much time do you need to set up?

I can set up in around 15 minutes for 'plugged in' performances, or 5 minutes for acoustic.

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

Of course!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Of course, as long as I have adequate time to do so! Send over requests three weeks before and I'll see what I can do.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Energy, extensive knowledge of repertoire, friendliness.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

For solo engagements, I have played at Elphinstone Hall, Marcliffe Hotel, and many private residences around Aberdeen.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Aly Bain, Duncan Chisholme, Benedict Morris...

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Joseph's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

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Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£187.50
Up to 2 hours£281.25
Up to 3 hours£437.50
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Joseph's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Laura F
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Brilliant highly recommended! X

Reply from Joseph
9 months ago

Thank you very much, Laura! All the best for the future :-)

Tracy C
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

5 stars

Reply from Joseph
1 year ago

Thanks Tracy! I really enjoyed playing for your daughter’s wedding ceremony. All the best for the future!

Michael H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Joe learned 3 new songs that we requested and played them perfectly. He communicated well prior to the ceremony and arrived nice and early to set up. Afterwards he entertained the crowd at the reception. Highly recommend.

Reply from Joseph
1 year ago

Thank you Michael!

Calum S
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Joseph was fantastic, he played everything we asked of him and more. Would highly recommend!

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From other customers:

Judi C
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Laurencekirk AB30
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5 out of 5

I just wanted to express our thanks for playing at our wedding ceremony on Friday. We will certainly recommend you to everyone we know!

Bride G
8 years ago

Thank you to you for a fantastic performance at our wedding, you're very good at what you do!