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Loreto McAuley

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I'm a fulltime musician/composer/arranger and run trios, quartets, a chamber choir, a ceili band. I've a portable digital piano and PA gear.
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I've been working fulltime freelance as a musician for 20 years mainly in the areas of classical, contemporary, swing, Irish trad, folk and musical theatre. I'm a multi instrumentalist and also run groups including various trios and quartets, a small professional choir and a ceili band. I also work as a composer and arranger.

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Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Opera, Classical, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, Folk, Ceillidh, Irish rock, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Swing, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Tribute, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Rock, Ambient pop, Early music, Fanfare, Medieval music, Renaissance
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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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Arranger, Orchestrator, Transcription, Composer, Songwriter, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Repetiteur, Accompanist
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Customer questions

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

How much time do you need to set up?

Set up is usually between 30 mins [for solo or duo performances] and 45 mins for the ceili band. Being able to park and unload as close as possible to the performance area will speed things up. And a downstairs room is always an advantage!

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Yes, no problem. I often bring my own stage piano where there is no piano so either way is good.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes, I have a digital stage piano and PA for it to make sure it is heard.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

No problem at all. I can learn songs from youtube videos and can often find the sheet music online. If no sheet music is available, I can transcribe the song and there is a fee of £30 to do this.
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Loreto's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Heather T
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you for today, exactly what we wanted .

George P
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

We booked Loreto for our wedding and at short notice. She was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. She played for the ceremony and during when we had photos done, having her there made the ceremony absolutely magical and added that touch of class. She was very professional to deal with and such a lovely woman. Thank for you making our big day soo special 🌹:)

Clare M
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Loreto was absolutely excellent. I couldn’t recommend her enough. She is so talented and professional and we were so glad we chose her for our big day. Thank you for everything. Clare & Paul

Jihye U
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

She is the best! Everyone loved her Harp and Piano play on my wedding. Highly recommend her! :)

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From other customers:

Anne R
7 years ago

Loreto's harp playing was so beautiful, we were almost in tears. She was so pleasant to deal with and accomodating about the music we wanted for our wedding.

Jenna S
7 years ago

Many thanks to Loreto for the beautiful harp music at my art exhibition, it really set exactly the right tone. So many people commented on it and also on the range of music that you played. I didn't know Coldplay could be played on a harp!

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