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I am a classically trained (Bmus TCM) solo violinist who plays Classical, Jazz, Pop, film music and Disney. I am happy to take requests.

I began studying the Violin at the age of 8, and won a place at the Royal College of Music Junior department at 14. While studying for my degree at Trinity college of music, I won the John Barberolli String Quartet prize with the Tyler Quartet, and was also (at the time) the youngest person to win the TCM association Soloist competition, playing Bartok’s 2nd Violin concerto in St John’s Smith Square with TCM Sinfonia. I am now a violinist and suzuki violin teacher. I have performed as a chamber musician with many ensembles including Symposia string quartet and the Asaph ensemble, and as a soloist in venues such as St Martin in the Fields and Holy Trinity Brompton. I also worked as a session Violinist, more notably for Littlewoods and Oatibix adverts, with the bootleg beatles, and once for an episode of Rogue Traders! In May 2012 I performed live on 'Later Live with Jools Holland' with singer Ren Harvieu. In 2006 I joined the Eleos Ensemble, a Flute and String Trio who perform arrangements of popular classics, many of which are their own arrangements. Since joining, I have toured with Eleos in Poland, Romania, Turkey and Scotland, and performed in a range of venues in the UK. A while after joining the Eleos Ensemble I began training as a Suzuki Violin teacher, becoming accredited in 2008. I also perform with various orchestras, including the New London Soloists Orchestra, Garden Opera, Adoramus Orchestra, which I led on tour to Italy and kings chamber orchestra. I have recently been performing as a soloist and as part of a violin Piano duo with Merel Van Der Knoop. We have performed in many destinations on board P&O ships, churches, care homes and hospitals.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Covers, Top 40, Bollywood
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Violin, Electric violin
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Event types:
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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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader
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Song list

Adagio from Spartacus
Chanson Boheme
Romantic Pieces (No.1) - Dvorak
Meditaion - Massenet
Ladies in Lavender - Hess
Sonata in D (Movement 2 and 4) - Handel
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Salut d'amour - Elgar
Berceuse - faure
Pachelbels Canon - Pachelbel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Air on a G string - Bach
Ave Maria - Bach
The Swan - Saint-Saens
Gymnopedie - Satie
Liebesfreud - Kreisler
Schon Rosemarin - Kreisler
Spring Song - Bridge
Nesun Dorma - Puccini
Spurn Point - Vaughan Williams
The four seasons (Spring and Autumn) Vivaldi
Barcarolle - Offenbach
Largo from the New World Symphony - Dvorak
Romeo and Juliette - Tchaikovsky
Clair de lune - Debussy
All of Me - John Legend
A thousand Years - Christina Perry
Halellujah - Leonard Cohen
Everything - Buble
How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
Kiss me - Sixpence none the Wiser
Better together - Jack Johnson
She's a Rainbow - The Rolling Stones
She - Charles Aznavour
Beyond the sea - Bobby Darin
Storybook love
Kiss the girl
Send my love - Adelle
It had to be you
My way - sinatra
Strangers in the night - Sinatra
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Sway - Much Mambo
Can't help falling in love - Elvis
Can't help falling in love - Haley Reinhart
Only Love - Ben Howard
Wings - Birdy
Dreams can come true - Gabrielle
Everything I do - Bryan Adams
Crazy little thing called love - Queen
Every breath I take - The Police
Kissing You - Desree
Beat it - Michael Jackson
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Black of White - Michael Jackson
Don't stop 'til you get enough - Michael Jackson
Human Nature - Michael Jackson
I just can't stop loving you - Michael Jackson
The way you make me feel - Michael Jackson
She's out of my life - Michael Jackson
Will you be there (Free Willy) - Michael Jackson
Man in the mirror - Michael Jackson
Thriller - Michael Jackson
You are not alone - Michael Jackson
Brave - Sara Bareilles
Call me maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri
Roar - Katy Perry
Rolling in the deep - Adele
Stay with me - Sam Smith
Little Things - One Direction
Africa - Toto
Everybody wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears
Faith - George Michael
Fame - Irene Cara
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Heaven is a place on earth - Belinda Carlisle
Morning Train - Sheena Easton
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Take On Me - A-Ha
How will I know - Witney Houston
Sweet child o' mine - Guns 'n Roses
Hedwigs theme - Harry Potter
Jurassic Park Theme
Game of thrones Theme
James Bond Theme
Nobody does it better - James Bond
Ladies in Lavender
Buffy theme
Angel theme
Kissing you - Romeo and Juliette
A whole new world
Beauty and the Beast
Can you feel the love tonight
Colours of the wind
The Bare Necessities
Once upon a dream
Let it go
Just around the riverbend
When you wish upon a star
So close
Part of your world
Somewhere over the Rainbow
Moon River
Fly me to the Moon
East of the Sun
Love is here to Stay - Sinatra
Have you met miss Jones - Sinatra
My baby just cares for me
The way you look tonight - Sinatra
Autumn leaves
Lady be good
Take 5
As time goes by
Summer time
Don't sit under the apple tree
All of me
Dheere Dheere se meri zindagi
Latika's theme - Slumdog Millionaire
Tum Jo Aaye
10000 reasons
Before the throne of God above
Here I am to worship
How deep the fathers love
In Christ alone
Irish Music (Solo Violin)
- The Miller of Glanmire
- The Butcher's March
- The Humors of Glendart
- The Girls of Banbridge
- The Munster Jig
- The Humours of Drinagh
- Katie's Fancy
- The Leitrim Fancy
- Michale Burke's Jig
- Pádraig's Lark in the Morning
- Tom O'Connor's Jig
- The Ceannguilla Slide
- The Gleanntán Frolics
- Paddy O'Keeffe's Favourite
- Nelly Mahony's Slyde
- Art O'Keeffe's Slide
- The Star above the Garter
- Taidhgín an Asail's Jig
Slip Jigs:
- The Swaggering Jig
- Dever the Dancer
- Polkas: Johnny O'Leary's Polka (1)
- Johnny O'Leary's Polka (2)
- John Brosnan's Polka
- The Rambling Sailor
- The Gullane Polka
- Mrs. Crowley's Polka
- The Glen Cottage Polka (1)
- The Glen Cottage Polka (2)
- The Annaghberg Polka
- Pete Bradley's Polka
- The Gleanntán Polka
- The Limerick Lasses
- The Blacksmith's Reel
- The Trip to Durrow
- The Earl's Chair
- Farewell to Connacht
- The Killavil Fancy
- The Banks of the Ilen
- Tom Billy's Reel
- The Miller's Maid
- The Star of Munster
- The Galtee Rangers
- The Gleanntán Reel
- McDonagh's Reel
- Peg McGrath's Reel
- Martin Mulvihil's Reel
- Pádraig O'Keeffe's Hornpipe
- Mickey O'Callaghan's Fancy
- Flatherty's Hornpipe
- Murphy's Hornpipe
- An Trí is a Rian
Set Dances:
The Three Sea Captains
- The King of the Fairies
- Iníon an Fhaoit' ó'n nGleann
- Éamonn a'Chnoic
- Slán le Máigh
- John O'Connor
- Lord Inchiquin
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

I am a solo violinist but can also provide a separate quote for violin and piano if requested.

How much time do you need to set up?

1 hour set up time maximum. Depending on the event I may need less time.

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

Yes you can! Or you can pick a style from my playlist and I will choose from within the styles you chose.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, PA system, extension leads and instrument!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I'm happy to do this given enough notice.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The beautiful sound I make.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert hall, At John Smith Square, numerous wedding venues and churches, BBC studios etc

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

Later live with Joolz Holland.


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David C, 7 months ago

Wow! Mary was wonderful and we can highly recommend her. The Extract from The Lark Ascending was beautifully played and was a wonderful contribution to the funeral. Highly recommended, and thank you, Mary.

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Caroline G, 10 months ago

Mary was truly amazing. From start to finish. All our guest have also said how great she was. We made some last minute changes to our day and Mary was one of them. Even with the short notice she was able to play everything we requested. In the church before the bridal party arrived she was playing non stop and really set the tone for the service. We had a mix of songs from can’t help falling in love to say you won’t let go and thinking out loud. We got what we wanted and more from Mary’s performance and more. Great decision to have Mary playing at our wedding. Thank you!!

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Caroline C, 10 months ago

She made my wedding very special x

From other customers:

Bride, 2 years ago

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding ceremony. Our family and friends were pleasantly surprised we had a violinist. We had many comments from them of how wonderful your music was and how it helped to make a very special occasion even more special. Hearing the music that we had hand-picked as I walked down the aisle sent tingles down my spine. From start to finish it really was beautiful. Thank you Mary. Lynsey & Chris Dunbar - Stirrups Country House

Samantha J, 1 year ago

I would just like to say a HUGE thank you. You were amazing on our wedding day and left people in tears, including myself!!! You sounded perfect in every way. Thank you for learning the extra Disney songs that I requested. I was singing along in the church, when I wasn't crying!!! All the best Mary. X x

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