Mary Young

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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.
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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.

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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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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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Mary's 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
Flower Duet - Delibes - British airways music
Here comes the Bride - Wagner Wedding March
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Millionaires Hoe down -
Autumn and Spring from the four Seasons - Vivaldi
Spring 1 - Richter
Minuet in A- Boccherini
Minuet in G - Beethoven
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
Sleepers Wake - Bach
River Flows - Yiruma
Adagio - Albinoni
All I ask of you - Phantom of the opera
Piu Jesu - Lloyd Webber
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
Ink - Coldplay
O Fly on - Coldplay
Send my love - Adele
Storybook love - Willy De ville?
Kissing you - Romeo and juliette balcony scene
I can't help falling in love with you - Elvis
My Way - Sinatra
Strangers in the night - Sinatra
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Lego house - Ed Sheeran
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Sway - Mucho 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
Ho Hey
Sweet Creature
I want to hold your hand - Beetles
Penny Lane - Beetles
Enjoy the Silence
No Surprises
Groovy Kind of love
Wicked game
Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
Yours - Ella Henderson
Symphony - Zara Larson
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Lucky Man - The Verve
Endless love - Luther Vandross
For you - Rita Ora
I will always love you - Witney Houston
O Happy Day - Sister Act
Somewhere over the rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Signed sealed delivered - Stevie Wonder
Here comes the sun - Beetles
Hey Jude - Beetles
Runnin home to you - The Flash
Silence is Golden - The Tremaloes
So Good - Zara Larson
The about time theme
The theory of everything theme
The Angel theme
The Buffy theme
Hedwigs theme - Harry Potter
Jurassic Park Theme
Game of thrones Theme
James Bond Theme
Nobody does it better - James Bond
Ladies in Lavender
Kissing you - Romeo and Juliette
A Million Dreams - Greatest Showman
Rewrite the stars - Greatest Showman
Concerning Hobbits - The Hobbit
Star wars main theme
We go together - Greese
A whole new world - Aladdin
Tale as old as time - Beauty and the Beast
Can you feel the love tonight - Lion King
Colours of the wind - Pocahontas
The Bare Necessities - Jungle book
Once upon a dream - Sleeping beauty
Kiss the girl - Little mermaid
Let it go - Frozen
Just around the river bend - Pocahontas
When you wish upon a star - Pinocchio
So close - Enchanted
Part of your world - The little mermaid
I see the light - Tangled
Bella Notte - The Lady and the Tramp
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
Beyond the sea - Bobby Darin
It had to be you
As time goes by
Summer time
Take 5
Better together
Don't sit under the apple tree
All of me
My way
At last
All the things you are
10,000 reasons
Before the throne of God above
Here I am to worship
How deep the father's love for us
In Christ Alone
- 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.

Mary's Prices

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Mary's Reviews

From Encore customers:

John E
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Thank you for being part of our day and everyone commented how beautiful the music was.

Reply from Mary
3 months ago

Thank you for having me. It was a lovely day and nice to meet some of your guests who helped coordinate.

Chris F
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

I would like to thank Mary firstly for the very professional way in which she undertook the engagement. From communication prior to the event arriving and setting up and the manner in which she conducted herself throughout. More importantly I would like to thank her for the wonderful selection of music she made and the excellent way in which she played. Her performance added real ambiance to an important family celebration. I would readily engage her again should a suitable occasion arise and have no hesitation in recommending her to other potential clients. Again many thanks Mary Best Wishes Chris Fassam

Reply from Mary
3 months ago

Thank you Chris, you were a lovely and appreciative group of people to play for. I hope you enjoed the rest of your evening!

Michael W
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Mary was an amazing addition to our daughter’s wedding proceedings. She played an outstanding set, was ever present but unobtrusive and brought a class and elegance to the event that was sparkling. Most fully recommend Mary as a violinist to really bring your event to life.

Ravinder B
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Mary was amazing and really was a key part of the day. Her music was amazing and her talent was sublime couldn't have asked for a better out come will definitely use again

Reply from Mary
7 months ago

Hi Ravinder, I loved being part of your proposal. Thanks for having me and congratulations!

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From other customers:

7 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
6 years 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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