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Merle Harbron

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About Merle

Newcastle upon Tyne
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Contemporary folk and jazz violinist, keen live performer, graduating from Newcastle University’s prestigious and unique folk degree.

Hailing from the West Coast of Scotland, I am a recent graduate of Newcastle University’s folk and traditional music degree. I play a range of different styles and am a passionate live performer.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Irish rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Balkan, French music, Salsa, Scottish music, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Ambient, Drum 'n' Bass
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Private event, Recording session, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Actor, Musical comedy
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Lyle D, 1 year ago

Great to have Merle at out charity event, thank you very much. I would definitely recommend Merle at future events.

From other customers:

Leigh M, 4 years ago

I saw the talented Merle Harbron on the ceilidh trail in the summer of 2016. The band gel to create a bouncing night. Ceilidh was brilliant.

From other musicians:

6th April 2019

I performed with Merle in Akhaltsikhe, Republic of Georgia in summer 2017. Merle is one of the most versatile fiddle players I have come across. She is a natural performer and an absolute pleasure to listen to and play music with!