Philippe Barnes

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Flute - Irish Flute - Whistles

Classical flute for events - Irish flute/whistles for events/gigs/sessions. Remote Recording - Flutes/Whistles In 2008 Philippe graduated from the University of Limerick with an MA - First Class Honours in Irish Traditional Music Performance. Since then he has toured all over Europe & America playing guitar & flute with the David Munnelly Band, toured Ireland & the UK with London Irish group Crossharbour and headlined the National Celtic Festival in Australia with his Celtic Jazz Funk group All Jigged Out. Philippe's recent TV appearances include: ITV "National TV Awards 2015" (with Pixie Lott & The Proclaimers), BBC1 "This Week", ITV "The Royal Variety Performance" (with Bryn Terfel & Only Men Aloud), "Classical Brit Awards" (with Amy Dickson, Classic Brit winner & London Chamber Orchestra), TG4 "Feilte" (with Crossharbour), E4 "Made in Chelsea", BBC2 "Great British Menu Final", ITV "Britain's Got Talent" (with Paul Potts Orchestra), MTV "5-star" (with Shakira), ITV "Celebrity Stars in their Eyes (with Mark Radcliff), BBC Scotland, Channel 4 "Gok Wan's Fashion Fix" & "Des & Mel" (with Roger Wittaker). His recent recording credits include: Flutes & whistles on the feature films "The Imposter", "Dark Horse", "Fraternity", "The Funeral" & "Body in the Park : Documentaries for BBC Natural World, The Discovery Chanel & ITV : BBC Radio's 2, 3, 4, 5 & Classic FM : Albums for Amy Dickson, Dizraeli & The Small Gods, Syd Arthur, 1916 The Musical, Lee Westwood, Attab Haddad, Crossharbour, Franc O'Shea, Philippe Barnes & Tom Phelan, Kirsty Bromley. Three-time runner up in the BBC Young Folk Awards, Philippe has performed with Pixie Lott, The Proclaimers, Amy Dickson, The London Chamber Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra (Prince 4U Symphonic Concert at the Royal Albert Hall) Bryn Terfel & Only Men Aloud (Royal Variety Performance), Flook!, Emma Sweeney, The Irish Folk Ballet Co. (Tribute to Riverdance) Mike McGoldrick, Alkimia, Moose, McDermotts Two Hours, Legacy, Richard Durrant, Lulo Reinhardt, Geoff Smith & more... Remote Recording Remote recording of flutes (Concert, Alto, Piccolo, Wooden, Bamboo), whistles, acoustic guitar available. I have a high quality studio setup at home, and regularly record flutes and whistles for film & tv composers remotely. Equipment: Pro Tools/Logic, UA Apollo, Neve 8801, AEA R84, Neumann K184's. Recording Credits: Films : The Imposter : Dark Horse : The Funeral : Brothers of War : Body in the Park : TV : PBS "Magic of the Snowy Owl" : BBC 2 "The Monkey-Eating Eagle of the Orinoco" : BBC Horizon "Should I Really Test My Health" : Discovery Channel "Fighting Hatred", "Trailblazers" : Albums : Amy Dickson : Dizraeli & The Small Gods : Syd Arthur : 1916 The Musical : Lee Westwood : Attab Haddad : CrossHarbour : Franc O'Shea : Kirsty Bromley : Mike Carter : All Jigged Out : Philippe Barnes & Tom Phelan : Mooose :

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Classical, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Musical theatre, Folk, Folk rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Ceilidh, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Originals, World music, Flamenco, Scottish music
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Transcription, Composer, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Classical Flute Repertoire
Jazz Standards
Irish Music


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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£200
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300


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Alan D, 3 years ago

Many thanks to Scotch on the Rocks for playing at my wife’s 40th birthday party. They were brilliant, great calling to suit a crowd of novices and non-novices, and the sound produced by a 4 piece band was incredible. Everybody had a ball. Thanks guys.

MOJO, 15 years ago


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