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About Robin Squirrell

Cellist and vocalist available for weddings, parties, sessions and performances. Pop, classical, folk, improvisation and much more.
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Brighton
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My name is Robin and I have been a freelance cellist and vocalist 10 years. Based in Brighton, I have performed across the U.K. and internationally. A cellist since the age of 6, I was classically trained at the University of Sussex and since then have branched out into pop, folk and improvisatory genres. I am a versatile performer and have played at weddings, parties, pubs and even life drawing classes! A member of pop-punk, chamber-pop duo Bee & Jackrabbit and ambient synth band Night House, I can offer modern group performances as well as classical and folk solo sets for events and weddings. Venues played: Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club Brighton Pavilion The Old Market, Brighton Brighton Pride Boiler Shop, Newcastle The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth Saint Luke’s, Glasgow Tonfink, Lübeck Kulturcafe Lichtung, Cologne …and many more

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Robin Squirrell's Reviews

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Edward S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Robin is a brilliant cellist. She played at my wedding in september 2022. I sound her to be professional, creative, communicative with a fantastic can do attitude. She learnt a unique piece for our wedding and played it flawlessly. She played a range of other pieces flawlessly with many of my guests complimenting her skill. I would highly recommend Robin for your event.

Reply from Robin Squirrell
7 months ago

Thank you so much for having me, Edward, and for the kind feedback. It was such a joy to have helped make the day special.

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Minna R
2 years ago, for a Charity event in Brighton Pavilion
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Millions of thanks. Everyone had such a good evening and your playing was very much a part of that.

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Francesca C
6 years ago, for a Theatre / Show in Brighton
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5 out of 5

Beautiful and versatile atmospheric cello! I’m amazed at how you adapt to different styles and moods, and how the music is essential for a truly immersive event.

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Robin Squirrell's Song list

CLASSICAL
Prélude in G - J.S. Bach
Suite 1 in G major - J.S. Bach
Suite 2 in D minor - J.S. Bach
Suite 3 in C major - J.S. Bach
Minuet in G - J.S. Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach
Air on the G string - J.S. Bach
Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
Jupiter - Holst
Salut D’amour - Elgar
Ave Maria - Schubert
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
Vocalise - Rachmaninov
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Sicilienne - Maria Theresia von Paradis
Pavane - Fauré
Sicilienne - Fauré
The Swan - Saint-Saëns
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Song of the Black Swan - Villa-Lobos
Pièces en Concert - Couperin
POP/CONTEMPORARY
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Stay with Me - Sam Smith
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
At Last - Etta James
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
These Days - Nico
All You Need is Love - The Beatles
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Shallow - Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
The Book of Love - The Magnetic Fields
I'm Kissing You - Des'ree
Sea of Love - Cat Power
I'll Follow You Into the Dark - Death Cab for Cutie
Heartbeats - José Gonzalez
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Your Song - Elton John
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
Lean on Me - Bill Withers
You've Got the Love - Florence and the Machine
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Somewhere Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
First Day of My Life - Bright Eyes
FILM/TV
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion (from Titanic)
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Moon River
The Godfather theme
Lara's Theme from Doctor Zhivago
Concerning Hobbits from The Hobbit
Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
Theme from Jurassic Park
Memory - Cats
The Pink Panther - Henry Mancini
Tale As Old As Time from Beauty and the Beast
Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King
The James Bond theme
Goldfinger theme
Maria from West Side Story
Tonight from West Side Story
Somewhere from West Side Story
The Feather Theme from Forrest Gump
FESTIVE
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Jingle Bells
O Christmas Tree
O Come All Ye Faithful
Carol of the Bells
Christmas Time (Don't Let the Bells End) - The Darkness
Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
Il est né, le divin enfant - traditional French
Auld Lang Syne
TRADITIONAL FOLK
ENGLISH
Greensleeves
Hunting the Hare
Country Gardens
Galopede
Parson’s Farewell
The Oyster Girl
The Trumpet Hornpipe
The Fairy Dance
The Keel Row
Sir Roger de Coverley
The Girl I Left Behind Me
Watkin’s Ale
Pastime with Good Company - atrrib. King Henry VIII
IRISH
The Kesh Jig
Lannigan’s Ball
The Temperance Reel
The Irish Washerwoman
Cooney’s Reel
Air from County Derry (“Danny Boy”)
The Fox Hunter’s Jig
Drowsy Maggie
From the New Country
Harvest Home
Star of the County Down
Carolan’s Air
Molly Malone
Whiskey in the Jar
Galway Girl
The Wild Rover
The Black Velvet Band
Jimmy Ward's Jig
Morrison's jig
Calliope House jig
The Way Old Friends Do
SCOTTISH
Scotland the Brave
Loch Lomond
The Dashing White Sargeant
The Gay Gordons
Skye Boat Song
Lord MacDonald’s Reel
Brochan Lom
Mary, Young and Fair
Timour the Tartar
Mrs Jamieson’s Farewell
Miss Sally Hunter of Thurston
Mrs Hamilton of Pencaitland
Devil Among the Tailors
The Flower of the Quern
The Parting Glass
WELSH
Glwysen - Edward Jones
Men of Harlech
WORLD MUSIC
Song of the Birds - traditional Catalan
La Cumparsita - Gerardo Matos Rodriguez
La Cucaracha - traditional Mexican
The Silver Leaves of the Poplar Tree - trad. Hungarian
The Four Corners of my Handkerchief - trad. Hungarian
On the Balcony - traditional Bosnian
Ashokan Farewell - American
JAZZ
Paragon Rag - Scott Joplin
Makin’ Whopee - Walter Donaldson
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off - Gershwin
Summertime - Gershwin

Robin Squirrell's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£125
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£750
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£250
4 hour recording session
A half-day in the studio. Includes my own preparation time in advance.
£300
Wedding drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception.
£500
8 hour recording session
A full day in the studio. Includes my own preparation time in advance.
£575

Add-ons

Video Consultation and 2 New Songs Learned
+£125
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love my versatility and uniqueness! I always push the boundaries of what the cello can offer.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed in countless venues around the UK as well as Europe! Highlights include Brighton Pavilion and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I love Yo-Yo Ma, Jacqueline du Pré, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

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

Supporting The Wedding Present at Boiler Shop Newcastle was a huge highlight, as was recording in the studio with award winning composer Paul Englishby.

Do you have different line-up options?

All prices are for solo cello. If you’d like to book one of my bands, please do get in touch.

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

I understand that plans can change and I always try my best to be flexible. If anything changes slightly just let me know as soon as you can.

How much time do you need to set up?

As my performances are acoustic I can usually set up in under 30 minutes.

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

I’m definitely happy to chat through the setlist, as well as to add up to two requests.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

All I’ll need from you is a chair!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can learn up to two specific pieces for your event.
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical crossover, Pop, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Christmas, Folk, Ceilidh, Folk rock, Traditional English folk, Experimental, Avant garde, Originals, Acoustic, Covers, Alternative rock, Musical theatre
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Burns night, Cruise
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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