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Tamsin Elliott

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About Tamsin

Multi-instrumentalist (flutes, whistles, harp and accordion) and composer, specialising in folk and World styles.
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Tamsin is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and teacher based in Bristol, UK. With roots firmly in the folk music of the British Isles, her field of expertise has extended to incorporate the musics of Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East as well as Western Classical and Jazz idioms. Tamsin currently plays in original folk-world fusion project Solana, as well as in various ceilidh outfits in the South West. She also performs solo as a harpist, and has recently collaborated with oud players and percussionists in Cairo, Egypt. Tamsin composes primarily on the flute, harp and accordion and her work has been described as cinematic and mesmerising.

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 own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Classical, Electronic, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Acoustic, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Arranger, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

The Rose of Raby (Shepherd)
This is my Love (unknown/trad)
History Man (Cutting)
Si Beag Si Mor (O'Carolan)
Cygnus (Tamsin Elliott)
Sally Gardens (trad)
Somewhere over the Rainbow (Arlen)
Game of Thrones theme
Out on the Ocean (trad)
Carolan's Welcome (O'Carolan)
Planxty Irwin (O'Carolan)
Wild Mountain Thyme
Ja Nuns Hons Pris (Richard Coeur de Lion)
Auld Lang Syne (Robert Burns)
Road to Lisdoonvarna
The Butterfly
Amazing Grace (John Newton)
Lullaby (original)
Lament (original)
Astrakan Cafe (Anouar Brahem)
Camino del Agua (original)
An Buachlin Ban
Song of the Chanter
The Wish


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)£100
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£250


From customers:

Shire F, 4 years ago

[Her band Solana play] a fervent and fertile form of world fusion

Maz, 3 years ago

Why don't they teach it like this at uni? [flute & music theory student]

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