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Glasgow-born musician with an upbeat contemporary style bringing Scottish and Irish folk to new audiences.
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Sydney
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This Glasgow-born musician swapped the driech drizzle of Scotland for the sunny shores of Sydney and hasn’t looked back. His upbeat, contemporary style brings new audiences to Scottish and Irish folk classics, while his heartfelt vocal renditions of Caledonia and Loch Lomond transport listeners back to bonnie Scotland.

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Jackie A
1 year ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Launceston TAS
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5 out of 5

The Ukulele Scotsman has the innate ability to connect with his audience through his personality, warmth and humour, plus a fabulous range of songs spanning from Celtic classics, singalong faves, and humorous ditties from his country of origin! We want to adopt him as an honorary Taswegian! Jackie Anifandis The Launceston Ukulele Jamboree

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Brooke W
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Cronulla NSW 2230
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5 out of 5

Thank you Graeme for bringing some excellent live music to our wedding ceremony. With such a wide repertoire, Graeme was able to include 'something for everyone'. We had a song we specifically requested and Graeme was most obliging in preparing it. He sang our aisle song so beautifully and really created such a good vibe. Graeme created just the perfect atmosphere for our ceremony and was a whole lot of fun. We highly recommend Graeme, The Ukulele Scotsman. If we are ever in need for a singer again we will definitely book him. All the guests were impressed with his professionalism and lively singing voice, he was amazing! Brooke and Joe

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The's Song list

Folk Music
Loch Lomond
The Final Trawl
Wild Mountain Thyme
And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda
Black Velvet Band
Caledonia
Flower of Scotland
Walking on the Waves
Land Below the Waves
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Rattling Bog
The Scotsman
Fields of Athenry
Red is the Rose
Hope over fear
Ramblin' Rover
The Wild Rover
Silver Tassie
Mull of Kintyre
The Galway Girl
A Man's a Man
The Plooman
The Skye Boat Song
Lads Amoung Heather
Braes of Killiecrankie
Wellerman
And many more
Covers of
George Ezra
4NonBlondes
Paolo Nutini
Creedence
Neil Diamond
The Lumineers
Steelers Wheels
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Mumford & Sons
Amos Lee
Tones & I
Ed Sheeran
Queen
The Proclaimers
Etc etc

The'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)£200
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£650
Packages
Interstate and Regional Events
Happy to travel for interatate and regional events however I will require accommodation.
£200
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£450
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£800
Music and Ceilidh Dancing
An evening of live music and ceilidh dancing with instruction can be provided for weddings, corporate events, private events and parties I can provide recorded music for the ceilidh and perform live music for the rest
£1200

Add-ons

Large PA system
+£120
Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£250
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Overnewton Castle, VIC Tasmanian Whisky Week, TAS Australian Celtic Festival, NSW Newkulele Festival, NSW Weddings at hotels and private homes around NSW Town and Church Halls in NSW, VIC and TAS

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Scottish artists such as Dougie MacLea, The Corries and Robert Burns Modern artists like Paolo Nutini, Amos Lee, George Ezra And fantastic classic tunes from Neil Diamond, 4NonBlondes and Creedence

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

Australian Celtic Festival 2022 and invited back to be one of the headlining acts for the festival in 2023. Also the Scottish Weekend in the West at Overnewton Castle, Victoria

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

I will do my best to accommodate any changes to dates but please provide as much notice as possible. For all events, I understand things rarely go to plan therefore if you have booked me for the evening Im happy to be flexible.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely either my own playlist or happy to work with you to create a personalised one for between sets. If you would like to hire the pa system for after the gig I'm happy to do so and can agree a fee at the time of booking.

How much time do you need to set up?

I typically require 1 hour to set up prior to the performance however I can be flexible and set things up early with music playing via the pa system prior to my performance.

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

I have many set lists to suit events which have been designed over the years. I'm happy to include specific songs you would like however quite often it works best to have a changeable setlist to suit the mood and feel of the evening. If you would prefer something more specific I'm happy to talk through this prior to booking.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I have everything you will need for any event.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

It is possible to learn new songs provided there is enough time to rehearse and play it to a standard you would want at your event. There would be an additional fee of around $50 per song to cover the additional work and rehearsal required.
Musicianship
Genres:
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Easy listening, Acoustic, Covers, Scottish music, Australian music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding proposal, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Burns night, New Year's Eve, Birthday party, Christmas party, Hotel / Restaurant event
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Other skills:
Dancer, MC, Community music worker, Songwriter
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