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Composers for hire in Edinburgh

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Hire Isla Ratcliff Composer with Encore
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£275 - £375
ComposerEdinburgh

Isla Ratcliff is a Scottish fiddle player, singer and composer, with a background in classical violin and piano.

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Hire Julian Wagstaff Composer with Encore
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From£180
ComposerEdinburgh

Julian Wagstaff is a composer of classical music, opera, musical theatre and songs. He also plays guitar. He lives and works in Edinburgh.

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Hire Chris Hutchings Composer with Encore
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From£200
ComposerEdinburgh

Award-winning choral composer, available to write new works and arrangements for any kind of group, from youth choirs to professionals.

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Hire Fiona Rutherford Composer with Encore
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From£180
ComposerEdinburgh

Fiona is a highly versatile and modern harpist based in Edinburgh, who looks forward to chatting to you about music for your event.

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Hire Gary Coupland  Composer with Encore
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£250 - £450
ComposerEdinburgh

Let's get the party started ! Gary is the No 1 entertainer and wedding band specialist in the Central Belt of Scotland

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Hire Rebecca Cole Composer with Encore
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£80 - £180
ComposerEast Lothian Council

I'm a keyboard/piano player and singer based in Edinburgh. I play a variety of covers in all genres to suit the venue/night!

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Hire Barnaby Tabor Composer with Encore
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£120 - £250
ComposerLeeds

Barney is a classical trained pianist and accordionist based in Leeds working as both a performer and tutor.

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Hire Alec Wares Composer with Encore
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£375 - £625
ComposerManchester

A professional musician for the last 35 years, playing in all genres of music from jazz trio to full symphony orchestra.

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Hire CAVE Composer Arranger Violinist Educator Composer with Encore
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£212.50 - £462.50
ComposerWalsall

COMPOSER ARRANGER VIOLINIST EDUCATOR: CAVE is a violinist and electric violinist available for any event covering all musical styles.

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Hire Martin Jackson Composer with Encore
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£230 - £400
ComposerNottingham

Professional musician, singer and guitarist from Nottingham.

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Hire Craig Elliot Composer with Encore
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£400 - £750
ComposerWigan

Craig is a highly In demand pianist and vocalist from cheshire. He regularly tours with Grammy winning artists. Band options available.

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Hire Tom Anderson Composer with Encore
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From£200
ComposerLiverpool

Live performer, producer & songwriter based in Liverpool. Available for private functions & parties, for more info please get in touch!

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Hire Dan the Sax Man Composer with Encore
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£250 - £570
ComposerManchester

Professional saxophonist available for weddings, parties, functions, and more!

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Hire Tom Gamble Composer with Encore
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£180 - £250
ComposerLondon

Genre-defying and virtuosic, Tom Gamble has engaged audiences around the world.

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Hire Jenny Biddle Composer with Encore
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£250 - £437.50
ComposerMelrose

Multi-instrumentalist, proficient guitarist, Aussie acoustic blues & roots singer and available for weddings and private parties!

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Hire Ivan Varchenko Composer with Encore
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£312.50 - £562.50
ComposerGlasgow

Saxophone, Piano, Original music - don’t hesitate to enquire.

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Hire Peter Hughes Composer with Encore
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From£180
ComposerAltrincham

Pianist/Keyboardist/Vocalist with a wide repertoire, range of styles and experience in a multitude of solo and group contexts.

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Hire Gail Windrass Composer with Encore
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£475 - £775
ComposerBirmingham

Outstanding Vocalist, bringing Heart, Soul, and Joy to your event. Genres I perform: Gospel, Soul, Pop, RnB, Jazz, Disco, Funk. Book me now!

Latest reviews of our Composers in Edinburgh

Alex Lamb
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"Alex has been amazing throughout the entire process - from our initial video call, the string of personal requests made, Alex put together a 25 minute preview video where he brought our requests to life With our d and d wedding theme on the day he arrived in great time, had no issue relocating between 2 rooms that we had set up andour guest's loved his playing during our drinks reception His playing for our ceremony was exactly how we envisioned it and he knew some of our more geeky and niche requests which only affirmed to us that we had chosen the perfect musician to bring our vision and tavern to life!"

Anne hired Alex Lamb for a Wedding (available in Edinburgh)

Verified Review, 25 November 2023
Barnaby Tabor
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"Barnaby added some great fun to the evening and professionalism, playing both from a stage area and roaming around the pub. Everyone really enjoyed it. "

Christopher hired Barnaby Tabor for a Hotel / Restaurant event (available in Edinburgh)

Verified Review, 10 November 2023
Barnaby Tabor
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"We booked Barnaby for our wedding reception, as coming from a French family, we wanted some accordion music in the Parisian style. It couldn't have been any better! Barnaby's playing added a wonderful sparkle to our reception and so many of our guests commented afterwards saying how much they enjoyed the music. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you Barnaby! "

Louis hired Barnaby Tabor for a Wedding (available in Edinburgh)

Verified Review, 28 October 2023

FAQs about hiring Composers in Edinburgh

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Can any composer play my favourite song?

Professional composers will often take requests, but you will need to give them plenty of notice. Please also keep in mind that composers may ask for an small additional fee to prepare songs that aren't already on their song list. You can view the composer's song list on their Encore profile.

How much time do composers take to set up?

Your composer will usually arrive about an hour or so before their performance begins to set up and get settled before they start playing. To avoid any delays, make sure the performance space is ready for the composer prior to their arrival.

My venue has asked for the performer’s PLI & PAT inspection certificates. What are these?

PLI stands for Public Liability Insurance. This insurance covers damage to another person or their property (it is also known as third party insurance). As many of our composers are members of the Musician's Union, they are already covered by PLI up to £10 million. PAT stands for portable appliance testing. Most of our composers will already have a PAT inspection certificate for their musical equipment/PA system, which they can provide to your venue if they need it.

Hiring a Composer in Edinburgh

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Popular genres:
Classical, Folk
Average response time:
1 hour
Busiest times:
May, June, July

How much does it cost to hire a Composer in Edinburgh?

The typical price for a Composer is:
£Budget£260
££Pro£380
£££High-end£500+

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