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Fiddlers for hire in the UK

Hire a fiddler in the UK today! Though technically a violin, fiddlers produce a bright, woody tone on their instrument with more folk style than a typical violinist. So, if you’re ready to dance a jig at your next private event, birthday party, or corporate event, you have 48 fiddlers to choose from!

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£180 - £350

A London born multi-instrumentalist, he creates folk music that dances the line between tradition and irreverence.

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£200 - £300

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

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£150 - £250

An experienced performer specialising in Folk & Traditional music - available for bookings and teaching.

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£150 - £320

Professional Violinist and Folk Fiddle Player

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£150 - £300

Joe is a violinist, Scottish fiddler and violist who performs and teaches around the north-east of Scotland.

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£160 - £250

Experienced fiddler and caller

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Chris is a traditional Irish fiddler, octave mandola, singer. 35yrs experienece of anything celtic, ceilis etc.

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Emma is a versatile and skilled musician whose style is rooted in folk but has played rock, blues, pop and even dance hits in nightclubs!

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£160 - £400
FiddlerWest of Ireland

Fiddle/Guitarist/vocalist based in west of Ireland. World travelled and years of experience in stage performance

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£190 - £300

An experienced and professional solo violinist for weddings, parties, anniversaries, proposals and more.

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£300 - £500

Richard is a highly accomplished gigging musician based in Manchester. His main instrument is the violin and can play all styles on request.

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£250 - £450

Royal Music Entertainment provides Harpists, String Quartets, Trios, Duos as well as Solo Violin and Cello Performers.

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Highly experienced multi-instrumentalist (accordion, fiddle, piano) specialising in Scottish ceilidh, weddings, balls, etc. Solo, duo, trio

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£165 - £320
FiddlerNewcastle upon Tyne

Violinist, oboist and singer based in Newcastle, I specialise in traditional and classical musics.

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£160 - £350

High-class bespoke music for your special occasion. Nothing beats a solo violin! Perfectly tailored to delight and entertain your guests.

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I play mandolin, guitar, tenor banjo and fiddle and sing. I am an experienced folk and bluegrass musician and have toured the UK and Europe.

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Scottish accordion player and ceilidh caller.

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£200 - £320

*Authenticity Brings Wow and Wonder* Violinist for Weddings, Functions and Session Work. Programmes individually tailored to you.

Fiddlers available across the UK and Ireland


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Popular genres:
Folk, Irish rock
Average response time:
46 hours
Busiest times:
July, October, November

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Bear in mind: musicians typically play for 45 mins with a 15 min break per hour.

Frequently asked questions

Can any fiddler play my favourite song?

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

How much time do fiddlers take to set up?

Your fiddler 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 fiddler 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 fiddlers 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 fiddlers will already have a PAT inspection certificate for their musical equipment/PA system, which they can provide to your venue if they need it.

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