Fiddlers for hire in Dorset

Hire a fiddler in Dorset 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 31 fiddlers to choose from!

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Hire Jennifer Douglas Fiddler with Encore
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From£225
FiddlerEast Sussex

Jennifer is a professional international Violinist and Electric Violinist. Jen specialises in Weddings and events. Based South-East.

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Hire Henry Webster Fiddler with Encore
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£312.50 - £562.50
FiddlerLondon

#1 Professional Fiddle Player in London.

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Hire Ali Barnes Fiddler with Encore
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£2.50 - £375
FiddlerLondon

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

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Hire Chris Dyson Fiddler with Encore
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From£160
FiddlerPontefract

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

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Hire Steven Faulkner Fiddler with Encore
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£225 - £312.50
FiddlerPoole

I'm a Trad and Contemporary Folk and associated genres performer on Fiddle, GDAD Bouzouki and Vocals based in Poole, Dorset.

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Hire Serena Smith Fiddler with Encore
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£225 - £500
FiddlerLincoln

Serena is a grade 8 classical violinist and fiddle player with 20 years performance experience and a set list that never ends.

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Hire Frank Reid Fiddler with Encore
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From£250
FiddlerWadhurst

Scottish accordion player and ceilidh caller.

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Hire Ian Robertson Fiddler with Encore
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From£250
FiddlerAylesbury

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

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Hire Richard Sanderson Fiddler with Encore
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£300 - £500
FiddlerManchester

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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Hire Phil Underwood Fiddler with Encore
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From£180
FiddlerLondon

Experienced singer songwriter performing folk roots music on melodeon, concertina, fiddle. He can come solo or with a fiddle layer

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Hire Jane Lawrence Fiddler with Encore
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£200 - £375
FiddlerLancaster

Jane Lawrence is a well known Lancaster-based musician performing folk music from around Europe , Scandinavia and the British Isles.

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Hire Alexander Roberts Fiddler with Encore
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£170 - £350
FiddlerSwansea

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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Hire James Patrick Gavin Fiddler with Encore
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£275 - £525
FiddlerLondon

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

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Hire Claire Rhiannon  Fiddler with Encore
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£275 - £500
FiddlerTreharris

Claire Rhiannon is a professional violinist who plays from the heart, guaranteed to create a magical atmosphere for your guests!

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Hire Evan Davies Fiddler with Encore
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From£180
FiddlerLeeds

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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Hire Samantha Norman Fiddler with Encore
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From£180
FiddlerStratford-upon-Avon

Samantha is a freelance violinist working all over the UK. She trained at Birmingham Conservatoire and performs at weddings and other events

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Hire Violin By Abigail Fiddler with Encore
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£300 - £600
FiddlerHastings

Violinist for Weddings, Functions and Session Work. Programmes individually tailored to you. Music Makes Memories.

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Hire Katie Fiddlestix Fiddler with Encore
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£250 - £375
FiddlerBury

Solo violinist and pianist, North West area. Katie is available to perform at social events, corporates, weddings and functions.

Recent reviews of our Fiddlers in Dorset

“Appreciated Steve's prompt communication & his great performance. Thank you”

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Gill hired Steven Faulkner for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Dorset)

“Brilliant. Henry was very professional , generous and a fantastic musician. He brought exactly what I was hoping to the songs musically and I was very happy with the result. I would recommend Henry to any one else looking for a quality fiddle player. ”

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Tom hired Henry Webster for a Recording session (available in Dorset)

“Amazing! I needed a good musician to play at my micro Irish bar and Chris went above and beyond he brought another musician and played perfect songs for our bar and traveled quite far in short notice they were brilliant and I’ve had great feedback from my customers 😁☘️ sláinte ”

1 October 2023
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Enya hired Chris Dyson for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Dorset)

FAQs about hiring Fiddlers in Dorset

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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.

Hiring a Fiddler in Dorset

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Popular genres:
Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Irish folk
Average response time:
1 hour
Busiest times:
March, July, October

How much does it cost to hire a Fiddler in Dorset?

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

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