Hire Violinists Near You in East Lothian

Violinists for hire in East Lothian

Hire a violinist in East Lothian for your special occasion. Whether you're planning a wedding, party or even a proposal, booking a violinist is a brilliant way to add elegance and sophistication to your event. Our versatile violinists use backing tracks to create a full sound, whether they're playing classical, pop, folk or Bollywood. Browse our 105 best violinists local to East Lothian here.

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Hire Isla Ratcliff Violinist with Encore
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£275 - £375
ViolinistEdinburgh

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

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Hire Emma Maria Rushworth Violinist with Encore
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From£250
ViolinistManchester

I am a an International Acoustic/Electric Violinist. Music and performance is my life. I have played as a soloist and a part of many groups.

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Hire Jordan Garbutt Violinist with Encore
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£160 - £250
ViolinistWirral

Modern, classical acoustic Violinist bringing joy to hearts and souls through mellow, warm tones. Perfect for romantic occasions.

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Hire CAVE Composer Arranger Violinist Educator Violinist with Encore
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£200 - £450
ViolinistWalsall

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

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Hire Christopher Heron Violinist with Encore
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£312.50 - £500
ViolinistSheffield

Northern Irish Singer-Songwriter & multi-Instrumentalist. Playing over 500 events to include the acoustic stage at glasto & BBC live lounge!

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Hire Jools Street Violinist with Encore
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£250 - £375
ViolinistCoventry

A uniquely uplifting wedding experience!

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Hire Eleanor Shute Violinist with Encore
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£250 - £475
ViolinistManchester

Eleanor is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music. Available for solo, chamber, orchestral, session and pit work.

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Hire Richard Sanderson Violinist with Encore
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£300 - £500
ViolinistManchester

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 Rebecca Young Violinist with Encore
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£250 - £475
ViolinistBelfast

🎻 Experienced, versatile violinist. North-West based. Covers Pop, Classical and Folk styles. Takes song requests 🎻

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Hire Diane Merson-Jones Violinist with Encore
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From£180
ViolinistDalry

Diane is a professional musician working mainly in Glasgow. She has many years experience playing in orchestras and with her string quartet.

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Hire Russell Bartholomew Violinist with Encore
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From£180
ViolinistLeven

Fiddle-Stick promise to make your memorable. You’ll hear us play lots of modern rock and pop music on string trio or string quartet.

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Hire Violin for Weddings Violinist with Encore
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£243.75 - £356.25
ViolinistPeterlee

Experienced and professional solo violinist for weddings ceremonies & receptions; corporate events, anniversaries, proposals and more.

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Hire Cristinel Bacanu Violinist with Encore
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£200 - £390
ViolinistWest Midlands

Freelance violin and viola player as well as leader for orchestras, Bacanu Quartet. Performed as a Violinist in Good Morning Britain

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Hire Nadia Violin Violinist with Encore
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£575 - £950
ViolinistRipon

Let Nadia Violin be the soundtrack to your unique love story! From Classical, Pop-Rock to Bollywood hits, she crafts a symphony of Love!

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Hire Gaynor Sutcliffe Violinist with Encore
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£160 - £200
ViolinistClitheroe

Music tailored to pure ambient or ‘let’s get the party started’, sing along environments. Violin, piano and vocals and any requests taken.

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Hire Katie Fiddlestix Violinist with Encore
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£250 - £375
ViolinistBury

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

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Hire Sarah Anne Bush - Music Violinist with Encore
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£325 - £625
ViolinistMexborough

Multi-talented violinist, pianist and musical theatre singer to make your wedding or event the most memorable and unforgettable experience.

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Hire Matt Glossop Violinist with Encore
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ViolinistManchester

Mutli Genre Event Violinist.. High accomplished event violinist performing at private events across the UK and internationally.

Recent reviews of our Violinists in East Lothian

“Jessica was great to work with for our wedding. She was very friendly and quick to respond to any questions we had. She was also really accommodating of our requests. We would not hesitate to recommend her. Thank you so much for playing on our special day!”

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James hired Jessica Tomey Violinist for a Wedding (available in East Lothian)

“Claire was fantastic! Our wedding was total chaos until the last second with plans being changed late on due to poor weather. Claire was an absolute professional. Having only booked her the night before and with little in the way of direction, she came in, got herself set up, no one was available to go through the ceremony with her but she performed perfectly as if we had rehearsed the whole thing many times over. I’m so glad we booked her, it really added sophistication to our small intimate wedding. She also performed an hour of pop/contemporary music afterwards which everyone really enjoyed. I would recommend her 100%.”

18 August 2018
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Aimee hired Claire Taylor for a Wedding (available in East Lothian)

“So many guests commented how great Cristinel was. He really enhanced the atmosphere and created an unforgettable wedding, playing all our favourite songs! No request was too small. Would highly recommend. ”

1 April 2024
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Abbie hired Cristinel Bacanu for a Wedding (available in East Lothian)

FAQs about hiring Violinists in East Lothian

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Are violins popular for weddings?

Yes, absolutely, particularly for smaller, more intimate weddings, one violinist can be enough. A solo violinist can create a beautiful, elegant atmosphere that is loud enough to be heard by everyone without drowning out conversation. However, for larger weddings, you might want to opt for a string quartet or a string duo instead for a fuller sound. If unsure, chat with one of our experts today who talk through your budget, venue and tastes to work out what would work best for you.

Is one violin enough for a wedding?

Yes, violinists are very popular for weddings. Traditional, acoustic violinists are great for wedding ceremonies, evening meals and wedding breakfasts, whereas electric violinists are popular for drinks receptions as they have a louder sound.

Which songs sound best on the violin?

The violin is often associated with classical music, but it's a versatile instrument that can work well with many genres. If you're a fan of classical music, you might enjoy listening to Pachelbel's Canon in D, Beethoven's "Spring" Sonata, or Tchaikovsky's "Melodie". For those who prefer modern music, songs like Adele's "Someone Like You", Ed Sheeran's "Perfect", or Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" sound great on the violin. If you browse through our musicians’ profiles, you’ll be able to find videos of their live performances and their song lists to get an idea of their sound. It's worth mentioning, however, that our violinists are skilled professionals who are committed to making sure you have a great night and are more than willing to take requests if you can’t find your favourite song on their profile.

Which is better violin or electric violin?

Choosing between a traditional acoustic violin and an electric violin depends on factors like venue size, acoustics, and budget. Acoustic violins produce a warm sound but may not project well in larger spaces. Electric violins can amplify sound and offer digital effects, but some argue they lack natural expression. Ultimately, what works best will depend on your preferences and many of our violinists own both acoustic and electric so browse our collection of violinists today to see what might work best for you.

Hiring a Violinist in East Lothian

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Popular genres:
Classical, Pop, Jazz
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38 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Violinist in East Lothian?

The typical price for a Violinist is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£310
£££High-end£400+

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