Hire Violinists Near You in Edinburgh

Violinists for hire in Edinburgh

Hire a violinist in Edinburgh 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 103 best violinists local to Edinburgh here.

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Hire Mary Gristwood
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£180 - £300
ViolinistBathgate

Violinist/fiddle player and caller.

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Hire Fiona Liddell
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£200 - £600
ViolinistDunfermline

Violinist & Vocalist

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Hire Francis Newman
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From£160
ViolinistEdinburgh

Dynamic young violinist based in Scotland. I hold a chamber music scholarship at St Andrews and enjoy playing an eclectic mix of music!

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Hire Isla Ratcliff
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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 Dave Elliot
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£250 - £420
ViolinistLivingston

Dave has wide experience of all varieties of Scottish/Irish music and have performed for numerous functions , weddings , etc.

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Hire Morag Swietlicki
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£2 - £270
ViolinistDenny

An experienced professional freelance violinist, extensive music collection From Bach - Bridgerton. Music for all tastes!

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Hire David Christie
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From£180
ViolinistDollar

Versatile Violinist based in Scotland with experience in all genres of music with a huge selection of music to suit every event.

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Hire Kyle Innes
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ViolinistFife

The first choice wedding/party entertainment in Scotland. Accordionist, ceilidh band and DJ. Ceilidh/Disco package available to suit all.

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Hire Russell Bartholomew
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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 Cristinel Bacanu
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£200 - £387.50
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 Barbara Krajewska
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£437.50 - £712.50
ViolinistHungerford

Amazing Violinist experienced in playing solo for weddings, parties, drinks receptions and corporate events.

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Hire Emma Maria Rushworth
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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 Eleanor Shute
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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 Christopher Heron
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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 CAVE Composer Arranger Violinist Educator
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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 Nadia Violin
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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 Violin for Weddings
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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 Rebecca Young
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£175 - £375
ViolinistLiverpool

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

Hiring a Violinist in Edinburgh

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Popular genres:
Classical, Pop, Bollywood
Average response time:
30 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

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

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

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Frequently asked questions

Are violins popular for weddings?

Yes, violins are commonly played at weddings. Violin music is popular for wedding ceremonies due to its elegance and versatility. Wedding violinists typically play classical pieces such as Pachelbel's Canon in D, Wagner's Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride), and Mendelssohn's Wedding March. Violins are also used to play romantic and contemporary songs, creating a beautiful ambience during key moments like the processional, recessional, and during the signing of the marriage certificate. Electric violinists are particularly popular during drinks receptions as they have a more upbeat vibe. Additionally, violinists can collaborate with other musicians or play alongside singers, enhancing the overall musical experience at weddings. Check out our curated selection of wedding violinists for hire or speak to one of our experts to find the perfect violinist for your special day.

Is one violin enough for a wedding?

One violin can be enough for a wedding, especially for smaller, intimate ceremonies or receptions. A solo violinist can create a beautiful and elegant ambience, performing classical pieces, romantic ballads, or even contemporary songs. A skilled violinist can evoke strong emotions and add a touch of sophistication to the event. However, the choice ultimately depends on the couple's preferences, the size of the venue, and the desired atmosphere. For larger weddings or if a fuller sound is desired, couples may consider hiring a string quartet, which consists of two violins, a viola, and a cello, offering a richer and more layered musical experience. Couples should consider the venue's acoustics and their budget when deciding on the number of musicians for their wedding.

Which songs sound best on the violin?

The violin is a versatile instrument that can beautifully render a wide variety of songs. Here are some songs across different genres that often sound particularly enchanting when played on the violin: 1. Classical Pieces: - Pachelbel's Canon in D - Beethoven's "Spring" Sonata - Tchaikovsky's "Melodie" - Bach's Partita No. 3 in E Major 2. Romantic Songs: - Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" - Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" - John Legend's "All of Me" - Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" 3. Pop and Contemporary Hits: - Adele's "Someone Like You" - Taylor Swift's "Love Story" - Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" - Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" 4. Jazz and Folk Tunes: - Gershwin's "Summertime" - "Autumn Leaves" (a jazz standard) - "Ashokan Farewell" (from the soundtrack of "The Civil War" documentary)

Which is better violin or electric violin?

The choice between a traditional acoustic violin and an electric violin depends on the musician's preferences, the musical genre, and the specific context of use. Traditional Acoustic Violin: - Pros: Acoustic violins produce a warm, rich sound that is often preferred in classical and traditional music settings. Due to their deep resonance, they are well suited for solo performances, chamber music, and orchestral arrangements. With the right technique, the acoustic violin can also be used for a variety of genres. - Cons: They require a microphone in amplified settings, and their sound can be affected by the acoustics of the venue. Electric Violin: - Pros: Electric violins are designed to be amplified and are excellent for performances in amplified settings, such as rock concerts or fusion bands. They offer the option to experiment with various digital effects, expanding the range of sounds. Electric violins are also easier to record directly into audio systems. - Cons: Some musicians find the sound of electric violins less natural or expressive compared to acoustic violins. They might not be the best choice for traditional classical music settings. In the end, the "better" option depends on the musician's preferences and the musical context. Several musicians prefer the warmth and versatility of an acoustic violin, while others prefer the electric violin's versatility. It's common for many violin players to own both types, using them based on the specific demands of their performances.

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