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 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 Morag Swietlicki Violinist with Encore
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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 Francis Newman Violinist with Encore
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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 Mary Gristwood Violinist with Encore
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£180 - £300
ViolinistBathgate

Violinist/fiddle player and caller.

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Hire David Christie Violinist with Encore
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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 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 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 Dave Elliot Violinist with Encore
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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 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 Kyle Innes Violinist with Encore
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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 Fiona Liddell Violinist with Encore
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£200 - £600
ViolinistDunfermline

Violinist & Vocalist

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Junior hired Fiona Liddell for a Wedding proposal (available in Edinburgh)

“Mary was amazing and exceeded all of our expectations. She made our celebration truly memorable. Thank you!”

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Sheilagh hired Mary Gristwood for a Wedding anniversary (available in Edinburgh)

“Everyone loved the music Mary played and gave a lovely atmosphere to the wedding x”

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Mairi hired Mary Gristwood for a Wedding (available in Edinburgh)

FAQs about hiring Violinists in Edinburgh

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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 Edinburgh

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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 Edinburgh?

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

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