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Hire a viol Near You for your event today. 3 of the most professional acts to choose from.

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Hire Sarah Doig Viol with Encore
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A versatile classical double bass player

Hire Cellozone - Judith Fleet Viol with Encore
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£195 - £375

Judith is an exceptionally versatile professional cellist who plays for top London orchestras, studio sessions, weddings & private functions

Hire Maria Dorri Viol with Encore
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£200 - £550

Greek violinist and teacher graduated from codarts Rotterdam. Available for any event and any style needed. Working as a soloist & duos.

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Our musicians are happy to travel and we can provide artists in any part of the UK and Ireland. We regulary send artists abroad to perform accross Europe (and globally) for special occasions. Use the button to the right to get matched with musicians near you.

FAQs about hiring Viols in the UK

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Can any viol play my favourite song?

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

How much time do viols take to set up?

Your viol 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 viol 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 viols 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 viols 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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Classical, Pop, Jazz
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July, August, September

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