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Wedding Ceremony Musicians for hire in Cambridgeshire

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Hire Bethany Jane Singing guitarist with Encore
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£500 - £700
Singing guitaristHuntingdon

I love to bring my handcrafted acoustic music to your event, and make it that little more special ❤️ Can’t wait to hear from you!

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Hire David Picarra Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £450
Singing guitaristChatteris

Acoustic guitarist/vocalist. I play songs from the 1970's up until the 2000's. Lionel Richie, James Taylor, Stevie wonder or even Acqua!

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£180 - £280
BagpiperCambridge

Ex piper with the 1st Battalion The Black Watch, with forty years round the world experience.

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Hire Christopher Law Singing guitarist with Encore
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£160 - £360
Singing guitaristSaint Neots

Guitarists, singer performing acoustic covers for any occasion!

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Hire Dan Knight Music Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £406.25
Singing guitaristPeterborough

World Reknowned singer and guitarist Dan Knight can go from bringing life to a party to setting an emotional or romantic mood,

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Hire Joe Bailey Wedding Singer Singing guitarist with Encore
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Singing guitaristHuntingdon

Award-winning wedding singer, guitarist and DJ. Established 2013.

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Hire Elliot Porter Singing Guitarist Singing guitarist with Encore
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£325 - £500
Singing guitaristSaffron Walden

Award-winning acoustic guitarist with an indie-folk vibe. Think the Eagles and Neil Young meets Passenger and George Ezra.

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Hire Martin John Singing guitarist with Encore
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From£180
Singing guitaristChatteris

I am a full-time professional DJ, singer, guitarist & pianist. DJ or live musician or both - perfect for any occasion!

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Hire Elliot Porter Singing guitarist with Encore
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£285 - £450
Singing guitaristSaffron Walden

International singer, pianist and guitarist Elliot Porter re-arranges popular and more obscure songs in his own unique style.

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Hire Nik Lowe Singing guitarist with Encore
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From£200
Singing guitaristBury Saint Edmunds

City Glow // Nik Lowe

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Hire Felicity Meakins Harpist with Encore
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£300 - £450
HarpistSaint Neots

Professional harpist. Graduate of the Royal College of Music

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Hire Michael Murray Bagpiper with Encore
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£160 - £200
BagpiperPeterborough

I have been playing the bagpipes for over thirty years and am available for weddings etc. Currently Pipe Major at Nene Valley Pipe Band.

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Hire Michael Basford Bagpiper with Encore
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BagpiperCambridge

Experienced piper, playing over 20 years across all levels of piping.

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Hire Guy Wilson Bagpiper with Encore
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£175 - £275
BagpiperBury Saint Edmunds

An experienced Highland Bagpiper, I’ll bring that unique soul stirring sound to your event, plus a vowel bending kiwi accent!

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Hire KJ Folk Music Bagpiper with Encore
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£312.50 - £625
BagpiperPeterborough

Looking for a bagpiper and a ceilidh all in one? With over 15 years' experience, I know how to add that extra special touch to your event.

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Hire Chris Totney Organist with Encore
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OrganistCambridge

Organist/Pianist in Cambridge. Available for weddings, funerals, recitals, concerts, exams and private tuition to all ages. Happy to travel.

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Hire Alex Trigg Organist with Encore
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£250 - £400
OrganistCambridge

Experienced and versatile young organist/pianist based in Cambridge and in Kent. Available for weddings, funerals, parties and all sorts.

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Hire Jamie Conway Organist with Encore
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£150 - £400
OrganistCambridge

Conductor, Singer, Accompanist, Répétiteur | Raikes Consort | Choir of St John's College, Cambridge | Organist, St John's School Leatherhead

Recent reviews of our Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Cambridgeshire

“Roy was absolutely fantastic playing at our wedding! We would highly recommend him and the guests absolutely loved it. He was able to play an extra 30 minutes short notice and we appreciate that so much. A very special touch as my family are Scottish so will be a memory we will treasure. Thank you Roy!”

22 March 2024
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Rosie hired Cambridge Bagpiper for a Wedding (available in Cambridgeshire)

“David was great just right for my husbands 60th birthday party. Played the songs requested. We have had lots of positive comments from family and friends saying what a great night. ”

16 March 2024
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Tracey hired David Picarra for a Private event (available in Cambridgeshire)

“Exceptional experience in every way. David is so talented and professional I cannot fault him. His voice is effortless and he is a genius on guitar. I was particularly surprised that having requested a few songs that were not on the play list.. he played them to perfection on the day (with very little notice). Also, David was engaging and connected with audience. The evening was so special and David was a large part of the success. I'll be booking again for any future events. ”

8 March 2024
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Amanda hired David Picarra for a Private event (available in Cambridgeshire)

FAQs about hiring Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Cambridgeshire

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Do you play music during wedding ceremony?

While music isn't strictly mandatory for a wedding ceremony, it's become a deeply ingrained tradition. Its absence might feel oddly quiet and leave some key emotional moments unaccompanied. Live music in ceremonies is used mainly to guide the flow of the wedding. For example, processional music announces the bride’s arrival, recessional music celebrates the union, and interludes provide smooth transitions between readings or vows.

When do you need music in a wedding ceremony?

While the specific timing can vary depending on the length of your ceremony, however as a rule of thumb: Prelude: Around 15-20 minutes before the ceremony starts, soft, calming music begins playing as guests arrive and take their seats. Processional: Music starts right as the first member of the wedding party enters, and continues as the bride walks down the aisle. This typically lasts 2-4 minutes depending on the length of the aisle and song chosen. Readings/Interludes: Short instrumental pieces or calm ambient music can be played between readings or announcements (usually 1-2 minutes each). Vows: Some couples choose to have music playing softly in the background while exchanging vows, while others prefer silence for this intimate moment. Unity Ceremony/Ring Exchange: If you're having a special ceremony like lighting a unity candle or exchanging rings, you might choose a short, meaningful piece of music to accompany this moment (around 1 minute). Recessional: As the newly married couple exits the ceremony, the music shifts to a more upbeat and celebratory tone. The recessional music typically lasts 1-2 minutes, depending on the chosen song. Of course, whichever music you choose is at your discretion as a couple but if you’d like more advice tailored to your vision, please get in touch with one of our experts today.

What is recessional music for wedding ceremony?

The recessional music is the songs that play as you take your first steps as a newly married couple. It marks the joyful end to your ceremony and sets the tone for the drinks reception. Take a look at your blog for inspiration and guides on how to choose the right recessional song for your big day.

How much do wedding ceremony musicians cost?

The average cost of a wedding ceremony musician depends entirely on the type of musician you choose, as well as, other factors such as time of year (peak wedding season being the most expensive), experience of the musician and location of your wedding venue (local musicians almost always the least expensive due to lower travel costs). However, below is a rough guide of prices of some popular musicians for wedding ceremonies: String quartet - £840 Acoustic duos - £650 Organist - £400 Harpist - £350 Singing guitarist - £300 Violinist - £300

Should I have music at wedding ceremony?

Whether you’d like wedding ceremony music is up to you, however, nothing beats the atmosphere live music can create, and your ceremony does set the tone for the rest of your wedding. Live music is great for adding a layer of emotion and intensity to key moments such as the bride walking down the aisle, that pre-recorded music can’t. Another key thing to remember is that with live music, it reduces the chances of technical difficulties as live musicians are seasoned professionals who know how to manage sound levels effectively and maximise the acoustics of a venue. You don’t want to risk pitchy sounds or uneven noise levels during the most important moments of your life.

What music to play before wedding ceremony?

Usually, couples choose to play music before the ceremony as the guests are arriving to create an ambience and set the tone for the rest of the day. Ultimately the choice is up to you, but ideally, you want background music that creates a nice atmosphere but doesn’t overpower conversations as your guests mingle.

How to play music at outdoor wedding ceremony?

There are a lot of great live music options for an outdoor wedding ceremony. String instruments such as violins, cello, and viola are great for outdoor weddings as they have a sharp, directional sound that can cut through background noise in open spaces. Likewise, jazz bands suit outdoor ceremonies as they often feature horns and woodwinds which also project well outdoors. Other ​​outdoor wedding ceremony musicians you may want to consider are harpists, singing guitarists, acoustic duos, and steel drum bands. If you’d like a more interactive experience, consider a roaming band who wander around the venue or dancefloor and perform amongst your guests. Due to their nature of performance, roaming bands are ideal for outdoor wedding ceremonies because they don't need amplification and their sound fills any outdoor space no matter how large.

Hiring a Wedding Ceremony Musician in Cambridgeshire

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Pop, Classical, Jazz
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June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Wedding Ceremony Musician in Cambridgeshire?

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

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