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Wedding Ceremony Musicians for hire in County Derry

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Hire Robert Cupples Bagpiper with Encore
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£250 - £312.50
BagpiperLimavady

Providing professional highland bagpipe services to enhance your event.

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Hire Leon Marshall Singing guitarist with Encore
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£300 - £600
Singing guitaristHarrogate

Leon Marshall is a solo acoustic singer songwriter, with a wide repertoire and a deep soulful vocal he successfully captivates any audience.

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Hire Rachael Brentwood Harpist with Encore
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£295 - £390
HarpistManchester

Magnificent music and a beautiful atmosphere from a first-class professional harpist. Pop, classical, bollywood, Disney, jazz, folk & more ♥

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Hire Gary Thomson Bagpiper with Encore
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£160 - £200
BagpiperGlasgow

Pipe Major with many years of experience offering a friendly, professional service for any event.

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Hire  Dolce Strings String quartet with Encore
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£740 - £1300
String quartetManchester

Dolce Strings is a Manchester & London - based duo/ trio / quartet and provides music for Weddings, Functions and Corporate Events.

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Hire Ross McCrindle Bagpiper with Encore
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£187.50 - £250
BagpiperEdinburgh

Ross is an award winning Edinburgh piper of 35 years. Former Senior Pipe Major of the British Army and lone piper at the Edinburgh Tattoo.

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Hire Andrew Brian Bagpiper with Encore
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£187.50 - £312.50
BagpiperWarrington

Full time, professional Highland bagpiper to hire throughout the UK. Specialist in Weddings and Funerals plus many other types of events.

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Hire Dom Sky Singing guitarist with Encore
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£395 - £645
Singing guitaristIlkley

Classic Singer Dom Sky Bringing Heart & Soul into Every Performance. Recorded track for Winter Olympics 2022.

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Hire Elinor Nicholson Harpist with Encore
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£440 - £640
HarpistManchester

Manchester based harpist providing classical and contemporary harp music for any occasion.

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Hire Craig McIntosh Bagpiper with Encore
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£180 - £200
BagpiperGreat Britain, United Kingdom

The #1 Bagpiper, Wedding Piper, Funeral Piper, Private Events, Burns Night, Hogmany, Parties, Professional Bagpiper, all the United Kingdom.

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Hire Dan J Cobley Singing guitarist with Encore
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£180 - £320
Singing guitaristCrewe

You pick the music and the style, and I’ll add my twist and make your day perfect! From down-tempo relaxed sets, to upbeat floor-fillers!

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Hire Archie Singing guitarist with Encore
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£350 - £700
Singing guitaristManchester

Archie is a solo acoustic musician who is guaranteed to dazzle your guests with his distinctly unique voice and extraordinary guitar playing

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Hire David McRobb Bagpiper with Encore
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£200 - £300
BagpiperMiddlesbrough

I have played the pipes since I was 8 years old played in world championship winning pipebands and also competed as a solo piper

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Hire Sam Easton Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £300
Singing guitaristManchester

Versatile singing/acoustic guitarist for your private party, wedding, corporate event and more!

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Hire Chris Gray - Piper & Pianist  Bagpiper with Encore
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£160 - £210
BagpiperGlasgow

Chris Gray is a Scottish Piper, Pianist, Whistle Player Composer & Tutor based in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Hire Guy Connor Singing guitarist with Encore
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£160 - £480
Singing guitaristManchester

Highly experienced & very professional, Guy delivers Rock, Pop & Soul covers with his deep & soulful voice & intricate guitar playing.

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Hire Liam Paul Singing guitarist with Encore
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£300 - £500
Singing guitaristStockport

Liam Paul is a singing guitarist and a singing pianist and has played over 400 events. He will make your event fantastic!

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Hire Colin Sutherland Bagpiper with Encore
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£175 - £280
BagpiperMorpeth

Colin is a superb bagpipe player with a huge repertoire of memorised tunes

Recent reviews of our Wedding Ceremony Musicians in County Derry

“Absolutely fantastic singer/guitarist. Callum when above and beyond our expectations. We hired Callum for an 80th birthday who sang from a playlist we'd supplied , everyone commented on his performance. Would certainly recommend to anybody and I would definitely hire him again for any event. Thanks Callum you made our party for Mum extra special. ”

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Helen hired Callum James for a Birthday party (available in County Derry)

“Craig was outstanding in every way. His performance made the occasion of my Dad’s 80th birthday so memorable. His communication before the event was excellent and he was incredibly flexible to allow us to keep his appearance a surprise and even put his walking boots on so that he could pipe while walking through Dad’s vineyard at the start. It was theatrical and emotional and I couldn’t recommend him highly enough. Thank you so much Craig! ”

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Fiona hired Craig McIntosh for a Private event (available in County Derry)

“Dan was amazing from start to finish. Very polite and was happy to go along with how the day went. All our guest complimented him and it created a lovely atmosphere. Thank you once again Dan!”

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Malcolm hired Dan J Cobley (available in County Derry)

FAQs about hiring Wedding Ceremony Musicians in County Derry

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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 County Derry

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Pop, Classical, Jazz
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Busiest times:
June, July, August

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

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

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