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Hire Tony Daniel Bagpiper with Encore
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£250 - £450
BagpiperFolkestone

I'm Pipe Major Tony Daniel Of the City Of Rochester Pipe Band & also a member of The Southern Highlanders pipes & drums

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Hire Petra Hajduchova Organist with Encore
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£180 - £290
OrganistBroadstairs

A classically trained musician with a degree in harpsichord, piano and church organ who enjoys playing repertoire from baroque to pop.

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Hire Lucy May Walker Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £500
Singing guitaristFolkestone

Award winning Singer/Songwriter - book for weddings, birthday parties & everything in between. Stunning vocals & a professional attitude

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Hire Blake Sweeney Singing guitarist with Encore
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Singing guitaristCanterbury

Fantastic Singing Guitarist for classic vibes. I help make your event special. Adding atmosphere, soul and joy.

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Hire Weddington Strings String quartet with Encore
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£562.50 - £1000
String quartetCanterbury

Superb Wedding & Event Entertainment from the UK's finest String Players. Now featured Fever Candlelight Concert Artists for Kent!

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Hire Big Steve Singing guitarist with Encore
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£150 - £350
Singing guitaristMargate

Experienced Acoustic Singer/Songwriter - Performing a mix of classic covers & modern hits! Perfect for that more relaxed, sing-along vibe.

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Hire George Willis Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £500
Singing guitaristCanterbury

Looking for an Acoustic Act to entertain your guests? 250+ Wedding/Function/Event gigs across the UK & Europe! "Live" Live Lounge Artist!

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Hire Abigail Cardwell Singing guitarist with Encore
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£625 - £750
Singing guitaristBroadstairs

Captivating wedding singer who will provide an enchanting musical backdrop to your wedding ceremony or drinks reception

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Hire The Kent Harpist Harpist with Encore
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£195 - £315
HarpistAshford

Perfect for any occasion, I'm an experienced harpist based in Kent who has been performing professionally for many years.

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Hire Leon String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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£375 - £850
String quartetKent

South based quartet for weddings, recitals, parties and functions. Simply put, we provide beautiful and bespoke live music for your event.

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Hire Just Two Flute and Harp Duo Harpist with Encore
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£480 - £800
HarpistFolkestone

Just Two are an award-winning Flute and Harp Duo providing live music for your special occasion; weddings, partnership celebration.

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Hire Ramona Egle Harpist with Encore
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From£240
HarpistWhitstable

Professional harpist and vocalist with a wide repertoire, ideal for all occasions including weddings, parties, corporate events & funerals.

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Hire Marie Kelly Harpist with Encore
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£180 - £500
HarpistDover

From modern to medieval , folk to contemporary , Celtic harp and voice - Marie will be delighted to create a special occasion for you

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Hire Joey Bradick Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £350
Singing guitaristLondon

100+ 5* reviews! Full time musician, specialising in Acoustic Guitar & Singing . Upbeat covers or background music -nothing is too much!

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Hire Phil Short Singing guitarist with Encore
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£275 - £400
Singing guitaristCoulsdon

Phil is a fantastic singer/guitarist from London, performing a wonderful, eclectic mix of stripped-back acoustic rock & pop songs.

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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 THOM Music Singing guitarist with Encore
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£375 - £625
Singing guitaristLondon

THOM is an exciting acoustic singer/guitarist with a broad and surprising repertoire - perfect for your wedding/hootenanny/shindig/soiree.

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Hire Tony Hurst The Piper for All Occasions  Bagpiper with Encore
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£225 - £275
BagpiperWiltshire

Traditional Highland Piper for all Occasions. with over 20 years experience, Full Public Liability Insurance to 10 M and a Member of the MU

Latest reviews of our Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Dover

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"Tony is absolutely first class. A lovely friendly man who is professional and talented on the pipes."

Robert hired Tony Daniel for a Funeral / Memorial service (available in Dover)

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"Excellent"

Philip hired Tony Daniel for a Funeral / Memorial service (available in Dover)

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"Tony was great and the customers loved him! "

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FAQs about hiring Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Dover

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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 Dover

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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 Dover?

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

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