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Wedding Ceremony Musicians for hire in Lanarkshire

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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 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 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 Sophie Rocks Harpist with Encore
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£406.25 - £562.50
HarpistGlasgow

Scottish award winning professional harpist. With years of experience, Sophie is committed to adding that special touch to your occasion.

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Hire Densil Tom Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £525
Singing guitaristEdinburgh

Blessed with a unique soulful voice ready to capture every soul present in the audience ! Can sing even Bollywood(Hindi)

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Hire Paul-Wedding Singer Guitarist & DJ.  Singing guitarist with Encore
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£160 - £350
Singing guitaristGlasgow

One of Scotland's most sought after/highly rated singer guitarists with a fantastic variety of songs to pick from.Real mix of 60s to modern.

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Hire Tsvetelina Likova Harpist with Encore
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£350 - £450
HarpistEdinburgh

Professional electric and acoustic harpist who would love to make your event a magical experience for you and your guests

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Hire Adam Donaldson Singing guitarist with Encore
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£1.25 - £312.50
Singing guitaristFalkirk

Singer/Songwriter based in Falkirk. I gig full-time, performing solo or with a band as well as hosting Open Mic, Quiz & Karaoke events.

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Hire Brian Cattigan Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £487.50
Singing guitaristStirling

Singer/Guitarist. I gig every week all around Scotland. Pubs,Wedding Receptions,Drinks Receptions,Corporates. Keep up with me on the socials

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Hire George Taylor Bagpiper with Encore
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£160 - £200
BagpiperRenfrew

George is a dedicated and talented piper available for weddings, funerals, corporate gigs. Reliable, traditional pipe music.

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Hire Simple Strings String quartet with Encore
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£745 - £995
String quartetGlasgow

Scotland’s top 5-Star String Quartet! Specialising in making the music for your day perfect, we can arrange any music and regularly travel!

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Hire Shonagh Duncan Bagpiper with Encore
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BagpiperBathgate

SCD Solo Piper provides Highland Bagpipe music for any event!

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Hire GeO Gospel Choir Gospel choir with Encore
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£1250 - £4375
Gospel choirStirling

Scottish Family Brand 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Luxury & Destination Weddings 💍 Corporate & Private Events 🥂 Session Choir 🎙

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Hire Robbie Lesiuk Singing guitarist with Encore
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£187.50 - £437.50
Singing guitaristGlasgow

I am a solo guitarist and singer with a folky, fingerpicking style, performing music from the 50s to the present day.

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Hire Ryan Anderson Bagpiper with Encore
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£180 - £260
BagpiperEdinburgh

Ryan is sure to add something special to your event! Take a look and get in touch with any questions!

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Hire Finlay Balfour Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £400
Singing guitaristEdinburgh

Solo performer with over 10 years of professional experience. 200+ satisfied audiences internationally! Don't stress, book the best!

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Hire Arta String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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String quartetGlasgow

Scotland's leading young professional string group since 2008! Pop covers & wedding specialists.

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Hire Eleanor Dunsdon Harpist with Encore
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£406.25 - £593.75
HarpistGlasgow

Award-winning professional pedal harpist and clarsach player. With years of experience, Eleanor is guaranteed to complete your occasion.

Latest reviews of our Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Lanarkshire

Ross McCrindle
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"Ross piped for us on 15.06.24. He pipes for my guests & also piped my wife down the aisle to caledonia and also piped us to our top table. He was absolutely spot on throughout the day and presented himself quite spectacularly. He was on time & very courteous and extremely professional. Highly recommended. On behalf of my wife & I thank you for being part of our day. "

Kane hired Ross McCrindle for a Wedding (available in Lanarkshire)

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Brian Cattigan
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"I have no words to express how amazing Brian's performance was at my wedding. He was a surprise to my fiance and was extremely communicative in helping me to pull off the surprise. He played as a solo guitar and he had us dancing on the dance floor for 3 whole hours. I highly recommend his service and I do not doubt that I will be booking him again in future events. Brian thank you wholeheartedly for making our day so special with your music. "

Xenia hired Brian Cattigan for a Wedding (available in Lanarkshire)

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Connor
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"Connor was brilliant! "

Natasha hired Connor for a Wedding (available in Lanarkshire)

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FAQs about hiring Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Lanarkshire

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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 Lanarkshire

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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 Lanarkshire?

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

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