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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 Mike Bradford Singing guitarist with Encore
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£125 - £325
Singing guitaristClitheroe

Hi! I'm Mike! A professional singer & guitarist performing now for over 15 years, available for a range of events across northern England!

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Hire Maxine Molin  Harpist with Encore
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From£200
HarpistChorley

Maxine is a stunning Harpist based in the North West. She has an extensive repertoire and can create a special ambience for any occasion.

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Hire Andrew Henderson Organist with Encore
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From£180
OrganistBurnley

Organist based near Burnley. Experienced with Catholic, Anglican and Methodist liturgies. Able to play in a wide variety of styles.

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Hire Monzino String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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String quartetChorley

Classical and modern pop remixes // Weddings, parties and private events

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Hire Tammy Wilde Singing guitarist with Encore
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£187.50 - £512.50
Singing guitaristDarwen

Need live music to keep everyone singing and dancing the night away? Or relaxing background music for a calmer occasion? Look no further!!

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Hire Emily Sargant Singing guitarist with Encore
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Singing guitaristHaworth

Emily Sargant is a singer and acoustic guitarist from West Yorkshire in the emerging indie folk/pop tradition.

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Hire Malcolm Smith Bagpiper with Encore
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£160 - £200
BagpiperPreston

Scottish Bagpipe player for hire. Available 7 days a week for weddings, funerals, parties and other events. 30 years experience.

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Hire Des Songsmith Singing guitarist with Encore
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£250 - £500
Singing guitaristPoulton-le-Fylde

Great singer and guitarist playing tunes from classics to right now. Guaranteed to elevate your event.

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Hire DJ ANAVI Singing guitarist with Encore
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Singing guitaristBlackburn

Music for every occasion and always bringing the right vibe! Let the music in and the world out. From bars and clubs to your special event!

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Hire Annette Walker a.k.a. Troisnyx Organist with Encore
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OrganistPreston

The best musician you've never heard! Repeatedly played on BBC Radio!

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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

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Hire Marcus Pike Singing guitarist with Encore
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£150 - £300
Singing guitaristLondon

Experienced and versatile solo singer and acoustic guitarist, who can't wait to make your special day perfect!

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Hire Jukebox James Singing guitarist with Encore
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Singing guitaristSwindon

Solo electric & acoustic pop covers with live vocals & guitar along with custom made backing tracks

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Latest reviews of our Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Lancaster

Craig McIntosh
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"Can high recommend Craig, he was such a lovely gentleman and played magnificently. Wouldn’t have wanted anyone else at this sad time . Thank you so much ."

Debbie hired Craig McIntosh for a Funeral / Memorial service (available in Lancaster)

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Craig McIntosh
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"Fantastic piper and a lovely person. Made sure we were happy with everything prior to the day and a fantastic touch to the wedding "

Louise hired Craig McIntosh for a Wedding (available in Lancaster)

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Craig McIntosh
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"I would highly recommend Craig to anyone. He was kind and courteous from our first contact. On the day he played a wonderful tribute at my mums funeral everyone commented on his professionalism and talent. I will never forget him playing Highland Cathedral at the graveside. Thank you Craig for making our tribute to mum very special."

Shona hired Craig McIntosh for a Funeral / Memorial service (available in Lancaster)

Verified Review, 24 April 2024

FAQs about hiring Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Lancaster

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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 Lancaster

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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 Lancaster?

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

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