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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 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 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 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 Michelle Jewell Bagpiper with Encore
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From£160
BagpiperCorby

Highland bagpiper and highland dancer.I have been dancing for over 35 years and playing the bagpipes for over 30 years At competition level.

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Hire Rob Muir Bagpiper with Encore
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From£180
BagpiperCorby

Very experienced bagpiper having played for 40 years. Weddings/Funerals/Birthdays/New Year/Burns Night/Any special occasion

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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 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 Preeti Sharma Organist with Encore
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£300 - £475
OrganistLeicester

I am Preeti Sharma from Leicester. was born and brought up in India. living in UK.I do Bollywood Live and Karaoke,Indian and Pakistani folk.

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Hire Matthew Bason Organist with Encore
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£250 - £312.50
OrganistKettering

Matthew is a hugely popular & in-demand pianist performing worldwide - Musical Excellence and Entertainment whatever the occasion!

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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 Jez Hellard Singing guitarist with Encore
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£300 - £600
Singing guitaristPeterborough

Potent singer, fine guitarist, and simply stunning harmonica player, with the gift of the gab...

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Hire Cheryl Lee Singing guitarist with Encore
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£200 - £600
Singing guitaristPeterborough

A love for singing and an aptitude for performing, Chez Lee will always give a show you'll remember!

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Hire James Lloyd Thomas  Organist with Encore
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OrganistWellingborough

Highly qualified and skilled pianist and organist with 40 years experience as a professional player. Massive repertoire, highly reliable.

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Hire Daniel Proud Singing guitarist with Encore
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£160 - £400
Singing guitaristLeicester

Making a night of music that you will never forget, guaranteed to get the audience singing along all night!

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Hire Harriet Flather Musician Harpist with Encore
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£312.50 - £812.50
HarpistOakham

A professional harpist who adds a memorable, personal touch to events. Approachable & fun, I am 100% committed to you!

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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 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.

Recent reviews of our Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Rutland

“Rob was excellent- piped in the haggis for a pub Burns night event and everyone was bowled over. Super friendly to deal with on top of excellent piping”

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Rebecca hired Rob Muir for a Burns night (available in Rutland)

“Booked KJ for an awesome burns night at my pub. Have already booked in for next year!!”

25 January 2024
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Josh hired KJ Folk Music for a Burns night (available in Rutland)

“Rob was just brilliant. We’d certainly book him again ”

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Jay hired Rob Muir for a Burns night (available in Rutland)

FAQs about hiring Wedding Ceremony Musicians in Rutland

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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 Rutland

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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 Rutland?

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

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