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About Jonathan Buchan

Experienced Organist and Singer available for Weddings and Funerals in any location across Scotland and the North of England.
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I have been involved as an Organist and Singer for over 25 years and have played for over 300 hundred weddings and 1200 funerals for every type of denomination. I am professional in all aspects of my work from start to finish. I am happy to play whatever is required and will offer advice where required. I gain a good reputation from clergy, funeral directors, families and bridal couples for all that I do for them musically.

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Jonathan Buchan 's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Jim A
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent and many thanks to Jonathan

Reply from Jonathan Buchan
1 month ago

Thank you for your kind comments

8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Jonathan played at my wedding ceremony. His music was excellent and he was very professional to deal with from booking to the day itself! I would absolutely recommend anyone looking for an organist to book Jonathan.

Reply from Jonathan Buchan
8 months ago

Thank you so much for your kind review. Means a lot. Honoured to be part of your special day.

Corrinne C
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Jonathan was highly recommended and we booked him after listening to his work on You Tube. Many in attendance commented on how beautiful the music was. He was very professional and we were very happy with the service.

Reply from Jonathan Buchan
8 months ago

Thank you so much for your kind comments.

From other customers:

3 years ago

Hello Jonathan. To hear the organ being played so beautifully meant so much to so many people, myself included. You also have a great singing voice. Thank you for all your help this morning. Would be delighted to have you back at St Andrew’s anytime.

Family D
3 years ago

Jonathan, i was so glad to see that it was you that was playing - i knew things were in the best hands - thank you so much - blessings

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Jonathan Buchan 's Song list

Largo Handel
Largo Dvorak
Nimrod Elgar
Bist du bei Mir Bach
Jesu, joy of mans desiring Bach
Ave Maria Schubert
Canon in D Pachelbel
Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
Trumpet Tune Stanley
Trumpet Tune Purcell
Minuet Berenice Handel
Minuet Alcina Handel
St Anthony Chorale Haydn
Andante Tranquillo Warlock
Air Water Music Handel
Hornpipe Water Music
Ode to Joy Beethoven
Grand March Aida Verdi
Bridal March Wagner
Wedding March Mendelssohn
Chorale and Fanfare Saint-Seans
March Scipio Handel
March Occasional Oratoria Handel
March Rinaldo Handel
Gabriel’s Oboe Morricone
Ashokan Farewell Ungar
John Dunbars Theme Williams
Sheep may safely graze Bach
Andante Fiocco
Au Fond du temple Saint Bizet
La Rejouissance Fireworks Handel
Gavotte Wesley
Panis Angelicus Franck
Elegy Thalben-Ball
Music from the Secret Garden
Andante Tranquillo Mendelssohn
Andante Religioso Mendelssohn
The Dark Island
Ye banks and braes
A Mans a Man
Red Rose
Scots Wha Hae
The Flower of the Quern
Rowan Tree
Dream Angus
Skye Boat Song
Westering Home
Auld Lang Syne
Coming through the rye
Flower of Scotland
Ae Fond Kiss
Eriskay love lilt
Men of Harlech
All through the night
Where’er you walk Handel
Art thou troubled Handel
The Lords my shepherd
Abide with me
How Great thou art
The Old Rugged Cross
Walk with me
I’ll walk with God
I watch the sunrise
All things bright and beautiful
Morning has broken
Do not be afraid
Be not afraid
Hail Queen of Heaven
I, the Lord of Sea and Sky
Eagles Wings
Love Divine
Sing Hosanna

Jonathan Buchan 's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£240
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception.
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Also includes hymns if it is a religious ceremony.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Being able to play what pieces or songs people want.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Many churches and Cathedrals in Central Scotland. Kelvingrove Art Galleries

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Handel and Bach.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Funeral of Johnnie Beattie.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I will be very flexible and fit in with your arrangements.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

I am in the process of offering this service.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up an hour before the event. Won’t probably require the full time.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Our set lists are there to be chosen from. I’m happy to add any pieces to those lists to suit your occasion.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, if I need to bring my own equipment I will do. I will check churches organs before arriving.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I am certainly happy to learn new pieces and songs as required.
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Funeral / Memorial service, Wedding, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Virtual event, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Accompanist, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Singing teaching, Examiner, Arranger, Community music worker
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