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About Libby & Raddon

We're two classically trained musicians playing a wide range of folk and classical repertoire for concerts, weddings and events.
Acoustic duo
Manchester

Trained in music at the University of Manchester, Libby (violin) and Raddon (accordion, piano and voice) are two young musicians who started performing together in 2020. They have both received the Proctor-Gregg Prize for Performance during their studies, performed as concerto soloists and, between them, have played at the Aldeburgh Festival, in the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and at the Aurora Music Festival across Sweden. They began busking folk music at the end of the COVID-lockdown and have since made this a key part of their repertoire. Alongside, they have a broad range of concert repertoire, including classical pieces for violin and piano (as well as their own arrangements of other works), old and new jazz and popular songs from the shows. In short, something for everyone! The duo have a minimal set up and so are able to bring their music to a wide range of people and settings. Previous experience includes playing for the London-based children's charity Music House for Children's 'Little Birdsong Concerts', for outdoor parties, weddings, private concerts, and on the street when the sun's shining.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Classical crossover, Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, Folk, Ceilidh, Country, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Swing, Modern jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Scottish music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Corporate event, Private event, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Charity event, Church service, Wedding proposal, Birthday party, Hotel / Restaurant event, Christmas party
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Song list

CLASSICAL
Violin Partita in E major - J.S. Bach
Violin Partita in D minor - J.S. Bach
Flute Sonata in E minor, (Andante) - J.S. Bach
Violin Sonata in G major, K301 (Allegro) - W.A. Mozart
Violin Concerto in D major, No. 4, K. 218 (Andante) - W.A. Mozart
Chanson de Matin, Op. 15 no. 2 - E. Elgar
Chanson de Nuit, Op. 15. no. 1 - E. Elgar
Nimrod, from the Enigma Variations, Op. 36 - E. Elgar
Salut d'Amour, Op. 12 - E. Elgar
Sonntags Am Rhein, Op. 36 no. 1 - R. Schumann
Ich Grolle Nicht, Op. 48 no. 7 - R. Schumann
Aufenthalt, D957 no. 5 - F. Schubert
The Sally Gardens - B. Britten
Trade Winds - F. Keel
Suite Italienne (Introduzione) - I. Stravinsky
Czardas - V. Monti
Violin Concerto, Op. 47 (extract) - J. Sibelius
Farewell to Stromness - P. Maxwell-Davies
FOLK:
McCloud’s Farewell
Loch Lomond
Spootiskerry
Hull's Reel
Oblique Jig
Danny Boy
The Parting Glass
The Devon Waltz
Sir Roger De Coverly
The Halsway Carol
The Lily
Fox and Geese
Distum Reel
Boston Sunday
Tabhair Dom Do Lámbh
Kopsin Jonas
Attaboy - Goat Rodeo
Waltz after Lasse in Lyby - Danish String Quartet
Sekstur from Vensyssel - Danish String Quartet
Sonderho Bridal Triology - Danish String Quartet
Vals efter Johannes Hannson från Dalsland
Cold Light - Becki Driscoll
The Knitting Reel - Becki Driscoll
The Lobster - The Gloaming
Souter Creek - Lau
Do People Still Do This - Aidan O'Rourke
I Met Him Only Once - Aidan O'Rourke
Marcos - Kan
Crossing - Talisk
The Hustler - Mabon
Sloe Gin - Bellowhead
(Requests taken)
SHOW TUNES/POPULAR:
Eidelweiss
My Favourite Things
Moon River
Somewhere
(Requests taken)
JAZZ:
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
All Of Me
Autumn Leaves
As Time Goes By
I Wish That I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Misty
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Stolen Moments
My Funny Valentine
Ready Wednesday - Snarky Puppy
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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We sometimes play with a bassist, guitarist or even another violinist, but usually it's just the two of us.

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

We always try to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

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

At present, we don't provide a recorded music option before or between our sets. Hopefully our (live) playing will be enough for you!

How much time do you need to set up?

We can set up really quickly – usually in about 5 minutes! That said, it's nice to arrive early, so we like to do the actual setting up around 30 mins before (if possible).

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes, when we're playing violin/accordion music we can walk around wherever you like.

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

Yes, just let us know if there are any you'd really like to hear.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes, our gear costs are included.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are happy to take requests to make your event unique to you, just let us know in good time!

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£650
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Leah T
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Libby and Raddon played my wedding and they were excellent. Dressed well, were friendly and they arrived in very good time

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Zach A
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

A wonderful performance from a lovely and professional pair. They brought a fantastic energy to our ceremony and drinks reception, and many of our guests offered praise for their repertoire and skill. They learned to perform a piece that was special to us, and played it beautifully. I would 100% recommend them.

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Tessa S
1 year ago, for a Concert in Online Concert
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5 out of 5

Libby and Raddon are enchanting performers. Their playing combines deep, intense lyricism with a compelling and uplifting energy. We felt the joy in their music which was transformative. More please!

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Tom L
1 year ago, for a Private event in Dittisham
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5 out of 5

Libby and Raddon were a joy to work with: they were reliable, polite and gave a polished performance. They came up with a program of pieces intelligently linked into twos and threes, composing the links themselves which worked very well. I made no alteration on their chosen material, this was a first for me. I have put on concerts for over fifteen years so have quite a bit of experience in these matters. My guests left thrilled after the concert.... what more can you ask. These two young musicians are exceptionally talented. I would not hesitate to recommend them and can see them fitting into any musical event. I would have them back at a drop of a hat.

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