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Fanfare Finfare



  • Solo trumpet
  • 2 - 6 trumpeters or brass ensemble
  • Diverse range of repertoire
  • Can arrange and play special requests


Finlay is based is in Edinburgh and performs regularly throughout Scotland and UK. Can be available for foreign travel.

Standard Set Times

  • 30 minutes to an hour.

About this Act

Finlay Hetherington trained at both Manchester University and the Royal Northern College of Music studying trumpet under John Miller and the late John McMurray. In 2005 Finlay completed a postgraduate degree in music education at Edinburgh University and has since worked as a musician and educator across the UK, Far East and USA. Over the last few years Finlay has composed and arranged numerous works for solo trumpet and brass ensemble, including improvisations for an award-winning feature film soundtrack, producing music for BBC education at the Edinburgh Fringe, arranging music for BBC One's Rillington Place and has been commissioned to write several bespoke fanfares, including, celebrating the switching on of Edinburgh's West End Christmas lights and a centenary birthday in Iowa, USA. Finlay remains dedicated to music education and coaching groups and was the first musical director for the Edinburgh Military Wives' Choir, worked at St Mary's Music School as a trumpet and brass chamber music tutor and is a brass teacher in a number of Edinburgh City Schools.

Finlay's diverse musical collaborations have included working with DJs, poets, silent film, improvisations for theatre productions, openings of galleries, launch of a new product/design, dinner galas, mask balls to name just a few ...

Set List

These are some examples of repertoire that can be requested: There are a number of styles which may suit a number of different events and occasions.

(Popular Wedding Music)
Choice of Trumpet Voluntary:
Prince of Denmark's March - Purcell
Te Deum Prelude - Charpentier
Trumpet Voluntary - Stanley
Voluntary - Clarke
Bridal March - Wagner
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Wedding March - Mendelsohn

(Popular 'Fanfare' Music for special occasions)

Pastime with Good Company - Henry 8th for 2/3 trumpets
Tannhauser - Wagner
Fanfare for the Common Man
Salut d' Amour - Elgar
Sheep May Safely Graze - J.S Bach
Let the Bright Seraphim - Handel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Amazing Grace - Handel
Ave Maria - Schubert
Ave Maria - Bach
Arioso - Handel
Sonata in D - Corelli
Sonata - Torelli
Heroic Music - Telemann


My Funny Valentine
Over the Rainbow
Georgia On My Mind
What a Wonderful World
I dreamed a dream

Etc Etc

Advanced requests welcome


  • Solo trumpet
  • 2 - 6 trumpeters as required


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