Richard is based in Dunfermline but regularly plays throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK when requested.
Richard Barriball is a pianist and DJ who can also call a Ceilidh, with over 24 years of experience. A capable and enthusiastic musician of considerable professional experience who has composed, arranged and performed in many diverse combinations and styles in many prestigious venues around the UK and abroad.
Arranged wind band music for Jane McDonald, Katherine Jenkins and Carley Stenson (from "Hollyoaks") who in 2008, sung to his band accompaniment for her vocal performance of Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Whistle Down the Wind" which was recorded with the Royal Marines Band of Scotland on their last album "A Night at the West End" and performed in Manchester.
Arranged vocal accompaniments for a host of popular soap acting celebrities from various programs for the annual charity concerts in Manchester's Bridgewater Hall by the RM Band and famous guests.
Arranged two pieces of wind band music for the Edinburgh Military Tattoo including a medley of three tunes from the BBC television hit series "Band of Brothers" which was used in the 2005 Finale where he wrote for the massed military bands, choir, fanfare trumpeters and bagpipes.
Co-wrote a bugle march called "Scottish Royals" which was used on the album of the same name by the Royal Marines Band of Scotland, and on the same album he composed "Caledonian Sunset" which uses the tune of Robert Burns "My Love Is Like a Red Red Rose"; as an accompaniment to the bugle call of "Sunset".
Had a number of arrangements performed in the Royal Albert Hall including the popular operatic song "Time To Say Goodbye" which was performed at the "Mountbatten Festival of Music"; in 2004.
Working for himself in addition to his full time career, he performed piano incidental music at the Forth Radio Awards in Edinburgh and also the Royal Yacht Britannia, both in the same week during Nov 2008, and has often performed on the Royal Yacht.
His repertoire normally includes the following standards: 'Misty', 'Blue Moon', 'Just the Way You Are', Elton John's 'Your Song', and 'Music of the Night' (from 'Phantom of the Opera'). He also performs some classical standards such as Debussy's 'Clair de Lune', Eric Satie's 'Gymnopedie No. 1', and Bach's 'Prelude No.1', (which is often heard as an accompaniment to the song 'Ave Maria').