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James Rippingdale



  • Solo classical guitarist
  • Superb repertoire of pieces from classical, jazz and pop


James is based in Derbyshire and regularly plays around Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and he is happy to travel further afield if required.

Standard Set Times

  • 45 min sets with 15 min breaks

About this Act

James Rippingale is a Classical Guitarist based in Derbyshire, England. He graduated in 2001 from Leeds College of Music with first class honours having won the college Classical Guitar prize. He has gone on to establish himself as a much sort after performer, composer and educator whose recitals and performances have taken him across the UK and abroad including appearing at the GISFAM festival in Geneva as well as concerto performances with the orchestra.

James has been providing Classical Guitar music for weddings, functions, parties since 2004. His large and varied repertoire includes many styles of music from light Classical and Spanish works to arrangements of Beatles songs and Jazz Standards. With over 10 years of experience playing at weddings James is happy to provide music for all parts of your special day including music for the ceremony, wedding breakfast, drinks reception and photos etc. He works with a small amplifier and can easily move around the venue to accommodate different events throughout the day.

Set List

Pachelbel - Canon in D
Bach - Air on a G String
Bach - Cello Suite no 1 (arranged for classical guitar)
Bach - Prelude, Fugue and Allegro
Scarlatti - Various Sonatas
Vivaldi - Concerto in D (Second Movement)
Giuliani - Variations on The Harmonious Blacksmith
Fernando Sor - Mozart Variations
Myers - Cavatina
Gershwin - Summer Time, I Got Rhythm
Shearing - Lullaby of Birdland
The Beatles - If I fell, Yesterday, While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Here Comes the Sun


  • Solo Classical Guitar


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