- Solo classical guitarist
- 30 years experience
- Wide repertoire including classical/contemporary/film themes
- Unobtrusive – solo classical guitar with small amplifier/speaker
- Ideal for small events/wedding ceremonies
Prices range from £150 to £500
Alan has been playing and studying the classical guitar for over 30 years and performs classical and contemporary guitar music including popular film themes for intimate venues and events. The unobtrusive nature of his act – solo classical guitar (with small amplifier/speaker where required) makes him Ideal for a variety of intimate occasions such as drinks receptions, dinner/garden parties and small exhibitions.
Alan performs intimate classical and contemporary music from across the world. His varied repertoire includes pieces from Spain, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, Ireland, Cuba, the USA and the UK.
He plays music by composers such as JS Bach, Mike Oldfield, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Domenico Scarlatti, John Barry, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Ludovico Einaudi, Henry Mancini, ABBA, Chopin and many more.
Over the years, Alan has developed a number of music projects and has played and recorded various styles of guitar including blues and rock as part of function/instrumental groups. He has also written and performed his own compositions and performed at a number of venues.
Recent bookings include Winton House (Pencaitland), Dalhousie Castle Hotel, The Royal College of Physicians, Braid Hills Hotel (Edinburgh), Rufflets Hotel (St Andrews), Balmoral Hotel (Edinburgh), Lothian Chambers, Stirling Management Centre, Orocco Pier (South Queensferry), Marlin's Wynd (Edinburgh) and Varenna/Lake Como Resort, Italy. Alan also appeared at 'Midfest' (the Midlothian Arts Festival) during September 2013.
RECENT CLIENT FEEDBACK
Annual Dinner Event - September 2014
Hi Alan, thank you - everyone said it was a great night. I've had lots of comments about your wonderful music, so thank you for getting the evening off to such a great start. Karen - Stirling
Wedding, - East Lothian - August 2014
Thank you so much for playing for us. A lot of the guests have commented on how great you were! All the best, Amy and Jonathan
Wedding - Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh - May 2014
Just to say thanks again for Saturday. The music was perfect. Everyone has been commenting on how good you were & how they loved it. Thanks again. Susan and John
Wedding - Rufflets Hotel St Andrews - June 2013
My husband and I would like to thank you for playing at our wedding in June this year. I really enjoyed your playing, it was really beautiful! In particular it was great that you could move between the ceremony room to gallery to the gardens etc to keep up with our guests! Will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a musician for a similar event. Lindsay and Graham Whyte
SEE SAMPLE SET LIST BELOW
Alan’s set list is well balanced and includes a number of well known pieces together with contemporary works including arrangements of popular film themes such as The Lord of the Rings (Main Theme + Concerning Hobbits + May It Be), Get Carter (Main Theme), The Ipcress File (Main Theme) , Dances with Wolves (John Dunbar Theme), The Deer Hunter (Cavatina), Fargo (Main Theme) and Local Hero (Going Home/Wild Theme).
If required, an arrangement for a specific song/piece of music that you would like, can be played at your event.
Alan’s range of classical and contemporary guitar works will provide a perfect musical backdrop to any special occasion/event.
VIDEO AND AUDIO LINKS
Click on the video link to the right to see Alan play 'The Persuaders Theme' by John Barry.
See www.youtube.com/ajrouen for more videos
Listen to the audio demos (right) to hear Alan playing the following pieces:
'Cello Suite Number 1 (Prelude)' by J S Bach
'Canon' by Johann Pachelbel
'Wild Mountain Thyme' (Traditional)
'Gabriel's Oboe' by Ennio Morricone (from the Mission OST)
‘Something Good’ (from ‘The Sound of Music’)
Where are they based?
Based in Eskbank just outside Edinburgh and will happily travel to events across most of Scotland and the North East of England.
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