- 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, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Domenico Scarlatti, John Barry, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Ludovico Einaudi and Henry Mancini.
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.
Weddings at the Dalhousie Castle Hotel, Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh, Rufflets Hotel St Andrews, Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh and the Lothian Chambers. Alan also appeared at 'Midfest' (the Midlothian Arts Festival) during September 2013.
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 Get Carter, the Wind Beneath my Wings, Dances with Wolves and Local Hero.
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.
Recent client feedback:
"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" Mr & Mrs Whyte
Click on the video link to the right to see Alan play 'Mallorca' by Isaac Albeniz. Recorded September 2013.
Listen to the audio demos (right) to hear Alan playing the following pieces:
'Cello Suite Number 1 (Prelude)' by J S Bach
'Wild Mountain Thyme' (Traditional)
'Gabriel's Oboe' by Ennio Morricone from the Mission OST
‘Something Good’ (from ‘The Sound of Music’)
'The Wind Beneath my Wings' (from 'Beaches')
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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