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Alan McMillan

Music

Overview

  • 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

Location

Based in Eskbank just outside Edinburgh and will happily travel to events across most of Scotland and the North East of England.

Standard Set Times

  • Two 1 hour sets plus a 10 minute break

About this Act

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

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

Wedding - South Queensferry - October 2014

Thank you so much – we very much appreciated your music it was beautiful! Kirsty and Ian.

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 Ipcress File' by John Barry on solo guitar.

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’)

Set List

Classical, Contemporary, Films and Themes
A Planxty – O’Carolan
Danza Brasilera – Morel
I Giorni - L Einaudi
Le Onde - L Einaudi
Chiquitita - ABBA
Prelude Cello Suite 1 - Bach
Mallorca - Albeniz
Sonata - A - Scarlatti
Ipcress File - J Barry
John Dunbar Theme - J Barry
Persuaders Theme - J Barry
Choro Number 1 - Villa Lobos
Cadiz - Albeniz
Granada - Albeniz
Get Carter - Roy Budd
Preludes 1-5 - H Villa Lobos
Girl from Ipanema - A Jobim
In My Life - The Beatles
Till There Was You - The Beatles
Blackbird - The Beatles
Milonga Del Angel - A Piazzolla
Romance de Amor - Anon
Wind Beneath My Wings
Cavatina - Stanley Myers (Deer Hunter)
Moon River - Mancini/J Mercer
Woman - John Lennon
Theme from Titanic - J Horner
Verano Porteno - A Piazzolla
Danza del Altiplano - Brouwer
Missionera - Jorge Morel
Going Home - Knopfler (Local Hero)
Something Good - Sound of Music
Opus No 6 in A - Fernando Sor
'Pathetique' - Beethoven
May It Be - Lord of the Rings
Bullitt - Wilton Felder
Mona Lisa
Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
Aconquija - Augustin Barrios
Lord of the Rings Main Theme
Concerning Hobbits
Gabriel's Oboe (The Mission)
From Russia With Love
James Bond Theme
Fargo - Main Theme
Dedicatoria - E Granados
DEE - Randy Rhoads
Wild Mountain Thyme
Loch Lomond
Farewell to Stromness - Davies
Sunburst - Andrew York
Our Last Summer - ABBA
Tubular Bells II - Mike Oldfield
Brothers in Arms - Knopfler
ZZ Song - Satriani
Tears in the Rain - Satriani
Sonata E Maj – Scarlatti
Pachelbel's Canon
My Favourite Things - Sound of Music
Nocturne No 2 (Op 9 No 2) - Chopin
Another Suitcase Another Hall - Evita
Strangers in the Night
Your Song - Elton John
If I Fell - The Beatles
Moonraker - Main Theme
You and Me - Lifehouse
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
You Could be Happy - Snow Patrol
Here There + Everywhere - The Beatles

Original Work/Own Compositions
'Searching'

Lineup

  • Solo Classical Guitar Player (with small amplifier/speaker where required)

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