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Mary Gristwood



  • Solo fiddle player/violinist and ceilidh band
  • Excellent repertoire of pop, classical and ceilidh tunes with band
  • Suitable for small, intimate ceremonies and venues, as well as large
  • Options for acoustic playing as well as amplification
  • Available with ceilidh band, and can call the dances


Mary is based in the Central Belt and regularly plays all over Scotland

Standard Set Times

  • Playing while guests arrive, during the service, and afterwards for drinks reception up to two hours, or four hours with breaks

About this Act

Mary Gristwood is based in Scotland and is available for weddings, funerals, parties and other functions. Her specialism is traditional Scottish tunes, however she can also play classical music as well as modern pop tunes during the service or as background music to help your guests relax at your event.

She can play acoustically as a solo fiddler/violinist, or amplified with backing tracks. Mary has played solo violin in many venues including Edinburgh Castle, Ross Priory, Norton House Hotel and Linlithgow Burgh Halls and also has her own ceilidh band which have played all over Scotland.

Set List

Irish And Scottish Tunes;
My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose
For The Love Of A Princess
Calum’s Road
Hymn To The Sea
Loch Lomond
Casadh An Tsugain
King Of The Fairies
Ag Críost An Síol
Loch Lomond
Dark Island
Westering Home
Wild Mountain Thyme
The Lark In The Clear Air
Danny Boy
Mingulay Boat Song
Loch Tay Boat Song

Martin Wynne’s, Return To Erin, Otter’s Den
Kesh Jig, Morrisons
Old Toasty
Highland Cathedral
The Coolin
Jock O’ Hazeldean
Neil Gow’s Lament To His Second Wife
Ashokan Farewell

Modern Love Songs (Some Played With Backing Tracks)
You Raise Me Up - Westlife
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
All Of Me - John Legend
Halleluyah - Leonard Cohen
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Wings - Birdy
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
You’re Still The One - Shania Twain
Amazed - Lonestar
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
Flying Without Wings - Westlife
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
Angels - Robbie Williams
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Marvin Gaye - Charlie Puth And Meghan Trainor
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Always A Woman - Billy Joel
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Just Give Me A Reason - Pink
Wonderful World - James Morrison
Budapest - George Ezra
Here With Me - Dido
Your Song - Elton John
Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
This I Promise You - Ronan Keating
Everything - Michael Bublé
You’re Beautiful - James Blunt
Perfect Day - Lou Reed
Life With You - Proclaimers
Nothing Compares 2U – Prince/Sinead O’Connor
Everything I Do I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill
She’s The One - Robbie Williams

Classical Pieces – (Some With Backing Tracks)
Pachelbel’s Canon In D Major
The Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Trumpet Voluntary
Ode To Joy
Ave Maria
Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring
Amazing Grace

Movie Themes – Solo Violin
For The Love Of The Princess - Braveheart
Hymn To The Sea - Titanic
Lion King - Finale
Last Of The Mohicans
He’s A Pirate - Pirates Of The Caribbean
Game Of Thrones Theme


  • Solo fiddle / violin
  • Ceilidh band with caller


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