Fiddle player for hire
Available for performances. Photo: Malcolm Harris

Are you looking to hire a fiddle player to perform at your event? I am an experienced performer of Irish, Scottish and English folk music. I began performing on the fiddle as a child, and have been performing publicly ever since.

As Shangavhera, I play pure-drop foot-tapping Irish trad with Sheena Valelly (flute), Paul Kerins (tenor banjo) and Benjamin Trott (guitar). You can listen to us over on Soundcloud, or see our upcoming gigs here.

I play regularly in pubs around Bristol, and am a well known player on the session scene in Bristol, London and beyond, and have spent time travelling and playing throughout Ireland and Scotland, as well as in Europe.

I play regularly for ceilidhs, working with a number of ceilidh bands across the UK.

If you would like live Irish or Scottish traditional music at your wedding, birthday, or garden party I am available for performances — on solo fiddle, or with a band — for all kinds of events. If you would like to hire me as a fiddle player for a full ceilidh with dancing, I can arrange a band (3, 4 or 5 musicians plus a dance caller) to suit your requirements. Please contact me regarding performances.

Full ceilidh band, with caller, for dancing. Photo: Malcolm Harris

Recent and upcoming gigs

1 May — Private garden party, Freshford, Somerset. Solo fiddle.

16 April — Private party (christening), Prego restaurant, Bristol.

19th March 2023 — with Shanvaghera, at Bristol St Patrick’s Day celebrations, St Nick’s Market, Bristol

25 January 2023 — Burns Night recital. John Wills House care home. Solo fiddle.

20 November — with Shanvaghera, The Shakespeare, Totterdown

10 November — The Shakespeare, Totterdown, Bristol

15 October — Three Hares Ceilidh, with Fitty Gomash, Three Hares Farm

13 October — The Shakespeare, Totterdown, Bristol

1 October — Out There Kindergarten ceilidh, 5-piece band

17 September — Brislington Street Party, 3 piece band

17 September — Bowreed Ceilidh, Banwell Castle (private party)

15 September — The Shakespeare, Totterdown, Bristol

10 September — Monkey See Monkey Do Ceilidh, Bridport (private party)

13 August — Bowreed Ceilidh, American Museum and Gardens, Bath (private party)

11 August — The Shakespeare, Totterdown, Bristol

6 August — with Bowreed Ceilidh, Winkworth farm, (private party)

30 July — Ceilidh Tree, Kingston Maurward Wedding venue (private party)