SESSION MUSICIANS & HOW TO BOOK THEM

The folk scene boasts some of the greatest session musicians and unlike many other music genres they are more than happy to add their skills to any production big or small in a professional yet friendly way. If you need their services live or to enhance your recording they are available.

How much do they charge? As a benchmark, For your information, Musicians Union recording studio rate is £130 per 3 hour session but musicians are always happy to consider different studio packages. Live performance fees are by negotiation dependent on your circumstances.

If you wish to be included in the listings below details can be found on our 'advertising' page

SAM DONALDSON - guitar & mandolin

Born in Ireland and now living in Holland, Sam specialises in open-tuning guitar arrangements in the Irish traditional idiom, influenced by Andy Irvine.

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MATT BLACK- keyboards

Regular performer at The New Forest Folk Festival Matt is regarded as one of the top virtuoso piano players around and has recorded with many top names. He also owns Hangover Hill Studios.

For more information - hangoverhill.co.uk  email hangoverhill@gmail.com  tel;07952 601230

GARETH TURNER - melodeon

Northampton based melodeon player who was founder member of Little Johnny England as well as being in the line ups of The Albion Band and The Phil Beer Band. Available for session work.

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GUY FLETCHER- multi-instrumentalist

Experienced musician, a member of The Albion Band, Trad Arr, Little Johnny England and many other established bands. Guy plays anything from fiddle to drums.

For more information; simoncaremusic@iclouds.com

SIMON CARE- melodeon and concertina

Experienced musician, a member of The Albion BandChristmas Show and ceilidh band Tickled Pink.

For more information; simoncaremusic@iclouds.com

NINA ZOLLA - keyboards

Member of Banter.

For more information; simoncaremusic@iclouds.com

TOM LEARY - Multi-instrumentalist

One of the folk scene's most respected session musicians and current member of folk super-group Feast of Fiddles and formerly with multi-million album selling Lindisfarne. Tom excels on the violin, mandolin and guitar, working extensively in The United Kingdom and America.

For more information email tom.leary@hotmail.co.uk