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JULIET WALSHE MUSICIAN

Violinist, violin and viola teacher. DipABRSM.

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Originally from Hertfordshire, I am a violinist, violin and viola teacher based in Redruth, Cornwall. I am classically trained, with a performance diploma (DipABSRM). I have considerable experience of quartet, chamber and orchestral playing, in London, the UK and America. I did a BA in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, and an MA (Fine Art) at Falmouth University.) 

 

I teach violin and viola at Helston Community College, Cornwall, for the Cornwall Music Service Trust (CMST) and privately at home. 
 

I provide music for weddings, birthday parties, events and other occasions. I collaborate with a harpist (Sea Strings Duo), a cellist, a violinist and a string quartet and other combinations.

I have been part of the Bowie Lounge collective. (Musicians, actors and artists including a ballet dancer and a photographer.) We  have performed in Cornwall and Devon since 2013. 

 

I come from a musical family. My mother is a flautist and flute teacher and my father is a composer and clarinettist. My brother is a drummer.

 

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2023

Sea Strings, the Meudon Hotel, Mawnan Smith, Cornwall

Sea Strings and The Bowie Lounge, The Great Estate Festival, Scorrier, Cornwall
Wedding Fair and Showcase at Above the Bay, Falmouth Golf Club

2022

Sea Strings, Woodfired Session, Polurrian Hotel, the Lizard, Cornwall

wedding, with ceilidh band, Ivybridge, Devon

Sea Strings, The Great Estate Festival, Scorrier, Cornwall

wedding at Nancarrow Farm, Cornwall

Sea Strings, the Meudon Hotel, Mawnan Smith, Cornwall

Wedding Fair and Showcase at Above the Bay, Falmouth Golf Club

wedding at Chypraze Farm, Penzance

Sea Strings, renewal of vows St Nicholas Chapel, St Ives and wedding, Lusty Glaze, Newquay

2021

Sea Strings, wedding at Tredudwell Manor, Nr Fowey, Cornwall

The Dream of Henry Blight, The Old Bakery, Truro, Cornwall (with Keith Sparrow  – vocals, Elaine Claxton – vocals/narration, Andrew Harris – Keyboard, Frank Sparrow - Bass)

Sea Strings, Mayor's Ceremony, Holy Trinity Church, St Austell, Cornwall

Sea Strings, wedding at the Tresanton Hotel, St Mawes, Cornwall

Sea Strings, wedding at The Green, Liskeard, Cornwall 

with Kath Williams (cello), private birthday concert, Devon

Sea Strings, The Great Estate Festival, Scorrier, Cornwall
 

2020

Sea Strings, wedding at Carlyon Bay Hotel, Cornwall

with Kath Williams (cello), wedding at Fowey House Hotel, Cornwall

Sea Strings, St Pirans Eve Concert, Newquay St Pirans Festival, St Michaels Church, Newquay, Cornwall

Sea Strings, Showcase for Out of the Ordinary Weddings, at Tredudwell Manor, Cornwall 

Disco Rococo, NYE Party, Redruth - guest appearance

 

2019

Bowie Lounge, AMATA, Falmouth University

Sea Strings, for exclusive wedding suppliers evening, Pentillie Castle, Cornwall

Sea Strings, Wedding Fayre, at Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

Bowie Lounge, Asylum on the Beach, Carlyon Bay, Cornwall

Disco Rococo, Healeys Cider Festival, Cornwall - guest appearance

Sea Strings, two weddings at Nancarrow Farm, Cornwall

Sea Strings, wedding at Gwel an Mor, Portreath

Sea Strings, at Powderham Castle, part of Tunes in the Castle Festival, Exeter

Bowie Lounge, Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall

Sea Strings, wedding at Tregenna Castle, St Ives

Apollo 50, Goonhilly (part of 50 year celebrations of Apollo Moon landing), Bowie Lounge, Goonhilly, (GES), Cornwall. 

Recital with Steph Allen (violin) and Eseld Parker (piano), St Elwyn’s Church, Hayle

Sea Strings, wedding at  Launcells Barton House, Bude

wedding with Tim Smithies (cello) and Devoran Quartet, Rose and Nancarrow Farm, Zelah, Cornwall

Sea Strings, wedding, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

Disco Rococo, Great Estate Festival, Scorrier (BBC Introducing Stage) - guest apprearance

Sea Strings, Great Estate Festival, Scorrier

Sea Strings for wedding at Polhawn Fort, Cornwall

Disco Rococo, Charlies Bar and The Old Auction House, Redruth (EP launch) - guest appearance

 

2018

Bowie Lounge, The Performance Centre, AMATA, Falmouth University

Bowie Lounge, Regal Theatre, Redruth

Sea Strings at the Gyllyngdune Gardens Tea Festival, Princess Pavilion

with cello, wedding, Cornwall

Sea Strings, recital at the Crantock Chamber Music Festival

with cello (Tim Smithies),  wedding, Kea and Greenbank Hotel, Cornwall

Sea Strings*, (Juliet Walshe - violin, Alice Wall - harp) wedding, St Mawes, Cornwall

with Kath Williams (cello), at the Great Estate Festival, Scorrier

Bowie Lounge, at the Great Estate Festival, Scorrier

(*Sea Strings from 2018 onwards Juliet Walshe and Alice Wall)

2017

Bowie Lounge, Phoenix, Exeter

wedding, Launceston

violin/cello duo, Boardmasters Festival, Cornwall

Bowie Lounge, Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall

Bowie Lounge (Keith Sparrow  – vocals, Elaine Claxton – vocals and Toby Seth – Keyboard), part of Lit Fest, The Acorn Theatre, Penzance

with Tim Smithies (cello), wedding Penryn and Enys House, Penryn

Bowie Lounge, the Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

 

2016

3 performances - Bowie Lounge, at the Poly, Falmouth, The Old Bakery, Truro and The Guildhall, St Ives

Sea Strings, (Juliet Walshe - violin, Alice Wall -  harp, and Steve Harris - guitar) Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

 

2015

Sea Strings (Juliet Walshe - violin, Alice Wall -  harp, and Steve Harris - guitar), Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

Gyllyngdune Gardens Tea Festival, Princess Pavilion, Falmouth with cello (Tim Smithies)

Garden Fete with cello, Falmouth

Wedding with cello, Camborne

2014

String quartetA Night of Classical Music, Lemon Quay, Truro 

2013

2 performances - Bowie Lounge at The Acorn Theatre, Penzance and The Poly, Falmouth

Reviews

"Juliet is a great musician with a real passion for playing all types of music, from Bach to Bowie."

Andrew (musician)

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Weddings

"Juliet and her quartet played wonderfully for us at our wedding.  They really added to the atmosphere on our special day.  Firstly, as a violin and cello duo at the chapel that we got married at and then as a string quartet at Nancarrow Farm, Cornwall, during our drinks reception.  So many of our guests commented on how lovely their playing was.  We wanted our entrance music to be a track from Beauty and the Beast and Juliet beautifully arranged this for us.  She was also able to suggest a good selection of other pieces to play during the rest of the wedding service (we went out to ‘All You Need Is Love’) and more general light classical music for the drinks reception.  Juliet got back to us on any queries/emails very promptly and worked really hard to achieve what we wanted.  She also met us at the venue to plan where the group would be positioned and to agree timings of the day.  I would thoroughly recommend Juliet and her group to be a part of your special day!"


James and Ruth

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"Juliet’s beautiful violin playing was a really wonderful addition to our wedding ceremony and reception. She was so generous and thoughtful in making sure the choice of music complemented the atmosphere we were looking for and the sound of strings resonating through the venues brought a very special feel to the day."


Kirsty and Tim

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"We had Juliet and Alice play for us at our wedding at Nancarrow Farm. I cannot recommend them enough. Juliet was a pleasure to communicate with and honestly went above and beyond to make sure their set was perfect for our day. I had no experience of booking a musician and had a rough idea of what I wanted but needed someone to guide me and Juliet did exactly that. Nothing was a problem. On the day they were perfect. It was exactly what we were looking for, from the guests arriving, to my entrance, us leaving as husband and wife and the perfect set whilst guests enjoyed the afternoon sunshine, canapés and welcome drinks. We cannot thank Juliet and Alice enough! 100% recommendation from us!"


Holly and Chris

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Teaching and Guidance

"Juliet is a fantastic teacher with a calm and friendly attitude. My daughter has enjoyed lessons with Juliet since the very first one more than 4 years ago." 
Jo

"Juliet is an inspiring teacher. Her approach to teaching my 9 year old violin has helped my daughter grow in confidence and skill. A gentle and nurturing approach that really works!"

Vicki

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Contact

Please contact me for teaching enquiries or book me for an event
email: julietmwalshe@gmail.com

mobile: 07919 411397

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Repertoire

I provide a mixture of classical, folk and pop for eclectic tastes and discerning music lovers. Specific requests can be provided in advance. Please contact me for other combinations of instruments, eg string quartet, string trio, duo with violin etc.  This list is always being updated.

Eg; theme tunes - Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Game of Thrones, Poldark.

Some examples of Repertoire for Violin and cello (arrangements):

  • Air on the G String from Suite No. 3 in D Major, JS Bach

  • Allegro from Sonata in F Major, Op. 1 No.11, Handel

  • Allegro, Loeillet

  • Andante from Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F Major, JS Bach

  • Andante from String Quartet in A minor, Op. 29 “Rosamunde”, Schubert

  • Arioso from Cantata No.156, JS Bach

  • Be Thou My Vision, Traditional Irish Melody

  • Bridal Chorus from Act III of Lohengrin, Wagner

  • Canon, Pachelbel

  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Menuetto, Romanza – String Quartet in G Major, K. 525, Mozart

  • Gigue from Suite No.3 in D Major, JS Bach

  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantata No.147, JS Bach

  • March in D Major from the Anna Magdalene Bach Notebook, JS Bach

  • Meditation From Thais, Massenet

  • My Heart Ever Faithful Aria from Cantata No.68, JS Bach

  • Presto from Sonatina in F Major, Telemann

  • Rondeau from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, JS Bach

  • Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata No. 208, JS Bach

  • Traumerei from Kinderscenen, Op. 15, No. 7, Schumann

  • Trumpet Voluntary, Jeremiah Clarke

  • Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56, Brahms:

  • St. Anthony Chorale, Siciliene

  • Vivace from Sonata in F Major for flute, Telemann

  • Amazing Grace, American Traditional

  • Ave Verum Corpus from K. 618, Mozart

  • Danza Pastorale, Antonio Vivaldi

  • from Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 No.1 – “Spring”, Vivaldi

  • Gavotte, Gossec

  • Largo from Xerxes, Handel

  • Minuet In G, Beethoven

  • Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9, Beethoven

  • Panis Angelicus from Messe Solonnelle, Op. 12, Cesar Franck

  • Rejouissance, La from The Fireworks Music, Handel

  • Rondeau from Incidental Music to Abdelazer, Purcell

  • Rondeau from Sinfonies de Fanfares, Jean-Joseph Mouret

  • Rondo alla turca from Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331, Mozart

  • Sarabande from Oboe Concerto in G Minor, Handel

  • Scheherazade Theme, Rimsky-Korsakov

  • Simple Gifts, Shaker Hymn

  • Tambourin, Gossec

  • Trumpet Tune, Purcell

  • Water Music Suite:  Air, Allegro, Andante, Bourree and Hornpipe, Handel

  • Wedding March From A Midsummer Night’s Dream,  Mendelssohn

  • When I Am Laid in Earth from Dido and Aeneas, Purcell

 

Violin and Harp -  Sea Strings

  • Symphony, Clean Bandit

  • Rather Be, Clean Bandit

  • What a wonderful World, Louis Armstrong

  • Greensleeves, English traditional

  • Theme to Game of Thrones, Stephen Warbeck

  • Nothing Else Matters, Metallica

  • Fields of Gold, Sting

  • All of me, John Legend

  • 1000 Years, Christina Perri

  • Perfect, Ed Sheeran

  • Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen

  • Canon, Pachelbel

  • Somewhere over the Rainbow, Harold Arlen

  • Morning has broken, Scottish traditional

  • Ave Maria/Prelude in C, JS Bach/Gounod

  • With or without You, U2

  • Can’t help falling in love, Elvis Presley

  • The Lover’s Waltz, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason

  • Here Comes the Sun, George Harrison

  • Scarborough Fair,  English traditional

  • How long will I love You, Ellie Goulding

  • The Grenadier and the Lady,  Irish Traditional

  • The Road We Travelled, Misty Dawn, My Darling Asleep, Jay Ungar

  • Traditional Cornish songs

Lessons

I teach classical violin and viola, including reading music and theory. Lessons are tailored to suit the individual violinist and I teach at home. I teach from beginners, to advanced and everything in between. All ages and stages welcome.

 

 


My rates are:
Under 18: £16 for 30 minutes, £19 for 45 minutes, £23 per hour.

Over 18: £19 for 30 minutes, £23 for 45 minutes, £27 per hour.
 

Terms: Block of 4 lessons to be paid in full for on the date of the first lesson (bank transfer) or pay per lesson.

7 days notice required if not able to attend a lesson. 

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