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Mrs Ali Barnes
Mrs Ali Barnes

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Instruments: Violin
Genre/Style(s): Folk
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Ali Barnes is an experienced performer specialising in Folk & Traditional music.

As a full time musician, she has performed as a soloist and with numerous ceilidh and Irish bands over the last 10 years in a wide range of venues and settings. Including for TV appearances on: E4's 'Made In Chelsea', BBC1's 'This Week', ITV's 'TOWIE: The Only Way Is Essex' and BBC2's 'Great British Menu' and performing for celebrities including David Mitchell, Jeremy Clarkson, Emma Watson, Charlie Boorman, Trinny Woodall, Noel Gallagaher, Kirsty Alsop, Theo Wallcot, among others.

As a fiddler and singer she has performed at many festivals including Sidmouth Folkweek, Bromyard Folk Festival, Banbury Folk Festival, Chippenham Folk Festival, Wimborne Folk Festival, Crediton Folk Weekend, Alexandra Park Summerfest, Enfield Town Show & BeachBreak Live.

Ali also runs accomplished ceilidh band 'Licence to Ceilidh' (

Now based near Gatwick in West Sussex, Ali is looking for more teaching. Do get in touch if you're interested in learning a new style of music, learning to play in an Irish session (or equally an English / Scottish music session), learning to play by ear, learning traditional tunes in general and learning ornamentation and techniques for best playing folk and traditional music.

Contact Ali

Address: Handcross
West Sussex
Sussex (West)
RH17 6BF
Phone: 07855 050 778
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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