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Mrs Ali Barnes
Mrs Ali Barnes

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


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

Over the last 12 years as a freelance musician, Ali has performed as a soloist and with numerous Ceilidh and Irish bands in a range of venues and settings. Including TV appearences on: E4’s “Made In Chelsea” (twice), BBC1’s “This Week”, ITV’s “TOWIE”, BBC2’s “Great British Menu” and performing for celebrities including David Mitchell, Jeremy Clarkson, Emma Watson, Charlie Boorman, Trinny Woodall, Noel Gallagher, Kirsty Alsop and Theo Wallcot amoung others.

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

Ali also runs the famous ceilidh band 'Licence to Ceilidh' (

As well as organising and performing in this Ali and Philippe Barnes also play as a duo, reciting traditional tunes from across the British Isles on fiddle and guitar and are regulars on the London Irish session scene, playing numerous times each week at pubs across the city.

Contact Ali

Address: London
Greater London
SE23 3BF
Phone: 07855 050 778
Fee (60 minutes): £35.00

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