Song List for Special Occasions

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  • Most tracks from my Billy Thompson Gypsy Style CDs
  • Hours of other popular jazz and gypsy jazz tunes performed with high quality backing tracks
  • Little Annie Ooh by Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia from the new album featuring the National Youth Jazz Orchestra – the actual recording is used as the backing track (minus the violin which will be played live of course)
  • Embraceable You – George Gershwin
  • Django/Grappelli classics
  • Tchavolo Swing (as played on Noson Lawen by Billy Thompson Gypsy Style)
  • A free improvisation is also an option!

Caneuon Cymraeg/Welsh Songs (performed with high quality backing tracks):

  • Calon Lan
  • Dacw ‘Nghariad i lawr yn y Berllan
  • Myfanwy (solo violin)
  • Cân Walter gan Meic Stevens
  • Merch o’r Ffatri Wlan gan Meic Stevens
  • Trywerin gan Meic Stevens
  • Ysbryd Solva gan Meic Stevens
  • Pwt ar y bys and over 100 other popular Welsh Folk dance tunes
  • a Mwy…

Classical/From Musicals (performed with high quality backing tracks unless stated):

  • Air on a G String (Bach)
  • Allegro Maestoso from Water Music (Handel)
  • Ave Maria (Gounod)
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Bach Partita in D Minor (solo violin)
  • Bach’s Prelude No. 1 (Played solo on baritone violin)
  • Bring Him Home (played on an Octave Violin)
  • Exsultate Jubilante: Alleluia (Mozart)
  • Gymnopedie (Satie)
  • Lascia ch’io Pianga (Handel)
  • Meditation (Massenet)
  • Nesun Dorma
  • Oblivion (Piazzola)
  • Pachelbel’s Canon
  • Panis Angelicus (César Franck)
  • Pavane (Fauré)
  • Queen of Sheba (Handel)
  • Spiegel im Spiegel (Arvo Pärt)
  • The Flower Duet from the opera Lakmé (Léo Delibes)
  • The Swan (Saint-Saëns) (Played on baritone violin)
  • Time to Say Goodbye (Francesco Sartori and Lucio Quarantotto)
  • and more…

Pop/Rock (performed with high quality backing tracks):

  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  • Adele (give notice which track required)
  • All of Me – John Legend
  • All Star – Smash Mouth
  • All You Need is Love – The Beatles
  • Almost There – Shirley Bassey
  • Always Remember Us This Way – Lady Gaga
  • American Idiot – Green Day
  • Angels – Robbie Williams
  • Beatles (give notice which track required)
  • Blinding Lights – The Weeknd
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Chasing Pavements – Adele
  • Dakota – Stereophonics
  • Dance Monkey – Tones and I
  • Dancing on my Own – Calum Scott
  • Danny Boy – Eva Cassidy version
  • Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
  • Ed Sheeran (give notice which track required)
  • Elvis (give notice which track required)
  • Everlong – Foo Fighters
  • Every Breath You Take – The Police
  • Feel – Robbie Williams
  • Fix You – Coldplay
  • For the Love of God – Steve Vai
  • From This Moment On – Shania Twain
  • Greatest Day – Take That
  • Hallelujah – Allison Crowe version
  • Havana – Camila Cabello
  • Heaven is A Place On Earth – Belinda Carlisle
  • Hey Jude – The Beatles
  • Imagine – John Lennon
  • Mamma Mia – Abba
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars
  • Moving – Supergrass
  • Nobody Gets Me – Sza
  • No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age
  • Rule The World – Take That
  • Run – Snow Patrol (Leona Lewis version)
  • Shallow – Lady Gaga
  • Someone Like You – Adele
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Eva Cassidy version
  • Strange – Celeste
  • The Pretender – Foo Fighters
  • True Love Ways – Buddy Holly
  • Viva la Vida – Coldplay
  • We Have All the Time in the World – Louis Armstrong
  • When I Was Your Man – Bruno Mars
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles
  • Wildest Dreams – Taylor Swift
  • Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
  • Wonderwall – Oasis
  • Yellow – Coldplay
  • Yesterday – The Beatles
  • You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone – from Carousel
  • You’re Still the One – Shania Twain
  • and More…

Italian Songs played on violin or mandolin (performed with high quality backing tracks):

  • Come Back to Sorrento (Torna a Surriento)
  • Dream on my Eyes
  • La Spagnola
  • O Mio Babbino Caro
  • O Sole Mio
  • Quando Quando Quando
  • Volare

Welsh/Irish/Scottish Folk (performed on solo violin):

  • Paddy’s Rambles Through The Park (slow Irish Waltz)
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast
  • King of the Fairies
  • Morrisons Jig
  • Pwt ar y bys and other Traditional Welsh Folk tunes
  • The Water is Wide
  • Oh Danny Boy

Religeous (performed with high quality backing tracks):

  • Make Me A Channel For Your Peace

Christmas (performed with high quality backing tracks):

and More… With some notice practically any tune required is possible – within reason!

Archebwch pa bynnag becyn sy’n addas i’ch cyllideb gan nodi pa dôn neu alawon yr hoffech chi eu perfformio

Book whichever package suits your budget stating which tune or tunes you would like performed

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