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Benedict Heaney

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A professional multi-instrumentalist & vocalist from Oxfordshire delivering enthusiastically and overwhelmingly positively received performances for the broadest age range, across the spectrum of ability, needs and experience.


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Benedict Heaney
Classical, Folk, Easy Listening, Electronic, Jazz, Rock ‘n’ Roll
Electric Violin, Violin, Piano, Keyboards, Guitar, Singing, Spoken Word

Oxfordshire, UK

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Traditional music education from childhood, graduated from the RNCM in 1993 specialising in electric violin. Then gained further non-traditional education working music circuits with artists across the spectrum. Based in Oxfordshire since 1999, deeply involved in community music making, professional sessions, festivals & gigs in a wide variety of settings - including grass-roots performance spaces, established venues, schools & other community based centres for indie & corporate ventures. Since 2016 trained as Artist working in Dementia Care regularly booked to give performances and hands-on interactive music experiences at care homes and support centres in Oxfordshire.

Song list

When you book instant book, you can leave it to the musician to create a listening experience based on the details you provide, but you can also ask for something specific from the musician's popular songs below. Feel free to ask if there something similar you would love to hear not show below.

Timeless Classical music by:

  • Telemann - selections from the 12 Fantasias
  • Bach - movements from the Sonatas and Partitas & the famous Air
  • Schubert & Gounod’s Ave Marias
  • Faure - Pavane & Sicilienne
  • Satie - Gymnopedie #1
  • Paganini - Cantabile with original orchestral accompaniment
  • and a selection of interpretations of some of Paganini's Caprices

Violin Instrumentals

  • White Cliffs Of Dover
  • We'll Meet Again
  • What A Wonderful World
  • Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime
  • When I Fall In Love
  • Once In A While
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
  • Misty
  • Summertime

From Musicals

  • Over The Rainbow
  • Oh What A Beautiful Morning
  • My Favourite Things
  • Hushabye Mountain

Folk & Popular

  • Scarborough Fair
  • The Wonder of You
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love

Piano/Guitar Singalong & Playalongs

  • All Shook Up
  • Johnny B Goode
  • Bye Bye Love
  • Every Day
  • Swing Low
  • Oh When The Saints
  • I'm Gonna Sing
  • Alexander's Ragtime Band
  • I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside
  • Quartermaster Stores
  • When The Red Red Robin
  • When You're Smiling
  • My Old Man's A Dustman
  • Those Were The Days
  • Yesterday

Original Songs for Children, Family & Learning Support

  • Those Were The Days
  • Yesterday
  • Make Some Music
  • The Song To Get You Out Of Bed
  • Colour Wheel
  • The Porridge Song
  • Shiny Conkers
  • Shaking Song - To Have Fun
  • Hip Hip Hooray
  • The Elvis Crew - Ready Steady Rock and Roll
  • The Owl
  • Creepy Crawlies
  • Snail Song
  • Rapid Fast
  • Number One - The Olympics


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Prices are pay-what-you-want subject to a minimum fee of £30 / $40 per 15 minutes per performer. Corporate bookings start at £75 / $100.

For peak dates like Christmas and New Year, instant booking availability may not be shown, in which case click to send an enquiry to the performer.


All our performers are professional musicians, are personally vetted, and complete a sound check before joining the Lockdown Presents family.

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Serena & Flavio
Benedict is a great musician!He gave us a wonderful, exciting concert, and made us forget the distance and the efforts of this period. A precious gift for all my family! We highly recommend him!!
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Steffen H

Ben has just joined Lockdown Presents, we're delighted to have him on board! He charmed us over Zoom with his violin playing, easygoing manner and clear passion.

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