Ray Cairney

For over thirty years Ray Cairney has been lecturing and tutoring and performing jazz and classical styles. Studying his craft he passes on his knowledge and talent to students at Newcastle Conservatorium of Music.

Rays love of jazz has seen him perform with some of the most recognised artists both here and overseas.
Glen Campbell, Foster and Allen and the Shadows are but a
few of the artists Ray has performed with.

A well known talent worldwide Ray was especially invited to perform for the Prince and Princess of Wales during their visit to Newcastle Australia. It was at this performance he was invited to play at many more specialty functions both in Australia and overseas.

A true gentleman he has a song list as long as the Nullarbor Plain and can have you humming a ballad to dancing in the aisles in the blink of an eye.


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Ray Cairney Song List

Classical Guitar

  • El testament de amelia
  • El noy de la mare
  • Dedicatoria
  • Queen Elizabeth Galliard
  • Pavanas
  • Romance de amor
  • Recerdos de la alhambra
  • Capricho arabe
  • Maria
  • Adelita
  • Lagrima
  • Scherzina mexicano
  • Sounds of bells
  • Cavatina
  • El Negriyo
  • Concerto D Vivaldi
  • Concerto A Vivaldi
  • Asturias
  • Guardame las vacas
  • Tres diferencias por otra parte
  • Logy partita A minor
  • English suite
  • Sonata A
  • Suite castellana
  • Sonatina meridional
  • Vals Venezolano  


Jazz Vocal Instrumental

  • That's all
  • I'm beginning to see the light
  • I'm confessin
  • A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
  • Autumn leaves
  • All of me
  • Georgia
  • Aint misbavin'
  • Blue skies
  • Makin' whoopee
  • Glory of love
  • It had to be you
  • Till there was you
  • The girl from Ipanema
  • This masquerade
  • Sway
  • Besame mucho
  • Blue moon
  • Crazy
  • I'm in the mood for love
  • Somethin stupid
  • Call me
  • Light my fire
  • Our day will come
  • Night n day
  • Don't blame me
  • Jamaica farewell


  • True love ways
  • Love is all around
  • Dream
  • Raining in my heart
  • Can't help falling in love
  • Looking for love
  • Good bye girl
  • Travelin man
  • Rhythm of the rain
  • What a wonderful world
  • I'd really love to see you tonight
  • Everyday
  • Venus
  • Hooked on a feeling
  • Dream lover
  • Suspicious minds
  • Love hurts
  • Pretty woman
  • Sunny afternoon
  • Fool if you think it's over
  • And I love her
  • Get back
  • Cupid
  • Walk away Renee
  • Sugar sugaret down
  • Rock n roll girls
  • Khe sahn
  • I'm on fire
  • Lets dance
  • Brown eyed girl
  • Yellow river
  • Do wah diddy diddy
  • Glad all over
  • Happy together
  • Please please me
  • Lucky lips
  • Stuck on you
  • Daydream believer
  • Who'll stop the rain
  • I'll be around
  • Stuck in the middle
  • Land down under
  • I'm telling you now