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Ryan Thomson / Captain Fiddle

Fiddler from Lee, NH - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$300 - $3500 per event
I'm a multi-instrumentalist who has performed full time for over 20 years on violin, fiddle, celtic wooden flute, banjo, accordion, pennywhistle, and piano. I specialize in lively ethnic music: celtic, cajun, zydeco, bluegrass, Irish, Scottish, French Canadian, and more. I enjoy playing everything from back ground music for business functions, for weddings, and main stage performances with a band. My music is suitable for family audiences.

I can perform solo, as a duo with my son as "The Fiddling Thomsons," or provide a band of various sizes. I also teach cajun dancing, and call contra and square dances. I've won numerous awards for my music making, on fiddle, banjo, and accordion, including a Boston Music Award Nomination for my accordion playing with my cajun band, and the Northeast Regional award at the National Fiddle Contest.

I've been designated a 'Master Traditional Artist,' by The New Hampshire Council on the Arts, and my son and I have won the Twin Fiddling Award at the Lowell National Park fiddle and banjo contest. We are reliable, sociable. and hard working.

We have been invited for each of the past two years to perform in China at the Meet in Beijing international arts festival. We continue to play at many other events across the US from California to New England.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years

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Ryan Thomson (and son!) were absolutely incredible! They were always exactly where they needed to be ... which to me seemed like a miracle considering we didn't have a planner/organizer. They were totally self-sufficient and got everything set up on time AND -- on top of all that -- they played beautifully!!! I'm so glad we booked them for the wedding, it helped make the occasion that much more special. I highly recommend them for any event in need of some amazing fiddle tunes!!!

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Ryan and his son, Brennish could not have been more talented, accommodating nor professional. They were a delight to work with and everyone was delighted to be with them. They created a participative atmosphere that engaged and entertained people of all ages and abilities. We were so fortunate to find them through your website.

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Ryan and Brennish were amazing and made my daughter's wedding very special with their talents of music with all their instruments!!!! They were extremely accommodating, playing at the pre ceremony, then playing while walking the guest trough the woods to our home to the ceremony. He was so flexible dealing with the changing weather conditions . He is so very pleasant and was a joy to work with!!!!

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2016
Apr
3
Celebration
Portland, ME
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2015
Sep
26
Wedding
Waterford, ME
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2015
Sep
19
Event
Concord, MA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2015
Aug
15
Wedding Reception
Rutland, VT
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Oct
25
Wedding Ceremony
Andover, NH
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2014
Aug
31
Wedding
Sunapee, NH
2:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Celtic fiddle - Irish, Scottish
jigs, reels, hornpipes
Celtic Aires - fiddle and flute
for wedding processonals
Cajun, Country, and Bluegrass fiddle
lively hoedowns and waltzes
Bluegrass
solo or band
Celtic Flute and Tin whistle
jigs, reels, hornpipes, more
World music fiddle tunes
international - French, Swedish, Mexican, more!
Old Time 5 string banjo tunes
square dance, clogging tunes
Accordion - lively tunes and songs
strolling folk dance music
Irish Pennywhistle tunes
for set and step dancing
Cajun accordion songs
with cajun band
Singer
Violin
Flute
Banjo
Accordion
Fiddler
One Man Band
Folk Singer
Country One Man Band
Celtic Fiddler
Strolling Violinist
Jazz Violin
Wedding Singer
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Please note Ryan Thomson / Captain Fiddle will also travel to Durham, Epping, Nottingham, Newmarket, Newfields, Barrington, West Nottingham, Dover, Exeter, Raymond, Fremont, Madbury, Northwood, Stratham, Deerfield, East Candia, Greenland, Strafford, Center Strafford, Rochester, Danville, Eliot, Kingston, Portsmouth, Candia, Chester, East Kingston, North Hampton, Sandown, Somersworth.
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