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The Wandering Bard - One Man BandOne Man Band from Alexandria, VA

Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 35 Reviews
  • 76 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2019
  • 6 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $200 per event

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I'm a professional, fully insured, musician with 15 years experience. I play Irish fiddle and acoustic guitar/sing. I have traveled to Ireland yearly to bring back authentic music from throughout the country and played many pubs and sessions both in the Emerald Isle and the U.S. I've also played multiple renaissance fairs and have extensive experience busking/street performing. I have a B.A. in Songwriting and Production from Berklee College of Music and am currently pursuing the masters program. I have full Scottish highland attire and multiple costumes to make the setting for your event perfect if you're looking for something outside of standard formal wear. I'm just as content to be center stage as background music, my ultimate goal is to see you happy. I love unique and challenging gigs so let me know your crazy ideas... I want to hear your biggest musical dream, and I want us to make it happen. What I do: WEDDINGS: Do you have visions of elegant light strings playing as your guests are seated? A dream song you've always wanted to make your bridal walk to? I'm well familiar with performing for ceremonies, bridal walks, cocktail hours, receptions, and adding violin as accompaniment to first dance songs. Let me put together something perfect for your big day. HOUSE PARTIES: Id love to be a part of your gathering of family and friends. Ive played neighborhood get-togethers, cultural nights, St Pats parties, birthdays, you name it. Nothing is more real than being able to bring authentic Irish music to your home, just like its been played for hundreds of years. I can (and have!) be background music over dinner or as guests arrive, or put a special themed concert together for your special someone. I like to think of myself as a traveling Irish pub that will bring you whatever ambience you're looking for, be it raucous or refined. CORPORATE EVENTS: I can be ambient background music during presentations, a point of interest to impress clients, play at your grand opening, or put together a concert as thanks to your employees. Ive done all of this both virtually and in person. FUNERALS: If you have experienced the unfortunate loss of a loved one, it would be an honor to help you celebrate them as you lay them to rest. I have performed in both funeral homes and at gravesides and it is a service I offer with the utmost humility and respect. COVERS: Ive played as a house musician at both Martini bars and Vineyards for many years, playing contemporary music and covers on demand. My profile is directed at Irish Traditional music but I'm well able to perform more standard material if you'd like more modern/accessible music! ENSEMBLES: If you're looking for a group or ensemble, I have a large network of other musicians I can bring to your event. Banjos, fiddlers, flutes, melodeons, guitarists, singers, bodhran, bouzouki...even Irish dancers! LESSONS: I'm an experienced music teacher on both guitar, fiddle/violin, songwriting and music theory. Ive taught both in person and virtually using a host of platforms (Zoom, Skype, Facetime, etc). What I am: I am organized, respectful, friendly, and on time. I am art focused. Bringing you the music you need is my primary concern and I am always willing to work within your budget. You will be treated like a respected friend as I do everything I can to make your dream a reality. You will receive the service you expect of an experienced professional in their field while enjoying every part of the experience. What I'm not: I am not a classically trained violinist that learned a couple Irish tunes for diversity's sake. I'm an authentic Irish musician well versed in the nuances of traditional Irish folk music. I do not show up 5 minutes before your event starts or let your emails sit in my inbox for weeks at a time before responding, you will receive timely coordination and a well prepared musician. Be bold, be kind, and safe travels...wherever your wandering takes you! FaceBook: Instagram: YouTube: Website:


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Avg 5.0 | 35 Reviews

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Review by Diane R.

FuneralReviewed on April 23, 2023From Frederick, MD

We were blessed to have Brandon as a Celtic musician at a Celtic Wormans funeral. He was a big hit! Everyone loved him. Beautiful voice! Even performed two songs replacing the names within the song as a specialty item for us, and he did it with ease. Highly recommend the wandering barn.

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It was a humble and charming experience to help Diane celebrate the life of her friend Maureen. Hearing all the stories of her growing up and her time with the Rockaway girls was lovely. Best wishes and peace and joy to all her friends and family, thank you for letting me into this part of your lives.

Review by Kim e.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on March 14, 2023From Miami, FL

Brandon was fantastic! he played the entire time and really brought our booth to the next level. He is so talented!

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Kimberly and her staff put on an amazing event. The pop up Irish bar that they created was lovelier than some of the brick and mortar ones Ive been too! Her and her staff were super friendly and fun to play for and the event itself (a very high end culinary exhibit) was an experience to say the least. A big thank you to the Eurest team for having me and for making such an effort to ensure that their Irish booth was well represented. Slainte!

Review by Ryan K.

Restaurant EventReviewed on March 19, 2023From Culpeper, VA

Friendly and Professional, interacted with the Crowd, and an excellent talent. We would certainly like to have him back.

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Ryan, his staff and patrons were veritable dream clients… engaged, kind, thoughtful… I performed in their brewery and it was a lovely way to wrap up a (very) hectic St Patrick’s day week. I can’t recommend Old House Vineyards enough if you’re in the Culpeper area. They have all built something magical out there. Looking forward to coming back and seeing grandma dance again, thank you for having me!

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Song List

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  • Star of the County Down
  • Loch Lomond
  • There were roses
  • Lakes of Pontchartrain
  • Galway Shawl
  • The Foggy Dew
  • Rocks of Bawn
  • Blind Mary
  • the Hut on Staffin Island / Calum's Road
  • A boys lament for his dragon
  • Nancy Spain
  • Loch Tay boat song
  • Rosin the Bow
  • Roddy McCorley
  • Inisheer
  • Ashokan Farewell | Jay Unger
  • The Sky Boat Song | Bear McCreary
  • Amazing Grace
  • The Mountain Road
  • Calliope House
  • Si beag, Si More
  • The Wellarman
  • Fields of Athenry
  • Whiskey in the Jar
  • Hector the Hero | J. Scott Skinner
  • St Anne's reel
  • the Tailors Twist hornpipe
  • Josefins Waltz
  • Franks reel
  • Dirty Old Town
  • The merry blacksmith
  • The Derry Air
  • Scotland the Brave
  • By the rising of the moon
  • Lord Franklin
  • Wild Rover
  • Irish Washerwoman
  • Jessica's polka


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Upcoming Events

June 24, 2023 • Celebration
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Richmond, VA
June 30, 2023 • Restaurant Event
Fri5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Brandy Station, VA
July 14, 2023 • Private Party
Fri1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Gainesville, VA
August 13, 2023 • Restaurant Event
Sun2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Brandy Station, VA
September 22, 2023 • Private Party
Fri1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Gainesville, VA
November 17, 2023 • Private Party
Fri1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Gainesville, VA
December 1, 2023 • Christmas Party
Fri6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Avondale, PA

Past Events

May 12, 2023 • Private Party
Fri1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Gainesville, VA
May 3, 2023 • Celebration
Wed1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Severna Park, MD
April 29, 2023 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Gambrills, MD
April 23, 2023 • Funeral
Sun1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Frederick, MD
April 15, 2023 • Restaurant Event
Sat5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Waldorf, MD

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