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Karen BurciagaClassical Violinist from Medford, MA

Will travel up to 80 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 85 Reviews
  • 186 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2013
  • 13 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $200 per event

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Karen Burciaga is a versatile violinist and fiddler based north of Boston. She performs classical music, pop songs, Celtic tunes and movie themes in many different settings including concert halls, churches, historic homes and colonial taverns. Karen often plays with cello, classical guitar, harp, or bagpipes but is always available for solo engagements. A classically trained musician with a Master of Music degree, Karen has also explored various folk fiddle traditions and has studied Renaissance and Baroque music extensively. She plays with Seven Times Salt, an early music ensemble dedicated to music of the 16th-17th centuries. Her Celtic band, Ulster Landing, presents folk music of Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and Cornwall on fiddle, harp, Uilleann (Irish) pipes and bouzouki. For seven years she was the fiddler for Newpoli, an award-winning Southern Italian folk band. In addition, her knowledge of classical violin repertoire gives her a wide variety of music to select from. Karen is happy to work with clients to find just the right music for each and every occasion.


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Avg 5.0 | 85 Reviews

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Review by Andrew S.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 2, 2022From North Andover, MA

What can we even say! Karen was absolutely fantastic! We reached out weeks before our wedding, she did such a kind call, sent a list of music she could play, and took our recommendations, which she played beautifully! She was so thoughtful in e-mails. She was incredible at the event and played so beautifully. She had to leave at a specific time for a concert that night and played until the last second. If you are considering hiring a violinist for any event, she is truly the best! Thank you Karen for being so truly wonderful! Truly perfect from start to finish!

Review by Sarah H.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on May 24, 2015From Warwick, RI

Karen was EXCELLENT, from day one all the way through to the day of. She periodically checked in with me throughout the planning of my wedding and offered a variety of suggestions for songs which I found incredibly helpful. On the day of, Karen arrived early and played the most beautiful music. I would highly recommend using her for any event!

Review by Kristina R.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 14, 2014From Wells, ME

Karen is a wonderful performer! She offered a large variety of songs to choose from and was very helpful in suggesting songs to be played during the ceremony. She arrived on time, was very professional, and played all the requested material. Our guests loved listening to her music and spoke immensely of her talent. I would highly recommend her services. She helped to make our wedding day perfect!

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  • All I Want is You | U2
  • All my Loving | Lennon/McCartney
  • All of Me | John Legend
  • All of Me | sung by Frank Sinatra
  • All You Need is Love | Beatles
  • Always on My Mind | sung by Willie Nelson
  • Amazing Grace | Traditional
  • Arioso | J.S. Bach
  • Ashokan Farewell | Jay Ungar
  • As Time Goes By | from "Casablanca"
  • A Thousand Years | Christina Perri
  • At Last | sung by Etta James
  • Banish Misfortune | trad. Irish
  • Be Thou My Vision | trad. Irish
  • Beautiful Day | U2
  • Beauty Charming, Fair and Young | Scottish traditional
  • Best Day of my Life | American Authors
  • Blackbird | The Beatles
  • Blue Skies | Irving Berlin
  • Both Sides Now | Joni Mitchell
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight from "The Lion King" | Elton John
  • Canon in D | Johann Pachelbel
  • Can't Help Falling in Love | sung by Elvis Presley
  • The Circle of Life | from "The Lion King"
  • Concerning Hobbits | from "The Hobbit"
  • Count on Me | Bruno Mars
  • Dirty Water | The Standells
  • Don't Stop Believin' | Journey
  • A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes | from Walt Disney's "Cinderella"
  • Erev Shel Shoshanim | Yosef Hadar
  • Everything | Michael Buble
  • Faithfully | Journey
  • Falling Slowly | from "Once"
  • Fanny Power | trad. Irish
  • Fields of Gold | Sting
  • Flowers of Edinburgh | Scottish traditional
  • Fly Me to the Moon | sung by Frank Sinatra
  • From this Moment On | Shania Twain
  • Game of Thrones theme | Ramin Djawadi
  • Gartan Mother's Lullaby | Irish traditional
  • Gigantic | The Pixies
  • God Only Knows | The Beach Boys
  • The Greatest Love of All | sung by Whitney Houston
  • Hallelujah | Leonard Cohen
  • Halo | Beyonce
  • Happy Together | The Turtles
  • Haste to the Wedding | Irish traditional
  • Here Comes the Sun | The Beatles
  • Here, There and Everywhere | sung by the Beatles
  • Ho Hey | The Lumineers
  • Home | Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • Hornpipe from Water Music | G.F. Handel
  • How Deep is Your Love | Bee Gees
  • How Sweet it is to be Loved by You | James Taylor
  • I Do | Colbie Caillat
  • I Choose You | Sara Bareilles
  • I Will | Beatles
  • I'm Yours | Jason Mraz
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring | J.S. Bach
  • Jump | Van Halen
  • Just Breathe | Pearl Jam
  • Just the Way You Look Tonight | sung by Frank Sinatra
  • La Vie en Rose | Edith Piaf
  • Lass o' Peatie's Mill | Scottish traditional
  • Last Dance | Sarah McLachlan
  • "Last of the Mohicans" theme | D. MacLean
  • Like I'm Gonna Lose You | Meghan Trainor
  • Love Me Like You Do | Ellie Goulding
  • Love Story | Taylor Swift
  • Lovers' Waltz | Jay Ungar
  • The Luckiest | Ben Folds
  • Mairie's Wedding | trad. Scottish
  • Make You Feel My Love | Bob Dylan/Adele
  • Man in the Mirror | sung by Michael Jackson
  • Marry Me | Train
  • Marry You | Bruno Mars
  • Matchmaker, Matchmaker | from "Fiddler on the Roof"
  • Moon River | Henry Mancini
  • My Darling Asleep | trad. Irish
  • My Girl | The Temptations
  • Nothing Else Matters | Metallica
  • Ode to Joy | L. van Beethoven
  • One Hand, One Heart from "West Side Story" | Leonard Bernstein
  • Photograph | Ed Sheeran
  • The Prayer | sung by Celine Dion
  • Rewrite the Stars | from "The Greatest Showman"
  • Rights of Man | trad. Irish
  • Say You Won't Let Go | James Arthur
  • Sheep May Safely Graze | J.S. Bach
  • Shelter from the Storm | Bob Dylan
  • Shipping Up to Boston | Dropkick Murphys
  • Siman Tov Mazel Tov | Jewish traditional
  • Skye Boat Song | Scottish
  • Someday my Prince will Come | from Walt Disney's "Cinderella"
  • Someone Like You | Adele
  • Somewhere over the Rainbow | from "The Wizard of Oz"
  • "Spring" from the Four Seasons | Antonio Vivaldi
  • Stand by Me | Ben E. King
  • Strangers in the Night | sung by Frank Sinatra
  • Summertime | George Gershwin
  • Sunrise, Sunset | from "Fiddler on the Roof"
  • Take Five | Dave Brubeck
  • Time after Time | Cyndi Lauper
  • Trumpet Voluntary | Jeremiah Clarke
  • Tumbalalaika | trad. Jewish
  • Watermark | Enya
  • Wedding March from "Midsummer Night's Dream" | Felix Mendelssohn
  • What a Wonderful World | sung by Louis Armstrong
  • When You Wish Upon a Star
  • A Whole New World | from "Aladdin"
  • With a Little Help from My Friends | Beatles
  • Wonderful Tonight | Eric Clapton
  • Yellow | Coldplay
  • You Raise Me Up | sung by Josh Groban
  • You Are the Reason | Calum Scott


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Upcoming Events

February 10, 2023 • English dance
Fri7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Cambridge, MA
February 25, 2023 • wedding
Sat5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Boston, MA
February 26, 2023 • concert
Sun7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Needham Heights, MA
February 27, 2023 • concert
Mon7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Watertown, MA
March 5, 2023 • concert
Sun3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Boston, MA
March 8, 2023 • St. Patrick's event
Wed2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lowell, MA
March 17, 2023 • concert
Fri8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Washington, DC
March 18, 2023 • concert
Sat4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Washington, DC
March 18, 2023 • concert
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Washington, DC
March 19, 2023 • concert
Sun2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Washington, DC
March 22, 2023 • St. Patrick's event
Wed1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Framingham, MA
March 25, 2023 • church service
Sat5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Boston, MA

Past Events

January 29, 2023 • concert
Sun3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Somerville, MA
January 27, 2023 • concert
Fri8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Cambridge, MA

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