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Ryan Thomson / Captain Fiddle

Fiddler from Lee, NH - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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34 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2004
BOOKED 4 days ago

$300 - $3500 per event
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About
I'm a multi-instrumentalist who has performed full time for over 20 years on violin, fiddle, celtic wooden flute, banjo, accordion, pennywhistle, ukulele, 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 was the perfect choice for our event. He arrived early, used his amazing talents to play his instruments for us for 4 hours, and was very professional and friendly. Having him share his skills with us made the event spectacular! We were so fortunate to find him and would recommend him highly. Tresa Fish

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Father's Day Party

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Saint Patrick's Day Party

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We couldn’t have been happier!! What a GREAT father/son team. Everyone loved it and the music was so impressive and perfect for St Patrick’s Day. ??????

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
Aug
22
Wedding
Brooklin, ME
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Aug
12
Community Event
Boston, GA
6:30 PM - 4:30 AM
2019
Jun
16
Father's Day Party
Jefferson, NH
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Mar
16
Celebration
Summit, NJ
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2019
Mar
14
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Milton, MA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2018
Mar
17
Saint Patrick's Day Party
Summit, NJ
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2017
Oct
7
Wedding
Deerfield, NH
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Apr
17
Community Event
Dudley, MA
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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
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
Contra and barn dance fiddle
New England style, with dance caller
Cajun Zydeco dance Band
trio - 5 piece, with dance instruction!
Gypsy Jazz band
music of Django Reinhart
Twin Fiddle duets
"The Fiddling Thomsons"
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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