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Ryan Thomson / Captain FiddleFiddler from Lee, NH

Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 18 Reviews
  • 38 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 1998
  • 7 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Starting at $300 per event

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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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Review by Jane N.

WeddingReviewed on December 3, 2022From Lake Placid, NY

Ryan and Brennish provided music for our cocktail hour and dinner party reception in Lake Placid. It was PERFECT! They knew exactly how to read the room, and everyone loved the music. The song selections were exactly what we were hoping for (folk) which fit the atmosphere. We loved the variety of instruments -they are both so talented! Ryan was quick to respond to any questions I had in advance of our event. I would highly recommend Ryan and Brennish for any event. You will not be disappointed! Thank you both for being a part of our special day!

Review by HelenMarie C.

CelebrationReviewed on May 15, 2021From Shrewsbury, MA

We were blessed to have this father/son fiddling duo at our small backyard celebration a few weeks ago! After a long COVID year, we decided everyone could use a special festivity and boy was it special!! The music was mesmerizing -many of our guests commented on how relaxed they felt while listening. It was a beautiful Spring evening and their magical fiddle playing made our event one we will always remember! We loved the small educational pieces they planted in between songs - learning about the music gave us an even greater appreciation for the music. Amazing, wonderful, gracious, soft spoken and humble fiddle masters!

Review by Tresa F.

Community EventReviewed on August 12, 2019From Boston, GA

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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  • 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"


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Past Events

December 3, 2022 • Wedding
Sat4:00 PM - 7:30 PM Lake Placid, NY
July 10, 2021 • Family Reunion
Sat2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Lincoln, NH
May 16, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Portsmouth, NH
May 15, 2021 • Celebration
Sat5:30 PM - 6:15 PM Shrewsbury, MA
August 22, 2020 • Wedding
Sat1:00 PM - 7:00 PM Brooklin, ME
August 12, 2019 • Community Event
Mon6:30 PM - 4:30 AM Boston, GA
June 16, 2019 • Father's Day Party
Sun2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Jefferson, NH
March 16, 2019 • Celebration
Sat1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Summit, NJ
March 14, 2019 • Saint Patrick's Day Party
Thu12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Milton, MA
March 17, 2018 • Saint Patrick's Day Party
Sat2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Summit, NJ
October 7, 2017 • Wedding
Sat3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Deerfield, NH
April 17, 2017 • Community Event
Mon1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Dudley, MA

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