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Ryan Thomson / Captain Fiddle Fiddler from Lee, NH

Will travel up to 3000 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 19 Reviews
  • 40 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 1998
  • 7 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Starting at $300 per event

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My son and I as the "Fiddling Thomsons" are the winners of the 2023 Governor's Arts Award for Folk Heritage, for the state of New Hampshire. Ryan has also been designated a 'Master Traditional Artist,' by The New Hampshire Council on the Arts We are multi-instrumentalists who have performed together for over 20 years on violin, fiddle, celtic wooden flute, banjo, guitar accordion, pennywhistle, ukulele, piano, and other instruments. We are reliable, sociable. and hard working. We perform variously as soloists, as a father and son duo, or we can add band members to create larger ensembles. We specialize in lively ethnic music: celtic, cajun, zydeco, bluegrass, Irish, Scottish, French Canadian, and more. We enjoy playing everything from back ground music for business functions and weddings, to main stage performances with a band. Our music is suitable for family audiences. We teach cajun dancing, and call contra and square dances. We've won numerous other awards for our music making, including a Boston Music Award Nomination for our cajun band, many banjo and fiddle awards, including the Northeast Regional award at the National Fiddle Contest, and the Twin Fiddling Award at the Lowell National Park fiddle and banjo contest. We have been invited for three separate tours to perform in China at the Meet in Beijing International Arts Festival. We have performed as the Fiddling Thomsons at the Bath Folk Festival in England, and at music camps in California. We enjoy gigs involving transcontinental and overseas travel. But most of our performances are in the New England area.


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Review by Cynthia M.

Family ReunionReviewed on September 17, 2023From Lincoln, NH

I wrote a lengthy review on your website almost a couple of weeks ago. Wrote two of them. One for Captain Fiddle and one for George the Magician

Review by Jane N.

WeddingReviewed on December 5, 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 31, 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!

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Song List 

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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

October 28, 2023 • Community Event
Sat7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hollis, NH
September 1, 2023 • Family Reunion
Fri7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Lincoln, NH
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

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