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Wedding Music Planning

I'm a wedding music planner.  I put together live music for every aspect of a wedding.  Genres include classical string quartets, soloists, harpists.  Chamber ensembles and orchestras.  World music bands: celtic, klezmer/israeli, reggae, ska, calypso.  Jazz ensembles.  Traditional Ceilidh and Seisun (Irish) duos and trios - up to a 5 piece seisun.  Bluegrass bands.  Country bands.  Blues and Rock.  The only thing I do not do is set up DJ or MC services.  For that, you will need to find a DJ/MC professional.  I can make some recommendations of pros I've worked with over the last 30 years. 

My Music Studio

Since 1986, I have been teaching private and group music lessons on mandolin-family instruments and violin family instruments.  Click here to learn more about my studio and register for classes.

Marketing and Sales Consulting

My professional background is the IT side of sales and marketing specifically relating to the natural products and music industries.  I was the Beer, Wine & Cheese Manager at Whole Foods (formerly Bread & Circus) in Hadley, MA for 9 years before becoming the National Sales Manager of Dr Hauschka Cosmetics USA in Hatfield for another 5 years.  I realized in 1998 that I wanted to start my own consulting agency, and have been providing a wide range of sales and marketing services to clients since then.  I design websites and handle the social media accounts for several nonprofits, musicians and natural products manufacturers.  Contact me for a quote, by filling out the form on the sidebar.

Celticado

If you want traditional Irish music for your wedding or special event, then Celticado is the go to band.  Based in western MA, they have over 30 years of performance experience to offer.  Celticado is an all acoustic Celtic band based in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut.  With fiddler Adam R Sweet and guitarist James Bunting, the group specializes in performing delightful music for weddings, parties and more.  While primarily a duo, the band can include Claudine Langille on tenor banjo (pictured), mandolin, guitar and vocals; and Autumn Doyle on bodhran, guitar and vocals.  Click here to listen to some recordings, watch some video and learn more about the band.

The Americana Project

Bluegrass music was my savior of sorts in college when I was casting about for some other way to express my passion for music. I had learned fiddle tunes as a kid studying violin, and played in a contradance band for several years in middle and high school.  I joined a bluegrass band in college and after, a casual adult ensemble called Maple Ridge.  In 1997, Claiborne Woodall invited me to join Swift River, a newgrass band that was performing regularly in Boston and Cambridge.  I played mandolin exclusively in that band.  The Americana Project was born out of the desire to play acoustic Americana for weddings and private events.  Click here to listen to some recordings and learn more about the project.

Fiddle Hill

As mentioned above, I played fiddle in a contradance band for six years as a teenager.  After college, I played for contradances in Amherst, Greenfield and Shelburne Falls with various different established bands.  I formed Fiddle Hill with my friend Brian Bender, a local pianist, in 1995 to get the Northampton Contradance started.  It was 3rd Sundays in the 3rd Floor Ballroom above Fitzwilly's.  It was a lot of fun, but didn't last long due to competition from other dances.  Fiddle Hill now plays for weddings and private parties.  Click here to listen to some recordings and hire the band for your dance!

Mandolin New England

I co-founded Mandolin New England in 2014 with Will Melton, Josh Bell and Dave Folta.  Comprised of musicians from three New England states (MA, RI, CT), the ensemble performs classical music for audiences in western MA and RI.  Our debut concert was at the Town Hall in South Hadley, MA with a performance of the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.  Subsequent concerts at area assisted living facilities, hospitals and museums have ensued.  Click here to learn more about Mandolin New England and join.  It's free!


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