I love performing for older adult groups at senior centers, assisted living communities, nursing homes and day programs. I typically perform a one-hour program featuring Irish folk songs and popular songs known and loved by senior audiences, always including a few sing-alongs. My repertoire of Irish-American classics and ballads is especially popular around March. During the holiday season, I love performing Christmas songs. At other times of year, I play a mix of older popular songs like "Over the Rainbow" and "Tennessee Waltz" and folk songs like "You Are My Sunshine" and "Danny Boy". I'm also working on learning a few Spanish-language songs!

I've performed at nursing homes and assisted living communities all over eastern & central Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I usually schedule performances for weekday afternoons, but if I'm available, I'm always happy to come out for a weekend or evening performance. I provide my own small sound system. I primarily perform solo, but for some special occasions I can contract an additional Irish musician (fiddle, accordion, etc.) to perform with me.

Get in touch by phone at 617-651-0892 or email at lstraw.music@gmail.com if you want to talk about having me perform for your community!


St. Patrick's Day performance for the Pepperell Senior Center. March 2017.

Sample Hour-Long Playlist (non-holiday):

  • Molly Malone (Irish)
  • Tennessee Waltz (country)
  • Wild Rover (Irish)
  • You Belong To Me (oldie)
  • Amazing Grace (spiritual)
  • Do I Ever Cross Your Mind (country)
  • Besame Mucho (Spanish)
  • Danny Boy (Irish)
  • You Are My Sunshine (folk)
  • Love Me Tender (country)
  • Over the Rainbow (oldie)
  • Too Ra Loo Ra (Irish)
  • When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (Irish)
  • Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea (oldie)
  • Red Is The Rose (Irish)
  • Beyond the Sea (oldie)

Past Performances:

  • Wingate Residences in Needham, Sharon, Lowell, and Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Belmont Manor, Belmont, MA
  • Christopher Heights Assisted Living Homes in Northampton and Webster, MA
  • Heywood Wakefield Commons, Gardner, MA
  • Groton Council on Aging, Groton, MA
  • Templeton Council on Aging, Templeton, MA
  • Medway Senior Center, Medway, MA
  • Wellesley Council on Aging, Wellesley, MA
  • Pepperell Senior Center, Pepperell, MA
  • Goddard House, Brookline, MA
  • Element Care at Nevins, Methuen, MA
  • Dracut Senior Center, Dracut, MA
  • Ethos Healthy Aging Program, West Roxbury, MA
  • Vero Health and Rehab, West Roxbury, MA
  • Meadow View Center, North Reading, MA
  • Coolidge House, Brookline, MA
  • Rogerson Communities, Roslindale, MA
  • Monarch Homes, Woburn, MA
  • Roxbury Tenants Community, Mission Hill, Boston, MA
  • Mt. Pleasant, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA
  • Landmark at Longwood, Mission Hill, Boston, MA
  • Stonehedge Rehab, West Roxbury, MA
  • Neville Place at Fresh Pond, Cambridge, MA
  • Standish Village, Milton, MA
  • Greenwich Manor, Greenwich, RI

 

Reviews:

"I am the activities director at an adult day health program and Lindsay Straw provided exceptional music and entertainment for our program on two occasions during the holiday season as well as St. Patrick's Day. Impressed is not even the correct word to express how blown away our clients (consisting of mostly frail older adults) and staff were by Lindsay's talent, musicianship, voice, and graciousness. Lindsay is truly one of the most authentic, unique and immensely talented young artists you will ever hear and I very strongly recommend her for all venues.

Furthermore, Lindsay is extremely professional, flexible, kind and an absolute pleasure to work with. You will not be disappointed if you book Lindsay as she will far exceed your expectations. Lindsay went above and beyond for our clients and truly provided an experience and ambiance that I have not experienced with any other musicians and entertainers. Incredible job and a million thank you's to Lindsay Straw!"

- Eric at Rogerson Communities