Wedding Music

Arielle Unger Photography

Arielle Unger Photography

Rachel Joy Barehl Photography

Rachel Joy Barehl Photography

“My gift is my song, and this one’s for you”

Maybe that’s a little corny, but I think Elton John got it right! Getting to share my voice, guitar and music with so many couples on a big, emotional day in their lives is an incredible honor. This may be my tenth (!) year of doing it, but I love that every new season presents fresh challenges, introduces me to more amazing couples and vendors, and often gets me outside in some of the prettiest parts in New England. Not a bad day job, right?

Weddings are unique gigs musically, too. I cover a lot of material I wouldn’t typically play in concert settings, such as classical wedding standards like “Canon in D” or popular love songs like Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” or Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years”. However, a lot of my Celtic repertoire also works beautifully in romantic settings, especially for anyone who wants to honor their family’s heritage, and the folk-rock classics of the 60s & 70s that I grew up playing are timeless hits. And for fans of Americana and bluegrass, my duo covers a lot of upbeat, fun fiddle tunes and country songs, perfect for cocktail hours and receptions. Check out the info below for more ideas!

 

FAQ

  • I am available to perform solo and as a duo with mandolin & violin player Jordan Santiago. In addition to my solo repertoire, we have a constantly growing repertoire of bluegrass fiddle tunes, country songs, and Irish jigs, reels & hornpipes, and more. Especially if you want live music for a longer booking (2+ hours), I highly recommend booking our duo for a more varied, high energy performance.

  • I provide my own sound equipment (mics, speakers, etc.) and can handle events with up to 200 guests (battery-powered available).

  • Here are some of the wonderful photographers, DJs, videographers, officiants and venues I’ve worked with and recommend.


 

Reviews

“Lindsay was the best! My husband is from Northern Ireland, so we knew we wanted to incorporate some traditional Irish music into our ceremony and dinner. When we found Lindsay, we didn’t look at any other musicians. Her voice is amazing, and her blend of traditional Irish songs and pop/folk songs was perfect for us! She was professional and responsive and so sweet! She even learned the song that my husband proposed to me with as a surprise to him when I walked down the aisle. She gave me a recording of it to keep, and it’s so special. Thank you Lindsay!” - Rachel & Luke, July 2018

"I had the pleasure of working with Lindsay first as a bride and as an event planner by trade I was struck by both her professionalism and warmth. I encounter a variety of vendors and manage many relationships, and Lindsay really stands out! She was so easy to work with, never mind beyond talented! After my wedding I was thrilled to able to suggest Lindsay as a great vendor to consider for some of my company events; we host multiple national sales meetings (500+ attendees) each year in addition to a number of client and prospect facing events, and we are always in the market for entertainment. I was able to book Lindsay for a hosted VIP cocktail reception for our top company performers, and again, her professionalism, communication style, and overall business acumen was unmatched. It was a huge hit and I look forward to the next event where I can partner with Lindsay. I recommend her without hesitation." - Ariana M, Athena Health, November 2015 and February 2016

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Choosing Your Wedding Music

Complete Song Lists

Cover Songs

Complete list of my cover song repertoire, featuring folk, rock, pop, indie and country songs from the 1930s to today.

Celtic Music

Beautiful instrumental waltzes, jigs, and airs, delicate ballads, and raucous upbeat pub songs from Ireland and the British Isles.

Solo Instrumental Guitar

Instrumental acoustic fingerstyle guitar, ranging from classical wedding standards to film score melodies, instrumental renditions of popular songs to recently composed Celtic-style melodies.


If you like what you hear, please get in touch! Call me at 617-651-0892 or email me at lstraw.music@gmail.com. Let's chat about your date!