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Captain Fiddle Music has 3 parts - 1. musical performances, 2. music instruction including private lessons, classes, and educational workshops, and 3. musical products, such as books, recordings, and videos.

1. Performances - Primary in this category is the Fiddling Thomsons, Ryan and Brennish. an award winning father and son duo available to travel world wide. Look us up on You Tube! Besides being active in the New England music scene, we've toured China 3 times, performing at chinese universities and music festivals, at the Bath Folk Festival in England, and many venues state side. Ryan has also toured Ireland with a dance and music group, and taught fiddle at a music camp in Prince Edward Island in Canada.

Between us we've received honors from the National Fiddle Contest, Boston Music Awards, Massachusetts Country Music Association, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Lowell National Park, The West Virginia Appalachian String Band Festival, and others.

Our performing specialties include fiddling, accordion, pennywhistle, piano, banjo, ukulele, ethnic percussion instruments, guitar, mandolin, and celtic wooden flute. Ryan teaches traditional folk dances such as cajun two step, contra dancing, clogging, and barn dances. Our performance styles include: celtic, irish, scottish, french canadian, cajun, gypsy jazz, bluegrass, contra dance, other european, and traditional music of New England.

Our bands include:

The Fiddling Thomsons - an award winning multi-instrumental father and son duo.
The Crawdad Wranglers - Cajun and Zydeco dance music with a band of up to 6 members.
Smoke and Mirrors - a traditional New England 4 piece contra and barn dance band with caller.
Captain Fiddle Band - lively multi-instrumental international music, band size varies.
Croga - an eclectic celtic based acoustic band of young players featuring multiple lively instruments and vocals.

2. Educational Offerings - Ryan and Brennish are available for private lessons, group workshops, music camps, school programs and residencies. They have co-taught at music camps including Fiddleheads, TradMad at Pinewoods, Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering, and New York Pinewoods. Ryan has been on the music faculty of Phillips Exeter Academy for over 25 years and has also taught for ASTA (American String Teachers Association), Northshore Community College, University of New Hampshire, Manchester Community Music School, Kittery Adult Education, Newburyport Adult Education, Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, and others.

3. Musical Products - Captain Fiddle Music publishes books, CD recordings, and instructional videos on topics including: several styles of fiddling, music theory, banjo, piano accompaniment, accordion, celtic wooden flute, how to buy a violin, waltz collections, history of violin making, swing violin, left handed fiddle and banjo playing, pennywhistle, and more. These are available to purchase online from our web site.

Please visit the Captain Fiddle web site for more information about our performances, purchasing our products, and to view our current public performing schedule.

Captain Fiddle Music

Categories:  Services, Products

located in
Lee, NH 03861

Contact:  Ryan Thomson, Owner
Email:  cfiddle@tiac.net
Phone:  603-659-2658

Website:   http://www.captainfiddle.com/