Brendan Taaffe Random photos of Brendan Taaffe playing the fiddle - Photos copyright Maurice Gunning


I enjoy playing at peopleís wedding, civil unions, rehearsal parties, etc: itís a great thing to be included in the sacred moments of other peopleís lives, and I appreciate the opportunity to add to the memories of the day. By working with some of New Englandís finest musicians, I can create the music to suit the occasion: be that solo fingerstyle guitar, rollicking Irish or old-time tunes, or a contra dance. One of my favorite moments was in the summer of 2004, playing for a rehearsal party with Bibelot. After an hour or so of playing, the bride and her siblings came over to us to say that they had never, not once in their lives, seen their mother dancing.

Because the ensembles are custom designed for each occasion, pricing varies accordingly. Please contact me to discuss further details.

Photo of Brendan Taaffe playing the fiddle outdoors.

“Brendan and his crew added great mirth and fun to our wedding and reception. We wanted music that was happy and traditional but also particular to our sense of style—from an old Irish wedding tune to a jaunty version of Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, he delivered perfectly. At the reception, we asked Brendan and company to join our guests. As it turned out, he had quite a bit in common with those at his table and we later heard compliments about his diverse and interesting life story. He and the band struck up the evening dance and the real fun began in earnest, with George Wilson on fiddle and caller Nils Fredland merrily teaching the guests new dances and encouraging the wallflowers to join in. Their music was both real and really good; we would hire Brendan for any event that demanded acoustical genius. One of our happiest memories is dancing barefoot under a (nearly) full moon on our wedding night!”

— Amanda and Sebastian Frank

“We wholeheartedly recommend both Brendan Taaffe and his friends as wedding musicians. We can say without reservation that the music they chose for our wedding was perfect! They were willing to work with us to ensure that the selections fit perfectly with the feel and the mood we were both looking for. They were great!”

— Chris and Vicki Zarozinski

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