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Lindsay Straw: Singer & Guitarist

Boston , MA
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Boston, MA 02115 US (map)

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617-651-0892

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ABOUT US

About Me

Lindsay Straw is a Berklee-educated singer, guitarist, and Irish bouzouki player based in Boston, MA. For the past five years she has been in high demand for weddings... Read more
About Me

Lindsay Straw is a Berklee-educated singer, guitarist, and Irish bouzouki player based in Boston, MA. For the past five years she has been in high demand for weddings and special events, playing acoustic covers of contemporary songs, folk songs, classical standards, and Irish music both solo and with other musicians.

Weddings

"Lindsay's music really took our ceremony to another level. Coming around the corner to walk down the aisle, hearing the first few notes of the song and then her beautiful voice transported me. I walked down the aisle with both of my parents and we were laughing and joking around while waiting. As soon as she started playing the song for us, something changed, we all had immediate tears in our eyes, it was time! That was one of the most amazing moments of my life, and her music was the soundtrack was a huge part of the feeling that I remember." - Kendall P.

I love working with couples to provide the perfect acoustic, folky soundtrack for their wedding day! Most couples book me to play for their ceremony and cocktail hour, but others have also booked me to play their first dances and even through the dinner hour. However you book me, we'll work together to craft a playlist of songs perfectly suited to your tastes and vision. If I don't already play your special song, I'm happy to learn and arrange it just for you.

Other Private Events

In addition to weddings, I also love playing for other private events and parties - St Patrick's Day and Christmas holiday parties, birthday and anniversary parties, corporate events, or any old excuse to get together and have fun. I've also been honored to contribute music to several memorial and funeral services in the past.

Love traditional Irish music and looking for a group performance?

I can coordinate and subcontract with 1-2 additional musicians to help turn your party into an Irish session! Instruments that can be added include: fiddle, Irish flute, tin whistle, concertina, accordion, uilleann pipes, or even an Irish step dancer.

For more information, song lists, and audio samples please visit my website. Read less
Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Soloist / Vocalist
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3
What instruments does your group play?
Flute, Guitar, Violin
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System, Vocals

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Katherine
Wedding:
5/3/2015
5.0/5.0
We found Lindsay after our original musician cancelled on us only a few months before the big day. I firmly believe things happen for a reason! If this had not happened, we would not have had the opportunity to work with Lindsay and enjoy her melodious voice . Listening to her sample music is what hooked me first and then her professional is what made me sign the dotted line. She sent out a questionnaire shortly after to really to get to know Steven and I. It was so detailed and well thought out; down to "what attire would you like me to wear?' I never thought to tell her what she could and could not wear. Finally, her openness and willingness to help us select the perfect wedding day compilation just completely sealed the deal! I knew that I could trust her to make our day truly special. She was very prompt the day of the event and she even answered my panicked emails the night before at some ungodly hour.

The ceremony like most did not start on time or go quite the way it was supposed too! She played right through and made sure that my walk down the aisle had a perfectly timed beginning and end. During the reception, I had numerous guests come up to me and compliment how beautiful the musicians voice was. I would completely recommend her to any one of my friend with upcoming nuptials. I cannot write enough praise in Lindsay's name! It was such a joy and pleasure having her there!
We found Lindsay after our original musician cancelled on us only a few months before the big day. I firmly believe things Read more...
We found Lindsay after our original musician cancelled on us only a few months before the big day. I firmly believe things happen for a reason! If this had not happened, we would not have had the opportunity to work with Lindsay and enjoy her melodious voice . Listening to her sample music is what hooked me first and then her professional is what made me sign the dotted line. She sent out a questionnaire shortly after to really to get to know Steven and I. It was so detailed and well thought out; down to "what attire would you like me to wear?' I never thought to tell her what she could and could not wear. Finally, her openness and willingness to help us select the perfect wedding day compilation just completely sealed the deal! I knew that I could trust her to make our day truly special. She was very prompt the day of the event and she even answered my panicked emails the night before at some ungodly hour.

The ceremony like most did not start on time or go quite the way it was supposed too! She played right through and made sure that my walk down the aisle had a perfectly timed beginning and end. During the reception, I had numerous guests come up to me and compliment how beautiful the musicians voice was. I would completely recommend her to any one of my friend with upcoming nuptials. I cannot write enough praise in Lindsay's name! It was such a joy and pleasure having her there! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lindsay Straw provided our processional and recessional music (Canon in D, Better Together) and learned and sang "When you say nothing at all" for us at our ceremony. Additionally she sang for an hour during our cocktail hour. She was AMAZING! Our guests raved about her music, and thought it was such a nice touch to have live music at the cocktail hour. Lindsay has an absolutely beautiful voice and is professional and fun to work with. THANK YOU!
Lindsay Straw provided our processional and recessional music (Canon in D, Better Together) and learned and sang "When you Read more...
Lindsay Straw provided our processional and recessional music (Canon in D, Better Together) and learned and sang "When you say nothing at all" for us at our ceremony. Additionally she sang for an hour during our cocktail hour. She was AMAZING! Our guests raved about her music, and thought it was such a nice touch to have live music at the cocktail hour. Lindsay has an absolutely beautiful voice and is professional and fun to work with. THANK YOU! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Sandra
Wedding:
2/28/2015
5.0/5.0
What a talented and professional musician. Lindsay was a pleasure to work with in planning the ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding on February 28th. The subtle elegance of her music fit the occasion perfectly. We can't say enough good things about Lindsay!
What a talented and professional musician. Lindsay was a pleasure to work with in planning the ceremony and cocktail hour Read more...
What a talented and professional musician. Lindsay was a pleasure to work with in planning the ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding on February 28th. The subtle elegance of her music fit the occasion perfectly. We can't say enough good things about Lindsay! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jessica
Wedding:
2/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Of all the vendors booked for our wedding, Lindsay Straw was absolutely the best! From the start, Lindsay always responded to my emails promptly (which when you are planning a wedding is very reassuring!). I knew when I heard a sample of her music that I wanted her for our big day. Her voice is so angelic and perfect for a wedding. As we got closer to my wedding, Lindsay drove an hour to meet with us at my mom's house to go over everything in person. Even though we could have done it online, I wanted to meet in person and Lindsay was so accommodating. During our meeting, my mom asked if Lindsay knew a certain song and does she take requests (at this point, Lindsay had already learned our songs so I was a little embarrassed that my mom asked that!). Two weeks later, I got an email from Lindsay that she learned the song my mom loves because she could tell how much it meant to her. The day before our wedding, we needed to change our ceremony start time because of a blizzard. Lindsay was so accommodating and it was not a problem for her to start two hours earlier. I am sad that our wedding is over and want to do it all over again! I would without a doubt, book Lindsay Straw if I could! She is a gem among a sea of musicians in the Boston area.
Of all the vendors booked for our wedding, Lindsay Straw was absolutely the best! From the start, Lindsay always responded Read more...
Of all the vendors booked for our wedding, Lindsay Straw was absolutely the best! From the start, Lindsay always responded to my emails promptly (which when you are planning a wedding is very reassuring!). I knew when I heard a sample of her music that I wanted her for our big day. Her voice is so angelic and perfect for a wedding. As we got closer to my wedding, Lindsay drove an hour to meet with us at my mom's house to go over everything in person. Even though we could have done it online, I wanted to meet in person and Lindsay was so accommodating. During our meeting, my mom asked if Lindsay knew a certain song and does she take requests (at this point, Lindsay had already learned our songs so I was a little embarrassed that my mom asked that!). Two weeks later, I got an email from Lindsay that she learned the song my mom loves because she could tell how much it meant to her. The day before our wedding, we needed to change our ceremony start time because of a blizzard. Lindsay was so accommodating and it was not a problem for her to start two hours earlier. I am sad that our wedding is over and want to do it all over again! I would without a doubt, book Lindsay Straw if I could! She is a gem among a sea of musicians in the Boston area. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Darah
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Lindsay is a consummate professional and a very sweet person. I loved working with her! She learned to play a unique song for my processional and travelled from Boston to Dennis for our ceremony. She has a beautiful voice and is a wickedly talented guitarist… I recommend her highly. Our ceremony was outside and the venue would not allow Lindsay to use an amplifier of any sort, so she was a little hard to hear at times. I only mention this to future brides/grooms so that they can check with their venues to make sure you get the full experience of Lindsay's talent!
Lindsay is a consummate professional and a very sweet person. I loved working with her! She learned to play a unique song Read more...
Lindsay is a consummate professional and a very sweet person. I loved working with her! She learned to play a unique song for my processional and travelled from Boston to Dennis for our ceremony. She has a beautiful voice and is a wickedly talented guitarist… I recommend her highly. Our ceremony was outside and the venue would not allow Lindsay to use an amplifier of any sort, so she was a little hard to hear at times. I only mention this to future brides/grooms so that they can check with their venues to make sure you get the full experience of Lindsay's talent! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Lindsay was an absolute delight for our wedding music. She really set the tone for the whole ceremony. I walked down the aisle to her version of Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl, which was so wonderful. In preparation for the day, she even recorded the song in a slow version and a faster version, so I could pick which one I liked best. It really put me at ease to hear how it would sound in advance.

After the wedding, we had multiple people comment on how wonderful Lindsay's voice was. I couldn't recommend her more highly.
Lindsay was an absolute delight for our wedding music. She really set the tone for the whole ceremony. I walked down the Read more...
Lindsay was an absolute delight for our wedding music. She really set the tone for the whole ceremony. I walked down the aisle to her version of Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl, which was so wonderful. In preparation for the day, she even recorded the song in a slow version and a faster version, so I could pick which one I liked best. It really put me at ease to hear how it would sound in advance.

After the wedding, we had multiple people comment on how wonderful Lindsay's voice was. I couldn't recommend her more highly. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Emily
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Lindsay performed the most beautiful music during my wedding and cocktail hour. She was fantastic to work with and so accommodating. I would recommend her without reservations to anyone who wants fantastic live music at their wedding. My guests are still raving about her performance!
Lindsay performed the most beautiful music during my wedding and cocktail hour. She was fantastic to work with and so Read more...
Lindsay performed the most beautiful music during my wedding and cocktail hour. She was fantastic to work with and so accommodating. I would recommend her without reservations to anyone who wants fantastic live music at their wedding. My guests are still raving about her performance! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Julie
Wedding:
9/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Lindsay performed at our wedding ceremony this past September. She learned one of my favorite songs for the procession (Sweet Disposition) and did an absolutely beautiful job! She's quick to respond and is also helpful in guiding you through the process. I highly recommend booking her for any special occasion!
Lindsay performed at our wedding ceremony this past September. She learned one of my favorite songs for the procession Read more...
Lindsay performed at our wedding ceremony this past September. She learned one of my favorite songs for the procession (Sweet Disposition) and did an absolutely beautiful job! She's quick to respond and is also helpful in guiding you through the process. I highly recommend booking her for any special occasion! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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KECIA
Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I looked and listened to quite a few guitarist/vocalists but knew once I heard Lindsay that I wanted her for our special day. She was instantly responsive and easy going and the range of her music was incredible. She was willing to learn several songs for our special day and when I changed our first dance song at the last minute she adapted beautifully. We are still hearing raves about her performance weeks after our wedding. She truly is an amazing artist and her pricing was pot on if not under priced for what she delivered. Definitely top notch and I can't wait to get our video back to we can hear more of her from the cocktail hour. Hire her QUICK!!
I looked and listened to quite a few guitarist/vocalists but knew once I heard Lindsay that I wanted her for our special Read more...
I looked and listened to quite a few guitarist/vocalists but knew once I heard Lindsay that I wanted her for our special day. She was instantly responsive and easy going and the range of her music was incredible. She was willing to learn several songs for our special day and when I changed our first dance song at the last minute she adapted beautifully. We are still hearing raves about her performance weeks after our wedding. She truly is an amazing artist and her pricing was pot on if not under priced for what she delivered. Definitely top notch and I can't wait to get our video back to we can hear more of her from the cocktail hour. Hire her QUICK!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lindsay was great, the highlight of the wedding. Many guests raved about how great a voice she had and what a good choice she was. She was incredibly flexible leading up to the wedding and quickly and easily moved when the ceremony was rained out. Handled last minute song changes without missing a beat.
Lindsay was great, the highlight of the wedding. Many guests raved about how great a voice she had and what a good choice Read more...
Lindsay was great, the highlight of the wedding. Many guests raved about how great a voice she had and what a good choice she was. She was incredibly flexible leading up to the wedding and quickly and easily moved when the ceremony was rained out. Handled last minute song changes without missing a beat. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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