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Lindsay Straw: Folk Singer & Guitarist

Brighton , MA

LOCATION

PO Box 35612
Brighton, MA 02135 US (map)

PHONE

617-651-0892

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Lindsay Straw is a singer, guitarist, and Irish bouzouki player who performs traditional Irish and Scottish tunes, folk songs, acoustic covers of popular contemporary songs, and the... Read more
Lindsay Straw is a singer, guitarist, and Irish bouzouki player who performs traditional Irish and Scottish tunes, folk songs, acoustic covers of popular contemporary songs, and the standard classical wedding repertoire. She has impressed with her tender singing voice and her sensitive, agile accompaniment on guitar and bouzouki. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music, she has played at numerous prominent folk venues and festivals and countless weddings and events throughout New England and beyond.

Lindsay performs for all types of weddings, concerts and events. She can sing and play guitar and/or bouzouki, or she can play all instrumental arrangements. Her primary focus is on traditional and contemporary folk music, but she also covers a growing list of pop, classic rock, indie, country and Americana songs, as well as the standard classical wedding pieces ("Canon in D," "Here Comes the Bride," "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," etc.). Lindsay takes requests for new songs, learned and arranged just for you.

Lindsay performs solo as well as with Irish musicians; she's happy to coordinate 1-2 to join her and give your event the feeling of a fun Irish session. She has her own sound equipment (amplifiers, PA system) and can handle events of up to 200 people. She can also rent out additional sound gear for officiants, speakers, or for use during receptions.

If you like what you hear, call 617-651-0892 or send an email to lstraw.music@gmail.com with details about your upcoming event. Lindsay plays all over the Boston area as well as Cape Cod, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Western Mass, and southern New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont.

For more information, song lists, and sound samples, please visit her website. Read less
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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

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

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Lindsay is an absolute sweetheart! I was working with a bride back in May 2010 who had a very tight budget and finding someone to play at a wedding ceremony for 1/2 an hour without breaking the bank was hard. I researched and found Lindsay who responded instantly to my emails. She's professional, punctual, really flexible and played great music for the ceremony. I highly recommend Lindsay for your events!
Lindsay is an absolute sweetheart! I was working with a bride back in May 2010 who had a very tight budget and finding Read more...
Lindsay is an absolute sweetheart! I was working with a bride back in May 2010 who had a very tight budget and finding someone to play at a wedding ceremony for 1/2 an hour without breaking the bank was hard. I researched and found Lindsay who responded instantly to my emails. She's professional, punctual, really flexible and played great music for the ceremony. I highly recommend Lindsay for your events! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Cara
Wedding:
4/15/2017
5.0/5.0
I recently had Lindsay sing at my our door, roof deck wedding. Leading up to the wedding she was very quick to respond to emails, offered great ideas and had a lengthy song list to choose from. My family, and my husband are from Ireland, therefore a number of the guests were arriving from Ireland. Her song list included a large variety of Irish songs, which was perfect for my cocktail hour. She arrived on time, allowed the Justice of the Peace to utilize her microphone/speaker equipment, and was a BIG hit! She sang for a half hour before the ceremony, then sang a beautiful rendition of "A Thousand Years" while I walked down the isle. She sang a number of classic Irish song to which almost everyone who knew the words sang along to, making the cocktail hour truly wonderful and social. I can not tell you how many people asked "Where did you find her, she was AMAZING!" in fact, just yesterday I was at a family birthday party and my cousins wife said " I could have listened to her all night" I think all attending would have agreed with that! Don't give it a second thought- if you are looking for a unique, beautiful voice and complete professionalism, look no further!!!
I recently had Lindsay sing at my our door, roof deck wedding. Leading up to the wedding she was very quick to respond to Read more...
I recently had Lindsay sing at my our door, roof deck wedding. Leading up to the wedding she was very quick to respond to emails, offered great ideas and had a lengthy song list to choose from. My family, and my husband are from Ireland, therefore a number of the guests were arriving from Ireland. Her song list included a large variety of Irish songs, which was perfect for my cocktail hour. She arrived on time, allowed the Justice of the Peace to utilize her microphone/speaker equipment, and was a BIG hit! She sang for a half hour before the ceremony, then sang a beautiful rendition of "A Thousand Years" while I walked down the isle. She sang a number of classic Irish song to which almost everyone who knew the words sang along to, making the cocktail hour truly wonderful and social. I can not tell you how many people asked "Where did you find her, she was AMAZING!" in fact, just yesterday I was at a family birthday party and my cousins wife said " I could have listened to her all night" I think all attending would have agreed with that! Don't give it a second thought- if you are looking for a unique, beautiful voice and complete professionalism, look no further!!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Lindsay Straw: Folk Singer & Guitarist responded with the following comments:

Wow, thank you for such a kind review, Cara! It was so fun to be a part of your wedding :)
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Ashlie
Wedding:
2/18/2017
5.0/5.0
Amazingly talented. I am so thankful we found Lindsay Straw for our wedding. Lindsay’s music added a classy, magical touch to our ceremony and cocktail hour. I will never forget walking down the aisle with my parents to an acoustic rendition of Cannon in D. Simply beautiful. Lindsay read the crowd extremely well at our cocktail hour, and played acoustic renditions of modern pieces as well as traditional Irish and folk tunes. I could have spent the entire evening just listening to her perform. Lindsay is also extremely professional and easy to work with. Prior to the big day she provided wide variety of selections for us to choose from – certain to fit any wedding style. Thank you Lindsay for making our wedding day unforgettable.
Amazingly talented. I am so thankful we found Lindsay Straw for our wedding. Lindsay’s music added a classy, magical touch Read more...
Amazingly talented. I am so thankful we found Lindsay Straw for our wedding. Lindsay’s music added a classy, magical touch to our ceremony and cocktail hour. I will never forget walking down the aisle with my parents to an acoustic rendition of Cannon in D. Simply beautiful. Lindsay read the crowd extremely well at our cocktail hour, and played acoustic renditions of modern pieces as well as traditional Irish and folk tunes. I could have spent the entire evening just listening to her perform. Lindsay is also extremely professional and easy to work with. Prior to the big day she provided wide variety of selections for us to choose from – certain to fit any wedding style. Thank you Lindsay for making our wedding day unforgettable. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Lindsay Straw: Folk Singer & Guitarist responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, Ashlie! :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lindsay was incredibly professional and easy to work with. She helped us create a beautiful set of ceremony music and coordinated with two other independent musicians on our day. Her voice is truly angelic and our guests were taken away by her beautiful voice. I was so incredibly pleased with Lindsay throughout the planning process and our day - I only wish I could have heard more of her music myself!
Lindsay was incredibly professional and easy to work with. She helped us create a beautiful set of ceremony music and Read more...
Lindsay was incredibly professional and easy to work with. She helped us create a beautiful set of ceremony music and coordinated with two other independent musicians on our day. Her voice is truly angelic and our guests were taken away by her beautiful voice. I was so incredibly pleased with Lindsay throughout the planning process and our day - I only wish I could have heard more of her music myself! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Lindsay Straw: Folk Singer & Guitarist responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the awesome review, Cara! It was definitely my pleasure not only to play for you, but to also get to work with Shelley and Karen in the process. Your musical vision worked out beautifully!
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Beverly
Wedding:
11/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Lindsay played during our daughter's wedding ceremony last month at the Hellenic Center in Ipswich MA. Talented musician and a beautiful voice. Lindsay was very responsive, accommodating and flexible during the process. Terrific selection of music. Highly recommend her.
Lindsay played during our daughter's wedding ceremony last month at the Hellenic Center in Ipswich MA. Talented musician Read more...
Lindsay played during our daughter's wedding ceremony last month at the Hellenic Center in Ipswich MA. Talented musician and a beautiful voice. Lindsay was very responsive, accommodating and flexible during the process. Terrific selection of music. Highly recommend her. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Phoebe
Wedding:
11/5/2016
5.0/5.0
I am only sorry that I didn't get to hear more of Lindsay's music - she played at our ceremony and cocktail hour and was incredible! People keep sending us text messages about how beautiful and complimentary her music was at our wedding. She was so easy to work with and extremely professional - I would recommend her for any event!
I am only sorry that I didn't get to hear more of Lindsay's music - she played at our ceremony and cocktail hour and was Read more...
I am only sorry that I didn't get to hear more of Lindsay's music - she played at our ceremony and cocktail hour and was incredible! People keep sending us text messages about how beautiful and complimentary her music was at our wedding. She was so easy to work with and extremely professional - I would recommend her for any event! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Lindsay Straw: Folk Singer & Guitarist responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the lovely review, Phoebe! I'm so happy to hear both you and your guests enjoyed the music - it was a pleasure to play for you all!
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Aarikka
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Lindsay was very responsive and timely. She was so organized and was accommodating when asked about playing songs not on her song list. She sounded beautiful and all of my guests had nothing but great things to say about her. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a guitarist!
Lindsay was very responsive and timely. She was so organized and was accommodating when asked about playing songs not on Read more...
Lindsay was very responsive and timely. She was so organized and was accommodating when asked about playing songs not on her song list. She sounded beautiful and all of my guests had nothing but great things to say about her. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a guitarist! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Lindsay Straw: Folk Singer & Guitarist responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for your kind feedback, Aarikka!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We hired Ivy Leaf to play music for the ceremony and also throughout the reception and they were absolutely wonderful! Lindsay was quick to respond to all my emails and was very organized, thorough, patient, calm, friendly, and professional in working with us. I felt ever so confident that they would arrive on time and everything would go as planned...and it sure did!! We had an outdoor wedding at an apple orchard in the fall and they were the perfect addition to the cozy and festive vibe we wanted to create. We are not much into dancing and wanted to be able to mingle with our guests for the whole reception but we also wanted to have music entertainment...Lindsay and Ivy Leaf were the perfect choice! The music was happy, lively, and festive and we received many compliments from our guests. We even purchased CD's on Amazon to give as memento gifts for our parents and other family members. Ivy Leaf was a big part of our lovely wedding day and I can not express my gratitude enough!!
We hired Ivy Leaf to play music for the ceremony and also throughout the reception and they were absolutely wonderful! Read more...
We hired Ivy Leaf to play music for the ceremony and also throughout the reception and they were absolutely wonderful! Lindsay was quick to respond to all my emails and was very organized, thorough, patient, calm, friendly, and professional in working with us. I felt ever so confident that they would arrive on time and everything would go as planned...and it sure did!! We had an outdoor wedding at an apple orchard in the fall and they were the perfect addition to the cozy and festive vibe we wanted to create. We are not much into dancing and wanted to be able to mingle with our guests for the whole reception but we also wanted to have music entertainment...Lindsay and Ivy Leaf were the perfect choice! The music was happy, lively, and festive and we received many compliments from our guests. We even purchased CD's on Amazon to give as memento gifts for our parents and other family members. Ivy Leaf was a big part of our lovely wedding day and I can not express my gratitude enough!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Lindsay Straw: Folk Singer & Guitarist responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for booking us, Sarah! It was a blast for us to play for your beautiful fall wedding. :)
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Christa
Wedding:
9/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Lindsay was an incredible addition to our wedding ceremony! My husband and I both love folk music, and Lindsay's repertoire was a perfect fit for the atmosphere we were trying to set. She was a breeze to work with, responding to emails quickly. Lindsay was also kind enough to learn a new song ("The Wind" by Cat Stevens) for our walk down the aisle (my husband and I walked in together) without any additional charge! We can't recommend Lindsay enough!
Lindsay was an incredible addition to our wedding ceremony! My husband and I both love folk music, and Lindsay's Read more...
Lindsay was an incredible addition to our wedding ceremony! My husband and I both love folk music, and Lindsay's repertoire was a perfect fit for the atmosphere we were trying to set. She was a breeze to work with, responding to emails quickly. Lindsay was also kind enough to learn a new song ("The Wind" by Cat Stevens) for our walk down the aisle (my husband and I walked in together) without any additional charge! We can't recommend Lindsay enough! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Laura
Wedding:
8/27/2016
5.0/5.0
Lindsay played background music at my sister's bridal shower. From start to finish she was a true professional. She is a rare talent, whose voice is simply gorgeous. We received many compliments from the guests on how refreshing it was to have live music at the shower. Lindsay helped to create just the ambiance we were looking for and was an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a wide array of music selections to choose from and helped to make the shower an event we will always remember. I would highly recommend her for ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions, showers and any other special events.
Lindsay played background music at my sister's bridal shower. From start to finish she was a true professional. She is a Read more...
Lindsay played background music at my sister's bridal shower. From start to finish she was a true professional. She is a rare talent, whose voice is simply gorgeous. We received many compliments from the guests on how refreshing it was to have live music at the shower. Lindsay helped to create just the ambiance we were looking for and was an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a wide array of music selections to choose from and helped to make the shower an event we will always remember. I would highly recommend her for ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions, showers and any other special events. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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