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Lindsay Straw: Folk 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

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:
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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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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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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Madelyn
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I couldn't have been happier with our choice to work with Lindsay Straw and The Ivy Leaf for our garden wedding on Cape Cod. The group played beautifully, and they were so easy to work with. I was particularly thrilled that they were able to accommodate my request for a particular song for the processional, and sent me a recording of it in advance to make sure I liked the way it sounded. I would recommend this group to anyone looking for either beautiful romantic folk music or fun upbeat Irish reels. Thanks Lindsay and team!
My husband and I couldn't have been happier with our choice to work with Lindsay Straw and The Ivy Leaf for our garden Read more...
My husband and I couldn't have been happier with our choice to work with Lindsay Straw and The Ivy Leaf for our garden wedding on Cape Cod. The group played beautifully, and they were so easy to work with. I was particularly thrilled that they were able to accommodate my request for a particular song for the processional, and sent me a recording of it in advance to make sure I liked the way it sounded. I would recommend this group to anyone looking for either beautiful romantic folk music or fun upbeat Irish reels. Thanks Lindsay and team! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Marina
Wedding:
10/31/2015
5.0/5.0
My (now) wife came across Lindsay when looking for someone to play for our ceremony. From the first introductory email to the last thank you email, Lindsay was an absolute delight to work with. She was communicative, organized, and an absolute professional. Of course, most importantly, the music was perfect! While we did not get to enjoy the pre-ceremony music, we heard nothing but great things from our guests. The performance during the ceremony was exactly what we were looking for and wanted. If you are in the market for someone to perform, I can't recommend her enough!
My (now) wife came across Lindsay when looking for someone to play for our ceremony. From the first introductory email to Read more...
My (now) wife came across Lindsay when looking for someone to play for our ceremony. From the first introductory email to the last thank you email, Lindsay was an absolute delight to work with. She was communicative, organized, and an absolute professional. Of course, most importantly, the music was perfect! While we did not get to enjoy the pre-ceremony music, we heard nothing but great things from our guests. The performance during the ceremony was exactly what we were looking for and wanted. If you are in the market for someone to perform, I can't recommend her enough! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Gina
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Lindsay's voice is angelic. Everyone was asking how I found her - she's a true gem!

She's got an extensive music selection that you can choose from. Only downside was each additional song she learns for you is 50 dollars which might add up quickly if you're very specific. I have to say though, her performance and professionalism was worth every cent. She made our ceremony beautiful!!

Also, she was flexible enough to make it to our rehearsal for a small fee, which really eased my anxiety. Thank you Lindsay!!
Lindsay's voice is angelic. Everyone was asking how I found her - she's a true gem!

She's got an extensive music Read more...
Lindsay's voice is angelic. Everyone was asking how I found her - she's a true gem!

She's got an extensive music selection that you can choose from. Only downside was each additional song she learns for you is 50 dollars which might add up quickly if you're very specific. I have to say though, her performance and professionalism was worth every cent. She made our ceremony beautiful!!

Also, she was flexible enough to make it to our rehearsal for a small fee, which really eased my anxiety. Thank you Lindsay!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Lindsay Straw: Folk Singer & Guitarist responded with the following comments:

Hi Gina! Thanks again for your awesome review. I just wanted to address a couple things you mentioned for potential clients who might read this. Unfortunately I can't take unlimited requests - I actually limit special requests (as in songs that I have to learn and freshly arrange for a particular couple) to 1-2 per event so I can keep my workload manageable during the busy wedding season. On the plus side, that means the cost can't get too high, and most people don't seem to have a problem with it since I do have plenty of other songs to choose from.

Secondly, I am raising the rate for special requests for 2016 and beyond from $50 per song to $75 per song.

Again, thanks for your feedback, Gina!
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Geoff
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I looked long and hard for the perfect musical addition to our wedding ceremony, and we knew we'd found it as soon as we came across Lindsay Straw's website. Lindsay's samples are beautiful and her playlist extensive. From our initial inquiry, throughout the planning process, and at the actual ceremony, Lindsay was accommodating, professional, and so pleasant to work with. We highly recommend Lindsay Straw for your wedding or any occasion.
My husband and I looked long and hard for the perfect musical addition to our wedding ceremony, and we knew we'd found it Read more...
My husband and I looked long and hard for the perfect musical addition to our wedding ceremony, and we knew we'd found it as soon as we came across Lindsay Straw's website. Lindsay's samples are beautiful and her playlist extensive. From our initial inquiry, throughout the planning process, and at the actual ceremony, Lindsay was accommodating, professional, and so pleasant to work with. We highly recommend Lindsay Straw for your wedding or any occasion. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Karen
Wedding:
5/31/2015
5.0/5.0
Lindsay Straw did an amazing job as our ceremony musician. Her well maintained website was one of the many reasons I picked her. It had lists of all the songs she can play and recommends and has some audio links of some of the songs. I felt like I already knew her through her music before I met her. She had never played my venue, Seaport Boston Hotel, but she was very professional and looked like she performed there a million times before. My mother, who has played the guitar off an one for 40 years, loved Lindsay. I had many guests complimented her performance and wondered where we found her. I highly recommend Lindsay Straw as your wedding musician. She made our ceremony unique and amazing.
Lindsay Straw did an amazing job as our ceremony musician. Her well maintained website was one of the many reasons I Read more...
Lindsay Straw did an amazing job as our ceremony musician. Her well maintained website was one of the many reasons I picked her. It had lists of all the songs she can play and recommends and has some audio links of some of the songs. I felt like I already knew her through her music before I met her. She had never played my venue, Seaport Boston Hotel, but she was very professional and looked like she performed there a million times before. My mother, who has played the guitar off an one for 40 years, loved Lindsay. I had many guests complimented her performance and wondered where we found her. I highly recommend Lindsay Straw as your wedding musician. She made our ceremony unique and amazing. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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