About Booking Fiddlers
In the words of Alabama, "If your gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band." However, the fiddle isn't just for Texas music; it's found in everything from country to Cajun to Celtic music. The upbeat music of the fiddle will get your guests tapping their toes and is sure to get everyone on the dance floor. So whether you want your fiddle player to play a little "Devil Went Down to Georgia" or play some authentic Irish tunes, GigSalad has a fiddler to meet your needs. Book a professional fiddle player for your event on GigSalad.
The fiddle is primarily known for it's bluegrass, foot-stomping style of playing. However, fiddlers can play various genres of music from folk and country to Cajun and Celtic. If you are wondering what the primary difference between fiddlers and violists, you are not alone in your curiosity. Fiddlers play a style that typically leans towards folk music and violinists typically play more classical music. Whether you are interested in Cape Breton fiddling, Scottish or Irish, American Appalachian, New England, Southern, or another type of fiddle player, GigSalad has fiddlers for all types of events from private parties and corporate events to fairs, festivals, and weddings.
There are a few things you should consider when hiring a fiddler. First, be sure to listen to audio and watch video samples of the performer. You want to be sure you are satisfied with the sound and look of the performer before you book him/her. Next, get references and read reviews. Talk to people in the area who have seen the performer and/or have booked them in the past. Feedback is the best way to ensure you are going to be satisfied with your choice. Last, always get a contract. Read the contract carefully and work out any details in regards to deposit requirements, length of performance, scheduled breaks, attire, travel, and lodging. Watch for specifications made by the performer and be sure you can meet them.