Cady Finlayson
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Cady Finlayson

Why book Cady Finlayson?

Cady Finlayson offers Spirited Irish fiddle with a Global Twist -blending traditional Celtic tunes with American folk and world music influences. She performs both as a fiddle-guitar duo (Cady Finlayson & Vita Tanga) and with her full band. She also plays with singer Matt Keating, who can get the crowd going with all those Irish songs!
A polished professional, Cady Finlayson has performed at venues including the Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival, Carnegie Hall, Historic Park-McCullough (VT) and Crossroads (WA). Her music is popular with all ages and audiences enjoy the exceptional musicianship and passionate performances of both lively jigs and reels and beautiful Irish ballads.




Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $600 (duo-local) -5000 (full band)
  • Languages: English


Our duo show blends spirited Celtic fiddle tunes, with American folk and world music influences. We enjoy tailoring our set to our audience, and find that the music appeals to a wide variety of people and ages. ( This show is mostly instrumental, with a few songs, and a typical set would be 45 minutes, we often do two sets).

The full band show includes lively Irish music from traditional jigs and reels to beautiful ballads.
We are also experienced in giving workshops,educational programs, and lecture concerts.

Additional Booking Notes

Complete stage plot available upon request.

Past Booked Events

03/17/14 Grand Central Library New York City
03/15/14 Trumbull CT
03/07/14 Private Event Brooklyn NY
03/01/14 Seward Park Library, New York City
10/18/13 BCAT TV 7 pm, watch online channel 1 "A fiddle around town"
09/29/13 McPherson Scottish Festival, McPherson, Kansas
09/28/13 McPherson Scottish Festival, McPherson, Kansas
05/31/13 Morningside Heights Library
03/23/13 St. George Library Center, Staten Island NY
03/15/13 Blacktone Steakhouse Melville NY
03/03/13 Levittown Library
01/19/13 Northwest Park Coffee House Concert Series/Windsor, CT
01/19/13 Northwest Park Windsor CT
11/28/12 Two Shotz Bar Woodside Queens
11/21/12 Two Shotz Bar, Woodside Queens
11/14/12 Two Shotz Bar
11/13/12 Private Event Purchase NY
11/07/12 Two Shotz Bar
10/24/12 Two Shotz (Woodside Queens)
10/17/12 Two Shotz (Woodside, Queens)
10/10/12 Two Shotz (Woodside, Queens)
09/16/12 Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Raleigh NC
09/07/12 Katie Mullens Irish Restaurant and Bar Denver CO
09/06/12 Western Arts Alliance Conference Showcase Denver CO
09/05/12 Western Arts Alliance Conference Showcase Denver CO
07/26/12 Sergeant Collins Park
06/30/12 West New Brighton Library
03/04/12 Queens Central Library
02/19/12 Molly Spillanes, Mamaroneck, NY
02/12/12 Molly Spillane's Pub, Mamaroneck NY
12/11/11 6th Street Sundays Series/New York City
10/22/11 Eugene (Oregon) Saturday Market
10/21/11 Eugene Hilton Hotel Showcase for Far-West Conference
10/20/11 Eugene Hilton Hotel Showcase for Far-West Conference
10/20/11 Live on KRVM Radio, Eugene OR 5:30 pm
10/18/11 Eugene Hilton Hotel Showcase for Arts Northwest Conference
10/04/11 Bar Thalia (New York City)
08/31/11 Western Arts Alliance Showcase at Seattle Sheridan Hotel
08/30/11 Western Arts Alliance Conference Showcase at Seattle Sheraton Hotel, Douglas Room. 2nd floor.
08/29/11 Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center, Seattle WA
06/29/11 Concert at Caramoor (Katonah, NY)
04/16/11 Long Island Violin Shop: Huntington, NY 5 pm: Irish music and poetry!
03/16/11 Brecht Forum (NYC)
03/14/11 Irish music concert at Middle Village Library 6 pm
03/12/11 Trenton Irish Parade
03/10/11 Hudson Park Library
03/03/11 Mitchell-Linden library
01/09/11 Arts Presenters Conference Hilton Hotel NYC , tba.
01/08/11 Hilton Hotel NYC Morgan Suite 2nd fl. Showcase at Arts Presenters Conference
12/03/10 Hoyt Plaza, Downtown Brooklyn 12-2 pm Hoyt St. and Schermerhorn St. in Downtown Brooklyn
11/05/10 Argo Tea New York City, 1792 Broadway (and 58th. St. ) 7 p.m. one-hour set
09/12/10 Sunset Park Fifth Avenue Fair, Brooklyn, NY
08/26/10 Cobble Hill Park Series
08/14/10 Montauk, NY (Private event)
07/15/10 Windmuller Park Series/Queens. NY
06/12/10 Celebrate Fairfax, Fairfax, VA
03/27/10 Song Box House Concert Series (Seaford, NY)
03/19/10 Prelude Series: NJ Performing Arts Center (in lobby before Classic Pilobolus)
03/07/10 Private Party: Staten Island
01/30/10 SOUND OFF FOR HAITI: Bayard Ruskin Educational Complext, NYC
12/19/09 Music for the Candlelight tours: Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, NYC
11/14/09 Northeast Folk Alliance Conference Showcase: Kerhonson, NY
11/13/09 Northeast Folk Alliance Conference Showcase: Kerhonkson, NY
11/07/09 Far-West Folk Alliance Conference Showcase: Irvine, CA
11/06/09 Far-West Folk Alliance Conference Showcase: Irvine, CA
07/30/09 Windmuller Park Show in Woodside, Queens, NY
07/25/09 Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival in Webster, MA
07/23/09 Strippoli Square Woodside Queens (31st ave and 54th St.)
07/20/09 Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center in Seattle, WA
07/19/09 Workshops at Dusty Strings Acoustic Music Store: Seattle, WA
07/17/09 Crossroads Bellevue in Bellevue, WA
07/15/09 Mississippi Pizza Pub in Portland, OR
07/13/09 Mandolin Cafe, Tacoma WA
07/09/09 Mount Vernon Hotel Museum (in New York City)
03/21/09 Long Hil United Methodist Church: Trumbull, CT
03/17/09 Fanelli's in Lindenhurst NY 7 p.m.
03/13/09 Oratory Church of St. Boniface: Concert in downtown Brooklyn
02/21/09 Folk Alliance International Conference: Memphis, TN
02/20/09 Folk Alliance International Conference: Memphis, TN
02/19/09 Folk Alliance International Conference
11/18/08 Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York, NY
11/15/08 Open Ears Concerts/Austin TX

Cady Finlayson

Called "one of America's top Celtic fiddlers" by New Age Voice Magazine, Cady Finlayson offers a spirited fiddle show that appeals to a wide variety of audiences. She performs as a duo with guitarist Vita Tanga, and also with her all-star band which includes Dublin singer Marina Meyler.
Cady has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Jacob Javits Center, Blackstone Valley Celtic Festival and the East Providence Heritage Festival. Her three fiddle Cds have attracted listeners from Australia to Japan, and feature Irish fiddle tunes with American folk and world music influences.

The team providing the talent:

Cady Finlayson


Vita Tanga


Marina Meyler


Tim Alworth


John Redmond


Matt Keating


Set List

Fiddle tunes such as traditional jigs/reels/hornpipes/marches and slow airs
Original compositions within the Celtic genre including: The St. Ignatius Jig, Open Roads Ahead, the Jury Duty Waltz. Sing-along options when appropriate and a few songs throughout the set such as Loch Lomond, This Old Hammer.

For Full band: songs such as The Rose of Allendale, The Auld Triangle, Bright Blue Rose, Whiskey in the Jar, Lovely Rose of Clare and more.

Influences & Inspiration

Martin Hayes, Natalie MacMaster, Eillen Ivers, Brian Conway,

Setup Requirements

We can bring a sound system or hire one in your area.