Fellswater is Boston’s dynamic Celtic music ensemble. We play a wide range of music from Traditional to modern compositions that draws from the heritage of all the Celtic nations, especially Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Canada. Our instrumentation changes depending on the musical selection and includes vocals, whistle, Irish flute, fiddle, guitar, octave mandolin, cello, Scottish smallpipes, border pipes, percussion and acoustic bass guitar.
Fellswater is available to hire for a wide range of events, from weddings and corporate functions to Celtic festivals and Highland Games. Our travel range is primarily within New England with occasional overseas appearances.
Price Range: $700 - $3000
Gig Length: 15 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Celtic music (either acoustic or fully plugged-in), ranging from traditional airs and tunes to modern compositions. Fellswater has six musicians and can present a wide range of instrumentation: male and female vocals, guitar, octave mandolin, violin, flute, whistle, smallpipes and percussion at every performance. Highland bagpipe can also be added, at client's request.
Fellswater is Boston’s dynamic Celtic music ensemble. We play a wide range of music from Traditional to modern compositions that draws from the heritage of all the Celtic nations, especially Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Canada.
The band is: Betsy Ketudat (fiddle, Hardanger fiddle), Sarah MacConduibh (Irish flute, whistles, fife), Andrew McIntosh (Scottish smallpipes, border pipes), Chris Myers (guitar, octave mandolin, vocals), Diane Myers (vocals), Dave Cabral (cello) and Kyle Forsthoff (percussion).
Formed in late 2008, Fellswater has performed for audiences ranging from 20 to 9,000. The ensemble has delighted audiences at New Hampshire Highland Games (2010, 2012, 2014), Maine Highland Games (2014), Blackstone River Theatre (2012- 2019), Boston Celtic Music Fest (2012 & 2016), Colonial Williamsburg (2014 & 2015), notloB concert series (twice in 2013, 2015), Club Passim and The Burren. Overseas tours have included the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo (2015) and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2018).
Fellswater has released three well- received albums, Fellswater, in 2010, Thursday Night, in 2013 and Skipping Stones in 2018.
Fellswater is available to hire for a wide range of indoor and outdoor events; from full-length concerts to weddings, anniversaries and special events. We are the perfect ensemble for Highland Games, Celtic and Folk festivals. Our travel range is primarily throughout the Northeastern U.S. with occasional overseas appearances. The ensemble can appear in typical concert casual wear or formal Highland attire.
Additional Booking Notes
Fellswater can bring a full sound system to your event if requested.
Past Booked Events
|October 18, 2019 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Concert at Linden Place Mansion|
|June 01, 2019 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||The Pump House Music Works|
|April 13, 2019 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Cultural Center of Cape Cod|
|April 07, 2019 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Backroom at The Burren, Somerville, MA|
|March 23, 2019 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Fellswater at Sandywoods Center for the Arts|
|April 25, 2018 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Backroom at The Burren concert|
|October 07, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Wedding at Hammond Castle|
|August 19, 2017 • 11:00am - 5:00pm||Maine Highland Games|
|August 02, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Concord, MA Public Library outdoor concert|
|July 28, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Courthouse Center for the Arts, Kingston, RI|
|July 13, 2017 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Watertown Concerts in the Park|
|June 18, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Sail Boston Festival|
|June 03, 2017 • 11:00am - 5:00pm||Old Orchard Beach Scottish Festival|
|March 25, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Amazing Things Arts Center|
|March 11, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||St. Patrick's Day dinner concert|
|February 25, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Sandywoods Center for the Arts|
|January 28, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||St. Andrew's Society Concert|
|January 21, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Blackstone River Theatre|
|November 13, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||North Stonington, CT House concert|
|November 12, 2016 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Paskamansett concert series|
|October 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Linden Ponds concert|
|June 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA|
|March 19, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Sandywoods Center for the Arts, Tiverton, RI|
Set #1: Suo Gan, Within a Mile of Edinburgh, Juniper Hill , Brenda Stubbert's Reel (slow air, strathspey, jig, reel)
Set #2: Canongate Twitch, The Panda, Thunderhead (reel, jig, jig)
Set #3: Horsbrugh Castle, Sporting Jamie, The Wig, Jack Daniel's (march, strathspey, reel, reel)
Set #4: Lament for Jef Ar Penven, Finbarr Saunders, Sunday Post Highlander, Gander in the Pratie Hole (slow air, waltz/reel, 2 jigs)
Set #5: Andy's Lullaby, Price of a Pig, Bottle the Boat (fast air, 2 jigs)
Set #6: Reel Eugene, Castle Rock Ceilidh, Sgt. Malkie Bow's Consternation (reel, reel, hornpipe)
Set #7:Tom Wilson, Sandy MacIntyre's Trip to Boston, Mrs. MacPherson of Inveran (march, reel, reel)
Set #8: Donegal Lass, Old Grey Cat, Glasgow Reel (jig, reel, reel)
Set #9: Drummond Castle, Scarce O' Tatties, Kelsey's Wee Reel (jig, jig, reel)
Set #10: Summerside, PEI, Merrily Danced the Quaker's Wife, Drew James MacIntosh, (hornpipe, jig, jig)
Set #11: Ye Banks and Braes (slow air)
Set #12: Aires de Pontevedra, Muineira de Casa (Galician dance, Asturian jig)
Set #13: The Butterfly, Coppermill Studio, Superfly (jig, jig, reel)
Set #14: East Parkside (slow air)
Set #15: The Stronsay Waltz, Barrowburn Reel, Crossing the Minch (waltz, reel, hornpipe)
Set #16: Farewell to Nigg, Devil in the Kitchen, Heat in the Furnace, Pumpkin's Fancy (retreat, strathspey, reel, hornpipe)
Set #17: Stella's Welcolme to Kamloops, Paddy Be Easy, Inspector Donald Campbell (Ness) (march,2 jigs)
Set #18: The Little Cascade
Solo (smallpipes): P/M Hugh Goldie, Iain Grant, Donald MacLean (hornpipe, jig, jig)
Duet (whistle/guitar): Calliope House (jig)
|Sarah MacConduibh||flute, whistle|
|Betsy Ketudat||fiddle, Hardanger fiddle|
|Andrew McIntosh||Scottish smallpipes, border pipes|
|Chris Myers||guitar, mandolin, vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Bothy Band, Tannahill Weavers, Capercaille, Lunasa.