2-5 musicians, concerts and weddings; world, ethnic, traditional music plus popular, showtunes, swing music for dancing. Specialties: Western and Eastern Europe, klezmer/Israeli, reenactments. Lead and harmony vocals, violin, viola, guitar, acoustic bass, bouzouki, Northumbrian bagpipes, bowed dulcimer, clarinet, English concertina, much more. We learn requests. Friendly, affordable, experienced, reliable, accommodating musicians.
Jane Peppler and Mappamundi were a pleasure to work with. Their sliding scale for weddings is a really AMAZING deal for someone having a small (in size and budget) wedding. If you are having a small wedding, I would definitely recommend contacting them to see what they are able to do in within your budget. Also, amazing is that the quality does not suffer in comparison. I was completely happy with all aspects of the service they provided. They handled my special requests, and my eclectic choice of music--folk for one part and American standards for another, with a little Celtic thrown in. They knew what they were doing and did it without any direction on my part the day of. I didn't have a wedding coordinator, so it would have been a big disaster to have a band that didn't know their business! My guests were really impressed with the music. Great vendors make planning a wedding SO MUCH EASIER. I have no reservations giving them 5 out of 5!!
Price Range: $300-1600
Mappamundi has been playing concerts and weddings since 1994 and includes Ken Bloom (guitar, bouzouki, clarinet, bowed dulcimer, bandura, zither, and a myriad of other instruments), who has played all over the U.S. and Canada and toured with Linda Ronstadt; Jane Peppler (vocals and fiddle, viola, piano and English concertina), who has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered; Jim Baird (vocals,acoustic bass and guitar); and Beth Holmgren (vocals, piano, percussion). We also play with pianists Robert Griffin and Glenn Mehrbach, and with accordionist David DiGiuseppe.
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