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Michael Francis Haley

Michael Francis Haley

13 reviews
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About Michael Francis Haley

Professional violinist (and fiddler) since 1983. Extensive performance experience including weddings, parties, festivals, churches, arts centers, pubs, wineries, and even street performance (busking). Frequently performs solo, and also with orchestras, rock bands, and folk bands.

Repertoire includes classical, popular love songs, bluegrass, Celtic folk, and original music.

Professional working musician.

Over 100 videos from various live performances!

Teaches privately at home in Manassas, VA. $20/hour or $60/month.

Has recorded five CDs, and working on more.

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Reviews

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Violinist for a wedding.

By Laura C. on October 11, 2016

Mr. Haley was hired as a violinist for a wedding in Lovettsville, Va.
He was dressed appropriately and was on time.
His performance was great and professional.
He played continuously without any problems.
He performed a numerous amount of beautiful songs.
The wedding guests were definitely pleased as were the bride and groom.

Thank you Mr. Haley for your time and professionalism.

Hired as: Violinist
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Surprised Birthday Party for my husband.

By Nadine S. on September 28, 2016

On Saturday, September 24th, we had a very elegant surprise (65th) birthday party for my husband Jesse. Michael show up promptly at 4 p.m. His attire was formal.. he looked great! He began playing as soon as the first guest arrived. The melodies' were just BEAUTIFUL. The event lasted until shortly after 8.. He played almost non-stop!! Our guest loved him. We will have many other events in which Michael will play over and over again.. He was the absolute BEST!
Thank you Michael for making my husband's party a great success.
Nadine

Hired as: Violinist
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Amazing violinist!

By Fabine E. on August 1, 2016

Michael played at our small wedding cerem At the DC War Memorial! Despite our delay, Michael was patient and provided an amazing service. I will definitely book him again in the future!

Hired as: Violinist
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Excellent

By Erika . Q. on July 10, 2016

Michael Frances was a fantastic musician. Everyone at my wedding ceremony was pleased to hear such beautiful music, and he even sang a song that I had asked a few days ago. He is an extraordinary person and musician.

Hired as: Violinist
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Talented! Gifted!

By Andy W. on July 3, 2016

Michael was an amazing addition to our wedding. He listened to what we wanted and had great suggestions. He was on time and always responded to our messages promptly! Terrific experience!!

Hired as: Violinist

Michael Haley

By Gayle B. on December 19, 2015

Michael was excellent and very professional. My residents could have listened to him all night long. It was great to meet you. I look forward to working with you again.

Hired as: Violinist

Response from Michael Francis Haley:

Thank you! I had a great time.

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Michael Haley

By Gayle B. on December 19, 2015

Michael was excellent and very professional. My residents could have listened to him all night. Thank you for a wonderful cocktail party. Look forward to working with you again.

Hired as: Violinist
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The cherry on top

By Andre P. on December 24, 2014

Mr. Haley made my proposal a memorable and amazing experience. He adapted to my song choices, was punctual to the event and even adapted to my changes on the fly. His professionalism was stellar and I have nothing but great things to say about his performance. He really made my proposal one to be envied and my now fiancé is still speechless.

Hired as: Violinist
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A December Wedding Day

By Frank C. on December 8, 2014

Thank you Mike Haley for a wonderful performance. Although the afternoon, December 7th, was a sunny, chilly one in Fredericksburg, you warmed things up with delightful songs as you played. Laurie and I are indebted. Thank you again.

Hired as: Violinist
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awesome violinist

By Claudia M. on November 4, 2014

Michael played at my daughter's wedding this past weekend at Indigo landing in Old Town Alexandria. The music that he played was truly beautiful Michael accommodated us in every way possible to make sure my daughters day was very special! Thank you Michael and I would highly recommend him to preform at any event!

Hired as: Violinist
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Made an engagement a great surprise!!!

By Jessica P. on October 18, 2014

Michael was so awesome, understanding and incredibly accommodating!!! I booked him at the very last minute for my sister's surprise engagement and it was a huge success... i would highly recommend him for any event!!!

Hired as: Violinist

Dinner Music Review

By Lisa on July 14, 2014

Excellent music. Kind and Flexible Artist. Can't wait to hear more.

Hired as: Violinist

Michael is a very talented Violinist

By Kelly M. on July 11, 2014

He did a wonderful job preforming at my wedding Ceremony on June 28th. He was very professional, courteous and talented. I would recommend!

Hired as: Violinist

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 180 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: Sole Proprietor

Overview

A range of music from classical, to folk, to rock. Repertoire includes classical (Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Pachelbel, Puccini etc), pop (melodies from classic movies and television shows such as Romeo and Juliet, Titanic, Fiddler on the Roof, Sound of Music, Charlie Brown), bluegrass, folk (Celtic, folk, rock, and old-time fiddle).

Known for whit and violin humor during performance.

Able to perform in tails (black tuxedo), suit and tie, casual, or gypsy costume.

Ask about booking folk bands: Whiskey Wagon , Maestro et Rosa

Additional Booking Notes

Prefers to play pure violin.

Owns several instruments. Available at short notice.

Electric violin and amplifier available for playing with bands.

Also plays guitar, mandolin, and sings.

Home recording studio.

Bio

Professional violinist (and fiddler) since 1983. Extensive performance experience including weddings, parties, festivals, churches, arts centers, and even street performance (busking). Frequently performs solo, and also with orchestras, rock bands, and folk bands. Bands include Whiskey Wagon (Irish folk band) and Maestro et Rosa (Celtic harp and fiddle duo).

Repertoire includes classical (Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Pachelbel, Puccini etc), pop (melodies from classic movies such as Romeo and Juliet, Titanic, Fiddler on the Roof, Sound of Music), bluegrass, folk (Celtic, folk rock and old-time fiddle).

Professional working musician.

Teaches at Drum n Strum music shop in Warrenton, VA.

Teaches privately at home in Manassas, VA. $20/hour or $60/month.

Has recorded five CDs, and working on more.

Current recordings:

Heart Strings (Wedding oriented classical music arranged for solo violin. Also includes original music by Michael Francis Haley.)

In a World or Pain and Suffering (All original violin music and poetry by Michael Francis Haley.)

Fully Charged (Hard and Fast violin music composed by Michael Francis Haley.)

The Uniting Angel (Christmas carols)

Maestro et Rosa (Celtic tunes performed by the harp and violin duo of the same name.)

Upcoming Booked Events

Sep 09, 2017 Wedding Ceremony
5:00pm–6:30pm
Oct 07, 2017 Wedding Ceremony
2:00pm–3:30pm

Past Booked Events

Dec 24, 2016–Dec 25, 2016 Religious Celebration
10:00pm–1:30am
Oct 01, 2016 Wedding Cocktail Hour
4:00pm–5:00pm
Sep 24, 2016 Birthday (Adult)
4:00pm–8:00pm
Sep 09, 2016 Wedding Reception
7:00pm–9:30pm
Jul 31, 2016 Personal Occasion
4:00pm–4:30pm
Jul 09, 2016 Wedding Ceremony
2:00pm–3:00pm
Jul 03, 2016 Wedding Ceremony
1:00pm–3:00pm
May 14, 2016 Wedding Ceremony
Dec 18, 2015 Holiday Party (Christmas)
Dec 17, 2015 Cocktail Party
Jul 26, 2015 Wedding Cocktail Hour
Jun 21, 2015 Wedding Ceremony
Apr 19, 2015 Wedding Ceremony
Dec 23, 2014 Other
Dec 07, 2014 Wedding Ceremony
Oct 25, 2014 Wedding Ceremony
Oct 18, 2014 Other
Jun 28, 2014 Wedding Ceremony
Oct 03, 2013 Grand Opening
Sep 07, 2013 Wedding Ceremony
Feb 14, 2013 Other

Set List

Repertoire includes classical (Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Pachelbel, Puccini etc), pop (melodies from classic movies and television shows such as Romeo and Juliet, Titanic, Fiddler on the Roof, Sound of Music, Charlie Brown), bluegrass, folk (Celtic, folk, rock, and old-time fiddle)

Composes violin music!

Standard solo violin set list includes (but not limited to):

Ashokan Farewell
Edelweiss
Pachelbel Canon in D
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Minuet in G - Bach
Ode to Joy
Bach Cello Suite No 1 (Prelude)
Bach Air on the G String
Ravel's Bolero
Spring - from Vivaldi 4 seasons
Winter - from Vivaldi 4 seasons
Nessun Dorma
O Mio Babbino Caro
Beauty (Michael Francis Haley original)
Lullaby (Michael Francis Haley original)
Romeo and Juliet
Eine Kline Nacht Musik
Linus and Lucy (Peanuts Theme song)
Ashokan Farewell
Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
Schindler's List
Morning Has Broken
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago
Fiddler on the Roof
Song from Secret Garden
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic theme song)
various Irish and American fiddle tunes including Danny Boy

Whiskey Wagon set list:

Back Home in Derry
Drunken Sailor
Finnigans Wake
Mermaid Song by greaT big sea
Wave Over Wave
Whiskey in the Jar
Down Easter Alexa
In the Pines
Tell Me Ma
Mary Mac
Black is the Color
Health to the Company
Johnny Jump Up
Knockin on Heaven's Door
Leaving of Liverpool
Lukeys Boat
The Wild Rover
Waxles Dargle
Captain Kidd
Concerning Charlie Horse
Night Pat Murphy Died
Rant & Roar
Foggy Dew
Rocky road to dublin (dubliners)
Rifles of the IRA
Rising of the Moon
Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
Last Saskatchewan Pirate
Ferryland Sealer (great big sea)
Men Behind the Wire
Matty Graves
Wonderlust King
Ashokan Farewell


Maestro et Rosa set list:

Ashokan Farewell
Niel Gow's Lament
Si Bheg Si Mohr
Rosebud in June
Hal an Tow
Makes Me Feel at Home (Michael Francis Haley original)
Beauty (Michael Francis Haley original)
Maltese
Lark in the Morning
The Kesh
Mug of Brown Ale
Off to California
Connaughtsman's Rambles
Rights of Man
Harvest Home
Gypsy Rover
Pachelbel Canon
Scarborough Fair
Amazing Grace
Greensleeves
William and Nancy

Influences & Inspiration

David Garrett, Liberace, Victor Borge, Dubliners, Great Big Fish, AC/DC, Vassar Clements, Itzhak Perlman, Jascha Heifetz.

Setup Requirements

Space to perform.

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