I can play background music for any event, classical or Irish fiddle. My set up is basic. Me and a chair, glass of water. I play for weddings, birthdays, Christmas parties, etc. I can also give a lecture on Irish Traditional music either for children or adults, or teach a masterclass in Irish fiddle to children or adults.
Moira was punctual and professional. She played beautifully for our Mom's service. I would hire her again for any event.
Moira was great to work with! We will definitely hire her again for future events!
Moira added a nice touch to our holiday party. She plays beautifully and is willing to accommodate her client's needs. Thank you, Moira for helping to make our event special.
Price Range: $50 - $500
Gig Length: 30 - 480 minutes
What to Expect
It greatly depends on the event. If I am playing a wedding or wedding reception I play more backround music. If it is an actual show I tend to like to interact with the audience and play things they want to hear (I do take requests). I have played some period fares where I am a street musician and have a lot of interaction with the audience.
For weddings it is much more formal, especially for the wedding itself.
Moira Levant is a classically trained violinist who can also play Irish fiddle. She spent 9 month in Ireland studying Irish traditional music at the University of Limerick where she obtained a Masters in Ethnomusicology. She has played in traditional music sessions all over Ireland and the United States. Moira has also played classical music in community orchestras and professional ensembles. She is also a composer with a Masters degree in Music Composition from Carnegie Mellon. She is co-founder of COCOA, Composers of Ohio Collaborative Organization for Acoustic (music). The organization aims to give composers a non competitive platform to showcase their music and bring it to a larger audience. Her undergraduate degree is in Music history and was obtained from Wright State University. She is an alumni of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and has played in the past with the Miami Valley Symphony and the Middletown Symphony. She is a long time participant as a fiddler of the Fair at New Boston held every Labor Day weekend in Springfield, Ohio, where she plays for the Liberty Dancers. For video of her playing, check out her website (link hidden).
Additional Booking Notes
I can play accoustic or plugged in. I usually don't need much time to set up, about 1/2 hour.
Past Booked Events
|August 08, 2020 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 14, 2020 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|December 11, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Christmas Party|
|September 01, 2019 • 10:00am - 6:00pm||Fair at New Boston|
|August 31, 2019 • 10:00am - 6:00pm||Fair at New Boston|
I can play orchestral and chamber music by: J. S. Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Brahms, Copland, Frank, Gershwin, Hindemith, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, etc.
these are some of the fiddle tunes and popular msuic I can play, in no particular order
Bonnet So Blue
Jefferson and Liberty
Hole in the Wall
If I were a Rich Man from Fiddler on the Roof
Maids behind the Bar
Man of the House
O'Carolin's Concerto aka Mrs. Powers
O Danny Boy
Old Joe Clark
Over the Rainbow
Pop Goes the Weasle
Sí Beag Sí Mór
Smile by Charlie Caplin
Sunrise Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof
Take a Dance
Toss the Feathers
Whiskey You're the Devil
Influences & Inspiration
Yehudi Menuhin, Itzahk Perlman, Keven Burke, Martin Hays, Frankie Gavin, Brendan McGlinchey, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Eileen Ivers, Winifred Horan are among the violinists and fiddlers I have been influenced by. I play both classical and Irish fiddle as well as old English country dancing tunes.
Violin, stand, chair.
If needed I can plug into a sound system