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Ceremony Music in Portland, Maine,
(207) 400-9467
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    Benjamin Algar

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  • To be noted: We didn't have a wedding coordinator and didn't do a very good job squaring away the pace of the ceremony processional with Brain. That didn't matter one bit. Brian adapted to his environment and performed his music beautifully, without a hitch. He was nearly invisible in the best way. Up his arrival Brian simply asked where to stage himself and went about the business of setting up. The next we saw him, Brian had finished our agreed upon pre-processional setlist and seamlessly transitioned to a requested version of the Twin Peaks theme song. We were in awe. Low mantainence. Awe inspiring talent. I will recommend Brian to anyone and everyone.

    Thomas Ellis

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  • Great experience with Brian who was professional and flexible and a perfect fit for our ceremony.

    Audrey Mckenzie

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  • Brian Callaghan was wonderful. He has a wonderful song selection in his repertoire and is willing to accommodate special request to make the wedding that much more special. I couldn't imagine our ceremony without his music

    Amanda Stanton

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  • We had an intimate wedding in Jackson NH (less than 20 people) and I wanted a solo guitarist. His website was helpful to get a feel for his style in advanced. Brian does a lot of private events which made seeing him in person before the wedding challenging (we also had a short engagement). He was amazing at responding right away and made planning super easy by working directly with the venue on his needs, location of set up etc. My family LOVED him to the point I had a hard time getting them off the patio for cocktail hour. He did finger style only (no vocals) and knocked it out of the park. He was so professional, even with our small group and my entire experience with him was stress free because he was on top of everything. His prices were fair, especially since he traveled with all of his own equipment. I would hire him again for any event. Thank you Brian!

    Matthew Pennie

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  • Brian was very good at responding to any of our questions before the wedding. His song catalog is strong and covers a wide variety. Allowing you to pick and choose and really make your event yours. Day of the event Brian was punctual and set up well in advance. He really created an ambiance that pulled our ceremony together. I would certainly recommend Brian to any family or friends.

    Jessica Braun

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  • Brian was so easy to work with. He learned a specific song we wanted. He was prompt the day of and worked well with the other vendors to ensure everything worked well together. I was really happy with the guitar sound for the space and event as well as the variety of song options.

    Meaghan Wilk

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  • We hired Brian to do the ceremony music for our outside ceremony (~30 mins). There was one song not on his list, and he graciously agreed to learn/perform the song for us - it was perfect! Poor guy was stuck outside on the hottest day of the summer, and never complained. Would highly recommend!

    Susan

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  • Our wedding was perfect and one of the reasons it all turned out so beautifully was because of Brian Callaghan! From our very first correspondence, he was responsive, professional, cordial, knowledgeable, flexible and extremely helpful. We loved his website and his wide array of song lists that we used to make our selections. We also asked him to arrange and play a song that was special to us for our Processional. It was not part of his regular repertoire but he played and sang it beautifully. Brian went above and beyond to work with my 16 year old niece to perform another of our favorites during the ceremony. Brian played acoustic guitar and my niece sang. There was not a dry eye in the place during that performance. Brian has a professional setup and worked very well with our venue for our outside setup. Simply put, I highly recommend Brian to perform at your wedding or any other special event. We are so happy that Brian Callaghan was our music choice!

    Katie Lozano

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  • Brian was very professional and personable. He did an absolutely beautiful rendition of the processional song we chose; when I heard it start to play from where I was out of sight from our guests, it gave me goose bumps, it was absolutely perfect! He was very easy to work with for song choices, and was very prompt with communication. The cost of his services are very reasonable and he is a great talent!

    Meghan

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  • Brian played acoustic guitar during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour this past summer. He had an extensive list of songs to choose from and we were very happy with the selection. The music was beautiful and just the vibe we were looking for. Would highly recommend!

    Ben Morris

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  • Brian was extremely easy to work with and made our ceremony memorable. We were looking for less traditional wedding prelude and processional songs and his catalogue definitely delivered. Guests recognized some of our favorite selections and commented that they were all played beautifully. Overall it added a less stuffy more relaxed feel to the proceedings that we really appreciated. As a bonus he also supplied microphones for our officiant and made sure everything went smoothly with the sound and speakers during the ceremony. We would definitely recommend Brian to other couples looking to make their wedding day special.

    Wanda Hayden

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  • Brian was fantastic - great communication, professional, had a great song list, talented singer and guitarist, AWESOME addition to our night-before-our-wedding party! He even learned one of our fave songs for the event and played a couple extra hours because our guests were enjoying themselves so much! I just wish we’d found him earlier so we could have had him play for the wedding ceremony as well!

    Sara

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  • Brian was amazing to work with. He was very communicative (great emailer!) and had a fantastic list of songs to choose from for our wedding ceremony. When I heard him start to strum Canon in D by Pachelbel as I entered the ceremony with my father, his performance couldn't have been more perfect for that moment. He also nailed Yellow Ledbetter during the prelude, which me and my husband absolutely loved (huge Pearl Jam fans!). Brian is a fantastic artist and came very prepared and even had a lapel mic for our officiant. I highly recommend him if you're considering music at your ceremony and/or reception!

    Tony Paine

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  • After reviewing Brian on The Knot, we decided to hire him to play at our wedding and the first hour of the reception. We spoke with him a couple times leading up to the big day to finalize our play list. Brian also brought up questions that we would not have thought to ask, such as (1) whether or not cords would be in the way of guest or of he should use a battery to keep things looking clean, (2) if we needed a lapel mic for our officiant and (3) how we'd like him to transition from ceremony to reception. Brian showed up plenty early to setup and was very professional and easy to work with. I would highly recommend him.

    Emily

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  • Brian was a pleasure to work with. He was communicative and worked with us every step of the way to make our ceremony and cocktail hour music special and unique to us. He is a truly talented guitarist whose music added to the fun and joy of our wedding day. Would highly recommend Brian if you are looking for affordable live music.
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