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, guitar, octave mandolin, violin, cello, Celtic harp, Scottish smallpipes, border pipes, acoustic bass guitar and percussion.
Formed in late 2008, Fellswater has performed for audiences ranging from 20 to 8,000. The ensemble has delighted audiences at New Hampshire Highland Games (2010, 2012, 2014, 2018), Maine Highland Games (2014, 2017), Blackstone River Theatre (2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2018), Boston Celtic Music Fest (2012 & 2016), Colonial Williamsburg (2014 & 2015), notloB concert series (2013, 2015) and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo (2015). The band performed at the prestigious Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in August 2018 before a nightly audience of 9,000 and also presented two shows in the renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Fellswater has released three well-received albums: Fellswater, in 2010, Thursday Night, in 2013 and Skipping Stones in 2018. All are available for purchase either in traditional CD format or as a digital download from our online store.
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 more formal attire.