Brian Bender

Brian Bender is a musician, recording engineer, composer, arranger and band leader. He is the owner of Face The Music Recording Studio in Shutesbury, MA. He teaches piano and trombone out of his home and in the Shutesbury school system. You’ll find Brian performing with his band The Pangeans or his jazz trio. Briand is from California.

Brian Bender

Adam R. Sweet

Adam has a BA in Music and certificates in violin, performance and chamber music coaching from the New England Conservatory of Music, the Conservatory at Rivers, The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music and Hampshire College. With coursework in Jazz from UMass Amherst, Ethnomusicology and Composition from Amherst College, Music Theory from Mt Holyoke College and Violin Performance from Smith College, Adam graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1985. Adam is a co-founder of Fiddle Hill with Brian Bender, formed in 1995. Sweet is president of Mandolin New England a non-profit mandolin orchestra. He teaches fiddle and mandolin out of his house in Granby Massachusetts

Who We Are

From Danny Boy to Dicey Riley, Butterfly to Blarney Pilgrim, Fiddle Hill’s renderings of traditional Irish songs, ballads and dance sets will send you back in time and set your toes tapping! Formed in 1995 by fiddler Adam Sweet and pianist Brian Bender, the duo has played for audiences from Cairo to California and everything in between. A typical set is a combination of original songs such as “Doolin To Dublin”, “Lark O’Blarney”, and “Paddy’s Welcome” to crowd pleasers such as “Cockles and Mussels”, “Irish Rover” and our personal favorite “Brennan on The Moor”. The band’s traditional Irish ceilidh sets of jigs, slip jigs, slides, reels, hornpipes, polkas and more, will keep you dancing the night away.

Fiddle Billing Egypt

Check out the recordings we have posted! You won’t be disappointed.

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