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The Fine Tuners

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The Fine Tuners

The Fine Tuners are a Cape Breton Celtic fiddle group based in Halifax, Nova Scotia featuring Andrew Touesnard on fiddle, Stephen MacNeil on double bass and Ross Billard on piano. Andrew and Steve met in 2009 at the Keith’s Brewery Farmers Market and formed The Fine Tuners that year. Andrew and Steve can now be found every Saturday at the Seaport Farmer’s Market. Ross Billard joined the group in 2010.

The Fine Tuners have gone on to perform hundreds of events including corporate events, weddings, bar gigs and house parties. The Fine Tuners have recorded four CDs of Cape Breton toe taping fiddle tunes.

The Fine Tuners specialize in wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours and corporate events. Please contact us for more information.

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Meet the Band

Andrew Touesnard

Andrew Touesnard

Celtic Fiddle

Andrew Touesnard began playing fiddle in 1993 at the age of 6. He has gone on to appear in television and film and now performs around Nova Scotia with several acts like Tom Bedel and the Shakes, Jen Miller, Warehouse and is a member of the Halifax Music Co­ Op.

Stephen MacNeil

Stephen MacNeil

Double Bass

Stephen MacNeil is a graduate of the St Francis Xavier University Jazz Performance program. In 2016 you can catch Stephen backing up E.B. Anderson and the Resolutes, Lynnea Rose, Rob Anderson, Chris ‘MOJO’ Martin, The Big Island Trio, lulu Kelly & The Departments and The In Crowd.

Ross Billard

Ross Billard

Piano

Ross Billard is a first call session musician and producer and engineer in Halifax. Catch him on Matt Anderson’s new CD ‘Weightless’ .

Andrew Touesnard

Andrew Touesnard

Celtic Fiddle

Andrew Touesnard began playing fiddle in 1993 at the age of 6. He has gone on to appear in television and film and now performs around Nova Scotia with several acts like Tom Bedel and the Shakes, Jen Miller, Warehouse and is a member of the Halifax Music Co­ Op.

Stephen MacNeil

Stephen MacNeil

Double Bass

Stephen MacNeil is a graduate of the St Francis Xavier University Jazz Performance program. In 2016 you can catch Stephen backing up E.B. Anderson and the Resolutes, Lynnea Rose, Rob Anderson, Chris ‘MOJO’ Martin, The Big Island Trio, lulu Kelly & The Departments and The In Crowd.

Ross Billard

Ross Billard

Piano

Ross Billard is a first call session musician and producer and engineer in Halifax. Catch him on Matt Anderson’s new CD ‘Weightless’ .

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Fantastic live music, fiddle and bass player. Celtic tunes. Essential for a maritime wedding!

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Wedding Ceremony & Cocktail Hours

Cape Breton Celtic Fiddle Entertainment

The Fine Tuners are available as the duo, fiddle/with Kilt & stand-up bass (the big cello) for your wedding and/or cocktail hour. We have two base packages, however both are flexible. Our base wedding performances feature Andrew (fiddler) dressed in full kilt and Stephen (Bassist). There is no booking fee, contracts are provided and we are always available for ongoing consultation.

Package 1

  • Features Andrew (Fiddler) and Stephen (Bassist)
  • Two hours performance for ceremony & cocktails
  • We play the brides entrance, signing and exit
  • Two musical requests for your ceremony

Package 2

  • A trio of Fiddle, Piano, and Bass
  • Half hour performance while your guests arrive and wait
  • We play the brides entrance, signing and something upbeat for the exit & pictures
  • 3 hours total performance time
  • Two requests for your ceremony

Please contact us for more information and an exact quote

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Corporate Events

The Fine Tuners provide light background music while your guests mingle and/or have dinner.

The Fine Tuners are a must to entertain your guest’s from out of town. This energetic trio of fiddle, bass & piano can entertain the crowd for hours with upbeat Nova Scotian Celtic fiddle tunes, perfect for any crowd large or small.

The Fine Tuners have performed live for over 1000 events including the entrance of Charles, Prince of Wales in 2014 and Justin Trudeau’s 2016 visit to the Halifax Seaport Market.   

“Our conference delegates were treated to the exceptional view of Halifax Harbour along with great food and the ambient Nova Scotia sounds of The Fine Tuners. They were a pleasure to work with, very professional and a great sense of humour. We are look forward to booking The Fine Tuners for future events!”

Please watch our videos here

Call 902-240-3397 or fill out the form below to book an event with us.

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Our Packages

Wedding Package One - Fiddle and Bass Duo

Fiddler & Stand-Up Bass
  • Features Andrew Touesnard (Fiddler) and Stephen MacNeil (Bassist)
  • Two hours performance for your ceremony & cocktails/reception
  • Special requests for brides entrance, signing and exit
  • Ongoing consultation and contracts provided
  • Willing to travel throughout the Maritimes

Corporate Package

Fiddle Duo / or Trio with piano
  • Three hours performance time
  • We provide our own sound equipment
  • Great relationships with local venues and agents
  • Indoor and Outdoor performances available
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YOUR BEST CHOICE FOR CELTIC FIDDLE ENTERTAINMENT IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

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Testimonials

  • Robyn & Mark, 2016

    The Fine Tuners were the perfect compliment to our wedding ceremony! They learned three songs and did so without hesitation. They even sent me recordings of them practicing. Booking and corresponding with Stephen was easy and seamless. I would recommend the Fine Tuners to any couple who want to make their ceremony memorable!

    Robyn & Mark, 2016
  • Craig McNamara (Owner) - Hawkeye Line Locators:<br />
Conference Coordinator

    We hired the Fine Tuners for a gathering in June 2016, and could not have been more pleased, they brought all my childhood memories of my Grandfathers home in Cape Breton to life in my backyard… If you are looking at other Celtic bands, don’t, book the Fine Tuners, and just sit back and enjoy your decision…

    Craig McNamara (Owner) - Hawkeye Line Locators:
    Conference Coordinator
  • Canadian Neuro-Oncology Meeting 2014 - Gillian Reid:<br />
Conference Coordinator

    Our conference delegates were treated to the exceptional view of Halifax Harbour along with great food and the ambient Nova Scotia sounds of The Fine Tuners. They were a pleasure to work with, very professional and a great sense of humour. We are look forward to booking The Fine Tuners for future events!

    Canadian Neuro-Oncology Meeting 2014 - Gillian Reid:
    Conference Coordinator
  • David Neville - Senior Business Development Manager

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for playing at our recent customer event. We wanted to set the right mood at our event with the food and the venue, but I would have to say that the music you provided was the best tone for the evening. I was really impressed at how you started with faster music, then slowed it down as the night went on. Very professional. Thanks again, a job well done.

    David Neville - Senior Business Development Manager
  • Chantal Montpetit Director, Meetings and Conferences I Directrice, Réunions et conférences Canadian Construction Association

    CCA hosted its Board dinner in Halifax at an outside venue. The Fine Tuners were highly recommended by several local attendees and suppliers, and it is easy to see why. It was a flawless process from the booking to the end of the event. Their music definitely complemented the occasion and offered a true taste of the Maritimes through their melodies, and their easy-going personalities.

    Chantal Montpetit Director, Meetings and Conferences I Directrice, Réunions et conférences Canadian Construction Association
  • Robyn & Mark, 2016

    The Fine Tuners were the perfect compliment to our wedding ceremony! They learned three songs and did so without hesitation. They even sent me recordings of them practicing. Booking and corresponding with Stephen was easy and seamless. I would recommend the Fine Tuners to any couple who want to make their ceremony memorable!

    Robyn & Mark, 2016
  • Craig McNamara (Owner) - Hawkeye Line Locators:<br />
Conference Coordinator

    We hired the Fine Tuners for a gathering in June 2016, and could not have been more pleased, they brought all my childhood memories of my Grandfathers home in Cape Breton to life in my backyard… If you are looking at other Celtic bands, don’t, book the Fine Tuners, and just sit back and enjoy your decision…

    Craig McNamara (Owner) - Hawkeye Line Locators:
    Conference Coordinator
  • Canadian Neuro-Oncology Meeting 2014 - Gillian Reid:<br />
Conference Coordinator

    Our conference delegates were treated to the exceptional view of Halifax Harbour along with great food and the ambient Nova Scotia sounds of The Fine Tuners. They were a pleasure to work with, very professional and a great sense of humour. We are look forward to booking The Fine Tuners for future events!

    Canadian Neuro-Oncology Meeting 2014 - Gillian Reid:
    Conference Coordinator
  • David Neville - Senior Business Development Manager

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for playing at our recent customer event. We wanted to set the right mood at our event with the food and the venue, but I would have to say that the music you provided was the best tone for the evening. I was really impressed at how you started with faster music, then slowed it down as the night went on. Very professional. Thanks again, a job well done.

    David Neville - Senior Business Development Manager
  • Chantal Montpetit Director, Meetings and Conferences I Directrice, Réunions et conférences Canadian Construction Association

    CCA hosted its Board dinner in Halifax at an outside venue. The Fine Tuners were highly recommended by several local attendees and suppliers, and it is easy to see why. It was a flawless process from the booking to the end of the event. Their music definitely complemented the occasion and offered a true taste of the Maritimes through their melodies, and their easy-going personalities.

    Chantal Montpetit Director, Meetings and Conferences I Directrice, Réunions et conférences Canadian Construction Association
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Halifax Citadel ‎Victorian Christmas 2016

27th Annual Victorian Christmas! November 26th and 27th 2016 Join us to celebrate Christmas time in the 1860s and don't miss out on a visit with Father Christmas! The Fine Tuners perform Saturday November 26th  at 130pm - 2pm

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We are currently booking for 2016 and 2017.

Send us an email with the date and details of your event.