Brian Callaghan

18 Amherst St., Portland, ME 04103 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Brian Callaghan

Serving the greater New England area, guitarist and singer Brian Callaghan specializes in wedding ceremony and reception music. With over ten years of professional music experience, and a Masters in Music from Hunter College, Brian Callaghan is dedicated to crafting customized performances that suit the needs and preferences of his clients.

Services Offered

Brian Callaghan is happy to perform for ceremonies, cocktail hours, dinners, and any other wedding-related events. His genres include contemporary, jazz and classical, all with or without vocals. The cost of his services includes any necessary sound/PA equipment. Brian’s current musical repertoire is conveniently available to view on his website, and he is willing to learn and arrange new songs.

Gloucester, MA beach wedding
Gloucester, MA beach wedding
Fall wedding in Rangeley
Fall wedding in Rangeley
Bar Harbor reception
Bar Harbor reception
Backyard wedding in Saco
Backyard wedding in Saco
Jackson, NH ceremony
Jackson, NH ceremony
Kennebunkport ceremony
Kennebunkport ceremony
And cocktail hour
And cocktail hour
Performing in Portland
Performing in Portland
Boothbay Harbor cocktail hour
Boothbay Harbor cocktail hour
Fingerstyle guitar
Fingerstyle guitar
Gloucester, MA beach wedding
Gloucester, MA beach wedding
Fall wedding in Rangeley
Fall wedding in Rangeley
Bar Harbor reception
Bar Harbor reception

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54 Reviews for Brian Callaghan

Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Sara · Married on 10/20/2018

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    Such a talented, professional guitarist- perfect for a wedding ceremony!

    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!

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    Tony Paine · Married on 09/29/2018

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    Highly Recommended Soloist

    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.

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Brian Callaghan FAQ

  • What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music? $ 325.00
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? $ 450.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Music During Breaks, Sample Music, Sound/PA System
  • What ceremony music arrangements can you provide? Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Soloist / Vocalist
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)? 1 - 3
  • What instruments does your group play? Guitar
  • What services do you provide? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Microphones, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System, Vocals

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2 Endorsements

  • Christina Siravo Wedding Singer
    Christina Siravo Wedding Singer Wedding Musicians

    Brian is a delight to work with, I've performed with him for the past few years (funerals, weddings) and he is reliable, friendly and easy to work with. He has a large repertoire of music and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wedding guitarist and/or reception music! Sincerely, Christina Siravo Wedding Singer

  • Yellow Dog Production
    Yellow Dog Production Wedding Videographers

    We have shot several weddings that Brian has performed the ceremony music. His professionalism and timing is of the highest quality that we have included the soundtrack in the final movie production. His music is a wonderful compliment to the ceremony. Brian always communicates with us so that we could anticipate the music program and the timely changes. He is truly a professional musician.

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  • 18 Amherst St. Portland, Maine, ME 04103 See on map
    207-482-0825 (Phone number)

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