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Music for weddings, receptions, cocktail parties, fundraisers, dinners, and any other event.


Shore Strings adds a touch of class to your event with a wide selection of music ranging from Bach to Beatles to Brubeck. Nevin Dawson has been playing violin and viola for more than 30 years and has performed all over the world with a variety of orchestras, chamber ensembles, and folk/rock bands.

Rates are reasonable and groups of any size and m any different instrument combinations can be arranged. Choose from an established repertoire or request your own favorites. Nevin and friends are available to play at your event on the Delmarva Peninsula and beyond!

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"Nevin Dawson is awesome. Hugely talented, versatile, charismatic yet humble. Our wedding ceremony featured Celtic harp, viola, guitar and piano. Nevin was brilliant during his solos and equally riveting when accompanying the other musicians. Afterwards he serenaded us on viola and violin throughout the reception. He's a true professional with a big heart and soul."
- JoAnn Fairchild & James Wood
Centreville, Maryland

"Nevin and Betsy are AMAZING! Extremely flexible and responsive, Nevin was awesome at accommodating us on our big day. They learned the music from the movie "Up" for us and it was beautiful. All of our guests raved about them! Thanks so much for contributing to such an awesome day!"
- Ashley Duckman, Bride

"I just wanted to thank you and the ladies for your beautiful music at Kara and Derek's wedding. It was absolutely wonderful! Everyone enjoyed your playing and it was just so special to have you with us at the wedding and reception. As I was talking to people at the cocktail hour, I would catch one of your tunes and think how different it was to hear pop from a string ensemble!! Very impressive! Everything was just beautiful. I know Kara was so pleased as she has always wanted strings to play at her wedding and she got her wish! A pleasure working with you!!"
- Diane Nave, Mother of the Bride

Viola and violin lessons are also available.

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Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
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What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
String - Trio
String - Quartet
String - Quintet

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

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Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sound/PA System
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Jessica Sent on 06/06/2022
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Perfect for our Wedding!

I hired Shore Strings to play during my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. The music was beautiful! Carey was so helpful during the planning process too! Everyone really enjoyed them! Highly recommend!
Sara Sent on 11/15/2017
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Nevin and his incredible musicians created the perfect environment for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour! They had so many amazing musical selections (both classical and pop), were very helpful in offering advice, and so responsive throughout our planning of the big day.
Alivia Sent on 06/03/2014
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Nevin was fantastic at really figuring out what I wanted for the processional, seating music, recessional and cocktail hour. He had a wonder pianist with him as well and together they really made our wedding super classy! Would recommend to anyone!
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