Gordon Swift, violin

"Filled with spirit and emotion, quiet then boisterous then serene, an excellent companion."
The Hartford Courant

“Impossible-to-pigeonhole...unpretentious ‘mood-booster’ of an album...ranges confidently through an all-instrumental repertoire in several different styles, all handled with aplomb.”
Fiddler magazine

“An instrumental delight. From reels to waltzes, acoustic blues to ‘swing’ tunes...impeccably played.”
The Middletown Eye

"We may be living in a new millenium, but when it comes to weddings, tradition holds fast. That makes someone like violinist Gordon Swift especially popular for weddings and receptions. His music is not classical but combines a unique style with Celtic airs, old-time and Appalachian fiddle tunes, Gypsy dances, Early American spirituals and several originals. It is the music that people have been playing at weddings for centuries, brought to life in the 21st century."
The Litchfield County Times

"Thank you again for adding your talent and music to our tea – truly a very successful event in no small part because of you!"
-- P.D., Mercy by the Sea Retreat and Conference Center, Madison, CT

"Nights like these are my favorite!
Great music, nice people, laughter & a good time for all! Thank you so much!"
— A.-M. C., The Buttonwood Tree, Middletown, CT

"The members of the band are first-class musicians who are personable and interact easily with an audience. Our audience enjoyed the performance tremendously. The ability of the group to delve into a broad repertoire made the event a real cultural experience."
— S.S., Bristol (CT) Public Library

"You all did a great job and people seemed very happy with it all. You and the band have a great style: technically excellent, and at the same time, more about the sound and feel than just showing off."
— J.V., Wingdale, NY

"Thanks for yet another delightful evening of music. Watching and listening to what the three of you talented guys can create with three crazy-shaped hollow boxes is nothing short of amazing! The visual is as intriguing as the sound."
— K.M., Westerly, RI

"Thank you for your wonderful performance at our wedding. Everyone enjoyed!!!"
— D.K., Goshen, CT

"I was transported! Your music is so varied, like different instruments."
— C.C., Burlington, CT

"I'm a violist and recently had my 'Wondrous Love' CD stolen out of my car in the far-away tundra of Alaska, where I live. Although I am sure whoever 'borrowed' it (a bear? a moose? a hooligan?) will no doubt enjoy its contents, I, in the meantime, am missing it very much. I'd like to replace it if possible. "
— F.L., Anchorage, AK

"Thank you so much for providing the wonderful violin music! It added a lovely and festive air to the cocktail reception, and I know the guests appreciated the beauty and artistry of the music."
— Renbrook School, West Hartford, CT

"You are such a talented fiddler, what a wonderful style you've got. And so versatile. Did I detect some Greek music in one of the compositions? Makes you want to dance!"
— T.S., Surrey, U.K.

"Thank you so much for sharing your music with all of us at our luncheon. The tunes you played were both soothing and uplifting and provided a great atmosphere for our celebration."
— C.H., Cigna Corporation, Bloomfield, CT

"I listen to your CD every day. I love that it isn't just one type of music. It helps me to concentrate at work. I put it on when doing some difficult tasks; I find it relaxes me."
— D.B., West Hartford, CT

"We are in receipt of your incredibly lovely CD! Thank you for a real treat for the ears!!"
— E.E., Kempton, PA
Location: Hartford CT --- Phone: 860.614.3523 --- © 2024 Gordon Swift