Dave Reiner plays and teaches bluegrass, oldtime, Irish, swing & more. Twice Wisconsin State Fiddle Champ, he's also won many Northeastern contests and has written three fiddle instruction books. Dave's family and friends join him in the Reiner Family Band.
We play a mixture of traditional styles, including bluegrass, New England, Southern oldtime, Irish, Cape Breton, swing, French Canadian, Western Swing, blues, ragtime, Cajun, Klezmer, Greek, country and rockabilly! Click on the Repertoire menu for details.
The Reiner Family Band is available for festivals, house concerts, celebrations, parties, dances, weddings, fiddle workshops, and other special events.
If one fiddle is good, two fiddles are better! Andy, Dave, and Eric show how it's done at the Lowell Fiddle Contest in Massachusetts.
There's nothing like the sound of a fiddle to lift your spirits and set your feet to dancing. From sprightly jigs to sparkling reels, from warp-speed bluegrass to the lowdown blues, fiddle rules!
Fiddle Hell is an informal gathering of fiddlers to meet, jam, learn, and have fun! This incredible event is coming up on Nov. 3-6, 2022, in Westford, Massachusetts. Click on the Fiddle Hell menu above to find out more about Fiddle Hell.
The Reiner Family Band, from Lexington, Massachusetts, features the lively fiddle - banjo duets of champion fiddler Dave Reiner and his wife Cindy Eid. Their sons Andy Reiner and Eric Eid-Reiner play fiddle and piano, respectively. John Robinson, Paul Harty, and other honorary family members join in on occasion on guitar, mandolin, and vocals, in a repertoire ranging from traditional bluegrass and oldtime styles to Irish, Cape Breton, swing, ragtime, Klezmer, and Cajun.
RFB not only plays great traditional tunes for audiences of all ages, but also involves their listeners in learning about the instruments and the music.
Need a great band for your event?
The Reiner Family Band is available for festivals, house concerts, celebrations, parties, dances, weddings, fiddle workshops, and other special events. We can play acoustically or provide a full sound system for indoors or outdoors. While we live near Boston, we play throughout New England. For New England contra and square dances, we can bring an experienced dance caller who can make dancing easy and fun for all ages and all ability levels.
Where can you hear us play?
Listen to some of our tunes and songs here, or come to one of our live performances. We play tunes in lots of styles, like these.
Are you interested in coming to Fiddle Hell Massachusetts?
The next Fiddle Hell will be Nov. 5-8, 2020 including a public concert and contra dance on Nov. 4. There are tracks for fiddle, mandolin, guitar, cello, oldtime banjo, and singing, in many traditional styles.
Fiddle Hell information has moved to our new website.
Many thanks to Jonelle at SPARKEM STUDIO for website design!
Here are the latest CDs from the Reiner Family Band and from Eric and Andy, and classic and new fiddle books from Dave and Andy.
Dave's been teaching fiddle lessons in the Boston area for years, and knows a lot of excellent tunes in bluegrass, oldtime, Irish, swing, and other styles. He can show you the best bowing patterns, demystify chords and theory, and help with variations, backup, and contests. Click here for lesson details.
There’s nothing like listening and dancing to a live band! While we can’t quite invite you to the weddings and private celebrations where we play, the good news is that the Reiner Family Band and its members play at various public festivals, concerts, dances, and events. Click here for upcoming events, and click here to see past events where we have played.