A new strings initiative

The Moxie Strings 


Drowsy Maggie/ Sidetracked
The Moxie Strings (The Moxie Strings)
Holiday Reel
The Moxie Strings (The Moxie Strings)
Man of the House/ Master Crowley's
The Moxie Strings (The Moxie Strings)


"When it comes to The Moxie Strings, the name says it all"


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(734) 276-9066  or  (616) 635-0272

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"Top-notch instrumental wizardry"

-John Sinkevics

The Grand Rapids Press


The Moxie Strings is the electrifying combination of fiddler, Diana Ladio, and cellist, Alison Lynn. With their feel-good melodies and foot-stomping, rock-influenced rhythms, these girls have put a fresh, enticing spin on Celtic and Americana music. Though rooted in tradition, The Moxie Strings offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience two of the world’s best-known instruments and oldest genres through a young, progressive lens. Diana and Alison often join forces with dynamic drummer and world percussionist, Fritz McGirr, to create a high-energy trio proven to captivate any audience. The Moxie Strings’ ear-catching originals and dance-worthy, traditional tunes have quickly made it one of Michigan’s most promising and well-loved instrumental acts.

While the two can light up the stage, The Moxie Strings have also dedicated their careers to introducing new genres of music to string students, and preaching the importance of non-classical music in music education. They have taught clinics in over 50 schools throughout the country and presented at many music education professional development conferences. 

"The Moxie Strings mix chops with heart"

                                                                                                 -Current Magazine

Promotional Video 2013

Past Performances Include:

  • The Ark Ann Arbor
  • Bell's Brewery
  • The Intersection
  • Michigan Irish Music Festival
  • Founders Brewing Co.
  • Ann Arbor Street Art Fair
  • Lansing’s Festival of the Sun
  • FarmFest
  • Saline Celtic Festival
  • The Homestead Resort
  • Beaver Island Music Festival
  • Goose Island Brewing
  • St. Andrew’s Highland Games
  • Historic Hartland Music Hall
  • Alma Highland Games
  • Fifth Third Ballpark
  • Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival
  • Michigan State University
  • Kalmazoo Irish Festival
  • Kalamazoo Scottish Festival
  • 2010 National Curling Championships

The Moxie Strings comes in many configurations so to provide exactly the sound your event or venue is looking for. The two typically perform on violin and electric cello, and add percussion to provide a bigger, more energized sound for the appropriate venues. Diana and Alison also perform on acoustic instruments for smaller or more traditional occasions. 

In Various configurations, The Moxie Strings have shared stages with:

  • Gaelic Storm
  • Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas
  • The Ragbirds
  • The Tran-Siberian Orchestra

  • As soloists with the Battle Creek Symphony
  • Jeremy Kittel
  • Mike Block
  • Among many others

Our view of Short's Brewing Co. April, 2012