Bands

Tempest

Swing-influenced contra dance band with guitarist Chuck Abell. http://tempestdanceband.com

Jen Cork & the Good Hope

Folk-jazz group featuring the “smokily textured” vocals of singer-songwriter Jen Cork.

Traonach

Ithaca’s Irish session band. We play every Tuesday night at Rulloff’s.

Tim Ball & Sophie Orzechowski

Traditional New England and Irish . http://timballviolin.com/duowithsophie

Empty Hats

Renaissance Faire band extraordinaire… they describe themeselves as “Celtic music… unplugged but wired!” I perform with them at gigs in upstate NY, primarily at the Sterling Renaissance Festival.

O’Shanigans

Ithaca-based contra dance trio. http://oshanigans.org

Escape

Quebecois and Irish influenced contra dance music. http://tunescape.org/escape

Blasts from the past…

These bands aren’t (usually) active anymore, but we sure had a lot of fun!

Tunescape

Crazy contra dance music from upstate New York and western Pennsylvania. http://tunescape.org

Contrapasso

A duo with pianist Roberta Truscello, playing music for contra dances and English Country dances.