Bands

Arise & Go

Irish, Scottish, and Canadian music trio featuring pipes, fiddle, and guitar. http://ariseandgo.org

Tempest

Swing and world music influenced contra dance band with guitarist Chuck Abell. http://tempestdanceband.com

Traonach

Ithaca’s Irish session band. We play every Tuesday night at the Argos Inn.

Blasts from the past…

I don’t play with these bands often anymore, but they sure were a lot of fun!

Tim Ball & Sophie Orzechowski

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

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.

Jen Cork & the Good Hope

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

O’Shanigans

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

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.

Escape

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