Bands and Callers

Bands and callers from our region that you are likely to see performing at our dances.

 

Regional Callers

Syracuse
Carmen Giunta
Keith Hunt
Bob Nicholson
David Smukler
Sarah VanNorstrand
Binghamton
Hilton Baxter

Ithaca
Ted Crane
Pamela Goddard
Katy Heine
Nancy Spero
Rochester
Bob Fabinski
Margaret Mathews
Sharon Perry
Richard Sauvain
Dan Seppeler

 

Regional Bands

Arugula
Mike Hoeschele (fiddle), Chris DeGolyer (piano), Silvia Sörensen (flute), Fred Filbrich (bass)

August Wheat
Hope Grietzer (fiddle), Eileen Nicholson (fiddle), and Tom Hodgson (guitar)

Contrapasso
Tim Ball (fiddle), Roberta Truscello (piano)

The Black Squirrels
Annabel Hine (fiddle), Jonathan Watterson (flute, penny-whistle, harmonica), Paul Morris (guitar), Mike Bullock (stand-up bass)

Confluence
Nadine Dyskant-Miller (flute, foot percussion), Barbara Dyskant (keyboards)

Crooked Sixpence
Kathy Selby (fiddle), Gordon Bonnet (flute), John Wobus (piano)

Doc and the Snake Oil String Band
Dick Bolt, Marie Brate, Dan Palmer, Ted Sherwood

Eileen Nicholson and Tom Hodgson
Eileen Nicholson (fiddle) and Tom Hodgson (guitar)

Eric Rounds and Friends
Eric Rounds, Mark Henry, Bob Henrie and Friends

Esteemed Clams
Kathy Vandemortel (fiddle), Stephen Bland (banjo), Fred Filbrich (bass)

Frivolity
Jane Knoeck (piano), Rachel Bell (accordion), and Tim Ball (fiddle)

Gad-zekes!
Don Hughes (piano), Keith Hunt (fiddle), Judy Hunt (concertina), Zeke Smukler (mandolin, banjo), Bill Wilson (bass, bones), Jonathon Watterson (whistle, harmonica), Jenna Weitzel (fiddle)

Geneseo String Band
Jim Kimball and Friends

Good Fortune
Margaret Ball (fiddle), Laurel Sharp (winds), and Barb Seppeler (piano)

The Great Bear Trio
Andrew VanNorstrand (guitar), Noah VanNorstrand (fiddle), Kim Yerton (piano)

Groovemongers
Rebecca McCallum (fiddle), Jane Knoeck (piano, accordion), CW Abbott (mandolin, guitar), Mark Hellenberg (percussion)

Happy Endings
Jane Knoeck (piano), Eileen Nicholson (fiddle), Rachel Bell (accordion)

Jessi Howard Gang
Howard Blumenthal and friends

Kitchen Chair
Jennifer Dotson and Gail Blake

Mad Goat String Band
Peter Fraissinet (fiddle), Joe Hayward (banjo), Marianne Marsh (guitar), Tom Ruscitti, (mandolin), and Nancy Spero (bass)

Miss Marty and SGB
Marty Blodgett, Charlie Mayer, Tod Sukontarak, Jess Youngquest

Montage
Jane Knoeck (piano, accordion), Rachel Bell (accordion, flute), Tom Santarsiero (guitar, mandolin, banjo)

Notes Inégales
Andrea Katz (fiddle), Ethan Jodziewicz (guitar), Michael Ludgate (mandolin)

O’Shanigans
Tim Ball (fiddle), Michael Ludgate (mandolin), Phil Robinson (guitar)

Over and Under
Roger Cass, Jack DeVuyst, and Friends

Oxymorons
Mark Dumont (flute), Chris Degolyer (piano), Jeff Folkins (hammered dulcimer, concertina, bodhran), Jane Knoeck (piano)

Persuasion
Rebecca McCallum (fiddle), Jane Knoeck (piano), and Rachel Bell (accordion)

Rakes of Rochester
Roger Cass (piano), Sue Duvall (violin), Bill Hulfish (whistles), Mary Fraser (cello)

Rochester English Country Dance Ensemble
Lisa Hoffman, Pat Hanley, Chris DeGolyer, Fred Filbrich, and Dick Bolt

Salt Potatoes
Tom Fay (fiddle), Ted Curtis (fiddle, mandolin, guitar), Harvey Nusbaum (guitar, banjo), Bob Elfenbein (fiddle, guitar, bass)

Tempest
Chuck Abell (guitar), Tim Ball (fiddle), Geoff Saunders (bass), Jamie Kubala (percussion), Barbara Dyskant (piano)

Tim Ball & Tom Hodgson
Tim Ball (fiddle), Tom Hodgson (guitar)

Tunescape
Rachel Bell (accordion), Jodi Austin (piano), Nadine Dyskant-Miller (flute), Tim Ball (fiddle), Peter Blue (percussion, nyckelharpa, button accordion)

Wildroot String Band
Tom Owens, Michelle Burack, Dave Frenzel, Bruce Brown