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CONNtra Dance Musicians in CONNecticut

accordion banjo bass bass guitar bodhran bouzouki
concertina dobro fiddle fife flute guitar harmonica
mandolin piano recorder viola da gamba whistle
Alphabetical list of CT contra dance musicians and the instrument(s) they play


Accordion:
Craig Edwards (Wild Goose Nation)
Fran Hendrickson (The Reel Thing)
John Kalinowski (Fifer's Delight Band, Wild Notes)
Norb Spencer (Dogtown)

Banjo:
Craig Edwards (Wild Goose Nation)
Mike Fischman (Wild Goose Nation)
Tom Randall (Dogtown)
Jim Sirch (Fiddleheads)
Ken Sweeney (860.395.7505)
Dirck Westervelt (Wild Goose Nation)

Bass:
Mike Fischman (Wild Goose Nation)
John Soltys (Thread City String Band)
Dirck Westervelt (Wild Goose Nation)

Bass guitar:
Ed Dale (The Cicadas)

Bodhran:
Jim Sirch (Fiddleheads)

Bouzouki:
Howie Levine (The Cicadas)

Concertina:
John Kalinowski (Wild Notes)
Linne Landgraf (Heart's Ease)
Ken Sweeney (860.395.7505)

Dobro:
Howie Levine (The Cicadas)
Fiddle:
June Bisantz-Evans (Thread City String Band)
Craig Edwards (Wild Goose Nation)
Colin Healey (Fiddleheads)
Mickey Koth (Wild Notes, Wry Bred)
Becky Miller (Dogtown)
Chuck Morgan (Thread City String Band)
Willow Sirch (Fiddleheads)
Tim St. Jean (The Cicadas)
Dan Tressler (Jackson Pike Skifflers)
Ginny Worrel (The Reel Thing)

Fife:
John Kalinowski (Fifer's Delight Band, Wild Notes)
Walt Sweet (Fifer's Delight Band)

Flute:
Jennifer Cooke (The Cicadas)
Mickey Koth (Wild Notes, Wry Bred)
Linne Landgraf (Heart's Ease)
Jim Sirch (Fiddleheads)
Julie Sorcek (The Reel Thing, Wry Bred)
Walt Sweet (Fifer's Delight Band)
Nat Woodruff (Heart's Ease)

Guitar:
Bill Campbell (The Reel Thing)
Craig Edwards (Wild Goose Nation)
Mike Fischman (Wild Goose Nation)
Dave Howard (Please & Thank-You Stringband)
Laura Mazza-Dixon (Heart's Ease)
Robert Messore (Wry Bred)
Noreen Morgan (Thread City String Band)
Norman Plankey (Fiddleheads)
Tom Randall (Dogtown)
Bill Shevin (The Cicadas)
Dan Tressler (Jackson Pike Skifflers)
Dirck Westervelt (Wild Goose Nation)
Harmonica:
Larry Boisvert (Thread City String Band)
Bill Campbell (The Reel Thing)
Ken Sweeney (860.395.7505)

Mandolin:
Mike Fischman (Wild Goose Nation)
Colin Healey (Fiddleheads)
Howie Levine (The Cicadas)
Tom Randall (Dogtown)
Tim St. Jean (The Cicadas)
Dan Tressler (Jackson Pike Skifflers)
Bill Wallach (Please & Thank-You Stringband)
Gary Wickfors (Fiddleheads)

Piano/ Keyboard:
Kasha Breau (Wild Notes)
Chris Hebert (Fifer's Delight Band)
Fran Hendrickson (The Reel Thing)
Becky Miller (Dogtown)
Tom Randall (Dogtown)
Ginny Worrel (The Reel Thing)

Recorder:
Mickey Koth (Wild Notes, Wry Bred)
Linne Landgraf Heart's Ease)
Nat Woodruff (Heart's Ease)

Viola da gamba:
Laura Mazza-Dixon (Heart's Ease)

Whistle:
Mickey Koth (Wild Notes, Wry Bred)
Linne Landgraf (Heart's Ease)
Jim Sirch (Fiddleheads)
Nat Woodruff (Heart's Ease)


Contra dance musicians by name with instrument(s):
June Bisantz-Evans (Thread City String Band): fiddle
Larry Boisvert (Thread City String Band): harmonica
Kasha Beau (Wild Notes): keyboard
Bill Campbell (The Reel Thing): guitar, harmonica
Ellen Cohn: piano
Jennifer Cooke (The Cicadas): flute
Ed Dale (The Cicadas): bass guitar
Craig Edwards (Wild Goose Nation): accordion, banjo, fiddle, guitar
Mike Fischman (Wild Goose Nation): banjo, bass, guitar, mandolin
Colin Healey (Fiddleheads): fiddle, mandolin
Chris Hebert (Fifer's Delight Band): piano
Fran Hendrickson (The Reel Thing): accordion, piano
Dave Howard (Please & Thank-You Stringband): guitar
John Kalinowski (Fifer's Delight Band, Wild Notes): accordion, concertina, fife
Mickey Koth (Wry Bred, Wild Notes): fiddle, whistle, flute, recorder
Linne Landgraf (Heart's Ease): flute, recorder, whistle, concertina
Howie Levine (The Cicadas): bouzouki, dobro, guitar, mandolin
Laura Mazza-Dixon (Heart's Ease): guitar, viola da gamba
Robert Messore (Wry Bred): guitar
Becky Miller (Dogtown): fiddle, piano
Chuck Morgan (Thread City String Band): fiddle
Noreen Morgan (Thread City String Band): guitar
Norman Plankey (Fiddleheads): guitar
Tom Randall (Dogtown): banjo, guitar, mandolin, piano
Bill Shevin (The Cicadas): guitar
Jim Sirch (Fiddleheads): banjo, bodhran, flute, whistle
Willow Sirch (Fiddleheads): fiddle
John Soltys (Thread City String Band): bass
Julie Sorcek (The Reel Thing, Wry Bred): flute
Norb Spencer (Dogtown): accordion
Tim St Jean (The Cicadas): concertina, fiddle, mandolin
Ken Sweeney: banjo, concertina, harmonica (860.395.7505)
Walt Sweet (Fifer's Delight Band): fife, flute
Dan Tressler (Jackson Pike Skifflers): fiddle, guitar, mandolin
Bill Wallach (Please & Thank-You Stringband): mandolin
Dirck Westervelt (Wild Goose Nation): banjo, bass, guitar
Gary Wickfors (Fiddleheads): mandolin
Nat Woodruff (Heart's Ease): flute, recorder, whistle
Ginny Worrell (The Reel Thing): fiddle, keyboard

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Last modified January 4, 2019.