Performers

Performers Scheduled for This Year’s Festival

All Star Family Brass Band Balkan dance band
Agranoff, Mike Folk singer
Amesse, Tom English country dance caller
Ankney, Ruthanne Family song and dance leader
Apple Crisp Contra dance band
Avoglia, Evelyn Singer, drummer, and dancer
Axel-Lute, Melanie Contra dance caller
Bassett Street Hounds Border morris team
The Beans Gospel, sea, and love songs
Bearman, Dick Contra and sword dance teacher and caller
Berns, Leora Dancing and teaching international dance
Black, Dan Contra dance caller
Bloom, Jacob Contra dance caller
Borjeson, Cece & George, Ruth Traditional harmonies, humor, and history
Brozek, Allan Contra and square dance caller
Calliope Contra dance band
Cann, Amy
Dance band leader
The Celtic Knots Contra dance band
Chambers, John Scandinavian and International dance musician
Charles River Rappers Rapper sword team
Colestock, Dave Contra and square dance caller
Cornbread Country blues band
Coonrod, Simone Swing and merengue dance teacher
Crane, Ted Contra dance caller and bodhran musician
Crawford, Jo
Folk dance leader
Davis, Jeff Folk singer and musician
Deephouse, Chris Irish dance teacher
deGuardiola, Susan Dance historian, teacher, and caller
Derby, Steve & Wilson, Ada Swedish turning dance teachers
Doyle, Valentine Traditional folk singer
Druzhina Balkan dance band (formerly “Dunya”)
Eccentric Company, The English country dance band
Epstein, Jerry Traditional style singing, concertina, and folklorist
Erdman, Ronnie Circle dance Leader
Fairfield Crossing Traditional and contemporary Celtic and American vocals / instrumentals
Fiddleheads Contras and square dance music
Fingerplay Contra and English country dance band
Fischer, Bill Contra dance caller, penny-whistle musician
Flying Romanos, The English country dance band
Friedman, Don & Glenn, Jenny Bluegrass and blues performers
Lisa Furman & the Bluefly Boys Celtic and American music performers
Goddard, Pamela Dance caller / choreographer and singer of traditional American songs
Gogofski Trio, The Macedonian dance band
Goldberg, Henry Balkan singing leader and musician
Goldstein, Barbara Contra dance caller
Gottier, Karin International dance teacher
Greater Hartford Scottish Country Dancers, The Perform Scottish country dances
Green, David Singer, guitarist, banjoist, and raconteur
Green, Sharon English country dance caller
Griffin, Culver Contra and square dance caller
Haeckler, Brian Scottish country dance teacher and caller
Hale, Christine Contra dance caller
Henri, Axel Lutenist
Hijaz International folk dance band
Holland, Steve Contra dance caller
Holz, Loretta English country dance and international dance leader
Horowitz, Willa Israeli and klezmer dance leader
Cal Howard & Friends English, Scottish, and International dance band
Hendrickson, Fran Dance musician
Hunt, Donna Contra dance caller
Innerstate String Band Old time musicians
International Folk Sounds International folk dance orchestra
Jones, David Folk singer
Jones, Mary English country dance caller and teacher
Joughin, Sally Celtic music jam leader
Just Harmony Multi-cultural music of peace, justice and freedom
Kaufman, Geoff Traditional musician and singer
Kennedy, Ridge Contra dance caller
Koth, Mickey Contra dance musician
Krasna, Stuart Folk singer and musician
Krasner, Orly English country dance choreographer and caller
Krom, Anne Hammered dulcimer
Ladies of the Rolling Pin Morris dance team
Lafleur, Sandy & Krom, Annie Dulcimer musicians and teachers
Landy, Joel Folk singer and musician
Lev, Heather Original and traditional singer / guitarist
Levine, Carl English country dance and contra caller
MacMillan, Neal & Bronfman, Joannie Traditional singers and musicians
MacDougal Street Rent Party Songs of freedom
Magrane, Peter Guitarist
Marshall’s Big Audubon Band English country dance band
Matulis, John International dance musician
Mayer, Evy Versatile folksinger, musician, and ukulele specialist
McArthur, Verne Folk singer
McGuire, Paul Morris dancer and teacher
Medve, Val English country dance caller
Messore, Robert Folk singer and musician
Morse, Sandy Folk singer
Mountain Road Traditional Irish band
Mrozak, Suzanne Mostly traditional music of North America and the British Isles
Murtha, Sean & Deirdre Instrumental and vocal duets of old-time American and Irish traditional music
Nagumo, Takako Japanese-American who shares songs of her childhood
Nefesh Klezmer music band
New Haven Morris & Sword Morris and sword team
Noel, Lynne Folk singer
NOMAD Festival Brass Band Zweifache band
Nutmeg Spelmanslag Gammaldans/Swedish dance band
Nzinga’s Daughters African-American women’s ensemble: song, poetry, story-telling
Out On A Whim Plays for family and contra dances as well as special events
Pajdashi Croatian dance band
Pandora English country dance band
Paton, Sandy & Caroline Collectors and singers of traditional music
Playford Consort English country dance band
Portable Folk Festival Folk singing group
Potter, Ed Caller / leader and teacher of American, English, and International dancing
Potter, Marj English country dance caller
Pritchard, Arnie Story teller
Randall, Bruce Medieval, renaissance, early American, and English “West Gallery” music
Rasmussen, Jerry Folksinger, songwriter, leader of the Gospel Messengers
Reel Thing Contra and Colonial dance band
Roby, Tom English country, contra, and International dance caller & teacher
Rosenberg, Karianna International dance teacher
Rosin the Bow Traditional singers and musicians
Savig, Sonja Norwegian songs and folk songs with translations and family anecdotes
Savitt, Joan & Jim Scandinavian dance teachers
Schwartz, Jean Folk singer
Sherry, Arthur Folk singer
ShoreGrass Band Bluegrass, old-time, early country, gospel, folk and original music
Sirch, Jim & Willow Irish and dance musicians
Sloane, David Family song leader
Smith, Drew Autoharp musician
Sprung, Roger Legendary banjoist
SS Chanteens High school sea chantey singers
Suffet, Steve Folk singer
Svitanya Eastern European women’s vocal ensemble
Thompson, Debbie Irish dance teacher
Three of Cups A unique brand of traditional folk music blending vocal harmony, fiddle, and guitar
Triboro Harmony x 3
Triple Play All Stars Songs and instrumentals from here and abroad, using autoharp, guitar, banjo
Vermilya, Peggy English country dance caller & teacher
Walkingwood Mandolin Quartet Unique traditional music quartet
Weber, Sol Round singer and teacher
Wedeen, Robbie Traditional folk singer
Wesleyan Rappers Rapper sword dance team
Whiting, Ann Clogging teacher
Wild Notes Contra dance band
Woodchucks’ Revenge Folk trio from cowboy to Celtic
Woodkerne Contra dance and concert band
XOPO International dance musicians
Young, Jonathan International dance teacher
Zuzazz String Orkestra Acoustic string musicians