We're a group of musicians who love to get together once a week to play Celtic and Old Time fiddle tunes. We are from all musical backgrounds and have a wide variety of musical experiences. The group grew out of music sessions the were held at the Whalloonsburgh Grange Hall from 2016 to 2018.  From 2018-2020 we met in Peru at Rod Driscoll's home on Wednesday nights, usually from 6:30-9:30 pm. Lately we've been meeting back at Rod's house at 3401 US 9 Peru, NY 12972 on the 1st Wednesday. On the 3rd Wednesday we will be  meeting at the Essex, NY library on Rt. 22. Wherever we meet, we encourage anyone to join us who would like, to come, listen or play along.
We have a very interesting mix of instruments, including two hammered dulcimers, fiddles, one or two claw hammer banjos, two guitars and bass, an occasional mandolin and various types of percussion. Rod's dog Sylvie is a very attentive audience.
We have an experienced dance caller/fiddler in the group, Jeremy Clifford. Sometimes fiddler/caller Lausanne Allen joins us. We are booking contra, square &, barn dances.
Our first dance was on Friday, February 21st, 2020 at the North Country Squares building on the Clinton County, NY fairgrounds. We had a big and enthusiastic group of dancers for that first dance. Then.... Covid came along and put an end to the dances for the last year and a half. We're currently playing for dances at the Elizabethtown Social Center, North Country Squares Dance Hall (Morrisonville, NY) and the Black Kettle Farm (Essex, NY). See our events page for times and dates of dances.
We have a great time playing music and welcome any newcomers who would like to learn this type of music or just listen.
We also provide a number of audio cuts from our band for listening and learning to play.