John Pranio

John Pranio

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John started his early musical life as a drummer (yes, he admits it) but by some miracle got hooked on traditional music in his teens.

Upon moving to Maine in1989, he helped establish the North Whitefield Contra Dance with famed caller Ted Sannella and the bands Calliope and The Usual Suspects, and continues playing for dances today with Henry Road and Sassafras Stomp. Since moving to Belfast in 2017, he has joined the Leaky Boot Jug Band on fiddle and harmonica.

John’s been teaching fiddle at Maine Fiddle Camp from the start, and more recently offering beginning/intermediate harmonica.  He’s been known to get a few silly skits going for the evening variety show. He teaches fiddle, harmonica and ukulele privately and can be contacted at pranioshima@gmail.com 338-0296.