Staff

  • Mike Burd

    Mike Burd is a professional musician who tours nationally playing bass with Maine’s own Dave Mallett. His (not so) secret passion, however, is playing ukulele and he is indeed the facilitator for the uke group The Merry Plinksters in Farmington. … Continue reading

  • Susie Burke

    Susie Burke has been singing and performing since the early 80s, as a soloist, and a member of several bands and duos, the longest running being with David Surette. Her musical tastes and influences are varied, encompassing contemporary and traditional … Continue reading

  • Jim Burke

  • Clayton Clemetson

    Clayton Clemetson was raised in the New England folk and contra dance traditions as both a dancer and a musician. After years of classical lessons he discovered a love for piano accompaniment at our very own Maine Fiddle Camp at … Continue reading

  • Baron Collins-Hill

    Baron grew up playing the mandolin in Maine and recently graduated from Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts with a degree in music performance and ethnomusicology. Versed in traditional fiddle music, bluegrass, and jazz, he is known for his rhythmic experimentation … Continue reading

  • Andrea Cooper

    A trained teacher, Andrea Cooper has taught everything from computers to clawhammer banjo. Andrea caught the Irish music bug while she was living in Toronto. Since then, her tin whistle teaching and playing has taken her to places as far … Continue reading

  • John Coté

    Guitarist John Coté has been performing for contra dances since he first fell in love with this pastime back in 1995. John did his music studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston as well as the University of … Continue reading

  • Sandy Davis

    Sandy has been playing for contra dances for nearly 50 years.  In the 1970’s, he was a founding member of the Roaring Jelly dance band (which is still going strong) and the Common Ground quintet.  Back then, he also played … Continue reading

  • Jim DiCarlo

    A self-described “tune hound,” Jim DiCarlo has been playing Irish music on whistle and wooden flute for contra dances, at sessions, and in the hallways of music festivals for the past 25 years.  He loves learning new tunes and has … Continue reading

  • Corey DiMario

    Double-bassist Corey DiMario is one of the most sought after accompanists in the acoustic music scene. He has performed at major festivals and concert venues across North America, Europe and Australia. A diverse musician, Mr. DiMario adds rock solid, low-end … Continue reading