Staff

  • 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 over a decade ago. Since then, her tin whistle teaching and playing has taken her … 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 over 40 years. In the 70’s, he was a founding member of the Roaring Jelly dance band and the Common Ground quintet. Back then, he played occasionally with Dudley Laufman and the … 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

  • Joel Eckhaus

    Maine’s “Ukulele Eck” has been “out there” for four decades or so…singing and playing the ukulele, mandolin, tenor guitar, banjo, and musical saw in string bands, swing bands, vaudeville shows, and weird gigs of all sorts. A founding member of … Continue reading

  • Louisa Engle

    Louisa started playing violin as and eight-year-old through her public school’s strings program. In high school, she taught private violin lessons to younger students. Her music became more fiddley by the day. As a sophomore at Marlboro College, she founded … Continue reading

  • Liz Faiella

    An Irish fiddler with New England contradance flair and classical sensitivities, Liz Faiella has captivated audiences at premier folk venues, contradances, and festivals around New England.

  • Dan Faiella

    Dan Faiella specializes in fingerstyle arrangements of traditional Celtic tunes and songs. He is also in high demand as an accompanist for traditional Irish, Cape Breton, and New England contradance groups.  Dan has performed at the Capitol Center for the Arts, … Continue reading

  • Éric Favreau

    Éric Favreau comes from a family of traditional musicians and has spent a great deal of time playing with other fiddlers, learning their repertoire and studying their varied styles. Éric has explored and exploited various sources including archives and personally … Continue reading