BANDS AND CALLERS

TUCSON’S LOCAL BANDS

Jumping Chollas3Jumping Chollas

performing Celtic, New England and Old-time selections in Arizona. with members: Sharon Goldwassers on fiddle, Tom Ryan on mandolin & banjo, and Steve Richard on guitar

Out of Kilters

 

 

The Out of Kilters

Noted for their enthusiastic renditions of classic Irish ballads, jigs, and reels, The Out of Kilters, this Irish band from Tucson, Arizona, plays Celtic and traditional American music for pubs, private parties, contradances and special events.

Pima County All-Stars

The Pima County All-Stars

Privy TippersThe Privy Tippers

Hailing from Tucson, the Privy Tippers are a rock-solid dance band steeped in the Southern string band tradition. Over the past 17 years they kept one foot in the South while they stepped into several other musical traditions, such as French Canadian, New England and music of the Southwestern Borderlands. Jacquie Wohl leads the band with her driving melodic fiddling. Dave Firestine is an exceptional lead and back-up mandolin player who adds a danceable punch to each and every note. On string bass, Jerry Ray Weinert lays the rhythmic foundation for the musical dance of the fiddle and mandolin.

                                                      The Grrrl Band:                     Jacquie Wohl on fiddle, Judy Francis on keyboard, and Elena Martin on flute.

 

 

 

Moonshine
Old-timey tunes featuring banjo/s and fiddle, as well as the Irish traditional dance music of jigs, reels and hornpipes. Traditional instruments of guitar, mandolin, Irish tenor banjo, flute, tin whistle, hammered dulcimer and bodhran. Chuck Williamson, Tom Ryan, Carina Ravely, and Cammi Vaughan. Veterans all of the illustrious open band.

open bandTucson’s own Mighty Open Band

REGIONAL BANDS

Cluster FolkClusterfolk. The band consists of Leslie Nelson on fiddle, Bryan Flamig on fiddle and drums, Laura Davidson-Crowley on flute, pennywhistle and sax, Bill Lytle on guitar, mandolin, and percussion, Ron Nieman on hammer dulcimer, and Linda Nieman on keyboard.

Pick 'n Holler

 

Pick & Holler

 

 

 

 

                                                                

TradBlend

Traditional Blend

As a duo, Bill and Patti Cumming bring to audiences and dancers quality authentic traditional Celtic, Old Time, Cajun and Mexican music, influenced by their mentors in the US, Canada, and Ireland.

GUEST BANDS

 

Out of the Wood
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Kathy Bowman-Fiddle
Vickie Marron-Piano
Pat Marron – Mandolin, Fiddle, banjo

 

 

 

 

Dan Levenson and Friends

An American old-time musician and storyteller. He sings and plays the five-string banjo, fiddle, and guitar, specializing in the music of Appalachia. Levenson was voted one of the United States’s top ten clawhammer banjo players by Banjo Newsletter readers.

 

 

 

GBt

 

The Great Bear Trio
From Fulton, New York
Andrew VanNorstrand on fiddle and electric guitar. Noah VanNorstrand on fiddle, mandolin, feet, and didgeridoo. Kim “Mama Bear” Yerton on keyboard

 

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                                                Buz Lloyd and Freinds

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Little Table Contra Band

TUCSON’S LOCAL CALLERS

Don Copler

 

Don Copler

Claire Zucker

Claire Zucker

Known for her clear teaching and lovely flowing dances, Claire has been calling great dances for our Tucson crowds since the early 90’s.  With contra dance band STEAM!, she tours in the U.S. and has called dances at Glen Echo in the Washington DC area, as well as several dance camps and numerous events.  A musician as well, Claire plays the bodhrán, concertina, sings and even clogs (her first instrument) with STEAM!, as well as with Púca, her local duo with Dave Firestine. Claire is on the TFTM Board, and has been one of our long-term contributors as an organizer for over 20 years.

http://www.dancetosteam.webs.com/
http://www.pucamusic.com/

J.P. Thom-GronachanJ.P. Thom-Gronachan



Stuart Moody outdoors

 

 

Stuart Moody

 

 

Tavi Merrill aTavi Merrill

REGIONAL CALLERS

Peg HesleyPeg Hesley

Deb ComlyDeb Comly

 

Judy ZeidelJudy Zeidel

Dave Black '94 sketch

 

Dave Black

 

 

 

 

Michael Barraclough

 

Michael Barraclough

 

 

seth levine

 

Seth Levine  

 

GUEST CALLERS

 

Erik Erhardt

Erik calls contra and English, instructs couples dance, and organizes dance in New Mexico, traveling widely for dancing and community building. In his engaging and entertaining manner, Erik’s teaching is encouraging, clear, and detailed giving all an opportunity to gain a sense of mastery at each person’s level while having something to gain for everyone.