We'd love to have you join us on our Spring Folk Music Weekend. Here are descriptions of our Weekend Staff.
WILD GOOSE NATION - Craig Edwards, Mike Fischman and Dirck Westervelt, exceptional musicians who live around New England, but who have traveled and lived in West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Ireland, Mali, Zimbabwe and Brittany. Among them they play guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, bass, piano, button accordion and harmonica. The band was formed two years ago and they play an eclectic mix of traditional music: string band, Appalachian, Blues, Cajun, Celtic and Swing.
ROBIN PATON - son of Folk Legacy's Sandy and Caroline Paton, grew up listening to traditional music of all kinds. At age 14 he taught himself to play clawhammer banjo by wearing out his Folkways album of Wade Ward. In the late 70s he began to play and sing traditional Irish music. Robin plays music from Appalachia, the British Isles and Ireland, on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin, mandola and octave mandolin.
MICHAEL ALPERT - is a multi-talented performer who has an extensive knowledge of Yiddish and Eastern European music. An accomplished violinist, he also plays accordion and drum. And oy, can he sing! Expect workshops covering the Yiddish ballad tradition and the Klezmer revival. There will also be an in depth singing workshop and one on playing instrumental Klezmer music. Bring your voices and your instruments. Michael will teach us some dances, too.
MARY DEVLIN - leads contras, English Country dance, triplets and squares. She's known for calling dances that emphasize great connections -- "feel good" dances! New as well as experienced dancers from coast to coast have loved Mary's quick and explicit teaching, clear, crisp calling and flowing dances. Besides calling and dancing, Mary is on the Country Dance and Song Society's Board of Directors, and also on the Executive Board. Mary's infectious spirit of joy and fun makes her one of the Northwest's favorite callers, and a favorite around the country.
For information: firstname.lastname@example.org (718) 549-1344 (after 11 AM NY Time)