Traditional & Original
TuneFolk offers a variety of traditional and original fiddle tunes -- lively jigs, rolling reels, stately marches and smooth waltzes (and maybe a song or two!). Drawing from Celtic, Southern Old-time, Early American, French-Canadian and international folk music, TuneFolk will set your feet -- and your heart -- a dancing!
We've picked, strummed and bowed our way through 30 years of music and dance in coffeehouses, churches, dance halls, barns, camps and homes, for private and community events. We've played in living-rooms, backyards, town parks,
grange halls, country stores, barns, stages, porches, living rooms, yards, store windows, hay wagons, you name it.
With the addition of other musicians on fiddle, flute, pennywhistle, bass, bodhran or banjo -- we can adjust to the needs of an event, or the whim of the mood -- as background music, or dance band.
We also play with local dance band, Tamarack, as well as The FireFlies Band, and the inter-generational family (sit-in) dance band, Tame Rutabaga.
Charlton Community Barn Dance
Come join TuneFolk for a kick-up-your-heels, feel-good time at our Barn Dance at
Historic Harmony Hall Community Center in Charlton, NY
(Spring and Fall).
April & May 2015 (TBA)
For more information and directions, see our Barn Dance page.
Planning a reunion, barbecue, party? A community or private social event? A little toe-tapping fiddle music in the background brightens any gathering and
sets the mood:
"Your music was just what this event needed. It really made the day."
"We enjoyed the fiddle tunes. A nice break from the usual recorded music."
Want to host a dance? -- contra, squares, circles, or folk dances from around the world (and for all ages) -- we know a few good callers who can walk you through the moves, step-by-step, for a really fun night you, your family and your friends won't forget. You don't even have to know how to dance - caller and band will lead you through it all.
TuneFolk Sightings -
So, Where Have We Been?
We love to pull out instruments whenever and wherever, no matter where we travel, and we often hear, "Hey, didn't we see you at...?"
Well, maybe so, if you were were visiting . . .
• Charlton General Store - Charlton, NY
Strawberry & Pie Festivals @ Harmony Hall, Charlton, NY
Charlton Founder's Day Market - Charlton, NY
Creekside Cafe - Burnt Hills, NY
Saratoga Contra, Saratoga Springs, NY
Albany History Fair - Albany, NY
Albany & Delmar Family Dances
Sheep & Wool Showcase, Clermont. NY
Burnt Hills Farmer's Market - Burnt Hills, NY
Ballston Spa Farmer's Mkt - Ballston Spa, NY
Troy Farmer's Market - Troy, NY
Saratoga Farmer's Market - Saratoga, NY
Schenectady Greenmarket - Schen., NY
Waterford Farmer's Market - Waterford, NY
Barn Dance - Greenfield Center, NY
Saratoga Contra Dance - Saratoga Spr., NY
Family Dance - Keene, NY
Knox Octagon Barn Dances, Knox, NY
Thacher Park Harvest Fair, Voorheesville, NY
Emma Thacher Nature Center Craft Bazaar - Voorheesville, NY
Various summer camps in NY & Western New England.
Parties, community events, weddings, reunions throughout NY and western NE. . .
We get around . . .
Top Photo: "Morning Mist" taken the morning after a contra dance at Barkeater Inn, Keene, NY