Bands

Stomp Rocket

This New England trio has Glen  with fiddler Dave Langford (Latter Day Lizards, Les Z Boys, and Big Bandemonium)  and DADGAD guitarist  Bethany Waickman from Anadama.   They’ve played for contras throughout New England, and at dance weekends in Alaska,  Tennessee, and Maryland.  In the coming year Stomp Rocket will be at  Fleur de Lis Fling  in Kentucky,  The Florida Snowball, and the Corvalis Contradance Weekend in California among other places

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FrigateCharlie'sAngels.

Frigate (the ship, not the epithet) is a trio based in Maine that plays for dances and events all over the state. Steve teaches in the Farmington schools and was named Maine Music Educator of the year in 2007. Fred has played his “drums and bass” style guitar in bands from D.C. to Maine.  Frigate has a CD available, and can readily play everything from hot, swinging improvisations to sweet waltzes for your dance, wedding, or party.

Steve Muise on fiddle and button accordion

Glen Loper on mandolin and banjo

Fred White on guitar and percussion.

Photo:Payge Emerson

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STEAMPACKET

cropped steampacket

The Steampacket  trio  plays for  dances, weddings, and other events in Maine’s Mid-Coast region. With soaring fiddle, bright mandolin,  and David’s creative drop-D guitar playing, we get a rich, powerful sound that lifts the dancers and pleases listeners of all sorts.

Tamora Goltz on fiddle

David Stimson on guitar, piano, banjo,  concertina

Glen Loper on mandolin, banjo, and percussion.

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RIPTIDE

A powerful current of high-energy conradance music from Maine. Alden Robinson on fiddle, Owen Marshall on ripping DADGAD guitar and harmonium, and Glen Loper on mandolin.  Riptide has played up and down the east coast, and at dance weekends from Maine to California. Also available as four-piece band with percussionist Mark “Pokey” Hellenberg.   For more about Riptide visit the band website at: riptidedanceband.com

Riptide!

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