For over two decades Atlantic Crossing have been rocking the contra dance halls of New England
and beyond and entrancing concert audiences with paintings in song of local history and more.
Their music, drawn from the Celtic traditions of the British Isles as well as from Maritime and
French Canada, lifts audiences from their seats, transports dancers to ever greater delight and
strikes joyous notes at celebrations.
Atlantic Crossing are available for:
Festivals - for concerts, contra dances, workshops.
Celebrations - weddings, anniversaries, parties, etc.
Contra dances & Contra dance weekends
and more - please discuss your vision with us; we'll try to help make it come true.
Atlantic Crossing have released six albums, the most recent in 2016, as well as one compilation CD.
Each is a mix of traditional and the band's own original material, both dance tunes and songs, with only occasional covers.
Their repertoire delves into the music of their Vermont home and the wider New England region, including ballads and tunes
from the Helen Hartness Flanders collection, bringing them to life once more for future generations.
Local history is also a significant theme of their original compositions, and, for their contribution to the State's heritage,
they were designated American Masterpiece Artists in a now discontinued joint programme by the Vermont Arts Council and the
Vermont Folklife Center.
This Saturday (21 Oct) we'll be playing for the Montpelier contra dance at Shelburne Town Hall with Bill Olson calling.
We're being joined by Donal Sheets for this dance, adding cello and mandolin, maybe more, to the mix. See you there.
A few testimonials
"... enough energy to power a city"
".. the most fun I ever had at a contra dance ..."
"The musical interplay has to be heard to be believed."
"Their skill and talent is extraordinary."