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 by the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Folklife Center in a joint programme,
Next up: still a whole load of ... nothing for the time being, unsurprisingly. But there is hope on the horizon: we have a couple of
summer outdoor concerts booked for July (see our calendar). Of course, no-one has a crystal ball to be able to predict with absolute
certainty that these will go ahead, but it's a start!
In the meantime, it's still a lean time in the gig economy. We're not adding a “Donate” button to our website as such, but,
if you enjoy our music, would like to show support, and are in a position to do so, please consider buying some of our CDs, all listed
on our Recordings page. Some of the older ones are now going ridiculously cheap!
Thank you, and stay safe.
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."