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Performer and teacher of traditional American & European fiddle music on violin and vielle

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Autumn 2018 News

In October I play a Ragtime Era Ball and Tea Dance in Cape May, NJ with Spare Parts, then will head off to Helsinki, Finland to record with composer and keyboardist Timo Alakotila. I have known and admired Timo's music for over 20 years, so this is a real thrill. At the end of October I'll be back in Seattle to meet up with fabulous accordionist/pianist Jeremiah McLane, and we'll play a contra dance and a couple of house concerts. And in November I'll be back in Scandinavia for a Danish tour with 3Fiddlers 3Traditions.

  • Saturday 10/6 - Ragtime Ball with Spare Parts
  • Sunday 10/7 - Ragtime Tea Dance with Spare Parts
  • Sunday 10/14 - Concert with Timo Alakotila & Ruthie Dornfeld
    Helsinki, Finland
  • Friday 10/26, 7:30 - 10:00 PM - Emerald City Contra Dance with Jeremiah McLane
    Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Avenue N, Seattle
  • Saturday, 10/27 at 7:00 PM - McLane & Dornfeld Seattle House Concert
    French and Quebecois traditional music, plus originals. In North Seattle. Space is limited, early reservations recommended. Contact David Darr for reservations, location, and info: dsdarr@gmail.com
  • Sunday 10/28 at 4:30 PM - McLane & Dornfeld Lopez Island House Concert
    For reservations, location & info, contact Stanley at: stanleygreenthal@gmail.com