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Alakotila Dornfeld

Timo Alakotila & Ruthie Dornfeld

American and Finnish tunes, traditional and original, featuring Ruthie on fiddle and vielle, together with the fine playing and ever imaginative Timo on piano

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3Fiddlers 3Traditions

Danish fiddler Kristian Bugge, Métis fiddler Jamie Fox, and "wild card" fiddler Ruthie Dornfeld in an album of pure fiddling delight. Danish hopsas and polkas, Métis reels and jigs, Old-time American tunes and more!

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Lay of the Waves

Original music for 5 string medieval fiddle, with African kora, Turkish oud, bendir, vibes, banjo, bass viol, viola, accordion, and percussion. But not all at once.

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ACO: Nightmare Polka

An all originals album from ACO (American Café Orchestra), recorded in 2011.

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Duets Abroad

Duets with seven superb European folk musicians. Recorded on location in Finland, Denmark, Hungary, and France.

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ACO: The Early Years

An eclectic mix of fiddle tunes backed by a swinging Scandinavian rhythm section, this is the young ACO.

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Fortune's Wheel

From the quintet Concert Imaginaire, led by composer/guitarist David Hahn. Violin, keyboards, percussion, bass, and electric guitar, with guest vocalists. Drawing inspiration both from literature and Renaissance and medieval composers, Hahn uses electronics and "found" sound alongside the band and lets his imagination run wild.

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Finnish musicians Petri Hakala on mandolin and Tapani Varis on bass join Ruthie and guitarist John Miller in a scintillating quartet that plays everything from bossa novas to Finnish polskas.

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Noches de Fiesta

Guitarist John Miller joins Ruthie for a Latin-flavored album, featuring many Miller originals - waltzes, Brazilian choros, a tango and more.

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Rue Balkan

Traditional songs and instrumentals from the Balkans, France and Finland, with powerful vocalist/accordionist Ruth Hunter and special guests.

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Duo album with Ruthie and Vermont accordionist Jeremiah McLane, featuring French dance music and originals.