Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music, Just Desserts Open Contra Dance Band, and Living Traditions Presents are hosting a weekend of events with Pete’s Posse, Vermont’s “Trad-Roots” Power Trio.
The Posse’s signature is variety: all multi-instrumentalists, the band plays a dynamic repertoire of folk-roots genres; songs and tunes, traditional and original. For over four years they’ve been bringing their brand of ‘Neo-Traditional Folk’ to festival stages, dance halls and concert series across the US, Canada and Europe.
Check out their website and YouTube for examples of their energetic music, and come enjoy any or all the events! www.petesposse.com/
All events are at the home of
Mike and Pat Dunham
7235 N Hadrians Walk
- Saturday, Jan 18 2:00 – 4:30 pm Group workshops with a Celtic music flavor.
- Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, + what you want! Bring your instruments and we’ll organize the workshop groups at 2:00
- Price: $40 per person
- Saturday, Jan 18, 7:00 pm Preceded by light pot luck reception, starting at 5:30
- Price: You pick your price, suggested ~$20 each
- Call to reserve your space, as seating for this intimate experience is limited.
Contra Dance Band Workshop
Sunday Jan 19, 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
Pete’s Posse will conduct a master class and workshop with the Just Desserts Contra Dance band. The focus will be on Just Desserts, but the workshop is open to interested musicians. Call Mike and Pat to discuss.
Vermont’s own trad-roots power trio! Composed of acclaimed musician Pete Sutherland, his talented protégé Oliver Scanlon and the uber-dynamic Tristan Henderson, Pete’s Posse never fails to surprise and excite! Twin fiddles in tight, wild harmony over high-powered guitar and pounding foot percussion with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jaw harp, rocking keyboards, and soaring vocal harmonies adding color to the Posse’s sonic landscape.
With a steady flow of powerful uplifting energy that spans their age gap, they tap into many traditions from the north to south, and east to west, to distill a distinct sound that is completely their own. The Boston Irish Reporter recently proclaimed the Posse puts forth a “kaleidoscope of sounds and styles with equal parts amiability and energy.”