Who We Are

TunSue-Jim_2016_HagueNYeFolk offers a variety of traditional and original fiddle tunes — lively jigs, rolling reels, stately marches and smooth waltzes (and maybe a song or two). Drawing from Celtic, Southern Old-time, Early American, French-Canadian, and original tunes, TuneFolk will set your feet — and your heart — a dancing!

We’ve picked, strummed and bowed our way through years of music and dance in coffeehouses, churches, dance halls, barns, camps and homes; for private and community events. We’ve played in various bands along the way; from an Old-Time string band to contra and community dance dance bands — playing for events in the NY Capital Region, and throughout Eastern New York and Western New England.

Though we enjoy playing with our other bands (Tamarack, FireFlies, Tame Rutabaga), we still like being a duo, playing for the sheer joy of making music, be it Farmer Markets, barn dances, or wherever the music road takes us. If one person cracks a smile, dances a jig, or just moves a toe to the beat, it’s worth the moment. There’s nothing like watching people react to live music; react to something we’ve just created. It gets into their feet, then works its way up to a smile. It brings us joy to see others enjoy what we do.