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Bands & Musicians

Dance All Night

Old time music with traditional flavor for dances, concerts, parties and other events. Mostly Irish, Scottish, English and American traditional tunes, some originals. Larry Moser: accordion, guitar, piano, hammered dulcimer. Mary Nagin: fiddle. Jack Dillon: fiddle. (631)549-9677 laracord@hotmail.com

The Homegrown String Band

The Homegrown String Band is a family band from right here on Long Island. The band is comprised of Rick (guitar, banjo, harmonic, vocals) and Georgianne Jackofsky (mountain dulcimer, banjo ukulele, doumbek), and daughters Erica (fiddle) and Annalee (mandolin, jawharp). The band’s music is a mix of original and neo-traditional high energy acoustic American roots music. HGSB performed their first public appearance for the LITMA in January 1997 at a member’s concert. What was to be their 15 minute set turned into 45 minutes and was so much fun they decided then and there to carry on the tradition of families making a joyful sound and sharing it with their friends and neighbors. They have been performing around the country since that fateful day in 1997, appearing at venues ranging from the Record Family Bluegrass Festival in Maine to the National Theatre in Washington DC, the Festival of American Music in Branson, Missouri, and the Appalachian Fiddle & Bluegrass Association’s bluegrass festival in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, and including such eclectic venues as The Purple Fiddle in West Virginia and Caffe Lena in New York. They also appeared at numerous LITMA folk and fiddle festivals. They have four CDs to their credit, all produced by Larry Moser. Their last CD, Ragged but Right, was reviewed by the Grammy award winning author Bill Dahl (Motown: The Golden Years), who wrote: "Whether you classify their sound as Americana, bluegrass, folk, or old-time country, Rick Jackofsky, his wife Georgianne, and their daughters Erica (a standout on fiddle) and Annalee are not only dedicated to keeping a classic tradition alive, they’re advancing it. Alongside the traditional rural laments “Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down” and “Darlin’ Corey” are a clever tribute to the late Johnny Cash and the stark, insightful original “Life Is Hard,” each testifying to the power and joy of music made by a real family band.” Contact info: www.homegrownstringband.com, stringband@optonline.net; 631-744-4254.

The Huntingtones

Band plays a well-rounded repertoire of old time music, blue grass, Irish, English, and French Canadian jigs and reels. Blake Hanson and Sue Wood on Fiddle, Vince Bruno on guitar, Jonathan Brandt on piano, Herb Lape on flute 631-427-7542 hlape@optonline.net

Larry Moser

Folk music performance in a variety of styles for concerts, dances, weddings, parties etc. Songs and tunes, multiple instruments, solo or bands of various sizes. Folk music and dance presentations and workshops for schools. Audio recording, in-studio or on location - demos, albums, specialty services such as transferring old records and tapes to CD and music compilations for dance productions.  Small batch CD production. Sound for events. Folk music instruction: guitar, accordion, hammered dulcimer, piano, English concertina, voice.(Over thirty years experience performing and teaching traditional folk music. Expert in arrangement of music for solo and various size groups. Leader of LITMA Contradance Orchestra and the bands Dance All Night and Grumblin' Rustic. Larry has performed for LITMA, the Folk Music Society of Huntington, The Pinewoods Folk Music Club of New York, CDNY, Swing'n Tern, and for many Long Island libraries, historical societies, and civic and social organizations.Over fifteen years experience producing recordings for artists in folk, classical and jazz fields. Produced albums for many popular Long Island performers including Little Toby Walker, and The Homegrown String Band. Recording engineer for Long Island Traditions, North Shore Pro Musica, the Canta Libre Chamber Music Ensemble and the Ohman School of Ballet.Over twenty years experience providing sound amplification for concerts and other events. Larry has been concert sound engineer for LITMA and The Folk Music Society of Huntington, and presently works regularly with Long Island Traditions.(631)549-9677 laracord@hotmail.com

Grumblin' Rustic

Old time music played and sung expertly and creatively. Concerts,dances,
parties, weddings etc. Traditional American, Irish, English and Scottish
songs and tunes, and many original tunes.
Larry Moser: accordion, guitar, piano, hammered dulcimer, voice. Bill Ayasse: fiddle, mandolin, cittern, voice. Steve Uh: fiddle, voice. (631)549-9677 laracord@hotmail.com

Maureen and Charley Mooney

Maureen and Charlie perform traditional Irish and Celtic music, a type of music that they have heard and enjoyed all their lives. Maureen sings and plays the Celtic harp, while Charlie performs on the tin whistle and uilleann pipes. They play at weddings, and cultural activities, such as concerts, public library and school performances.  Maureen and Charlie perform regularly, since 1997, at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration. They perform in period costumes appropriate to the village setting, and play and sing Irish traditional music from that era.
They are both long-time members of the Long Island Traditional Music Association (LITMA) and have also been associated with the Huntington Folk Music Society. They have performed for both of these organizations on many occasions.Additionally, they have played at the Museums at Stony Brook, the Garden City Irish Cultural Society, the Irish American Teachers Association, the Homestead Arts Center, and the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. They have also performed on WLIW Channel 21 Public Television, and WUSB, Stony Brook University Radio, as well as at a number of nursing homes and public libraries on Long Island. Additionally, they have performed at a number of weddings and private parties.Charlie is a member of several Irish music organizations - the uilleann piper’s society in the US - Cumann na Piobairi - and in Ireland - Na Piobairi Uilleann, as well as a founding member of the Long Island Uilleann Piper’ Society. He is also a Senior Member of the international Irish traditional music society, Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. He plays tin whistle and bodhran (a traditional Irish drum) for the LITMA Community Orchestra. and tin whistle and pipes for the Bob Morris Ceili Band. He writes a column on Irish music, which has appeared in the LITMA Newsletter for over ten years. He also teaches tin whistle, both privately and for a LITMA workshop.Maureen is a member of the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen. She has participated in folk harp workshops sponsored by the Augusta Heritage Center, Elkins, West Virginia and by the Northeast Section of the International Folk Harpers Society. She is also a member of the Healing Harp Association, an organization devoted to furthering the role of the harp in music therapy and has written several articles on this topic for nursing and professional societies. She is a former member of the choir at Saint Francis Church, Greenlawn. She has also served as a cantor for Saint Francis.(631)261-8842 charles.mooney@worldnet.att.net