Joe De Paolo: Percussion; Marco Brehm: Bass; Julia Hartman: Fiddle & Baritone Fiddle; Jean Monroe: Piano, Melodica & Hand Percussion; Dominique Gagne: Flute, Piccolo, Piano, Hand Percussion; Bonnie Insull: Flute & foot percussion; Bruce Randall: recorders, whistles, trombone, coconuts.
This band plays folk, blues, swing, jazz and rock styles for special events, Jane Austen balls, contra dances, waltz parties, concerts, or background music. This fiddle band is booked as Gotham Carnival Quintet, Quartet, Trio or Duo.
Norma Castle: Flute & Percussion; Julia Hartman: Fiddle & Baritone Fiddle;
Robin Russell: Piano.
Contra, English & Couple Dance Band. Performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and together since 2010, the Gotham Gals propel and dazzle dancers with their high energy rhythmic contras – playing French Canadian, New England, Celtic, Southern, and Jazz styles. Their English dance music ranges from lushly romantic, to highly driving, to humorously lighthearted, with all the emotions in between. Dancers of all genres appreciate their rhythms and musical variety. The ‘Gals play regularly in the New York Metro area, and tour beyond. Fiddle & Piano booked as Gotham Gals Duo.