Arise & Go

Celtic trio playing traditional Irish, Scottish, and Canadian music.

Ellie Goud (fiddle), Michael Roddy (border pipes, smallpipes, uilleann pipes, whistles), and Tim Ball (guitar, foot percussion).

Center Street

Contra dance music for getting your groove on and feeling good!

“The exact sound that makes you run across the hall, grab your favorite partner and dance the night away!” – Andrew VanNorstrand, Great Bear Trio

Tim Ball (fiddle & guitar), Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens (clarinet & banjo), and Casey Murray (cello & guitar).


Swing and world music influenced contra dance band with guitarist Chuck Abell.


Ithaca’s Irish session band. We play every Tuesday night at the Argos Inn.

Blasts from the past…

I don’t play with these bands often anymore, but they sure were a lot of fun!

Tim Ball & Sophie Orzechowski

Traditional New England and Irish fiddle music.


Crazy contra dance music from upstate New York and western Pennsylvania.


A duo with pianist Roberta Truscello, playing music for contra dances and English Country dances.

Jen Cork & the Good Hope

Folk-jazz group featuring the “smokily textured” vocals of singer-songwriter Jen Cork.


Ithaca-based contra dance trio.

Empty Hats

Renaissance Faire band extraordinaire… they describe themeselves as “Celtic music… unplugged but wired!” I perform with them at gigs in upstate NY, primarily at the Sterling Renaissance Festival.


Quebecois and Irish influenced contra dance music.

fiddler & guitarist