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Musicians

A roster of SFMS Members who are offering their talents to the public.

The Musicians category includes solo performers, individual band members, and musicians offering instruction on a variety of instruments.

Antonio Andrade

Antonio Andrade enthusiastically engages the audience with his energetic passion for "presenting the song". This singer/songwriter accompanies himself on guitar and harmonica as he delivers original songs along with classics (and "not so classics") that are lyrically affecting and stimulating.

Contact Antonio at lifeshakes.com

Hannah Bingman

Hannah Bingman is a singer/songwriter and guitarist who has been playing the folk circuits for over 15 years. She has earned top honors in several songwriting competitions. Bingman also plays in a blues duo with clarinetist/guitarist Doug McMinn. She has released three studio albums.

Contact Hannah at hannah@hannahbingman.com

Alanna Berger & Blaise Liffick

Blaise Liffick and Alanna Berger perform Celtic music as the duo Clannamore, and both of them also play with Arcona Reel Band. Alanna plays hammered dulcimer and concertina; Blaise plays guitar, pennywhistle, octave mandolin, and bodhran. Alanna also teaches hammered dulcimer.

Contact Blaise & Alanna at alannaberger@comcast.net or (717) 699-7548

Richard Broadbent

Richard Broadbent performs solo with 6 and 12 string guitars and harmonicas, playing his original music alongside traditional folksongs and cover tunes from Dylan to Merle Haggard, Iris DeMent to Steve Goodman. Richard’s first recording Christiana, released in November 2003, is a collection of songs 53 years in the making.

Contact Richard at browoowho@aol.com or (301) 447-6290

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Bruce Campbell

Bruce Campbell offers string bass services for most musical genres, including Bluegrass, Folk, Gypsy, Dixie, Swing and big band. For more information please view his website: www.fatfiddle.com

Contact Bruce at bruce@fatfiddle.com

Todd Clewell

Todd Clewell plays fiddle with the Contra Dance band Contra Rebels and guitar with "Strings on Wings". He also performs with Late For Supper, a banjo/fiddle/guitar trio featuring vocals and instrumental pieces from a variety of sources with a strong old-time influence.

Contact Todd at tclewell1@msn.com or (717) 880-2540

Dan Diviney

Dan Diviney (also on Facebook) plays Irish and Scottish music on whistle and bodhrán with Across the Pond throughout Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, District of Columbia, Virginia and Maryland. He also appears in coffee shops and nursing homes as a solo performer, and performs freelance with several other bands and individuals in the region. He expects to release a new CD with Across the Pond in 2014. Dan hosts an open traditional Irish session and an advanced traditional, pure-drop Irish session at The Garryowen Irish Pub in Gettysburg each month. His schedule can be found at his website. You can also find more information and receive periodic updates by connecting with him on Facebook.

Contact Dan at Irishtrad@embarqmail.com or (717) 451-4880

Tom & Betty Druckenmiller

Tom and Betty Druckenmiller play and teach American old-time tunes on fiddle, banjo and guitar, and they sing too. They specialize in the music people used to play for themselves and their neighbors, before the time of radio and recordings.

Norm Williams frequently joins Tom and Betty, adding mountain dulcimer, guitar, excellent vocals and harmony. Together, these experienced presenters provide both the music and the stories that give life to the old songs and tunes.

We can all/each teach workshops on our instruments, vocals and harmony, and provide entertaining sessions about the history and background of old-time music.

Contact Tom & Betty at bhdrux@gmail.com.

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Beth Folkemer & Stephen Folkemer

Beth and Stephen Folkemer offer programs and workshops on a wide variety of topics including Songs from PA and WV (especially from the Samuel P. Bayard Collection); Scottish and Irish music; Civil War Era songs, tunes, hymns, carols, and thematic topics; Jean Ritchie Songs; and more. They sing and play guitar, mountain dulcimer, concertina, piano and organ, as well as writing and arranging music. Stephen is also a choral conductor, composer, and church music professor. They perform in Cormorant's Fancy, Dearest Home, Folk and Friends (see entries under Ensembles) Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg, and the Christ Church Celtic Ensemble. Also see their entry under Support Services.

Contact the Folkemers at bfolkemer@centurylink.net or sfolkemer@ltsg.edu or (717) 334-4334 or (717) 253-4889

Randall Hamlin

Randall Hamlin has a wild imagination. He anchors it in solid songwriting craft, polished instrumental skills and a sure grasp of recording essentials. There’s no denying his credentials as an artist — but it’s his ability to find the extraordinary in the everyday world that truly sets him apart. 2016 he released “My Glass Head” and “Your Double Helix” on 7-inch vinyl, a pair of strikingly original tunes that drew upon his fascination with physics, space and time. With a trademark blend of well-shaped melodies, quirky lyric narrative and inventive production, wherever his imagination takes him next, it will no doubt be amazing to hear. Traditional folk it's not but fans of British based acoustic music and psych folk of The Beatles, Donovan, and Robyn Hitchcock will love it.

Contact Randall at randallhamlin.com or randallhamlin@comcast.net or (610) 823-4266

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Randy Heisley-Cato

Randy Heisley-Cato is a singer/song leader who accompanies himself on clawhammer banjo, guitar, harmonica, mountain dulcimer, and limberjacks. He enjoys performing for intergenerational gatherings with folk songs from the Appalachian mountains, including a good bit of novelty tunes and old-time gospel.

Contact Randy at fishingcreek1@frontier.com or (717) 512-5722

Tom Jolin

It was 1954 in a northern Wisconsin kindergarten class as Tom Jolin walked round and round singing, "Oh Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone" in a game of "Guess What I Am." He was a record player and even though it was a thoughtful performance, no one guessed it. Some careers have auspicious starts; others don't.

Tom Jolin plays traditional American music and has recorded on eight albums, including a solo. He was a founding member of The West Orrtanna String Band which was active from 1972 to 87. They recorded three albums and also several short historic folk music segments for National Public Radio. From 1987 to '98 he performed with The Orrtanna Mountain Steamers, which also recorded two albums. All the music of these two groups was archived in 2005. The preservation project was funded by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts and The Adams County Arts Council.

From 1998 to 2008 he performed with the duet Orrtanna. Since 1980, he has performed with The Barnstormers, a roots music duet. They performed at the Viljandi Folk Music Festival in Estonia in 2006. They often collaborate with the RockCandy Cloggers. In 2008, The Barnstormers with RockCandy Cloggers performed at two German festivals, Rudolstadt and Moelln. Rudolstadt is Germany's largest world music festival. They performed at the Kennedy Center For Performing Arts in 2016.

Tom has been a solo performer since 1978, playing the hammered dulcimer, button accordion, banjo, harmonica and more. His 2012 schedule included the Scheersberg Folk Fest and Moelln Folk Fest, both in Germany. He is a folk music presenter for the PA Humanities Council on the subjects of traditional folk music and Civil Ware Era music. He is a sought-after Pennsylvania artist in residence and spends extended times in various schools, assisting students in making their own school-owned dulcimers and bowed psalteries. His performances are loaded with humor... sometimes intentionally. See also Tom’s entry under Support Services.

Contact Tom at (717) 398-1144 or jolin@pa.net

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Ryck Kaiser

Ryck Kaiser is a fiddler/ violinist with over 25 years experience. He plays Appalachian, Celtic, swing and Cajun music. He performs at concerts, dances and private events in the mid-Atlantic region. He regularly teams up with piano, guitar, banjo and mandolin players for his various performances. Ryck is also the violinist in the band "Hot Club du Jour" which specializes in hot club swing music, also known as gypsy jazz. The music, played in the tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's ensemble of the 1930's, the "Quintet of the Hot Club of France" represents a musical confluence of early American jazz and gypsy folk traditions.

Ryck also performs as part of Medicinal Purpose.

Contact Ryck at ryck_kaiser@juno.com or (717) 957-4387

Henry Koretzky

Henry Koretzky plays mandolin, guitar, mandocello and hammered dulcimer and sings in a wide variety of groups, including The Harrisburg Mandolin Ensemble, with Celtic singer/guitarist Jamie O'Brien as a duo and in The Launies, the swing quartet Sink Or Swing, and with contradance bands such as The Contra Rebels, Unbowed, the Gnutones and Medicinal Purpose. He also performs solo and with other groups and individuals playing bluegrass, old-time, Celtic, Folk and Swing. He gives individual lessons in mandolin, guitar and hammered dulcimer, and is a regular auxiliary faculty member at Folk College and Folk Gathering.

Contact Henry at hrk2@psu.edu or (717) 574-0266

Patty Lambert

Patty Lambert is based in the State College area, and plays Irish traditional music on flute, whistles and concertina. She also plays with the band Callanish.

Contact Patty at 2celtichorses@gmail.com

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Pat McCaskey

Pat McCaskey is a folk singer of the "old school" starting in San Francisco in the 60s, Boston in the 80s and Central PA now. Interests are writing, researching and performing songs. He sings traditional tunes, love songs, ballads, and just about anything else that he likes and thinks others will like as well.

Contact Pat at pat@patmccaskey.com

Lorie Nowaczyk

www.TrebleClefGuitar.com - Lorie is a guitar teacher with a Bachelor's degree in music from Messiah College, 2018 graduate. Her experience includes teaching since 2011 and she is also a Certified Suzuki Guitar Teacher. She enjoys teaching all ages. Please make an appointment for a free consultation at her studio.

Contact Lorie at mnl.nowaczyk@comcast.net or (717) 645-3895

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Rodney Owens

Rodney Owens performs Irish/Celtic music on the Highland Pipes, the Irish Uilleann Pipes, whistles, bodhran, and Irish Tenor Banjo, individually and with the traditional Irish music band, Irishtown Road.

Contact Rodney at rowens53@comcast.net or (717) 512-8052.

Ed Rech

Ed Rech is an American Traditional & Modern Folk Music/Acoustic Blues and Bluegrass Balladeer. He sings and plays the Autoharp, the six and twelve-string guitars, and the square-necked resophonic (Dobro) guitar. Besides singing solo folk, Delta and Piedmont blues ballads, he sings and plays with the Rayzen Kane Acoustic Folk Quintet. (From the Beatles to the Blues!) He is also a poet, who was named Poet Laureate for 2000 by the Perry County Council of the Arts.

Contact Ed at (717) 730-2191 or ed17011@comcast.net

Greg Rohrer

I play mandolin, mandola and some guitar (just chords). I play mostly bluegrass but I am also interested in fiddle tunes and waltzes, and I am learning some Celtic music.

Contact Greg at grrohrer@hotmail.com or (717) 651-5258

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Jill Smith

Jill Smith offers private lessons on hammer and mountain dulcimer in Lancaster. She plays piano in four contradance bands, with traditional fiddle music (Irish, Old-time, New England) for local or out-of-the-area contradances, square dances, wedding receptions, and private parties.

Contact Jill at jgsmith7@verizon.net or (717) 392-7509

Rick Thompson

Rick is a singer and guitarist from Lancaster County who is active in SFMS jams and workshops as well as the Susquehanna Folk Festival. He also sings baritone in church and community vocal groups. His set lists include Christian, folk, country, rock, and show tunes. He enjoys entertaining residents at memory care and nursing homes.

Contact Rick at (717) 514-6124

Craig Zumbrun

Craig is a member of the band Celtic Wood and Wires, playing and singing the music of Ireland and Scotland.

Contact Craig at czumbrun@gmail.com or (717) 586-7381

Randall Zwally

Randall Zwally, M.M., M.L.S., is Director of Guitar Studies and Senior Lecturer in Music at Messiah College. He is a guitar (and banjo) educator and performer who holds Master's degrees in Guitar Performance and Music Librarianship, and a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. He plays acoustic steel string guitar (general, country flat pick, finger styles, praise/worship), classical guitar, and 5-string banjo (folk and bluegrass).

Contact Randy at Messiah College: www.messiah.edu/guitar, rzwally@messiah.edu or (717) 766-2511 ext. 2400.