Musicians & Callers

We are fortunate to have a bountiful supply of talent in our area. Among the nationally known ECD musicians who call this area home are 3/4 of Bare Necessities and 3/3 of Alchemy. They’re presented here in random order for maximum serendipity; use the handy search box if you’re looking for someone specific by name or instrument, or search ‘website’ to see who has one listed.

(This list includes everyone who’s played or called for us in recent years; let us know if we’ve missed you or you want your info changed.)

Eleanor Lincoln

musician

violin, viola

Robin Hayden

founder

dance organizer and caller emerita, founder of Amherst Area ECD

Rebecca McCallum

musician

violin

Pat MacPherson

musician

piano

Aldo Fabrizi

musician

mandolin

Katie Olmstead

volunteer

volunteer coordinator

Micah Walter

musician

violin

Susan Creighton

musician

piano

Eric Martin

musician

violin, viola

Mary Jones

caller

dance organizer

Sarah-Hadley Yakir

musician

violin

Graham Christian

caller

dance organizer, dance historian

Amy Springer

volunteer

Imogen Mills

apprentice caller

Joyce Crouch

musician

piano (emerita)

Mary Lea

musician

violin, viola

Cedar Stanistreet

musician

violin

Brad Foster

caller

dance organizer

Carol Compton

musician

piano

Laura Keeler

apprentice caller

Laurie Tupper

musician

flute

Doug Creighton

musician

flute, melodeon, concertina

Joanna Morse

musician

violin

Earl Gaddis

musician

violin, viola

Kristen Planeaux

musician

piano

Corey Walters

musician,
apprentice caller

melodeon, flute

Joanna Reiner Wilkinson

caller

guest appearances from PA

Jean Monroe

musician

piano