Coracree (pronounced Kora-Kree) is a contemporary contra dance band that melds a mixture of
traditional Celtic, Old Time, European and Original music played with an improvisational
twist! The band features the always lively and playful fiddling of Jane Rothfield, the
driving swing of Bill Quern on tenor banjo, mandolin, accordion, Sarah Gowan's inventive
guitar stylings and the melodic and rhythmic stand up bass playing of Allan Carr (who is a
great singer too!). For our extra big sound, we add the outstanding percussionist Joe De Paolo.
We like to rock out with great chops and driving rhythms that move the dancers and get them
yelling whoo! We play music with deep roots and a lot of fun...a mix of traditional and
original tunes with a fresh contemporary sound.
"Coracree instinctively reaches the dancers with their tune choices, skill, creativity, and
sense of fun. I have had a great time calling with this band, and recommend them highly. I want
to go on tour with this band!"
"Go see them when they come to your town."