Instruments

 

 Voice, guitar, piano, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bass, recorder, and others.

 

Performance Repertoire

  • Music for Dancing. Solo guitar. Solo Fiddle.
  • The music of families, children, and of people from a diversity of cultures.
  • Traditional music of the U.S.A., the British Isles, English and French Canada, Ghana, Zimbabwe, and various pieces from many nations.
  • Popular music of the U.S.A. from 1784 to the present.
  • Step Dance of the Southern Appalachians and Quebec
  • My own compositions: Instrumental pieces, rounds, choral works, and songs.

 

Styles of Dance Taught

  • Square Dances of the 19th century.
  • Square Dances 1930 to 1950, and my own compositions in the style.
  • New England Contra Dances, traditional and modern.
  • British Barn Dances.
  • Quebecois Traditional Dance.
  • Quebecois Gigue and Appalachian Clog Dance.
  • Old-Fashioned Couple Dance.

 

 

PERFORMANCES (a sampling)

 

Dance Camps

  • Fiddle and Dance Camp at Ashokan: Northern, Southern, Western & Swing, and Teachers' Weeks, Olive Bridge, NY
  • Pinewoods Camp: Folk, Family, Campers, English-American, and American Weeks, Plymouth, MA
  • Contra Dance Musician Week, John C Campbell Folk School, Beasstown, NC
  • BACDSS Family Week, Gualala, CA
  • Camp Wannadance, Seattle, WA
  • Country Dance College, Atlanta, GA
  • Raincoast Rucus, Vancouver, BC
  • Moosejaw Dance Weekend, MI
  • Michigan Fall Dance Weekend, M
  • Callers Intensive Workshop, Guest Instructor on Teaching and Musicality. Coppenhagen, Denmark
  • Between the Bays Dance Week, London, England

 Festivals (U.S.A.)

  •   The Philadelphia Folk Festival, Schwenksville, PA
  •   The Brandywine Folk Festival, Brandywine, PA
  •   The Hudson River Revival, NY
  •   The Eisteddfod, MA
  •   The Middletown Folk Festival , Red Bank NJ

 Festivals (International)

  • Mariposa Folk Festival, Toronto, Canada
  • The Shetland Folk Festival, Shetland Islands, Great  Britain
  • International Eisteddfod, Llangollen, Wales, Great    Britain
  • Rzeszow international Festival, Poland

The Store

Rounds, Canons and Partner Songs

The latest edition of Rounds, Canons and Partner Songs. 68 of my compositions. This includes all of the old favorites: Onawa's Waltz, Dance For the Nations, The Road is Calling, and some new pieces as well. Available as Hard Copy or PDF.

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Rounds, Canons, and Partner Song PDF

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The Complete Rounds and Canons of Joseph Haydn (English)

For the first time all 58 of Haydn's Rounds and Canons in English. Translations of his original Lyrics as well as variations. This book includes his ten commandments, suitable for Church Choirs, the 46 more worldly Rounds, and 2 additional rounds not included in the Haydn Canon with new words by John Krumm. Rounds range from easy to challenging. Available as Hard Copy or PDF.
In addition, All of the rounds have been published as videos on YouTube for your practice and listening enjoyment at: John Krumm - YouTube

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The Complete Rounds and Canons of Joseph Haydn PDF

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Tune Sets for Contra Dances

100 tunes for musicians who read music and have the opportunity to play for dancers but don’t have the repertoire or experience to put together sets of tunes for an evening. Facing pages are suitable for creating medleys. These are familiar traditional tunes from Irish, British, New England, Canadian, and Appalachian sources. Available as Hard Copy or PDF.

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Tune Sets for Contra Dances PDF

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Harmonized Waltzes

Here are 23 beautiful waltzes with suggested harmonies for your enjoyment. I subtitled this book, “A Curious Collection” because it is, in part, an attempt to expand people’s thinking about the kinds of tunes and songs which inspire great dancing. A great book for Violin teachers looking for small ensemble pieces for their students. Available as Hard Copy or PDF.

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Harmonized Waltzes PDF

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Play Parties and Singing Games

A practical collection of 29 play parties and singing games. I have chosen dances and games that have a simple beauty and are accessible to the people you work with. I’ve formatted them in a practical way for callers, teachers, and musicians to use while working.  Available as Hard Copy or PDF.

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Play Parties and Singing Games PDF

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Resources for Musical Communities PDF

Songs, Rounds, Dances, and pieces from the Suzuki Violin Repertoire arranged for Suzuki group enrichment and integrating the student violinist into the music classroom. N.B. this in not a book based on Suzuki pedagogy.

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$10.00