Please note that Allemande North has disbanded. This page is being maintained for historical purposes, and in case the band reforms in the future. Thank you for your interest and support over the years.
Allemande North is a 21st century acoustic band from central Massachusetts known for playing melodic, high-energy tunes with a strong rhythm.
We play a variety of traditional and contemporary music from the New England, Southern, Old Time, Cape Breton, French Canadian, Celtic, and Scottish traditions and perform throughout New England at contra and square dances, festivals, concerts, and other public and private events.
~~~ Listen to Allemande North ~~~
Formed from the Polymorphous String Band, members of Allemande North are:
We perform as either a 4 or 5 piece band, depending upon the availability of our lead musicians.
To inquire about booking Allemande North for your event please email Jon Weinberg.
|Date||Event & Location||Additional info, etc.|
|Sat. Nov 21, 2015||Northboro Contra Dance||Our last dance gig|
|Jon lives in Marlboro, MA. He has been playing folk and rhythm guitar for over 50 years and the hammered dulcimer since 1990. Jon is a founding member of Allemande North, and its predecessor The Polymorphous String Band, and also plays in the band Wild Card.|
|After growing up in Indiana, Evy freelanced on classical violin for many years before settling in Berlin MA where she started playing contra dance music about 10 years ago. She has played with the Polymorphous String Band and the Berlin Country Orchestra and especially loves to play in the historic halls that are used for contra dances throughout New England.|
|Robin lives in Framingham, MA. Since the late 1970s she has been playing the tinwhistle and button accordion for New England squares and contras, English country dancing, and morris, rapper, and longsword dancing. Robin can often be found playing at Irish sessions in the region and also plays with Wild Card and the West Newton Ceili Band.|
|Dave lives in Grafton, MA and has been playing guitar for many years, mandolin for a lot of years, and fiddle for a few years. He has loved the sounds of acoustic musical styles since first hearing Bluegrass, and he loves playing live music with people. Dave joined with Allemande North in 2011.|
|Lyn is also from Marlboro, MA and comes to Allemande North with her double bass from the Polymorphous String Band. With a background in guitar and piano, Lyn became interested in playing traditional music after dancing to it for a number of years. Lyn also sings with the award winning A capella group Women of Note.|