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: Reel medley sample - Jig medley sample - Waltz sample


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.

Schedule of Recent & Upcoming Public Performances

Date Event & Location Additional info, etc.
Fri. Mar 14
2014
Londonderry, NH Contra Dance with Sylvia Miskoe joining us on accordion, Paul Lizotte on fiddle, and David Moore on guitar
Wed. Sept 3
2014
Twilight at Twigs concert at 6:00 on the veranda at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA
Sat. Sept 13
2014
Hartford Contra Dance in Old Weathersfield, CT
Sat. Sept 27
2014
Kingston NH Contra Dance  
Sat. Dec 13
2014
Northboro Contra Dance  
Sat. Feb 7
2015
New Haven Contra Dance in Branford, CT
Sat. Mar 21
2015
Northboro Contra Dance  


Band Members

Jon Weinberg

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.

Evy Dueck

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 Kynoch

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 Coleman

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 Weinberg

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.

The page is maintained by Jon Weinberg.
Last updated: 7/29/2014