• Music for Vermont Weddings
  • Music of Lake Champlain
  • Musical presentations of Vermont history
  • Music for contra dance
  • Traditional New England Music
  • Music for Folk Festivals
  • Music for contra dance weekends
  • Traditional music for Vermont Weddings
  • Concerts of New England music
  • Concerts of traditional New England music
  • Music for Vermont celebrations
  • Traditional music for Vermont celebrations
  • Concerts, Weddings & Contra dances in VT

"You guys were fabulous at the Flurry! … We would LOVE to have you folks play for us if you are available … thank you for rocking the house at the Flurry."

Eric Gidseg - Hudson Valley Community Dances, NY
About us, in brief:
For nearly two decades, the Vermont band Atlantic Crossing has been thrilling concert audiences and contra-dancers with traditional songs and acoustic instrumental music from New England - music which has deep Celtic roots in the British Isles and in French & Maritime Canada - together with original compositions inspired by these traditions.

Performances we offer:
Concerts - theaters, town greens, coffee houses, Arts Council events, folk clubs, college series, school presentations etc;
Festivals - folk festivals, expositions, agricultural fairs and more;
Contra Dances - major and local dance series, festival dances, dance weekends, wedding dances etc;
Celebrations - weddings, anniversaries, civil unions, you name it;
Corporate Events - acoustic music for background, for listening or for dancing;
and more besides - not being listed here doesn't exclude your event. Let us know what you have in mind!


Next up:
Montpelier Contra Dance
Saturday 18th October.
We'll be welcoming Brian back to the stage
while Tristan is away.
Come and listen to the vintage sound!

We recently laid down some more tracks for our forthcoming album, and are working on edits and mixing right now.
It's on its way, but there's a long way to go so don't start holding your breath just yet!

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More about us:
For many years, Atlantic Crossing have been accepted to the Vermont Arts Council's juried artists register, a selection of the state's best artists, and, in recognition of our contribution to the cultural heritage of the state, were designated "American Masterpiece" artists in a joint (now discontinued) program of the Vermont Arts Council & Vermont Folklife Center. Some of Atlantic Crossing's performances are eligible for grant aid through the Arts Council.

Rich harmonies and compelling rhythms imbued with a deep love of the tradition, high levels of creativity and emotional expression, and a healthy dose of fun are the hallmarks of an Atlantic Crossing performance. The band is bringing to life the music of the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection of traditional New England songs, and we research, write and perform material relating to local history.

Atlantic Crossing have appeared at numerous festivals, concert series, and on Public Radio. We have toured frequently in the USA and in the UK and, as a high energy contradance band, have played at many of the major US dance series as well as dance weekends. We now have five recordings to our name on CD, as well as a compilation of sets of dance tunes available on CD.

Any problems with this website - please email Peter