• 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

"... Turning the Compass, a pinnacle of performance reflecting ten years of growth deep into the heartwood of North American folk traditions ... a living picture of the complex and interwoven history of New England culture and music ... the original pieces flow naturally from these roots ...”

Cindy Hill - CDReviews.com
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!

News

Next up:
Salisbury Concert
On Saturday 10th July
we'll be giving an acoustic concert
in the Salisbury Congregational Church.
See our calendar for details.

We're still working on our forthcoming album, but there's a long way to go so don't start holding your breath just yet!

Don't forget to keep up to date with our
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More about us:
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.

For many years, Atlantic Crossing were 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 program of the Vermont Arts Council & Vermont Folklife Center. Both of these programs are now discontinued.


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