Instruments of Change
Instruments Of Change is Eclectic Dance Orchestra's first CD, and presents a blend of Celtic, Irish, and old time music, with both a live and lively feel. Eclectic Dance Orchestra has been playing the contra dance and festival circuit from NYC to the Berkshires since their formation, as well as weddings, parties, and special events. The band consists of Joe DePaolo on drums, Howard Hamm on guitar and vocals, Paul Rice on fiddle, dobro, electric violin, and vocals, Charlie Tokarz on woodwinds, Mark Vincent on bass guitar and vocals, with Kathryn Wedderburn singing and calling both traditional contra dances and squares, and her very own rock'n'roll contras. Tracks include jigs, reels, waltzes, a sea shanty, and a couple familiar rock tunes played in their original style, rather than the rock'n'roll contras style of the band's live performances.