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Wild Asparagus is a five-person band from
Western Massachusetts. Drawing upon music from New England, the
British Isles, and Canada, as well as classical sources, Wild Asparagus
takes an original approach to the traditional dance music of our folk
heritage. Using their unique blend of instruments, creativity, and
skills, they offer a sensitive and powerful performance. Since 1984,
Wild Asparagus has been highly successful in bringing their music to
dances and concerts throughout the United States.
The heartbeat of Wild Asparagus is Ann Percival on
piano, guitar, and vocals. Ann's playing is highly inventive while
still maintaining an irresistible rhythm. David
Cantieni, a wood-wind wizard, pours forth lively melodies and
liquid harmonies on his flutes, tin-whistle, oboe, saxophone and
bombard. Becky Tracy's masterful fiddling is that rare
combination of energy and beauty. George Marshall is an accomplished English
concertina player and also provides driving rhythms on bodhran and
bones. We usually play with a bass player, some of our regular players include Corey DiMario, Mark Murphy, Harry Aceto and Ralph Gordon among others. George also provides excellent instruction and calling for New England style contras.
Photo by Toby
Wild Asparagus has appeared at numerous major festivals and dance
events throughout the United States, Canada, and Alaska. Upcoming
special events include the
Tropical Dance Vacations and
Look at our schedule page for other upcoming appearances.
Wild Asparagus currently has seven recordings available.
How To Reach Us
Add your name to our e-mailing list.
For bookings, copies of our recordings (order form) or other information, please write
|PO Box 602
Belchertown, MA 01007
|105 Hawks Road
West Deerfield, MA 01342
Or send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintained by George Marshall ||
Formatting by Griffin
Digital Consultants and
Roger Chen& Tracey Paquette.
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Last update: 12 April 2007