is a folk fusion band
blending Scottish, Irish, Quebecois, Klezmer, and American music with contemporary improvisation
Susan Brandt, flute, Marc Glickman, piano, and Elke Baker, fiddle.
Please see below for Elke and Marc's bios. Susan's bio is on the "About Us" page of this website.
3/21/15 Annapolis Contra Dance
7/8/15 Lovely Lane, Baltimore
8/30/15 Mostly Waltz in Philadelphia
9/26/15 Frederick Dance
10/3/15 Greenbelt dance
10/18/15 Glen Echo Sunday Night Dance
11/1/15 Waltztime at the Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo
1/23/16 Frederick Dance
3/10/16 Silver Spring Contra Dance
4/15/16 Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo
10/16/16 Waltztime at Glen Echo
10/22/16 Frederick Contra Dance
4/22/17 Frederick Contra Dance
9/10/17 Sunday Night Dance at Glen Echo
11/19/17 Waltz Time at Glen Echo
Marc Glickman is a long-time fixture in the Irish, Klezmer, and American folk music scene, and is in demand as a versatile pianist who is equally at home with an poignant waltz as with a driving reel. He started with classical training with the notable teacher Ylda Novik, and after college attended Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery’s course in guitar-making. Before long he was playing with multiple bands, as well as building a reputation as an expert in string-instrument repair and restoration . With his current bands, Klezmos, Live Culture, Blue Bamboo, Rambling House, Sugar Beat, and Hickman, Glickman & Devine, he has performed as pianist, guitarist and vocalist, for festivals, dances and concerts, in venues as varied as the Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom, the Strathmore Center for the Performing Art, and the Smithsonian Institution. As a composer, he is particularly known for his country waltzes, and has produced two books of waltzes and fiddle tunes, titled Bread and Honey and The Open Door. He also writes and performs novelty songs on Jewish and other topics and has composed a suite of music based on the Passover Seder that is in development for performance by the band Klezmos. He is currently working on a third book on playing Klezmer music for Contra dances and an Irish piano CD.
U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Elke Baker has played all over North America and in places as far-flung as Japan, West Africa, and Scotland, as well at The Birchmere (with Ken Kolodner) and the Kennedy Center in her hometown of Washington, D.C. She brings a scholar's depth of knowledge and an extremely engaging manner to her performances, as well as an intimate knowledge of just what makes people want to dance. Elke has released two concert recordings to an enthusiastic reception. The Washington Post praised Glenelg for " the rhythmic energy and deep emotions that Baker generates with her bow….Baker's fiddle nearly throws off sparks," while Celtic Beat called Over the Border "a CD of rare delight, precise technical skill, and fulness of soul," and it was featured in the soundtrack of The Boyhood of John Muir, nationally broadcast on PBS television..In addition, Elke's first recording Terpsichore: Scottish Dance Music, with pianist Liz Donaldson, is a classic of the genre and is popular with dancers and listeners around the world.