a contradance duo from central Ohio

Trillium, joined by Zeke Hutchison and Hilarie Burhans, playing for the Athens, Ohio contradance on April 8, 2017

Fiddler Mark Barsamian, from Athens Ohio, began playing classical violin as a young child. Twenty five years ago, he became smitten by Celtic fiddle music, and has been playing folk music ever since. By day, he is a Lecturer in Mathematics at Ohio University in Athens.

Pianist Mark Delozier, from Yellow Springs Ohio, has been active in the contradance music scene for years, first in the Cleveland area where he was a long-time member of the band Strings and Things, and more recently in the Dayton/Columbus area. He is known in particular for the warm sound he gets from a small acoustic piano that he hauls around to gigs, and for the seemingly endless variation that he brings to simple tunes.

Media:

Hear Trillium playing Star of Munster

Watch Trillium playing Reel de Gaspe

Watch Trillium playing Midnight on the Water

Hear Trillium Playing Forked Deer

Hear Trillium Playing Otter's Holt and Father Kelly's

contact:

email markbarsamian at gmail dot com

Upcoming Dates:

Recent Dates:

  • Saturday, May 7, 2022, Big Scioty Dance in Columbus, Ohio (with caller Richard Ades)

  • Saturday, July 24, 2021, Big Scioty Dance in Columbus, Ohio (with caller Richard Ades)

  • Friday, April 10, 2020, All Soles Dance in Columbus, Ohio (with caller Kim Thompson)

  • Saturday, January 18, 2020, Big Scioty Dance in Columbus, Ohio (with caller Richard Ades)

  • Friday, October 4, 2019, Dayton Contra Dance Parties in Kettering, Ohio

  • Saturday, January 19, 2019, Columbus, Ohio (with caller Kathy Anderson)

  • Saturday, December 8, 2018, Cincinnati, Ohio (with caller Kathy Anderson)

  • Saturday, November 24, 2018, All Soles Dance in Columbus, Ohio (with open mic callers)

  • Friday, October 5, 2018, Dayton Contra Dance Parties in Kettering, Ohio (with caller Margaret Ann Goodman)

  • Saturday, January 6, 2018, Big Scioty Dance in Columbus, Ohio, with caller Barry Dupen

  • Friday, October 13, 2017, Columbus, Ohio, with caller Kate Power

  • Friday, October 6, 2017, Dayton Contra Dance Parties in Kettering, Ohio, with caller Margaret Goodman

  • Friday, June 2, 2017, Dayton Contra Dance Parties in Kettering, Ohio, with caller Cathy Anderson

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017, Logan, Ohio, Mayapple Stomp

  • Saturday, April 8, 2017, Athens, Ohio, with caller Kristen Planeaux

  • Saturday, March 4, 2017, Big Scioty Dance in Columbus, Ohio, with caller Barry Dupen