a contradance trio from central Ohio

Trillium 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 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.

Hilarie Burhans, from Athens Ohio, has played clawhammer banjo since high school. In addition to playing in a number of bands, including the Great Big Taters and the influential Hotpoint Stringband, she is an active teacher. Hilarie and her husband Mark own and operate the wonderful Restaurant Salaam in Athens and, each summer, feed hundreds of musicians at the Clifftop Festival from their camp, Burhania.

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.


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


email markbarsamian at gmail dot com

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