Band members and alumni offer festival workshops and private/group instruction on flute, tin whistle, fife, guitar, dulcimer, and voice. Please inquire how we can enrich your festival and support your teaching program.

Current Members

  • Lynn Noel offers solo festival workshops in maritime music, harmony singing, English mumming and folk plays, Franco music, and more. A professional heritage interpreter, she leads training and professional-development workshops in first-person living history and in using music and storytelling in museum education.

  • Nancy Koch offers festival workshops in accordion styles and technique.

  • David "Doc" Rosen, band co-founder and percussionist, plays bodhran (Irish drum), bones, spoons, the pogocello and a French Canadian dancing horse. He can do workshops on playing and, in the case of the pogocello, also building, these instruments


See each alumni member's bio for more information.

  • Diane Taraz offers solo festival workshops in women's history, songwriting, choral arranging, and song leading with small children. She also takes commissions for original choral works and choral arrangements.

  • Diane and Lynn, Les Bostonnaises (the girls from Boston), offer a duo workshop in Songs of Old and New France, featuring traditional French and French-Canadian chansons à répondre and original songs of the Franco experience in New England.

  • John Berger offers festival workshops in finger style guitar, Celtic fiddle, and five-string banjo.

  • Andrea Mori teaches Irish flute, whistle, and fife.

  • Paul Harty offers workshops and teaching, both solo and with his many performing groups.