Two Bits String Band

US Easton, NY Folk / Roots / Acoustic


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Label: poor but well fed

Manager: self

Bio: We're 2 musicians who comprise part of contradance bands Set Americain and Gigue-a-Bit as well as other bands like Tenpenny Bit and the Saratoga Pan Celtic Sessioneers. Vonnie Estes on keyboard (myself) and John Guay on hammered dulcimer (my husband) have been honored to play dances and concerts ... See Full Bio

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  • Sun

    Apr 20

    Troy, NY, US | 2:00pm
    (Vonnie) Rensselaer English...
    Troy, NY, US
    Sun Apr 20 2:00pm


    Vonnie plays with Heartsease. Tom Amesse calls the last dance of the season. Escape the frenzy of the 21st century!! Experience the beauty and grace of 18th century dancing. Enjoy moving slowly and gracefully to early classical music. All welcome. No partner or experience needed. All dances taught. Bring soft-soled shoes for dancing. LIVE MUSIC: Enjoy live music by Heartsease house band: Vonnie Estes on piano, Diane Bell on violin, Patricia Kernan on flute and fiddle, Gail Griffith on concertina and banjo, and Marilee Urbanczyk on penny-whistle & rhythm.

  • Wed

    Apr 23

    Albany, NY, US | 11:00am
    UAlbany Earth & Wellness Day
    Albany, NY, US
    Wed Apr 23 11:00am


    Dance Flurry Organization Outreach program....George and Steve and Vonnie on music, John on spreading the cheer.

  • Thu

    Apr 24

    Saratoga Springs, NY, US | 7:00pm
    Parting Glass Up Front Cel...
    Saratoga Springs, NY, US
    Thu Apr 24 7:00pm


    We session with banjo, fiddle, piano accordion or whatever....a smaller group than the open session each Wednesday evening.

  • Sat

    Apr 26

    Saratoga Springs, NY, US | 8:00pm
    Saratoga Contra Dance (DFO...
    Saratoga Springs, NY, US
    Sat Apr 26 8:00pm


    Ridge Kennedy calls and we play with Set Americain

  • Sun

    Apr 27

    Schenectady, NY, US | 10:00am
    Schenectady Greenmarket Qu...
    Schenectady, NY, US
    Sun Apr 27 10:00am


    We join Steve Fry and other Quebecois tune enthusiasts to session from 10am to 2pm at the lower level of the market.

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Q: I misplaced your email address. But here's a link for "Were you ever In Quebec" from our conversation in Petersburgh: http://www.lyricsnmusic.com/great-big-sea/donkey-riding-lyrics/3436287
A: Thanks for the link; but it says lyrics removed for copyright. Oh well.... You can get my e-mail address from Martha :-) Tell her I sent ya ~

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