Jeremiah McLane & Timothy Cummings
© Miles Scanlon
Jeremiah McLane and Timothy Cummings are a high-powered, one-of-a-kind, Vermont-based duo who share music rooted in the traditional dance repertoire of Northern Europe. Masters of the piano accordion and quieter, bellows-blown bagpipes, they create a beguiling, and at times orchestral, blend which utterly subverts the common stereotypes of their Old World instruments. McLane and Cummings —affectionately nicknamed “Wheezer & Squeezer”— most often draw from an ‘Auld Alliance’ repertoire that includes bourrées from central France, the hanter dro from Brittany, triple-time hornpipes from the Scottish Border region, and compelling originals reflecting these influences. Their performances are unified by their zeal and musical craftsmanship, and punctuated with brief commentary on the music and their instruments. This rare, captivating trio inspires both feet and spirits to dance, and is simply not to be missed!