Composer, Accordionist, and Pianist

Jeremiah McLane & Annemieke Spoelstra

Annemieke Spoelstra is a classical pianist from the Netherlands; Jeremiah McLane is an accordionist from Vermont with a background in folk and jazz. Playing together since 2010, the Vermont-based husband-and-wife duo performs classical works by European and South American composers who drew inspiration from folk melodies. Annemieke won the First Prize for the best piano-accompaniment at the Netherlands National Young Music Talent, and was a finalist at the international competition in Paris at the 'Lily and Nadia Boulanger' competition. Jeremiah ...Read More

David Surette & Jeremiah McLane

Accordionist Jeremiah McLane and guitarist David Surette perform a unique blend of Franco-America and New England music that is exuberant and introspective, tender and passionate. They place familiar sounds in unusual settings, and combine a unique gift of improvisation with a keen appreciation for the power of a simple melody. Their repertoire features dance tunes from New England, The British Isles, France and Quebec as well as original compositions. David Surette is highly regarded for his work on the guitar, ...Read More

The Clayfoot Strutters

The Clayfoot Strutters are a self-styled “New England-based Contradance Jam Band” who specialize in fusing the modes and melodies of traditional American immigrant music, progressive pop and modal jazz harmonies with hot dance-floor grooves from the Latin, Swing, Afropop and Zydeco/Cajun worlds. As composers and songwriters they actively contribute new repertoire to this emerging style. Featured are core members fiddler, songwriter, and producer Pete Sutherland, Jeremiah McLane on accordion and keyboards, and drummer, vocalist and guitarist Lee Blackwell. Special guests ...Read More

Le Bon Vent

Le Bon Vent, the good wind, is a celebration of the music of France and the lands touched by French culture. When this wind blows, a song in Medieval French dialect might mingle with a New England dance tune, a rootsy Mazurka from the Limousin region may be accompanied by instruments from North Africa and the Middle East, or a set of pieces from the Court of Louis the XIV could find their way into a jazzy Parisian Waltz. With ...Read More

Allos Musica

Founded in 2006 by clarinetist James Falzone, the quartet also features accordion, oud, voice, and percussion. The group explores the intersection of divergent streams of contemporary classical, jazz, as well as traditional music from the Middle East and Europe. For more info: http://allosmusica.org/projects/#/allosmusicaensemble

Tim Cummings & Jeremiah McLane

Wheezer & Squeezer are a Vermont-based accordion and bagpipe duo who share music deeply rooted in the traditional dance repertoire of Northern Europe and North America.  Jeremiah McLane (piano & accordion) and Timothy Cummings (various pipes & whistles), play a repertoire that includes French bourrées, Breton hanter dros, Scottish reels, and original tunes reflecting North American influences.  This rare combination of Old World instruments also delivers music whose branches extend across the Atlantic to Northern New England and the Canadian ...Read More

Nightingale

Although nightingale no longer performs together, over the past 18 years the three superb musicians who make up Nightingale, Becky Tracy (fiddle), Jeremiah McLane (piano, accordion), and Keith Murphy (guitar, mandolin, foot percussion, vocals), have charmed audiences with their vibrant and imaginative explorations of musical traditions that carry listeners across New England to Quebec, Newfoundland, Ireland, France, and beyond. Hailed in Sing Out! Magazine for their “impeccable playing… danceable and exciting, with a reflective approach to the music”, Nightingale has fashioned ...Read More

Jeremiah McLane & Ruthie Dornfeld

Vermont accordionist, Jeremiah McLane, and Seattle fiddler, Ruthie Dornfeld, have joined forces to create an exciting new duo that plays traditional music from France, the British Isles, North America, and Scandinavia. The duo also features original works in the folk tradition including pieces by Gilles Chabenat, Tapani Varis, Andy Cutting, and also compositions of their own. Together, Jeremiah and Ruthie create subtle changes in mood, texture, and dynamics that give the listener the impression they are two musicians with the ...Read More

The Goat Broke Loose

The Goat Broke Loose is Vermont’s premiere Zydeco Band, and has played throughout New England, including at the New World Festival, the Quechee Balloon Festival, and the Champlain Valley Festival. Jeremiah McLane (accordion/vocals), Ted Mortimer (guitar/vocals), Linda Boudreault (rubboard/vocals), Colin McCaffrey (bass/vocals) and Marcus Copening (drums) play traditional Zydeco dance music from Southwest Louisianan, as well as blues, funk and swamp-pop. Jeremiah (accordion, vocals) is the founder-director of the Floating Bridge Music Camp and teaches regularly at summer music programs ...Read More

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