(l to r: Patricia Kernan, Sue Mead, Jim Broden, Jim Mead)
FireFly: (n) 1) A small flying insect with one turn signal stuck on. 2) A traditional string band, playing a variety of American and International, and French-Canadian traditional fiddle tunes -- lively jigs, reels, marches and waltzes.
The FireFlies Band (l to r): With the talents of Patricia Kernan (flute, penny whistle, fiddle), Sue Mead (mandolin, banjo, fiddle), Jim Broden (fiddle), and Jim Mead (guitar), the FireFlies offer a lively toe-tapping
tempo for American and international traditional fiddle tunes. Be it in a barn, living room, social hall,
or back yard....the music makes you move!
Often working with dance caller extraordinaire, Paul Rosenberg, the FireFlies play for community and private events, family reunions & celebrations, anniversaries,
birthday parties (all ages!), graduations, back yard picnics, Girl Scout and youth group events, schools, churches,
summer camps, community festivals, harvest dances, apple festivals or winter "cabin fever" dances. Any reason at all!
Dance Video sippets - Conkling Hall, Rensselaerville, NY. Tunes: John Ryan's (Heel & Toe Polka)
/ Red-Haired Boy (contra dance) / Golden Slippers (Virginia Reel)
/ Far Away (waltz)
(1 min. 26 sec.) 33 Meg .wma VIDEO file
Scollay's Reel (mp3)
The FireFlies are available for dances and "background music" (or strolling musicians) for community or private events,
where a little music sets the stage for your community dinner, picnic, social gathering -- either acoustically, or with light amplification.
For dance booking, contact Paul:
(Paul Rosenberg calls for local community and family dances, and excels in teaching beginners, and those that are"dance-shy," as well as families with young children. All dances are taught at a comfortable pace,
step-by-step, and are easy to learn -- easy circle, square, and international folk dances.)
"We were thrilled with the music and dancing you provided. Please tell the band that they are
marvelous. The music created the atmosphere I was hoping for. And, the dancing was spectacular. The instructions
were easy to understand for all ages and it was fantastic to see all my loved ones out on the dance floor. Even those who
didn't dance had a great time watching and listening to the music. Thanks for doing a great job."
-- (Keene, NY)