The Pinewoods Band

The Pinewoods Band showcases the far-reaching talents of an eclectic and spirited group of musicians who have been playing together at home in Greater Boston and throughout the US and Canada since 1991. Their energy, wit and enthusiasm are matched by an amazing breadth of repertoire, instrumental command, and spontaneity.

Over the decades, The Pinewoods Band has worked with many popular folk dance teachers, either at Pinewoods Camp or at other camps and festivals.

  • Susan Worland: violin
  • Ralph Iverson: violin, gadulka, saxophone, flute, tambura, kaval
  • Brian Wilson: violin, clarinet, vocals
  • Patrick Yacono: clarinet, kaval, gajda, vocals
  • Julia Poirier: guitar, vocals
  • David Skidmore: percussion, clarinet, kaval, whistle, vocals
  • Barbara Pixton: bass, vocals
  • Tom Pixton: band leader, accordion, vocals, arranger

"...picture this band late at night, in some smokey ill-lit Greek café, trading tunes with a local folk violinist while knocking back shots of retsina kourtak." —Greenman Review, March 2001

The Pinewoods Band is in residence at the FAC Pinewoods International Dance and Music Week and at the FAC Oktoberfest International Dance and Music Weekend.