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Round Hill Community Band

The Round Hill Community Band is a pick-up ensemble of contra regulars and musicians that performs twice yearly for the Round Hill Country Dances. The group is open to all regardless of instrument or ability level. Tunes range from traditional reels and jigs, Portland Collection compositions, classic klezmer favorites, and selections from the Waltz Books.

Informal playing sessions are held monthly to try out new tunes and practice existing sets. When preparing for a performance, the band meets more frequently as schedules allow to rehearse as a group.

Interested in joining the band? Want to be added to the mailing list? Contact band coordinator Oliver Gaffney at

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Want to take a peek at the music? It's all right here! Tunes are posted as PDF sheet music for convenient viewing and printing

Unless otherwise noted, music is below in is concert pitch (C) or bass clef. If you would like to have it transposed, please contact Oliver and let him know what instrument you play. 

The community band is grateful to the work of Mickey Koth who graciously wrote the bass parts and reformatted the melody parts with additional harmonies. Additionally, we would like to acknowledge the hard work of the New Haven Jammers, SPUDs, and other pickup bands who have made their music available for use. These arrangements represent the generous contributions of others and should not be used for commercial purposes.

Contra Sets                                                                                                                                                       Melody        Bass Parts

Ale Brider / Russian Two Step / Carpathian Tune

Klezmer, Russian, Ukrainian

Calliope House / Fair Jenny's Jig / Little Burnt Potato

Modern, Quebecois

Cluck Old Hen / Elzic's Farewell / Home With The Girls in the Morning

Ale Brider / Russian Two Step / Carpathian Tune

Down the Brae / Wandering Ghost / Coleman's March

Scottish, Modern, Traditional

Forest Wedding / Rampant Tolerance


Ma Yofus / Moshe Emes


The Quarry Cross / Karen's Kitchen / On the Danforth

Irish, Modern

The Rolling Waves / La Maison de Glace / Early in the Year

Irish, Quebecois, Modern

Swallowtail Jig / Road to Lisdoonvarna / Kesh Jig

Irish Traditional

Thème Vannitaise / Saint Patrick's Andro / The Wren

Breton (An Dro)

Tripping to the Well / Britches Full of Stitches / Sean Ryan's Polka

Irish Traditional

Varshaver Freylehks / Yibone Hamikdosh / Kolomeike

Klezmer, Ukrainian

Waltzes                                                                                                                                                             Melody        Bass Parts

Flatbush Waltz

Klezmer (Andy Statman)

Round Hill Waltz #1

Original Composition by Ken Knox, Round Hill Country Dances

Sunrise, Sunset

Klezmer (Fiddler on the Roof)

Tamo Deleko


Tennessee Waltz

Traditional (Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King)

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