The Moving Violations
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The Moving Violations

Band Folk Celtic


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The best kept secret in music


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2 CDs: "Faster than a Walk", and "Quick Spin"

Samples may be heard at or at CDbaby


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About the Band:

The Moving Violations have a playful, lawless energy that transcends borders of countries and encourages spontaneity and improvisation. Original compositions, Celtic, Eastern European, New England Traditional, Scandinavian, Klezmer, and Classical are all fair game at a Moving Violations contra dance. While these combinations make unusual bedfellows, the band can show you how even a Balkan "Kolo" can work well for a contra dance. Although obviously not attached to tradition, the band prefers acoustic instruments, including piano, and never loses sight that this is dance music.


"This wonderfully talented quintet of players [. . .] revolutionized the New England dance scene by playing traditional tunes in strange and wonderful ways."

-- T.D. Sing Out magazine

"The Moving Violations presents another side of contra music, with a fusion approach that adds their arrangements of dance tunes from Scandanavia and Eastern Europe to contra's Anglo-Celtic framework, all played with affectionate abandon. Their smoothly layered sound is as diverse as their repertoire, as twin fiddles blend with various mixtures of piano, accordion, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, and percussion."

--Tom Nelligan, Dirty Linen magazine