(recorders, whistle, doumbek)
Phone: (617) 291-7186
Chimney Swift is a groovy, eclectic band based in the Boston area, known for their unusual instrumentation and innovative musical choices. The band hatched out of a fortuitous Youth Dance Weekend rideshare in 2015 when Cecile, a classically trained cellist, and Zoë, a self-taught accordionist, ended up in a car for three hours together, started jamming regularly, and decided to take their show on the road. With the addition of Daniel, a former prog-rock and fingerstyle guitarist who had recently fallen in love with the hearty sound of the cittern, and Yaron, a versatile international music and dance leader with a well-spent youth in industrial and techno, the band has developed an exciting and unique sound.
They have enjoyed playing for dances in a range of settings including big dances, tiny dances, outdoor dances, a science fiction convention, a folk festival, a techno contra, and a wedding. Their tunes and arrangements draw inspiration from Anglo-American dance tunes, various international styles, and whatever off the wall idea someone mentioned as a joke in practice last week.