Jon Berger Plays an Original Country Dance

by | May 2, 2021 | Compositions, Folk, Music

Sebastopol fiddler Jon Berger composed this tune the style of an English Country Dance.  He is joined here by Rebecca King on piano; Jon and Rebecca are two thirds of the band Persons of Quality.  Jon’s wife Kalia Kliban, who made the pegs on the Redwood Violin, is a prominent English Country Dance caller.  She promises to write a dance with violin references, which will be performed for a participating audience, as soon as Covid restrictions are lifted. 

I wrote this tune because I thought it would be nice to have a local violinist play a locally composed tune on the all-local violin. I did cheat slightly; the pianist is my long-time musical collaborator Rebecca King, who lives in Napa County. – Jon Berger