Bands

JEREMIAH McLANE & TIMOTHY CUMMINGS (a.k.a. ‘Wheezer & Squeezer’)

From L to R: Cummings & McLane in Northampton, Massachusetts

Jeremiah McLane and Timothy Cummings are a high-powered and one-of-a-kind Vermont-based duo who share music rooted in the traditional dance repertoire of Northwestern Europe.  Masters of the piano accordion and quieter, bellows-blown bagpipes, they create a beguiling, and at times orchestral, blend which utterly subverts the common stereotypes of their Old World instruments.  McLane and Cummings —affectionately nicknamed “Wheezer & Squeezer”— most often draw from an ‘Auld Alliance’ repertoire that includes bourrées from central France, the hanter dro from Brittany, triple-time hornpipes from the Scottish Border region, and compelling originals reflecting these influences.

TRITON: Timothy Cummings, Jeremiah McLane, and Alex Kehler

Triton in Sherbrooke, Québec (photo S.Kehler)

In 2017 Alex Kehler joined Tim and Jeremiah as a guest collaborator, adding a plethora of strings to this reedy duo.  Hailing from the Eastern Townships of Québec, Alex deepens the French connection to their ‘Auld Alliance’, as well as introducing Scandinavian flare with fiddle, Swedish nyckelharpa, and låtmandola.

As a trio, their performances are unified by their zeal and musical craftsmanship, and punctuated with brief commentary on the music and their instruments. Now known as Triton, this rare, captivating ensemble inspires both feet and spirits to dance, and is simply not to be missed.

Triton in Shelburne, Vermont (photo: M.Wesley)

To hear Jeremiah and Tim, and to learn about their award-winning 2016 album, The Wind Among the Reeds, please visit their McLane & Cummings website.

www.wheezerandsqueezer.com

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