Ballard Park Summer Concert Series will feature Atlantic Crossing on Thursday, August 19th at 7:00 P.M.
For over two decades Atlantic Crossing have been rocking the contra dance halls of New England and beyond and entrancing concert audiences with paintings in song of local history and more. Their music, drawn from the Celtic traditions of the British Isles as well as from Maritime and French Canada, lifts audiences from their seats, transports dancers to ever greater delight and strikes joyous notes at celebrations
Atlantic Crossing have released six albums, the most recent in 2016, as well as one compilation CD. Each is a mix of traditional and the band's own original material, both dance tunes and songs, with only occasional covers. Their repertoire delves into the music of their Vermont home and the wider New England region, including ballads and tunes from the Helen Hartness Flanders collection, bringing them to life once more for future generations. Local history is also a significant theme of their original compositions, and, for their contribution to the State's heritage, they were designated American Masterpiece Artists by the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Folklife Center in a joint program, now discontinued.