Down Home Frolic

About Us

DAN GARDELLA is a fiddler extradonaire

with a vast repertorie of folk music from

around the world. First inspired by Darby

O'Gill and the Little People, Dan will

entertain you with tunes from the Emerald

Isle. He will get your feet tapping with

Southern Hoedowns and New England

square dance tunes. Also, expect to hear

haunting airs, beautiful waltzes, polkas and

early 20th century standards. Dan has won

numerous trophies for his fiddling

excellence. He regularly entertains for

audiences of all ages including schools,

fairs, town events and nursing homes.


Together they weave an uplifting

tapestry of music that appeals to

audiences of all ages.

FRAN BLOCK is a musician &

storyteller with an infectious stage

presence. Her rhythmic banjo style

will get your feet tapping and your

hands clapping. Fran accompanies

Dan on a variety of instruments

including banjo, spoons, limber jack,

and ukulele. Fran's experience

working with children and

performance, includes school-wide

enrichment programs, music

production for major advertising

clients and features films and town

events and libraries.

Fran also plays with Origami and Storygami which is an educational and fun experience for all ages.