Arise & Go is an exciting Celtic trio from Ithaca, NY, performing a show rooted in the dance music of Ireland, Scotland and Atlantic Canada. Blending pipes, whistles, fiddle, and guitar, the group’s varied musical backgrounds combine to produce a sound which is both rooted in tradition and uniquely fresh and driving.
The trio met playing in the Irish session scene in Ithaca, NY. After playing together for several years in this setting, members Ellie, Tim, and Michael decided a more formal collaboration could hold some exciting possibilities. Each member brings unique musical elements into the mix giving Arise & Go a distinct sound capped off with what one reviewer called, their extreme “precision and energy”.
Ellie Goud (fiddle) hails from Saint John, New Brunswick (Can) and grew up steeped in the Atlantic Canadian, Cape Breton, and French Canadian fiddle traditions.
Tim Ball (guitar) is a Watkins Glen, NY native who performs throughout the northeast as a contra dance musician. A versatile, sensitive musician on both fiddle and guitar, Tim lends a driving guitar style to Arise & Go.
Michael Roddy (uilleann pipes, border pipes, smallpipes, and whistles) is from Utica, NY and performs and teaches regularly throughout the Northeast as a soloist and with the Mohawk Valley Frasers Pipe Band.
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