allen lutins - folk/ethnic musician


I've been playing music professionally since the late 20th century. I lead Musica Universalis, an acoustic (primarily European medieval/baroque) ensemble, and perform regularly with a number of folk and ethnic ensembles, including Klez Project, Rosetree, The Playford Gang and the Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble.

My primary instruments are clarinet, Irish whistles and guitar. I also play oboe, Turkish saz and various percussion instruments, and received two years of training in Hindustani music on the sitar. The genres I typically play include Celtic, klezmer, Scandinavian, early European, folk and bluegrass.

I can be contacted at contact.


Recent & Upcoming Performances:

Date/Time Group Event Venue Location
Sun Jun 28 Musica Universalis New York Faerie Festival Market Stage Ouaquaga, NY
Tue Jul 21
7:30 pm
Klez Project Free Summer Concert Series Kiplinger Theatre, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts Ithaca, NY
Sat Jul 25 Klezmer Kings private celebration Wells College Aurora, NY
Sat Aug 15 Klezmer Kings Concert Morgan Opera House Aurora, NY
Sat Aug 29
10 & 11 am
Rosetree Contra dance demonstration at Otsiningo Farmer's Market Otsiningo Park Binghamton, NY
Sun Aug 30 Rosetree Binghamton PorchFest West Side neighborhood Binghamton, NY
Sat Sep 19
10 - noon
Rosetree Otsiningo Farmer's Market Otsiningo Park Binghamton, NY
Sun Sep 20 Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble performance Willard Chapel Auburn, NY
Fri Oct 16 Rosetree Tompkins County Country Dance Bethel Grove Community Center Ithaca, NY
Fri Nov 6 Rosetree Cooperstown Contra Dance First Presbyterian Church Cooperstown, NY

"Melnick's Bulgar" performed with the Cornell University Klezmer at Willard Chapel in Auburn, NY.

last updated 22 July 2015