The Flatland Ramblers
photo by d.j.
The Flatland Ramblers, (formerly known as The Flatland String Band,) a traditional old-time band based in Polk County, Iowa, plays a lively mix of American mountain tunes and Celtic instrumentals. If you like music of the 1800s as it was played in 1975, you'll love this band! Funky enough for a barn dance, hip enough for the coffeehouse, we play 19th century music for the 21st century. Perfect for farmer's markets, Civil War reenactments, Renaissance fairs, céilís, keggers, political rallies, weddings, wakes, hog roasts, hoolies, hoedowns, shindigs and shivarees! The band consists of:

Harvest Home
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Scott Ross: 5-string banjo, cittern, bodhran

Jeanne Witt: flute, piccolo, pennywhistle, mandolin

Barbara Shultz: mandolin, octave mandolin, tenor banjo

Donna Ritchie: guitar, Jew's harp


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Garry Owen
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Hills of Ireland
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...and keep posted on our ever-changing schedule:
The Flatland Ramblers
2016 Iowa Performance Calendar:

Sunday, September 18- 45th Annual Fiddler's Picnic, Noon - 6:00 P.M.
($5 admission.)
(Johnson County Fairgrounds, Iowa City.)

Sunday, October 30- Art Opening Concert, 2:00P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
(Zanzibar's Coffee Adventure, 2723 Ingersoll Ave. Des Moines.)

The Flatland Ramblers will play music in exchange for money:
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