English Dance Pianist

Cynthia has been playing for English Country and Contra dancing for many years.  Her home base is New York's Country Dance New York.  But she has also played dances, dance weeks and weekends at CDSS's Pinewoods Camp, The John C. Campbell Folk School, Princeton Country Dancers, Germantown Country Dancers, Long Island Traditional Music Association, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Malle, Belgium.  She has worked with such dance callers as Philippe Callens, Andrew Shaw, Gene Murrow, Graham Christian, Beverly Francis and Paul Ross. She plays with The Fish Family contra band and other musician partners including Naomi Morse, Tom Phillips, Gene Murrow, Paul Friedman, Barbara Greenberg, Dan Beerbohm, Daron Douglas to name a few.  

Playing for CDNY Dance
Playing for CDNY Dance

Playing Piano for CDNY Dance

Singing a song I wrote at CDNY
Singing a song I wrote at CDNY

Cynthia Shaw singing a tribute song she wrote.

Malle, Belgium
Malle, Belgium

Cynthia Shaw in Malle, Belgium playing piano for a dance weekend.

ECD in Malle, Belgium
ECD in Malle, Belgium

John Hymas, Philippe Callens, Andrew Shaw and me

Silliness at CDNY
Silliness at CDNY

Cynthia Shaw, David Simonoff, Jody Kruskal, Joan, Jeff Bary, Margaret Bary at Country Dance New York Dance.

Piano Hands
Piano Hands

Cynthia Shaw Hands on the piano.