Rounders ~ '...young men, carefree and assertive in spirit, 
often risqué and associated with the banjo...'

Who ARE the Reed Island Rounders??
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Who are the people in this photo????
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We're looking forward to all the fine fiddlers' conventions
and festivals this summer!
See you there!


We are proud to introduce our new CD!!
"Wild Goose Chase"

Wild Goose Chase CD cover
Betty Vornbrock ~ fiddle
Kirk Sutphin ~ banjo & fiddle
Billy Cornette ~ guitar & vocals
Hilary Dirlam ~ bass

We have rescheduled our trip to Charleston, SC
for MARCH 17,18,19, 2017!
March 17, 2017
Concert in Charleston, SC

March 18-19, 20176
Old Time Music Workshops
at Folly Beach, SC
Fiddle, Banjo, Bass & Guitar classes
in a beautiful beach setting!

RIR - Kirk Sutphin, Betty Vornbrock, Billy Cornette

Many thanks to all who helped make our 2014 Southwest Tour a success!
To our friends, old and new, who hosted us, the organizers of the FFOTM, AFTM, and Judy Muldawer, and all the music lovers and dancers who came out to see us!

The best quote of the trip, from an enthusiastic dancer at our Flagstaff house Concert:
"You were throwing it down, and I was finding my groove!"

Big thanks also to our bandmates for the trip, for their music and friendship. Hilary Dirlam is such a fine musician, and hats off to Scott for being our fearless driver!

moon crop

Lanesboro, MN ~ May 18-21, 2017

The Bluff Country Gathering is a four-day event presenting traditional American music, dance and singing styles.
The Rounders will join the other wonderful staff in leading workshops and playing for concert sets and dances!

Janie's Jumpstart
March 24-26, 2017 Oxford PA
Old Time Music Weekend for Fiddle, Clawhammer Banjo, and Stringband!

Janie Rothfield (banjo and fiddle),
Betty Vornbrock (fiddle),
Shona Carr (banjo and singing),
Gailanne Amundsen (banjo and singing)
and Billy Cornette, Kellie Allen and Pete Peterson (wildcard classes and Stringband)

Billy on national TV!
In 1962 and again on April 4th, 2012 -
broadcast on NBC's "Rock Center".
Here's a teaser ~ watch for a young Billy!

play clip



 CD Recordings & clips:
"Goin' Back"
"Hand Me Downs"

"Wild Goose Chase"

Burning Wolf Records Other Recordings:
"Side by Side"

Betty & J.P. Fraley
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Support local music along the Crooked Road Music Trail in SW Virginia & North Carolina! Look for the Rounders and other fine Old-Time & Bluegrass bands in the line-up at the Rex Theater in downtown Galax, VA!

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