The Music - bluegrass, folk and rootsy vocals on guitar and 5 string banjo. Traditional Scottish, Irish, Cajun and Appalachian instrumentals. The mix of music can be considered as eclectic by some.......but definitely enjoyable by most terms. The instrumental music was commonly played as dance music, for simple enjoyment in a parlor type setting or a night in a pub. The instrumentals commonly consist of jigs, reels, waltzes, slow aires and marches. Over time, and mostly due to appreciation of “all things fun and musical”...Ciro has added Scottish smallpipes, Great Highland Bagpipes, button accordion and bowed dulcimer to his array of instruments.
Ciro Lo Pinto – Ciro is a transplant to Jim Thorpe via Tioga County, PA, New York and New Jersey. A career in agriculture brought Ciro lastly to PA. Ciro comes primarily from a Bluegrass music tradition; playing 5 string Banjo and flatpicking Guitar. Ciro also brings Cajun Button Accordion to some of the “rootsier” numbers. Ciro also plays with the Penn-York Highlanders/Ladies from Hell Bagpipe and Drum Marching Band from Athens, Pennsylvania. Ciro has brought the addition of Scottish Smallpipes to his repertoire of instrumentals... between banjo, bagpipes and accordion he plays what are probably the three most polarizing instruments known to mankind... as in "everyone who likes them stand here... and if you don't, then stand there". Ciro's Great Highland Bagpipes are available for weddings, funerals, orchard wassailing and small, mostly local,border disputes. Ciro is available as a solo performer, sideman or most lately as a duo with keyboardist and trumpet player John Bruner... more on that later.