Les Amis is a Pasadena-based quartet of musicians who perform traditional dance music of North America. Their repertoire combines elements of Irish, Scottish, Old-Time, Finnish, and Quebecois music. The multi-instrumentalists perform on flutes, harmonica, accordions, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and percussion. They have played together at contradances, music festivals, street fairs, and private celebrations for over 10 years.



Carol Burrill is a classically-trained musician with a degree in flute performance. She discovered the hammered dulcimer and the world of traditional music in 1993. She has been a regular performer and teacher of hammered dulcimer for over ten years. She was the 1995 All-California dulcimer champion. She has performed live in the studios of Arts and Roots Radio, KCSN 88.5 fm. She performed on stage at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Christmas Eve 2007, and the program was broadcast on KCET to an estimated one million viewers.



Ned Boyer Harmonica and recorder.


Mark Burrill Accordion, concertina and foot percussion. Mark Burrill is former trombone player turned button accordionist. He also provides Québécois-style foot percussion for the band. He’s been a member of the band since its start in 2001. His other singular achievement is being married to Carol


Jim Scheel has been playing guitar off and on for about 30 years. He has studied a variety of styles including blues and jazz, but has loved fiddle tunes since he started playing. When he plays with Les Amis, you can hear some of the other influences in his playing from vamping closed chords to bassy glissandos.
Daniel Slosberg

Daniel Slosberg frequently plays fiddle with Les Amis. When he's not playing with Les Amis, Daniel also has a one man show that he performs.

"Daniel Slosberg performs his one man show, Pierre Cruzatte: A Musical Journey Along the Lewis & Clark Trail in schools, libraries, museums, and historical sites throughout the country. Many living historians portray other members of the expedition. Slosberg, however, offers a unique depiction of the expedition's main boatman and fiddler in a show which has been called "a delightful program of music and monologue," (Mike Ferguson, Baker City Herald).

To learn more about Daniel, please visit his website http://www.cruzatte.com



Friends of Les Amis


Marie Bruno (pronounced "Mary") Marie will sit in for Jim on guitar when Jim cannot make it to a gig. She has been an active member in the Los Angeles contra dance and folk communities for many years.