Welcome!

Beverly and Shana
Beverly and Shana

Welcome, we’re String Equinox! We have been playing a wide array of music together for over 20 years. We call and play New England barn dances, square dances, and contradances. We enjoy playing many types of music from Celtic to Klezmer.¬† We sing songs we like, old and new, and some of our own.

We perform in all types of venues, give workshops, teach music, coach bands, and were co-founders of the Cape Cod Mandolin Camp. If you’d like music and/or a dance for a party, wedding, or event of any kind (doesn’t everything go better with music?) please give us a call at 603-941-4947.

If there is something you are looking for that you don’t see here, you may find it at shanasongs.com or beverlywoods.net.

Coming up – February/March 2024

We’ll be playing and calling another Freeport Harraseeket Grange Dance on Sunday, February 25th, 3-5:30 pm.

We really enjoyed the amazing  Fiddle Hell live event, November 2-5, 2023! The next one will be online, April 11-14, 2024.

We’re taking some time to record an album of some of our original tunes this winter. Stay tuned!


We made a prerecorded concert for Last Night Wolfeboro online, 2020.

Band Craft Workshops, November 2023-January 2024

Hello musical friends,

This workshop is for anyone who plays traditional dance music – jigs, reels, waltzes, polkas – who wants to learn more about how to successfully play this music with other musicians.

Our first session is this coming Friday, November 10, from 6:30-8pm in the Tamworth Town House. There will be 2 more sessions on the 2nd Fridays of December 2023 and January 2024.

Bandcraft will be taught by Shana Aisenberg and Beverly Woods, who play together as String Equinox. We’ve each been playing this music for decades, and we’ve played it together for the last 27 years. We hope to help you successfully join the wonderful world of New England traditional dance music.

First session: Want to join a jam but not sure if you are ready? Want to know what to do if you want to sit in with a band, or join a band? Some of the subjects we will cover:

*Jam etiquette

*Band etiquette

*How to collaborate effectively with other musicians, and how this varies with what instrument you are playing.

Future sessions: Session 2: Rhythm: How to Build Groove Together, December 8.
Session 3: Arranging and Harmony, January 12.

This program is generously supported by the Tamworth Foundation and the Tamworth Outing Club. We are grateful for their support, which enables us to offer this series of workshops free of charge. Hope you’ll join us!