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Step In Time: Bio

Step In Time

Step In Time got their name from Marcia and Monte’s need to "mix things up", musically speaking. They perform music of all genres, from all ages, while staying true to the spirit and energy of Celtic music. Outstanding vocals, a wide variety of instruments, and a "not your typical" repertoire make this duo's music best described as CelticEclectic.

Marcia Jones - Vocals, Highland Bagpipes, Small pipes, Pennywhistle, Flute, Concertina, Recorder, Harmonica, Ocarina, Fife

Marcia Collins- Jones is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with many years of performance experience. In addition to her musicianship, Marcia also has years of theatrical experience lending to her stage presence. Marcia has a Master's Degree in Education which she puts to use as a workshop facilitator for instruments, vocals and music history. In addition to her partnership in Step In Time, Marcia is a founder/music coordinator for the five member Celtic Circle Ceilidh Band, contemporary music trio Limerick and classical/acapella trio Air'Peritif.  Marcia is a bagpiper with the MacKenzie Highlanders Pipes and Drums and performs with Old Fort Niagara Field Musick as a fifer.

Monte Jones - Vocals, Guitar, Irish Bouzouki, Bodhran, Cittern, tenor drum

Monte Jones has many years of performance experience having performed with 11 diverse bands. Monte is an accomplished actor performing for many years in community and college theatre. He has also produced, directed and acted in dinner theatre productions at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base. You can also see Monte (if you don’t blink) in two movies; "Vamping" with Patrick Duffy and the more recent "Fly Away Home". Monte is also a leather carver specializing in Celtic motifs. Monte is a Tenor Drummer with the MacKenzie Highlanders pipes and drums corp., and provides educational workshops on Irish drumming techniques and leather carving. Monte is also a member of the Celtic Circle Ceilidh Band and Limerick band.

Venues

Step In Time has performed at: Amherst Highland Games; Jamestown Celtic Festival; Niagara Celtic Festival; Buffalo Irish Festival; Herschell Carrousel Museum Renaissance Faire; Evangola Pirate Festival; Penn Dixie Pirate Festival; Wellsville Music on the Lawn Concert Series; Youngstown Summer Concert Series; Ransomville Country Fair; Lewiston Country Fair; 1st Presbyterian Church Gift of Music Concert Series; Allegheny Folk Festival (Performers/Workshop facilitators); Robert Burns Dinner - Riverside Presbyterian Church; Buffalo Scottish Rights Robert Burns Dinner; Amherst Museum Robert Burns Dinner; Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Burns Dinner; Buffalo Irish Center; Hennessey's Irish Pub; Morrissey's Irish Pub; McCarthy's Irish Pub; The Irishman Pub; Piper's Alley; Niagara Casino and at numerous private functions and special events.

As former members of the Celtic Band Heirloom - Marcia and Monte have performed in the UK at the Cramlington Folk Festival and Cramlington Folk Club in Cramlington England; Clachaig Inn - Glencoe Scotland; Puffer Bar - Easdale Island Argyll Scotland; Carrick-A-Rede Pub in Ballintoy, Northern Ireland. In the US at Bethlehem Celtic Classic, Central NY Celtic Festival, Edinboro Highland Games, Ligonier Highland Games, Long Lake Irish Festival, Maine Highland Games, Southern New Hampshire Scottish Games.