Box and String is the duo of Bill Quern and Sarah Gowan. They play instrumental traditional roots music from the American Appalachians, England, Canada, Scandinavia, and France as well as their own original music composed in traditional styles. With a combined instrument collection that includes guitar, mandolin, concertina, melodeon, 4 & 5 string banjo, fiddle, harmonica, jaw harp and foot percussion, they provide a varied and entertaining program.
Bill and Sarah enjoy playing for traditional dancing — squares, contra, French, waltz — as well as for listening and special events. They're also part of Coracree and other dance bands.