We are the "Flatwater Drifters", an all-woman string band that plays acoustic string instruments, including fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, hammered dulcimer, and string bass.  We specialize in traditional old-time and Irish music, as well as more modern tunes in the old-time genre.  We play a wide-range of tunes including hoe-downs, schottisches, hambos, waltzes, gospel, jigs, hornpipes and slow airs.  Instrumental and vocal harmonies are frequently highlighted.  A great deal of the music we play is intended for dancing, so some tunes include clogging and Irish step-dance routines.


Council Bluffs: Ditmars' Apple Orchard, Western Trails Center, Primrose Retirement Community, Bass Pro Shop, Broadway United Methodist Church
Omaha:  Benson Grind, Morning Star Lutheran Church, Omaha Contra Dance, Class Reunion at Florence Mill
Missouri Valley:  Bluegrass Café, Farm Museum
Lincoln:  The Clawfoot House
Beatrice:  Homestead National Monument


June 20    Scandinavian Midsommar August 29  Broadway Methodist Church
  6:30 p.m., free event  8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services
  67th and Center Streets    First & Broadway, free event
  Omaha, NE       Council Bluffs, IA

August 12  Main Street Market Sept 2      Main Street Market
  5:00 – 8:00 p.m. free event  5:00 – 8:00 p.m., free event
  9th Ave & S. Main Street    9th Ave & S. Main Street
  Council Bluffs, IA     Council Bluffs, IA

August 21  Contra Dance   Sept 4 Applegrass Festival
  Seymour Elementary School Ditmar’s Apple Orchard
  7:30 – 10:00, $6        5:00 p.m., $10 / day; $15 wknd
  Ralston, NE       Off Hwy 6
                 Council Bluffs, IA
August 29  Private Party
  Arrowhead Park

Contact Sheryl Cuba at sjensen46@aol.com (402) 391-8786

Flatwater Drifters