Talisman has delighted audiences at festivals, fairs, concert halls, pubs, weddings, farmers markets, rallies, and fundraisers since 1994. The band’s hammered dulcimer, fiddle, flutes & whistles, guitar, and voices — delivering a percolating blend of Celtic, New England, Appalachian, and original tunes and songs — stir the feet and give the brain’s pleasure receptors a friendly nudge. Known for its “imaginative arrangements” (Victory Review), the band draws on 300 years of dance music and songs from the Celtic and American folk traditions, often creatively weaving old tunes into modern songs. Talisman can soothe, but they more often turn listeners into dancers with expertly tackled jigs, polkas, and reels.