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Eric Rollnick
Eric RollnickDrums and Percussion
Eric Rollnick began playing drums at the age of eight with a Drum and Bugle Corp in New Jersey. Since then, percussion has always been a part of his life. He played in rock bands in his teen years and later branched out into blues and jazz.

It was another 20 years before he was bitten by the “Pan Jumbie”. In 1980, the mesmerizing sound of steel band at a music festival near his new home in New Hampshire captured Eric’s musical interest, and started him on his journey into pan culture. Eric’s desire to learn the craft of building and playing Pan led him (in 1989) on the first of what has become a yearly pilgrimage to the birthplace of Pan — the republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Here Eric learned firsthand the pan’s development and history. He feels much gratitude towards the pan crafters and players who taught him their art, and shared their techniques and skills with him. In 1994, Eric formed the five-member band Mango Groove, which plays throughout New Hampshire and New England. In addition, Eric presents comprehensive workshops and presentations on pan, and the culture of Trinidad and Tobago from which the pan came into being.

Eric has a B.S. in elementary education. He is on the faculty at The Mountain Top Music Center in Conway, NH. where he teaches percussion. He directs the community steel band “Steel Dreams” in Conway NH. and builds and tunes pans for steel bands throughout New England. His other endeavors include playing African drums, and calling Contra dances. In between gigs, you can find him building pans at his music store, Ajaja Music in Conway NH.

NEW ORDERING SYSTEM!

The green “CONCERT SCHEDULE AND RESERVATIONS” button on this page will take you to a schedule of concerts. There is no need to sign in to view the schedule, but when you click “Add to Cart” to reserve seats, you will be asked to sign in with a user ID and password. If you have bought a concert ticket in the last several years, that info was emailed to you on or around April 26, 2018. If you have misplaced your info, click on “Forgot” and enter the primary email for your household (the one that receives concert directions and/or invoices from Mt Top). That address will then receive an email with your credentials (you may have to check your spam).  You can also call our office between 10 and 5  Monday through Thursday and we will give you your information. If you are a new user (never registered for a lesson, purchased a concert ticket, or recently donated to Mountain Top), you must create an account in order to purchase a concert ticket. You will receive email confirmation of your payment.

A few hints:

  • The Firefox browser is not supported, and the system is not optimized for mobile devices, although it may work OK on tablets.
  • To see concerts in chronological order, select Sort By Start Date in the upper-right corner of the listing screen.
  • Ignore any references to selecting a “pay plan.”

IMPORTANT: When making a credit card payment, please the note the check box below. If left unchecked, your credit card will be securely saved in our system, and will replace any card we currently have on file.

 

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