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Caller: Rochester Caller’s Collective
Come celebrate Peggy’s Birthday with us!
Tempest featuring swinging guitar by Chuck Abell and high-energy fiddling by Tim Ball. The callers (Sharon Perry, Chuck Abell, Margaret Mathews, Maxine McDonald, and Bob Fabinski) are a local group of callers who meet regularly in the Dempsey living room to try out new dances and practice calling skills. And tonight, which just happens to be Peggy Dempsey’s birthday, is the perfect evening to celebrate birthdays, dancing, calling, dynamic musicians, and our great community. Don’t miss this dance!
Caller: David Eisenstadter
Jane Knoeck on keyboards, Rachel Bell on accordion, and Tom Santarsiero on guitar, mandolin and banjo. This trio of amazing musicians plays music with a sophisticated French accent: wacky, unconventional, quirky and energetic, their music is always fun and danceable. We welcome back David Eisenstadtler who called for us in July. We truly enjoyed his dances and can’t wait to hear what he brings us this month.
Caller: Sharon Perry
Welcome Back to Megan and Charlie Beller with John Wobus! With style and improvisation, this group brings an excitement to dances not to be missed. One of our local favorites, Sharon Perry, will be calling tonight.
Caller: Fern Bradley
Serendipity is Molly Jaynes, fiddle, Laurie Williams, flute, and Barb Seppeler, keyboard. Fern Bradley has been part of the mid-Atlantic and New England dance scene for more than 25 years. New dancers and experienced dancers alike appreciate her relaxed teaching style, warm voice, and her knack for choosing dances that are just the right fit for the mix of dancers on the floor. What could be better than dancing to live music? Come on out and join us.
Caller: Tom Calwell and Myra Hirschberg
Band: Eric Rounds, Mark Henry and Brian Williams
Great local musicians will be on stage tonight with the easy-to-dance-to, wonderful-to-listen-to music. Tom and Myra are Canadian callers, who specialize in leading dances for all ages and levels of experience. They bring people together on the dance floor with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of fun.
Caller: Sherry Nevins
Band: Over and Under
Sherry Nevins is coming from Seattle to call for us. Come find out what dances are popular on the Left coast!
Over and Under is a long-time favorite local band.
Caller: David Eisenstadter!
Band: Free Raisins!
A young caller from Nelson New Hampshire teams up with Free Raisins, a Boston based band playing energetic New England contra dance music. Free Raisins is Audrey Knuth on Fiddle, Jeff Kaufmann on Mandolin Trumpet and Feet, and Amy Engelsberg on Piano and Accordion.
Caller: Maxine MacDonald
Band: Harmonic Vines (Tom Santarsiero, Werner Cuesters and Anne Maroney)
Excellent, seasoned musicians in a new band formation will provide fun and danceable music. Maxine is known for her well-chosen dances and perfectly timed calls.
Caller: Chuck Abell
Band: Orzechowski and Ball
Tim Ball on fiddle and Sophie Orzechowski on accordion with Chuck adding in some guitar, we’ll have high-powered music tonight.
Caller: Maxine McDonald and Bob Fabinski
Come on out for a good time and to recognize and appreciate our local musicians and callers. Our local talent are the strong foundation on which we build our weekly dance and we’re so glad to have them in our community. Two familiar dancer/callers, Bob Fabinski and Maxine McDonald will share the stage tonight with their well-chosen dances. Musicians will be long-time fiddler Bob Berch, piano player Margaret Mathews, and Jeff Folkins playing concertina and percussion, Chris DeGolyer on accordion, and Mark Dumont on Flute.